According to several sources HP has begun to force automatic firmware updates (13/09/2016) blocking printers with HP non-original cartridge. The printer stops printing when non-original cartridge is detected.

Models included in the updates so far:


HP Officejet Pro 8100 ePrinter HP Officejet Pro 8600 e-AIO Printer HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus e-AIO Printer HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium e-AIO Printer-N911 HP Officejet Pro 8610/8620/8630/8640/8660/8615/8616/8625  

HP Officejet Pro 251DW/276DW  


HP Officejet 6100 ePrinter – H611a HP Officejet 6600 e-AIO Printer – H711a HP Officejet 6700 Premium e-AIO Printer – H711n  HP Officejet 7110 Wide Format ePrinter HP Officejet 7612 HP Officejet 7610 HP Officejet 7510 HP Officejet 7512


HP Officejet Pro X451dn HP Officejet Pro X551dw HP Officejet Pro X476dn/dw HP Officejet Pro X576dw


HP Designjet T120 HP Designjet T520 


HP Officejet Enterprise X555xh/dn  HP Officejet Enterprise Color Flow X585z/dn/f 


HP Officejet Pro 6230 ePrinter HP Officejet Pro 6830 e-All-in-One HP Officejet 6815 e-AiO Printer HP Officejet 6812 e-AiO Printer HP Officejet Pro 6835 e-AiO printer HP OfficeJet 6820 e-tout-en-un

 Source (Inkloud Spain)

How to avoid automatic HP firmware updates?

The safest way is to assign a fixed IP to the printer on local network and block internet access to the printer from the router or firewall. This can be a bit tricky but it’s safer.



Another alternative, the easy one,  is to open the update utility of the printer and change the frequency of updates to NEVER . Save and exit.


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