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I have a 4630 aio connection inprinter not connecting to

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I have a 4630 aio connection inprinter not connecting to power cord power cord ok was thinkink of buying another aio i have ink service to 4630 aio does that transfer over to. New printer
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority.

Sorry to hear you’re having trouble, Dorsey.

Assuming you are referring to a HP Officejet 4630, that is a 2013 model printer.

These printers are designed for a maximum 3 year service life, and your model is now long discontinued. HP purposely changes up the ink cartridges with each new model year, to force you to buy more ink over time as the printers fail every few years and need to be replaced too.

The "61" cartridges used by your model are no longer usable, they only fit your model. The newer printers won't accept them. The current model year printers take a 63 cartridge.

If looking for a replacement, I’d recommend any of the Epson workforce series printers. They tend to be very reliable, are easy to set up and use, have good print quality, and reasonably priced ink. Example: http://amzn.to/1F4fCYC or http://amzn.to/1NYUF1P

Note that these, like all consumer grade inkjet printers, are designed to be low cost and are essentially disposable after a few years, subsidized by the high cost of ink cartridges. If you wish to have a better quality and longer lasting printer, that comes with years worth of ink up front, consider the Epson ecotank models instead: http://amzn.to/1PpOj0C

Alternately, for a more business/commercial grade product that will be rated for a 5 year life, consider a laser printer. Lasers cost more up front also, but a toner cartridge can last for thousands of pages. A black only all in one laser is around $125: http://amzn.to/1JSHOlQ

while a color model is about twice that: http://amzn.to/1n4I7Q5

Best regards,

Nathan

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Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

Did you need more help with this, Dorsey?

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