Updating hp printer firmware
If this feature is enabled then the printer can, without any notice, download updates automatically and install them. A fate I also wish to Creative Labs, whom I have put on my embargo list for the same reason by the way. If you connected a USB cable to refresh your system printer, remove the USB driver installed by Windows.· Search Windows for Devices and Printers, and after that press Devices and Printers in the list of results.· Right-tap the USB printer device that matches your printer model, and after that selects Remove Device.· Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and the PC, and afterward restart the PC.Some of the newer HP printers may receive a firmware update (either installed automatically or manually installed by customer) which may lock-out the cartridge’s smart chip and prevent printing.Typically when this occurs the error message “Cartridge Error: cartridge missing or damaged”, or similar language will be displayed when using refilled ink cartridges that have a replacement chip installed.In most cases a newer version replacement smart chip will need to be obtained from your ink refiller to resolve this error condition but in some cases the internal PRINTHEAD may have dirty electrical contacts or internally bent/broken pins ().
I've been struggling with my 2 year old printer for a year now because it keeps losing connectivity with the computer by whatever means it is connected (USB/LAN/WLAN). I will assume that this problem will not be limited to that specific model, so I hope this "hack" will help a few people out.
In essence, if you're happy with how your device is performing and it does everything you expect of it, then there is usually little point in rushing to install a firmware that could cause you hours of problems or even calls to an expensive helpline. At some time during the update process you will have to tick a box to agree responsibility for the upgrade and any potential problems that may arise.
Soon after the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) issued a letter to HP, calling for them to apologize to customers for releasing firmware that prevents the use of non-HP ink cartridges and refilled HP cartridges, the company has responded with a solution.
The recent firmware update for HP Office Jet Pro, and Office Jet Pro X printers "included a dynamic security feature that prevented some untested third-party cartridges that use cloned security chips from working, even if they had previously functioned," HP said.
For customers who don't wish to be protected from the ability to buy less expensive ink cartridges, HP said it "will issue an optional firmware update that will remove the dynamic security feature.
I may get great new features, speed improvements and other such benefits eventually, but really I'm just an unofficial beta tester.