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Brother Color Laser Printer
HL-4000CN
USER’S GUIDE
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Brother Laser Printer
HL-4000CN Series
User’s Guide
(For USA & CANADA Only)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: For technical and operational assistance, you must call the country where you purchased
the printer. Calls must be made from within that country.
In USA:
1-800-276-7746
In Canada: 1-800-853-6660
514-685-6464 (In Montreal)
If you have comments or suggestions, please write us at:
In USA:
Printer Customer Support
Brother International Corporation
15 Musick
Irvine, CA 92618
In Canada: Brother International Corporation (Canada), Ltd.
- Marketing Dept.
1, rue Hôtel de Ville
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, PQ, Canada H9B 3H6
FAX-BACK SYSTEM
Brother Customer Service has installed an easy to use fax-back system so you can get instant answers to common technical
questions and product information for all Brother products. This is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can use the
system to send the information to any fax machine, not just the one from which you are calling.
Call and follow the voice prompts to receive faxed instructions on how to use the system and your index of fax-back subjects.
In USA:
1-800-521-2846
In Canada:
1-800-685-5381
1-514-685-5381 (In Montreal)
DEALERS/SERVICE CENTERS (USA Only)
For the name of an authorized dealer or service center, call 1-800-284-4357.
SERVICE CENTERS (Canada Only)
For service center addresses in Canada, call 1-800-853-6660
INTERNET ADDRESSES
Brother Global Web Site: http://www.brother.com
For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Product Support and Technical Questions, and Driver Updates:
http://solutions.brother.com
(USA Only) For Brother Accessories & Supplies: http://www.brothermall.com
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Trademarks
Brother is a registered trademark of Brother Industries, Ltd.
Apple and LaserWriter are registered trademarks, and TrueType is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
Centronics is a trademark of Genicom Corporation.
Hewlett-Packard, HP, PCL 5e, PCL 6 and PCL are registered trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Company.
PostScript is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
This printer contains UFST and Micro Type from Agfa Division.
PANTONE Colors generated by the HL-4000CN are four- and /or three-color process simulations and may not
match PANTONE-identified solid color standards. Use current PANTONE Color Reference Manuals for
accurate color.
PANTONE Color simulations are only obtainable on this product when driven by qualified Pantone-licensed
software packages. Contact Pantone Inc. for a current list of qualified licensees.
®
Trademarks noted herein are the property of Brother Industries, Ltd. PANTONE and other Pantone, Inc.
trademarks are the property of Pantone, Inc. ©Pantone, Inc., 1988
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. registered mark.
All other brand and product names mentioned in this user’s guide are registered trademarks or trademarks of
respective companies.
Compilation and Publication
Under the supervision of Brother Industries Ltd., this manual has been compiled and published, covering the
latest product descriptions and specifications.
The contents of this manual and the specifications of this product are subject to change without notice.
Brother reserves the right to make changes without notice in the specifications and materials contained herein
and shall not be responsible for any damages (including consequential) caused by reliance on the materials
presented, including but not limited to typographical and other errors relating to the publication.
©2002 Brother Industries Ltd.
Shipment of the Printer
If for any reason you must ship your Printer, carefully package the Printer to avoid any damage during transit. It is
recommended that you save and use the original packaging. The Printer should also be adequately insured with the
carrier.
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REGULATIONS
Electronic Emission Notices
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Declaration of Conformity (For
U.S.A. Only)
Responsible Party: Brother International Corporation
100 Somerset Corporate Boulevard
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-0911, USA
TEL: (908) 704-1700
declares, that the products
Product Name:
Model Number:
Product Options:
Brother Laser Printer HL-4000CN
HL-4000CN
ALL
complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Adjust relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the distance between the equipment and the receiver.
- Connect the equipment to a socket on a circuit different from that which the receiver is
already connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Important
A shielded interface cable should be used in order to ensure compliance with the limits for a
Class B digital device.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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Industry Canada Compliance Statement (For Canada Only)
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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“EC”
”Declaration of Conformity
Manufacturer
Brother Industries Ltd.,
15-1, Naeshiro-cho, Mizuho-ku,
Nagoya 467-8561, Japan
Herewith declare that:
Products description
Product Name
: Laser Printer
: HL-4000CN
is in conformity with provisions of the Directives applied : Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC (as amended
by 93/68/EEC) and the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 89/336/EEC ( as amended by 91/263/EEC
and 92/31/EEC and 93/68/EEC).
Standards applied :
Harmonized :
Safety : EN60950:1992 + A1:1993 + A2:1993 + A3:1995 + A4:1997 + A11:1997
EMC
: EN55022:1998 Class B
EN55024:1998
EN61000-3-2:1995 + A1:1998 + A2:1998
EN61000-3-3:1995
Year in which CE marking was First affixed : 2001
Issued by
: Brother Industries, Ltd.
Date
: 19 November, 2001
Place
: Nagoya, Japan
Signature
:
Kazuhiro Dejima
Manager
Quality Audit Group
Quality Management Dept.
Information & Document Company
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International ENERGY STAR® Compliance Statement
ENERGY STAR® is a U.S. registered mark.
The purpose of the International ENERGY STAR® Program is to promote the development and
popularization of energy-efficient office equipments.
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Brother Industries, Ltd. has determined that this product meets
the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency.
Laser Notices
Laser Safety (120 V Model Only)
This printer is certified as a Class I laser product under the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation Performance Standard according to the
Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968. This means that the printer does not
produce hazardous laser radiation.
Since radiation emitted inside the printer is completely confined within protective
housings and external covers, the laser beam cannot escape from the machine during
any phase of user operation. However, the machine contains 5-milliwat, 700-800
nanometer wavelength, GaAIAs laser diodes. Direct (or indirect reflected) eye contact
with the laser beam might cause serious eye damage. Safety precautions and interlock
mechanisms have been designed to prevent any possible laser beam exposure to the
operator.
FDA Regulations (120 V Model Only)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has implemented regulations for laser products
manufactured on and after August 2, 1976. Compliance is mandatory for products marketed
in the United States. The label shown on the back of the printer indicates compliance with
the FDA regulations and must be attached to laser products marketed in the United States.
MANUFACTURED:
BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
15-1 Naeshiro-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya, 467-8561 Japan
This product complies with FDA radiation performance standards, 21 CFR
Subchapter J.
Caution: Use of controls, adjustments or the performance of procedures other than those
specified in this manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
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IEC 60825 Specification (220 - 240 V Model Only)
This printer is a Class 1 laser product as defined in IEC 60825 specifications. The label
shown below is attached in countries where required.
CLASS 1LASER PRODUCT
APPAREIL Å LASER DE CLASSE 1
LASER KLASSE 1 PRODUKT
This printer has a Class 3B Laser Diode that emits invisible laser radiation in the Scanner
Unit. The Scanner Unit should not be opened under any circumstances.
Caution: Use of controls, adjustments or the performance of procedures other than
those specified in this manual may result in hazardous radiation
exposure.
For Finland and Sweden
LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE
KLASS 1 LASER APPARAT
Varoitus! Laitteen käyttäminen muulla kuin tässä käyttöohjeessa mainitulla tavalla saattaa
altistaa käyttäjän turvallisuusluokan 1 ylittävälle näkymättömälle lasersäteilylle.
Varning – Om apparaten används på annat sätt än i denna Bruksanvisning specificerats,
kan användaren utsättas för osynlig laserstrålning, som överskrider gränsen för laserklass 1.
Internal laser radiation
Max. Radiation Power
Wave Length
Laser Class
10 mW
770 nm-808 nm
Class IIIb (Accordance with 21 CFR Part 1040.10)
Class 3B (Accordance with IEC60825)
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Safety Information
IMPORTANT - For Your Safety
To ensure safe operation the three-pin plug supplied must be inserted only into a standard
three-pin power point socket which is properly earthed earthed through the normal
household wiring.
Extension cords should not be used with the equipment. If it is essential that an extension
cord has to be used, it must be a three-pin plug type and correctly wired to provided proper
earthing. Incorrectly wired extension cords may cause personal injury and equipment
damage.
The fact that the equipment operates satisfactorily does not imply that the power is earthed
and that the installation is completely safe. For your safety, if in any doubt about the effective
earthing of the power, consult a qualified electrician.
Caution
Use of controls or adjustment or performance of procedures other than those specified in this
manual might result in hazardous radiation exposure.
Disconnect device
This printer must be installed near a power socket that is easily accessible. In case of
emergencies, you must disconnect the power cord from the power socket to shut off the
power completely.
Caution for batteries
Do not replace the battery. There is a danger of explosion if the battery is incorrectly
replaced. Do not disassemble, recharge or dispose of in a fire. Used batteries should be
disposed of according to local regulations.
Opmerking / Oplaadbare Batterij Recycle Informatie (For Netherlands Only)
Bij dit product zijn batterijen geleverd. Wanneer deze leeg zijn,
moet u ze niet weggooien maar inleveren als Klein Chemisch Afval.
Geräuschemission / Acoustic Noise Emission (For Germany Only)
Lpa < 70 dB (A) DIN 45635-19-01-KL2
IT power system (For Norway Only)
This product is also designed for IT power system with Phase to phase voltage 230V.
LAN Connection
Caution: Connect this production to a LAN connection which is not subjected to
overvoltages.
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Wiring Information (For U.K. only)
Important
If the mains plug supplied with this printer is not suitable for your socket outlet, remove the
plug from the mains cord and fit an appropriate three pin plug. If the replacement plug is
intended to take a fuse then fit the same rating fuse as the original.
If a moulded plug is severed from the mains cord then it should be destroyed because a plug
with cut wires is dangerous if engaged in a live socket outlet. Do not leave it where a child
might find it!
In the event of replacing the plug fuse, fit a fuse approved by ASTA to BS1362 with the same
rating as the original fuse.
Always replace the fuse cover. Never use a plug with the cover removed.
WARNING - THIS PRINTER MUST BE PROPERLY EARTHED.
The wires in the mains cord are colored in accordance with the following code:
Green and yellow:
Blue:
Brown:
Earth
Neutral
Live
The colors of the wires in the main lead of this printer may not correspond with the colored
markings identifying the terminals in your plug.
If you need to fit a different plug, proceed as follows.
Remove a length of the cord outer sheath, taking care not to damage the colored insulation
of the wires inside.
Cut each of the three wires to the appropriate length. If the construction of the plug permits,
leave the green and yellow wire longer than the others so that, in the event that the cord is
pulled out of the plug, the green and yellow wire will be the last to disconnect.
Remove a short section of the colored insulation to expose the wires.
The wire which is colored green and yellow must be connected to the terminal in the plug
which is marked with the letter “E” or by the safety earth symbol or colored green or green
and yellow.
The wire which is colored blue must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the
letter “N” or colored black or blue.
The wire which is colored brown must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the
letter “L” or colored red or brown.
The outer sheath of the cord must be secured inside the plug. The colored wires should not
hang out of the plug.
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the HL-4000CN. This guide contains important
information about the printer operation and precautions to be followed. To help you
use it efficiently, please read this guide before using your new printer.
Furthermore, after you read the guide, store it in a safe place. It will be useful in
case you forget how to perform operations or if a problem occurs with the printer.
This guide is written for users who are familiar with the personal computers,
operating systems, and software compatible with this printer. For operational
procedures and information regarding these items, refer to the documentation
provided with the various hardware and software that you are using.
Brother Industries Ltd.
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Table of Contents
REGULATIONS...............................................................................................................................iv
Introduction.......................................................................................................................................xi
Table of Contents............................................................................................................................ xii
How to Use This Guide................................................................................................................. xvii
Conventions...........................................................................................................................................................xvii
Glossary ...............................................................................................................................................xvii
Symbol ................................................................................................................................................xviii
Safety Precautions ..........................................................................................................................xix
CHAPTER 1 PRINTER SYSTEM SETTINGS ......................................................................... 1-1
1.1 Adjusting Color Registration................................................................................................ 1-1
Printing the Color Registration Chart................................................................................................... 1-1
Determining values .............................................................................................................................. 1-2
Entering Values.................................................................................................................................... 1-2
1.2 Configuring the Printer on a Network................................................................................. 1-4
1.2.1 Setting an IP Address...................................................................................................................................1-4
Set the IP address acquisition method to ‘Panel’. ................................................................................ 1-4
Setting the IP Address.......................................................................................................................... 1-6
Setting the Subnet Mask....................................................................................................................... 1-7
Setting the Gateway Address ............................................................................................................... 1-8
1.2.2 Setting Protocols..........................................................................................................................................1-9
Changing Protocol Settings................................................................................................................ 1-10
1.2.3 Confirming Settings...................................................................................................................................1-12
CHAPTER 2 INSTALLING THE PRINTER DRIVER ............................................................ 2-1
2.1 Installing the Printer Driver (Windows) ............................................................................. 2-1
2.1.1 Installing the Printer Driver .........................................................................................................................2-1
2.1.2 Upgrading the Printer Driver .......................................................................................................................2-1
2.2 Installing the Printer Driver (Macintosh) ........................................................................... 2-3
2.2.1 Installing the Printer Driver .........................................................................................................................2-3
2.2.2 Upgrading the Printer Driver .......................................................................................................................2-3
CHAPTER 3 BASIC PRINTER OPERATION.......................................................................... 3-1
3.1 Printer Part Names and Functions ...................................................................................... 3-1
Front View ........................................................................................................................................... 3-1
Rear View ............................................................................................................................................ 3-2
Internal View........................................................................................................................................ 3-3
3.2 Turning the Printer On and Off........................................................................................... 3-4
3.2.1 Turn the Printer On......................................................................................................................................3-4
3.2.2 Turn the Printer Off .....................................................................................................................................3-5
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3.3 Printing from a Computer .................................................................................................... 3-6
3.3.1 In Windows..................................................................................................................................................3-6
Printing from a program....................................................................................................................... 3-6
Changing default printing functions..................................................................................................... 3-7
3.3.2 With a Macintosh Computer........................................................................................................................3-9
3.4 Using Help ............................................................................................................................ 3-10
3.4.1 Referring to Windows Help. ......................................................................................................................3-11
To refer to Help, open the Properties dialog box and select the tab that contains the item
in question. ........................................................................................................................................ 3-11
3.4.2 Referring to Balloon Help on Macintosh...................................................................................................3-12
3.5 Cancel Printing .................................................................................................................... 3-13
3.5.1 Cancel Printing on the Computer ..............................................................................................................3-13
In Windows ........................................................................................................................................ 3-13
On a Macintosh Computer ................................................................................................................. 3-14
3.5.2 Cancel Printing from the Control Panel.....................................................................................................3-15
3.6 Changing the Configuration for Options .......................................................................... 3-16
3.6.1 In Windows................................................................................................................................................3-17
3.6.2 On a Macintosh computer .........................................................................................................................3-18
3.7 Printing on Envelopes, Transparency Sheets, and Custom-size (Long) Paper............. 3-19
3.7.1 Printing on Envelopes................................................................................................................................3-19
Printer Driver Settings (for envelopes) .............................................................................................. 3-20
3.7.2 Printing on Transparency Sheets ...............................................................................................................3-22
Printer Driver Settings (for transparency sheets) .............................................................................. 3-23
3.7.3 Printing Custom-size Paper .......................................................................................................................3-24
Setting a User Defined Size ............................................................................................................... 3-24
How to Print ....................................................................................................................................... 3-25
Printer Driver Settings (for Custom-size (Long) Paper) ................................................................... 3-26
3.8 Duplex Printing.................................................................................................................... 3-27
Types of Duplex Printing ................................................................................................................... 3-27
3.8.1 Duplex Printing .........................................................................................................................................3-28
Printer Driver Settings (for duplex printing on plain paper) ............................................................. 3-28
Printer Driver Settings (for printing the back side of specialty paper).............................................. 3-29
CHAPTER 4 LOADING PAPER AND USABLE PAPER TYPES........................................... 4-1
4.1 Suitable and Unsuitable Paper Types .................................................................................. 4-1
4.1.1 Suitable Paper Types....................................................................................................................................4-1
Suitable Basis Weight .......................................................................................................................... 4-1
Recommended Paper............................................................................................................................ 4-2
Special paper ........................................................................................................................................ 4-2
Paper Trays, Types, and Sizes.............................................................................................................. 4-4
Duplex Printing Paper Types and Sizes ............................................................................................... 4-5
4.1.2 Unsuitable Paper Types ...............................................................................................................................4-6
4.1.3 Storing Paper ...............................................................................................................................................4-7
4.2 Loading Paper........................................................................................................................ 4-8
4.2.1 Load Paper in the Paper Tray.......................................................................................................................4-8
4.2.2 Load A5 Paper in the Paper Tray/Changing the Paper Size from A5.........................................................4-12
Loading A5 Paper .............................................................................................................................. 4-12
Changing the Paper Size from A5...................................................................................................... 4-15
4.2.3 Load Paper into the Multi-purpose Tray....................................................................................................4-19
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CHAPTER 5 CONTROL PANEL ............................................................................................... 5-1
5.1 Control Panel Functionality.................................................................................................. 5-1
5.1.1 LED Indicators ............................................................................................................................................5-2
