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I Curse HP Printers

Posted in Uncategorized by Alan Keister on January 31, 2007

I have always bought HP printers.  I will not buy another one.  Why?  The HP software sucks so bad that it ruins the printer.  To begin with, you have to be very careful when you insert that HP CD after you buy a printer.  It will install all kinds of crapware on your PC.  You typically have to do this in order to get the drivers for your HP printer.  But then these drivers suck too.  I have a big problem on my home PC, normally used by my wife, with the print queue getting jammed.  A job gets stuck and can’t be deleted.  Nothing else can print because of a stuck job in the queue.  I usually stop and restart the Windows print spooler.  How many people know how to do that?  But this week, that solution didn’t even work.  Why? Only HP knows and they aren’t telling me.  After some googling, I found a solution here.  This solution helped me.  I turned it into a .bat file so I don’t have to struggle with this problem any more.  But I know the real solution is to buy another brand.

You might ask why I don’t update the HP Printer drivers?  Maybe they have a new one on their web site.  Yeah, right.  Their “basic” download, which they actually call basic, is over 43MB!!!  I can imagine all the crapware in that.

So I curse you HP and your crappy software because of all the time I’ve spent working on print problems.  I am fortunate I know how to start and stop a print spooler and delete files deep in the \Windows directory.  How other people deal with this, I’ll never know.

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  1. Gus said, on January 31, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    Alan,

    What model HP Printer is this?

    My wife and I share an HP LaserJet 1320n on our home network. I bought the networked version last year to replace my aging parallel-port-interfaced HP LJ 4MP so I can avoid the complaints of not being able to print while I was on SERA. :)

    We never had any spooling problems with either model. But, I agree the software HP installs is over the top. Why do I need a JavaApp to perpetually monitor when I need to buy toner? Did you notice you can’t uninstall that part. They just won’t let you pry it out of the driver installer. They even give it some useful-sounding name like “HP Toolbox”.

    I can only imagine what HP will add to their drivers for Windows Vista.

    • David said, on January 12, 2011 at 5:14 pm

      Please add me to the list of the Hp Printer Hater Club. The only thing worse than an hp printer is their customer support! I also curse HP – now they will fall shortly! My suggestion is to buy short on hp stocks.

      • Done with HP said, on January 24, 2012 at 9:36 am

        I have to agree, I bought my last hp printer, this is a pos, I have a 8500 a premium and it always shuts down, I mean to the point of having to unplug it to get it to power back up, then it goes through all the print head cleaning BS again

        I even have it on a ups backup to be sure it was not some power glitch

        HP your printers are JUNK!!

    • Gary said, on March 7, 2011 at 2:36 pm

      My HP Printless stopped working ONE day after the warranty was up!!! That’s right, ONE day!! Tech support refused to help unless I paid for support and there was no guarantee it would work.

      DAN FINN, office of the president for customer relations stated ‘”THAT’S RIGHT. THE WARRANTY IS THE WARRANTY, WE DON’T EXTEND IT ANY LONGER”.

      Amazing, planned opsolesence to a science, ONE day!

      The phone number for the office of the president is 1-800-756-0608. Hit the 7 key when prompted!

    • Francis Silva said, on June 17, 2013 at 3:58 pm

      My C6180 doesn’t even SCAN when the full ink cartridges are OUTDATED! I can damage my house, my car, my kaptop, ‘cept my printer because HP is protecting its prodigal son on my behalf. Never buying HP again.

  2. Alan Keister said, on February 1, 2007 at 6:43 am

    Mine is as HP DeskJet 4215. It is a scanner and fax. Those two functions have worked flawlessly. Before this one, I had a 715 that had all the same software and printing problems.

  3. Richard Acacio said, on March 10, 2007 at 12:52 am

    Nice blog I will recommend you to all my friends. Thank you.

  4. Neo said, on August 6, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    Yeah I know! Let’s buy Epson instead. I’ve been using Epson for quite some time now, and they suck less.

  5. David Martin said, on August 21, 2007 at 5:15 pm

    I had the same problem, but it was doing it on EVERY print job, so clearing the queue didn’t help me get something on paper.

    I decided I would eliminate some of the software, and started with the HP Photosmart Essential that was bundled with the package first.

    Lo and behold, my printer now works! I didn’t want to have to delete the whole package because I needed the scanning functionality. The Photosmart Essential is just a cheesy photo editor, so I was able to trash it and keep what I wanted.

  6. tina said, on March 2, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    My printer is an hp2175, it sucks, i had a different hp which was my own millennium falcon of a printer, it would only start working if i punched it in frustration. We had an epson too but that didn’t work either, I’m going to go back to not owning a printer because there are no reasonably priced ones that actually work, i’ll go back to what i did before…let staples print all of my work so i don’t have to waste life trying to fix my printer every time i need it.

  7. BRETT RICHARDSON said, on May 24, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    I TOTALLY AGREE! WORST PIECE OF CRAP WE EVER INVESTED IN. WE HAVE USED HP PRINTERS FOR UEARS, BUT THIS MOST RECENT ONE CRAPPED OUT AFTER JUST 15 MONTHS. CUSTOMER SERVECE OVER THERE ON ANOTHER PLANET WAS A BUNCH OF AROGANT FUKWADS! TRIED TO CHARGE 389.00 FOR ANOTHER PRINTER AND WANTED US TO SEND THE OLD ONE BACK. NEVER BUY HP AGAIN !!! BOYCOTT THE COMPANY. THESE CLOWNS ARE A FREAKIN JOKE !

  8. Kevin Hester said, on November 29, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    I too have bought several HP combo printers and they all lasted approximately 18 months before they broke. The support from HP sucked and the crap-ware that they install is borderline criminal.

    Just another former HP customer, oh yea, I will never buy a laptop from them either (but that’s another story)

  9. gina k said, on December 3, 2008 at 10:32 am

    I hate my Hp Office Jet pro, I am so tired of buying printers and 1 year later adding to landfill. This one eats paper . Customer support is lousy. What a piece of crap!

  10. erick said, on March 6, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    i really hate hp. cmon, why would the crapware give us a persistant, repetitive popup that our ink is low? hp, you know we CAN refill it later. and we dont care bout the software and driver updates. all we care is printing.

