Windows 10: HP printers start rejecting budget ink cartridges.


  1. Posts : 792
    W10 pro x86 and Vista x86
       19 Sep 2016 #1

    HP printers start rejecting budget ink cartridges.


    In the news today.

    HP printers start rejecting budget ink cartridges - BBC News

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    Large numbers of HP printer owners found their printers stopped recognising unofficial printer ink cartridges on 13 September.
    Dutch printer ink vendor 123inkt said it had received more than 1,000 complaints in one day.
    HP said that during its last firmware update, settings had been changed so HP printers would communicate with only HP-chipped cartridges.
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  2. Posts : 792
    W10 pro x86 and Vista x86
    Thread Starter
       29 Sep 2016 #2

    HP apologises for ink-blocking update


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    HP has backtracked on a software update that blocked some ink cartridges made by third parties. 
    A controversial firmware change made earlier this month meant HP printer owners using unofficial, usually cheaper, cartridges discovered they would no longer work. 
    A campaign calling on HP to reverse the move was launched, backed by rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
    More at:
    HP apologises for ink-blocking update - BBC News
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  3. Posts : 21
    Windows 10 Pro 64
       29 Sep 2016 #3

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    Laser ones, are better in most cases. I know that color laser is 2x more exprensive, than ink-jet one, but.. Try not to spend money on things you don't really need, wait some time to get more money, and problem solved.
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  4.    29 Sep 2016 #4

    Hi there

    Try and MINIMISE printing wherever possible -- a lot of documents can be read quite decently on tablets / mobile phones.

    I know that Consummables are BIG business -- the cheaper end of the printer market is often the most expensive for things like Inks etc.

    Glad though HP are going to fix this. I can't see what's wrong with people wanting cheaper / recyclable cartridges etc.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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