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macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 7, 2018
I was recently given an old HP Deskjet D4100 series printer from a relative that no loner needed it. However, when I plug it in and try to add it in System Prefrences, theres no driver for it. I tired a generic HP Deskjet diver for it in System Pref but id dint work. I then tried to download a driver from HP's website but the problem was it was for version 10.6 and when I tried to run the installer it said it was not compatible with my version of macOS. Is there any drivers for this that work with Monterey?


macrumors 601
Feb 17, 2008
Fort Worth, Texas
Not sure if this will work.... but you can give the GIMP Print site a try. They have numerous drivers for Deskjet models. The D4100 is not listed but you can give some of the other drivers a try. I suggest the HP Deskjet 400 series or something close.

Scroll on down to the HP section and then to the DeskJet series. Worth a try, nothing ventured nothing gained. :)



macrumors G5
Jul 30, 2003
I would suggest trying to find a way to do a test print.
Was the printer stored, unused, for quite a while? You may find out that if it was not used for a long time, you may not (ever) get it to print again.
(hate to sound like a "desperate downer" here, but inkjet printers often don't successfully print after anything like long-term storage - say, more than a year or two "in the box", particularly if it was stored with ink installed.
If you can't get any of chscag's tips to work, I would suggest that you might try connecting that printer to a PC (which might find and load drivers through Windows - maybe. If you can get drivers to load in Windows, then a test print through Windows may quickly tell you if it is something that might work for you.
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