We had a power outage and the printer will not turn on. It is pluged into a surge protector and it was not running when the storm hit. We tried plugging it into another outlet, turning it on, running it from the computer, etc. Any ideas?
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Re: power outage=shut down
You do not say your location- so this may not be relevant to you.
If in UK - check the power cord fuse.
If it is a model that relies on an external power supply- try to find anther of the same specification.
Other than that presume it has died
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most surge protectors have some sort of on/off switch and a reset button. If there was a surge then you would need to pres the reset button to get the surge protector to function again. If there was no surge then try using the on/off switch on the surge protector to see if that helps. Also try simply unplugging the power cord from the back of the desktop while the computer is turned off. This will sometime also help.
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.
Most surge protectors only protect up to a certain limit. If you had a large surge, then i would say the power board in your printer has been zapped. I would suggest you purchase a new or second hand printer to replace yours, unless your willing to pay more than the printer is worth to fix it.
Another thought is that the problem could be the actual power point it was plugged into. Try plugging it in to another power outlet that you know is working.
Sounds like your power supply may be shot on your computer. You can get a power supply tester and check it. Not sure what to do about the printer. If you had a surge protector in between your computer and ac. Plug the computer and printer back in to the AC outlet directly and see if that helps. Hopefully only your surge protector is damaged.
the only thing i can think of is the power supply got fried that is the most common problem when it comes to the pc not powering on. Now hopefully that is all that it fried and not the motherboard my suggestion is to take to local pc repair shop and have them change your power supply or you could put it in if you familiar with how the machine is wired.
LOT OF TIME WHEN YOU LEAVE IT OFF FOR THE NIGHT DISCONNECT POWER CORD DEFECTIVE SURGE PROTECTOR IS NOT GOOD FORE EVER PLUG TV IN THE WALL WITOUT THE SURGE PROTECTOR IF IT GOOD CHANGE THE SURGE PROTECTOR FOR NEW ONE CHEERS