[LINK] Samsung, Lexmark, Xerox printer firmware locks out OEM cartridges

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Sat Mar 12 20:02:53 AEDT 2011

The following just arrived from a retailer of OEM printer supplies:
> Important Message: SAY “NO” TO FIRMWARE UPGRADES!
> Samsung, Lexmark, Xerox recently launched “Firmware Upgrade” to the printer drivers via online connections.
> End User Customers previously happy with Remanufactured/Compatible cartridges were duped into accepting a firmware upgrade that promised to “Improve” users printers, but has now locked them into Using ONLY original cartridges.  Firmware upgrades force you to use OEM cartridges at high Prices.
> On the 12th January 2011, the Office of Fair Trading and the Trading Standards Institute in UK confirmed they are investigating the case of Lexmark that has enabled a firmware change that locks out third party cartridges to those printers.

There's an article on Lexmark at: 

Does anybody know what's really going on?

David Boxall                    |  I have seen the past
                                |  And it worked.
http://david.boxall.id.au       |               --TJ Hooker

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