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.
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. In...
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.
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.