I have a Dell 725 printer and I'm using Windows XP and the other day I accidentally put a stack of VHSs on the power button of my printer, I didn't even notice until a few hours later when I tried to turn the printer off when it failed to print and discovered the button which usually lights up yellow when on was flickering, at about the rate of a flourescent lightbulb that's about to give up. It won't turn off, the only way I can power down the printer is to pull out the power but it won't print either; I get the "computer can't connect with printer" box pop up but there's about a 30 second pause between an object going into the print queue and it telling me this which didn't happen before if the printer was off.
Has anyone got any idea how to fix this? I don't really have time to start dismantling the printer (I'm swamped with coursework for uni) and I rather need it. Thanks.