Jim Fixes Printers

asked Aug 12, 2015 at 4:51am
Canon Canon Pixma IP3000

ip3000 pixma fried with 240 volts

This iP3000 printer only accepts the usual 110 some voltage range. I brought it to China, and now it's fried. How can I fix this? Is there a resettable fuse? I smelled something that seemed like capacitor burn when it got fried.

You will probably need a power supply and possibly a control board (unless it survived). There may be more than that which fried as well...without doing an electrical diagnostics it's hard to say.

by Ocicat on Aug 12, 2015 at 9:09am Add comment

Does that basically mean I won't be able to fix this thing unless I'm an electrical engineer?

I doubt I can even figure out what was burned out.

by Jim Fixes Printers on Aug 13, 2015 at 2:32am Add comment

No...since you smelled something that was like it was burning you should be able to tell by looking at control board if anything fried. The power supply would have a burned\burning smell if it fried. You can replace the power supply and visually check the control board for darkened areas to see if it needs to be replaced. I'm not sure if you can visually determine if there is anything else that may have fried like the print head unless it has melted plastic on it without checking it with a testing meter.

HTH

by Ocicat on Aug 14, 2015 at 9:59am Add comment

thanks. But I just have to say that I don't understand how these things work. I don't have a testing meter or things like this, I think there's a very good chance I won't be able to replace any of these burned parts unless they're a fuse. I don't have soldering irons and fancy things like that. I think from what you can say, I basically have no ability to fix this.

by Jim Fixes Printers on Aug 14, 2015 at 10:11am Add comment

I haven't taken an ip3000 apart but most printers have connectors to join the components together so you don't need a soldering iron (I don't have one). It could be only the fuse in power supply that fried but you won't know until you look at it. If you can replace the fuse make sure it is the same rating and type of fuse (Voltage and Amps).

by Ocicat on Aug 14, 2015 at 10:56am Add comment

Thank you I'll look. If it's more than a fuse, I'll just toss the printer or salvage it... right?

by Jim Fixes Printers on Aug 15, 2015 at 5:56am Add comment

I would look into replacing the power supply if it isn't overly expensive and make sure you connect it to the correct Voltage - I would take that route or salvage it before tossing.

by Ocicat on Aug 20, 2015 at 11:09am Add comment