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Description of Problem 100000022637

How do I install the printer driver with a USB interface cable using the CD in Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or 7?

Description of Solution 200000028813


1.    Ensure that you are logged on to your computer with Administrator rights.


2.    Close any applications running before installing the printer driver.


3.    Turn off the Brother machine and make sure the USB interface cable is NOT connected before attempting to install. If you have already connected the cable, disconnect it.


4.    Put the supplied CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. If the model name screen appears, choose your machine. If the language screen appears, choose your language.


NOTE:  If the CD does not automatically run, browse to (My) Computer and then double click on the Brother icon to run the CD.


5.    The CD-ROM main menu will appear. Click Install Printer Driver (for U.S.A. / Canada / Latin America).


6.    After reading and accepting the License Agreement, click Yes if you agree to the terms.



7.    Choose Local Connection (USB) and click NEXT.



8.    When prompted, connect the USB cable to the USB port on the back of the Brother machine and then connect the cable to a USB port on your computer.


WARNING for HL2270DW and HL2275DW:  There are two ports on the back of the Brother machine. The USB port is the bottom port. The Ethernet port is the top port. Verify you are connecting the USB cable to the USB port and not the Ethernet port.







-       This process may take several minutes to complete.


-       We recommend a USB type A/B cable that is no longer than 6 feet, directly connected between the Brother machine and the computer.


9.    Turn the Brother machine on.


10. The installation will continue automatically and the screens will appear one after another.  Please wait. It will take a few moments for all the screens to appear. Do not try to cancel any of the screens during this installation. 


NOTE: If the installation does not automatically continue after connecting the USB cable, check the following and click OK.


-       Check the Brother machine is powered on and there are no error messages on the display.


-       Disconnect the USB cable from the Brother machine and computer and reconnect the cable.


-       Try another USB port on the computer.


-       Try another USB cable.


11. When the User's Guides screen is displayed, you can click View Manuals on the Web to view the user's guides.  Click Next.



12. When the On-Line Registration screen is displayed, you can click Brother Registration and follow the on-screen instructions.  Once you have completed the registration or if you have already registered your Brother machine, click Next.




13. When the "Setup Complete" window appears, make the following selections, and then click Finish:


-       You may select Enable Status Monitor on Startup, which is a software tool for monitoring device status and error notification from your PC.


-       You may select to Set as Default Printer.



14. If prompted, choose Yes, I Want To Restart My Computer and click Finish to restart your computer.




15. Once your computer restarts, you will be prompted to select an option for firmware update notification.  Make your selection and click OK.


NOTE: Internet access is required for any firmware upgrades.



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