  11. anonymous said, on March 22, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    mine reinstalls every time! and the copies are super slow, i have this crappy photosmart C4280 AiO, which instals like 7 or 8 programs on my pc, and its even useless

  12. Silent_Lion said, on April 10, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    I fully agree. For a generation, HP printers were the standard in quality, but soon after Carly Fiorino brought her ‘marketing expertise’ fresh from the smoldering ashes of Lucent to HP, they decided to turn their printer drivers in spamware. Thanks Carly – most incompetent business-school trained CEO’s would have been content to call it a career after destroying Bell Labs, but you’ve now managed to destroy two titans of American hi-tech leadership.

    As others have noted, HP printer software tries to check for updates and reinstall itself every time the computer reboots. It adds 2-4 minutes to the boot time any computer its installed on, and it continually reminds the user to buy more HP toner. Sorry Carly, but the printer is not the center of my computing experience, and the printer driver is no more more important than the driver keyboard, mouse, speaker, monitor, microphone, or wireless card.

    I know they fired Fiorino a couple years ago (for spying on her board of directors, not for making awful products), but I’m never going to buy another HP printer again. Epson and Cannon work fine, thank you.

  13. Tom C said, on May 19, 2009 at 8:40 am

    an expensive HP officejet 7780 only 18 months just decided to spew blue ink. software says printhgead is fine but it must be bad….based on this blog and others I am not even going to try and fix printhead…just get an epson or …whatever machine. thanks for all your postrings…..HOP does stink.

  14. Mason Manson said, on May 26, 2009 at 6:09 am

    Hp Printers suck. Everytime I open a window HP Smart Web Printing comes up 2 or 3 times and says there is an error in installing. Also when the internet suddenly closes and then a send error report window comes up and you can click on more information. It always says that HP Smart Web Printing was the cause of it.

  15. Kurt said, on May 31, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    HP drivers are garbage-wear. I bought an HP C-7280 multi-purpose printer. The software consumed 100% of the CPU cycles, so I had to uninstall it all. I tried installing HP’s “Basic printer driver” for the 7280–which is 41 mbs and requires a 16 mb patch–and it doesn’t work. Not only does it not find the networked printer during the installation–a problem shared by its 150 megabyte cousin–it doesn’t print. And then to make matters worse, the CPU is again running at 100% of the clock cycles. Once I uninstalled the HP drivers the problem went away immediately. Our other computer has problems with it too, and it runs a different OS. I will never buy an HP again.

  16. Printer Troubleshooting said, on July 1, 2009 at 2:30 am

    Nice blog about printer. I have a lot of problem with my office printer. I’m IT support and need to solve any problem. Do you have any suggestion about printer troushooting guide site? Thank you very much.

  17. Mike Fischer said, on July 1, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Huh… I have an HP multi-function… I plug in the ethernet port, turn it on, and it shows up on my mac. Lets me print, scan, copy… nothing to install. Guess that’s more of a Mac thing (having drivers pre-installed) than an HP thing. I just can’t stand how much the ink costs, and how quickly they run out.

  18. 2Φ3Σ27Φ (\)λ√λ22Φ said, on August 6, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    I just recently bought a P2035 Printer that’s rigged!!! to not accept the hi-yeld toner (CE505x, hi-yeld vs’ CE505a low-yeld) every thing fits only that the printer door won’t close because it has been purposely desinged to bubble in to the mechanism for no aperant reason, other than to force incompatibility with the hi-yeld toners that would help us save money and resources.

    Shame on you HP, SHAME!!!

  19. keith said, on August 16, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Amen! Repent, HP.

  20. Sheldon said, on August 24, 2009 at 4:54 am

    Add me to the list of ex-HP customers. The most recent one I got will not print B&W, tries to reinstall every time I turn it on (and never completes), and the color is every kind of messed up.

    All I want is a printer that will do black and white text. I didn’t realize this was such a technological hurdle for HP. My bad.

  21. Robert Moll said, on August 28, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    I’m an architect and have always used HP desktop printers. Never again! My Photosmart C6180 is a piece of crap. It is only one year old, and currently shuts down with “print head failures” repeatedly. Hp’s solutions don’t help. No one will repair what is probably a simple software problem. I’m buying an EPSON.

  22. Patrick said, on September 30, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Yep, HP is the biggest rip-off I have encountered in 20 years, next to Gates and his Windows disease.

    HP has found a way to make you buy the printers, then they crap out, then you spend more on the print cartridges than the printer, and soon you’re buying a new printer. Quite the gig!! Obama should take lessons on how to grow a money making machine with no accountability…HP is the perfect place to start. I will never buy another product with HP on it for any reason. They SUCK – Company and products

  23. Hp Ink Cartridge said, on October 23, 2009 at 1:49 am

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    • ubuyused@hotmail.com said, on February 28, 2013 at 11:55 am

      Not neccesary. Never buying HP again !!

  24. Jeff said, on November 17, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    HP printers SUCK ASS! They purposely sabotage them by having them sneak around your firewall, download firmware updates that won’t allow you to install refilled or refurbished ink cartridges… forcing you to buy the ridiculously expensive HP brand ink that claims it will print WAY more pages than it actually does. The greedy bastards! I’m going to go Office Space on this thing in about (5) minutes!

  25. JSM said, on November 30, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    I’ve had HP and Lexmark printers, both suck BTW but my current so-called PhotoSmart printer sucks the most. Every time I change paper, the first 1,2 – 5 pieces of expensive f’ing paper jam and then miraculously it decides to work. I hate this BS!

    Jeff, what a great idea, I’ll have to use golf clubs on mine.

  26. Russ said, on January 18, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Yeah I had an Epson that hibernated after half an hour or so of being idle. Upon waking up it would spend 2 1/2 minutes waking up (I timed it once 153 seconds) chattering and clucking and using up half its ink.

    So I figured Epson wasn’t going to live up to its rep anymore and I entered HP Hell. The first HP printer I bought lasted for 6 months and only needed to be uninstalled – reinstalled once. Then one day it just turned invisible, neither computer could see it when connected by USB to it. Scanned some stuff and nothing on the other end of the USB. I could still make copies or print pictures from a flash or SD card but that was it.

