Temperamental HP 4-in-1 Machine!

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  1. Ms. I

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    :mad: My HP 4-in-1 machine w/ wireless capabilities is so temperamental. Sometimes it prints, scans, etc. & sometimes it doesn't.

    This morning, I needed to print some things & it will not print even though I turned it on/off about 5 times. Everything's plugged in correcty.

    Does anyone else go through this?
     
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  3. Caesar753

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    Do you have enough ink? My all-in-one won't print anything if the magenta ink is empty (even if I'm just printing in black and white!). It's so irritating. I'm about to throw the thing out the window and get something new.
     
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    I am having the same trouble.

    I am constantly having to remove the device and re-install to get it to work. Doesn't take long but it is a pain.
     
  5. MrsC

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    I have to do that fairly often with mine as well. It is a pain, but it works every time.
     
  6. BettyRubble

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    Every now and then I have to update something on it but usually a box opens up saying so.

    I don't think I'm buying an HP again. It goes through ink like crazy. We had a Kodak before that also went through ink quickly but their ink was about half the price of the HP.
     
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    There's a way that you can cover the sensor with electrical tape and bypass this. I did it for my mom so she could keep printing without color ink. Ink cartridges are a total scam. If you google your specific model and cover ink sensor, it should come up.



    I HIGHLY recommend that anyone who is in the market for a printer goes with a Brother laser printer. I have saved SO much money in ink over the last couple of years. I have replaced the toner cartridge one time in the last two years, and it's still going strong without looking like it needs to be replaced anytime soon. I never ever have any issues with it, and the inexpensive compact scanner I bought to replace my old all-in-one is faster and just as good.
     
  8. Ms. I

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    Thanks guys.

    Caesar753, yes, but that never stopped it from printing before.

    scmom, I almost want to throw this machine out the window!

    BettyRubble, you're right. The ink goes pretty fast...even the XL size that the cartriges claim to be.
     
  9. ScubaSteve

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    I have an HP Laserjet Pro 100 multifunction. It is the worst printer I have ever owned in my life, from the day it was new. I'm ready to go all Office Space on it.

    HP used to be THE name in printers. Not anymore.
     
  10. Irishdave

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    I don't have problems with my HP
    I have the tools to take it apart and the machine knows it!
     
  11. bros

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    I've had an HP OfficeJet 6500 for a while. It's pretty good. But that's from when HP was a decent printer maker.
     

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