HP Deskjet 3520 e-All-in-One
Manufacturer: HP Part number: CX056A#B1H
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- Average user rating: 0.5 stars out of 3 reviews
- Count on affordable wireless performance to do more at home and on the go. Wirelessly print from virtually anywhere, and print two-sided documents automatically. Produce impressive results, using individual original HP ink cartridges.
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HORRIBEL HP Software Corrupts Windows 7
by ComputerGeekTech on October 13, 2012
Pros: Good printing
Cons: HP loads bad software onto your computer that can corrupt your Windows 7 registry. Search google for "Windows 7 temporary profile Simple Pass" and be warned.
Summary: When you install this printer you need to install HP printing software. What HP doesn't tell you is that they are also going to load a whole bunch of ...
Summary: When you install this printer you need to install HP printing software. What HP doesn't tell you is that they are also going to load a whole bunch of other "junk" software. One of the pieces of software that loads is for fingerprint security. You just bought a printer... why on earth would you need to install fingerprint security software.
As it turns out, this wonderful fingerprint security software that goes by the name of Simple Pass will then proceed to corrupt your Windows 7 registry and user profile. These issues are seen all over the web. Search google for "Windows 7 temporary profile Simple Pass" and be warned.
HP has always loaded tons of worthless software with their printers. That was annoying. Now they are loading software that is actually defunct and breaking your computer.
3 out of 3 users found this user opinion helpful.
Don't waste your money like I did
by eattrig on September 11, 2012
Pros: Cheap printer
Cons: You get what you pay for
Summary: Short version: Don't buy an HP printer. There are many other better options with at least some semblance of technical support. Even their own in-home support technician told me "...
Summary: Short version: Don't buy an HP printer. There are many other better options with at least some semblance of technical support. Even their own in-home support technician told me "I wouldn't buy a Deskjet 3520".
Long version: I bought a Deskjet 3050A in March 2012. It worked right out of the box.....for about one day. I called HP's "tech support", whose first suggestion was to unplug the "printer" for 30 seconds, plug it back in, then it should work. And it did.....for about one day. Then I called "tech support" again, and they changed the IP address of the "printer". The problem was again "fixed".....for about one day. This went on for quite a while. Every time I'd call, they'd try something else and it would work....for about one day. Finally, on about the seventh call (each of which lasted between one and two hours, by the way), I called and they ran out of things to try. So they threw up their hands and blamed my router, my computer, my other computer, my smartphone, my wife's smartphone, my dog, whatever they could blame that wasn't their "printer". By this time, I had been assigned a "case manager" named Liz. She made me do another call, but this time with an "upper-level support technician". He got it working again....for about one day. I called her again - she said we were out of options. I was irate. All I wanted was my money back, but she wouldn't do it. It took quite a bit of "convincing", but finally she offered to give me a replacement "printer" - a Deskjet 3520A - which I didn't want because I knew it would exhibit the same problem (same network card, same firmware, etc.). I reluctantly agreed and it came about a week later. Surprisingly it worked.....FOR ABOUT ONE DAY! I called Liz, who told me there was nothing she could do. Once again, I was irate. This time, after a bit more "convincing", she agreed to send an in-home support technician to my house for free. He came over and struggled for over two hours with it. At this point, he asked why we bought that printer. He said "I wouldn't buy a Deskjet 3520 - you should get a " some other HP printer I don't remember. Just as he was about to give up trying to fix my "printer", he tried installing the software a different way - by telling Windows to ask for the CD, which most people know does the same thing as installing it with the installer. Miraculously, it worked....WAIT FOR IT....WAIT FOR IT...FOR ABOUT ONE DAY!!!! I once again called Liz, who told me again that we were done. And that's it. Now I have a 20 pound paperweight.
I used to LOVE HP printers. Before I bought the 3050A, I saw some reviews that the wireless card sometimes drops out. I even read one from a guy whose story was similar to mine. But I bought the thing anyway because I really thought HP had their **** together. Man, was I wrong. Don't go down the same path I did. Try a different brand. Like I said, there are plenty of other options for the same price (or less), and some good tech support that you likely won't even need.
In case you're wondering about my level of technical expertise, I'm an engineer. I know how to troubleshoot a network, perform software installations, etc. (hell, I've even written a device driver). I can assure you the problem was not on my end.
1 out of 1 users found this user opinion helpful.
Money down the drain
by TarHeelJoe on October 1, 2013
Pros: Cheap printer
Cons: Cheap printer
Summary: On a trip to Staples I bought an HP Deskjet 3520 which was a big mistake as it started giving trouble soon after I got it. I purchased some expensive ...
