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My Envy 4502 is retarded.

Why would a printer copy itself and randomly be offline? Why would removing the device and re-adding it every day be the only fix? Why does the damn thing print 2/4 pages and then cancel without reporting a reason???? GAH!!! HELP ME BRAHS

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Originally Posted by KSIMP88 View Post

My Envy 4502 is retarded.

Why would a printer copy itself and randomly be offline? Why would removing the device and re-adding it every day be the only fix? Why does the damn thing print 2/4 pages and then cancel without reporting a reason???? GAH!!! HELP ME BRAHS

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Because HP InkJet printers are trash and their wireless drivers are worse redface.gif
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The company I work for was the authorized factory repair and refurbishment facility for HP printers for almost eight years. Speaking from experience I'd have to echo Phils assessment. I know it doesn't help Ksimp, but it is what it is. The HP driver package is the biggest pile of crap I've ever personally witnessed and the hardware is passable at best.

Go out and grab a Canon All-In-One and you'll never buy a HP again smile.gif
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RAGE. Just plain RAGE.
The Irony is I am trying to print a list from a customer of mine. I provide computer consultation and other services. And I can't even use my own printer...
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So, consult yourself and replace that garbage. biggrin.gif
    
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Don't have $80. Calming down and pretending I'm being paid.
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I have the HP ENVY 100 printer and it works very well..... the only odd thing is it goes to sleep after like an hour and has to be restarted...
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post #8 of 8
HP is especially guilty of this stuff in their entry level printers they give away with computers or sell for less than $150.
If you spend the $250+ on an 8600 Pro most or all of this nonsense will disappear.
Below that and they make you pay for it with bad ink economy and terrible software.

I would ideally replace the printer with Brother or Canon laser or an Epson Workforce 4xxx series.
Expensive, but worth it for the hardware and software quality
The canon lasers can be refilled using websites like inkowl too.

To actually fix the issue at hand I would uninstall the drivers and see about getting the printer hooked up to a router via Ethernet.
Ive had some success with "wireless" HP printers that use the router rather than their onboard wifi.
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