Brother MFC-J460DW Quick Setup Guide | Manualzz
MFC-J460DW / MFC-J480DW / MFC-J485DW
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Quick Setup Guide
Version 0
Read the Product Safety Guide first, then read this Quick Setup Guide for the
correct installation procedure.
NOTE specifies the operating environment, conditions for installation,
or special conditions of use.
Unpack the machine and check the components
1. Remove the protective tape and film covering the machine and the LCD.
2. Make sure you have all components shown below.
Plastic bags are used in the packing of your machine. Plastic bags are not toys. To avoid
the danger of suffocation, keep these bags away from babies and children, and dispose
of them correctly.
Watch our FAQ Videos for help
with setting up your Brother
Visit the Brother support website
Starter Ink Cartridges [x4]
• Black
• Yellow
• Cyan
• Magenta
Quick Setup Guide
Basic User’s Guide
Product Safety Guide
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• Most of the illustrations in this Quick Setup Guide show the MFC-J480DW.
• Save all packing materials and the box in case for any reason you must ship your
• You must purchase the correct interface cable for the interface you want to use
(for a USB connection).
USB cable
We recommend using a USB 2.0 cable (Type A/B) that is no more than 6 feet
(2 meters) long.
Telephone Line Cord
Load plain Letter/A4 paper
Pull out the paper support a, and unfold
the paper support flap b so that the
printed pages do not fall.
Pull the paper tray completely
out of the machine.
Open the output paper tray
cover a.
Close the output paper tray cover, and
then slowly push the tray completely
into the machine.
Fan the paper well and load it in the tray,
and then adjust the paper guides.
Connect the telephone line cord
If you are not using your machine as a fax, go to 3
Connect the power cord
If your machine is sharing one telephone line with an external telephone,
connect it as shown below. Before you connect the external telephone,
remove the white protective cap c from the EXT. jack of the machine.
You can adjust the control panel angle
to read the LCD more easily.
Connect the telephone line cord.
Use the jack marked LINE.
Connect the power cord. The machine
will power on automatically.
a.Extension telephone
b.External telephone
c.Protective cap
Install starter ink cartridges
Machine settings
When the machine has finished the initial cleaning
process, follow the on-screen instructions to
configure the machine settings.
• Check print quality
• Set date and time
• Set Firmware Update Notice
• Print the installation sheet
Open the ink cartridge cover, and
then remove the orange protective
part from the machine.
1. Press Settings.
2. Press a or b to select the following:
a. Select [Initial Setup]. Press OK.
b. Select [Local Language]. Press OK.
c. Select your language. Press OK.
3. Press Stop/Exit.
Follow the on-screen instructions to
install the ink cartridges.
The machine will prepare the ink
tube system for printing.
Choose the correct Receive Mode
If you are not using your machine as a fax, go to 9
The correct Receive Mode is determined
by the external devices and telephone
subscriber services (Voice Mail,
Distinctive Ring, etc.) you will be using on
the same line as the Brother machine.
For more information, see Receive Modes
in chapter 6 of the Basic User’s Guide.
Choose your language
(if needed)
1. Press Settings.
2. Press a or b to select the following:
a. Select [Fax]. Press OK.
b. Select [Setup Receive]. Press OK.
c. Select [Receive Mode]. Press OK.
d. Press your preferred Receive Mode.
Press OK.
3. Press Stop/Exit.
Set your Station ID
If you are not using your machine as a fax, go to 9
Store your name and fax number so the
machine prints it on all outgoing fax pages.
For more information, see Enter Text on
Your Brother Machine in Appendix of the
Basic User’s Guide.
1. Press Settings.
2. Press a or b to select the following:
a. Select [Initial Setup]. Press OK.
b. Select [Station ID]. Press OK.
c. Enter your fax number (up to 20 digits) using the dial pad,
and then press OK.
d. Enter your name (up to 20 characters) using the dial pad,
and then press OK.
3. Press Stop/Exit.
Print from a computer
Put the CD-ROM into your CD/DVD drive.
•If you do not have a CD/DVD drive, download the software:
For Windows®:
For Macintosh:
•If the User Account Control
screen appears, click Yes to
continue installation.
•If the Brother screen does not appear automatically, click
(Start) >
Computer (My Computer).
(For Windows® 8: click the File Explorer icon on the taskbar, and then
go to Computer (This PC).)
Double-click the CD/DVD-ROM icon, and then double-click start.exe.
•To install the machine on
additional computers, repeat
this procedure for each
When the device installation screen appears, follow the
on-screen instructions.
When you reach Connection Type, select the
connection type you want.
If you selected Wireless Network Connection (Wi-Fi):
When the Wireless Device Setup screen appears,
select Setup without a USB cable (Recommended).
If you selected Local Connection (USB):
Wait until the on-screen instructions tell you to connect
to your computer: lift the scanner cover, insert your
cable into the jack indicated below, and guide the cable
out the back of the machine. Close the scanner cover,
and then connect the cable to your computer.
If you select Local Connection (USB), DO NOT
connect the USB cable until instructed.
Follow the on-screen instructions to continue
Continue to follow the on-screen instructions. When
Installation Complete appears, your Brother
machine is successfully installed. Click Finish.
If wireless connection is not successful, connect
your machine manually using the control panel,
following the instructions below in
Using the Wireless Setup Wizard.
Print from a smartphone or other mobile device
Print from and scan to smartphones and other mobile devices using our free application
Brother iPrint&Scan.
Download and install Brother iPrint&Scan at or
You can also use AirPrint, a mobile printing solution that lets you wirelessly print photos, emails, web pages, and documents
from your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch without the need to install a driver. For more information about using AirPrint, see the
AirPrint Guide on your model’s Manuals page.
Your smartphone or mobile device must be connected to the Brother machine wirelessly. Connect your smartphone or mobile
device to a wireless access point/router, and connect your Brother machine to the same wireless access point/router, using the
Using the Wireless Setup Wizard.
Wireless Setup Wizard. See
Using the Wireless Setup Wizard
Use Brother’s Wireless Setup Wizard to manually connect your Brother machine to your wireless network. Your computer, smartphone, or mobile device must be connected to the same wireless network if you
want to print wirelessly.
1. Turn off your wireless access
point/router, wait 10 seconds,
and then turn it on again.
2. Find your SSID (Network Name) and Network Key (Password) on your wireless access
point/router and write them in the table provided below.
If you cannot find this information, ask your network administrator or wireless access
point/router manufacturer.
3. Press b to display the wireless settings
menu, and then press a or b to select
[Setup Wizard]. Press OK.
SSID (Network Name)
Network Key (Password)
Network key: XXXX
4. Press a or b to select the Network Name
(SSID) you found in 2. Press OK.
SSID of access point
5. Enter the Network Key (Password) you found
in 2 using the dial pad, and then press OK.
Network Key
Brother Solutions Center:
6. When wireless setup is successful, the LCD displays
[Connected]. Press OK, and then return to step 9 to install the
If the machine does not connect to the network, verify your Network
Key (Password) and repeat these steps.
For additional help, see your model’s FAQs & Troubleshooting
page on the Brother Solutions Center at
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