Summary: On a trip to Staples I bought an HP Deskjet 3520 which was a big mistake as it started giving trouble soon after I got it. I purchased some expensive ink refills, downloaded diagnostic software, looked for online help but after six months I gave up and took it to the dumpster with our other junk. I will never get another HP.
- Manufacturer: HP
- Part number: CX056A#B1H
- Description: Count on affordable wireless performance to do more at home and on the go. Wirelessly print from virtually anywhere, and print two-sided documents automatically. Produce impressive results, using individual original HP ink cartridges.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Device Type Printer / copier / scanner
- Copier Type Digital
- Printing Technology Ink-jet - Color
- Monthly Duty Cycle (max) 1000 impressions
- Recommended Monthly Volume 300 - 400 pages
- Display Diagonal Size 2"
- PC Connection Availability Yes
- PC Connection Wi-Fi(n),
- AirPrint Enabled Yes
- Office Machine Features HP ePrint,
HP Auto Wireless Connect
- Localization English / Canada,
Spanish / United States,
- Max Copying Speed up to 6.5 ppm (mono) / up to 5.5 ppm (color)
- Max Copying Resolution up to 600 dpi (mono) / up to 600 dpi (color)
- Max Document Enlargement 400 %
- Max Document Reduction 25 %
- Maximum Copies 50
- Inkjet Technology HP Thermal Inkjet
- Max Printing Resolution up to 1200 x 600 dpi (mono) / up to 4800 x 1200 dpi (color)
- Max Printing Speed up to 23 ppm (mono) / up to 22 ppm (color)
- Ink Cartridge Configuration 4 cartridges (1 each: cyan, magenta, yellow, black)
- Ink Palette Supported (Colors) cyan, magenta, yellow, black
- Color 4-ink
- Printer Drivers / Emulations PCL 3 GUI
- Automatic Duplexing Yes
- Scan Element CIS
- Optical Resolution 1200 x 2400 dpi
- Gray Scale Depth 8 bit
- Color Depth 24 bit
Document & Media Handling
- Max Original Size 8.5 in x 11.7 in
- Min Media Size 3.5 in x 5 in
- Max Media Size Legal Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
- Supported Media Type Iron-on transfers,
- Supported Media Sizes 5 in x 7 in,
4 in x 6 in,
C6 (4.5 in x 6.38 in),
Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in),
Legal (8.5 in x 14 in),
A6 (4.13 in x 5.83 in),
3.5 in x 5 in,
A5 (5.83 in x 8.25 in),
B5 (6.93 in x 9.83 in),
A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in),
3.95 in x 5.9 in,
8 in x 10 in
- Supported Envelope Sizes International DL (110 x 220 mm),
US No 10 (104.7 x 241.3 mm)
- Borderless Photo Sizes 8.5 in x 11.7 in
- Standard Media Capacity 80 sheets
- Output Trays Capacity 15 sheets
- Document & Media Handling Details Input tray - 80 sheets size: 3.5 in x 5 in - Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in),
Output tray - 15 sheets
- Speed Details Printing : up to 23 ppm ( Letter A ) - B/W draft,
Printing : up to 22 ppm ( Letter A ) - Color draft,
Printing : 19 sec ( 4 in x 6 in ) - Photo draft,
Printing : up to 8 ppm - B/W (ISO),
Printing : up to 7.5 ppm - Color (ISO),
Copying : up to 6.5 ppm - B/W,
Copying : up to 5.5 ppm - Color
- Interfaces USB 2.0
- Operating System Support MS Windows XP SP3,
MS Windows 7,
Apple Mac OS X 10.6,
MS Windows Vista (64-bit versions),
MS Windows Vista,
Apple Mac OS X 10.7,
MS Windows 7 64-bit Edition
- Software Included HP Photo Creations,
Drivers & utilities
- Power AC 110/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
- Power Consumption Operational 13.38 Watt
- Power Consumption Standby 2.72 Watt
- Power Consumption Sleep 0.8 Watt
- Included Accessories USB cable
- ENERGY STAR Qualified Yes
- Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
- Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 1 year,
Technical support - Phone consulting - 1 year
Dimensions & Weight (Shipping)
- Shipping Weight 13.4 lbs
Dimensions & Weight
- Width 17.3 in
- Depth 14.4 in
- Height 5.7 in
- Weight 11 lbs
- Sound Emission 46 dBA (operating)
- Min Operating Temperature 41 °F
- Max Operating Temperature 104 °F
- Humidity Range Operating 10 - 80%