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Topic # 180998 28-Sep-2015 23:21
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Please excuse my long-windedness. My first post ever on an electronic topic proving fruitless with a Google search. I am also a computer printer newbie.

I leave my portable Canon iP110 inkjet printer switched on all the time. Occasionally I forget to switch it off before unplugging the power lead. I am aware this is a no-no, as it may cause drying or clogging of the print head (Canon stricture). 

My query is what happens after a mains power failure to an inkjet printer's print head?

Mains power failures do happen occasionally.

In this situation, does a print head similarly dry or clog as above? I do not fancy having the printer switched off when not in use. My experience with things electronic is that leaving them switched on prolongs life.

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  Reply # 1396232 29-Sep-2015 01:37
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I think it would behave the same, power is abruptly taken away in either case and I doubt the printer would know the difference. 

The only way I can see it being different is if the power is disconnected due to a power outage, and then it surges when it comes back. This could break the unit beyond repair and will be completely different from the print head issue. Expensive equipment should be plugged into a surge protector anyway, so if you are concerned about that then perhaps grab one from a store. 




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  Reply # 1396736 29-Sep-2015 17:46
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Thanks, focussed my mind. I use a surge protector. I think by and large I'll stop leaving the iP110 on continuously. An aside, more by good luck than management, an older inkjet printer, a Canon MX860 has stayed on mostly continuously for several years with no apparent harm. A few power cuts during that time!

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  Reply # 1404625 12-Oct-2015 20:29
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When on standby an inkjet printer will park its heads when not printing anyway

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