Tip & How-To about HP Officejet Pro 8600

Upgrade your printer and continue to refill your own ink cartridges

I just had my HP 8600 document feeder fail. This problem part cannot be ordered for replacement, and to have it repaired will cost almost $200. Well a brand new one on sale is only $250. And better yet, upgrade to the HP Officejet Pro 8630, since HP will no longer be manufacturing the 8600.

I have saved hundreds of dollars, refilling my own cartridges. I upgraded, after I learned that the newer model uses the exact same ink cartridges. So, I am on my third HP Printer, and I have purchased only one set of cartridges in 3 years. I have refilled my color cartridges at least 8 times. They need refilling more frequently than the black. (The black ink cartridge is twice the size.)

In addition, I purchased a three year extended warranty for $20 or $30. If anything happens to this printer in that time, it will be replaced automatically, and I will not have to pay for shipping.

In essence, I am in position to have used the same set of ink cartridges for 6 years. I only put my new cartridges in after I have refilled the empties. After the printer resets, I pull them out and put in the refills. So you see, my printer came with a set of cartridges, and I purchased one extra set, for resetting the printer after refilling the cartridges.

I suggest to really control your costs, consider buying a quality printer, that will be good for years of service, add a service contract, and refill your own cartridges. If you print as much as I do, you are realize a significant savings in the cost of ink.

I know that I have saved a minimum of $360. Add the cost of inconvenience and going to Walmart for refills, and you may be realizing a savings of $150 per year, just for refills.

Good luck, and plan ahead.

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is it a knew or old one you might pay to fix it or if it is new one bring it back to shop or call them

Mar 31, 2014 | HP Officejet Pro 8600

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Pulled a stapled document out of the document feeder and ever since there is a line (scratch) anytime you use the doc feeder... not so with scanned images .... how can I repair that? Do I need to buy a whole new top to the all in one? hp laserjet 3030 .... I don't want to mess with the wiring if I don't have to ... looks like you can replace just peices inside the feeder... like rollers and stuff... cant find a repair manual on line that seeems helpful. Any advice is welcome. Thank you~

That is the Solution, Just replace the glass ****, You have two options either order the **** glass so you can replace the glass the the Doc Feeder Reads.

Are you mechanical and do you know how to remove the **** glass, their is 4 screws I believe that old it in place.

if you wish for me to investigate this you can contact us through our website at:
I sold one of these before so I know what I am talking about.

Oct 20, 2009 | HP LaserJet 3030 All-In-One Printer

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