How to Do a Firmware Update on the HP Color LaserJet 3600

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The HP Color Laser Jet 3600 is a business grade printer that allows users to make hard copies of their digital documents. The firmware associated with the Laser Jet 3600 is what keeps it running properly on the system. When your firmware is out of date, the printer may not work with the operating system on your computer. Keeping your firmware up-to-date requires checking over the HP website from time to time to make sure updates are installed.

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  1. 1

    Connect your HP Color Laserjet 3600 to your computer with the USB cable that was provided on purchase.

  2. 2

    Open your Internet browser and go to the HP website. (See Resources for link.) Click the "Download Drivers" button. Enter your product number into the "Product Name/Number" field and click the "Go" button.

  3. 3

    Download the appropriate firmware update for your computer and operating system. For instance, if you are running Windows 7, download the firmware update for Windows 7. Unzip the firmware file to your desktop and double-click the "EXE" file to start the firmware update.

  4. 4

    Click the "Start" button and then click the "Programs" button. Click on the "Accessories" button and then click the "System Tools" icon. Click on "System Information" in the menu. Look for the "Full Computer Name" text in the window and write down the computer name.

  5. 5

    Click the "Start" button and then click on the "Settings" button. Click on "Printers and Faxes" in the menu. Right click on your computer (the computer name from Step 3) and choose the "Sharing" option. Click on "Share this printer" in the menu.

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    Enter a name for the printer share. You might want to use "HP 3600" as the name. Click the "Apply" button at the bottom of the screen. Write down the name of the share that made.

  7. 7

    Click the "Start" button and then go to the "All Programs" option. Click on the "Accessories" button and then click on "Command Prompt" from the menu.

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    Type "copy /b filename \computer name\share name" into the prompt. The "filename" is the firmware upgrade that you downloaded. The "computer name" is your computer's name, and the "share name" is the share name that you created. Press the "Enter" key to send the firmware upgrade to your printer.

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