    Went shopping for another printer but the only things available at a reasonable price were Canon and HP. I knew about how Canons eat ink so I hoped for the best and bought another HP. Bad Move! This one needed to be uninstalled – reinstalled after two months and then at ever shorter intervals since. The last three times I’ve printed I needed to un – reinstall. This morning I needed to print something and ended up leaving the house empty handed. Came home and decided to try and resurrect the expensive electronic brick. Decided to leave the crapware out this time as it’s been causing grief lately, browser crashes, that annoying little popup in the lower right corner and boot delays, also I thought it might speed up the install. So I picked custom install and deselected all the crapware, didn’t make any difference 40+ megs to make a printer work? Why? I’ve installed stuff that took two CDs that went quicker. Tried to print and no luck. Checked to see what got installed and ONLY the crapware got installed. Uninstalled and started over, got to the selection screen and saw nothing to indicate that you should select what you DON’T want installed. Oh well the install had an error and then froze my computer trying to recover.

    I’ll be taking my printer downstairs to the trash tomorrow. I’m not carrying it down, it can make the trip to the sidewalk on its own. That will be the only satisfaction I get from HP printers. You know the only reason for buying the damn things is to avoid the cost and inconvenience of going to Kinko’s or wherever. Having to waste an hour and a half to reinstall just to print and having to buy at least one new printer every year voids all that.

    Good riddance HP.

  27. Jim Young said, on January 21, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I just bought a HP d1660 and it takes 40 min to install the soft ware and it put so much crap on my HD I had to remove much of the extra garbage and then after leaving only the driver the printer would not work. It is going back to wally world and I am getting the cannon.

  28. chuchofreeman said, on January 25, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    The HP drivers suck, i spent the last hour trying to install a LaserJet 1006 on a Windows XP PC.
    The drivers from their website didn’t worked, they kept “installing” and never ended :S
    So i search the web, and i found them, but i have to do a whole process to make them work.
    I had to search like 5 files, .dll and .dcp to make the &%/(&”# printer work.
    It’s not the first time, too bad for HP.

  29. Art said, on February 5, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Had probs with my all-in-one HP Deskjet F390 since I bought it. Only kept the damn thing long enough to learn that ALL its issues have nothing to do with my PC or the way I am using it. If I knew then what I know now I wouldn’t have bought a HP wireless mouse and keboard, which ( incidentaly ) cant keep up with my typng unless I type less than about one keystroke per second. F390 interrupts EVERY application I start with errors, trivia or innacurate esimates of ink .. THEN JAMS DOCUMENT UNDELETE-ABLY in print queue if i DO try to print anything. The moment I uninstalled EVERY HP SOFTWARE off my PC then WOW! Everything works 100 % Surely if they set out to FXXK up their customers on purpose they couldn’t do it better. I work for large supermarket chain. I am going to have words with our buyer because WE have enough respect for our customers to see to it that they dont have to put up with having to spend 6 months learning massive amounts to troubleshoot their PC’s when all that is wrong is that HP have forgotten what DUE DILIGENCE means. For now I am telling friends and family to ditch or return ALL HP equipment and to buy stuff that actually works at all.

  30. John said, on March 15, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Have an HP 1006, running on Vista. Installed print drivers, MS Word was running continuously, using 65% of CPU. Unistalled printer drivers, problem went away. Any solution suggestions appreciated.

  31. Tom Martin said, on April 9, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    My HP printer sucks to the max. I literally have to reinstall the software between every print job. What a piece of shit. I hope these assholes go out of business.

  32. luke said, on April 14, 2010 at 10:29 am

    i hate HP all in one, when ever i plug it in it reinstalls the driver so i end up with 20 copies (literally) of the same printer- oh and i keep getting the message “check print cartridge on right” well, ive done everything even buy new cartridges- the amount you pay for a hp printer and all the cartridges that need “replacing” you could buy a printer thats worth it, once i get rid of my hp photo-smart c4180 i am never, and i mean never going to buy hp again, the whole company is a waste of money and time, end of!!

  33. R. said, on May 1, 2010 at 1:19 am

    Funny, my psc 2110 all-in-one was “warming up” for over ten minutes before I cancelled, which made it freeze, so I had to turn it off, then on again. Now it’s been “Printing align cartridges page” for the last ten minutes.

    The really interesting part is that I hardly ever used the thing. In fact, when it was new it worked fine, then I unhooked it and it sat unused for a very long time. When I decided to use it again, it had all kinds of hardware problems.

    Yeah, I don’t think I’m ever going to go with an HP printer again, and possibly any other HP product. I’ve heard of products being designed to fail, but this is just bullshit.

  34. Jennings said, on May 1, 2010 at 10:57 am

    I need to vent my spleen!

    Hp printers are shit.
    The hardware is clunky and shit.
    The software is bloatware and shit.
    The troubleshooting is shit.
    It would be easier to write my documents out by hand in fine calligraphy using a mediaeval quil.

  35. hp-hater said, on May 7, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    I just experienced a nightmare with my hp C6283 printer..I have to go work tmrow morning and needed to print a few pages in BLACK ink..but guess what? apparently the YELLOW ink has “expired” so it needs to be replaced..what the hell do they think, I have a stock full of ink cartridges? and get this, the frigin yellow ink is FULL, but it’s expired because it hasnt been used in the longest time..iand why the hell do blank print-outs require coloured ink?
    theyre a money-making SCAM…hp has always given me a painful experience but NO MORE..bastards

  36. Bob Cory said, on May 8, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    WARNING, WARNING, WARNING!! Do not buy a HP OfficeJet 6500 Wireless Printer. It is, by far, the worst printer I have ever bought. Noisey, not stop jams, loses it’s wireless connection.

    I work in the IT field . . . so, I know a bit about computers and peripherals (maybe that’s why we don’t buy HP products at work . . . should have known better).

    Anyway, I hope that I can, at least, prevent someone else from making the same horrible mistake I made.

    It is the absolute worst printer you can ever buy . . . so, if you want to spend about 15-30 minutes every other time you print, buy this model.

  37. Joel Duke said, on May 14, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Never again will I by anything HP!! This thing is a piece of !@$#. I’m am installing the latest updates and as God as my witness I will chuck this piece of sh!# out of the window if it continues to not scan. All I ask is for this thing to print and scan, nothing more, nothing less, yet it never seems to be able to do the two very basic tasks it was designed for.

