Disable HP Cartridge Protection on My Printer.

What is HP Cartridge Protection?

Genuine ink cartridges may come equipped with cartridge protection embedded in their chip. Once you install an ink cartridge, your printer will mark it as protected so that the cartridge can only be used with that printer because it is locked to it. If you had to buy a new printer that uses the same cartridges, you would not be able to use those cartridges in your new printer, since they are locked to the first one. This means that the ink cartridges cannot be refilled, recycled, or remanufactured for use in any another printer, and that they will eventually end up in landfills; they cannot be recycled, and they are not environmentally friendly.

If you are installing original protected ink cartridges that have been remanufactured for further use, you could get the message “Protected HP Cartridges Installed” displayed on your printer. This means that these cartridges will not work with your printer. They will only work with that one printer they are locked too.