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I own a canon pixma mg3500 series printer and the printer

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Customer: I own a canon pixma mg3500 series printer and the printer won't respond to anything. It won't even turn off without being unplugged
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I have all the software for the printer on my laptop, but that doesn't seem to be the issue. I've tried troubleshooting, but the printer doesn't respond to a USB connection and that's my only option for troubleshooting it
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Electronics Pete replied 1 year ago.


if one of the buttons on the printer's control panel is stuck on, it will prevent the printer from responding or from turning off.

Check all of the buttons and ensure they can press and release freely and none are stuck on.

Let me know what you find...