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WONT POWER ON when plugged into a known good power source

What do I do? It does not power on. When I listen closely to the unit when plugging it in it makes a small pop noise, and that's it!!!! Damn it all anyway. Can anybody help me or tell me what I need to do to fix the power failure? Thank you, Shilowest

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This is from the FAQ on a similar model (the 770). My guess is that it won't be much help, but who knows... : The machine is not receiving a power signal. Make sure the power cord is plugged securely to the power outlet. If a surge protector or an extension cord is being used, disconnect them and plug the fax machine's power cord directly to the power outlet. If the fax machine is still not receiving a power signal, try plugging the machine's power cord into a different outlet on another circuit breaker. Good luck

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