5.1.2 Display ........................................................................................................................................................5-3
Print screen........................................................................................................................................... 5-3
Menu screen ......................................................................................................................................... 5-3
5.1.3 Buttons ........................................................................................................................................................5-4
5.2 Basic Menu Operation........................................................................................................... 5-5
5.2.1 Menu Structure and Basic Operations .........................................................................................................5-5
Resetting the printer settings ................................................................................................................ 5-5
5.2.2 What to do if you make a Mistake? .............................................................................................................5-6
5.3 List of Menu Items................................................................................................................. 5-7
5.3.1 System Settings ...........................................................................................................................................5-7
Power Save Time ................................................................................................................................. 5-7
Error Alarm .......................................................................................................................................... 5-8
Job Timeout.......................................................................................................................................... 5-9
Panel Language .................................................................................................................................... 5-9
Auto Log Print ..................................................................................................................................... 5-9
ID Print................................................................................................................................................. 5-9
Text Print ........................................................................................................................................... 5-10
5.3.2 Maintenance Mode ....................................................................................................................................5-10
Init NVM............................................................................................................................................ 5-10
Security .............................................................................................................................................. 5-11
Basis Weight ...................................................................................................................................... 5-11
ColorRegiCorrect ............................................................................................................................... 5-11
5.3.3 Parallel.......................................................................................................................................................5-12
ECP .................................................................................................................................................... 5-12
5.3.4 Report/List.................................................................................................................................................5-12
Printer Settings ................................................................................................................................... 5-12
Panel Settings..................................................................................................................................... 5-12
PCL6 Font List................................................................................................................................... 5-12
Log Print ............................................................................................................................................ 5-13
5.3.5 Network .....................................................................................................................................................5-13
Ethernet .............................................................................................................................................. 5-13
TCP/IP................................................................................................................................................ 5-13
IPX Frame Type................................................................................................................................. 5-14
Protocol .............................................................................................................................................. 5-15
IP Filter .............................................................................................................................................. 5-16
Init NVM............................................................................................................................................ 5-16
5.3.6 USB ...........................................................................................................................................................5-17
Adobe Protocol .................................................................................................................................. 5-17
CHAPTER 6 DEALING WITH PROBLEMS............................................................................ 6-1
6.1 Troubleshooting ..................................................................................................................... 6-1
6.2 Power Problems ..................................................................................................................... 6-2
6.3 Printing Problems .................................................................................................................. 6-3
6.3.1 Indicators are on, flashing, or off.................................................................................................................6-3
6.3.2 Cannot Print in Windows.............................................................................................................................6-5
6.3.3 Cannot Print from a Macintosh Computer...................................................................................................6-6
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6.4 Print Quality Problems ......................................................................................................... 6-7
6.4.1 Blank or Completely Black Pages are Output .............................................................................................6-7
6.4.2 Faded or Dirty Printouts, White Areas (drop-outs), Creases, Blurs.............................................................6-8
6.4.3 Unsatisfactory Printing ..............................................................................................................................6-12
6.5 Paper Feed Problems........................................................................................................... 6-13
6.6 Others Problems .................................................................................................................. 6-15
6.6.1 Network Problems .....................................................................................................................................6-15
6.6.2 Other Problems..........................................................................................................................................6-16
6.7 What to Do When an Error Message Appears ................................................................. 6-17
6.8 The Alarm Indicator is On or Flashing ............................................................................. 6-22
6.8.1 The Alarm Lamp is On ..............................................................................................................................6-22
6.8.2 The Alarm Lamp is Flashing .....................................................................................................................6-22
6.9 Forcing the Printer to Print Remaining Data (When Printing is Halted)..................... 6-23
6.10 Cleaning the Density Sensor ............................................................................................... 6-24
CHAPTER 7 PAPER JAMS ......................................................................................................... 7-1
7.1 Clearing Paper Jams ............................................................................................................. 7-1
7.2 Paper Jams in the Multi-purpose Tray ............................................................................... 7-3
7.3 Paper Jams in the Paper Tray.............................................................................................. 7-4
7.4 Paper Jams Between the Print Head Cartridge and the Fuser Cartridge ....................... 7-6
Paper jams around the print head cartridge:......................................................................................... 7-6
Paper jams around the fuser cartridge: ................................................................................................. 7-8
Paper longer than 355.6 mm (14 in.) jams ........................................................................................... 7-9
7.5 Paper Jams in the Paper Rotator ....................................................................................... 7-10
7.6 Paper Jams in the 2 Tray Module ...................................................................................... 7-11
CHAPTER 8 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE AND CONSUMABLE REPLACEMENT......... 8-1
8.1 Replacing the Toner Cartridges ........................................................................................... 8-1
8.1.1 Toner Cartridge Handling Precautions ........................................................................................................8-1
Handling Precautions ........................................................................................................................... 8-1
Storage Precautions.............................................................................................................................. 8-2
8.1.2 Replacing the Toner Cartridges ...................................................................................................................8-2
8.2 Replacing the Print Head Cartridge .................................................................................... 8-5
8.2.1 Print Head Cartridge Handling Precautions ................................................................................................8-5
Handling Precautions ........................................................................................................................... 8-5
Storage Precautions.............................................................................................................................. 8-6
8.2.2 Replacing the Print Head Cartridge.............................................................................................................8-6
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8.3 Replacing the Transfer Roll Cartridge.............................................................................. 8-11
8.3.1 Transfer Roll Cartridge Handling Precautions ..........................................................................................8-12
Handling Precautions ......................................................................................................................... 8-12
8.3.2 Replacing the Transfer Roll Cartridge.......................................................................................................8-13
8.4 Printing Reports and Lists.................................................................................................. 8-15
8.4.1 Confirming Printer Configuration and Network Settings ..........................................................................8-16
8.4.2 Checking the Print Log..............................................................................................................................8-17
8.5 Confirming Printer Status from Your Computer ............................................................ 8-18
8.5.1 Checking Status and Remaining Amounts of Consumables using a Web Browser ...................................8-18
8.6 Cleaning the Printer ............................................................................................................ 8-19
Cleaning Precautions.......................................................................................................................... 8-19
Cleaning the outside of the printer ..................................................................................................... 8-19
8.7 Transporting the Printer..................................................................................................... 8-20
8.8 Storing the Printer............................................................................................................... 8-25
APPENDIXES............................................................................................................................... A-1
A.1 Introduction to the Optional and Consumable Items ........................................................A-1
A.1.1 Options .......................................................................................................................................................A-1
Hard Disk .............................................................................................................................................A-1
2 Tray Module......................................................................................................................................A-1
Memory Expansion Card .....................................................................................................................A-1
A.1.2 Consumable Items ......................................................................................................................................A-2
Toner Cartridges ..................................................................................................................................A-2
Print Head Cartridge ............................................................................................................................A-2
Transfer Roll Cartridge ........................................................................................................................A-2
A.2 Getting Product Support Information.................................................................................A-3
A.3 General Specifications ...........................................................................................................A-4
A.3.1 Printer Specifications..................................................................................................................................A-4
A.3.2 Network Specifications...............................................................................................................................A-7
Common Specifications .......................................................................................................................A-7
TCP/IP Specifications ..........................................................................................................................A-7
NetBIOS Specifications .......................................................................................................................A-7
NetWare Specifications........................................................................................................................A-7
AppleTalk Specifications .....................................................................................................................A-7
A.3.3 Printable Area .............................................................................................................................................A-8
A.4 Life Span of Consumable Items............................................................................................A-9
Life span of consumables (in printable pages) .....................................................................................A-9
A.5 Adding the Expansion Memory..........................................................................................A-10
INDEX .............................................................................................................................................I-1
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How to Use This Guide
Conventions
The following terms and symbols are used in the present guide:
Glossary
Look
Alerts you to an important operating procedure that should be performed with care.
Make sure that you read these items.
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✏ Note
Notes provide you with useful information.
See
References indicate related information that may be useful.
“ ” Indicates that the reference is in this guide.
“ ” Indicates that the reference is in another guide.
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Symbol
Symbol
Meaning
Key
Indicates a key on the keyboard of your computer.
Example: Press the Enter key
[
Indicates a window, dialog box, or tab element or button displayed
on the computer screen.
Also indicates a menu or value displayed on the control panel.
Example: Click [OK] in the [Properties] dialog box.
Set [Enabled] on the control panel.
Indicates a message displayed on the printer's control panel.
This may also emphasize a part name or important information to
be entered.
Example: “Ready to Print” appears.
Enter “0.0.0.0”
Indicates a control panel button.
Example:Press the < > button.
Indicates that you need to press 2 keys or control panel buttons at
the same time.
Example:Press the < > + < > buttons.
]
“ ”
< >
+
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Safety Precautions
To ensure the safe operation of your printer, make sure that you read this
section thoroughly before use.
This section describes the conventions used in the guide.
WARNING “Warning” alerts you to situations that could result in serious injury
CAUTION
or death.
“Caution” alerts you to situations that could cause injury or material
damage.
This symbol alerts you to procedures that
require close attention. Make sure that you
read and follow the instructions carefully.
High
temperature
Flammable
Electrical
shock
Finger
injury
Do not
dismantle
Do not
touch
This symbol alerts you to prohibited
procedures. Make sure that you read the
instructions carefully.
This symbol alerts you to procedures that
need to be performed. Make sure that you
perform the procedure after reading the
instructions carefully.
Prohibited
No naked
flame
Hint
Remove
the plug
Ground
the earth
Installing and Relocating your Printer
CAUTION
Do not place the printer in a hot, humid, dusty, or poorly ventilated environment.
Prolonged exposure to such adverse conditions can cause fire or electric shocks.
Do not place the printer near heaters or volatile, flammable, or combustible
materials, such as curtains.
Place the printer on a level, sturdy surface that can withstand the printer's weight.
Failure to do so could cause the printer to fall, resulting in injuries.
To prevent injuries, this printer should be lifted by at least two people.
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To lift the printer, face the front of the printer and grip the recessed areas at the
bottom left and right with both hands. Never try to lift the printer by gripping any
other areas. Lifting the printer by gripping other areas can cause the printer to fall,
resulting in injuries.
Recess
If you hold the printer by the front cover, left or
right sides, there is a danger of the printer falling.
When lifting the printer, get a firm footing and bend your knees to avoid possible
injuries to your back.
600 mm (23.6 in.)
100 mm (3.9 in.)
200 mm (7.8 in.)
150 mm (5.9 in.)
The printer has ventilation grills on the side and at the rear. Ensure that the printer
is installed no less than 150 mm (5.9 in.) from the wall on the right, 100 mm (3.9
in.) from the wall on the left, and 200 mm (7.8 in.) from the wall at the back. A
poorly ventilated printer can cause excessive internal heat to build up and result in
fire.
The diagram below shows the minimum clearances required for normal operation,
consumables replacement, and maintenance ensuring that your printer operates
at peak performance.
When moving the printer, be sure to unplug the power cord from the socket.
Moving the printer with the power cord connected can damage the power cord,
which could result in a fire or electric shocks.
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When moving the printer, do not tilt it at more than the angles shown in the
diagram below.
If tilted excessively, the printer may fall, resulting in injuries.
After installing the optional tray module, lock down the brakes of the casters at the
front of the tray module. Failure to lock down the brakes can cause the printer to
move unexpectedly, resulting in injuries.
Operating Environment
•
Use the printer in a place that meets the following requirements:
Ambient temperature range of 10 to 32°C (50.0 to 89.6°F), relative humidity of
15 to 85% (no condensation)
When using the printer at an ambient temperature of 32°C (89.6°F), the relative
humidity should not exceed 65%. When the relative humidity reaches 85%, the
ambient temperature should not exceed 28°C (82.4°F).
✏ Note
Do not place the printer in a room where there are sudden fluctuations in
temperature and do not move the printer from a cold place to a warm humid place.
If you do, condensation may occur inside the printer and deteriorate print quality.
•
•
•
•
Do not place the printer in direct sunlight, as this may damage the printer.
When moving the printer, remove the toner cartridges. Do not reuse toner
cartridges once you have removed them from the printer. Loose toner can spill
inside the printer and deteriorate print quality.
Do not place the printer directly next to an air conditioner or heater, as this
affects the temperature inside the printer and can cause damage.
Do not use the printer when it is tilted at an angle of more than 5 degrees, as
this may result in damage.
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Precautions for Power and Ground (earthed)
Connections
WARNING
Use the printer within the specified power range.
AC power: 100-127 VAC ± 10% (90V-140V) or 220-240 VAC ± 10% (198V-264V)
Frequency: 50 ± 3Hz/60 ± 3Hz
Ensure that the power cord connector and power socket are free of dust. In a
damp environment, a contaminated connector can, over time, draw non-negligible
amounts of current that can generate heat and eventually cause fire.
Do not attempt to modify, pull, bend, chafe, or otherwise damage the power cord.
Do not place objects on the power cord. A damaged power cord can cause fire or
electric shocks.
Never touch a power cord with wet hands. This constitutes an electric shock
hazard.
In the following situations, stop using the printer immediately, turn it off, and
disconnect the power cord from the socket. After that, contact your dealer or
authorized Brother service representative immediately. Continued use of the
printer in such situations could result in fire.
• There is smoke emanating from the printer or the outside of the printer is
excessively hot.
• Unusual noises are coming from the printer.
• There is water inside the printer.
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To prevent fire or electric shocks, connect the green earth wire bundled with the
power cord to one of the following:
• The earth terminal of the power outlet
• A piece of copper buried in the earth 650 mm or deeper
Make sure that the earth wire on the power cord is connected before you use
the printer. If it is not possible to make an earth connection, consult your dealer
or Brother authorized service representative.
Never connect the earth wire to any of the following:
• Gas pipes that could ignite and explode
• Telephone line earth wires or lightning rods, which can draw an excessive
electric current if hit by lightning
• Water faucets or pipes whose electrical conductivity is broken by a
non-metallic part
If the power cord is broken or insulated wires are exposed, ask your dealer or
authorized Brother service representative. Using a damaged cord can cause fire
or electric shocks.
CAUTION
Do not plug or unplug the printer when it is on. Unplugging a live connector can
deform the plug and cause fire.
When unplugging the printer, grasp the plug instead of the power cord. Forcibly
pulling the power cord can damage it and cause a fire or electric shocks.
Be sure to turn off and unplug the printer before accessing the interior of the
printer for cleaning, maintenance, or troubleshooting. Accessing the interior of a
live printer can result in electric shocks.
Once a month, turn off the printer and check the power cord for the following. If
you notice any unusual conditions, contact your dealer for assistance.
• The power cord is plugged firmly into the power outlet.
• The plug is not excessively heated, rusted, or bent.
• The plug and outlet are dust free.
• The cord is not cracked or frayed.
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When the printer is not used over an extended period of time, switch it off and
unplug it. When an unused printer is left connected to a power source for a long
period, degraded insulation can cause electric shocks, current to leak, or fire.
Switch off the printer before connecting the interface cable or options. Connecting
the interface cable or options to a live printer can cause electric shocks.
Other
•
Radio interference
This printer may interfere with radio or television reception, causing flickering or
distortion. This can be determined by turning the printer off and on. To correct
interference, perform one or a combination of the following procedures:
•
•
•
•
•
Move the printer away from TV and/or radio.
Reposition the printer, TV and/or radio.
If the printer, TV and/or radio are plugged to the same socket, unplug them, then
plug them into different sockets.
Reposition the TV and/or radio antennas and cables until the interference stops. For
external antennas, consult your local electrician.
Use coaxial cables with radio and television antennas.
