I agree now... stay away from this HP 6500A printer/scanner/copier
Amazon Customer, Amazon
17 May 2014
Summary: I had written a previous review shortly after we got this HP 6500A printer and all was well. Here we are a year later and I have completely reversed my opinion. I've worked with countless printers for the past 30.
Summary: just wait, this printer will die outright, it will go through the process, then gets confused and it will blip, tell you to unplug and re-plug, then it will give you a blue screen, and will freeze upon start up and throw you a error code and not post up, hp will give you the run around about out of...
Summary: I have had this printer less than 2 years. I've replaced ALL the ink recently, even those cartridges that don't "need" to be, as well as replaced the print head all at a cost over $150. I STILL CANNOT PRINT anything. I just get blank pages.
Summary: What a piece of trash. I wouldn't give this thing to my mother-in-law. This was the replacement HP sent me when the 4500 I purchased crapped out on me (should've sold it then but I needed it at the time). I've had nothing but problems from this thing.
Summary: Don't buy this printer for home office use unless you only plan to scan and fax. You'll lose your mind trying to print envelopes. Just do search on the topic of printing envelopes with this printer to see for yourself.
Summary: I had HP printers before this one, which were always long-lasting workhorses (if sometimes the software was a bit flaky). This one is a real piece of garbage. I won't buy HP printers any more after this. Where to begin with this printer?
Summary: I own the previous model, 6500, and it just failed on me in about 3 years due to a plastic gear breaking. A search for "office jet 6500 paper jam without paper" in youtube has some good folks posting their findings on this paper-jam issue even for this newer model.