Is your HP printer not able to recognize a new ink cartridge? If yes, then that may be happening because you are using generic ink cartridges. HP warns customers not to use generic ink cartridges as they are incompatible with the printers. This way, consumers will be forced to buy genuine ink cartridges that are way more expensive in comparison to generic ink cartridges.
Recently, HP introduced a cartridge protection setting on genuine cartridges. The original ink cartridges are locked for a particular printer. You won't be able to use the same cartridges on a different printer device. If you buy a new printer, then you won't be able to use your old ink cartridges as these cartridges are locked for your old device.
Having a restrictive cartridge system can be extremely problematic. Some of the reasons why you may have to disable HP cartridge protection are mentioned below.
Below are the easy steps that you need to carry out in order to disable HP ink cartridge protection on your printer. In case your printer does not have any internet features, then below mentioned are the steps that you need to perform.
In case your HP printer has internet options, then below mentioned are the steps that you need to follow:
Below are the steps that you need to carry out to disable HP cartridge protection using your Windows computer.
This will allow you to use generic ink cartridges on your HP printer. If this doesn't work, then you can try tricking your HP ink cartridges. Though cartridges are locked on the old printer device, you can still use them with a new printer by tricking them.
Below are the simple steps that you need to follow in order to trick your HP ink cartridges.
Step 1: Take out the new ink cartridges from your printer device.
Step 2: Turn off your printer and then disconnect the power wire from the power source. Let the power cord remain disconnected for the next 10 minutes.
Step 3: Reconnect the power wire to the electrical outlet but don't turn on your HP printer.
Step 4: Reload new ink cartridges.