There are many possible explanations as to why a printer may not be turning on. Below, we explore some of the most common causes and provide advice on how to troubleshoot the issue.
First, it is important to check to make sure that the printer is properly plugged into a power source and that the power cord is functioning correctly. If the printer is plugged in, but still does not turn on, try plugging it into a different outlet and checking if it does turn on.
If the printer is plugged in but still does not turn on, unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet and then plug it back in. This can sometimes re-establish the connection and cause the printer to turn on.
If the printer is still not turning on, the power cord might be defective. Try using a different power cord or power block. Additionally, check for continuity with a multimeter to see if the power cord is sending electric power to the printer.
Sometimes, the printer may not be turning on due to a problem with the internal hardware. One way to check if this is the case is to open the printer’s cover and look inside to see if any components are noticeably loose or dislodged. If so, you may need to replace or repair the printer’s internal hardware in order to get it working again.
In some cases, the problem may lie with the printer’s software. If the printer was connected to a computer, the computer’s operating system might be out of date or corrupted, preventing the printer from turning on. To check for software updates, open the computer’s “Settings” and then select “Updates.” Follow the instructions to update your computer’s operating system.
If none of these tips have resolved the issue, there could be a more serious problem with the printer. If the power cable is functioning correctly and the internal hardware appears to be intact, then it might be necessary to replace the printer entirely. Alternatively, you can contact a printer technician to inspect the printer and determine what repairs might be necessary.