  38. Dyno said, on May 24, 2010 at 12:23 am

    HP printer software is really bad! I just bought a HP m2727nf laserjet multifunction printer and the software install took literally about 20 minutes or more. I’ve installed entire suites of applications in less than half the time. I first installed the printer software under the “Express Network” option thinking that it would be fast. Nope, it wasn’t and it did not install the the autoduplex option which is the main reason I bought this model over the less expensive HP. Then I uninstalled the software when the autoduplexing was nowhere to be found and guess what… I took just as long to uninstall… another 20 minutes. Then I installed the whole software bundle and again it took 20 minutes. Once installed, there was finally an obscure option in this lame software that allowed you to turn on the auto duplexer. Why does it need to be turned on? This darn machine is sold as an autoduplexing printer! Now that there was the option for autoduplexing, I tried to set some default settings in the printer preferences. Well, the default settings would not function correctly and merely opening the printer options before printing would remove the defaults that were set in. Sometimes it would work other times it would not. Then I tried using the fax setup which was really disapointing. Each time I entered a digit for my fax phone number the application would want to go into the next screen. The only fix was to mouse click after each digit until you completed the number. Also typing in the name feild did not allow for spaces between words so I had to set this up on the printer itself. The software really really sucks. HP needs to stop outsourcing or learn how to code. Their printer software is complete crap. I returned the crappy printer because a $500 printer should act like one. I figured if they can’t get simple software and drivers to work then why should I believe they can get printers to function and be reliable. I’m no longer an HP customer.

  39. Tad said, on June 4, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    I acquired a 1300 a few years ago and loved it at first. The problem, which is persistant and never-ending, is that it is nearly impossible to get it to print over the network from another machine. Everytime I need to print something, I have to copy all of the files over to the desktop it is attached to, and print from there.

    Thier universal printing crap is just that, pure crap. In this day and age who in bloody hell has the time to troubleshoot installing a printer every single time they want to print? Blowing an hour just to print a single document because the manufactuers have zero oversight in correctly writing thier software is retarded. I may as well pull out an old typewriter at the level of shear inconvienance it is to attempt to print on an HP printer.

    It should be as simple as right clicking “add printer”. But it’s not. With thier invention of this universal driver crap, it has created a larger mess, not to mention the variety of OS’s here, there doesnt seem to be a simple click method to install drivers for every OS.

    SO HP can suck at some dry air at this stage as that is all they will ever get from me.
    Thanks for this blog I feel slightly releaved.

  40. Phin said, on July 24, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    We have two p1005 pecies of crap. The print spools are always jamed up too with jobs that wont print. Neither of them will print, one is out of paper, but its not. The other has some cryptic flashing lite going on and Im unable to find any error codes that go with the sequence. I will never buy another HP product for as long as i breath.

  41. jorcsa said, on August 1, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Alan,

    Thank you for you timely blog. Like your bad experience with HP, I bought HP Photosmart C8180 All-in-One. What a misnomer. Anyone who buys an isn’t Photosmart, but a “Photo-dummy.”

    My particular piece of crap, after 5 months, kept telling me there was a problem with the print cartridges. Imagine that??? You’d think they make a lot of money off those little ink bandits. There was nothing on the web I could find to replace it, and customer support wouldn’t even acknowledge the model. If I replaced all of the cartridges, it would have cost me more than buying a new printer…which I did.

    It’s a Canon and works great. @$$#!!! you HP. You’ve screwed me for the last time.

  42. Bill said, on September 17, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Hello,
    I have the HP Photosmart C8180 All-in-One, got the dreaded Error Oxc18a0206, went through all the tips found online. Found the secret mfg menu, hit the “cancel” + “red eye removal” + “print photos” buttons at same time. Several menus from reinitialize ink, to reset the system. None worked. Got close with ink cartridges are empty and replace. I have brand new cartridges. Alternating back and forth with the cartridges, got by all the error messages and back to the dreaded Error Oxc18a0206. I read one post to pull the cmos battery for 30 minutes. That’s next as soon as I find it. I heard the Samsung CLP-620ND Laser Printer is a great printer. Anyone heard anything on that item?

    Bill

  43. sgtlethargic said, on September 20, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    I have a HP Deskjet 5440 that came with a Compaq computer. Paper jams galore. Sometimes a print job can’t be deleted. Frustrating. I’m finally gonna go buy a different printer. I just want a basic printer that works.

  44. hp hijos de puta said, on September 29, 2010 at 6:16 am

    HP en español es la abreviatura de Hijos de Puta, nunca fue una abreviatura tan acertada. Las impresoras hp son una puta mierda, pero sus drivers son peores, Jamas funcionan en ningun sistema operativo nuevo, no dan soporte y si lo dan carece de ejecutables o simplemente falla al instalar, y incluso si consigues un cd con drivers es posible que el driver que necesitas este en dentro de una sucesion de 150 carpetas, al estilo de una muñeca rusa.

    Asi que quiero aprovechar para cagarme en la puta madre de todos y cada uno de sus empleados y directivos, en especial los del soporte informatico, y desearos que un ejercito de monos salvajes primos de donkey kong os de muerte no sin previamente haberos dado por el culo.

  45. Bruce Wayne said, on October 24, 2010 at 7:28 am

    I will never again waste my hard earned money on their crap!! my all in one HP c6380
    would not connect to the network half the time. the other half you had to restart your system. now after a year it wont even print. Thanks so much for the biggest piece of crap I ever have had the pleasure to own!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. Bruce Wayne said, on October 24, 2010 at 7:32 am

    Maybe we should all get together and sue the s.o.b.’s I just read the post here and this is just one site. I wonder how many Hp sucks pages there are out there?

  47. matteo said, on November 9, 2010 at 8:07 am

    HP printers are simply shit, garbage piece of crap…end of story..why we need more comments…? we all have our nightmare experience with that non-technology….

    i just wonder how on earth this company can survive…?

    is it because its common implicity knowledge that if you spend small money then you have to bear with crap? or because simply all other branded printers are crap too?
    or is it because we are so use to deal with crap every day anyway?

    its a mistery to me……

  48. Mike said, on November 16, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Have an HP Photosmart C4795. I’ll never buy another HP product, is blows. Too many software and driver issues

  49. Don said, on December 4, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Wish I had visited this website BEFORE I bought the HP C4180 pieceOjunk. Rt side alignment required and the only solution appears to be another printer cartridge. I think I’ll spend that money on a replacement printer rather than throw good money after bad.

