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Posted: 11/19/2003 3:10:19 PM EST
Dell Dimension 4600 with Windows XP and Lexmark Z605 printer...

For some damn reason, my printer won't turn on with the computer.
I have a Epson 1660 scanner that works fine, and comes on every time the computer turns on. Just has me curious why the printer needs to be turned on manually every time...

Of course the box and instructions are long gone.
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 3:48:31 PM EST
Similar situation.

I've got a Canon scanner and a Canon printer attached to a system I assembled myself. All are connected via USB. The scanner powers up with the computer. The printer has to be manually switched on and off. The scanner draws power over the USB cable whereas the printer requires a seperate AC cord.

I just figure the printer requires more power than the USB connection can provide.
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 4:12:14 PM EST

Originally Posted by Dragonracer_Art:
Why won't my computer turn the printer on ?

[suppressing comment about roses and footrubs]

My lexmark (X73) won't be turned on by the computer unless it is in "Power Save" mode. If it's off, forget it. It enters Power Save after some period of inactivity. Do you shut the printer all the way down? Does your printer have any lights to indicate it is in power save mode? Mine has a text LCD display that makes it easy.
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 4:23:42 PM EST
try some soft music, a bottle of chiante<sp>, and dim the lights.

Or maybe it's gay.

Link Posted: 11/19/2003 4:26:59 PM EST
Probably because your computer is too friggin' busy trying to deciper that crap software Bill Gates installed on it.

If you were desperately trying to solve a 5th-level differential equation on an abacus while tightrope walking across the Grand Canyon in high winds, do you really think you'd be worried about turning on your wife?
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 4:28:54 PM EST
Maybe it doesnt have an auto-turn on feature!!!

Zaphod, your analysis is flawed. Windows would try to do it all at once and then freeze.
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