Reviews and Problems with HP Photosmart C4780 All-in-One
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Got me back into soldering
C. Drougas, Amazon
16 November 2014
Summary: My girlfriend had this from her college days. When I tried to use it, it didn't work. It would cycle endlessly on the lcd panel between different modes of operation, making it impossible to print. I discovered the source of the problem using online forums: the main circuit board has a (very likely to occur) faulty capacitor. I ordered a replacement, ripped out the blown one, and completed my second home electronics repair.
Summary: The printer and scanner functions work OK over USB, and I consider this AIO printer to be "good for the price." Unfortunately, the wi-fi is worthless. I've spent a month with HP Tech Support trying to get the HP wi-fi functioning, but it hasn't been successful at this point. We've been using the Mac's built-in printer sharing to connect the printer wirelessly to other computers in the house.
Summary: i bought because it said onetouch wireless hook up.man was that a lie.i beenn trying for a month still have to use usb hook up.it prints letters& pictures very good .scan seems to work good also.just yhe wireless hook up.my brotherbought same printer different model has same problem allthough i have the problem with hook up i'd still recomend this for the job itself.prints,scans,copies like it should.ink is very expensive also.check things before you buy.
Summary: If you buy this printer with the wireless settings in mind, find another printer. There is a chance you may get one of the earlier models (I did) and when you try to set up wireless functionality it bricks. Luckily, there was an update that fixed my printer. The headache the above caused definitely affected this score. Once it was fixed, the printer was actually incredibly reliable (when connected through USB) and has good print quality. Ink refills are also very cheap.
Summary: I've had this for a couple of months and am reasonably happy with it. We had no problems with set up, just plugged it in and it went. It prints nice and fast (not using as a wireless printer though as other reviewers seem not to rate it for this!) but eats ink which is proving expensive. The print quality is good, but even the fast draft is still very dark - an extra fast draft that conserves ink would be a useful option.
Cheap, reliable but expensive to use over the long haul...
Tech Dude "Dude", Amazon
30 October 2010
Summary: It is no secret that HP makes very little, if any, money from the initial sale of these cheap inkjet printers. They make profit and high margins on replacement ink cartridges. This unit is no exception. It comes with ink cartridges that are only half-full, requiring that you purchase replacements after relatively light use.
Summary: This is my second HP printer. While I loved my old printer, I couldn't take it with me to Hawaii, so I was given this one for free from Apple after purchasing a computer from them. Normally I would have nothing bad to say about this printer, but after being patient with it, scouring help forums, I now sort of hate this printer.
Summary: I am satisfied with product and my printer is doing a real good job. When I first got it, it was clean and everything but you cannot say thathat it was new. Looked like it been used before. Plus the shipping is really slow. It took me almost 15 days to get my printer.