  50. blah said, on December 20, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    these printers are pure fucking garbage i have a c4680 photosmart this fucking piece of shit will not read any files from the sd card i have 12 sd cards of every size this fucking thing reads 2 jpg files but no other files even when their in the exact same format i look at the file properties and they are nearly identical but it wont see them,i have converted the files to 10 different formats and tried each of thoes with evert possible combination of file attributes ,no matter what i do this fucking thing dont read any files from sd except 2
    their tech is the fucking worst ever ,i called over 60 times for this 1 issue and get no where ,there people are so fucking dumb and ignorant ,and they barely speak english ,i had them hang up on me with out saying anything atleast 12 times,when i asked them a question,this fucking peice of shit never worked for the second i took it out of the box i would never buy another product from the cheap motherfuckers,they didnt make enough fucking money exploiting the chinesee for cheap labor when they put 7 yr olds to work in filthy fucking sweatshops where there exposed to toxic waste and paid 9cents a day to build their shitty piss poor designed products ,that they have to hire the poorest indians right out of the worst slums with no education so they can exploit them for cheap labor too. for their fucking atrocious “tech support”fuck these motherfuckers they are all going to helltypical greedy fucking corporate scum ,and of all all companies are but this 1 is the worst of the worst,dont ever buy this shit,this fucking thing doesnt even let you know when ots low on ink ,fuck that it doesnt even tell you when its out of ink it just plain fuckin dont work,likle im a fuckin psychic ,their tech support is so bad i could never say enough bad about it,the fuckin dumbest rudest,non english speaking motherfuckers on the planet i hope they all get cantaloup size anal tumors an die

    • HP sucks said, on March 5, 2011 at 11:38 am

      I knew better than to get one of these HP ink-sucking pieces of techno land-fill. I too threw mine away. I had a brand new Photosmart that wheezed and made noises and wanted more ink almost immediately after you loaded it. What a rip-off. They are expensive pieces of junk designed to sell ink. I’m buying a small business size color laser model from Dell, I think. I have had one in my office for years. The ink is cheap, and each cartridge prints thousands of pages. The printer is only about $300.00. I don’t understand how HP can keep ripping off consumers like this. Take the photos to Wal-Mart.

  51. blah said, on December 20, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    this fucking piece of shit c4680 photosmart wont even read a black and white barcode .jpg ,this is the second time i try to use this printer and im 0 for 2 with this fucking thing
    55kb jpg then 55kb bmp ,then converted to 6 different formats will not see or read files for sd card its not my card as i have 2 other files on the same card hat it reads ,the other files it wont see r nearly identical ,i want to smash this fucking thing so bad i paid for shipping ups and cant print my label on time ,i only have 8 files none over 90kb on my sd
    reformatted it ,changed file attributes in windows to every possible combination for each of the file formats i converted to nothing gets these files to show up no mater what i do
    i cant beleive what a fucking piece of shit this is ,i canr believe nobody else has reported this problem here i would just connect it to my pc but after hearing all the horror stories about the drivers i think ill pass,i bought it to use the sd card to print and to use the flatbed to photocopy ,the photocopy quality is fucking shit,

  52. willy said, on December 22, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Yup peace of Junk, C4280 never worked right, install re install works for a while then oh says its not connected via usb when it is, re install works for a few days, same shit starts over again, it was free but it was a total waste of my time, even if its free its still a piece of shit. garbage is free too but I dont eat it or play with it or waste time on it, Had good HP products in the 1990’s
    Lap tops were kick ass, then they just slowly degraded to shit too. I am done with HP and any of there products, except my Laser Jet 2600n had for 10 years now and it still works.

  53. Jim Bob said, on December 30, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    What a great site! I just got finished smashing the shit out of my brand new HP C310 (litterally, I bought it exactly 1 week ago!), and wanted to understand why I did it; so I started typing “HP Printers Suck”. Google stopped offering matches after ‘Su’, so I was surprized how many sites came up under “HP Printers Suck”!

    Here’s my story: I first bought a C8100 All-Piece-Of-Shit-In-One about 1.5 years ago, and actually got a few good prints and scans out of it until it took a dump about 6 months ago – would only print in some purplish color. I thought maybe it had something to do with the time I got pissed off over a paper jam (way more than it needed to) so I picked the printer up and dropped on the floor. For the 8100 I planned to tape a target to it and set it out at a local shooting range. In the meantime I made the mistake of buying another HP printer (C310) because it was newer technology and on sale, what a stupid shit I was! Anyway I printed 2 emails and a couple of photos, then was out of town for 5 days, and now it went into the purple bullshit just like the 8100!! Well for $125 I sure got a lot of pleasure out smashing the 310 with the 8100… my girlfriend thinks I’m crazy, but I feel real satisfied right now!

  54. B Maier said, on January 21, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Hp45T all in one and a Hp2710 All in one
    Bought both in the past 3-4 years ( both over 275-$329
    the result have been spending s small fortune on ink cartridgesd Bull! s
    The real problem is if they worked properly and performed well then ok
    The issue I’ve have over the years is constant error messages- -constant reloading of all the bullshit add on software.

    What I want is just the dam drivers and to be able to print-scan-copy and fax when it is supposed to

    Half the time the scanner doesnt work –the other times iit doesn’t print
    Honestly HP is the worst printers ever Yes they Suck
    I work remotely and can go with my laptop and pick up Cannon Epson brither etc or any other without hassle. however if the office i visit has HP it a dam nightmare.
    They just don’t get it I think they all have their respective heads burried you know where.

  55. yeowzuhx3 said, on February 15, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    My 9 month old Deskjet D2680 is in pieces on my living room floor. What a pile of crap! The frickin’ thing never did work great- just mediocre and then nothing! Their customer service is non-existent and my computer is choked with all the so called fixes for Windows 7. Or maybe its microsoft? They should both rot in hell.

  56. suresh said, on March 24, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    My HP printer L7780 All in one printer is a crap. It always gets into offline mode even if every connection is in place. I think the HP printers has more problems when they introduced the wireless printing.

    Please do not buy HP printers or even HP LAPTOPS. I have few friends who had HP laptops but they always had problems and now they all switched to LENOVO thinkpad / TOSHIBA.

    HP service is the worest than any service provided by any other manufacturer.

  57. hpsucks said, on April 11, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    I HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HP PRINTERS. THE WORST. DON’T BUY THEM. HP PRINTERS SUCK.

