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Lemsr
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Envy 5050
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I bought an Envy 5050 on Sept 3, 2019. I've been trying ever since to get it to connect to the Instant Ink site. CS has had me reboot, reset, reinstall, and nothing is working. When I ping the printer, the settings for Web Services are good except Instant Ink is disabled. I have been sent cartridges repeatedly but this does not enable the program to allow me to use them. I was supposed to get a call back from the "higher" techs 3 days ago, but as usual, no call backs. This is the 3rd time I haven't been called back since I got the printer. Right now, I am only able to print via HP Smart or if I'm printing from the internet. I can't even open an existing document to print that out unless I save it first, then use HP Smart. This is very irritating. I am in a rural area and it's 30+  miles to go buy an ink cartridge, but unless I can get the Instant Ink option enabled, I can't use any of the 6 program inks I"m currently holding.

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Hi @Lemsr

 

Welcome to the HP Support Community. 

 

I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).

 

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I am still waiting for a valid resolution. The rep who is PM'ing me just wants me to do what I have already done and call the Instant Ink phone number. I have received yet another set of program cartridges I cannot use until the Instant Ink feature is enabled on my printer. Does anyone who works for HP's customer service actually know what they need to do to help fix this?

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Hi did you ever get this resolved? I’ve been going round in circles same as you. No idea how to make an official complaint- emails bounce back as unmonitored inboxes (even though agents have emailed from them) virtual agent is terrible, and when you do get someone to talk to they try to tell you to do the same thing over and over again. Wish I had never signed up to instant ink or even bought a hp printer!

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I did. I called the HP Tech Support line and finally managed to get someone who was able to expedite my case. The resolution was the replacement printer I was told I needed back in October. HP Ink isn't helpful at all on any actual problem. They are basically there just for the purpose of getting you signed up. There's just no training for real problems.

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Hi @Chloew390

 

Welcome to the HP Support Community. 

 

Please look for a private message from me requesting additional information. Keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).

 

If you are unfamiliar with how the Community's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.

 

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