Operating Precautions
WARNING
Do not place any liquid containers such as vases or coffee cups on the printer.
Liquids spilt on the printer can cause a fire or electric shock.
Do not place any metal parts such as staples or clips on the printer. If metal or
flammable materials get into the printer, they can short circuit internal components
and cause a fire or electric shocks.
If debris (metal or liquid) gets into the printer, turn off and unplug the printer. After
that, contact your dealer or authorized Brother service representative immediately.
Operating a debris-contaminated printer can cause a fire or electric shocks.
Never open or remove printer covers that are secured with screws unless
specifically instructed to do so in the this guide. High-voltage components can
cause electric shocks.
Do not try to alter the printer's structure or modify any parts. Unauthorized
modifications can cause fire.
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This printer complies with the IEC60825 (Class 1) international laser standard.
This means that the printer does not present any risk of injury to individuals from
laser radiation. Various covers confine the laser radiation to the inside of the
printer; hence, users cannot incur injury from the laser under normal operating
conditions. Removing covers, unless instructed to do so in this guide, can cause
injury from laser radiation.
CAUTION
Never touch an area indicated by a high-temperature warning label (on or near the
fuser unit). Touching these areas may result in burns.
If a sheet of paper is wrapped around the fuser or rollers, do not use excessive
force to remove it so to avoid injuries or burns. Turn off the printer immediately and
contact your dealer or authorized Brother service representative.
Do not place any heavy objects on the printer. An off-balance printer can fall over
or the heavy object can fall, resulting in injuries.
Do not use highly flammable sprays or solvents in or around the printer, as this
can result in fire.
When removing paper jams, make sure that no pieces of paper are left inside the
printer, as this can cause fire.
If the paper is wrapped around the fuser or roller, or you cannot see the jam that
you are trying to clear, do not attempt to remove the paper by yourself, as this may
result in injuries or burns. Turn off the printer immediately and contact your dealer
or authorized Brother service representative.
Do not place magnetic objects near the safety switch of the printer. Magnets can
activate the printer accidentally, resulting in injuries.
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Others
Refer to this guide for procedures on clearing paper jams and how to resolve any other
problems that may occur.
Notes on Handling Consumables
WARNING
Never put a toner cartridge into an open flame. It can explode, resulting in injuries.
Never put a transfer roll cartridge into an open flame. It can explode, resulting in
injuries.
Never put a print head cartridge into an open flame. It can explode, resulting in
injuries.
Others
•
Do not open consumables until you are ready to use them. Do not store
consumables in the following conditions:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Hot or humid areas
Near a naked flame
Exposed to direct sunlight
Dusty areas
Before using consumables, read the instructions and precautions provided with the
consumables.
Administer emergency first aid as follows:
•
•
•
•
If you get toner in your eyes, rinse them abundantly in clean water and consult your
physician, if necessary.
If you get toner on your skin, wash it with soap and water. Rinse well.
If you inhale toner, leave the contaminated area immediately and gargle with water.
If you swallow toner, induce vomiting and consult your physician immediately.
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•
•
When you remove the transfer roll cartridge from the printer because the waste
toner collection box is full, do not attempt to empty the waste toner box and
reuse the cartridge, as toner may spill inside the printer and cause damage.
Loose toner can spill inside the printer and deteriorate print quality.
Do not tilt or shake the print head cartridges or transfer roll cartridges when
removing them temporarily. Loose toner can spill inside the printer and
deteriorate print quality.
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CHAPTER 1
PRINTER SYSTEM SETTINGS
1.1
Adjusting Color Registration
Follow the procedure below to adjust the color registration when you first install the
printer or after moving it to a new location.
See
Refer to 5.2 “Basic Menu Operation” for information about the operation of the
control panel.
Printing the Color Registration Chart
Use the control panel to print the color registration chart.
Ready to Print
↓
(The print screen. The printer is ready to print.)
1. Press the <Menu> button. The menu screen appears.
Menu
1:System
↓
(The menu screen)
2. Press the <
> button once.
Menu
2:Maintenance
↓
3. Press the <Form Feed/Set > or <
> button once.
2:Maintenance
Init NVM
↓
4. Press the <
> button 3 times.
2:Maintenance
ColorRegiCorrect
↓
5. Press the <Form Feed/Set> or <
> button once.
ColorRegiCorrect
Correction Chart
↓
6. Press the <Form Feed/Set> or <
> button once.
Correction Chart
Ready to Print
7. Press the <Form Feed/Set> button once.
The color registration adjustment chart is printed.
When printing is finished, the print screen reappears.
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Determining values
From the lines to the right of the Y (yellow), M (magenta), and C (cyan) pattern, find
the values of the straightest lines.
✏ Note
You can also use the densest colors of the grid to find the straightest lines. The
colors printed at the highest density are those next to the straightest lines.
When ‘0’ is the value nearest the straightest line, you do not need to adjust the color
registration. When the value is not ‘0’, follow the procedure outlined in “Entering
Values”.
1. Straightest line
2. Lattice pattern
Entering Values
Using the control panel, enter the values that you found in the color registration
chart to make adjustments.
Ready to Print
↓
1. Follow steps 1 through 5 on the previous page to display
the color registration chart settings menu.
ColorRegi Correct
Correction Chart
↓
2. Press the <
> button once.
ColorRegi Correct
Enter Number
↓
3. Press the <Form Feed/Set> or <
Continued
1-2
> button once.
Continued from the previous page.
↓
Enter Number
Y= 0 M= 0 C= 0
↓
4. Using the < > or < > buttons, press the buttons until
you reach the value (for example, +3) displayed on the
chart.
Enter Number
Y=+3 M= 0 C= 0
↓
5. Press the <
> button once and move the cursor to
Enter Number
Y=+3 M= 0 C= 0
↓
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to continue setting the color
registration.
Enter Number
Y=+3 M=+1 C=+2
↓
7. Press the <Form Feed/Set> button once.
Correction Chart
Ready to Print
8. Press the <Form Feed/Set> button once.
The color registration chart is printed with the new
values.
When printing is finished, the print screen reappears.
9. Color registration adjustment is complete when the
straightest Y (yellow), M (magenta), and C (Cyan) lines
are next to the ‘0’ line.
✏ Note
After printing the color registration chart, do not turn
off the printer until the printer motor has stopped
running.
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1.2
Configuring the Printer on a
Network
This section describes configuring the printer for a network connection.
1.2.1 Setting an IP Address
This section describes the procedure for setting the IP address, subnet mask, and
gateway address from the control panel of the printer.
Follow the steps below.
Look
IP addresses are managed throughout the system as a whole. Specifying the wrong
IP address can affect the entire network. Before setting an IP address, consult your
system administrator.
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See
Refer to 5.2 “Basic Menu Operation” for further information about the operation of
the control panel.
Set the IP address acquisition method to
‘Panel’.
Ready to Print
↓
Menu:
1:System
↓
(The print screen. The printer is ready to print.)
1. Press the <Menu> button. The menu screen appears.
(The menu screen)
2. Press the <
> button 4 times.
Menu:
5:Network
↓
3. Press the <Form Feed/Set> or <
> button once.
5:Network
Ethernet
↓
4. Press the <
> button once.
5:Network
TCP/IP
↓
5. Press the <Form Feed/Set> or <
Continued
1-4
> button once.
Continued from the previous page.
↓
TCP/IP
Setup IP Address
↓
6. Press the <Form Feed/Set> or <
Setup IP Address
DHCP *
↓
> button once.
The value currently set has a '*' displayed next to it.
7. Press the <
> button once.
Setup IP Address
Panel *
↓
8. Press the <Form Feed/Set> button once.
Reboot system
To take effect
↓
3 seconds later, the following screen appears.
Setup IP Address
Panel *
When the value is set, a '*' appears next to it.
9. Press the <Job Cancel/Back> or < > button once.
The lower line of the screen returns to the ‘Setup IP
Address’.
↓
Look
Only restart the printer after setting the gateway
address at the last step. Continue to the next step
without restarting the printer.
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Setting the IP Address
✏ Note
The IP address consists of four separate values (base 10) separated by decimal
points. The 4 values can be set anywhere between 0 and 255.
Continued from the previous step
• IP Address ’192.168.1.100’
• Subnet mask ’255.255.255.0’
• Gateway Address ‘192.168.1.254’
↓
TCP/IP
Setup IP Address
↓
Example:
10. Press the <
> button once.
TCP/IP
IP Address
↓
11. Press the <Form Feed/Set> or <
> button once.
IP Address
000.000.000.000*
↓
12. Using the < > or < > button, press the buttons until
the desired value (for example, 192) appears. You can
hold down the buttons to change the value in increments
of 10.
IP Address
192.000.000.000
↓
13. Press the <
next value.
> button once and move the cursor to the
IP Address
192.000.000.000
↓
14. Repeat steps 12 and 13 to finish setting the IP address.
IP Address
192.168.001.100
↓
15. Press the <Form Feed/Set> button once.
Reboot system
To take effect
↓
3 seconds later, the following screen appears.
IP Address
192.168.001.100*
↓
16. Press the <Job Cancel/Back> or < > button once.
The lower line of the screen returns to ‘IP address’.
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Setting the Subnet Mask
Continued from the previous step
↓
TCP/IP
IP Address
↓
17. Press the <
> button once.
TCP/IP
Subnet Mask
↓
18. Press the <Form Feed/Set> or <
> button once.
Subnet Mask
000.000.000.000*
↓
19. Set the subnet mask in the same way as the IP address.
To set values with the < > or < > buttons, you can
hold down the button to change the value sequentially.
Subnet Mask
255.255.255.000*
↓
20. Press the <Job Cancel/Back> or < > button once.
The lower line of the screen returns to ‘Subnet Mask’.
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Setting the Gateway Address
Continued from the previous step
↓
TCP/IP
Subnet Mask
↓
21. Press the <
> button once.
TCP/IP
Gateway Address
↓
22. Press the <Form Feed/Set> or <
> button once.
Gateway Address
000.000.000.000*
↓
23. Set the gateway address in the same way as the IP
address. To set values with the < > or < > buttons,
you can hold down the button to change the value
sequentially.
Gateway Address
192.168.001.254*
24. At this point, restart the printer.
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1.2.2 Setting Protocols
Look
When the printer is shipped from the factory, all protocols except FTP’ are active by
default. Normally you do not need to perform the operations described in this
section when you connect a new printer to a network for the first time. If you need to
change any of the default Protocol settings, follow the steps outlined in this section.
This concludes the printer settings. Move on to 1.2.3 “Confirming Settings”.
2
3
Supported Protocols
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
For TCP/IP(LPD) → [LPD] protocol
For port 9100
→ [Port9100] protocol
For IPP
→ [IPP] protocol
For NetBIOS (transport protocol: TCP/IP)
→
For NetBIOS (transport protocol: NetBEUI) →
For NetWare
→ [NetWare] protocol
For AppleTalk
→ [AppleTalk] protocol
[NetBIOS TCP/IP] protocol
[NetBIOS NetBEUI] protocol
See
Refer to 5.2 “Basic Menu Operation” for information about the operation of the
control panel.
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Changing Protocol Settings
Ready to Print
↓
Menu
1:System
↓
(The print screen. The printer is ready to print.)
1. Press the <Menu> button. The menu screen appears.
(The menu screen)
2. Press the <
> button 4 times.
Menu
5:Network
↓
3. Press the <Form Feed/Set> or <
> button once.
5:Network
Ethernet
↓
4. Press the <
> button 3 times.
5:Network
Protocol
↓
5. Press the <Form Feed/Set> or <
Continued
1-10
> button once.
Continued from the previous step
↓
Starting protocols
Protocol
LPD
↓
6. Press the <
> button once.
Protocol
Port9100
↓
7. Press the <
XXX
Disabled *
> button once.
Protocol
IPP
↓
8. Press the <
9. Press the <
> button once.
> button once.
Protocol
NetBEUI
↓
10. Press the <
11. Press the <
> button once.
3. Press the <Form Feed/Set>
button once. ‘Reboot system to
take effect’ appears for 3
seconds, then following screen
appears.
XXX
Enabled *
> button once.
Protocol
NetWare
↓
2. Press the <
XXX
Enabled
Protocol
NetBIOS TCP/IP
↓
1. Press the <Form Feed/Set>
button once. XXX indicates the
protocol name.
> button once.
4. To start other protocols, press
<Job Cancel/Back> or the <
> button once and continue to
the next step.
Protocol
AppleTalk
To finish the setting procedure,
go to step 12.
↓
12. Restart the printer.
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1.2.3 Confirming Settings
Print the settings list to check the content of printer settings.
The printer settings list also contains information that is required when configuring
computers for printing. Use the list to confirm that settings on the printer and the
computer match.
See
For details about printing the settings list, refer to 8.4.1 “Confirming Printer
Configuration and Network Settings”.
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CHAPTER 2
INSTALLING THE PRINTER DRIVER
2.1 Installing the Printer Driver
(Windows)
The printer driver is software that converts print and command data into forms
usable by the printer.
When using the printer locally, install the printer driver on the computer connected
to it. To share a printer through a network, install the printer driver on every
computer connected to the network.
2.1.1 Installing the Printer Driver
To Install the Windows printer driver, see the Setup Guide.
2.1.2 Upgrading the Printer Driver
Printer driver upgrades are available on the Brother Solutions Center. To use the
software, download it.
Any connection charges incurred while downloading the software are entirely the
customer's responsibility.
Follow the procedure below to install the Windows printer driver upgrade
1.
On the Start menu, point to Settings and click Printers.
The Printers window opens.
2.
Click the appropriate printer and on the File menu, click Properties.
The Properties dialog box opens.
3.
Click Paper/Output tab.
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4.
Click Brother Solutions Center.
The browser starts and accesses the Brother Solutions Center.
5.
Follow the instructions on the screen to download the appropriate printer driver.
6.
To close the properties dialog box, click OK.
✏ Note
You can also use the CD-ROM provided to access the Brother Solutions Center
and download the printer driver.
The address of the Brother Solutions Center is:
http://solutions.brother.com
Any connection charges incurred while downloading the software are entirely the
customer's responsibility.
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2.2 Installing the Printer Driver
(Macintosh)
Printer drivers for both USB and AppleTalk network connections are provided with
your Brother printer.
You can install the printer driver on Macintosh computers that meet the following
conditions:
•
•
•
The printer is connected with a USB cable and the computer runs Mac OS 8.6 to
X with a standard USB interface. (However, we cannot guarantee the normal
operation of all USB-compatible equipment.)
The printer is connected to a network and computers are running Mac OS 8.1 to
X.
The machine is configured as an AppleTalk client.
See
For details about how to set up an AppleTalk client, refer to the literature
accompanying your Macintosh computer.
Look
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It is not possible to use Apple QuickDraw GX on the system when using the printer.
2.2.1 Installing the Printer Driver
To install the Macintosh printer driver, see the Setup Guide.
2.2.2 Upgrading the Printer Driver
Printer driver upgrades are available on the Brother Solutions Center. To use the
software, download it.
Any connection charges incurred while downloading the software are entirely the
customer's responsibility.
The address of the Brother Solutions Center is:
http://solutions.brother.com
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CHAPTER 3
BASIC PRINTER OPERATION
3.1 Printer Part Names and
Functions
The names and functions of the various parts of the printer are as follows:
Front View
6
5
7
4
8
3
9
2
10
1
11
12
No.
Name
1
2
3
Paper Tray
Multi-purpose Tray (MP
Tray)
Front Cover
4
5
6
7
Control panel
Face Down Tray
Paper Stopper
Exhaust Grille
8
Ventilation Intake Grille
9
Power Switch
10
11
12
Button B
Button A
Paper Meter
Description
Load paper here.
Use this tray to load items such as cards and envelopes manually.
The shaded part of the illustration above. Open to clear paper jams,
replace the print head cartridge, or transfer roll cartridge.
Use the buttons and display to control the printer.
Printed documents are output here, printed side facedown.
Lift to prevent paper from falling when it is printed.
Allows internal heat to dissipate. Make sure that the exhaust grilles are
never obstructed.
Allows air to enter the printer to prevent it from overheating. Make sure
that the ventilation intake grilles are never obstructed.
The printer's power switch. Press [I] to turn on the printer and [O] to turn
it off.
Use button B to open the upper part of the front cover.
Use button A to open the whole front cover.
Use the meter as a guide to refill the paper tray.
