Thanks for an easy and smart fix, Nostalgia! I was just getting ready to take the printer apart and look for a fuse when I was lucky enough to stumble on your solution. Had the same lightning issue....and was plugged into a surge protector....but my MP830 was totally dark....no evidence of power. I unplugged it for twenty minutes as you recommended....and now it's working like a charm. Thanks!
Hey, I'm glad to have helped. And thanks for letting me know.
One more thing that I found that helps me a lot...if you unplug the printers usb cable from your computer before you boot up or reboot the computer, your boot up time will (most likely) decrease substantially! Depending on your settings, the computer tries to read the memory card slots on the printer in an attempt to boot from them (just like booting from a cd or floppy) which adds major lag time to a boot up. Just plug the cable back in after the boot.
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If you have no indication that there is any power, no lights, no movement, it is very likely that you need a logic board. The part costs more than the unit is worth. It wont do you any good to take it apart.
hello, sorry about failure, the problem is the purge unit, the pump section has come apart and jams, sometimes locking carrige in place, but i have also seen the wiping section jamming against the actual piece that makes contact with the printhead. if that is the issue. problem though is the carraige is locked on right side, that is hard, the covers will have to be removed. i found a way to repair the actual purge unit without replacing, it fairly easy, requires thin piece of metal and super glue to lock in place
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.
night be wise to look on Canon driver website to see if there is any updates for your problem or it might be wise to download easy photo print ex. thats the new version. http://software.canon-europe.com/