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MY PRINTER WILL NOT TURN ON OR OFF. NOT ABLE TO PRINT ANYTHING AS IT IS NOT CONNECTED ACCORDING TO THE PROMPT ON MY COMPUTER. HOWEVER ALL THE CONNECTIONS ARE IN PLACE. THE AC ADAPTOR IS HUMMING. I UNPLUGGED THE ADAPTOR AND THE HUMMING STOPPED. THE ADAPTOR IS HOT TO TOUCH. DO I NEED A NEW ADAPTOR? WHERE CAN I FIND ONE? OR IS THE PROBLEM WITH THE ON OFF BUTTON?

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It is possible that the printer has a short in the main board. SO first of all remove the adapter and see it this heats up without connecting to the printer, check the voltage of the adapter.
If Ok then open printer and check the input power line .Use a multimeter to check for short, if not been able to check a short connect adapter and see if any component is heating.if so the component /IC is confimed to be short.
Only if the printer powers up do we need to install software, connecct printer to be detected to complete installation.
Confirm/credit me if you get this right.

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