…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 […]
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Printer Updates May Prevent Ink Cartridg...
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 […]
How to Correct an HP Firmware Update tha...
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 […]
Updating Printer Firmware
Firmware and Drivers are both types of software. Firmware is software that runs on a device.Drivers are software that tell your operating system how to communicate with a device.Essentially, firmware allows the hardware to do what it was designed to do, while drivers allow software to interact with hardware. Printer firmware is a software program […]