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My HP Deskjet 1280 will not switch on with units power switch, though power is getting to the unit. What could the problem be?

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  • gderek Jul 06, 2009

    How can I check which one has failed?


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The switch has failed - or the main board has failed.
If the main board failed - it is recommended to purchase another printer - as the cost of repair will be more than a new unit with warranty.

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Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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    blueextc3221 Jul 06, 2009

    You will need to disassemble the printer, and using your multimeter - verify there is power at the main board transformer. Then measure voltage at the switch as well.

    Once open - a fuse may be evident as well on the board. Check it for continuty and replace if necessary.


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