This morning the Daily Mail is reporting that Hewlett Packard (HP) has released a firmware update for it’s printers that disables them if they aren’t using Genuine HP Ink.
As you can imagine, this has got their customers pretty annoyed as it means they can’t use cheaper options than a Genuine cartridge from HP costing £15 to £30 or more.
It was apparently done via a remote update, and means users can’t print documents if the cartridge doesn’t have an HP chip for the printer to recognise.
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