Question about HP q6659a - Designjet Z3100 44-in Photo Printer

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The printer does not have a hard drive. Will it work when I plug a new hard drive into the formatter and turn the printer on? Can the driver or firmware be loaded on a blank hard drive?

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    Robert A. Watson Apr 11, 2015

    some printers will work without installing the software in a PC or Mac Operating System with basic functions only. If the computer doesn't have an operating system, the printer will not work except as a FAX machine for an All In One unit.

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The answer is.... NO. The hard drive must have an Operating System on it to recognize the printer's firmware first to identify it and then software to make it work for you.

Posted on Apr 11, 2015

  • Van Beard
    Van Beard Apr 11, 2015

    No I meant if I bought one with the firmware on it. Would it work

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