Question about Office Equipment & Supplies
I noticed it had not backed up for 10 days, and when I try turning on the power, it does not respond. I tried plugging it into a different outlet, but still nor response. How do I get my data off it, and is it recoverable?
If this is a desktop, remove the side panel and blow it out using a shop vac in the blow mode. Blow out the dust and cobwebs. Worth a try. Jack
Posted on Nov 23, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: printer suddenly dead
It's possible the power supply died, however, there is a 3amp fuse on the slide in power unit that could have blown. I would check it before taking it to the recycling pile. If you mess with it be careful around capacitors, they'll hold a charge even if not connect to power for several days.
Posted on Nov 26, 2006
SOURCE: My pixma ip3000 wont turn on
This sounds suspiciously like a problem chronic to a certain type of power supply called a 'switcher' that uses a technique that employs high frequencies in the power conversion process and is caused almost always by the use of cheap capacitors in the path of high frequencies. The value of the capacitor shrinks from decay of the electrolytic solution used in these parts.
Currently, there are millions of these parts in circulation with a defective solution (poorly made in China) used in their manufacture causing failures in many different electronic devices.
The typical symptom is either a failure to turn on when powered up or simply stopping.
It is a problem that was endemic in certain fax machines in the 90s and since they were more expensive then, it made sense to remove the supply and repair them.
Quite frankly, this weakness earned me thousands of dollars as a sideline and once I had established the failure mode, I added a 50 cent part then could guarantee the repair for the 'life of the machine' and never had a single return out of many hundreds of repairs.
Unfortunately for owners, is the need for a capacitance meter to locate the faulty part and they cost more than a replacement printer.
If anyone has the instrument, the technical skills, and wishes to 'try this at home,' email me and I will detail what to look for.
Posted on Jun 10, 2008
Sounds like the power outage was a power surge and destroyed your printer, especially if your printer was not plugged into a power surge protector strip. Check with others in your apartment to see if they experienced the same. If so, your landlord may be responsible and can put in a claim. If your printer is still under warranty, contact Canon. Also, check to see if this item is covered by tenant insurance, if you have coverage. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
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