REGARDING FIRMWARE UPDATES AND YOUR INKJET PRINTER…

 

 

We strongly recommend not upgrading your printer's firmware, either manually or if prompted.

 

Printer manufacturing companies such as HP, Epson, Brother, etc. periodically push updates for these devices out in order to address minor issues sometimes long after they've stopped manufacturing them. The updates themselves aren't bad, if you've had a problem in the past with a specific function of a printer, these may very well help resolve it. However, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" is our recommendation when using factory remanufactured or compatible ink cartridges. Most firmware updates serve one or two functions: To address minor security loopholes, and to dissuade you from using compatible or remanufactured ink cartridges.

 

If you're not currently experiencing an issue with your printer, then updating it's firmware can have costly results by rejecting third-party cartridges from being recognized any longer.

 

 

TO DISABLE AUTOMATIC FIRMWARE UPDATES ON HP INKJET PRINTERS:

 

*These instructions are for printers that have an LCD screen. This option is not available on HP inkjet printers that do not have the “Web Services” feature.

 

1. Choose “Setup” from the home screen using arrow keys or swiping left/right (varies by printer)

2. Choose “Web Services” or “Printer Maintenance” depending on your model

3. Choose “Printer Update” or “Update the Printer”

4. Choose “Auto Update” or “Automatic Printer Updates”

5. Switch to “OFF” and press “No” if applicable

 

The printer will no longer check for firmware updates automatically while connected to the Internet.

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