God Help all HP Officejet 8500 A909a printer owners, Because HP wont
8 December 2013
Summary: It's funny ,I think I scared my printer (same model) when I dissected the one that I bought .. I installed some of the parts(print heads) and fixed the printing problem, but the constant alignment problem persisted. It still will not pass a alignment test but the constant aligning has stopped . I am using it for parts as I am determined to keep mine going. This printer doesn't have one good review.
Excerpt: My husband got me the all in one printer and when i say all in one i mean it. Fax, print, copy, you name it and i bet it can do it. The only problem is, it didnt come with ink jets so i cant use it right now. So when buying this printer (unlike my hubby) ask about the toners, ink jets, and cartridgers before buying b/c they are really high dollar.
Excerpt: I had HP for years as a designer. I purchased this computer to do it all. It is not friendly with a Mac OS system. It is always cleaning itself which is over 20 minutes. The ink gets used quickly even though I used xl cartridges which is supposed to last longer. The printing is slow and the spooling the info to the printer is slow. Also HP support is awful. Reviewer received a sample of this product.
Excerpt: Hp has always made some decent products, but this time they have went too far in cutting corners. The printer carries a small injet in which you must have refilled or replaced about every 3 months. depending on how much printing you do in a month or so time, as for me I do a lot of printing with a home based business I run. this printer can not possibly keep up.
Excerpt: The HP Officejet Pro 8500 is a disappointment, compared to the L7580 Model, which it replaced. I must admit, I like the way it scans without jamming. But I find it impossibe (even with the aid of a techie) to get it to print from my second computer, which I keep off line. The ink cartridges look the same on the two, but have different stock numbers, thus creating problems for one with two machines. It also vibrates like a bowl full of jelly. And who needs that?
HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless (CB023A)does not work all the ti
9 September 2012
Excerpt: HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless (CB023A)does not work all the time. I had to return the first one and got a refurbish one back from HP. When I first turned it on I got the error message"Pump Motor Failure" - I called HP, and it took them many hours and could not figure out why and told me to send it back. After giving me a refurbished one, that one seems to work. So I paid full price for a refurbished printer. Touchscreen on the printer is very slow sometimes.
Cons: Horrible ink-eater, noisy, screensaver causes crashing of printer and for some reason...maybe HP hates its users...will NOT LET YOU CONTINUE PRINTING ANYTHING IF EVEN ONE OF ITS FOUR INK CARTRIDGES IS OUT.
Pros: Great Quality Prints, Diversity of Print Form Factors, WiFi, Duplexes,Fast, Good Fax and Scanner,
Cons: Expensive Ink, After the warranty ran out the printer stopped working. This is a known Issue: "Printer Jam in Access Door" but there is "NO" printer jam. Turns out this is a common problem for a printer that ran about $400 at the time of purchase.
Summary: The HP OfficeJet Pro 8500 would be an excellent printer if it would feed paper properly. Every time I print more than five copies it will stop in the middle of the run with an "out of paper" message. If I reseat the paper already in the tray it will pick it up and finish the job. That alone is enough to make me regret buying this printer.