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What all in one printer - compatible with windows 10 - uses hp 56 twin pack??

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So my deskjet 5850 is no longer supported for windows 10. And i have six cartriges I would love to use - HP 56. I figure I can get a used printer cheaper than buying more ink. What printers can go with windows 10 plus use 56 ink cartridge> or are there any printers using 56 that are compatible with macbook air?  either way?  Thanks!!!

 

 

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Re: What all in one printer - compatible with windows 10 - uses hp 56 twin pack??

The Deskjet 5850 should be usable in Windows 10 using the HP Deskjet 5600 or 5500 driver as described in the document here.  There are a couple of Deskjet 5600 drivers available, I generally find the HP versions have more capabilities.

 

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To answer your original question, the following are printers that use the HP 56 cartridges.  Most of them are also usable in Windows 10:

 

This product is compatible with these printers
HP Color Copier 410HP Color Copier dc410HP Deskjet 5145
HP Deskjet 5150HP Deskjet 5150vHP Deskjet 5150w
HP Deskjet 5151HP Deskjet 5160HP Deskjet 5168
HP Deskjet 5500HP Deskjet 5550HP Deskjet 5550v
HP Deskjet 5550wHP Deskjet 5551HP Deskjet 5552
HP Deskjet 5850HP Deskjet 5850jpHP Deskjet 5850w
HP Fax 1240 PrinterHP Officejet 4105HP Officejet 4105z
HP Officejet 4110HP Officejet 4110vHP Officejet 4110xi
HP Officejet 4115HP Officejet 4211 PrinterHP Officejet 4212 Printer
HP Officejet 4215 PrinterHP Officejet 4215v PrinterHP Officejet 4215xi Printer
HP Officejet 4219 PrinterHP Officejet 4251 PrinterHP Officejet 4252 Printer
HP Officejet 4255 PrinterHP Officejet 4256 PrinterHP Officejet 4259 Printer
HP Officejet 5505HP Officejet 5508HP Officejet 5510
HP Officejet 5510vHP Officejet 5510xiHP Officejet 5515
HP Officejet 5605 PrinterHP Officejet 5605 PrinterHP Officejet 5607 Printer
HP Officejet 5610 PrinterHP Officejet 5610v PrinterHP Officejet 5610xi Printer
HP Officejet 5615 PrinterHP Officejet 6110HP Officejet 6110v
HP Officejet 6110xiHP Officejet 6150HP Officejet J5508
HP Photosmart 2405HP Photosmart 2450HP Photosmart 7150
HP Photosmart 7150vHP Photosmart 7155wHP Photosmart 7260
HP Photosmart 7260vHP Photosmart 7260wHP Photosmart 7345
HP Photosmart 7350HP Photosmart 7350vHP Photosmart 7350w
HP Photosmart 7445HP Photosmart 7450HP Photosmart 7450v
HP Photosmart 7450wHP Photosmart 7450xiHP Photosmart 7459
HP Photosmart 7550HP Photosmart 7550vHP Photosmart 7550w
HP Photosmart 7655HP Photosmart 7660HP Photosmart 7660v
HP Photosmart 7660wHP Photosmart 7960HP Photosmart 7960
HP Photosmart 7960gpHP Photosmart 7960vHP Photosmart 7960w
HP Photosmart 7960wHP PSC 1110HP PSC 1110v
HP PSC 1110xiHP PSC 1200HP PSC 1205
HP PSC 1209HP PSC 1210HP PSC 1210
HP PSC 1210vHP PSC 1210xiHP PSC 1213
HP PSC 1215HP PSC 1216HP PSC 1217
HP PSC 1219HP PSC 1310HP PSC 1311
HP PSC 1312HP PSC 1315HP PSC 1315
HP PSC 1315HP PSC 1315vHP PSC 1315xi
HP PSC 1317HP PSC 1340HP PSC 1350
HP PSC 1350vHP PSC 1350xiHP PSC 1355
HP PSC 2105HP PSC 2108HP PSC 2110
HP PSC 2110vHP PSC 2110xiHP PSC 2115
HP PSC 2150HP PSC 2170HP PSC 2171
HP PSC 2175HP PSC 2175vHP PSC 2175v
HP PSC 2175xiHP PSC 2179HP PSC 2210
HP PSC 2210vHP PSC 2210xiHP PSC 2212
HP PSC 2310 PrinterHP PSC 2405HP PSC 2410
HP PSC 2410vHP PSC 2410xiHP PSC 2450
HP PSC 2510HP PSC 2510xiHP PSC 2550

 

Finally, if the cartridges are new, unopened, unexpired genuine HP cartridges you may be able to exchange them for cartridges for a new HP printer.  For cartridge exchange of HP cartridges unopened and in-warranty see the post here.

 

 

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Re: What all in one printer - compatible with windows 10 - uses hp 56 twin pack??

Thanks so much. i did try alternate drivers - none worked on windows 10 with my 5850. not sure why. however - thanks for your list of possibliities. helpful!!!

 

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The Deskjet 5850 was/is a nice printer, it would be a shame to toss it if it is still working.

 

How were you trying to use it with Windows 10 - USB, wired network or wireless?  Do you remember any details of the issues you had? 

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Bob H - thanks. So when we did download a supposedly compatible driver - what happened was it would "print" but not actually use ink. so it would come out with a blank page after goign through all the printing.  And when i tried a "universal driver" the tech guy walked me through - it jsut said something like - printer error.

     I agree - it feels totally wrong to let go of a printer that is still working - esp when I have loads of ink... I would donate it to Salv Army and hopefully they can find a use for it.. but still....

         appreciate your time, d

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A printer going through the motions of printing but the page being blank would typically be caused by the cartridges not working.  You might try printing a test page as shown in the document here.  If the page is blank the issue would be with the cartridge. the built in tests do not depend on the driver.  If the page is blank you might try removing the print cartridges and put them nozzles down in separate coffee cups with about 1" of hot water.  Let them soak for about ten minutes, then remove and gently blot the cartridge on a damp tissue.  Dry the electrical contacts and then put them back in the printer and try another test page.

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Bob - thanks again for trying. what you said makes sense ...except the test page works. AND my ancient lenovo with windows 7 still prints perfectly with my hpdeskjet. so I think it is directly connected to windows. and for whatever reason the basic driver will not do its magic. so... I am afraid it's tme to give it up as much as I hate to do that. hopign someone at salv army can deal with it.  thanks. d

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Bob - thanks again for trying. test page works. and it works on my old windows 7. it's i guess the driver. time to giveit up. appreciate your time. d

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As much as I like shopping thrift stores for old but still nice HP printers Smiley Happy there is one other thing you might try.  Use the same procedure as above, but rather than the Deskjet 5600 series try the Deskjet 5550.  If that does not work try the Deskjet 990c.  All three of these should be compatible with the Deskjet 5850.

 

One other thing to check - if you are connecting by USB make sure you are using a USB 2.0 port on the computer if you have a choice.  While USB 3.0 is backward compatible with USB 2.0 in theory I have seen cases where USB 2.0 ports work while USB 3.0 ports do not.

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