Turn off Epson printer updates

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Epson has just released another update for many of their printers ( October 2019 ). Once again these updates do absolutely nothing at all to improve the printers performance as they are purely done to stop the use of Generic cartridges.

If you follow the instructions given in this article then you can continue using your non-genuine inks without any problems. If you don't turn off the updates then your current batch of cartridges will be rendered useless. This is an ongoing battle between printer manufacturers and generic cartridge re-sellers that will most likely never end.

Ink Hub has already approached the ACCC on several occasions about this practice but unfortunately it has fallen on deaf ears. We believe that the end user has the rights to use a cheaper priced consumable and should not be held captive by these big corporations who continue to exploit the consumer.

Anyway enough whinging, follow the steps in the diagram below and you wont have any issues. The printers recently affected by this update include all those using the Epson 202XL, 288XL, 410XL, 702XL and 802XL cartridges. The affected printer models include Epson WF-2860, XP-5100, WorkForce Pro WF-3720, WF-3725 and WF-3730, WF-4720, WF-4740, WF-4745, XP-240, XP-340, XP-344, XP-440, XP-530, XP-540, XP-630, XP-640, XP-830 and XP-900

Note: Although the below diagram indicates that it is for the Epson XP430 it is the same process for all of the latest Epson printers.

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Last update: Oct 15, 2019

Dean Michael

Owner of Ink Hub Australia Dean has been in the printer consumables industry since early 2007. In a competitive field such as print consumables many companies have come and gone but Ink Hub continues to grow and provide quality products and service. Dean's hobbies include fishing, web design, ham radio, travel, the beach, fast cars and family.