Summary: I didn't buy this item om eBay, but at Circuit City as they were going kaput. A horribole machine and a horrible experience with customer service. The software to communicate the printer to the computer didn't work. Then customer service (from India, of course)didn't send the replacement software as promised.
Huge amount of bloatware on your computer to use the printer
D. Haig, Amazon
23 March 2013
Summary: You cannot simply install the drivers, you must install their full suite of HP bloatware including programs that constantly tell you to buy more cartridges and update their software (which you don't even use). This also includes software they make money off by bundling it with the printer (like bing bar). So if you want a whole lot of admin to deal with every time you simply want to scan or print something then go for it. You have been warned.
Summary: A god-awful all purpose printer. No problems with the scanning function, once you figure it out it's fine but the printer... oh the printer! Fails to feed paper constantly. HP website recommends using only their paper, (which we had!), to solve the problem of miss-feeding to no avail. Requires appeasing the machine's spirit, sacrificing a few chickens, blind luck and when all else fails hitting the damned thing. Then there's the colour cartridge.....
Summary: Due to this, I got few disapointment, delay and later realised the prouduct is unaffordable. The printer each time get struct with papers all inks get wasted, according to me an software modulator i strongly don't recommend. According to me, 3.5 years being a customer with amazon groups, i felt hardtime with printer. I connected also not received any single page properly.. Thanks for giving a review about the product, if honestly did tell about product without any hiden.
Don't buy unless you're prepared to deal with problems when installing the software from the CD
J Jones, Amazon
6 October 2009
Summary: In hardware terms, this is a great little printer however, there are some MAJOR problems that can occur when you try to install the HP Deskjet F4280's software. Think twice about buying it if you are running anything less recent than vista, if you have an old PC or if you don't have much room on your hard drive.
Summary: Bought one on the High Street. Have previously found HP printers robust, reliable and easy to set up. Spent 4 hours trying to set this one up. The software stuck, the computer crashed and after twice removing the software and starting again I was ready to throw the whole thing out of the window. The troubleshooting solutions didn't work. Don't touch it with a bargepole. Took it back and got a refund.
Summary: This printer has been the model of uselessness and unreliability. It has never worked properly, the software is poor, I've never managed to get the scanner to work, and the cartridges give me 40-50 colour pints at most. My 3 year old Epsom gave me 243 colour prints at best and a round 180 at worst. The issue is that I have an interview to get onto the 2nd year of a fine art course in less than 2 hours.
Summary: A very versatile reasonably priced all in one printer. It would be nice if the computer companies could standardise on the types of ink cartridges as yet again one has to buy new at inflated prices, but the printer is still a cracking buy.
Summary: This was a complete waste of time and money, as the unit does not function. 1. The power connectors are too slacl to maintain contact. 2. If connectors held by fingers, cartridge carrier zips from one end to the other, does not centralize stop to enable loading cartridge. C.