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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 […]

Fix issues with the 934xl/935xl, 950xl/9...

Fix issues with the 934xl/935xl, 950xl/951xl, or 970xl/951xl inkjet cartridges due to Firmware Update

HP upgraded their firmware on certain printers that use the 934xl/935xl, 950xl/951xl, or 970xl/951xl inkjet cartridges. This new firmware update may cause the corresponding printers to experience cartridge problems when using non-OEM cartridges. But don’t fret; there is a downloadable firmware update that will fix this problem. If you are not experiencing any problems, there […]

How to Correct an HP Firmware Update tha...

How to Correct an HP Firmware Update that Blocks Non-HP Ink Cartridges

HP released a firmware update on March 12, 2016 that rendered non-HP ink cartridges useless for several models of HP Officejet printers; they no longer recognize compatible brand smart chips.  Error messages such as the following display to the user:  “The ink cartridges appear to be missing or damaged” “Replace the ink cartridges to resume […]