Created: November 29, 2022

My brother printer DCP-J41 won’t stay switched -on, I have tried resetting

My electrician got it working at his house but when he brought it back it just swiches on when plugged in and then shuts down and won't swith on again. If I plug it in somewhere else it does the same thing just one time. When I reset it also showed power before it shut down again
Last Edit: January 6, 2023
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Vitalii Yovko
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Vitalii Yovko
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So your printer works for a short period of time and then shuts down immediately?
Customer Reply
it powers-up and then shuts down so no time to try anything
Vitalii Yovko
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Thank you
Customer Reply
it sometimes says on/off to continue but then won't restart.
Vitalii Yovko
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Got it
Which computer do you have?
Customer Reply
dell xps 13
Vitalii Yovko
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Thank you
Remove power cord and wait 30 seconds. Then remove paper trays. Reconnect power cord and switch on at the wall. Wait for printer to boot just to add it won't work even if not connected to laptop although in the past I could use it with the USB or wifi although if it was then turned off at the power the wifi connection had to be reset. just FYI in case relevant
Thank you
Customer Reply
do you mean remove power from wall or back of printer?
Vitalii Yovko
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The main thing is to disconnect it from the electricity
Customer Reply
OK doing that
Vitalii Yovko
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I`ll be here
Customer Reply
OK all lit-up now what's next
Vitalii Yovko
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Wait for printer to boot (and complain about lack of trays). Reinstall paper trays.
Customer Reply
done that already - can I try copying something?
Vitalii Yovko
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Yes
Customer Reply
That worked now I'd like to print a form fro my laptop using the USB cable?
Vitalii Yovko
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Have you used cable before?
Customer Reply
yes
Vitalii Yovko
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Got it
Customer Reply
can I try?
Vitalii Yovko
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Yes
Customer Reply
yes sorry for the delay - it went through the motions of printing but the pages are blank. Two of my colours are low but there's plent of balck and it did the copy OK
Vitalii Yovko
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Got it
Perhaps you have an old cartridge?
Customer Reply
I bought a new black - shall I change it?
when in 'print' can I tell the printer black only?
Vitalii Yovko
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If the colors are not showing well, try putting in a new
Yes, of course
Open Windows Settings by clicking the Windows Start icon, typically located at the bottom left corner of your desktop. Then click the Settings (gear) icon.
On the Settings menu, click Devices.
Click Printers & scanners.
From the list of installed printers, click the name of the printer you want to set up. This expands the listing to give more choices. Click Manage.
This opens the Windows Manage your device screen.
Customer Reply
where is that on the page - I don't have any new colour cartridges
Vitalii Yovko
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Use my instruction, please
Customer Reply
Ok which option to find the black and white setting - I'm in the printer in 'devices
Vitalii Yovko
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Could you send me a screenshot, please?
Customer Reply
OK sending screen shot - there seems to be a copy of the printer online
Vitalii Yovko
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Got it
To attach your screenshot to our chat, you need to press the paper clip button in the lower right corner of the chat window. Then you have to choose an image and confirm sending.
Customer Reply
yes hold on I have an TI friend helping we sent a screen shot did you get it?
Vitalii Yovko
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No
To attach your screenshot to our chat, you need to press the paper clip button in the lower right corner of the chat window. Then you have to choose an image and confirm sending.
Customer Reply
we did that but what exactly do want a screen shot of?
Vitalii Yovko
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Unfortunately, I did not get a screenshot.
Customer Reply
what page do you want and we'll do it again
Vitalii Yovko
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Printer settings page to help you turn on black mode
Customer Reply
OK doing that
Vitalii Yovko
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Thank you
Customer Reply
have now printed document with new cartridge - how should I test that everything is fixed - shall I turn off theprinter?
Vitalii Yovko
Vitalii Yovko Tech Expert & Writer
Yes, try it please
Customer Reply
OK will do - just off and then wait or not?
Vitalii Yovko
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Just turn off and then turn on
Customer Reply
turned off ok now won't restart
Vitalii Yovko
Vitalii Yovko Tech Expert & Writer
Try again, please
Customer Reply
try what - just ressing the on/off or unplugging etc.?
Vitalii Yovko
Vitalii Yovko Tech Expert & Writer
Remove power cord and wait 30 seconds. Then remove paper trays. Reconnect power cord and switch on at the wall. Wait for printer to boot (and complain about lack of trays). Reinstall paper trays.
Customer Reply
ok
Vitalii Yovko
Vitalii Yovko Tech Expert & Writer
Thank you
I`ll be here
Customer Reply
doing that now
Vitalii Yovko
Vitalii Yovko Tech Expert & Writer
Ok
Customer Reply
that all worked again! amI going to have to do this everytime ?
Vitalii Yovko
Vitalii Yovko Tech Expert & Writer
You may have a problem with your printer
I think that if you do not disconnect the printer from the power supply this error will not occur again.
Customer Reply
So leave it plugged in and the printer switched on too?
Vitalii Yovko
Vitalii Yovko Tech Expert & Writer
If I'm not mistaken, the printer can be in sleep mode when you're not using it
Customer Reply
that's fine - I'll see how it goes - at least it is useable , Thanks for your help
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