Excerpt: We have had two Hewlett Packard Deskjet printers now. I didn't pick either one out and both I have been diapappointed in. Both of them seem to just suck up the ink like a sponge, even when you adjust the thing not to use as much. I constantly seem to be changing the cartridges and that gets old real fast. Also it seems to freeze up the computer often.
A Disappointing Product From the Usually Dependable HP Family
9 September 2012
Excerpt: My initial excitement at finding a reasonably affordable all-in-one printer quickly turned to disappointment as the HP DeskJet F4280 lacks the dependability and durability usually associated with HP products. This Deskjet offers Printer-Scanner-Copier, including two-sided printing, a rare feature on a modestly prized Deskjet. However, the error messages began quickly with an ongoing alignment issue for the scanner that was never resolved.
Excerpt: This is probably one of the worst purchases around the house. It wasn't that expensive, but it was still too much money due to the cartridge costs. It is difficult to use. It cannot scan in any other format other than a picture file. It goes through ink at lightening speeds. The cartridges aren't that expensive but it seems that we're always replacing them.
Summary: We have had our HP 4280C printer/scanner for about 5 years now. I would not buy another one. The print quality is okay, but here are some issues we have encountered: Scanner Issues: 1. Scanner stopped working for a couple of months and all of a sudden started working again. 2. The scanning software with the machine is not intuitive, and as a result, I try to avoid using it for scanning whenever possible. Printer Issues: 1.
Summary: I got this for only $30 on a boxing day sale, and it's not even worth that. After printing only 3 pages, it started saying the color cartridge was empty. Replaced the cartridge and it worked. Then another time after refilling the black ink, I put the black ink cartridge in and it started saying the color one is not working again. I didn't touch the color ink one, and it has lots of ink, so there's probably a defect with the color part.
Summary: After about a year, the thing started giving cryptic errors. I googled these cryptic errors and found that those before me basically banged their heads against the wall trying to fix it, but never succeeded. I tried reinstalling the drivers and all that. I must have used it all of 20 times before it stopped working.
Summary: I could not believe my eyes when I saw the price of this printer, especially given its features, copying and scanning. Really, warning bells should have gone off. I installed the printer correctly, but it would not work. I called tech support and found out the warranty was void because I had bought it through amazon.com. So I plunked down another 65 dollars. After an hour and a half, the tech had the printer up and running. One week later, it again wouldn't operate.
Summary: I do love that this printer can scan. It's been great for scanning my kid's drawings and emailing them to the grandparents. And since this was a gift, I've tried to ignore the other problems. But it DOES have problems. The scanning only works properly maybe 1/3 of the time. I press scan and it only scans a small portion of the original. I do nothing, press scan again, same thing. Try again, and it works. Who knows why. It's been this way since it was brand new.
Summary: It freezes up and stops printing about halfway through every 5th or 6th page, for no apparent reason. Then when iI click the "resume" button, it starts the file over from the beginning. So if I printed half of a 10-page file it starts over at page 1 even if it already printed 1-5. I keep it on "draft" setting to save ink, but it prints so fast on the draft setting that sometimes it tears up the page on the way out, or sucks the page back in after it's done printing &...