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I have a HP Deskjet D2530. My mom doesn't like it on, so whoopee.

 

But the thing is that when I turn it off and then on, in any period of time, the power button blinks and then turns off. Button no longer works until I pull the power on it. Put power cord back on, press button, works just fine.

 

It goes through this cycle every time I shut it down. Could this be a power cord issue, or is this at the controller board?

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i can only guess that it's the power controller board that it's going bye bye; I've had a few clients that had that same printer and they all died (the printers, not the clients lol). If it's not the power outlet that isn't delivering the right amount of energy (you can try to switch the power outlet to see if you can reproduce this error) then it's the power controller - if that's the case and the printer isn't under warranty then there's not so much you can do :/

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Do you have the latest software/driver package installed from HP? I've seen similar glitches over the years and generally a uninstall and reinstall of the latest driver/software package seems to fix the issue. 

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Doubt it's the power cord myself. My guess is that it is holding charge until a physical disconnect

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From a quick check on the HP site .. how long are you pressing in the button when attempting to turn it on?

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bpd05351&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=3571291&tmp_track_link=ot_search

 

Sounds like you should only tap the button. Holding it down for a longer period of time might turn it off again!

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Do you have the latest software/driver package installed from HP? I've seen similar glitches over the years and generally a uninstall and reinstall of the latest driver/software package seems to fix the issue. 

 

Whether the newest drivers or not, printer drivers seem to get messed up quite often, for no apparent reason at all and require a reinstall.

 

I hate freaking printers, especially wireless one's as those seem to mess up even more often.

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i doubt its the drivers since the printer turns off when the OP turns it on; also the printer turns on and stays on after a power cord reset.

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Drivers have nothing to do with this. This is a hardware fault. I'm just using default Linux drivers. It powers up and down with a click of a button.

 

I just tap the button, not holding it down or anything.

 

Think you're right though, Praetor, it's on its way out. I think I got this thing back in 2008/2009. But, we have other printers in this house. This is just my personal one.

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Drivers have nothing to do with this. This is a hardware fault. I'm just using default Linux drivers. It powers up and down with a click of a button.

 

I just tap the button, not holding it down or anything.

 

Think you're right though, Praetor, it's on its way out. I think I got this thing back in 2008/2009. But, we have other printers in this house. This is just my personal one.

 

glad to help you out; printers this days are cheap enough to one not bother much solving hardware problems when they are out of warranty.

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