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I just bought an HP Officejet Pro 8610 printer a couple of

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Customer: I'm Dave. I just bought an HP Officejet Pro 8610 printer a couple of months ago. It has never worked right. Just now nothing is working: won't print, won't copy, won't scan or fax. The online website is confusing and unhelpful. Very frustrated!
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: One additional factor: I recently changed to w Windows 10
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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.

What specific problem are you having with it?
Is it showing any error code/message on the printer itself?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No errors showing on the printer itself. Typically, the command to print makes the machine rumble and click for about a minute. You can hear the paper going into place repeated times. After a minute passes, the printer gives you a blank sheet. This is just printing! It plain won't copy or scan.
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the information, Dave.

You've got some internal issues there, at a minimum it sounds like a fault in the line feed mechanism, and quite possibly a bad printhead as well.

There are several steps I could guide you through to take the printer apart, clean it, and reset it.

But, this is time consuming, messy, has a low chance of success, and will void what warranty you do have.
Since it is only a few months old, your best recourse here is really to contact the retailer and ask for an exchange/refund. If past the return policy with them, you can file a warranty claim with HP. If you are able to get a refund, which would be ideal, I can recommend a more reliable replacement model for you.

If you prefer to try the steps yourself, let me know.

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