  58. Alan said, on April 22, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    I bought a hp printer one month ago and it was horrible. HP PRINTER STANDS FOR HORRIBLE PRINTER OR HORRIBLE PATHETIC. my printer broke down after one month. We called for a new replacement but the new printer broke down after 2 weeks. Occasionally, the catraidge will make alot of noise as if it was stuck. The printer also cannot print straight. The printer seems like terrorist. FIring machine gun everywhere because it makes “tak tak tak tak ” sound inside. We thought that the world came crushing down.

  59. George Bikley said, on May 13, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    HP sucks,sucks. If you buy there printers and they dont work and under warrenty all they want to do is send you new heads and if that will not fix the issue they want to sent you a used printer because the printer you have, HP junked that one a long time ago and they do not want to send you a new one. I have had a 209a, two times, both junk. they sent me a upgread, aprinter they were not going to make any more. this NEW 309g lasted about 5 weeks and now it prints like crap. Again they want to do the new head thing and if that craps out they said they said they would sent me a new printer,a 309g. When I asked how are you going to send me a 309g when you don’t make them any more??? They said they would send me a refurbished 309g. I told them I don’t want a fixed used printer. This one was NEW when I bought it and I do not want something you do not even make any more. They told me that was the deal, like ot or not. I know, I will never buy A HP any thing ever again. My HP PC craped out after 7 months. They sent me a vidio card that was a pos and junk, not the one that was in my PC. Then my harde drive craped out after 10 months. What kind of crap are you making. This is what you get when you ship jobs out of the USA.

  60. George Bikley said, on May 13, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    By the way.The HP printer cd to install your printer has lots of crap on them. I talked to a real PC tec about this.

  61. Tom Sutton said, on May 15, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    HP Drivers are awful. I’ll never buy another HP Printer. I recommend that no one buys their printers. HP should go out of the printer business.

  62. Víctor Benítez said, on May 23, 2011 at 9:54 am

    In the office we have and officejetpro 8500 and I have some +300MB of crappy software installed in each machine for that printer to work and every now and then I have to reinstall the damn software because it shows a registry problem with flash player. Other awful thing is that it uses color ink when it is told to print in B&W ONLY! I just can’t believe how crappy hp has become (I stopped buying laptops a long time ago).

  63. נ said, on June 30, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    I agree. Awful printers, awful service. the printer would not print a BW doc, if its yellow is finished, and does its best to finish it, as you said, even when request a BW printing only… a friend told me, that HP solution is always: go buy this, go buy that … He says canon should be much better. the crazy thing is, that this printer L7500, is promoted as an ink saver… yach!

  64. HPSauce said, on July 2, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    I also swapped to an Epson. I cannot believe that HP need to load to much crap on your computer just to install a malfunctioning, life sapping, land fill grabbing, resouce thiefing piece of techno garbage.

    Don’t do it to yourself, your computer or your sanity.

    I would rather have HP sauce.

    Steve

  65. Jack Costa said, on July 26, 2011 at 10:28 am

    I have an HP Printer…and I agree with this rant.

    HP Sucks period. I have a HP Deskjet 2050, and it’s CONSTANTLY asking me to “align printer” everytime I change the damn cartridge. When I judge that the printer doesn’t need aligning, and say “Do not align” it still insists on asking me time and time again before every print job. It is EXTREMELY annoying.

    Also I do frequently get jobs that get stuck in the print queue, which causes real problems for my business. I will NEVER buy another HP product again. This isn’t the only HP product that has disappointed me.

  66. James D. said, on August 1, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    I have owned three HP printers, none outlasted the first set of ink cartridges. The latest was a D1600 low end printer. I only buy the under $30 HP printers because they don’t last. I printed a record setting 16.5 sheets in black ink on low res. Then I heard the grind of death and it stopped feeding paper. Usually they just get to a point where they don’t print for various reasons that can never be fixed. This was actually a first. Anyway After using it less than 3 days I find out that it’s a discontinued product even though at the time I got mine walmart had dozens of them. And HP would not waranty it. Funny nothing was mentioned when I did the online registration. I tried all the fixes but no success. Keep going HP, I’m sure the US govt will bail you out when you fail.

  67. SteveL said, on September 25, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Funny how 4 years later this is still an issue. Two computers see my HP7950 fine, one is spotty (might be the VPN breaking it), and my newest laptop never sees it, but it pings out fine. The HP networking software is still crap, and after fighting for 2 years I’m done…finding a real office printer.

  68. David Keith said, on October 24, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    I had an HP back in the 90’s that would print if it was in rain and mud. They are nothing
    but crap now. I’ll never buy another one either. Has anyone noticed that Microsoft,
    and HP, have continued to just suck worse and worse as each year goes by. They
    come out with XP and then Windows Suck 7. I can tell you what’s going to happen to
    all my computers and printers if I ever win the lotto. They are going to be targets.

  69. Rob said, on December 10, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    I have spent 2 hours removing the crappy software that came my HP6500 709n. It is without a doubt the worst printer/software package I have ever had to deal with it – it’s practically a virus. I had to go into the registrys to delete it as the HP removal software would not work.

    I have a lot of HP laser printers at work that I manage and they seem to be pretty good but these HP all in one home units are total and absolute garbage. HP started in a garage and if they dont make better products that’s where they will end up again.

  70. Ted Trujillo said, on February 2, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Yup pure crap, I got a b209-a all in one never installs, cant scan anything if I do a scan to my flash drive it makes a .vfs file what the hell is that? Can’t open it. When did HP printers become such crap? my last hp ran for years and years.Never again what crap.

  71. Mark said, on February 15, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    I DESPISE hp printers. So much crapware, killing my cpu. Worst printer ever

  72. Kate Jon said, on February 27, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Awful printer/scanner. 2 – 3 years old. Goes through ink cartridges every few months. Never get more that 20 – 30 pages per b&w cartridge.
    Check out Freecycle. People giving the HP printer away free, constantly. Hey, HP PEOPLE – I’m complaining to OFFICE WORKS who sell this product. Will tell EVERYONE to stay away from HP PRODUCTS! NEVER EVER AGAIN WILL I BUY ANY OF YOUR PRODUCTS: (spread the word everyone! – so that they might try to pick up their game!).

