Summary: By purchasing this product i was trying to use existing ink i had prepurchased. Unfortunately the printer did not perform as discribed. I have now purchased 3 of this printer and none have worked well. I could have purchased insurance to cover this problem but did not. I may try to find another one that is cheap but unsure at this time. I think this model worked very well for me when purchased new but buying used appears to be a bad idea.
Summary: My 940C lasted five years, but ate up its paper drive mechanism yesterday. The prints were very good, although color quality was sometimes off. Hard to complain when it came free with the Mac, but it is a slow printer and with a multi-color ink cartridge, somewhat more expensive than a printer using more individual cartridges. Always had minor paper feeding glitches.
Summary: I owned this printer for more than a year. It worked fine until I bought a new computer, I unplugged it, moved to a new place, and replugged it. The power supply burnt out. The printer was dead. I wasted 2 packs of unused expensive ink cartridges.
Summary: This is the 3rd HP printer I have owned and it has broken the fastest. My first one was around for four years of college, then it died. The second, an 820 Cse lasted about 18 months. The 940c lasted me just over a year and died. Add to this the fact that the cartridges are expensive (I'm stuck with 6 of them) and don't last terribly long. I'm thinking laser to replace this one, and a Canon inkjet for color printing.
Summary: After using this printer for one year (home use), a plastic bracket to which a spring attaches to maintain belt tension on the print cartridge carriage broke. Rather than try to get a new part, I'm going to throw this printer away and buy a new one.
Summary: I have had mine for about two years. I love the color it gives but it has also given me a lot of problems. Something has gone wrong with the memory inside making it impossible to print in "best" quality. An error message will pop up on my screen and then it will start printing out garbled junk. I've down loaded the latest driver--more than once--but with no success. It has been a waste of money to me--especially when ink cartridges are so high for it!!
Summary: I purchased this printer with high expectations. But was very disappointed. Right off, I had problems with paper jamming and printer errors. I even think it jammed so much that a small piece broke off. When it prints the quality is great but I have had a lot of trouble with it when trying to print on card stock. It doesn't appear to be very sturdy and makes me very nervous every time I try to print more than a few sheets at a time.
worked great until it just STOPPED working at all!
4 December 2002
Summary: I replaced an EPSON about 6 months ago that worked for about 9 months before the paperfeed went out. I thought I was "movin' up" by purchasing an HP, well, this one stopped working after 6 months: the printer carriage gets hung up on the right. I went to the website for troubleshooting options, none of which solved the problem....and the warranty is the biggest weakness...90-days! This alone speaks poorly of the expectations HP has of its own products.
Summary: We have had this printer about 3 weeks and the cartridge already needs replaced. We do not do an excessive amount of printing, so I think that is a little too soon to run out of ink. Also this printer jams up very easily (one of the reasons I was replacing the last HP printer I had) I feel I have spent as much time fixing paper jams as I have printing. It is easy to fix when it does jam up, but a little frustrating that it happens so often.
Summary: I decided to get a new printer for picture reproduction and small business projects. The printer shredded 40% of the print jobs I sent. The roller jams the paper in back, forcing you to remove a panel and ripping the sheet from the teeth of this monster. It is like playing toy-tug with my dog. If it does not eat your print jobs, then the sheet is fed in cockeyed and it prints off kilter when a lucky sheet makes it out of this beast.