Setup guide | Brother HL-1250 Printer User Manual

Laser Printer HL-1240/1250/1270N
Quick Setup Guide
Read this Setup Guide before you set up the printer.
Before you can use the printer, you must set up the hardware and install
the driver.
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Identify the Operating System on your computer (Window® 3.1x,
95/98, NT® 4.0 or Macintosh)
Purchase the appropriate interface cable for your computer
(Parallel, USB or Network)
Follow the instructions in this guide for your operating system
and cable interface.
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Table of Contents
Carton Components
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For Windows users only
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(Windows 3.1x, 95/98 or NT 4.0)
You can set up the printer easily by following the Initial Setup instructions on
the CD-ROM.
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For Windows users without CD-ROM drive only
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(Windows 3.1x, 95/98)
If you don’t have a CD-ROM drive, follow the instructions in this section.
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For Windows users with USB only (Windows
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98)
The steps in this section are essential for USB interface cable users.
For Macintosh users only
(iMac and Power Macintosh G3 with USB)
You can setup the printer by following the Initial Setup instructions on the
supplied CD-ROM
Troubleshooting
For Network users
See the Quick Network Setup Guide (HL-1270N only)
Carton Components
Carton Components may differ from one country to another. Save all packing
materials and the printer carton. They should be used when shipping the printer.
✒ Note
Some illustrations are based on the HL-1240/1250 printers. The HL-1270N printer
has a Network interface fitted in the back panel of the printer.
Drum unit assembly
(with toner cartridge included)
AC power cord
Documents
Printer
CD-ROM
CD-ROM includes :
Floppy disk
Initial Setup instructions
Printer driver
Fonts
User’s Guide
Instructional Video
Network Utilities
Floppy disk includes: Printer driver for Windows® only
For Windows® users only (Windows® 3.1x, 95/98
or NT® 4.0)
You can set up the printer easily by following the Initial Setup instructions on the
CD-ROM.
Step 1 Insert the CD-ROM
1.
Turn on your PC power. Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
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The opening screen will appear automatically in Windows 95/98/NT 4.0.
If the screen does not appear, click Start and choose Run, enter the CD drive letter
and type START.EXE.
If you are using Windows® 3.1x, click Run from the File Menu in Program
Manager, enter the CD drive letter and type START.EXE.
2. Click the model number of your
printer.
3. Select the language you want then
follow the instructions on the
screen.
Step 2 Initial Setup
1. Click the Initial Setup button.
2. You can view the Initial Setup
operations in the video movie.
3. Click the interface cable you are
going to use Parallel, USB or
Network.
Step 3 Install the printer driver
1. If you click the Now button, you
can install the printer driver and
Fonts immediately.
2. After the printer driver has been
installed, the HL-1240/1250/1270N
window will appear. Follow the
on-screen messages to complete the
installation.
If your printer is connected using a parallel interface cable, the setup is now
completed. If you want to connect your printer using a USB interface cable, see
‘For Windows® users with USB only’ later in these instructions.
When you want to connect your printer to a network, refer to the “Quick Network
Setup Guide”.
For Windows® users with no CD-ROM drive
only (Windows® 3.1x, 95/98)
If you don’t have a CD-ROM drive, follow the instructions in this section.
Step 1 Install the drum unit assembly
1.
Open the front cover.
2.
Unpack the drum unit assembly. Rock it from side to side 5 or 6 times to
distribute the toner evenly inside the cartridge.
3.
Install the drum unit assembly into the printer.
4.
Push it fully into the printer until it snaps into place.
5.
Close the front cover.
Step 2 Load paper into the paper cassette
1.
Pull the paper cassette completely out of the printer.
2.
Slide the paper width and length adjusters to the paper size you want until they
snap into a slot.
3.
Load paper into the paper cassette. Check that the paper is flat in the tray.
4.
Re-install the paper cassette into the printer.
Step 3 Print a test page
1.
Make sure that the power switch is off. Connect the AC power cord to the
printer.
2.
Plug the AC power cord into an AC outlet. Turn on the power switch.
3.
After the printer has warmed up, the Ready LED stops blinking and stays lit.
4.
Press the control panel button. The printer will print a test page. Check that
the test page has printed correctly.
Step 4 Connect the printer to your PC
1.
Turn the printer power off.
2.
Connect the parallel interface cable to your PC then connect it to the printer.
3.
Use the clips on the printer connector to secure the parallel interface cable.
4.
Turn on the printer power.
Step 5 Install the printer driver from floppy disk
1. Turn on your PC power. If the "Add
New Hardware Wizard" window
appears, click the Cancel button.
2.
Insert the floppy disk into the floppy disk drive. (For Windows® 3.1x users, please
follow the instructions on the disk label.)
3.
Click Start and select Run.
4. Type A:\SETUP and click the OK
button. Follow the instructions on
the screen. The printer driver will
be installed and the setup will be
completed.
For Windows® users with USB only
(Windows® 98)
The steps in this section are essential for USB interface cable users.
Step 1 to 3 Follow the CD-ROM instructions at the beginning of these instructions
Step 4 Install the USB driver
1.
Make sure the printer power switch is on.
2.
Connect the USB interface cable to your PC then connect it to the printer.
3. The "Add New Hardware Wizard"
window will appear. Click the Next
button.
4. Check "Search for the best driver
for your device" and click the Next
button.