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Rear View
19
18
20
17
21
16
22
15
14
13
No.
Name
13
Parallel Interface
Connector
USB Interface
Connector
Ethernet Interface
Connector
Power Cord Connector
Exhaust Grille
14
15
16
17
18
19
Toner Cartridges
Top Cover
(face down tray)
20
Slot for the network
expansion card
Option Slot
(for the optional hard
disk)
Ventilation Intake Grille
21
22
Description
To use the printer locally, connect the parallel cable here.
To use the printer locally, connect the USB cable here.
To use the printer through a network, connect the Ethernet cable here.
Connect the power cord here.
Allows internal heat to dissipate. Make sure that the exhaust grilles are
never obstructed.
Insert the black, yellow, magenta, and cyan toner cartridges here.
This is the printer's top cover. Remove it to change the toner cartridges. It
acts as the top cover and the face down tray of the printer. Printed
documents are output here, printed side facedown. Do not use the printer
without the top cover.
Network expansion card is installed here.
Install the optional hard disk here.
Allows air to enter the printer to prevent it from overheating. Make sure
that the ventilation intake grilles are never obstructed.
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Internal View
23
24
25
26
<Cover open with button A>
No.
<Cover open with button B>
Name
23
Transfer roll cartridge
24
Print Head Cartridge
25
26
Paper outlet cover
Paper rotator
27
Fuser Cartridge
27
Description
Transfers the image created on the print head surface to the paper and
collects used toner.
Consists of a light-sensitive print head, developer, and a transfer roller.
Images are initially created as an electrical charge on the surface of this
drum.
Open to replace the print head cartridge and fuser unit.
With duplex printing, it turns the paper over after the front side has been
printed.
Uses heat to fuse the toner to the paper. The fuser unit gets very hot
during printing. Do not touch. Touching the fuser cartridge can cause
burns.
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3.2 Turning the Printer On and Off
3.2.1 Turn the Printer On
To turn on the printer, follow the procedure below.
1.
On the printer's right side, press the
side of the power switch marked [I] to
turn on the printer. The printer starts.
✏ Note
The printer motors warm up for 1 or 2
minutes when you turn on the printer.
2.
“Testing” appears on the control panel.
When the display changes from
“Please Wait…” to Ready to Print,
check that the print Ready lamp is lit.
✏ Note
When “Please Wait…” is displayed, the
printer is preparing to print. Printing is
not possible while this message is
displayed.
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If an error message appears on the
display, refer to 6.7 “What to Do When
an Error Message Appears” and rectify
the error as instructed.
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Ready to Print
Ready
Alarm
3.2.2 Turn the Printer Off
To turn off the printer, follow the procedure below.
1.
Confirm that “Ready to Print” is
displayed on the control panel.
Ready Alarm
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Ready Alarm
Do not turn off the printer in the
following situations:
Data Wait is displayed on the
control panel.
The Ready lamp is blinking.
The Alarm lamp is on.
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2.
On the printer's right side, press the
side of the power switch marked [O] to
turn off the printer. The printer is now
off.
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Data Wait
3.3 Printing from a Computer
This section describes the procedures to print from computers depending on the
type of operating system used.
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When you install new printer options, you must reconfigure the printer driver to use
the options. To confirm or make the settings, refer to 3.6 “Changing Configuration for
Options”.
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3.3.1 In Windows
Printing from a program
You can output jobs to the printer from most Windows programs with their print
command.
The following is a description of printing from Microsoft Word 97 in Windows 98.
✏ Note
How to access dialog boxes and their contents vary depending on the operating
system and programs you are using. For details, refer to the literature provided with
the program you are using.
1.
On the File menu, click Print.
The Print dialog box appears.
2.
Select this printer in the Printers box and click Properties.
3.
On the various tabs, make settings for each item as required.
See
For details about the tabs, refer to Help. For details about how to use Help, refer to
3.4 “Using Help”.
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4.
When you finish making settings, click OK in the Properties dialog box.
The Properties dialog box closes.
5.
In the Print dialog box, select the desired interval in [Page range] and click OK.
The data is sent to the printer.
See
To cancel printing, refer to 3.5 “Cancel Printing”.
Changing default printing functions
Default printing functions are preset functions in the printer driver properties dialog
box accessed from the Print dialog box. Setting default printing functions in advance
saves you time, because it reduces the number of settings you need to make every
time you print.
Follow the procedure below to change the default printing functions. The following
example is for Windows 98.
✏ Note
How to access dialog boxes and their contents vary depending on the operating
system and programs you are using.
1.
On the Start menu, point to Settings and click Printers.
The Printers window opens.
2.
Click the appropriate printer and on the File menu, click Properties.
The Properties dialog box opens.
✏ Note
In Windows 95 and Windows Me, you can open the Properties dialog box the
same way as in Windows 98.
In Windows NT 4.0, click [Document Defaults…] on the File menu and make the
settings in the dialog box that appears.
In Windows 2000/XP, click [Printing Preference…] on the File menu and make
the settings in the dialog box that appears.
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3.
On the various tabs, make settings for each item as required.
See
For details about the various tabs, refer to Help. For details about how to use Help,
refer to 3.4 “Using Help”.
4.
When you finish making settings, click OK in the Properties dialog box.
The default printer functions in the printer driver are now changed.
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3.3.2 With a Macintosh Computer
The following is a description of printing from Microsoft Word 98.
✏ Note
How to access dialog boxes and their contents vary depending on the operating
system and programs you are using. For details, refer to the literature provided with
the program you are using.
1.
On the File menu, click Paper Settings.
The Paper Settings dialog box appears
2.
Use the
buttons next to Paper Settings to select the settings that you want to
make.
Configure the items in each dialog box as necessary and click OK.
3.
On the File menu, click Print.
The General Settings dialog box appears.
4.
Use the
buttons next to General Settings to select the settings that you want to
make.
Configure the items in each dialog box as necessary.
See
For details about the dialog box elements, refer to Balloon Help. For details
about how to use Balloon Help, refer to 3.4 “Using Help”.
Use the General settings dialog box to adjust the image and colors to suit your
needs.
5.
When you finish making your settings, click Print.
The data is sent to the printer.
See
To cancel printing, refer to 3.5 “Cancel Printing”.
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3.4 Using Help
Help for the printer is provided with the printer driver. Refer to Help when you need
to know about printer driver items and settings, or need to check different printing
methods when problems occur.
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3.4.1 Referring to Windows Help.
To refer to Help, open the Properties dialog
box and select the tab that contains the item
in question.
The example below is for the Paper/Output tab in Windows 98.
See
For details about how to display the Properties dialog box, refer to 3.3 “Printing from
a Computer”.
To display the description of an item,
( ) click the
button and
( ) click the item whose description
you want to display.
To display help contents,
click
.
To search for an item by keyword,
( ) click the Index tab,
( ) type the keyword(s) you are
searching for, and ( ) click Display.
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3.4.2 Referring to Balloon Help on
Macintosh.
Balloon Help is provided with the Macintosh printer driver.
Use Balloon Help to find out the functions of individual items.
To refer to Balloon Help, display the dialog box that contains the item in question.
The example given is for the General Settings dialog box.
See
For details about how to display the Properties dialog box, refer to 3.3 “Printing from
a Computer”.
1.
Click [Show Balloons] on the Help menu of the Menu bar.
2.
Move the mouse to the item in question. A description of the item appears.
✏ Note
To hide Balloon Help, click [Hide Balloons] on the Help menu on the Menu bar.
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3.5 Cancel Printing
To cancel printing, first cancel the computer print command.
Next, use the control panel to cancel printing from the printer.
3.5.1 Cancel Printing on the Computer
The procedure to cancel printing differs depending on the type of operating system
you are using.
In Windows
Follow the procedure below.
1.
On the Start menu, point to Settings and click Printers.
The Printers window opens.
2.
Double-click the appropriate printer.
The printer window appears.
3.
Click the document that you want to cancel and press the Delete key on the
keyboard.
Continue to 3.5.2 “Cancel Printing from the Control Panel”.
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On a Macintosh Computer
1.
Double-click the printer icon on the Desktop.
2.
Select the document that you want to cancel and click (
).
Continue to 3.5.2 “Cancel Printing from the Control Panel”.
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3.5.2 Cancel Printing from the Control Panel
Perform this operation to cancel the print data from the printer after canceling the
print command on the computer. Note that the printer finishes printing the current
page.
See
For details about control panel operations, refer to 5.2 “Basic Menu Operations”.
Printing
LPD
PCL6
Tray1
↓
(The printer is printing)
1. Press the <Job Cancel/Back> button once.
The printer begins to process the printing cancellation.
Cancelling
↓
Ready to Print
When the cancellation finishes, the print screen
reappears.
(The print screen. The printer is ready to print.)
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3.6 Changing the Configuration for
Options
Once you make the initial configuration of the printer, you must reconfigure the
printer driver when you install the following options.
1.
2 Tray Module
2.
Hard disk
3.
Memory expansion
2
1
3
See
For details about how to install options, refer to the literature provided with the
options. In the following section, it is assumed that the options are already installed.
Memory expansion
In general, DIMM must have the following specifications:
Type:
144pin and 64bit output
CAS Latency:
100MHz or more
Capacity:
64Mbyte-256Mbyte
Dram Type:
SDRAM 2 Bank
The following DIMM size can be installed:
<US>
64 MB
TECHWORKS
VN133-64M
128 MB
TECHWORKS
VN133-128M
256 MB
TECHWORKS
VN133-256M
<Europe>
64 MB
128 MB
256 MB
Buffalo Technology
Buffalo Technology
Buffalo Technology
VN133-64M
VN133-128M
VN133-256M
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3.6.1 In Windows
Follow the procedure below. The following example is for Windows 98.
1.
On the Start menu, point to Settings and click Printers.
The Printers window opens.
2.
Click the appropriate printer and on the File menu, click Properties.
The Properties dialog box opens.
3.
Click the Printer Configuration tab.
4.
Select the options added to the printer and click OK.
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3.6.2 On a Macintosh computer
Follow the procedure below.
1.
On the Apple menu, select Selector.
The Selector window appears.
2.
Click the printer that you want to use in the upper right of the Selector window.
<USB cable connection>
Click ‘LaserWriter8’ and follow the instructions.
<AppleTalk system>
3.
Select the printer that you want to set from the list under Connect to, then click
Setup.
4.
In the Connect to dialog box, select the options that you want to add and click OK.
5.
Close the Selector window.
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3.7 Printing on Envelopes,
Transparency Sheets,
and Custom-size (Long) Paper
Take care when setting cards and envelopes, because setting them incorrectly may
result in printed side or text direction errors.
When printing on transparency sheets or specialty paper, make sure that you set
the type of paper and image quality before sending the print command.
✏ Note
When frequently printing specialty paper in Windows, we recommend that you
register the necessary settings in the User Settings tab.
Registering the settings saves you time, because you do not need to configure the
driver each time you print. For details about the User Settings tab, refer to Help.
3.7.1 Printing on Envelopes
Use the multi-purpose tray to print envelopes.
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Do not use envelopes with tape seals. Printing some types of preglued
envelopes may not be possible, depending on the condition of the adhesive. We
recommend using envelopes designed for laser printers.
Do not use envelopes larger than 88.9 mm (3.5 in.) wide and 139.7 mm (5.5 in.)
long.
Using poor-quality envelopes can cause creasing and deteriorate print quality.
The following is an example of how to print the address on an envelope.
Example
printed like this.
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1.
Adjust the paper guide to the mark
corresponding to the size of envelope
you are about to use.
2.
Make sure the flap is closed, load the
envelope with the side to be printed
facing down, and the flap facing right.
3.
Launch printing from your program after
setting the envelope in the printer.
Now set the items in “Printer Driver
Settings (for envelopes)” as shown below:
Printer Driver Settings (for envelopes)
Windows settings
Tab
Paper/Output
Item
Setting
Paper Size
Com-10
Monarch
C5
DL
Same as Document Size (When the
documentation size is Com-10, Monarch, C5
or DL)
Turn on if necessary.
OFF
MP Tray
Envelope
Reverse Print
Duplex Print
Paper Tray
Paper Type
Macintosh settings
Dialog Box
Item
Paper Settings
Paper Size
Printer Settings
Reverse Print
Paper Tray
Duplex Print
Paper Type
Setting
Com-10
Monarch
C5
DL
Same as Document Size (When the
documentation size is Com-10, Monarch, C5
or DL)
Turn on if necessary.
Envelope
OFF
MP Tray
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✏ Note
For details about individual printer driver items, refer to Help. For details about how
to use Help, refer to 3.4 “Using Help”.
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3.7.2 Printing on Transparency Sheets
Use the multi-purpose tray to print transparency sheets.
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Use only the recommended type of transparency sheets (3M CG3300). Do not use
any other types, such as color transparency sheets (bordered with a white frame).
Using unsuitable transparency sheets may damage the printer.
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Do not use transparency sheets bordered with a white frame.
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Remove each transparency sheet from the face down tray as soon as it is output.
When transparency sheets are allowed to accumulate in the face down tray, static
electricity can build up and cause jams.
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Follow the procedure below to print transparency sheets.
1.
Adjust the paper guide to the mark
corresponding to the size you are
about to use.
2.
Fan a few transparency sheets at a
time.
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3.
Insert the transparency sheets into the
multi-purpose tray until they lightly
touch the feeding slot.
Look
Do not use full color transparency
sheets. They can jam in the printer and
damage the fuser unit.
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4.
Launch printing from your program
after loading the transparency sheets
in the printer.
Now set the items for “Printer Driver
Settings (for transparency sheets)” as
shown below:
Printer Driver Settings
(for transparency sheets)
Windows settings
Tab
Paper/Output
Item
Setting
Paper Size
A4 or Same as Document Size
(When the document size is A4)
OFF
MP Tray
Transparency
Duplex
Paper Tray
Paper Type
Macintosh settings
Dialog Box
Item
Paper Settings
Paper Size
General Settings
Printer Settings
Paper Type
Document Type
Duplex
Paper Tray
Setting
A4 or no change
(When paper size is A4)
Transparency
Transparencies
OFF
MP Tray
✏ Note
You can also print transparency sheets with paper inserted between the sheets. For
details about the way to set paper between the sheets and the functions of
individual printer driver items, refer to Help.
For details about how to use Help, refer to 3.4 “Using Help”.
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3.7.3 Printing Custom-size Paper
Using the multi-purpose tray enables you to print custom-size paper or ‘long’ paper,
longer than legal portrait (355.6 mm (14 in.)).
The paper sizes suitable for use with this printer are as follows:
•
•
Single-sided printing: Width 90-216 mm (3.5 – 8.5 in.); Length 139.7-355.6 mm
(5.5 – 14 in.)
Duplex printing: Width 90-216 mm (3.5 – 8.5 in.); Length 139.7-355.6 mm (5.5 –
14 in.)
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Feeding custom-size paper sidewise is not possible. Always feed this type of paper
lengthwise.
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To print on custom-size paper, you must set the paper size as a user defined size
first.
Setting a User Defined Size
With a Macintosh computer, you need to set the user defined size while executing a
printing command from a program. Continue to “How to Print”.
In Windows, you need to set the user defined size before launching the printing
command from a program, using the following procedure: The following example is
for Windows 98.
1.
On the Start menu, point to Settings and click Printers.
The Printers window opens.
2.
Click the appropriate printer and on the File menu, click Properties.
The Properties dialog box opens.
3.
Click the Default Settings tab.
4.
Click Custom Paper Size.
The Custom Paper Size dialog box appears.
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5.
Select one of the five paper sizes.
See
For details of the Custom Paper Size dialog box settings, refer to Help. For details
about how to use Help, refer to 3.4 “Using Help”.
6.
When you finish making the settings, click OK in the Custom Paper Size dialog box.
7.
In the Properties dialog box, click OK.
The user defined size is now set.
How to Print
Follow the steps below to print on custom-size (long) paper.
1.
Adjust the paper guide to the width of
the paper that you are about to use.
2.
With the printed side facing down, set
the paper into the multi-purpose tray so
that it lightly touches the feeding slot.
3.
Launch printing from your program
after setting the paper.
Set the items for “Printer Driver
Settings (for Custom-size (Long)
Paper)” as shown.
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When printing on long paper, after
giving the print command, support the
paper with your hands while it feeds
into the printer.
