Plugged my MFC 8220 into wrong 220 v outlet

Brother Mfc-8220 multifunction printer
February 3, 2011 at 00:53:35
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I accidentally plugged my printer into a 220-volt outlet instead of the 110-volt I had right in front of me. Display backlight came on for about 4 seconds until I heard a loud "pop" sound. Then the printer was completely off. Have not been able to turn back on again. No computer was anywhere near it, since I intended to use it as a copier. What is likely to be wrong? What will I need to be ready to replace?

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#1
February 3, 2011 at 01:00:19
Sounds like you've either blown a fuse or some component in the power supply. I'm sure that you can fix it if you are a competent electronics engineer, and have access to the spare parts needed, but I guess you're going to need to get hold of a service manual first. You may find it easier to take it to a repair shop.

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#2
February 3, 2011 at 04:11:20
Paperweight.

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#3
February 3, 2011 at 04:31:21
Toast. get a new one.

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#4
February 3, 2011 at 04:55:48
The problem is likely in the power supply, although the damage may go beyond that. Even with a service manual the chances of repairing this yourself are virtually zero. Take it to a shop but be prepared for a major bill or to replace the printer.

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#5
February 3, 2011 at 05:02:15
The MFC 8220 costs between £300 and £400 in the UK. I would have thought that it would be much cheaper to repair it than replace it, particularly if it is just a fuse that has blown. But get an estimate first.

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