How to Turn Off a Printer That Won't Turn Off


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One caller the other night was concerned that his “new” printer has no off button. He had purchased a used Lexmark X125 machine for $25.00 and couldn’t figure out how to shut the thing down. The only buttons on it (according to him) either start or pause a print job. Keep in mind that this printer originally sold back in 2002.

This is only a guess, but there’s probably a port where your cable runs out of the printer. You can either unplug it there or from the wall. From the sound of it, there’s not really any other options. If there really is no power (or on/off) button, then you have to yank that cord out of the outlet when you want to shut it down.

This seems to be a case of “you get what you pay for.” Printers that cheap aren’t all that out of the ordinary. The ink is what usually costs you an arm and a leg.

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