Summary: I bought mine used so I attribute a lot of the problems to that. Even after receiving a new one and after spending days to get it setup, I found that it was not as fast, as quiet, or as easy to use as my HP 2150. So this printer is on the floor and I'm using my HP 2150 again. My main problem is scanning multiple pages at once. I want it to save it as one pdf document.
Excerpt: I was really excited about this product because it was compact and multi-functional. At first glance the printer is very attractive and took up a quarter of the space that my Brother MFC used to occupy. The printer comes with a quick setup instructions and it appeared easy to remove the packing foam and cardboard pieces from the printer. Then it all went south, I was unable to really assess the printer's capabilities because I continued to get a carriage error.
Excerpt: My Kodak printer recently died and in a pinch, I drove over to Office Depot to find a replacement. I decided that I would purchase the HP Officejet 4500 All-in-One Printer. I was excited because I would have a scanner, printer, copier and fax all in one! When I set it up, there was an error in the software so I had to go to the HP website to get a "patch" for it. It took forever to download. Once fixed, I began printing my coupons, just as I do almost every day.
Summary: Well, the adage that "you get what you pay for" holds here as well. The Chinese made product (ALL HP products are Chinese made) is slow and noisy. Often times, it fails to print or even tractor the paper. The item, purchase through EBay was only $50 - a low price. Now you know why. Most outrageous is the fact that replacing the cartridges actually cost more than the unit itself.
Summary: The printer has worked as advertised for the first six months. This all in one printer scans, faxes, and prints well but after six/ seven months. The printer I purchased has stopped picking up paper in the paper tray entirely, I have to use a can of spray air spraying it lightly under the paper for it to pick up a single page, I can no longer do jobs that are more than a few pages now because of this.
Problems with set up; paper not feeding after 1 page
10 April 2011
Summary: It took several tries to get the printer's wireless feature to work with my router...kept telling me the printer was not part of the network. Then when I finally got it working,it printed one test page and then wouldn't feed sheets through to print a document. Fiddled with adjusting paper when machine kept saying there was no paper...took about 20 tries to get it to print. Just bought it yesterday -- will see if I can take it back and get my money back.
A fatally flawed unusable machine: power save mode freezes my computer, lack of print tray is idiotic
Andrew M., Amazon
31 December 2010
Summary: I bought this fine seeming machine a week ago at Office Depot at a nice sale price of $60 but will return it for sure. Here's why, and it's a fatal flaw: I discovered that every time the printer goes into power save mode, basically every few minutes, it also freezes up my whole computer, no matter if I'm on the net or in a word processing program, whatever, it causes great delays in every command, freezing, crashing.
The multi-function machine that did not last 24 hours
Rev Laurel, Amazon
28 December 2010
Summary: When you buy an office machine, you expect that SOMEDAY something will go wrong with the machine--eventually. But little did I expect that the MORNING AFTER I set up this HP multi-function machine that the scanner would break and become UNUSABLE--at least the sheet feeder which really becomes the main selling point for buying this particular model.
Summary: I bought this from officemax and paid 130 for it and now I feel screwed because amazon is only $50. Anyway, avoid this printer. You will not get as many pages printed as specified by the manufacturer. It works great for scans. Faxes I'm sure are good, but never tried it. In sum, avoid this printer. It eats up too much ink, and the cartridges are really pricey. Plus, if you buy the refill kits,they won't work as well as a new one.