Hewlett Packard (HP) released a new firmware for the company’s Officejet printers that appears to block third-party ink from functioning correctly.
The company caused quite the uproar a year ago when it released a firmware for some of its printer families that blocked non-HP cartridges in company printers. HP released a firmware update a month later back then that restored functionality for non-HP printer ink.
The new firmware update that was released on September 13th, 2017 looks like an exact copy of the firmware update released a year ago (on the same day even).
Printers echo the following error message after the new firmware is installed on the printer:
One or more cartridges appear to be damaged. Remove them and replace with new cartridges.
Some of the cartridges that are inserted into the printer may be accepted by the printer, but once you add all of them, the error message is displayed.
Affected printer models include the HP OfficeJet 6800 Series, HP OfficeJet Pro 6200 Series, HP OfficeJet Pro X 450 Series, HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 series, and many other models.
There is a way out however to fix the issue then and there according to Günter Born.