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HP Inc's rinky-dink ink stink: Unofficial cartridges, official refills spurned by printer DRM

Technology / Hardware : Register Hardware

Software timebomb blocks ersatz Officejet Pro supplies A Dutch ink seller is accusing HP Inc of deliberately programming its printers to reject refurbished cartridges with a covert firmware update.…

HP inkjet printers refuse to accept third-party ink cartridges after stealth firmware update

Technology / Hardware : Extremetech

HP's latest trick to boost printer revenue was to distribute a firmware update with a six-month kill switch. The result? A great many printers suddenly stopped supporting third-party ink cartridges without warning last week.

Updated HP Printer Firmware Should Unblock Third-Party Ink Cartridges

Lifestyle / Productivity : Lifehacker Australia

After being poked by CHOICE and eventually apologising for locking out third-party ink cartridges for use with its printers, HP has — as promised — released updated firmware for affected devices which should disable the block. More ...

HP firmware update blocks non-HP ink cartridges

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HP released a firmware update on March 12, 2016 for several of the company's Officejet printers that renders non-HP ink cartridges useless. HP customers began to complain about the issue on September 13, 2016 on various online forum...

HP releases printer firmware to undo non-HP ink cartridge blocking

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HP angered many of its customers in September 2016 when a previously released firmware update for company printers would block non-HP ink cartridges from working. HP designed the update to come into effect on September 13, 2016; sho...


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