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HP Photosmart C5280 All-in-One

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Reviews and Problems with HP Photosmart C5280 All-in-One

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Overall 4
4.0

not for occasional use

AA "proud grandma", Amazon
27 February 2013
  • Summary: This machine is made to be used on a regular basis, so it is not good if it's going to sit for days or weeks without printing. I had trouble from the start with color balance too; in fact HP sent a replacement because eveything came out yellowish and it oculd not be adjusted. DO NOT RUN if any of the inks is empty you will dry out the tubes and then it's toast.
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Overall 4
4.0

HP5520

Carol Marlin, Amazon
27 October 2012
  • Summary: Disappointed. Easy to install. Great size and was hopeful because have done pretty well with HP in past. But scanner results are poor. Loosing detail from original documents.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good & Bad - But Mostly ANNOYING !

Intuitions, Amazon
1 August 2011
  • Summary: The main reason why I purchased this machine was to print directly onto cds/dvds. I had to get a special program and template on the net to get cd printing up and running. After that, I created some pretty stunning cds. The ink ran out too fast. I found that purchasing the photo ink made my cds look better and non smudge. I spent about $60 in ink/blank cds/cellophane/cases to print 25 cds.
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't Buy This

John K, Amazon
22 January 2011
  • Summary: I have two of these printers (wish I didn't have any). They seemed fine at first, but then started breaking down (continual paper jams - both of them) within a year, and they gobble up expensive ink cartridges as well. I've had other HP printers that I was satisfied with, but not this model. Don't buy it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Cannot Print To CDs & DVDs under Mac OS X Snow Leopard

S. B. Girling, Amazon
31 August 2009
  • Summary: I've had this printer for 9-12 months and it has been pretty good in general. However, with the recent Snow Leopard release (OS X 10.6), the HP Photosmart Create software displays a message stating "Direct CD/DVD printing error - The currently selected printer does not support direct printing to a CD or DVD". This worked very well prior to the Snow Leopard release. HP needs to step up and update their software/drivers!
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Overall 4
4.0

HP Photosmart C5280 All-in-One Printer Scanner Copier

J.Lopez, Rate it all!
6 October 2008
  • Summary: If you are planning on using this as a networked printer you might want to look to another brand. The printer itself is fine but the HP Networking software is buggy and causes error messages when you shut down Windows (both XP and Vista). I tried the Email support and went round and round with them. Their solution was to uninstall then reinstall the software. When that didn't work, their next suggestion was to uninstall then reinstall the software.
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Overall 4
4.0

Buggy Software and Lame Tech Support

Amazon Customer, Amazon
5 October 2008
  • Summary: If you are planning on using this as a networked printer you might want to look to another brand. The printer itself is fine but the HP Networking software is buggy and causes error messages when you shut down Windows (both XP and Vista). I tried the Email support and went round and round with them. Their solution was to uninstall then reinstall the software. When that didn't work, their next suggestion was to uninstall then reinstall the software.
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Overall 4
4.0

Wish I had read these reviews before purchasing...

Pattie "Lennon Scruff", Amazon
29 September 2008
  • Summary: While it actually does work with my Mac, I've had nothing but trouble with this printer since I got it. The reason I bought it was to print CD's and DVD's. That's a nightmare, if you can get it to do it at all. I constantly have to realign the print-heads and clean the thing and every single time I go to print, it tells me I either have a paper jam or no paper at all! Can't afford a new one and the warranty is worthless, so I guess I'm stuck with it...
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Overall 4
4.0

HP Photosmart C5280 All-in-One Printer Scanner Copier

LennonScruff, Rate it all!
29 September 2008
  • Summary: While it actually does work with my Mac, I've had nothing but trouble with this printer since I got it. The reason I bought it was to print CD's and DVD's. That's a nightmare, if you can get it to do it at all. I constantly have to realign the print-heads and clean the thing and every single time I go to print, it tells me I either have a paper jam or no paper at all! Can't afford a new one and the warranty is worthless, so I guess I'm stuck with it...
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Overall 4
4.0

Printing DVD is okay, but forget scanning

Sonny Denbow, Amazon
20 August 2008
  • Summary: I should have known better than to buy a low-end HP printer, but the features sucked me in. I need to print at least 2 test pages before the colors print correctly, which wastes A LOT of ink. The scanner is worthless. The only positive feature is the ability to print on DVDs, but again I need to print test pages before I can get a simple black and white label. If I don't, the labels come out purple or pink. This is the last HP color print I will EVER buy.
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