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Printer Driver Settings
(for Custom-size (Long) Paper)
Windows settings
Tab
Paper/Output
Item
Setting
Paper Size
A paper size selected from Custom Size 1
-Custom Size 5 in the Default Settings tab in
the printer driver dialog box.
MP Tray
Paper Tray
Macintosh settings
Dialog Box
Item
Paper Settings
Paper/Output
Custom Paper Size
Printer Settings
long, short
Paper Tray
Setting
Set the paper size in the Custom Paper Size
dialog box in [Page Sizes].
Set the paper size that you want to use.
MP Tray
✏ Note
For details about individual printer driver items, refer to Help.
For details about how to use Help, refer to 3.4 “Using Help”.
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3.8 Duplex Printing
You can perform duplex printing with the printer, using one of the following
procedures.
•
•
For plain paper, whether fed from a paper tray or the multi-purpose tray, duplex
printing is carried out automatically if you set this in the printer driver upon
executing the print command.
For specialty paper such as cards or cardboard, you can print on the back
surface of the paper from the multi-purpose tray as long as the front surface of
the paper was printed using this printer.
See
For details about the types of paper suitable for duplex printing, refer to 4.1.1
“Suitable Paper Types”.
✏ Note
When performing duplex printing frequently in Windows, we recommend that you
register the necessary settings in the User Settings tab. Registering the settings
saves you time, because you do not need to configure the driver each time you
print. For details about the User Settings tab, refer to Help.
Types of Duplex Printing
There are two types of duplex printing: “long binding” and “short binding”. The
results of printing with the two types are shown below:
<Long Edge Binding>
<Short Edge Binding>
R
F
R
F
F
F
F
R
F
F
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F
3.8.1 Duplex Printing
To print on both sides of plain paper, set the paper into the paper tray or
multi-purpose tray.
Follow the procedure below to print on both sides of plain paper.
1.
Set the paper lengthwise into the paper tray or multi-purpose tray.
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When printing on both sides of custom-size plain paper (width: 90-216 mm (3.5-8.5
in.); length: 139.7-355.6 mm (5.5-14 in.)), print each sheet from the multi-purpose
tray one at a time.
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2.
Launch printing from your program after setting the paper.
Now set the items for “Printer Driver Settings (for duplex printing on plain paper)” as
shown below:
Printer Driver Settings
(for duplex printing on plain paper)
Windows settings
Tab
Paper/Output
Item
Setting
Duplex Print
Paper Type
Long Edge Binding or Short Edge Binding
Plain Paper 1 or Plain Paper 2
Macintosh settings
Dialog Box
Paper Settings
Printer Settings
Item
Setting
Paper Type
Duplex Print
Plain Paper 1 or Plain Paper 2
Long Edge Binding or Short Edge Binding
✏ Note
With custom sizes, it is necessary to configure other items to suit the paper size.
Refer to the previous section or the printer driver Help for details about these
settings. For details about how to use Help, refer to 3.4 “Using Help”.
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When printing on the back of specialty paper, make sure that you configure the
items below in the printer driver when giving the print command from the program.
Printer Driver Settings
(for printing the back side of specialty paper)
Windows settings
Tab
Paper/Output
Item
Setting
Paper Tray
Paper Type
MP Tray
Thick Paper 1, Thick Paper 2 or Glossy Paper
Macintosh settings
Dialog Box
Paper Settings
Printer Settings
Item
Setting
Paper Type
Paper Tray
Thick Paper 1, Thick Paper 2 or Glossy Paper
MP Tray
✏ Note
With custom sizes, it is necessary to configure other items to suit the paper size.
Refer to the previous section or the printer driver Help for details about these
settings. For details about how to use Help, refer to 3.4 “Using Help”.
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CHAPTER 4
LOADING PAPER AND USABLE
PAPER TYPES
4.1
Suitable and Unsuitable Paper
Types
Using paper that is unsuitable for printing can cause paper jams and deteriorate
print quality. We recommend that you use the types of paper listed below for the
best results from your printer.
4.1.1 Suitable Paper Types
Suitable Basis Weight
When using stationary supplier paper, make sure that it complies with the following
specifications. However, we recommend that you use standard domestic paper.
Feeding Method
Specifications
Multi-purpose Tray (MP Tray)
Basis weight: 60 to 216 g/m
(16.0 to 57.5 lb)
2
Basis weight: 60 to 99 g/m
(16.0 to 26.3 lb)
Standard Paper Tray (tray1)
Trays 2, 3 (optional tray module)
2
✏ Note
“Basis weight” refers to the weight of one square meter of paper.
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Recommended Paper
Recommended paper for this printer is defined as follows:
Paper Type
Plain paper
Recycled paper
Transparency
Label
Europe
2
Xerox Premier 80 g/m (21.3 lb)
2
Xerox Business 80 g/m (21.3 lb)
2
Modo DATACOPY 80 g/m (21.3 lb)
2
IGEPA X-Press 80 g/m (21.3 lb)
2
Steinbis Recycling Copy 80 g/m
3M CG3300
Avery laser label L7163
USA
Xerox 4200DP 20 lb
Champion Paper One 20 lb
Hammermill Laser Paper 24 lb
—
3M CG 3300
Avery laser label #5160
Special paper
You can print the following types of paper from the multi-purpose tray. They are
referred to as ‘specialty paper’.
Paper Type
Transparency sheets
Label sheets
Envelopes
• Com-10
• Monarch
• C5
• DL
Cardboard
2
Basis weight: 100 to 216 g/m
(26.6 to 57.5 lb)
Coated paper
Important
Do not use full color transparency sheets (bordered by a
white frame).
Use label sheets that are uncut with labels covering the
whole sheet.
Do not use envelopes that have tape seals. Printing some
types of preglued envelopes may not be possible, depending
on the condition of the adhesive.
We recommend using envelopes designed for laser printers.
When printing on rigid cardboard, the image position may
shift.
When printing on coated paper, feed the sheets one by one.
Moisture can cause the sheets to stick together, causing
more than one sheet go through at one time, which can result
in malfunction or damage.
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PANTONE ® Calibrated
There are many variables in the process for reproducting color generated by the
HL-4000CN, any one of which may affect the quality of the PANTONE Color
simulation including type of paper used, type of toner used, effective final resolution
and dot structure/halftones. For optimal results, we recommend that the
NEUSIEDLER Color Copy 90 g/m2 (24.0 lb) and genuine Brother toner cartridge
and Pantone Mode setting (only for PostScript driver.)
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Paper Trays, Types, and Sizes
The paper types, sizes, and the maximum number of sheets that you can load in the
different trays are shown in the table below. Load all paper into the printer in the
portrait orientation (lengthwise).
Feeding Method
Multi-purpose Tray
Paper Type
Maximum number
of sheets
Paper Sizes
Plain paper 1
2
(60 to 75 g/m / 16.0
to 20.0 lb))
Plain paper 2
2
(76 to 99 g/m / 20.2
to 26.3 lb)
envelopes,
label sheets,
Transparency film
(monochrome),
Cardboard 1
2
(100 to 159 g/m /
26.6 to 42.3 lb),
Cardboard 2
2
(160 to 216gm / 20.2
to 26.3 lb)
Up to 150 sheets or a
10-mm (0.4 in.) stack
A5
B5
A4
8.5 x 11" (Letter)
8.5 x 14" (Legal)
Envelopes
(Com-10, Monarch, C5, DL)
User-defined size
(width: 88.9 to 215.9 mm (3.5 to
8.5 in.),
length: 139.7 to 355.6 mm (5.5 to
14 in.)
Important
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Using low-quality paper can
cause creasing and deteriorate
print quality.
Standard Paper Tray
(tray1)
Trays 2, 3
Tray module
(2 shelves)
(Trays 2 and 3)
Coated paper
1 sheet
Paper longer than
355.6 mm (14 in.)
Plain paper 1
2
(60 to 75 g/m )
Plain paper 2
2
(76 to 99 g/m )
Up to 500 sheets or a
56-mm (2.2 in.) stack
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For A5 portrait, you
can use up to 350
sheets or a 40-mm
(1.6 in.) stack.
A5,
B5,
A4,
8.5 × 11" (Letter),
8.5 × 14" (Legal)
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The number of sheets that you can load varies according to paper thickness.
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✏ Note
The illustrations below provide a description of ‘width’ and ‘length’ mentioned in the
table above.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Length
Portrait orientation
Feed direction
Width
Duplex Printing Paper Types and Sizes
You can print on both sides a sheet of paper with the printer.
Automatic Duplex Printing
For automatic duplex printing, select Duplex in the printer properties after executing
the print command.
You can use the following paper types and sizes for duplex printing:
Paper Type
Plain Paper
2
(Basis weight: 64 to 99 g/m (17.0 to
26.3 lb))
Paper Sizes
A5
B5
A4
8.5 × 11" (Letter)
8.5 × 14" (Legal)
Manual Duplex Printing with the Multi-purpose Tray
To print on both sides of the following types of specialty paper, print the front face
first, then load the sheets into the multi-purpose tray to print the back face.
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Do not print the back face of sheets whose front face was printed using a printer
other than this printer.
2
Paper Type
Cardboard
2
(Basis weight: 100 to 216 g/m (26.6 to
57.5 lb))
Envelopes
Coated paper
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4.1.2 Unsuitable Paper Types
Avoid using the following paper types as they can cause paper jams or damage the
printer.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Transparency sheets other than those
recommended.
Inkjet paper
Paper that is too thick or too thin
Paper with a face preprinted with
another printer or copier, or paper
preprinted with ink
Folded, creased, or torn paper
Damp or wet paper
Curled or warped paper
Sheets affected by static electricity
Layered or adhesive paper
Specially coated paper
Colored paper with a treated surface
Paper printed with ink that cannot
withstand temperatures of 155°C
(311°F).
Heat-sensitive paper
Carbon paper
Paper with a rough surface such as
textured or fiber form paper
Acidic paper that can cause the
characters to fade over time. Use neutral
paper.
Envelopes with a rough surface or clips
attached
Paper with staples, paper clips, tape, or
ribbons attached
Envelopes with sticky adhesive
Label sheets where the backing is
visible or is precut.
Shiny backing paper visible Precut label sheets
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Full color
transparency sheets
Inkjet paper
Curled paper
Paper with tape attached
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T-shirt transfer paper (Heat press use)
Transfer paper (cold water use)
Digital coated glossy paper
Label film (transparent, colorless)
Perforated paper
4.1.3 Storing Paper
Failure to properly store paper can cause paper jams, deteriorate print quality, or
damage the printer. Store paper under the following conditions:
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Between 10°C and 30°C (50 to 86°F)
Between 30% and 65% relative humidity
In a dry place
After opening the package, wrap unused sheets in their original package and
store in a cabinet or other dry place.
Store paper on a flat surface. Do not lean paper against other objects or place it
in an upright position.
Avoid storing paper in a way that may cause creasing, folding, or curling.
Store paper away from direct sunlight.
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4.2
Loading Paper
Refer to the appropriate section below to load or change paper.
See
For more information about suitable paper types, refer to 4.1 “Suitable and
Unsuitable Paper Types”.
4.2.1 Load Paper in the Paper Tray
Follow the procedure below to load paper into the paper tray.
✏ Note
Load paper into the optional 2 Tray Module the same way.
To load A5 paper or change to a paper size other than A5, you need to install or
remove the A5 spacer. To install or remove the A5 spacer, refer to 4.2.2 “Load A5
Paper in the Paper Tray/Changing the Paper Size from A5”.
1.
Gently pull out the paper tray until it
stops.
2.
Hold the tray with both hands, lift the
front slightly and pull it completely out
of the printer.
✏ Note
Place the tray on a flat surface.
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3.
Move the side paper guides to their
outermost positions.
4.
Gently lift the end paper guide to move
it, and insert the pins at the bottom of
the guide in the holes (indicated by the
mark) corresponding to the paper
size that you want to load. Make sure
that the end guide is properly inserted
into the appropriate holes for the paper
size.
Look
Only a small amount of movement of
the end paper guide can make
automatic paper size detection
impossible. If this occurs, move the end
paper guide all the way to its outermost
position again, then realign it with the
appropriate paper size mark.
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5.
Align the four corners of the paper
stack and insert the paper (print side
up) under the tab.
Look
Do not use paper that is folded,
creased, or heavily warped.
Make sure that all the paper is
under the tab.
Do not overload the paper tray.
1. Tab
2. MAX loading limit
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6.
Align the side guides with the edges of
the paper.
Look
Pushing the paper guides too hard
against the edges of the paper stack
can cause a paper jam. However, if the
paper guides are too loose, the paper
may twist as it feeds through the
printer.
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7.
Hold the paper tray with both hands,
align it with the opening in the printer
and gently insert it.
8.
Push the paper tray completely back
into the printer.
Look
Do use excessive force on the paper
tray. Doing so could damage the paper
tray or the inside of the printer.
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✏ Note
There is an indicator next to the paper
tray that tells you how much paper
remains in the tray. Use this meter as a
guide to refill the paper tray.
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9.
When printing A4 or Letter size paper,
lift the stopper on the top cover.
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4.2.2 Load A5 Paper in the Paper
Tray/Changing the Paper Size from A5
Loading A5 Paper
Follow the procedure below to load A5 paper into the paper tray.
✏ Note
Load paper into the optional 2 Tray Module the same way.
1.
Gently pull out the paper tray until it
stops.
2.
Hold the tray with both hands, lift the
front slightly and pull it completely out
of the printer.
✏ Note
Place the tray on a flat surface.
3.
Move the side paper guides to their
outermost positions.
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4.
Gently lift the end paper guide to move
it, and insert the pins at the bottom of
the guide in the holes (indicated by the
mark) corresponding to the paper
size that you want to load. Make sure
that the end guide is properly inserted
into the appropriate holes for the paper
size.
Look
Only a small amount of movement of
the end paper guide can make
automatic paper size detection
impossible. If this occurs, move the end
paper guide all the way to its outermost
position again, then realign it with the
appropriate paper size mark.
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5.
Grip the A5 spacer, gently lift it up
while pulling it forward and remove it
from the tray.
6.
Align the A5 spacer with the paper
guide slot and push it down until it
clicks.
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B5
A5
7.
Align the four corners of the paper
stack and insert the paper (print side
up) under the tab.
Look
Do not use paper that is folded,
creased, or heavily warped.
Make sure that all the paper is
under the tab.
Do not overload the paper tray.
8.
Align the side guides with the edges of
the paper.
Look
Pushing the paper guides too hard
against the edges of the paper stack
can cause a paper jam. However, if the
paper guides are too loose, the paper
may twist as it feeds through the
printer.
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9.
Hold the paper tray with both hands,
align it with the opening in the printer
and gently insert it.
10.
Push the paper tray completely back
into the printer.
Look
Do NOT use excessive force on the
paper tray. Doing so could damage the
paper tray or the inside of the printer.
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✏ Note
An indicator next to the paper tray tells
you how much paper remains in the
tray. Use this meter as a guide to refill
the paper tray.
Changing the Paper Size from A5
Follow the procedure below to remove the A5 spacer and load a different paper size
into the paper tray.
✏ Note
Load paper into the optional 2 Tray Module the same way.
1.
Gently pull out the paper tray until it
stops.
2.
Hold the tray with both hands, lift the
front slightly and pull it completely out
of the printer.
✏ Note
Place the tray on a flat surface.
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3.
Move the side guides to their
outermost positions and remove the
paper from the tray.
4.
Grip the A5 spacer, gently lift it up
while pulling it forward and remove it
from its position next to the paper
guide.
5.
Insert the A5 spacer into its storage
slot in the paper tray.
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6.
Gently lift the end paper guide to move
it, and insert the pins at the bottom of
the guide in the holes (indicated by the
mark) corresponding to the paper
size that you want to load.
Make sure that the end guide is
properly inserted into the holes for the
paper size.
Look
Only a small amount of movement of
the end paper guide can make
automatic paper size detection
impossible. If this occurs, move the end
paper guide all the way to its outermost
position again, then realign it with the
appropriate paper size mark.
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7.
Align the four corners of the paper
stack and insert the paper (print side
up) under the tab.
Look
Do not use paper that is folded,
creased, or heavily warped.
Make sure that all the paper is
under the tab.
Do not overload the paper tray.
8.
Align the side guides with the edges of
the paper.
