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Dell 160n will not turn on. The above "fix" makes NO SENSE! Has NOTHING TO DO with a paper jam. And the FIRST instruction says to "turn off printer". How can one turn it off when it WON'T TURN ON????

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Remove all cables except for the power cord.

If the on-off switch does not turn it on, there may be an internal fuse that has blown.
I looked at a picture of the back of this printer but didn't see an easily accessible fuse.
(Maybe you can find it)

This assumes, of course, that you are actually sending power to the printer - are you sure
the AC cable is good and there is power at the printer?

Of course, you can always call Dell tech support or go to support.dell.com

Posted on Dec 31, 2010

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