  73. Rocky Johnsen said, on May 13, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Bought a new HP Officejet 7500A thinking maybe it would be a good HP product. Great for two months. Now I cannot print any images beyond the first 3″ of the page. I won’t by HP again, not one of their products. The software is far too much given what is needed to print and nothing seems to resolve the printing problems. I did wait a week after attempting to print an image. All that printed was the 3″ the printer put out. When I used the printer a week later it suddenly prints the entire image from that session.

  74. Jeff said, on July 3, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    I Curse you HP too
    I have had nothing but HP printers from the beginning. At least 4 that I remember. Plug and play. Great stuff
    But this HP C5250 All In One Piece of Shit is the Last product I will buy
    WTF
    I think they sent all the design work to be done in Fucking India
    Lets send all these pieces of shit to Bombay

  75. +1 said, on July 8, 2012 at 12:09 am

    I hate these stupid printers. This is the second on I’v bought.. SHAME ON ME!!!
    The rubbish software causes blue screens of death.I bought i for the wireless, guess what, it doesn’t work. The filthy company try and make money off their users buy tricking them into installing Bing bloatware. Iv told all my friends. STAY FAR AWAY FROM HP. I hope you sink!

  76. nico said, on July 11, 2012 at 4:16 am

    I own a computer company and dealt with Hp on a daily basis. Shit crap and more shit !!!!!!!!!! I dont no how to stress this but dont ever ever buy one. The old Hp’s were great and Hp still try to ride on this.

  77. Darryl Lathan said, on July 23, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    My HP 7500A worked fine at first-after my tech support friend got my Mac OS X Leopard to read it. Then I switched paper from tabloid to letter size and now it only prints tabloid size paper, I can’t find instructions or tech support for Mac on how to fix this. Now it uses up ink in a day after 10 copies when it used to take a month of printing and hundreds of copies. My tech support friend says it’s a piece of shit. Even she can’t find the instructions to make it print letter size paper again! HP printers suck!

  78. BRIAN said, on August 11, 2012 at 1:13 am

    HP PRINTERS ARE WORTHLESS!! BOUGHT A HP DESKJET1660 – UTTER JUNK – NO WONDER USA IS IN TROUBLE.

  79. Michael Biehn said, on August 17, 2012 at 2:27 am

    Yeah, I’ve been wrestling with my C7280 for a couple of years now (literally), just trying to get SOME use out of it. But as soon as the current ink is gone, the same will be true of the printer. HP – never again. Crap product; crappier support. The company has to be one of the most reviled on the ‘net. How embarrassing it must be to have HP on one’s resume…unless maybe you’re wanting a govt position.

  80. Matt said, on August 24, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Matt on August 24, 2012: Customers vote by their feet (running away from inferior products) , and shareholders vote by their pocketbooks: So farewell HP, you are in your well-earned way down the drain. —Nothing personal though first my HP laptop failed (in 13 months, so no warranty) and HP refused to do anything, then my PhotoDumb C4385 just consumed ink just like grazy, until it told ‘print cartridges missing’. On the next garbage day the whole damned printer goes missing too.

  81. Mr. qwanki said, on September 8, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Yep, there is no doubt, many of these printer makers have fallen prey to the Dark side. This Current HPOfficejet 6000 goes through some washing machine toggle, shake, check, recheck internal rail mechanism check, wait,rumble etc all too often. I dare say that i am additionally saddened by the fact that the purchaser does no research before getting these pieces of dung ( not me). And what is with the 125 meg intall? – certainly bloated software so it can add unimaginable processes to my machine when it looks online for some f$$#5-damned update or to tell me about my (Capital Fing! ink status )
    I feel for each and every one of you who has had to waste hours of time because of the continued shortsightedness, and intentional built-in obsolescence from these makers.

  82. Damian said, on October 2, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    I love hp printer support and its helped me improve my customer support in many ways. Its an easy yet very powerful tool. I started my search and found what i needed about how and what Web Based Support Desk Software was all about.. I Curse HP Printers Over Here was easy to learn with and the best thing about it is that I can access my support tickets wherever I go through my iphone. – Damian

  83. California Ed said, on October 10, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Ah, thanks to all of you that have cursed the HP printers..

    My 4 HP ink jet printers are all dead or in the process of dying due to the volume and vehemence of these many curses.

    However, the single remaining HP Laser Jet III seems impervious to these curses; it may survive and continue printing for another decade or so – one can only hope.

    Any suggestions as to other printers, NOT HP, that would suitable for small office.
    Dependability is the key, ink and supplies are secondary and original price is a distant third.

  84. Jeff said, on October 19, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Ed,

    IMO Brother makes a lineup of great simple and multifunction laser products, and as an added benefit, their drivers and utility software is actually decent and highly configurable.

    They also tend to design most of their printers to use the same toner cartridge, which makes managing multiple printers less of a PITA.

    The little simple Brother laser printers are great. The company I work for uses them on large ships. They have fallen off the desk at sea, picked off the deck and right back to work with no issue. In many ways they sort of remind me of the tough little lasers that HP used to make back in the 90s before they cheaped out on everything.

  85. julian said, on October 25, 2012 at 3:25 am

    HP printers have inherent software problems let alone their marketing crap they try to force on you.
    NEVER will HP see my money again second time burnt with crappy software

  86. Thaddeus Wooters said, on November 22, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Just got a brand new Dell computer printer. Never again! Goes through ink like water! Looking at trying some of those low priced ink cartridges. I was considering trying this place – http://www.solanoink.com?? Has anybody utilized this website before?

  87. Rich Pasiut said, on December 7, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    I’ll never even consider another HP product…. I’ve spent day’s, not hours, ting to fix their crap… wasted paper, ink, and most of all MY TIME…. I can’t tell enough people to stay away from their junk. It’s maddening.!

  88. Gillian Hogarth said, on January 6, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    I will never buy another Hp printer again. Printhead has now failed on an hp officejet 7500 that I have owned for about 18 months. I have tried for days to fix it by installing and reinstalling printhead. It has used up 4 full ink cartridges. Have now purchased an Epson which I hope will be better.

  89. Víctor Hugo Benítez (@vicbeng) said, on March 1, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    I know what it feels, we have a officejet pro 8500 and that fucking piece of crap jams the print spooler every damn week. It is working fine and out of nowhere it stops working on one pc or the other. HP SUCKS.

