Very late last night our power went out for about 40 minutes. Today my i9900 will not turn on. This is the second time this happens to my i9900.
The first time, I was lucky, it was still in warranty (11 months 2 weeks into it). Now its exactly 1 year 2 weeks later, and the same problem has occurred.
I believe the i9900 must have a very sensitive PC board. I have the printer connected to a UPS and nothing else in my home has exhibited a problem. I tried unplugging. Connecting to a different outlet, and interestingly, when you plug the cord, you can hear a very faint click or spark noise.
The last time, when Canon sent the replacement, I switched the power supply but that did not fix the problem. It seems the problem is somewhere else.
Anyone has an idea on how to fix? Will it require sending to a repair center? If so, any ideas what it will cost?
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It depends of what is wrong. Perhaps the storm has nothing to do with having an empty cartridge. Perhaps lightening, induced a little current in the printer or in the chip on the toner cartridge.
You only can find out, by placing another toner cartridge in its place. And don't wonder if the error still is there. But then you have to call in an service engineer, because something serious can be wrong.
At least i hope you at least remover the cartridge once, to see if all contacts on the chip (and in the printer) are still clean and shiny.
Only clean contacts with a dry cloth or a cotton swab. Vever use anything sharp.
Torrential rain storm left out in it running? I'm sorry to say there is only one thing you can do for this laptop. "Do not turn it on at all again" Take the battery out of it and take it completely apart and use a blow dryer and dry everything out. "Everything" you may already be to late. Board may be shorted out and fried I hate to say it. So take it apart piece by piece and top case and bottom case and dry it completely out. So that there is nothing wet or moisture is dissipated and gone. That is the only thing you can do to salvage this machine other than a new board, rain and left running in the rain is pretty easy to figure out that you may have ruined your computer leaving it running in the rain. "Lets hope this will work for you" I would be pleased to know if it did solve this matter drying it completely out." Do not power it up again until this is finished. John
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.