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Old 10-04-2008, 07:53 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I have no clue what happened to the powecord of my printer. I have the cord that connects to the computer, just not the power cord to turn it on. Is there an online store where I could buy one? or a store?
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Have you tried Radio Shack or Best Buy?
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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You are talking about the standard power cord that plugs onto the three prongs on the back of the printer, right?
They are all around.
I have a couple in the closet from old gear.

Any office store.
Tiger Direct stores.

EBay

There are online stores.

You can probably get one for free at the town recycling center, if they take electronics gear.

Take one off an old printer or computer in someone's garage.
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Old 10-04-2008, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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I have a file box chock full of them. I think they breed. Any computer repair shop should have dozens of them.
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Old 10-04-2008, 03:20 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Okay thanks! I thought that maybe each style printer had their own type.
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Old 10-04-2008, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I got mine on EBay, it was an HP Printer and it has a weird "end" - not a typical cord. It didn't cost that much though.
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:57 AM
 
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Many HP printers use a power brick, it must be replaced with a compatible power brick, same voltage, same amperage (or higher), and same tip on the end. What does the plug on the printer look like?
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:52 PM
 
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Whatever you do, don't interchange power cords between printers. You need one specifically made for your printer, or else you can fry the printer's circuit board. Believe me, I know. I used to work in an office supply store that sold computers and printers, and I made the unfortunate mistake of utilizing the wrong power cord for an HP printer one day. It started smoking and....well, it was history.
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Old 10-07-2008, 06:11 AM
 
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Whatever you do, don't interchange power cords between printers. You need one specifically made for your printer
Isn't that what I said?
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:46 PM
 
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Isn't that what I said?
In a manner of speaking, you did indeed. I wasn't undercutting your advice. I was just adding a personal cautionary note as to why the power cord must match the printer. No offense intended.
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