Is 2 years a short life for a printer like this ? Canon Pro-1000 Fully Dead.

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Re: Is 2 years a short life for a printer like this ? Canon Pro-1000 Fully Dead.

Chris 222 wrote:

BTW, here's a fact I learned long ago from a retired Master Electrician I had called after I had moved into a property where I lost thousands of dollars of busted PCs and other electronics. Most folks buy a "surge protector" against spikes but it tunes out that many utilities, if not all, do a horrible job of delivering constant electricity to their residential customers. We actually get a lot of brownouts, where our juice is way BELOW where it should be. When the voltage drops below a certain level, nearly all electronics get affected. If you're lucky the unit simply shuts down but in many cases some sort of internal damage is done. It's not something you can see, smell or accurately record so the utilities get away with it. Anyhow, the take away is to place all your sensitive electronics like PCs, printers, etc. behind a UPS that also has good voltage regulation (Cyberpower, Belkin, APC, etc. I haven't bought one recently so I'd recommend some fresh research.)

Hope this helps. Let us know how it goes!

Along with Chris's excellent advice about using UPS units, I also suggest you look into getting ZeroSurge units and plugging the UPS units into those. info here:

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