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Canon Pixma MX525 working fine last week. This morning, it

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Canon Pixma MX525 working fine last week. This morning, it won't turn on. I've checked the socket and the plug - both OK. I've taken the lead out of the back of the printer, waited 5 minutes and put it back in, but it still won't turn on.
Advice appreciated.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 3 years ago.
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Hello my name is***** look forward to assisting and am very sorry to hear that you are having this problem.
I want to warn you that it is possible you will need to replace a part in order to fix this.
There are a few different things that can cause this and a couple different parts so we would need to troubleshoot to find out for sure.
Does it show any sign of power at all?
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No, no sign of power, not even a flicker of a light

Expert:  Freddy M. replied 3 years ago.
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Ok even if it is working with other devices please try connecting it to a different outlet, in a different room is best. Let me know is it shows any sign of power at all when you do.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No, that didn't make it turn on.

Expert:  Freddy M. replied 3 years ago.
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Did it show any sign of power?
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

None at all.

Expert:  Freddy M. replied 3 years ago.
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That is not a good sign, sometimes the button can come loose from the board. Please try pushing down hard on the power button. If it even flickers let me know.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It didn't even flicker. I pushed down and held it for several seconds.

Expert:  Freddy M. replied 3 years ago.
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Darn, unfortunately then you may need a new part. How old is the machine? Can you test a different power cable for me? A lot of printers and DVD players use the same type and the power cable failing could cause this.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Success! I've changed the cable and it came on. I only bought it last March and the cable has never been moved, to my knowledge in that time.

Many thanks.

Expert:  Freddy M. replied 3 years ago.
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You;re welcome and please don't forget to leave a positive rating it is greatly appreciated.
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