Summary: This is a terrific printer, but HP hasn't updated the software to work with Windows 7. Ink levels and service tool connections that were orginally provided in the original software is inaccessible in newer opterating systems. And HP wonders why their printer business is falling off.
Summary: bought this printer 2 years ago while i was in college. - within first month of owning it a plastic object broke off (the auto detecttion for open cover). so for 2 year ive had an old pair of scissors propped into the place where the plastic broke off just to get the machine to work. - the plastic paper holder broke off rather easily, so ive had to place a piece of cardboard under the printer to hold the paper to feed. - exp. freq. printer jams + bad prints.
Summary: From the first day, this printer has jammed. It doesn't matter what paper it's using, it jams. And it's slow. The color ink? I swear there is nothing in the cartridge. Save yourself the time and energy and annoyance factor--buy something--anything--else!
Summary: Bought this printer about a year ago. I have been plagued with paper feed problems from the start. This printer never reliably fed HP paper and recently completely quit feeding paper all together. Called HP customer support only to be helped by a person who spoke very poor english. Took 15 minutes just to convey my name and number. Finally I was told there was no option other than upgrade to a newer printer for a cost.
Summary: NO STARS ... Don't waste your money on this. Note the cheap price, you get what you pay for. The paper feeder barely works, most of the time I have to feed it one sheet at a time. I had another HP (very expensive) printer with the same problem. So I guess I am the fool here. Unfortunately, Carly Fiorina ruined what used to be a good company (HP) by cheapening their products to the extent they are purely throw-aways that stop working the minute the warranty expires.
Summary: Misery loves company and by reading the other reviews I can see I have plenty of company here. I bought this printer for my daughter to take to college. After a month it stopped feeding the paper no matter what you tried. Do Not buy this printer! I have other HP printers and they all work great. Stay away from the Deskjet 5940.
Summary: I'm extrememly dissappointed with this printer. I have owned a number of HP ink jet printers before and always liked them for their reliability and performance. This printer however is a piece of junk. It worked fine for 6 months, but now I'm getting the same paper feed problems that everybody else seems to have which makes printing virtually impossible. I have to manually feed paper multiple times to get a single sheet printed.
Summary: The paper feed is a nightmare. When it runs out of paper, it takes multiple attempts to get it to start feeding paper correctly again. It won't pick up the paper or it feeds multiple sheets at once. It jams constantly. I'd like to do an "Office Space" to it.