Solving Blocked Brother LC-432-436 and LC-402-406-422-426 Inkjet Chips
Printer OEMs such as Brother are making it more and more difficult for consumers wanting a choice for their printing supplies.
Over the years the OEMs have employed several anticompetitive tactics. They started with adding a chip, then individual chips for each colour, stronger encryption and then firmware updates. Each step was effectively designed to irritate and frustrate consumers into not using aftermarket cartridges.
Brother inkjet printers have just launched another style of chip, this time with serial numbers. There are five styles of printers in the Brother range that takes the LC432 (Australia) the LC402 (the USA) and the LC422 (UK) cartridges.
There are a further 8 printers that take the LC436 (Australia) LC406 (the US) and the LC426 (UK). All have this new style chip to irritate and frustrate the aftermarket industry.
Yes. It’s complicated as there are two styles of chips: one with a permanent memory and the other with an interval memory.
This short video, commissioned by RT and produced by James Douglas from Cartridge Universe, provides easy-to-follow, step-by-step video instructions to solve these frustrating tactics for those selling third-party supplies to their customers’ and other end-users’ printers.
Other short videos are also provided to help remanufactured and end-users adjust their printers:
- How to Turn off Firmware Updates for HP416-216-206
- How to Turn off Firmware Updates for HP Laserjet Pro Printers
- How to Turn off Firmware Updates for Brother Inkjet Printers
You can also contact James Douglas by email for more information.
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