HP Photosmart Premium C309g-m inkjet multifunction

HP has employed Touchsmart technology in this inkjet multifunction printer

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  • Expert Rating

    3.50 / 5
  • User Rating

    1.00 / 5 (of 7 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 399.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Huley Nuley

0.0

1

Pros
HP Photosmart Premium C309g-m is rubbish
Cons
HP Photosmart Premium C309g-m is a massive INK $$$$ money pit!!!
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This thing has done nothing but sucked my expensive 564 cartridges, including the extra reservoir sizes dry with extremely low usage (I'm talking 30-50 pages max). To tell you how little I use this printer, I have not gone through a full ream of paper with this printer but I have restocked all of the wells 4 times already. It's constantly running "cleaning" cycles which take 2 minutes, no doubt purging a quarter of the ink tank into a hidden sinkhole or sponge tray hidden somewhere. It has a separate Photo Black cartridge which should never actually be used - unless you are printing... PHOTOS (hello?) ...it burns through this expensive cartridge as well for text printing (no, I am not printing photos on a web page). Mind you I have this piece of garbage set to DRAFT quality, most sparing -light ink printing setting I can find. I avoid printing backgrounds. And yes the printouts come out faint. Then WHY is it draining my ink cartridges? It has to be this mysterious 2 minute "cleaning" routine which it runs after waking from a sleep state. After years of keeping it around, I've tried everything to validate why I bought this thing but it keeps telling me: "Throw me out of a second floor window NOW!!!" Once my last cartridge is spent, I am going directly to the store to replace this devil. Then it will be retired to serve exclusively as a standard sized page scanner-to-thumb drive slave which is about it's only good use. I like HP but this is the worst piece of **** they have every produced.
Oh yes, PS: if you try to use the Bluetooth on this printer it will screw up everything. Delete password and connections. Power off. Reboot, and keep trying until you get wifi back. The problem is in the Bluetooth interfering with the Wifi Adaptor. Probably on the same card and it's a shared design flaw.

Bill

0.0

2

Pros
Nothing
Cons
Constantly drops connection, will not print photos
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As per all the other reviews, do not bother with this. It does not scan like it's meant to. It does not print photos when it's meant to. When it does print them it will print more than you are asking for. It constantly drops the wi-fi connection. Above all the 'wizard' HP provides to help is a complete and utter waste of time. Offers no assistance whatsoever. Please if you are reading this review, do not waste your money.

Veronica

0.0

3

Pros
Nothing - it's a paperweight
Cons
wireless connection
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This printer constantly ges into standby and won't work with my PC. My husband can usually print from his Mac and sometimes that will reset something and allow me to print from the PC. Most of the time it won't scan either. I have removed and reloaded all the software and re-set up the connections so many times. Would never buy another HP printer again.

jjcrawfish

0.0

4

Pros
nothing
Cons
Sloooooow
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Worst printer I have ever had. It not only takes forever to print, but you have to wait longer for it to wake up and prepare to start printing. Never got the WiFi or blue tooth to work on PC, ipad or smart phone.
The worst thing is the ink cost. It uses ink like it is going out of style. I get refills from Cartridge World and they work sometime and don't others. There are 4 color cartridges and you can't tell which is working and which isn't. Of course the cartridge menu on the machine isn't accurate with refills. I am going to have to throw this thing away and get another.

Megan

2.0

5

Pros
Decent quality
Cons
everything else
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More trouble than it's worth. Constantly has problems connecting to my computer via wifi. I having to change the IP address, uninstall/reinstall, and a whole bunch of other nonsense just to get it to do what it's supposed to. While researching how to fix these problems, I saw that many users have the same problems consistently. Eats up ink quickly.

TOM BAYLESS

4.0

6

Pros
MY 309g printer
Cons
MY 309g PRINTEER
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AT THE PRESEMT TIME MY C309g PRINTER DOES NOT FEED A SHEET OF PAPER PROPERLY I ONLY SEE ONE FEED R0LLER AND THA THAT DOES NOT FEED PROPERLY HOW CAN I EXCHANGE THIS PRINTER FOR ONE THAT WORKS?

George Binkley

0.5

7

Pros
nothing
Cons
HP printers
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i had a HP 209 printer that started printing every thing with lines in it. I called HP tec support and they sent me a new head with ink. I put in the new head and ink and it worked for about 2 weeks. I called back and finaley got them to take this junk printer back. When the new printer came it worked for about 3 weeks then it started printing like crap. I called HP and they said they would upgrade me to a 309g-m.. I have had this printer for about 6 weeks and it is doing the same thing. ( By the way HP did not want the old 209 printer back, they said I could do with I wanted to do with it, I junk it)This New 309g-m is starting to print with lines and the red is crap. there now going to do the same thing by sending me a new head and ink. If that will not fix the issue they said they would send me a used orinter that has been fixed (????) i told them if the new head cant fix my issue I don't want a used printer, I have one and it is made by HP. Either send me a new printer or give me my money back and I will go out and buy a nother brand. Just wondering, is there any printer that work for more than 3 months out there or do I just have crapie luck with printers?

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