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My lexmark x5150 won't turn on. could it be the power cord? It ma

It makes a humming sound, but I can't make it work.

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    My Lexmark X5150 won't turn on either. I have checked the connections, the cable, the plug fuse, and have tried connecting to different power outlets, taken out and re-inserted the power box, and have used an alternative power cable, but nothing works. The box does feel warm. I telephoned Lexmark's tech support and was told that since I bought the printer more than a year ago it is not covered by their support and I might as well throw it away.



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Please follow the instructions given below to troubleshoot the power issue:

1. Connect the printer directly to the power outlet. Surge protectors can actually draw power away from the printer. If this fails, please try multiple power outlets to ensure your specific outlet is not damaged, and make sure the printer is not connected to the PC while testing the unit.
2. When trying to power on the printer, feel the power supply box (if there is one) and note whether or not it is warm. If it is warm, the problem is not in your power supply, but most likely in your printer. If it is cold, the power supply might be defective.
3. Ensure you have the correct power supply connected to the printer.
4. If you have access to a voltmeter, please ensure that the power supply is giving out the correct amount of voltage (most of our printers use 30 volts output).

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