The typical straight-line analogy most printer companies use is easier to follow. How satisfied are you with this response? Become a fan of PCMag. The IJ has one great failing: The IJ prints a doofus page yes, that’s the technical term of arrows on a background of vertical lines; you pick where the arrow is most solid.

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I went to computer shop for them to download new program since XP not safe anymore. For student, home, or small-office use, where initial cost and print quality can be more important than speed, the IJ makes sense.

I can’t afford a new printer – any advice how to get it working again?

comaq The unit even did well at reproducing detail in areas of dark shadow. I spent hours tryingthen brought back computer and printer to the computer repair shop, on the subway. Though we couldn’t complete our speed tests on this printer because it failed to print an Excel spreadsheet correctly, other Excel results showed that it averaged about a quarter of a page per minute.


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Despite its shortcomings, the IJ has some appealing features. He got it working there but it won’t work now. Then click Properties c: Tell us about your experience with our site. This thread is locked.

Compaq IJ Inkjet Printer not working when I switched from Windows – Microsoft Community

The driver has plenty of flexibility, including poster, n-up thumbnail printingand booklet options, without overwhelming the user with choices. I have the same question 2.

I understand there is a Vista compatibility thing to try – but the computer repairman didn’t do it. They put in Windows 7 and the printer I’ve had compq work.

Compaq IJ650 Inkjet Printer not working when I switched from Windows XP to WINDOWS 7

We review products independentlybut we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. Sorry this didn’t help. We saw no apparent banding or dithering artifacts and only the faintest traces of posterization in continuous-tone areas, such as skyscapes. Right click on the printer driver file b: About the Author Alfred Poor.


Whether they’re bought with desktops or separately, Compaq’s ink jet printers are very popular. The documentation is also thin, and the print performance was noticeably slow. Ccompaq IJ is cheaper than the P, but if you’re more concerned about print quality than speed, the IJ is the better bargain. The cartridge calibration page is more difficult to evaluate than most.

Compaq IJ650 Color Inkjet Printer

Thanks for marking this as the answer. Photos on glossy paper lacked the garish, oversaturated colors that we found in the output from some other Compaq and Lexmark models. In reply to CarrieRosenblatt’s post on April 29, Arms are sore adn I’m very frustrated.

The typical straight-line analogy most printer companies use is easier to follow. We have a few other nits to pick with the IJ He used latest Compaq driver online.

CarrieRosenblatt Created on April 23, The IJ has one great failing: