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I keep getting a message to reinstall my cartridges as there is an error. I have done this plenty of times, tried previous advice to hard reset etc and still nothing works.


I have an HP Envy 5544.


With the current situation with the schools closing I cannot afford to be without my printer!!

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@Dawn1979, Welcome to HP Support Community!


I see that the printer is in error state, let us try to isolate and resolve the issue. Follow the steps from the document HP Printer Does not Print and Error Indicates Faulty Ink Cartridge.


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I found out that the problem is the April 2019 firmware update by HP blocking you from using non-HP cartridges.  Looks like their lawyers think that they can win the upcoming court case this time !! (unlike 2016-17 case !) 

The solution is downgrading your firmware to before April 2019, and disabling the automatic updates as per below. I did this and it worked on my Officejet 8740.  This message will likely be deleted by HP & associates !!

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