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HP ends Free Instant Ink subscription for new customers

[German] HP announced recently the end of lifetime Free HP Instant Ink subscription for customers. The Free Instant Ink offer was dedicated to customers with low print volume. After a lot of protest from customers, the program will continue at … Continue reading

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HP CEO on inkjet printers and third-party cartridges

[German]HP CEO Enrique Lores recently complained about the annoying “unprofitable customers” who use foreign cartridges in the good HP inkjet printers. He explains how the preproduction costs increase for printers that use foreign cartridges. HP has taken steps to optimize … Continue reading

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Windows: Brother printers won’t work after update (6.2020)

[German]Since June 2020, many users of Brother multifunction printers (MFC, HL etc.) suddenly have the problem that they do not print. This is caused by the Windows security updates of June 9, 2020, and Microsoft has provided correction updates that … Continue reading

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Windows 10: Out-of-band update to fix printer issues – I

[German]Microsoft Microsoft has released a batch of Out-of-band updates to fix the printer issues that occurred after the last patchday in Windows 8.1 as well as Windows 10 – including its server counterparts. Updates are now available for Windows 10 … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Bug: USB printers not detected

[German]In Windows 10, a bug in versions 1903 through 2004 can cause printers connected to USB ports to no longer be recognized. Microsoft has now confirmed this issue. Advertising

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Windows: Printer issues after Sept. 2019 Update confirmed

[German]Microsoft has just confirmed that some Windows systems may experience problems with printers after the September 2019 updates has bee installed. Here are an overview and also the details I know so far. Advertising

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Security: Vulnerability in Lexmark All-in-one devices

[German]Lexmark has discovered a vulnerability in it’s All-in-one devices within the color fax function. Lexmark published a security advisory about this vulneratbility. Currently it’s unclear, if Lexmark provides firmware updates do mitigate the vulnerability within his devices. Advertising

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Is a HP Firmware Update blocking again Third Party Ink Cartridges?

[German]The aim of this blog post is to find out whether there are any potential victims. The topic: There is a suspicion that HP is again (possibly erroneously) blocking ink cartridges from third-party manufacturers in its inkjet printers by updating … Continue reading

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Microsoft confirms Epson dot matrix printer issue after November 2017 patchday: here are fixes

[German]Since Microsoft’s November 14, 2017 update for Windows Epson dot matrix printers are no longer able to print. The print jobs end with “Win32 error code returned by the print processor: 2147500037”. This affects all printer models under Windows 7 … Continue reading

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Windows updates (Nov. 2017) kills Epson dot matrix printers

PSA: Microsoft ships a couple of updates for Windows on November 14, 2017. Users with Epson dot matrix printers are facing the situation, that printing is no longer possible, after installing November 2017 updates on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and … Continue reading

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