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AshMania 19 August 30, 2016 at 06:21 PM in Printers (4) More Amazon Deals
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Here is the link to the printer for $345.60 at Amazon.com:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014CSKE7E

Its actually lower than the less expensive wired printer of the same series.
Seems like a decent printer...
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Quote from AshMania View Post :
Here is the link to the printer for $345.60 at Amazon.com:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014CSKE7E

Its actually lower than the less expensive wired printer of the same series.
Seems like a decent printer...
Good price but the printer HW sucks. ADF scanner scans crooked.
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Sounds like you need to place a service call. I have an M477fdn (the non-wifi version) and haven't seen any problems with the ADF. I'll admit, though, that I've only ran 30-40 sheets through the ADF so far so maybe it's something that degrades with use...
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My review that I posted on BB:

On paper (no pun intended), the M477FDW has it all. Fast networking, Wifi, web-enabled apps, single pass dual sided scanning, EXCELLENT color and grayscale print quality, even a fax (if you're into that sort of thing).
Then the nightmare begins: Where do I start...
The single-pass dual sided document feeder scans EVERY page crooked.
The document feeder also grabs stacks of pages at a time, meaning I have to reload my stack, or scan one page at a time, making the auto document feeder completely USELESS. I also have this printer set up downstairs and my workstation is upstairs. This was very frustrating as I had to make over a dozen trips up and down the stairs to ensure my scan was successful. I bought an MFP, not a workout device.
The networking would drop out after an hour. A reboot was always needed. I updated the firmware to the latest version, but it still didn't fix the problem.
Got a Mac? Too bad. Half the time, PDF documents will not print and will give a "cannot print. file is corrupt" error on the printer, then proceed to ignore your print job. When you are printing PDF time sensitive real estate contracts, that's a big deal. The workaround is to use Adobe Reader to print, or a Windows computer, which I can put up with... but I can't put up with the constantly dropping network connections.
My 6 year old Canon Pixma MX870 was way less fussy than this. I am hoping I just bought a bad individual unit. I placed another order for one, hoping it will not have the same problems. If HP can fix the many quality control problems, they may have something worth buying. In the meantime, stay away from this lemon.
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Sounds like you need to place a service call. I have an M477fdn (the non-wifi version) and haven't seen any problems with the ADF. I'll admit, though, that I've only ran 30-40 sheets through the ADF so far so maybe it's something that degrades with use...
I have called them multiple times. The HP printer support team in Texas know about the issues and were able to replicate them on their printer as I reported them.

They told me themselves that this model and specifically the 400 series has hardware problems and to buy the next model up which is the 500 series and costs over $2k!

If you look around, the same kind of printer from other manufacturers is a little bigger in size. HP designed and made these 400 series printers to be smaller in size but had to cut some corners with the HW to achieve this.

Other people have also reported that it does not print straight vertical lines.

I am not stopping people from buying this printer. Go ahead and buy it as you will be happy with it if you get one that works. If you get a lemon then prepare to waste your time troubleshooting it.
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I have had the previous model (476) for two years. I use the scanner extensively and have been very pleased with it. The two sides scanning in a single pass is great. No jams or multiple page pulls from the ADF.

Not sure how this translates to the 477...but I'd object to saying the 400 series is an underperformer.
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Quote from arcasinky View Post :
Sounds like you need to place a service call. I have an M477fdn (the non-wifi version) and haven't seen any problems with the ADF. I'll admit, though, that I've only ran 30-40 sheets through the ADF so far so maybe it's something that degrades with use...
Please let us know how the ADF fares after a couple hundred pages. Mine was fine at first, but then got worse after 100 or so pages. The "solution" was to use anti skew Readiris software, which is really a hack-fix.
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Please let us know how the ADF fares after a couple hundred pages. Mine was fine at first, but then got worse after 100 or so pages. The "solution" was to use anti skew Readiris software, which is really a hack-fix.

Will do.

I did some crude tests this evening using a glossy brochure that was laying nearby that has large rectangular boxes the width of the page. Scanned to PDF and then checked straightness in the PDF viewer by overlaying a rectangular window. (Obviously my tests assume the brochure itself is printed straight...to my eye it looks straight)

You're both right. In general the ADF output is slightly skewed. I hadn't noticed until I actually checked for straightness this evening.

Over the 8.5" width of the page, it's generally about 6 points from horizontal (eg. about half the height of a 12-point "M"). Some scans were dead horizontal, but most were slightly skewed.

Interestingly, if I fed the brochure bottom-first, the output was within a few pixels of dead horizontal every time. I repeated these tests 10-15 times. I'm not sure what to make of this. I don't see any obvious flaws on the top edge that would cause the ADF to feed that edge worse.

I'll keep an eye out to see if it degrades with time...

EDIT: just checked the original brochure with a ruler and turns out it itself is slightly skewed. Skew is very small...less than 0.5mm...but it's in the same direction as the skew I measured with the ADF. So the original document itself contributed some amount of skew to my measured scans.
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