Hot Potato: printer manufacturers work hard to ensure DRM hardware policies, which can lead to high costs when replacing ink cartridges or other components with a "genuine" (often annoying) component. In a funny event, Canon revealed that due to the current semiconductor crisis, it was unable to supply enough DRM chips for some of its printer cartridges, and advised the customer to highlight the damaged performance along with tips to bypass the alerts. Released for DRM. .
A shortage of silicon has forced Canon to make chip-free ink cartridges for some of its commercial printers and multifunction devices (MFDs). In an official announcement to customers in Australia, New Zealand and Germany, Canon shared damaged models, including several of its imageRunner printers, and assured users that the new chip-free cartridges would not negatively affect print quality. The company is also said to notify customers via email. p>
The lack of a DRM chip in Canon toner cartridges means that even the printer does not recognize an actual replacement. As a result, users will see DRM alerts and notifications that are normally activated if a fake component is present. That's why the official Canon consultation includes steps to circumvent these messages. These alerts only appear for damaged models among older software and do not appear on updated printers/MFDs. p>
chips will enter the market in February, describing it as a temporary measure in the current silicon crisis, and the company expects to resume supply of chipped parts after returning to normal supply.< p> Since these cartridges ship without a DRM chip, they may cost less than regular parts, on the other hand, that's an advantage and the fact that Canon will probably be producing in limited quantities which could drive up scalpel prices.As it turns out, Canon is unlikely to sue This time.