Just Say No To Firmware Updates! Protect your right to save by turning off firmware updates. Manufactures, if given the opportunity, can send new programming down to your printer that can prevent it from reading the electronics installed on cartridges.  Below we have outlined general instructions on how to turn off firmware updates. Due to the multitude of printers, these instructions may not match your printer/computer exactly but should serve as a suitable guide to get you through the process. Also, you may find that your favorite search engine has a link to exact instructions for you if you search how to turn off automatic updates on your specific printer model number.