Firmware updates effecting HP 903 & 953 Cartridges

HP Warns Updates Will Impact Consumers and Aftermarket

HP has issued a warning on its website that it will “update” 903 and 953 ink cartridges with warranty-end dates between January to April 2021, in December this year.

The OEM came under criticism and been subject to anger from industry groups and consumers for issuing updates, sometimes covertly, that prevent them from using third-party supplies in their printers.

The company claims that the ink cartridges that will be updated are compatible with both current and future printers that use these cartridge numbers. Cartridge and printer availability and compatibility may vary by region.

Beginning December 1, 2020:

HP 903, 903XL cartridges with Warranty-end dates of April 2021 or earlier might not be compatible with these HP OfficeJet printers