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HP XPS-4500 Printer

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Got a new printer:
  • HP XPS-4500 All-in-One Wireless

I rarely turned my old printer (also HP All-in-One, but much older model) "OFF"
About the only time is when we'll be away in excess of 3-days.
Didn't seem to hurt it none... except for slightly raised our electric bill.
I shut-down my PC nightly.

Question:
  • Do you turn your printers "OFF" at the end of the day or let it run... ?

I searched HP's guides, but couldn't locate info about WHEN it should be turned "OFF"

TIA
 

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I don't turn mine off, but I think it goes into a 'sleep' mode, as it has to warm up again when I use it the next day.

I'm sure it's still sucking up the electricity in sleep mode, but maybe not as bad.
 

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It is best to keep it turned on at all times. In power saving mode, it uses a minuscule amount of power (no moving parts, fans, etc.), but it can actually extend the life of the printer cartridges. If left idle for too long, the printer will go through a "clean" cycle to prevent the printer heads from drying out and clogging. If you turn it off for an extended period, it could make the cartridges fail long before the ink runs out.

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My printer goes into a eco-sleep mode and I have to manually wake it up every so often...
which is a real pain since it means I have to get out of my recliner to walk to the bedroom where its kept.
 
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I never turn mine off, except, as mentioned, when I will be gone for days. I do have mine plugged into one of those "on demand" power strips so while it does go to sleep, it also doesn't eat much while on down time.
 

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Thanks Guys/Gals !

I forgot to mention in my initial post that if I turn it OFF....
it goes through a series of whirls, whizzing, bzzzzing after I turn it back ON.
I believe a bit of ink is used in this waking-from-hibernation process.

Now, thanks to everyone's advice, I'll keep it on
unless I'll be gone for "awhile".

I'll make it a practice to print something, at least every other day,
which shouldn't be an issue.


Ciao and y'all have a nice day !!!
 

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Is this (leave it on) pretty much general advice for inkjet printers? Because we actually print so little- maybe a flurry of printing once every couple of weeks- I power mine down. (HP1600) I have noticed that ink carts quit working while they seem to have ink in them. As Doug said, when I power it down it whirrs and buzzes a little. I thought this was the machine 'parking' the ink cartridges.

Would I get more ink 'mileage' by leaving it powered up? Ink is far more expensive than 'standby' electricity.

Jim
 

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...... As Doug said, when I power it down it whirrs and buzzes a little. I thought this was the machine 'parking' the ink cartridges.

Mine goes through the whirls-and-hissing rituals
at powering OFF as well as the powering ON cycle.
 
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