Reviews and Problems with HP Photosmart C4280 All-in-One
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I have never had so many problems!
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I had a HP printer before and loved it. It was a 3 in one as well. One day it broke, and so I went to get a new one. I figured I would stick with HP because I liked them. but this printer has problems everyday. When I go to put a new cartridge in, it aligns...and then the next time I go to use it I have to align the whole thing AGAIN. it's very annoying. Their picture program for printing off pictures is the worst.
Excerpt: The printer works great as does the scanner portion. The copier is a little slow but output is great. the problem I had was the installation software. Almost everytime the computer was shutdown,HP would reinstall the software. Which you can not simply cancel setup. it doesn't allow it.
Another decent, 'Luck of the Draw', printer from Hewlett Packard
26 August 2012
Excerpt: In typical HP fashion, the HP Photosmart C4280 All-In-One InkJet Printer offers as much, or more frustration as it does pleasure from a printer. Technically, an "All In One", but is it really? In my opinion, HP puts more emphasis on annoyances and problems for the customer than they do on quality.
Excerpt: I bought this printer awhile ago, and I liked a lot of the features that it had- I really like the scan/copy feature so I can just lay something on the scanner bed and make a copy with out having a computer hooked up to it. I thought I would use the chip card reader/printer- but it was such a pain to try and get it to work that I just gave up and I have never used it. If i want to print a picture I just use my computer's chip card reader.
Excerpt: This is an old printer. Lets just put that out there. Easy to use and setup, but super loud, ink is expensive, and it just doesnt have the connectivity options I would like. Time for an upgrade!
Summary: What a rip off. Very expensive to use printer because the cartridges hold such a small amount of ink. Bulk ink is very cheap, so the public should be able to print for less than one penny per page, not ten cents a page.
Pros: Very good printed text quality. Nice copying feature/quality. Pretty to look at.
Cons: Eats through ink, does not always print, does not scan on to computer, sometimes it doesn't recognize its own in cartridges, not always recognized on my computer, sometimes prints striped text when ink is full.
Pros: Works fine enough for most jobs. Compact size. Scanning and copying work fine. Linux support is great! (every printer manufacturer should be more like HP and support Linux).
Cons: Horrible hardware problem in that when printing Avery business cards, it doesn't observe the top margin so cards don't line up. Very bad. I would not have bought this printer if I knew that. Also, display stays on (black) when power is off. Bad.
"Great for one year then it quit printing and scanning."
5 February 2010
Pros: Compact size. Cheap. Everything worked great. Did not experience any paper jams or high ink usage. But now it is only a stand alone copy machine.
Cons: When it quit printing & scanning, HP help could not find a fix; software kept telling me that it does not pass the Win logo. Installed anyway but PC could not find the printer. Same results when installed in another Win XP PC.