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Printer manufacturers are trying to limit your choice!

Printer manufactures are getting more and aggressive in trying to limit your choice of printer ink supplies. Their latest tactics are to automatically push firmware updates to your printer which can cause both original brand-name and compatible smart chips on the cartridge to stop working. This could leave your with new brand name cartridges that will not work.

The solution is simple. Just say no to all firmware updates and disable automatic updates for your printers. See our instructions below for your printer brand.


Disable EPSON Firmware

Disable Auto Updates - With images

Make sure you do both steps. Both Printer and Computer.


1. On the printers LCD screen go to: Settings

2. Scroll down to: Firmware Update

3. Click on: Notifications

4. Click on : Off

5. Click on the “Home”


Computer – Windows

1. On your PC click on the start menu and search for the “Epson Software Updater” and open the program.

2. Select your printer from the drop down menu.

3. Click on “Auto update setting

4. In the popup window you will see your printer model. Under “Interval to Check” click on the dropdown menu and select “Never

5. Press: OK

6. Press: Exit

7. It may now ask you: “Exit without installing. Are you sure” Click: YES

Windows - Option 2 with images
  1. Access the printer’s icon on the Windows taskbar.
  2. Right-click the icon to reveal the menu, then choose Software Update Settings.
  3. Set all update frequencies to Never.
  4. Be sure to repeat this on all Windows computers that have the printer software installed. 
Windows - Option 3
How to Turn Off Epson Firmware Updates
  1. Search for “Epson Software Updater” on the Windows search bar and open up the program.
  2. Select your printer model from the drop down menu and then select “Auto Update Settings”
  3. Select “Never” under the “Interval to Check” menu. To save your settings and exit, select “OK”.

Disable HP Firmware

Option 1 - From the printer monitor

Option 1 – From the printer monitor
“Setup”-> “Printer Maintenance”-> “Update the printer”-> Turn off automatic updates

Option 2 - From the printer monitor

“Web Services”-> “Settings”-> “Printer Update”-> Auto Update Off

Windows - On your Computer

On your Computer:
Step 1. When the HP Update prompt is displayed, select Settings (if shown).

Step 2. Select ‘Never’ under Notification software update frequency

Step 3. If your computer continues to display the HP Update prompt, select Cancel.

Windows 10 - On your computer
Windows 10 – Disabling automatic HP firmware updates using the control panel on your PC
  1. Open HP update option. – Windows 10: Click Start, click All apps, click HP and click HP Update. …
  2. Click on the Settings button. The HP Update Settings popup will appear.
  3. Select Never and click on the OK button.
For printers using 96X/91X series ink cartridges

The default setting of your printer is usually checked for automatic firmware upgrade. This means that your printer will automatically install firmware upgrades without prompting and / or request consent from you. Once the firmware upgrade is completed, the next time you install a non- original cartridge, your printer may display a cartridge problem. This is to prevent you from using non-original cartridges. You absolutely have the right to use third-party cartridges in your printer. If your printer works fine with third-party cartridges and you want to continue using them, we recommend that you turn off the “Printer Update” function in your printer.

Please follow the instructions below:

M404 Firmware Disable Auto Update / HP 58A / 58X

#1 Confirm your printers IP address:
This can be found on the printer configuration page
You can print the config by the following menu options: OK > Setup > Reports > Print configuration page

o On the configuration page the IP address will be #8 under product settings.
 Should be in a https://XX.X.X.XX format

#2 Enter your IP address into your web browser
o That will bring you to the below page.
o Select printer update
o Select Do not check for updates
o Select Apply


On your printer to go:

Steps #1

Setup > Service > Laser Jet Update > Next > Manage Updates > Allow Updates > Select “NO”

Steps #2

Prompt Before Install > Always Prompt

Steps #3

Check Automatically > Off

Step #4

Press the Home button and your are done.

See video below.

Disable BROTHER Firmware

Option 1 - On the Printer
  1. Step 1: Select the tool icon on the printer display.
  2. Step 2: Select “All Settings”
  3. Step 3: Select “Machine Info.”
  4. Step 4: Select “Firmware Auto Check”
  5. Step 5: Select “Off” to turn off updates
Option 2 - On the Printer with images

1. Remove your printer from sleeping mode by pressing any button

2. Press on the setting button.

3. Scroll down to Machine Info

4. Scroll down to Firmware Auto Check

5. Put the Firmware Auto Check OFF

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