Unknown Printer

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Faulty power cords and connections are an uncommon but possible cause of a printer not turning on. Before suspecting a cord failure, ensure that there is power to the wall outlet and there are no conditions preventing the printer from turning on. Testing by substitution can confirm if a cord connection is the problem.
Restart the printer and the computer or mobile device to clear possible error conditions. Restore Wi-Fi setup mode. Most printers with a touchscreen display or menu: Open the Wireless or Setup menu, select Network setup or Settings, and then select Restore Network Settings.
Disconnect all nonessential peripheral devices, such as printers, scanners, external hard drives, and USB flash drives. With the AC adapter unplugged, press and hold the power button for approximately 15 seconds.
The fuse protects your printer from short circuits and power overload. It is placed between the power outlet and the switch on the left side of the printer. If your machine does not start after pressing the power switch, at first you should check if the power cable is connected to a power source.
A component found in electrostatic printers, laser printers, and xerographic printers and photocopiers. The fuser unit is used to permanently bond toner to a substrate by applying heat and pressure. A fuser unit is made up of two rollers; one to apply heat and one to apply pressure.
Check cables or wireless connection

Make sure that the printer`s USB cable is properly connected from the printer to your PC. If your USB isn`t recognized, see Automatically diagnose and fix Windows USB problems. Check the wireless connection (for wireless printers).

Requirements: Operating System – Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10.
Your printer should have been packaged with a USB cable regardless of whether it is a wireless or wired printer. Plug the cable into your printer and your computer`s USB port. The direct linking should trigger your computer to recognize the printer and start up the software needed to complete the installation.
In the Command Prompt type, net stop spooler, then press Enter to Stop the Print Spooler. In the Command Prompt type, net start spooler, then press Enter to Start the Print Spooler.
Restart your computer, and then immediately press the F11 key repeatedly. Click Start . Press and hold the Shift key, click Power, and then select Restart while holding the Shift key. Continue holding the Shift key while the computer restarts.
The power supply fuse for the HP LaserJet 1020 is a 10-amp fuse designed to protect the printer`s power supply from electrical overloads.
In electronics and electrical engineering, a fuse is an electrical safety device that operates to provide overcurrent protection of an electrical circuit. Its essential component is a metal wire or strip that melts when too much current flows through it, thereby stopping or interrupting the current.
If more electricity flows through a fuse than it was designed for, the fuse heats up so much that it melts. This opens a gap in the circuit, which stops the flow of electricity and protects the more expensive components from damage.
On the taskbar, select the Search icon, type Printers in the search bar, and then select Printers & scanners from the search results to open the Printers & scanners system setting. Next to Add a printer or scanner, select Add device.
Turn the product on while you press and hold the Resume button for 10-20 seconds. The Attention light turns on. Release the Resume button. The Attention and Ready lights cycle while the product restores factory defaults.
In Windows, search for and open Add a printer or scanner . Click Add a printer or scanner, and then wait for Windows to locate available printers. If your printer is found, click it, and then click Add device to complete the driver installation.
If your printer is compatible with Windows 10, download and run the Print and Scan Doctor to detect and fix isses. If problems persist, reinstall the latest HP printing software. Download and Install the latest HP printer software and driver.
Make sure your Wi-Fi network and printer setup meet connection requirements. Restart the printer and the computer or mobile device to clear possible error conditions. Make sure the printer is not connected to a computer with a USB cable.
HP Smart app might display the “Printer status unknown” error message if your printer is idle or offline. If your printer goes into sleep or standby mode after a period of inactivity, press the power button to “wake” it.
Instead of adding the printer to the existing network, you may attempt to print via Wi-Fi Direct. In case this does not work as well and you refuse to use HP Smart, it`s on you to bring the right drivers and install them manually.
To aid in your search, a list of the username and passwords for HP printers has been provided below. When in doubt, just use “admin” as both your username and your password.
Turn off printer and unplug it. Plug in the printer again and turn it back on. If this does not solve the problem, contact your nearest Canon service center to request a repair.
From the command prompt window, type “systemreset –factoryreset ” (without quotes). Then, hit Enter.
1. On the printer display home screen, select the “set up” button (it looks like a gear). 2. Select “settings” > “device settings” > “reset settings” > “reset all” > “OK” and then “Yes.”

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Epson Stylus sx130 Printer does not power on…
ANSWER : I have had the same problem with Epson px660. I have replaced the main board twice with the same problem recurring after printing many copies of documents..there are some transistors at the back of the main board which when removed the printer will power on but will not recognize the cartridge..so I’m still wondering of the power supply is short circuiting the main board…a

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Wont power on
ANSWER : If it is plugged into a power strip or surge protector unplug it and plug directly into wall outlet; check to make sure the power cord is fully seated where it connects to printer.

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HP psc 2110 all-in-one won't turn on after power o
ANSWER : left the printer on now i cant get the printer to go on

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Power button HP Destjet 1000
ANSWER : I have never seen a power button go bad, not that it couldn’t happen. Possible your power supply isn’t working or a board in the printer went bad.

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Power problem
ANSWER : Buy a new printer.

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will not print, but has power
ANSWER : I’ve gone out on service calls with this problem. One had a breaker popped. The other was an engineering firm. If it was plugged in and they said “We’re engineers”. It was plugged into the wall, but it wasn’t plugged all the way into the printer. One person brought in a printer and I switched on the power on the side of the printer. “It has a power switch?”

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Printer will not power up
ANSWER : The switch is actually just a plastic piece that moves a metal rod that actuates the real switch in the back. I’ve seen where the rod pops out. Can you hear a click when you rock the switch back and forth? Otherwise, it would be a bad controller board. That is the large board at the bottom of the printer. Never seen one do that in that model.

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LaserJet 4 won't Power Up
ANSWER : I haven’t seen that particular behavior on that model. It either works or it doesn’t. My first choice would be the power supply.

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