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Power problem My c6180 started acting as though it was unplugged a few months ago. If we unplugged it and plugged it back in it would work, but would usually go off again before the next time we used it. Then about two weeks ago it got to where it would turn back on but before you could print anything it would shut off again, and now we can't use it at all. Is it the power cord?

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