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IP1500 won't power on

It's plugged in, the plug it's plugged into works. There doesn't seem to be anything wrong with the cord. It worked fine with no problems about a week ago, and it's just been sitting there since then. I tried unplugging and replugging it, hooked it up to my laptop and restarted the laptop. I can't really think of anything else to do.

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Re: iP1500 won't power on

Is the usb cord plugged in properly, try reconnecting the data ribbon from the print heads to the printer. hope this helps

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