Jim Fixes Printersasked Aug 12, 2015 at 4:51am
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Thank you I'll look. If it's more than a fuse, I'll just toss the printer or salvage it... right?
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.