5. Check "CD-ROM drive" and click
the Next button.
6. Click the Next button. The USB
driver will be installed.
7. Follow the instructions on the
screen.
Steps 5 Setting your PC Printer port
1. After your PC has restarted, click
Start and select Printers in Settings.
2. Select your printer model icon in
Printers.
3. Select Properties from the File
menu.
4. Click the Details tab. Select
BRUSB:(USB Printer Port) in the
"Print to the following port" box.
Click the OK button. The setup is
now completed.
For Macintosh with USB users only
(iMac and Power Macintosh G3 with USB)
You can setup the printer following the Initial Setup instructions on the supplied CD-ROM.
Step 1 Insert the CD-ROM
Turn on your Macintosh power. Insert
the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
This Window will appear automatically.
Step 2 Initial Setup
To view the Initial Setup operations in
the video movie, click this icon.
Step 3 Install the printer driver
To install the printer driver, click this
icon. The setup is completed.
Control Panel
LED
Drum
Ready
Drum
Ready
Paper
Alarm
Toner
Data
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LED is Off
LED is Blinking
LED is On
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Near end of life
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Sleep mode
(at 1 second intervals): Warming up
Ready to print
"Cover open" or printer error.*1
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Alarm
Data
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Ready +
Alarm
Alarm +
Data
Button
Cancel
printing
Wake-up
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No data.
Receiving data
Data remaining in memory. *2
Paper jam or No paper (in paper cassette
or manual feed slot) or paper Misfeed
( every 5 seconds ): Toner low
Toner empty
If you press this button while printing, the printer
immediately stops printing and ejects the paper.
If the printer is in sleep mode, pressing this
button wakes up the printer to Ready mode.
If the Data LED is on, press this button. The
Form feed
printer prints any data remaining in the printer
memory.
If the printer error does not clear automatically,
Error
press this button to clear the error and continue
recovery
printer operation.
If you press and hold this control panel button
Reprinting
when the Data LED is off and wait until all the
LEDs light, the printer will reprint the last job.
If there is insufficient memory, only the last page
of the job will be printed.
*1 Printer errors: "Memory full", "Print overrun",
XXX Interface error".
*2 If the Data LED is on for a long period of time and nothing
has printed, press this button to print the data remaining in
memory.
Quick Print Setup
(For Windows® users only)
The Quick Print Setup utility allows you to make quick
changes to frequently used driver settings without
having to open the printer properties selection. When
the printer driver is selected, Quick Print Setup is
launched automatically. You can change the settings by
clicking the icon with the right mouse button. This
utility is for Windows® 95/98/NT®4.0 only. You cannot
use it for Windows® 3.1x.
Troubleshooting
Problem
All the LEDs are off
Recommendation
• Check if the printer is in sleep mode.
- Press the control panel button.
• Check that the power plug is connected correctly.
• Check that the printer is turned on.
Alarm LED illuminates
• Check that the front cover is completely closed.
Alarm and Ready LEDs
• Check that the paper is inserted correctly into the paper
are blinking
cassette or manual feed slot.
• Check if a paper jam has occurred in the printer.
Alarm and Data LEDs are • Check that the drum unit is installed correctly.
blinking
The printer does not print • Check if a document has already been printed from your
a test page from the
PC.
control panel
- Once you have printed a document from your PC, the
printer cannot print a test page again.
Data is sent from the PC
• Check that the appropriate printer driver is selected.
but the printer does not
print and the Data LED is
blinking.
The printer prints
• Check that the printer cable is not too long.
unexpectedly or it prints
- We recommend you use a parallel cable of less than 2
garbage data.
metres (6.6 feet) in length.
- Exchange it with another one.
• Check that the printer cable is not damaged or broken.
- Exchange it with another one.
• Check if you are using a parallel interface switching
device.
- Remove it and connect your PC directly to your
printer and try again.
• Check that the appropriate printer driver is selected.
• Check that the printer is not connected to a parallel port
that is also connected to a mass storage device or scanner.
• Remove all other devices and connect the port to the
printer only and try it again.
• Turn off printer status reporting in the device options tab
in the printer driver.
When you use the Reprint • Add memory to the printer. It may still not be possible to
function the printer does
reprint a large print job even after adding memory.
not print all of the last
print job, only the last
page.
For Windows® users only
Problem
The printer cannot print.
"There was an error
writing to LPT1: (or
BRUSB) for the printer.”
error message displays on
your PC.
The USB driver is
installed, but it is unable
to find the BRUSB:port
Recommendation
• Check that the printer is turned on.
• Check that the front cover is fully closed.
• Check that there is paper in the paper cassette or manual
feed slot.
• Check that the power plug is connected correctly.
• Check that the printer cable is connected securely.
• Check that the printer cable is not damaged or broken.
- Exchange it with another one.
• Check if you have selected another printer through and
interface switching device.
1 Double-click the file "DeinsUSB.exe" in the USB
directory of the CD-ROM.
2 Turn the printer off then on again.
3 The "Add New Hardware Wizard" will be launched again.
Follow the instructions in the Wizard to re-install the
driver.
For Macintosh users only
Problem
HL-1240 (or HL-1250 or
HL-1270N) does not
appear in Chooser.
Recommendation
• Check that the printer is turned on.
• Check that the USB interface cable or Network cable is
connected correctly.
• Check that the printer driver is installed correctly.
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