How To Disable HP Printer Firmware Updates In Few Steps

Do you favor updates? Surely, most people do! However, most HP printer firmware updates do not bring substantial improvements to the printer's functionality. But printer manufacture is keen to release new firmware versions every once in a while. Why? One of the most important reasons is that printer firmware update can block non-HP cartridges, forcing users to buy expensive original HP cartridges. The error messages like "Non-HP Chip Detected" and "Supply Memory Error" are all caused by printer firmware updates. So should we update our printer firmware? Our advice is NO! This blog will teach you how to turn off HP printer firmware update step by step.hp firmware updates

For different HP printers, the steps to disable printer firmware update are different. So we have prepared four instructions below, respectively for HP inkjet printers, HP laser printers with touch screen, HP color laser printers without touch screen and HP monochrome laser printers without touch screen.

Disable HP Printer Firmware Updates for Inkjet Printers

It’s highly recommended to turn off HP printer firmware update via printer screen. Only 1-3 minutes to do as follows, then you can choose whatever compatible 3rd-party cartridges you like in the future.

  • 1. Turn on the printer

  • 2. Slide down the printer control panel to open the dashboard

  • 3. Click “Setup” icon on the top left corner

  • 4. Scroll down to click “Printer Maintenance”

  • 5. Scroll down to click “Update the Printer”

  • 6. Click “Printer Updates Options”→ “Do Not Check”→ “No” to confirm settings

Disable HP Printer Update Firmware for Laser Printers WITH Touch Screen

  • 1. Power on the printer

  • 2. Select the “Setup” on the printer panel

  • 3. Scroll down to click “Service”→ “LaserJet Update”→ “Next”

  • 4. Press “Manage Updates”→ “Check Automatically”→ “OFF”

  • 5. Click “Prompt Before Install”→ “Always Prompt”→”Allow Updates”→”No”

Disable HP Printer Firmware Updates For Color Laser Printers Without Touch Screen

Some HP laser printers do not have a touch screen. But we can disable the printer firmware update through the buttons on printer control panel.

  • 1. Make the printer “Ready” by pressing the “Back” icon several times

  • 2. Press “OK” button and enter the “Main Menu” 

  • 3. Press “OK” button one more time to enter the “Setup” menu

  • 4. Find “Printer Maintenance” by clicking the "Right" arrow several times→Press “OK” button

  • 5. Select “Update Firmware” by pressing the "Right" arrow several times→Press “OK” button twice

  • 6. Find “ Update Options” by pressing the "Right" arrow→Press “OK” button

  • 7. Select “Off” by clicking the "Right" arrow→Press “OK” button twice to confirm


Disable HP Printer Firmware Updates For Monochrome Laser Printers Without Touch Screen

  • 1. Press the “Back” icon to get the printer “Ready”

  • 2. To access the "Main Menu," click the "OK" button

  • 3. To access the "Setup", click the "OK" button once more

  • 4. Repeatedly click the "Right" arrow to find "Printer Maintenance" →Click “OK” button

  • 5. To find "Update Firmware," repeatedly click the "Right" arrow→Click “OK” button twice

  • 6. Press the "Right" arrow to find “Mange Update”→Press “OK” button

  • 7. Click “OK” button again to enter “Allow Updates”

  • 8. Press the "Right" arrow to find “No”→Press “OK” button twice to confirm the settings

HP Printers That May Be Affected by Future Firmware Updates

For you reference, HP may update the printer firmware for the following HP printers from time to time. If your printer is one of them, we highly recommend you turn off the HP printer firmware update. This way, you can use 3rd-party cartridges without error.

Ink/Toner Cartridge Used

Printer Models

HP 414A Toner Cartridges

(W2020A W2021A W2022A W2023A)

HP 414X Toner Cartridges

(W2020X W2021X W2022X W2023X)

HP Color LaserJet Pro M454dn

HP Color LaserJet Pro M454dw

HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdn

HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw

HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M455dn

HP Color LaserJet Enterprise MFP M480f

HP 58A Toner Cartridge


HP 58X Toner Cartridges


HP LaserJet Pro M404n

HP LaserJet Pro M404dn

HP LaserJet Pro M404dw

HP LaserJet Pro MFP M428dw

HP LaserJet Pro MFP M428fdn

HP LaserJet Pro MFP M428fdw

HP 206A Toner Cartridges

(W2110A W2111A W2112A W2113A)

HP 206X W2110X Toner Cartridges

(W2110X W2111X W2112X W2113X)

HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw

HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M282nw

HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw

HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283cdw

HP 952 Ink Cartridges

HP 952XL Ink Cartridges

HP OfficeJet 8702

HP OfficeJet Pro 7720

HP OfficeJet Pro 7740

HP OfficeJet Pro 8210

HP OfficeJet Pro 8216

HP OfficeJet Pro 8710

HP OfficeJet Pro 8715

HP OfficeJet Pro 8720

HP OfficeJet Pro 8725

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

HP OfficeJet Pro 8740

HP 902 Ink Cartridges

HP 902XL Ink Cartridges

HP Officejet 6950

HP Officejet 6951

HP Officejet 6954

HP Officejet 6956

HP Officejet 6958

HP Officejet Pro 6960

HP Officejet Pro 6961

HP Officejet Pro 6963

HP Officejet Pro 6964

HP Officejet Pro 6965

HP Officejet Pro 6966

HP Officejet Pro 6968

HP Officejet Pro 6970

HP Officejet Pro 6971

HP Officejet Pro 6974

HP Officejet Pro 6975

HP Officejet Pro 6978

HP Officejet Pro 6979


At last, we would like to reiterate one point. Turning off the HP printer update will not adversely affect the printer's function and warranty. And if you want to update the printer firmware in the future, you can manually check updates at any time. So, feel free to disable firmware updates to protect your cheap printer cartridges now! If you need to downgrade HP printer firmware, please check this blog HP printer old firmware download.

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