My HL 1440 is about 3 years old, and suddenly today it won't turn on. Tried unplugging, re-plugging; switching to other outlets/power strips; nothing works. No lights, nothing. Has this happened to anyone? Is it dead?
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This may be a longshot, but many electronic devices like TVs, dryers with electronic computerized controls, entertainment systems like the Wii, and other devices sometimes get "confused" and won't turn on, turn off, or otherwise work properly, perhaps due to a small power surge in your AC line.
I've found that one of the first things to try when it appears to be a failure of the electronics and not a mechanical issue is to unplug the device at the wall (to make sure that any power adapter is also unplugged) and wait about 10 minutes for any residual electric charge to dissipate. Then plug the device back in and give it a try. This has worked with a television, a Wii console, an electric clothes dryer, and some other devices that I thought had died for good. This may explain why sometimes a device is taken to a repair shop and it works fine.
There are, of course, other reasons that the unit won't turn on, but I would try this first before looking for other reasons for the problem.
Then unplug the power cord from the power outlet. Wait at least 10 seconds before re-plugging the power cord into the power outlet in the wall (bypass any power strip) and the power adapter into the printer. This will give enough time for the printer to reset itself. If printer won't automatically turn on, press the power button. If that doesn't help, please contact Lexmark Technical Support Center for additional assistance.
Try to unplug the power adapter from the printer. Disconnect the power cord from the power outlet in the wall.
Wait at least 10 seconds before you re-plug the power cord into the power outlet (bypass any power strips or surge devices). Re-plug the power adapter into the printer. If printer won't automatically power on, press the power button. If that doesn't help, please contact Lexmark Technical Support Center for additional assistance.