In December 2010, I set about selecting a new printer. As documented here on my blog, I purchased an HP Photosmart Premium all-in-one (C410a) thanks to its AirPrint capability and decent photo quality. This week, after less than two years of light use, my Photosmart stopped printing. I tried two new black ink cartridges but nothing worked. The photo "side" is fine, but it's … [Read more...] about My HP Photosmart Printer Just Stopped Printing…
If there is any area of the electronics market more prone to shenanigans than mobile phones it is the fabulous world of printers. Although not exactly a "razors and blades" market, the world of printers is all about maximizing profits on the purchase of supplies, especially ink cartridges. Although HP's games with expiring inks (and whole printers) last year gave me pause, I … [Read more...] about When Does XL No Longer Mean “Extra Large”? HP’s Printer Inks, Of Course!
Yesterday I discussed HP's expiring photosmart ink cartridges and advised pressing "OK" to keep using them anyway. Today we talk about what happens when the ink system really does fail. Ink System Failure; Error: 0xc19a0035 As I demonstrated yesterday, some (but not all) of HP's inkjet cartridges have a pre-programmed expiration date. Though no one from HP could explain … [Read more...] about HP Photosmart Ink System Failure – Error: 0xc19a0035