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Remanufactured Cartridges Rendered Useless by Firmware Update

PageWide Pro 477dw
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

 

Most of this post was removed by moderator Arthur-C due to being interpreted as a "rant" and linking to related legal judgements.  What remains is a censored version.

 

We're the latest victim of HPs shocking practice of blocking the use of remanufactured or 3rd party cartridges.  This has been reported here:

 

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It's even mentioned in the firmware release notes:

 

https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software13/printers/pwp400-500/HP_PageWide_Pro_Series_Firmware_Readme...

 

Where can I get a copy of an older firmware that undoes this damage?

 

The HP FTP server only has the latest versions and there aren't any old versions lurking out there on the web that I can see...

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