Summary: When toner streaks and toner colors do not go away after replacing the catridge, its not the toner cartridge thats the probelm it the electronics inside the printer that controls the opening and closing of the toner catridge that needs repair/replacing. These electronics are generally not meant to be replaced by repair personnel and so the manufacturers don't maintain a supply of them to purchase for replacement.
Summary: My HP printer is 4 years old and only has 2 users - I read the reviews posted and was shocked to read that other folks have the identical problems that I have with my HP 4600. toner leaks and toner lines. This is an expensive printer to have problems like that. Thanks for the opportunity to post my dissatisfaction.
Summary: The product is good, no complaints yet. However I was extremely disappointed with the condition in which it was sent. Granted the post can be brutal, however this does not mean that the box should be battered beyond recognition and the printer itself, came with ABSOLUTELY no cables none for plugging it in or for attaching it to your computer. Additionally, NO instruction manaul was sent. The printer had several black smudges on the top and sides.
Summary: This printer is a lemon. Had it for a few years and the entire time it streaks large quantities of magenta all over the backs of pages. What a mess. Called HP, had a repairman out, etc., but the problem continues. This thing weighs a ton and it spews forth a ton of garbage. Why can't HP own up to this defect and recall like most other multi-millian dollar companies out there? In this case, you don't get what you pay for. It was expensive!!
Summary: This is definitely the worst printer I have ever used, and I used to work for a company that developed printer driver software, so I have some experience in the area. Our office has an HP Color LaserJet 4600dn, and it's been nothing but trouble. First, the JetDirect network card failed. HP did replace this, as it was a known defect (our HP LaserJet 2300dn had the same model JetDirect network card, and it also failed).
HP 4600 Expensive, Worst Investment, NO HP Support
L. Cummins "WAIV Tech", Amazon
18 January 2007
Summary: My department has had this printer for a few years and for the last year it sat unused because the toner leak problem "renders" it useless. We have even used it a few times with the smears and it developed a horrible noise. We paid to have it cleaned and adjusted, which worked for a month. We cannot afford to pay this much again for so little productivity. My opinion is that HP should have had a recall on this model.
Andy White "http://www.cartoonservices.com", Amazon
28 September 2006
Summary: I'm a cartoonist. I need to be able to print color images for clients. I bought this printer two years ago from Staples, for $2500! Worked great for a couple months, after which the toner cartridges started leaking and the print quality rapidly dimished. DO NOT BUY THIS PRINTER! I'm reluctant to buy anything else from HP, knowing that how it performs on the sales floor can be markedly different from how it will perform after a couple months of light use.
HP LJ4600 Quality issues with cartridges and support
A. Goretzky, Amazon
19 June 2006
Summary: Now we have this printer for nearly 2 years in office use, and before purchase we find that this printer has a good price per printout. But noone expected that some of the cartridges make stripy printout (with black, cyan and margenta)when the cartridge is only 50% used.... so the price per page doubles due to some misconstructed cartridges.
Summary: i have been using an HP 4600 for about 2 years now. There is one more printer of the same model in my building. BOTH printers have developed this problem of printing a nice, fat magenta line across the backs of pages. This problem was not so bad on my printer until just recently, but now over 50% of what I print goes straight to the recycling bin becuase the printer ruins the pages with that line!! VERY ANNOYING!!! It works great other than that.