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Hp photosmart 7850 printer

I cannot print at all the red light on the right of the printer keeps flashing can you let me know how to stop it flashing and enalbeit to print

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Re: hp photosmart 7850 printer

Apparently this is one of many common problems with this model here's what some people had to say about it: This printer is a piece of garbage. It worked ok the first time or two, but after that forget it. Even though it has paper, it won't print and says it's out of paper. It will click and make all sorts of odd noises and if it does grab a sheet in the feeder it will often grab multiple sheets and jam. On top of that, even though it has nearly a full ink cartridge, every 2 seconds it flashes an extremely annoying error message that it has to print in backup mode because it's out of ink. 99% of the entire time that I've had this printer the blasted red error light is blinking. IF you can get it to print at all you're lucky. Usually I give up. Save your money and buy a different printer. I bought this printer in November of 2005. I haven't used it all that much and it's been treated with care and today for no reason whatsoever, I started eating the paper like a monster and making a horrible clicking noise. I actually looked on here to see if there was any hope of being able to repair it but I don't think I am in any luck after reading all the other reviews. I actually liked this printer but I don't anymore and I wouldn't recommend buying one. It's crap--if you're spending 100 bones--get your money's worth and buy the HP PSC 2210 all in one. You won't regret the extra cash. looks like a lot of unhappy customers there and unfortunately you are one of many hope this helps regards

Posted on Aug 19, 2007

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