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Canon PIXMA MX922 - no longer takes generic ink - It says 'Foreign' - Is there a fix?

9,382 2,451 February 9, 2019 at 10:44 AM
I helped my sister pick out her current printer Canon PIXMA MX922. It was great because it took generic ink.

There was a link on here about the same time I purchased it to get the ink for like 20.00 for many cartridges. It was a popular thread and had many thumbs up.

I figured sister would be good to go for a long time but now she can't use the ink.

Is there a fix to allow the generic ink to be used now? Or was there some type of update to the printer that dis-allows generic ink now?

Thanks!!!

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I bought a new HP Printer, Envy 5500, a few months ago and it won't take anything but HP ink.
I was so pissed it won't take generic ink and still am.

You can try installing an older version of firmware on it.

I know newer HP firmware updates basically blocks generic ink, but if you can downgrade the firmware, it should work with generics. That's what a lot of people with older HP printers did and found it works.
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I bought a new HP Printer, Envy 5500, a few months ago and it won't take anything but HP ink.
I was so pissed it won't take generic ink and still am.

You can try installing an older version of firmware on it.

I know newer HP firmware updates basically blocks generic ink, but if you can downgrade the firmware, it should work with generics. That's what a lot of people with older HP printers did and found it works.
Thanks so much. How would one do that? I guess I can youtube it and find out. Appreciate it.

Bought my sister enough ink to last a few years and now she can use it anymore.
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I bought a new HP Printer, Envy 5500, a few months ago and it won't take anything but HP ink.
I was so pissed it won't take generic ink and still am.

You can try installing an older version of firmware on it.

I know newer HP firmware updates basically blocks generic ink, but if you can downgrade the firmware, it should work with generics. That's what a lot of people with older HP printers did and found it works.
Here's a fun quote from the firmware release notes for a recent HP printer.
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Reminder: Dynamic security enabled printer. This Firmware includes dynamic security measures, which may prevent supplies with non-HP chips or circuitry from working now or in the future. More at: www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies.

Note: For printers manufactured prior to December 1, 2016 dynamic security will not be enabled by this firmware. Please note that HP cannot guarantee the quality or reliability of non-HP cartridges.
I'm pretty annoyed with HP and Epson inkjet printers these days. Brother can't seem to make inkjet with a black that actually approaches black. The print quality of my 11 year old HP printer is actually better than the new one, but a very bad paper jam damaged it recently (anybody got a timing diagram for the deskjet 6900 series?). HP of course has been jacking up the prices of ink for their older printers to try to force people to switch to printers with more aggressive cartridge control measures (DRM).

I recently had the pleasure of helping a relative setup a warranty replacement hp printer that exhibits the same problem as the printer it was supposed to replace. I seem to have 'fixed' it though by blocking it's internet access in parental controls. It's looking like instant ink isn't going to work, which makes the cost per page pretty bad given how much ink the printer wastes. I did set it to not update the firmware which means it may not have the "new routine" that wastes as much ink as possible and makes instant ink the only affordable option
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Added new routine to reduce clogging in the ink tube
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In this day and age of $50 B&W laser printers, $200-$250 color lasers (with cheap 3rd party\OEM toner via EBay), $130-$150 quality all-in-one black and white laser printers from companies like Canon and cheap online or drugstore picture prints from the Shutterfly's, Adoramapix's, CVS's, etc. of this world, why would anyone spend money on ink jet printers which have always been a means to bleed people dry on ink costs? Just put the money towards a decent laser imo.
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