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  94. tomjenks said, on July 5, 2013 at 10:57 am

    We’ve have a HP Photosmart C8180 all in one for at least 5 years and and have on the whole had good service from it. Yes it’s clunky, and yes it uses excessive ink, but the printed results look good. Printed photos are beautiful, equal to anything from Walmart or Walgreen. This printeris is networked. I first configured it WIFI, but changed it to ethernet. I think it’s a tad faster that way. My wife and older daughter print and scan from Windows Vista machines without a problem. I do so from an ancient Toshiba laptop running Ubuntu LINUX 12.04, also without a problem.

    Softwarewise, HP Solution Center has some nice features. One I like allows us to scan a document into searchable PDF dormat. The OCR is great with few errors. The one issue is that periodically the solution Center software loses track of the printer and tells me that no HP Printer is installed when it is, and I can ping it from the network.

    To help with ink costs, we’ve been using refilled ink cartridges for a year or so. So far so good. The printer complains that any printhead damage won’t be covered under warrenty, but after five years of service I could care less.

    I’m starting to look for a replacement printer and judging from the comments in this blog, it won’t be HP. I’m not a gambling men!

    Oh, and I have a HP DV9700 17″ laptop that failed after two years due to degraded solder connections on the motherboard. More HP cost cutting I guess. A shame because it was a great PC while it lasted.

    So this has been my HP experiences

  95. Todd said, on October 13, 2013 at 11:16 am

    I’ve just spent another 2 hours screwing around with an HPC410, and this is AFTER spending half the evening last night just trying figure out how the hell to get this thing to do the MOST BASIC of functions…scan and save some photos to my PC!! Customer support is a JOKE, the “help center” is USELESS and if I am not mistaken, it almost seems as though HP is being slack, misleading and evasive ON PURPOSE? It’s been two days, and I’m tired of dealing with this shit again!. YES, again! I already have an office jet that is ready for the trash sitting in my storage room that gave me NOTHING but headaches! There is no way this is normal “dysfunction”! I am certain this company does this by design!?? I won’t hesitate to say HP printers are easily earning the reputation of being the worst pieces of shit I have ever used, and furthermore, their customer service is the worst I’ve ever experienced!! IMAGINE the level of frustration customers must have to go to such lengths to invest even this much time to simply express their DISSATISFACTION over a product!? I hope this company is made accountable to the fact that they have done such a PISS POOR job regarding so many aspects of their products and services!! I am all but DONE with HP’s frustrating, poorly supported, and insultingly bloated GARBAGE printers! The number of sincere complaints, here and elsewhere, says it all!

  96. Fed-up Chuck said, on November 2, 2013 at 12:35 am

    HP OfficeJet Pro 8000 “Wireless”… yeah, sure. Blinkinlights on the panel because it doesn’t like my continuous ink system. Replaced both printheads with genuine HP printheads because they were “old” (fewer than 1300 pages printed). Nice, they were almost “out of warranty” brand new. I’ve managed to eke another 180 pages out of it for the last year. Yay. Every effing print job I have to uninstall the printer driver, then install the printer driver. Keeps going offline after each job. Cycling the power seems to cost about 3-5mL of ink. I almost never print color, but that doesn’t stop the ink level going down every time I have to cycle the power. Good frigging scam HP! I’ve bought at least $15k worth of HP printers/plotters and ten times that by companies I’ve worked for over the years. Never again. Die HP. May your festering corpse rot in the bowels of hell.

  97. Apple Fanboy said, on November 11, 2013 at 7:54 am

    I agree with you 100% !!! My HP OfficeJet is such a piece of steaming shit !!!! The installation CD fucked my PC in the ass by installing a megaton of shitware and most of the “features” don’t even work !!!! Then the real fun started when I tried to install the official HP drivers on my MacBook…. nothing worked, fucked up everyhting, so since it was a brand new Mac, I re-installed MacOS from scratch and guess what ? MacOS can print and scan on a HP printer BY ITSELF, no need to install anything HP after all !!! GOD BLESS APPLE and fuck you HP so very very very hard !

  98. Apple Fanboy said, on November 11, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Oh.. did I mention that the front panel buttons don’t work for scanning (with or without official HP software…) and that the double sided printing mechanism results in a (very difficult to clean up…) shredded sheet of paper 2 times out of 3 ? :(

    FUCK HP !

  99. NoMoreHP said, on July 2, 2014 at 12:53 am

    I lucked out with my HP L7590. It must have been built in the last year of HP goodness because i’ve not had much issue with it. And it was such a good printer that the next year my mom went and got one, except it was the next year’s model. Total piece of crapola and ended up being returned.
    I have several HP notebooks, (HP and Compaq), The oldest one, although dead now, outlasted the newer ones.
    Sad to see a great company flush themselves down the proverbial toilet. I typed this on my Alienware notebook to make sure it got through.
    No longer will HP grace my presence with their products.

  100. Bruce said, on July 9, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    I’ve always hated HP Printers. but this crappy Officejet 8600 is the worst jalopy of printers I’ve ever had. I used to have an expensive Epson Photoprinter that did everything, but I had to give it up because Epson would not make new drivers for it when XP came out. I had HP Printers back then but they were shelved as I spent years of bliss with my Epson. Then, after I gave my Epson up, I was back in the cold again – playing around with other brands. I have an HP 9600 wide-path that was surprisingly printing very well – but then there’s the old driver issue. They wont update the drivers for Windows 7 or 8 – so I have to use a workaround. But this newer 8600… oh gawd… so bad. It lights up like a Christmas tree for no reason. Prints stop halfway. Low ink complaints. The HP software has slowed down my PC start-up process to a crawl (before it was like 20 seconds, after its like 5 minutes waiting for that crappy HP printing interface to show up). The printer just goes offline, becomes unresponsive – and prints nothing or vomits out all of the prints you ever tried to print… you never know what it’s going to do. I got this thing as a gift – I’m glad I didn’t have to spend money on it. I always knew HP was bad… but THIS bad… never again… NEVER HP again…

  101. Dan Drago said, on July 25, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    It is July 2014 and the same BS is still hanging on. Just bought a deskjet 4645 to find out that the new out-of-the box tricolor cartridge needs replacement. It is new and full. This is robbery. Why do I need the software to tell me when to buy? I want to print until I can see low quality printing. Are my eyes being saved from the horror of the unperfect printing or what?


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