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Change the region on this printer
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Let me fist inform you that the question you asked for is related to "regionalization" of the printers . It is very particular to HP printers.
You can just regionalize your printer thrice in the enitre printer lifetime - not more than that. And the codes you are referring to - they are not there somewhere - they have to be logged in by the back end team who decode the "10-tap test" to re-enter the codes for regionalization so that the printer becomes compatible in the region you are using it in.
The cartridges even change in every country to make the printer work - let me state you how.....as per www.hp.com
HP Photosmart C3100 All-in-One series This product uses regionalized ink supplies, so the inkjet print cartridges for the product depends on where you are in the world. If you do not know which pen regionalization zone you are in, click here to view the Regionalization Country-to-Zone Mapping Table . Once you know the zone, you can identify the cartridges used in this product. Cartridge Description Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 4 black inkjet print cartridge HP 92 HP 336 HP 132 HP 850 tri-color inkjet print cartridge HP 93 HP 342 HP 136 HP 854 black inkjet print cartridge Not availaible HP 338 HP 131 Not available tri-color inkjet print cartridge HP 95* HP 343 HP 135 HP 855 photo inkjet print cartridge HP 99 HP 348 HP 138 HP 858 *The HP 95 is not compatible with printers sold only in North America; instead, use the HP 93 Tri-color cartridge. Refer to the link to understand how the world is divided into 4 zones - http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bpa00586&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=1146331#zone_mapping And you can beleive into what i say as I work for HP printers....! the best i would suggest is to call up Technical / Customer Care centre and tell them you need to reset....they will assist you for 10-tap test and ask you to send them the 10-tap test and the Proof of Purchase of the region cartridges.....and then wait for the back end team to call you within the next 48 hours.
Posted on Apr 09, 2008
I have moved to Switzerland recently. Have called support spent over 10 hours on the phone, lost the counts of call. Put on hold several times, been told, there's no such thing as region code. They actually told me I should buy a new printer that's compatible with my region (and this was not a joke).
I am pretty much frustrated with HP. If you find a solution or a legal way to compalin about HP let me know.
I am at the point - after 15 years buying HP products to throw all the 3 printers I have away and buy new ones that do not have this stupid region coding. By the way I have found a way, if you buy refill kits then I can continue using my printers... so much for HP ide of buying original supplies...
Posted on Feb 13, 2010
SOURCE: How do I change region
all you can change is the language and this will not change the tip of cartridges that it uses...try to refil the original ones..and after that to reset the counter for them if it do not sees them ...or ..order the same ones from ebay ..if they are not available in Australia ...cause if it is made for certain tip of cartridges it will work only with them ..
another thing that you can do is to adapt to work with a Ciss unit ..like in this link ..
this is an external feeding unit that adapts in the cartridges area..and are refillable and last much more..and with a better percentage for use..
here some models of cartridges on ebay ..
the european model..
here the 177 Im not sure if it is the same with the European ..but I know that the European one is not 02 and not fits the American 02 model..
Posted on Aug 22, 2010
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