Look
Pushing the paper guides too hard
against the edges of the paper stack
can cause a paper jam. However, if the
paper guides are too loose, the paper
may twist as it feeds through the
printer.
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9.
Hold the paper tray with both hands,
align it with the opening in the printer
and gently insert it.
10.
Push the paper tray completely back
into the printer.
Look
Do use excessive force on the paper
tray. Doing so could damage the paper
tray or the inside of the printer.
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✏ Note
There is an indicator next to the paper
tray that tells you how much paper
remains in the tray. Use this meter as a
guide to refill the paper tray.
11.
When printing A4 or Letter size paper,
lift the stopper on the top cover.
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4.2.3 Load Paper into the Multi-purpose Tray
Follow the procedure below to load paper into the multi-purpose tray.
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To avoid paper jams, do not load paper of different sizes into the tray at the same
time and do not refill the multi-purpose tray before it is empty.
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1.
If retracted, open the tray.
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To avoid damage to the tray, do not
use excessive force or place heavy
objects on the tray.
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2.
Adjust the paper guide to the mark
corresponding to the size that you are
about to use.
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When printing on long paper, pull out
the tray extension. Printing long paper
with the tray extension retracted can
cause the paper to fall or make feeding
impossible.
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3.
When using media such as
transparency sheets, label sheets, or
envelopes, fan the stack before loading
so that there is air between the sheets.
✏ Note
Fanning the stack helps prevent paper
jams.
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Do not fan plain paper before
loading.
When paper is poorly cut and the
edges are not clean, remove any
unsuitable sheets before loading
the paper.
4.
Align the four corners of the paper
stack and insert it (print side down)
until it lightly touches the feeding slot.
Look
Do not use paper that is folded,
creased, or heavily warped.
Do not overload the paper tray.
When printing on sheets longer
than Legal paper (355.6 mm (14
in.)), load the sheets one by one.
Moisture can cause the sheets to
stick together, causing more than
one sheet go through at one time,
which can result in malfunction or
damage. When feeding long paper,
support the sheet with your hands
to ensure proper feeding.
5.
When loading paper, carefully align the
paper guides with the edges of the
paper so that there is a small gap
between the paper stack and the
guides. Pushing the paper guides too
hard against the edge of the paper
stack can warp the paper and cause
paper jams.
Load the paper so that it is straight in
the tray.
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If the paper is not loaded correctly, the
printing position may shift and cause
incorrect printing.
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CHAPTER 5
CONTROL PANEL
5.1
Control Panel Functionality
The control panel consists of LED indicators, a display and several buttons. This
section describes the names and functions of the control panel.
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2
3
1. Display
2. LED indicators
3. Buttons
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5.1.1 LED Indicators
Refer to the following table to establish the printer status.
Name
Description
Ready indicator
Green. Indicates printing status.
: Indicates that the printer is not receiving data or that
it is ready to print.
: The printer is receiving print data.
: Printing is not possible.
Alarm indicator
Red. Indicates an error.
: Indicates a paper jam or some other problem that the
user can rectify.
: There is a problem that the user cannot rectify.
Contact your dealer or Brother authorized service
representative.
: The printer is functioning normally.
Cover Open indicator
Indicates what buttons to press to open the front cover to clear
paper jams.
: Press the button indicated and open the front cover.
: The printer is functioning normally.
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5.1.2 Display
Displays printer status (“print screen”) and menus for configuring the printer (“menu
screen”).
✏ Note
The items displayed differ depending on printer settings and installed options.
Print screen
When the printer is waiting for data or printing, this screen is displayed. The
contents of the print screen are as follow.
Printer Status
Printing
Parallel
Tray 1
Input port
Paper tray
Name
Printer status
Input port
Paper tray
Description
Shows the printer status.
Example: “Please Wait…”, “Printing”, “Ready to Print”.
Shows the port through which the printer is receiving data.
Example: “Parallel”, “USB”, “LPD”, “NetWare”, “AppleTalk”.
Shows the paper tray in use.
Example: “Tray 1”, “Tray 2”, “Tray 3”, “MP Tray”.
Menu screen
Use this screen to configure the printer.
The menu screen appears when you press the Menu button. The first screen
displayed contains the following:
Menu
1:System
See
For details about the menu screen, refer to 5.2 “Basic Menu Operation”.
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5.1.3 Buttons
There are 7 buttons on the control panel.
The functions depend on the screen displayed. Their functions are as follows:
Name
Menu button
Print screen
Switches to the menu screen.
<
><
> Buttons
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<
><
> Buttons
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<Form Feed/Set> button
<Job Cancel/Back> button
Forces the remaining print
data to be output. For details
about this function, refer to 6.9
“Forcing the Printer to Print
Remaining Data (When
Printing is Halted)”
Cancels printing. For details
about this function, refer to 3.5
“Cancel Printing”.
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Menu screen
Closes the menu screen and
switches to the print screen.
Allows you to scroll through
menus and menu items.
Switches to different menu
levels and move the cursor
between parameters.
Pressing the < > button once
in a menu moves the menu
one level down. Pressing the <
> button moves the menu
one level up.
Selects menus and menu
items. Moves the menu one
level down when a menu is
selected. Sets a parameter
when one is displayed.
Moves the displayed menu one
level up.
5.2
Basic Menu Operation
This section describes how to use the menu screen to set the energy save mode,
job timeout, network settings and printer configuration.
5.2.1 Menu Structure and Basic Operations
The menu screen contains the following 5 main menus.
See
For details about individual menu screens, refer to 5.3 “List of Menu Items”.
Menu
Contents
1:System
Use this menu to configure the energy save mode, job log settings,
and basic printer operation.
Use this menu to reset NV memory to its defaults, adjust paper
quality to plain paper, and set access restrictions to certain menus.
Use this menu to configure the parallel interface.
Use this menu to print the printer configuration list, panel settings
list, PCL6 font list, and print log.
Use this menu to change network settings.
Use this menu to change the Adobe Protocol settings.
2:Maintenance
3:Parallel
4:Report/List
5:Network
6:USB
Please note that each menu has several levels. Configure the printer by selecting
the different levels and setting the items therein.
Resetting the printer settings
Example: Reset the Job Timeout setting to the default
Press the <
> and <
> buttons simultaneously.
Job Timeout
_sec.
↓
1. Press the < > and < > buttons simultaneously.
The following screen appears.
Setting reset
to defaults
↓
When processing finishes, the default settings appear.
Job Timeout
30sec.
↓
2. Press the <Form Feed/Set> button. The parameters are
now set.
Job Timeout
30sec.*
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5.2.2 What to do if you make a Mistake?
Perform the appropriate operation below if you accidentally press a wrong button
while using the control panel.
You accidentally pressed the <Form Feed/Set> button, but you
want to return to the preceding screen.
Press the <Job Cancel/Back> or <
> button.
You accidentally pressed the <
to the preceding screen.
Press the <
> button, but you want to return
> button.
You made a mistake and cannot display the preceding screen.
Press the menu button and remake the settings.
You accidentally pressed the <Form Feed/Set> button and set the
wrong parameter.
When the parameter is set, ‘*’ appears next to it.
When ‘*’ appears next to a parameter, pressing the <Job Cancel/Back> or the <
button does not return to the preceding screen. Remake that particular setting.
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5.3
List of Menu Items
The section describes the various modifiable items of each main menu.
Look
It is possible to set some items of the menu screens from your computer when you
print. If the computer settings differ from those on the printer, the computer settings
take precedence.
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✏ Note
‘Default’ refers to the factory settings of the printer.
5.3.1 System Settings
Used to configure the energy save mode, job log settings, and basic printer
operation.
Power Save Time
Energy save mode reduces the electricity consumption of the printer when it is idle.
Mode 1 partially reduces the power consumption of certain parts of the printer.
When the printer is in energy save mode 1, ‘Ready/Standby’ appears on the display.
When in this state, the printer takes slightly more time than usual to start printing
when it receives data.
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The table below describes the situations where the printer will stop being in energy
save mode:
Release from Energy Save
Mode 1
• When receiving print data.
• When printing a report or list with
‘4 Report/List’.
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Mode 1 timeout (default: 3 minutes)
Set a time between 1 and 120 minutes. The printer automatically goes into
energy save mode 1 when it is idle for the duration you set here.
Error Alarm
This allows you control if the printer sounds an audible alarm when an error occurs.
✏ Note
It is not possible to adjust the volume of the alarm.
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Job Timeout
The job timeout function causes the printer to stop processing print data when it
takes more than a certain amount of time for the remaining data to be received by
the printer. When a job timeout occurs, the printer only prints the data it received up
to the timeout.
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•
5 to 300 seconds (default: 30 seconds)
Set the job timeout between 5 and 300 seconds.
OFF
Deactivates the job timeout function.
Panel Language
Use this to set what language appears on the control panel.
Auto Log Print
Set this to print logs automatically.
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1
You cannot change this setting while the printer is processing print data.
✏ Note
Use the ‘4 Report/List’ menu to print logs.
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•
No (default)
The printer does not print logs automatically.
Yes
The printer automatically prints a log after 22 print jobs.
ID Print
Use this to print the user ID in a particular location.
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•
•
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OFF (default)
Upper Left
Upper Right
Lower Left
Lower Right
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Text Print
Setting the option to Yes, will ensure all data will be printed as it is received and any
control codes embedded within the document will be ignored. Generally speaking
we do not recommend you set this option to Yes.
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Yes
The data is printed as text.
No (default)
Data is not printed as text.
5.3.2 Maintenance Mode
Use this mode to reset the non-volatile (NV) memory or adjust paper quality
settings. You can use this mode to restrict access to certain menus.
Init NVM
Resets the printer's non-volatile memory.
The non-volatile memory stores configuration data, even when the printer is off.
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2
You cannot change this setting while the printer is processing print data.
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YES
Resets the printer's non-volatile memory. Resetting the NV memory resets the
printer back to its factory (default) settings.
Look
You must restart the printer for this operation to take effect. After configuring items,
be sure to restart the printer.
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•
NO
Does not reset the NV memory and returns to the menu.
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Security
When necessary, you can set a password to limit access to menus. This helps
prevent items from being changed accidentally.
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PanelSetProtect (default: No)
Select ‘ON’ to set a password.
Change Password
Set a 4-digit password.
✏ Note
If you forget the password, reset the NV memory, refer to the previous page.
Basis Weight
Use this to adjust the paper quality settings.
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Plain paper 1
(default: Light 60-75 g/m2 (16.0 to 20.0 lb))
2
2
Set plain paper 1 to ‘Light 60-75 g/m ’ (16.0 to 20.0 lb) or ‘Heavy 65-80 g/m ’
(17.3 to 21.3 lb).
Plain paper 2
(default: Light 76-99 g/m2 (20.2 to 26.3 lb))
Set plain paper 2 to ‘Light 76-99 g/m2’ (20.2 to 26.3 lb) or ‘Heavy 85-105 g/m2’
(22.6 to 28.0 lb).
ColorRegiCorrect
Use this to print the color registration adjustment chart. After setting up or moving
the printer, print the color registration adjustment chart and adjust the color
registration to ensure that colors are correctly aligned when printed.
✏ Note
The color registration chart is printed on A4 or Letter paper. (The requested paper
size depends on your country.) Set the A4 or Letter paper lengthwise into the paper
tray.
See
For details about this operation, refer to 1.1 “Adjusting Color Registration”.
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5.3.3 Parallel
Use this to configure the parallel interface.
ECP
Use this to configure the ECP communication mode of the parallel interface.
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•
Enabled (default)
The printer receives data in ECP mode.
Disabled
The printer does not receive data in ECP mode.
5.3.4 Report/List
Use this to print the various reports and lists.
✏ Note
Reports and lists are printed on A4 or Letter paper. (The requested paper size
depends on your country.) Set the A4 or Letter paper lengthwise into the paper tray.
Printer Settings
This is a list of the hardware installed and detailed configuration.
See
For an example of the printer configuration list, refer to 8.4.1 “Confirming Printer
Configuration and Network Settings”.
Panel Settings
This is a detailed list of all the settings in the control panel menus.
PCL6 Font List
This is a list of the available PCL6 data fonts.
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Log Print
This is a detailed list of the processed print jobs (maximum 22). Use this list to
confirm that jobs were printed correctly.
See
For an example of the print log, refer to 8.4.2 “Confirming the Print Log”.
5.3.5 Network
Use this to make network settings.
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You cannot change this setting while the printer is processing print data.
You must restart the printer for settings to take effect. After configuring items, be
sure to restart the printer.
Ethernet
Use this to set Ethernet communication speed and mode.
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•
•
•
•
Auto (default)
10Base-T Half, 10Base-T Full, 100Base-TX Half, or 100Base-TX Full is selected
automatically.
10Base/Half
10Base/Full
100Base/Half
100Base/Full
TCP/IP
Use this to make TCP/IP settings. This menu contains the following:
•
Setup IP Address
Select the how to obtain an IP address. Parameters are as follows:
DHCP (default)
The IP address is obtained from a DHCP server on the network.
Panel
Use this to set the IP address from the control panel.
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IP Address
Use this to set the IP address.
[aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd]
Set aaa, bbb, ccc, and ddd between 0 and 255.
You cannot use the following:
224.xxx.xxx.xxx or 255.xxx.xxx.xxx
127.xxx.xxx.xxx
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These settings are ignored when you select DHCP in Setup IP Address. To
enable the settings, select ‘Panel’ in ‘Setup IP Address’.
Specifying the wrong IP address can affect the entire network. Before setting an
IP address, consult your system administrator.
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•
Subnet Mask
Use this to set the subnet mask address.
[aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd]
Use 0,128, 192, 224, 240, 248, 252, 254, or 255 for aaa, bbb, ccc, and ddd.
Gateway Address
Use this to set the gateway address.
[aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd]
Set aaa, bbb, ccc, and ddd between 0 and 255.
You cannot use the following:
224.xxx.xxx.xxx or 255.xxx.xxx.xxx
127.xxx.xxx.xxx
IPX Frame Type
Set a frame type when you use the printer in an IPX/SPX (NetWare) environment.
•
•
•
•
•
Auto (default)
Sets the frame type automatically.
802.3
Set this to use IEEE 802.3 frame type.
802.2
Set this to use IEEE 802.3/802.2 frame types.
SNAP
Set this to use IEEE 802.3/802.2/SNAP frame types.
Ethernet-II
Set this to use Ethernet-II frame type.
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Protocol
Set ‘Enabled’ or ‘Disabled’ for each item activate or deactivate them.
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•
•
•
•
•
•
LPD (default: Enabled)
When using TCP/IP, set LDP to ‘Enabled’ to print with LPD (LPR) or to ‘Disabled’
if you do not want to use this feature.
Port 9100 (default: Enabled)
When using TCP/IP, set Port 9100 to ‘Enabled’ to print with port 9100 (Raw Data
Socket) or to ‘Disabled’ if you do not want to use this feature.
IPP (default: Enabled)
When using TCP/IP, set IPP to ‘Enabled’ to print with IPP (Internet Printing
Protocol) or to ‘Disabled’ if you do not want to use this feature. Available with
Windows 2000/XP and Windows Me.
NetBIOS TCP/IP (default: Enabled)
When using NetBIOS (Windows network) with TCP/IP as the transport protocol,
set NetBIOS TCP/IP to ‘Enabled’ to print using NetBIOS or to ‘Disabled’ if you do
not want to use this feature.
NetBEUI (default: Enabled)
When using NetBIOS (Windows network) with NetBEUI as the transport
protocol, set NetBIOS NetBEUI to ‘Enabled’ to print using NetBIOS or to
‘Disabled’ if you do not want to use this feature.
NetWare (default: Enabled)
NetWare to ‘Enabled’ to print in a NetWare system or to ‘Disabled’ if you do not
want to use this feature.
AppleTalk (default: Enabled)
Set AppleTalk to ‘Enabled’ to print in an AppleTalk system or to ‘Disabled’ if you
do not want to use this feature.
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IP Filter
Use this to block the reception of data from certain locations.
To block a particular IP address, specify the IP address in ‘FilterX Address’ (X is a
number between 1 and 5) and the subnet mask in ‘FilterX Mask’ as numbers
between 0 and 255. For the set address, select ‘OFF’ (default), ‘Reject’, or ‘Accept’
from ‘FilterX Mode’.
