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Power the Printer Off and On and Reset the GFI Breaker

Article Id: x_wc7556_en-O1732 | Published: 09/30/2019

Product support for
  • WorkCentre EC7836_EC7856
  • WC7556 Family
  • WC780X Family
  • WC7970 Family
  • WorkCentre EC7836_EC7856 Family
  • WorkCentre® 7500 Series
  • WorkCentre® 7800 Series
  • WorkCentre™ 7970

This printer has two power switches. The main power switch located behind the Front Door controls the main power to the printer. The secondary power switch on the top of the printer controls power to the printer electronic components, and initiates a software-controlled shut down when turned off.

Using the secondary power switch to turn on and off the printer is the preferred method. To operate the printer, turn on both switches. First turn on the main power switch, then turn on the secondary power switch.

CAUTIONS:

  • To prevent a printer malfunction or damage to the internal hard drive, turn off the secondary power switch first. Wait 10 seconds after the Touch Screen goes dark, then turn off the main power switch.
  • Do not plug or unplug the power cord while the power switch is in the On position.

To turn off the printer:

  1. Make sure that there are no jobs in the queue.
  2. Turn off the secondary power switch (below the Control Panel), then wait 10 seconds after the Touch Screen goes dark before proceeding.

    Secondary Power Switch

    NOTE: When the optional Office Finisher LX is installed, the secondary power switch is behind a clear plastic door.

    Secondary Power Switch LX

  3. Open the Front Door.
  4. Turn off the main power switch.

    Main Power Switch

  5. Close the door.
  6. After the Touch Screen is blank and all the lights are out, wait one minute.
  7. Look at the back of the printer (near the power cord) for a black reset switch or a white reset button. The printer will have one or the other.
  8. Press the black reset switch or the white reset button to reset the GFI breaker. Pressing the reset button reboots the complete system.

    Reset Switch 

    Reset Button

  9. Wait at least 5 minute, to make sure that the machine has been completely rebooted, before powering on the machine.

To turn on the printer:

  1. Open the Front Door.
  2. Turn on the main power switch.

    Main Power Switch

  3. Close the door.
  4. Turn on the secondary power switch.

    Secondary Power Switch

    NOTE: When the optional Office Finisher LX is installed, the secondary power switch is behind a clear plastic door.


    Secondary Power Switch LX


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