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“Supply Problem” message on HP M280 and

“Supply Problem” message on HP M280 and M281 Printers

If your HP Color Laserjet Pro MFP M280 or M281 printer has stopped printing and a “Supply Problem” message has appeared on the display, HP automatically upgraded your printer firmware. This upgrade includes code that stops the printer from recognizing present compatible toner cartridges. Follow the instructions below to downgrade your firmware and bring your […]

Turn OFF Automatic Firmware Updates…

Turn OFF Automatic Firmware Updates…

…to Keep Compatible Ink Cartridges Functioning in Your Printer More printer manufacturers are using firmware updates to block the use of compatible ink cartridges. This is great if you want to push people to buy OEM inks. This is not so great if you don’t want to pay high OEM prices. So, is there a […]

No Chips Available for the Compatible HP...

No Chips Available for the Compatible HP CF289 Toner Cartridges

Solution: Reuse the Old Chips! Presently, the compatible HP CF289A and CF289X do not come with chips. These compatible toners will not automatically work when installed in a printer unless you remove the chip from the previously-used toner and place it on the new compatible cartridge. Reusing chips from previous toners makes sure that the […]

Printer Updates May Prevent Ink Cartridg...

Printer Updates May Prevent Ink Cartridges from Working

Every so often, HP releases a wireless firmware update for printers that interrupts the use of compatible ink cartridges. When you allow your printer to automatically update to the latest firmware version, you take a chance that it may prompt a cartridge problem message on your printer’s display and prevent you from using the current […]