New “security” chips in the works that make HP printers accept non-HP cartridges again

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#1

We’ve just posted the following news: New “security” chips in the works that make HP printers accept non-HP cartridges again[newsimage]http://www.myce.com/wp-content/images_posts/2016/09/myce-ink-cartridge-chip-95x75.png[/newsimage]

A manufacturer of private label ink cartridges for HP printers is working on new “security” chips that should make sure non-HP cartridges are no longer rejected. Consumers can simply replace the old chips with the new ones to start using their non-HP cartridges again.

            Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/new-security-chips-works-make-hp-printers-accept-non-hp-cartridges-80498/](http://www.myce.com/news/new-security-chips-works-make-hp-printers-accept-non-hp-cartridges-80498/)

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#2

The 2011-11-03 PDF from edn.com is in the Internet Archive Wayback Machine at
http://web.archive.org/web/20140806053030/http://www.insidesecure.com/content/download/1249/8304/version/1/file/Advanced+security+prevents+counterfeit+products.pdf


#3

Interesting to see how they will do this time around, considering HP voluntarily dismissed the case against Datel in February 2015 (ref).

Personally I hope HP fails again, especially considering their recent and highly questionable pre-programmed stop for printers using 3rd-party ink September 13th, 2016.


#4

This may be good for the short term but long term its going to bite people in the butt, Printer prices will rise and the people who still prefer to use 3d party ink, will wind up with a mess. So instead of buying an 80 dollar printer you will spend 200 or more on a printer and ruin it with 3 party ink and have no warrantee. Short sighted.


#5

[QUOTE=alan1476;2781118]This may be good for the short term but long term its going to bite people in the butt, Printer prices will rise and the people who still prefer to use 3d party ink, will wind up with a mess. So instead of buying an 80 dollar printer you will spend 200 or more on a printer and ruin it with 3 party ink and have no warrantee. Short sighted.[/QUOTE]

It sounds more like they’ve made this decision, knowing the risks and accepting them. Considering many of these people did spend $200 or more on their printers, both in the early days and now, and they have accepted the loss of a warranty. They’ll replace the printer or repair it as necessary.

And the rest of the public goes unaffected, buying genuine cartridges as they always have.


#6

I have saved enough using 3rd party ink to buy 6 or 7 printers this year alone


#7

[QUOTE=alan1476;2781118]This may be good for the short term but long term its going to bite people in the butt, Printer prices will rise and the people who still prefer to use 3d party ink, will wind up with a mess. So instead of buying an 80 dollar printer you will spend 200 or more on a printer and ruin it with 3 party ink and have no warrantee. Short sighted.[/QUOTE]

I would initially say that so be it, let the printer prices rise if need be. At least we get two honest business schemes, printers/ink and a healthy market for both instead of one dishonest and non-documented ‘package’ like where this is pointing. :flower: