Summary: Just now received my new HP Deskjet Printer from Computer Geeks, bought thru Amazon, opened the package and found that it was missing the Power Cord, Ethernet cord, CD Software and Set-up guide!! Called Computer Geeks and they were helpful in sending me a return label and said another printer would be shipped soon. When it gets here, I'll update this review. Right now, this Printer makes a poor paper weight. Gotta go and get this printer shipped back to the C Geeks.
Summary: I purchased this printer because the specifications online indicated it was Windows 7 compatible. It is NOT. I intended to replace a HP 960 Deskjet, which worked, but had limited functionality with Windows 7. This 6940 printer won't even give me a test page. Given the cost to return it, I will likely eat the cost. This is the last time I will purchase a printer from any Amazon reseller. !
Summary: Pretty good printers but several caveats. Typical HP junk drivers included on CD - The shovelware works fine, but the driver doesnt work...OOPSIE. D/L the driver only version from the web. I also want to warn about changing print cartridges - we have a few of these printers in remote locations and the casual user can destroy the printer by changing the print cartridge roughly. There is something in the design that doesnt take to rough handling.
Summary: Watch out if you have Windows 7. You can download the drivers from HP for Windows 7 and it also has a Windows 7 update too. Thing is is that the toolbox is not part of the Windows 7 and you can't align or clean the print heads at All! Don't know what HP is thinking?!
Summary: I currently have two of this particular printer in my office. I know that the printer works well and is exactly what I need. This printer, however, has worked just one day since I've had it out of the box. I've gone through various steps to try troubleshoot but without success. I purchased my other printers from Staples which I could easily make a return to if I had problems. I feel stuck with the non working printer with no real way to return it.
Very difficult to use - wish I had bought another brand
PHYLLIS LAVIETES, Amazon
17 December 2010
Summary: I've always had Canon printers and fax machines (although once I had an Epson printer), but thought I would buy HP this time for various reasons. I am very, very disappointed in this product. It is very hard to use, and seems flimsy. There is a whole complicated setup process to do business-size envelopes, and even then it ends up tearing the envelope flaps a lot of the time.
Summary: I paid $99.99 for this printer, and it lasted almost 3 years with very light use by one user. I now have the same problem others have experienced--despite numerous attempts and a new ink cartridge it would not print. Instead it continued to indicate that the black cartridge was low on ink. Tried all the fixes, i.e., cleaning, unplugging etc. but it was toast. As others have noted, HP should have allowed the user to override this alert.
Would be ok if it was not reliable, less ink-hoggy beast
T. Saloranta "coder, esq", Amazon
28 February 2010
Summary: This would be a nice little printer, if it was not so unreliable, and hog ink such that it is not very affordable. After working ok for a month of light printing activity, starter ink cartridges is gone. Then it's ordering on-line, figure out how the heck did one remove cartridges again (icons don't help if you don't remember exact way to remove the thing from thingamagic that holds them).
Summary: Just like another reviewer mentioned this printer worked great until I had to change the cartridge! At first I thought my cartridges were expired so I actually returned them to the store. After trying two different cartridges I confirmed it was the printer! I kept getting error codes and could not figure out what is wrong with it. It looks brand new but unfortunately will not print now.
Summary: After I leave the 6940 on for a few days all the displays start flickering and the printer locks. What I then have to do is unplug its power cord and plug it back in. It works fine then. What I have done to eliminate this problem is to leave it turned off. If and when I decide to print something it seems to turn on automatically. After I've printed what I want to print I turn it off again. Pretty stupid. I've never had to do this with any other HP printers I've owned.