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Description of Problem 100000012825

How do I print a test page from the computer?

Description of Solution 200000016485


The driver installation can be verified by attempting a test print.  Refer to one of the following sections based on your Operating System.







Windows Users:


1. Open the Printers Folder:


-       Windows XP or Server 2003:


o   Start => (Settings) => Control Panel => Printers (and Faxes)


o   Start => Control Panel => Printers and Other Hardware => View Installed Printers


-       Windows Vista or Server 2008: Click the  => Control Panel => Hardware and Sound => Printers.


-       Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2: Click the  => Devices and Printers 


-       Windows 8, 8.1 or Server 2012


a.    Move your mouse to the lower left corner of the Desktop or Start screen.


b.    Right-click the screen and then left-click Control Panel.



c.    Under Hardware and Sound, click View devices and printers.




2.  Access the Printer's properties:


-       Windows XP, Server 2003, Windows Vista or Server 2008:  Right-click on the Brother Printer and select PROPERTIES.


-       Windows 7, 8, 8.1, Server 2008 R2 or Server 2012: Right-click on the Brother Printer and select PRINTER PROPERTIES.



3.  On the General tab click PRINT TEST PAGE.  A Windows test page will print if the driver is installed properly.





Macintosh Users:


1. In Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 or 10.9 you can print a Test Page from the File Menu when the Print queue window is displayed. Click Printer => Print Test Page.


2. In previous Mac OS X versions you can open TextEdit, create a new document and attempt to print.



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