Are Third-Party Ink Cartridges Blocked by HP Printers?

Ink-Cartridges-Blocked-by-HP-PrintersThere were signs that HP is blocking third-party ink cartridges on their printers. So for example, if you’re using an HP Deskjet 3510 printer and plan on installing HP DeskJet 3510 ink cartridges purchased from third-party suppliers, then you might want to think twice before doing so.

Back in September 2016, HP has started blocking third-party cartridges through a firmware update. The update caused third-party ink cartridges to be unusable on certain inkjet printers, showing them an error message stating that their cartridges are damaged or faulty. This issue prompted HP to release an update which allowed third-party refills to be used again.

In September 2017, several users reported that the issue resurfaced once more. However, since there was no means of verifying if it’s a new firmware update, it was dismissed as a potential old firmware being rolled out into some printer models.

Then on January 19, 2019, there were a few users who reported about the third-party ink cartridge issue. According to one user, his HP inkjet printer can no longer use third-party cartridges. However, he stated that the source he found offers cheap original cartridges which are already “expired”.

Another user also reported that his HP DeskJet 3510 is no longer accepting third-party HP DeskJet 3150 ink cartridges. However, there is still no official statement from HP regarding this matter. Maybe it has something to do with a new firmware update. But for now, the best option is to refrain from buying refills from third-party cartridges until the issue is confirmed and solved by HP.

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