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Why its important to turn off Automictic firmware updates


This chart below shows the number of firmware updates in 2018, some of this are just small updates and some being major updates which blocks any other microchip apart from the original Manufacture working.  When this major Firmware update occurs and the printer installs this, it can then take 2-4 months for the copied microchips to work with the printer.  Turning this update off, stops this from happening.  if you need any help or advice regarding this, just give us an email or call.


2018 firmware updates by OEMs
LaserJet Brother Canon Dell HP Kyocera Lexmark Samsung Xerox
No of updates 30 10 16 120 6 30 61 31
Inkjet Brother Canon Epson HP        
No of updates 136 24 274 251