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. If you have the supplied CD-ROM, verify the CD-ROM lists
the operating system installed on your computer.
If the operating system installed on your computer is listed on the CD-ROM, go
to STEP 8.
If you do not have the supplied CD-ROM or the operating system installed on your
computer is not listed on the CD-ROM, you will need to download the software
from the Brother web site. Continue to STEP
instructions on how to navigate the Brother website to download the software,
the temporary folder you save the downloaded file to and double click on the
Choose your Country/Language and click OK. Go to STEP 10.
US English speakers should select USA, not ENG.
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
If the CD does not automatically run, browse to (My) Computer and then
double click on the Brother icon to run the CD.
The CD-ROM main menu will appear. Click Install Printer Driver (for
U.S.A. / Canada / Latin America.
Windows Vista and 7 users, when the User Account Control screen appears, click
Allow or Yes.
After reading and accepting the License Agreement, click Yes if you agree
to the terms.
Choose Local Connection (USB) and click NEXT.
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.
sure you connect the cable to the USB port, not the LAN Ethernet
Brother recommends you use a type A/B USB cable that is no longer than 6 feet
directly connected from the machine to your computer. Other cable
configurations may work, but connection loss is common.
Turn the Brother machine on.
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.
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 indications on
Disconnect the USB cable from the Brother machine and computer and reconnect the
Make sure you are connecting the USB cable to the USB port on the back of the
Brother machine. The USB port is the top port. Do not connect the USB cable to
the LAN/Ethernet port, which is the lower port.
Try another USB port on the computer.
Try another USB cable.
The next window may take a few moments to appear. Environmental advice
will be displayed, please read the information and click Next.
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
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.
18. You will be
prompted to select an option for firmware update notification. Make your
selection and click OK.
Internet access is required for any firmware upgrades.