You can filter up to 5 addresses. Filter1 takes priority over the other filters. Therefore,
when setting filters for a number of addresses, assign the addresses in ascending
ranges from Filter1 to Filter5.
See
You can also set IP filter settings by connecting to the printer using a web
browser or by using the BRAdmin Professional software. For a detailed
examples of these settings, refer to the “Network Use's Guide” on the provided
CD-ROM.
For more information about Web Based Management, refer to 8.5 “Confirming
Printer Status from Your Computer”.
Init NVM
This resets the non-volatile memory of the network card (also known as a print
server).
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4
You cannot change this setting while the printer is processing print data.
•
YES
Resets the memory card's non-volatile memory. Resetting the NV memory
restores the items of the ‘5 Network’ menu to their defaults.
Look
You must restart the printer for this setting to take effect. After configuring items, be
sure to restart the printer.
5
•
NO
Does not reset the NV memory and returns to the menu.
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5.3.6 USB
Adobe Protocol
To set the Adobe Protocol choose one of the following:
•
•
•
•
TBCP (default)
RAW
Standard
BCP
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<For Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2 only>
If you use this printer with a USB interface cable, you will need to change the Adobe
Protocol setting to RAW. For details about how to change the Adobe Protocol
setting, see theDriver Installation Guide Macintosh for USB Users section.
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CHAPTER 6
DEALING WITH PROBLEMS
6.1
Troubleshooting
Read this chapter to learn how to fix printer problems.
<If it looks like you are unable to fix the problem>
Turn off the printer, disconnect the power cord from the AC outlet, and contact your
dealer or Brother authorized service representative for assistance.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment, as this may cause a fire or
an electric shock.
Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord from the AC outlet before performing
maintenance on the printer. Failure to turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord
may result in an electric shock.
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6.2
Power Problems
Symptom
No power
Possible Cause
Is the printer off?
Is the power cord loose or
disconnected?
Is the printer connected to a correctly
rated outlet?
The printer frequently
turns off
Is the power cord loose or
disconnected?
The printer is defective.
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Action
Press the [I] on the power switch to
turn on the printer.
See 3.2.1 “Turn On the Printer”
Turn off the printer and connect the
power cord properly. Turn on the
printer again.
Connect the printer to a power outlet
that you know works. Do not connect
any other equipment to the outlet. Do
not connect the printer to an auxiliary
power outlet on the rear of a
computer.
Turn off the printer and connect the
power cord correctly. Turn on the
printer again.
Turn off the printer immediately,
disconnect the power cord from the
outlet, and contact your dealer or
Brother authorized service
representative.
6.3
Printing Problems
6.3.1 Indicators are on, flashing, or off.
Symptom
Possible Cause
The Alarm lamp is on
Is there an error message on the
control panel display?
The Alarm lamp is
flashing
A problem that the user cannot rectify
has occurred.
The Print Ready lamp is
off
Is the control panel display on the
menu screen?
The Print Ready lamp is
not on or flashing after
executing the print
command
Is the parallel, USB, or Ethernet
interface cable loose or
disconnected?
Is the network expansion card loose?
Does the parallel, USB, or Ethernet
interface cable meet the required
printer specifications?
Is the computer configured correctly?
Is the printer IP address correct?
(When using TCP/IP.)
6-3
Action
Check the message and rectify the
error accordingly.
See 6.7 “What to Do When an Error
Message Appears”
Note the error code on the display,
turn off the printer immediately,
disconnect the power cord from the
outlet, and contact your dealer or
Brother authorized service
representative.
Press the Menu button on the control
panel to go back to the print screen.
See 5.1.3 “Buttons”
Turn off the printer and check the
interface cable. If necessary,
reconnect.
Turn off the printer and reinstall the
network expansion card into the
printer.
Use only the recommended parallel
or USB interface cables for the
printer.
10Base-T and 100Base-TX Ethernet
interface cables are compatible with
the printer. Use twisted pair cables
suitable for network connections. A
Category 5 100Base-TX is required.
Check the following settings on your
computer and reconfigure any that
are not correct.
• Make sure that the appropriate
printer driver for your operating
system is installed.
• Make sure that the port is set
correctly in the printer driver.
Consult your system administrator to
obtain a valid IP address. Use the
printer configuration list to confirm the
IP address.
Symptom
(Continued from previous
page)
The Print Ready lamp is
not on or flashing after
executing the print
command
Possible Cause
Is the printer properly configured for
use through a network? (When on a
network.)
The network has a problem. (When
on a network).
Is the printer off?
Printouts are not output
from the Printer even
though the Print Ready
lamp is on or flashing
There may be data remaining in the
printer.
6-4
Action
Print the printer configuration list to
check the network settings.
Correct any inappropriate settings.
See “Network User's Guide”
Check that the printer is on and
execute the print command from the
computer one more time.
If the problem persists, consult your
system administrator.
Press the [I] on the power switch to
turn on the printer.
See 3.2.1 “Turn On the Printer”
Cancel printing or force the remaining
data to be printed out.
See “Network User's Guide”
6.3.2 Cannot Print in Windows
Symptom
The printer does not print
Possible Cause
Does “Pause Printing” appear in the
printer window?
Is the printer off?
Cannot print with TCP/IP
Is the parallel, USB, or Ethernet
interface cable loose or
disconnected?
Is the printer IP address set
correctly? (When using TCP/IP.)
Is there a reception filter?
An error message
appears on the computer
screen
A printer error has occurred.
6-5
Action
When printing stops because of an
error, the printer sometimes switches
to the “Pause Printing” state. Follow
the procedure below to release the
printer from the “Pause Printing”
state.
1. On the Start menu, point to
Settings and click Printers.
2. Double-click the appropriate
printer.
3. In the printer window, click the
Printer menu.
4. On the Printer menu, if “Pause
Printing” is selected, click it to
release.
Press the [I] on the power switch to
turn on the printer.
See 3.2.1 “Turn On the Printer”
Turn off the printer and check the
interface cable. If necessary,
reconnect.
The IP address might be different.
Consult your system administrator
and set the correct IP address.
Use the printer configuration list to
confirm the current IP address.
Consult your system administrator to
find out if there is a reception filter
set.
Check the message and rectify the
error accordingly.
6.3.3 Cannot Print from a Macintosh
Computer
Symptom
The printer does not
appear in the Selector
window
Possible Cause
Is the printer off?
Is the USB or Ethernet interface
cable loose or disconnected?
Is the network expansion card loose
or disconnected?
Are the zone and printer names
correctly specified?
An error message
appears on the computer
screen
Are you using the appropriate Mac
OS?
The printer is defective.
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Action
Press the [I] on the power switch to
turn on the printer.
See 3.2.1 “Turn On the Printer”
Turn off the printer and check the
interface cable. If necessary,
reconnect.
Turn off the printer and reinstall the
network expansion card into the
printer.
The zone or printer names might be
incorrect. Ask your system
administrator for the correct settings.
Use the printer configuration list to
confirm the current printer settings.
See 8.4.1 “Confirming Printer
Configuration and Network Settings”
Print from a computer with an
operating system compatible with the
printer. This printer supports Mac OS
8.1 to Mac OS X.
Check the message and rectify the
error accordingly.
6.4
Print Quality Problems
6.4.1 Blank or Completely Black Pages are
Output
Symptom
Nothing is printed
Output sheets are
completely black
Possible Cause
Action
Two or more sheets may be feeding
at once.
Remove the paper stack from the
tray, fan it, and reinsert it.
The print head cartridge is old or
damaged.
Replace the print head cartridge.
See 8.2.2 “Replacing the Print Head
Cartridge”
The power supply is defective.
Contact your dealer or Brother
authorized service representative.
The print head cartridge is old or
damaged.
Replace the print head cartridge.
See 8.2.2 “Replacing the Print Head
Cartridge”
The power supply is defective.
Contact your dealer or Brother
authorized service representative.
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6.4.2 Faded or Dirty Printouts, White Areas
(drop-outs), Creases, Blurs
Symptom
Faded printouts
Possible Cause
Is the media suitable?
Is the paper damp?
The print head cartridge is old or
damaged.
Is the printer driver toner save
function active?
The power supply is defective.
Dirty spots are printed
Is the media suitable? Are you using
preprinted or inkjet paper?
The print head cartridge is old or
damaged.
Vertical black lines
The print head cartridge or transfer
roll cartridge is old or damaged.
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Action
Replace the media with a
recommend size and type, and
confirm that your printer driver
settings are correct.
See 4.1 “Suitable and Unsuitable
Paper Types”
Replace the paper.
See 4.2 “Loading Paper”
Replace the print head cartridge.
Reference
8.2.2 “Replacing the Print Head
Cartridge”
In the printer driver, deactivate the
toner save function on the “Graphics”
tab (Windows), or the “General”
dialog box (Macintosh).
See “Help”
Contact your dealer or Brother
authorized service representative.
Replace the media with a
recommend size and type, and
confirm that your printer driver
settings are correct.
See 4.1 “Suitable and Unsuitable
Paper Types”
Replace the print head cartridge.
See 8.2.2 “Replacing the Print Head
Cartridge”
Check the print head cartridge and
transfer roll cartridge and replace
them as necessary.
See 8.2.2 “Replacing the Print Head
Cartridge”
See 8.3.2 “Replacing the Transfer
Roll Cartridge”
Symptom
Possible Cause
Action
Recurring smudges
Dirt in the paper path.
The print head cartridge or transfer
roll cartridge is old or damaged.
Print several blank sheets.
Check the print head cartridge and
transfer roll cartridge and replace
them as necessary.
See 8.2.2 “Replacing the Print Head
Cartridge”
See 8.3.2 “Replacing the Transfer
Roll Cartridge”
Ink smears when rubbed.
Is the paper damp?
Replace the paper.
Reference
4.2 “Loading Paper”
Replace the media with a
recommend size and type, and
confirm that your printer driver
settings are correct.
See 4.1 “Suitable and Unsuitable
Paper Types”
Replace the paper.
See 4.2 “Loading Paper”
Is the media suitable?
Hair-like marks appear
around black halftone
printing
The paper was left unwrapped for a
long time (especially in a dry
environment).
Shadows appear around
areas of dense black
printing.
Is the media suitable?
Replace the media with a
recommend size and type, and
confirm that your printer driver
settings are correct.
See 4.1 “Suitable and Unsuitable
Paper Types”
The transfer roll cartridge is old or
damaged.
Replace the transfer roll cartridge.
See 8.3.2 “Replacing the Transfer
Roll Cartridge”
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Symptom
White spots appear in
areas of dense black
printing.
Possible Cause
Is the media suitable?
Is the media folded or creased?
The print head cartridge is old or
damaged.
Action
Replace the media with a
recommend size and type, and
confirm that your printer driver
settings are correct.
See 4.1 “Suitable and Unsuitable
Paper Types”
Replace the print head cartridge.
See 8.2.2 “Replacing the Print Head
Cartridge”
Color around the edge of
printing is incorrect.
Is the color registration correctly
adjusted?
Adjust the color registration.
See 1.1 “Adjusting Color
Registration”
Partial blanks
Is the paper damp?
Replace the paper.
See 4.2 “Loading Paper”
Is the media suitable?
Replace the media with a
recommend size and type, and
confirm that your printer driver
settings are correct.
See 4.1 “Suitable and Unsuitable
Paper Types”
Is the transfer roll cartridge properly
installed in the printer?
Make sure that the transfer roll
cartridge is properly installed.
See 8.3.2 “Replacing the Transfer
Roll Cartridge”
Is the print head cartridge properly
installed in the printer?
Make sure that the print head
cartridge is properly installed.
See 8.2.2 “Replacing the Print Head
Cartridge”
Check the print head cartridge and
transfer roll cartridge and replace
them as necessary.
See 8.2.2 “Replacing the Print Head
Cartridge”
See 8.3.2 “Replacing the Transfer
Roll Cartridge”
Vertical blanks
The print head cartridge or transfer
roll cartridge is old or damaged.
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Symptom
Creased paper
Possible Cause
Is the paper damp?
Is the media suitable?
Are you using warped paper?
Is the paper tray properly inserted
into the printer?
Is there paper or a foreign object
jammed in the printer?
Is the transfer roll cartridge properly
installed in the printer?
Slanted printing,
Incorrectly positioned
printing
Are the paper guides in the paper tray
set correctly?
Is the paper guide in the
multi-purpose tray set at the correct
mark?
Did you install the A5 spacer when
loading A5 paper into the paper tray?
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Action
Replace the paper.
See 4.2 “Loading Paper”
Replace the media with a
recommend size and type, and
confirm that your printer driver
settings are correct.
See 4.1 “Suitable and Unsuitable
Paper Types”
Push the paper tray completely back
into the printer.
Turn the power off and remove the
jammed paper or foreign object.
If you cannot remove the obstruction,
turn off the printer and contact your
dealer or Brother authorized service
representative. Do not attempt to
disassemble the printer.
Make sure that the transfer roll
cartridge is properly installed.
See 8.3.2 “Replacing the Transfer
Roll Cartridge”
In the paper tray, set the side and end
guides to their correct positions.
See 4.2.1 “Load Paper in the Paper
Tray”
See 4.2.2 “Load A5 Paper in the
Paper Tray/Changing the Paper Size
from A5”
Set the paper guide in the
multi-purpose tray at the correct
mark.
See 4.2.3 “Load Paper into the
Multi-purpose Tray”
Make sure that the A5 spacer is
properly installed next to the end
guide in the paper tray.
See 4.2.2 “Load A5 Paper in the
Paper Tray/Changing the Paper Size
from A5”
6.4.3 Unsatisfactory Printing
Symptom
Unsatisfactory
transparency sheets
Possible Cause
Is the transparency sheet suitable?
Is the media properly loaded into the
multi-purpose tray?
Is the printer driver configured to print
transparency sheets?
Unsatisfactory envelopes
Are the envelopes of a suitable type?
Is the media properly loaded into the
multi-purpose tray?
Is the printer driver configured to print
envelopes?
Unsatisfactory printing
Is the printer driver toner save or
low-resolution functions active?
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Action
Use transparency sheets suitable for
use with this printer.
Make sure that the transparency
sheets are properly loaded into the
multi-purpose tray.
See 3.7.3 “Printing on Transparency
Sheets”
Set the printer driver for transparency
sheets on the “Paper/Output” tab (in
Windows) or the “page Setup” dialog
box (with Macintosh).
See 3.7.3 “3 “Printing on
Transparency Sheets”
Use envelopes suitable for use with
this printer.
See 4.1 “Suitable and Unsuitable
Paper Types”
Make sure the envelopes are properly
loaded into the multi purpose tray.
See 3.7.1 “Printing on Envelopes”
Set the printer driver for envelopes in
the “Paper/Output” tab (in Windows)
or the “Page Setup” dialog box (with
Macintosh).
See 3.7.1 “Printing on Envelopes”
Change the printer driver settings on
the “Graphics” tab (in Windows) or
the “General” dialog box (with
Macintosh).
See “Help”
6.5
Paper Feed Problems
Symptom
Paper does not feed,
Paper jams, Several
sheets feed at once,
Paper does not feed
straight
Possible Cause
Is the media properly loaded?
If using special paper, is the media
properly loaded into the
multi-purpose tray?
Is the paper is damp?
Is the media suitable?
Is the paper tray properly inserted
into the printer?
Is there paper jammed in the printer?
Is the printer level?
Is the printer driver paper feed
method correctly set?
Are the paper guides of the paper
tray set correctly?
Is the paper guide in the
multi-purpose tray set at the correct
mark?
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Action
Make sure that the media is properly
loaded.
When using media such as
transparency sheets, label sheets, or
envelopes, fan the stack before
loading so that there is air between
the sheets.
See 4.2 “Loading Paper”
Replace the paper.
See 4.2 “Loading Paper”
Replace the media with a size and
type of media suitable for use with
this printer.
See 4.1 “Suitable and Unsuitable
Paper Types”
Push the paper tray completely back
into the printer.
Remove the jammed paper.
Also, thoroughly inspect the inside of
the printer and remove any tape or
adhesive found along the paper path.
See Chapter 7 “Paper Jams”
Reposition the printer on a flat, stable
surface.
See “Safety Precautions”
Make sure that the printer driver
paper feed method is correctly set.
Also, when an optional tray module is
present, you must reconfigure the
printer to use the module as tray 2 or
3.
See “Help”
In the paper tray, set the side and end
guides in the correct positions.
