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[Staples] HP Officejet Pro 8710 printer is only $39.99, if you trade-in an old printer

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SagaA wrote:
Apr 14th, 2019 2:14 pm
I wouldn't make a statement based on a guess as the guy didn't specify clearly he had the regular or starter. That's not the point though. The point is, the starter kit in some cases like FritzToch or myself (see our earlier posts), is no different from a regular kit and is not part of the Instant Ink Program. Again, YMMV.
ok sure, maybe HP set up your instant ink as if you didn't have any ink available so the first ink you use the one they send you.

I still don't think you can put the setup ink back into the printer after opting out of Instant Ink, based on what the guy was telling me. it's a costly gamble, since you could be throwing away nearly a full cartridge if you swap to the instant ink ones right away and try to 'save' the setup ink. because if what I was told is indeed correct, you'd be forced to buy a whole new set of cartridges, or just opt back into instant ink.
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85matt wrote:
Apr 14th, 2019 5:37 pm
Did you get $60 trade in value? I only got $50.
Yeah I paid $39.97 + tax = $45.14
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Disable the automatic updates, or it'll update to latest firmware from Feb 2019 which has the DRM and prevents you from using 3rd party cartridges. There is no older firmware to go back to once you make this mistake.
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aiz_324 wrote:
Apr 14th, 2019 6:18 pm
Yeah I paid $39.97 + tax = $45.14
Guess I gotta go back, wonder why they only gave me $50
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badOne wrote:
Apr 14th, 2019 6:25 pm
Disable the automatic updates, or it'll update to latest firmware from Feb 2019 which has the DRM and prevents you from using 3rd party cartridges. There is no older firmware to go back to once you make this mistake.
If I'm not mistaken, this "DRM" thing has been in effect since Sept 2016. Since then, lots of complaints about that move so HP updates the firmware with a provision that for printers manufactured prior to December 1, 2016 dynamic security will not be enabled by this firmware. So, like it or not, I strongly believe that the firmware that comes with the printer already has that security feature built-in already. Mine was dated in 2018-08. https://www.ghacks.net/2016/10/13/hp-re ... -blocking/
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SagaA wrote:
Apr 14th, 2019 8:57 pm
If I'm not mistaken, this "DRM" thing has been in effect since Sept 2016. Since then, lots of complaints about that move so HP updates the firmware with a provision that for printers manufactured prior to December 1, 2016 dynamic security will not be enabled by this firmware. So, like it or not, I strongly believe that the firmware that comes with the printer already has that security feature built-in already. Mine was dated in 2018-08. https://www.ghacks.net/2016/10/13/hp-re ... -blocking/
Yours doesn't have DRM. It's the last version that didn't have DRM. Go to EWS by the IP address of printer, then log in, go to
tools>product info>printer info

Cartridge policy shoudl be off. I would like the firmware you have but it isn't found anywhere now.
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I have a really old firmware Built Date 2017-04-19
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85matt wrote:
Apr 14th, 2019 6:35 pm
Guess I gotta go back, wonder why they only gave me $50
That's weird... cause the coupon is not a manual reduction.. its a coupon code that just automatically takes off 60...
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daviiiiiid wrote:
Apr 14th, 2019 10:51 pm
That's weird... cause the coupon is not a manual reduction.. its a coupon code that just automatically takes off 60...
On my receipt it looks like they used the wrong coupon code, 59587
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85matt wrote:
Apr 14th, 2019 10:54 pm
On my receipt it looks like they used the wrong coupon code, 59587
That's the Epson code, person tried to use that code on me then I corrected them to use the hp code for 60 off
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eelw11 wrote:
Apr 14th, 2019 10:51 pm
I have a really old firmware Built Date 2017-04-19
it's what I have. Don't update it or you'll lose the ability to use non-HP ink.
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badOne wrote:
Apr 14th, 2019 10:13 pm
Go to EWS by the IP address of printer, then log in, go to
tools>product info>printer info

Cartridge policy shoudl be off. I would like the firmware you have but it isn't found anywhere now.
I have the latest firmware, and my Cartridge Policy is also Off.
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FritzToch wrote:
Apr 15th, 2019 7:32 am
I have the latest firmware, and my Cartridge Policy is also Off.
The firmware description says very clearly the latest Feb 2019 firmware has DRM to prevent non-HP ink from being used. Regardless of what it says on your screen Im not going to update to Feb 2019. HP has a very bad reputation for DRM. I rather trust their description and warning clearly stated on their firmware page.
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badOne wrote:
Apr 15th, 2019 8:10 am
The firmware description says very clearly the latest Feb 2019 firmware has DRM to prevent non-HP ink from being used. Regardless of what it says on your screen Im not going to update to Feb 2019. HP has a very bad reputation for DRM. I rather trust their description and warning clearly stated on their firmware page.
I was responding to your instructions to verify that the function wasn't present. If they are not accurate, please don't share them.
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FritzToch wrote:
Apr 15th, 2019 8:25 am
I was responding to your instructions to verify that the function wasn't present. If they are not accurate, please don't share them.
What I said is accurate. What im saying is that it is in direct conflict with what is stated about the Feb 2019 firmware. Give me proof that you are running the Feb 2019 firmware with a screen shot. I doubt very much what you said.

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