Looks like my ancient Canon PIXMA MP610 all-in-one inkjet printer/scanner/copier has reached its end at last.
I had to go grab some more paper in order to print something out, and when I returned to the computer the printer was powered off, and refused to power on again.
I’ve tried another socket, reseating the power cable at both ends, even changing the fuse in the mains plug to see if that was the culprit. No joy, looks like something inside the printer has shorted out.
I can’t even remember when I bought this printer, it’s that long ago, definitely pre-2010.
The most galling part is that I’d just replaced the black ink cartridge a few minutes earlier. Bummer!
So it looks like I’m now on the hunt for a replacement printer, preferably one that doesn’t drink ink like it’s fine champagne (with price tag to match.)