False "replace cartridges" message shuts down printer, no workable override available. HP warrenty & tech support worthless.
J. Donahue "11B", Amazon
2 May 2013
Summary: Do not buy the 8000. HP can not seem to solve what is probably firmware imbedded errors. Even new HP print heads and cartridges will not restart printer. I tried EVERY posted blog/user group tip, none worked for me.
Summary: I feel like the sole purpose for this printer was to take money out of my pocket--for ink. I don't print very much, usually just text documents, and I have gone through SO much ink. Also, this printer will NOT print in black and white/grayscale unless you replace your color ink cartridges as well. I have also had issues with the printer either not recognizing that there is paper in the tray, or it will grab 3 or 4 papers at a time and get clogged.
Summary: Everything about this printer is great EXCEPT it keeps losing the connection to my local net. When I turn things on and off and restart everything in sight, it sometimes reconnects. HP claims to have a fix. It only takes about 40 steps and is not guaranteed to work. No more HP products for me.
Pros: While it worked, which was not long, it was quite fast
Cons: Failed completely after about a year. While it worked it was very slow to start up, and jammed frequently. This would probably be the worst piece of office equipment I have ever purchased in over 30 years of buying such items.
Summary: I purchased the HP Officejet pro 8000 and it's been a total waste of money. The first HP 8000 I bought was defective and didn't work when I set it up. Foolishly, I returned it for the same model. BIG mistake. The second printer worked though it constantly had to be reset because paper would not feed properly. It would grind for 15 or 20 minutes at times when turned on. The ink cartridges dried out if the printer wasn't used frequently.
Summary: Bought this printer on Amazon 3 years ago and it has been problematic since. I connected it to my linksys router to use as a network printer and had decent performance for the first year of very low usage. As time has passed, I am having terrible problem getting anything to print. It started by having problems grabbing and feeding the paper. It has always taken what seems like forever to ready itself to print. Now it seems to not recognize a demand to print.
Summary: I have never in my whole life used a more worthless piece of crap. Luckily, my office paid for it and not me. Good luck getting HP's own ink cartridges to work. Oh, and I hope you love the sound of constant buzzing, bucking, cranking, whizzing, whirring, clicking AND NO PRINTING!!! When it does occasionally print correctly without 45 minutes of troubleshooting, it looks great.
Summary: Easily the worst printer I've ever had. No matter how many times I re-install the driver (even after new Operating System changes), this printer still falls flat on it's face. It requires 10 minutes of prep time each time I ask it to print a page of text. It must go through an extensive "prep" each and every time I ask it to print. After a long process, the answer is that this printer is not Mac-compatible.
Summary: As usual the HP software is not very System Admin Friendly for 32 bit workstations shared via Server 2008 64 bit platform. You would think they would simply supply the additonal shared drivers for the other 32 bit systems but noooo... that would be to easy.
Erred in choosing to replace a defective HP OfficeJet with. . . another defective HP Officejet
Miranda Gaea, Amazon
20 August 2012
Summary: HP 6800 officejet all in one printer died after 18 months. HP offered discount of $50 if I replaced it with an HP 8000 all in one, as a factory reconditioned. OK, did that. Arrived and promptly had a software malfunction that erroneously reports that paper is stuck in the printer, when it isn't. Tried to repair it with HP service and after multiple tries and two service reps they advised me that it was defective. They are sending a third printer soon.