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Is the 5600 series of all-in-one printers no longer supported?

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Officejet 5610
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I wonder if the 5600 series of Officejet all-in-one printers is no longer being supported.  I have a 5610 model printer which I just use for scanning, as it has a terrific scanner.  The software on my computer, and on my wife's, suddenly didn't work.  I downloaded the drivers for the 5610 from the HP site, but when I tried to complete the installation by connecting the printer and turning it on, the installation refused to complete.  It sites error 33146796 "no Launch line was specified."  I tried this on my wife's computer and got the same result.  There seems to be no trouble shooting package to call HP about this issue for this series of printers.  I wonder if it is no longer able to install.  Does anyone have an answer?

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Product series introduced in 2005

 

Well, the printer documentation is still around - and the Full Feature Software is still available.

Remarkable, really - "shelf life" on printer documentation is longer than other devices; still, ten years is typical and the software sometimes disappears (is no longer available) before that.   Depends on the printer and the particular software that drives it.

 

Will the older printer software still work in "modern" Windows 10?  Maybe.

There is reason to think it is possible.

 

Specs show that the printer is connected with USB between the printer and the computer.

 Printer Specifications for HP Officejet 5600 All-in-One Printer Series

 

and

Connectivity, OptNone
Connectivity, Std1 USB

 

Basics - Uninstall / Install the printer software

 

Uninstall the (existing) printer software from Programs and Features

Restart the computer and log in

 

BEFORE you install the printer software, disconnect the USB cable from between the printer and the computer.

 

Download and Save the installation package:

HP Officejet 5600 All-in-One Printer series Full Feature Software and Drivers 

 

Next

  • Navigate to the folder in which you saved the software installation package (likely Downloads)
  • Right-Click on the downloaded package and "Run as Administrator" to start the installation
  • Reminder:  If using USB > Connect the USB cable when instructed (toward the end of the installation)
  • After the software is installed, Restart the computer and log in

 

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True, HP Support won't talk to you about a 16 year old device.

Support of that type is long over for your nice vintage printer.

 

Printer  Home Page - References and Resources – Learn about your Printer  - Solve Problems

 “Things that are your printer”

NOTE:  Content depends on device type and Operating System

Categories:  Alerts, Access to the Print and Scan Doctor (Windows), Warranty Check, HP Drivers / Software / Firmware Updates, How-to Videos, Bulletins/Notices, Lots of How-to Documents, Troubleshooting, Manuals > User Guides, Product Information (Specifications), more

When the website support page opens, Select (as available) a Category > Topic > Subtopic

HP Officejet 5610 All-in-One Printer 

 

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