See 4.2.1 “Load Paper in the Paper
Tray”
See 4.2.2 “Load A5 Paper in the
Paper Tray/Changing the Paper Size
from A5”
Set the paper guide in the
multi-purpose tray at the correct
mark.
See 4.2.3 “Load Paper into the
Multi-purpose Tray”
Symptom
Possible Cause
(Continued from previous
page)
Paper does not feed,
Paper jams, Several
sheets feed at once,
Paper does not feed
straight
Did you install the A5 spacer when
loading A5 paper into the paper tray?
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Action
Make sure that the A5 spacer is
properly installed next to the end
guide in the paper tray.
See 4.2.2 “Load A5 Paper in the
Paper Tray/Changing the Paper Size
from A5”
6.6
Others Problems
6.6.1 Network Problems
Symptom
The IP address changes
when turning on the
printer
Cannot use a web
browser to manage the
printer.
Possible Cause
Is the printer set to acquire an IP
address through a DHCP server?
Is the printer off?
Is the Ethernet cable loose or
disconnected?
Is the printer's Internet address
correct?
Is the printer's IP address correct?
Are you using a proxy server?
Is the port number correct?
6-15
Action
Set the IP address acquisition
method to “Panel”. See 1.2.1 “Setting
an IP Address”.
Press the [I] on the power switch to
turn on the printer.
See 3.2.1 “Turn On the Printer”
Turn off the printer and check the
Ethernet cable. If necessary,
reconnect.
Confirm that the printer Internet
address is correct. If the problem
persists, use an IP address to
connect to the printer instead.
The IP address might be set
incorrectly. Ask your system
administrator for the correct settings.
Use the printer configuration list to
confirm the current IP address.
Certain proxy servers block access to
the printer.
Configure your Web browser so that it
does not use the proxy server or set
the address you want to access so
that it does not go through the proxy
server.
The default port number is “80”.
Specify the correct port number.
6.6.2 Other Problems
Symptom
Possible Cause
Action
Cannot print in color
Is the printer driver set to Black/White
printing?
Paper does not feed from
the specified tray
Are the application settings overriding
the printer driver settings?
Printing is slow
Is the printer driver color mode set to
color printing even when you are
printing in monochrome?
Change the printer driver settings in
the “Paper/Output” or “Graphics” tab
(Windows), or the “General” dialog
box (Macintosh).
See “Help”
Set the paper tray in the application
to the same paper tray set in the
printer driver.
Change the printer driver settings in
the “Paper/Output” or “Graphics” tab
(Windows), or the “General” dialog
box (Macintosh).
See “Help”
When the printer is in energy save
mode, it takes longer than normal to
begin printing if it receives a print
request. On the control panel, set a
longer energy save mode timeout.
See 5.3 “List of Menu Items”
Reposition the printer on a flat, stable
surface.
See “Safety Precautions”
Push the paper tray completely back
into the printer.
Turn off the printer and remove the
jammed paper or foreign object.
When you cannot remove the
obstruction, turn off the printer and
contact your dealer or Brother
authorized service representative. Do
not attempt to disassemble the
printer.
On the control panel, set the energy
save mode timeout to one hour or
more and leave the printer on.
After leaving the printer for an hour to
allow condensation to dissipate, you
can use the printer normally.
See 5.3 “List of Menu Items”
Is the energy save mode timeout too
short?
Unusual noises are
coming from the printer
Is the printer level?
Is the paper tray properly inserted
into the printer?
Is there paper or a foreign object
jammed in the printer?
There is condensation in
the printer
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6.7
What to Do When an Error
Message Appears
This section describes error messages and their meanings, as well as what to do
when they appear.
When an error message is displayed, find the corresponding message in the table
below and follow the procedure herein.
✏ Note
When the message is too long to fit on the display, the screen changes every 3
seconds, displaying the message in segments.
Message
xxx-xxx Turn OFF
the Power
Meaning and Action
The printer is not functioning correctly.
Action:
Turn off the printer and turn it on again. When the same
message reappears after taking this action, write the error code
displayed, turn off the printer, and contact your dealer or Brother
authorized service representative.
“xxx-xxx” indicates numeric characters.
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Message
Replace Yellow
Toner (Y)
Reinsert Yellow
Toner (Y)
CTD Sensor
Need Maintenance
Clean Up
CTD Sensor
Regi Jam
Open A-Cover
Fuser Jam
Open A/B-Cover
Duplex Jam
Open B-Cover
Feed Jam
Check Tray
Print Head Cart
ID Error
Meaning and Action
The yellow toner cartridge is empty.
Action:
Replace the yellow toner cartridge.
See 8.1.2 “Replacing the Toner Cartridges”
There is no yellow toner cartridge inserted in the printer or the
cartridge is improperly set.
Action:
Grip the levers at each end of the yellow toner cartridge with
your fingers, then push down firmly to rotate the levers forward to
install the cartridge.
See 8.1.2 “Replacing the Toner Cartridges”
It is time to check the density sensor.
Action:
Remove the transfer roll cartridge and check the cleanliness of
the density sensor.
See 6.10 “Cleaning the Density Sensor”
The density sensor is dirty.
Action:
Remove the transfer roll cartridge and clean the density sensor.
See 6.10 “Cleaning the Density Sensor”
There is paper jammed in the printer.
Action:
Press button A, open the front cover and remove the jammed
media.
Make sure that there is no paper jammed in the paper trays.
See Chapter 7 “Paper Jams”
There is paper jammed in the printer.
Action:
Press button A or B, open the front cover and remove the
jammed media. Make sure there is no paper jammed in the
paper trays.
See 7.4 “Paper Jams Between the Print Head Cartridge and
Fuser Cartridge”
There is paper jammed in the paper rotator used for duplex
printing.
Action:
Press button B, open the front cover and remove the jammed
media.
See 7.5 “Paper Jams in the Paper Rotator”
There is paper jammed in the multi-purpose tray, the paper tray,
or the optional tray module (2 shelves) if installed.
Action:
Pull out the tray and remove the jammed media.
See 7.2 “Paper Jams in Multi-purpose Tray”
See 7.3 “Paper Jams in the Paper Tray”
See 7.6 “Paper Jams in the Tray Module (2 Shelves)”
The print head cartridge is defective.
Action:
Replace the print head cartridge.
See 8.2.2 “Replacing the Print Head Cartridge”
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Message
Replace Cyan
Toner (C)
Reinsert Cyan
Toner (C)
Sys data cleared
Press Set
No Paper in
All Tray
Push in
All Tray
Disk Full
Please Press Set
Check Paper
in MP Tray
Replace
Transfer Roll
Meaning and Action
The cyan toner cartridge is empty.
Action:
Replace the cyan toner cartridge.
See 8.1.2 “Replacing the Toner Cartridges”
There is no cyan toner cartridge inserted in the printer or the
cartridge is improperly set.
Action:
Grip the levers at each end of the cyan toner cartridge with your
fingers, then push down firmly to rotate the levers forward to
install the cartridge.
See 8.1.2 “Replacing the Toner Cartridges”
All system settings stored in the NV memory were deleted.
Action:
Follow the procedure below to reset the NV memory.
1 Press the <Form Feed/Set> button.
The printer settings may be deleted when you reset the NV
memory. Print the printer configuration list and the panel settings
list to confirm settings.
See 8.4.1 “Confirming Printer Configuration and Network
Settings”
See 5.3 “List of Menu Items”
There is no paper in any of the paper trays.
Action:
Load paper into the trays.
See 4.2.1 “Load Paper in the Paper Tray”
One of the trays is not properly inserted.
Action:
Push the all paper trays completely back into the printer.
The hard disk became full during electronic sorting and data
writing was halted.
Action:
Press the <Form Feed/Set> button.
It deletes print jobs from the printer. Print with one of the
following methods:
• Print fewer pages at a time.
• Deactivate the printer driver hard disk setting.
See 3.6 “Changing the Configuration for Options”
Paper is not properly loaded in the multi-purpose tray or is
different from that specified on the computer.
Action:
Make sure the paper is properly loaded into the multi-purpose
tray. If the computer settings are incorrect, cancel printing.
Check the following settings on your computer, reconfigure any
that are incorrect, and reprint.
• Is the correct paper tray specified?
• Is the correct paper size specified?
See 4.2.3 “Load Paper into the Multi-purpose Tray”
See 3.5.2 “Cancel Printing at the Control Panel”
The transfer roll cartridge needs to be replaced.
Action:
Replace the transfer roll cartridge.
See 8.3.2 “Replacing the Transfer Roll Cartridge”
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Message
Reinsert
Transfer Roll
Replace Print
Head Cartridge
Set Print Head
Cartridge
Fuser Cartridge
Need Replacement
No Paper in
Tray1
Load xxxx
in N
Check Paper
in N
Meaning and Action
The transfer roll cartridge is not inserted in the printer or the
cartridge is set improperly.
Action:
Push the transfer roll cartridge all the way into the printer.
See 8.3.2 “Replacing the Transfer Roll Cartridge”
The print head cartridge needs to be replaced.
Action:
Replace the print head cartridge.
See 8.2.2 “Replacing the Print Head Cartridge”
The print head cartridge is not inserted in the printer or the
cartridge is set improperly.
Action:
Push the print head cartridge all the way into the printer.
See 8.2.2 “Replacing the Print Head Cartridge”
The Fuser Cartridge needs to be replaced.
Action:
Call your dealer or Brother Customer Service for a replacement
Fuser cartridge.
There is no paper in tray 1.
Action:
Load paper into paper tray 1.
See 4.2.1 “Load Paper in the Paper Tray”
Paper size xxxx is not loaded in tray N or is different from that
specified on the computer.
Action:
Load paper xxxx into tray N. If the computer settings are
incorrect, cancel printing.
Check the following settings on your computer, reconfigure any
that are incorrect, and reprint.
• Is the correct paper tray specified?
• Is the correct paper size specified?
See 4.2.1 “Load Paper in the Paper Tray”
See 3.5.2 “Cancel Printing at the Control Panel”
Paper is not properly loaded in tray N or is different from that
specified on the computer.
Action:
Pull out tray N and check the paper. If the computer settings are
incorrect, cancel printing.
Check the following settings on your computer, reconfigure any
that are incorrect, and reprint.
See 4.2.1 “Load Paper in the Paper Tray”
See 3.5.2 “Cancel Printing at the Control Panel”
“N” is a paper tray.
“xxxx” represents the paper size and orientation.
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Message
Push in
the Tray
Empty
Exit Tray
Replace Black
Toner (K)
Reinsert Black
Toner (K)
Operation Error
Please Press Set
Operation Denied
While Printing
ServCallJ1
Close
Front Cover
Replace Magenta
Toner (M)
Reinsert Magenta
Toner (M)
Out of Memory
Please Press Set
Meaning and Action
None of the trays are properly inserted.
Action:
Push the all paper trays completely back into the printer.
The face down tray is full.
Action:
Remove the paper from the face down tray.
The black toner cartridge is empty.
Action:
Replace the black toner cartridge.
See 8.1.2 “Replacing the Toner Cartridges”
There is no black toner cartridge inserted in the printer or the
cartridge is improperly set.
Action:
Grip the levers at each end of the black toner cartridge with your
fingers, then push down firmly to rotate the levers forward to
install the cartridge.
See 8.1.2 “Replacing the Toner Cartridges”
The request from the computer could not be printed.
Action:
Press the <Form Feed/Set> button and cancel printing. Check
the printer driver settings and reprint.
An illegal operation was performed on the control panel during
printing.
Wait until printing finishes.
This is a warning message. Contact your dealer or Brother
authorized service representative.
The front cover is open.
Action:
Make sure that the front cover is properly closed.
The magenta toner cartridge is empty.
Action:
Replace the magenta toner cartridge.
See 8.1.2 “Replacing the Toner Cartridges”
There is no magenta toner cartridge inserted in the printer or the
cartridge is improperly set.
See 8.1.2 “Replacing the Toner Cartridges”
There is not enough memory available for the printer to function
normally.
Action:
Press the <Form Feed/Set> button and cancel printing. Install a
memory expansion card and reprint.
See Appendix A.5 “Adding the Expansion Memory”.
If you are unable to install a memory expansion card, print after
configuring the printer driver as follows:
• Turn off the Duplex Printing and Multiple Page setting.
• Change the setting in ‘Document Types’ to ‘Normal’ in the
“Graphics” tab (Windows), or the “General” dialog box
(Macintosh). Note that this lowers image quality.
See “Help”
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6.8
The Alarm Indicator is On or
Flashing
The red alarm indicator on the control panel indicates that there is a problem with
the printer. Refer to the sections below.
Ready
Alarm
6.8.1 The Alarm Lamp is On
When the alarm lamp is on, it indicates a paper jam or other problem that you can
rectify yourself. Rectify the problem according to the message displayed on the
control panel.
See
For detailed information about the meaning of error messages, refer to 6.7 “What to
Do When an Error Message Appears”, and correct the error as instructed.
6.8.2 The Alarm Lamp is Flashing
When the alarm lamp is flashing, it indicates a problem that you cannot rectify
yourself. Write down the message and error code displayed, turn off the printer and
contact your dealer or Brother authorized service representative.
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6.9
Forcing the Printer to Print
Remaining Data
(When Printing is Halted)
If the printer stops receiving data half way through print job, the printer will wait for a
pre-determined time, during this wait, the control panel will display “Data Wait”. If
you wish to, you can force the printer to print the data that it has already received.
Refer to the following steps for more information.
See
The default job timeout is 30 seconds. You can set the job timeout between 5 and
300 seconds on the control panel. For details about the job timeout function, refer to
5.3 “List of Menu Items”.
Follow the procedure below. Use the following control panel buttons.
See
For details about control panel operations, refer to 5.2 “Basic Menu Operation”.
(The printer is processing)
1.
Press the <Form Feed/Set> button once. The remaining data in the printer is printed
out.
2.
When processing is finished, the print screen reappears.
(The print screen. The printer is ready to print.)
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6.10 Cleaning the Density Sensor
When the printer's density sensor is dirty, follow the procedure below to clean it.
1.
On the printer's right side, press the
side of the power switch marked [O] to
turn off the printer.
2.
Push up button “A” (1) and fully open
the front cover (2).
3.
Grip the orange tabs at both ends of
the transfer roll and gently lift it out of
the printer.
Look
Lift the roll carefully to prevent waste
toner from spilling out.
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4.
Gently wipe the density sensor window
with a clean dry cloth or cotton swab.
Look
Do not allow anything hard to come in
contact with the density sensor window.
Do not use excessive force to clean the
window.
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5.
Replace the transfer roll cartridge. Grip
the orange U-shaped tabs as shown.
6.
Insert the pins at both ends of the
transfer roll cartridge into the bearings
inside the printer.
7.
To lock the transfer roll cartridge into
the printer, push down on the tabs until
you hear a click.
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8.
Close the front cover.
9.
On the printer's right side, press the
side of the power switch marked [I] to
turn on the printer.
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CHAPTER 7
PAPER JAMS
7.1
Clearing Paper Jams
If a paper jam occurs, printing stops and an error message appears on the control
panel informing you of the location of the paper jam.
To clear the paper jam, read the error message, refer to the appropriate section
below, and follow the procedure.
Duplex Jam
Open B-Cover
See 7.5 “Paper Jams in
the Paper Rotator”
Feed Jam
Check Tray
Regi. Jam
Open A-Cover
See 7.2 “Paper Jams in
Multi-purpose Tray”
Fuser Jam
Open A/B Cover
Feed Jam
Check Tray
See 7.4 “Paper Jams
Between the Print Head
Cartridge and Fuser
Cartridge”
See 7.3 “Paper Jams in the
Paper Tray”
Look
Attempting to print while there is paper jammed in the printer may damage the
printer. Remove jammed paper immediately.
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✏ Note
If a paper jam occurs, the open cover lamps on the printer light according to the
location of the jam. Press button A or B, open the front cover, and remove the
jammed paper.
The illustration above shows the printer with the optional 2 Tray Module installed.
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•
•
When removing paper jams, make sure that no pieces of paper are left inside the
printer, as this can cause a fire. If the paper is wrapped around the fuser or roller, or you
cannot see the jam you are trying to clear, do not attempt to remove the paper by
yourself, as this may cause injuries or burns. Turn off the printer immediately and
contact your dealer or Brother authorized service representative.
Never touch an area indicated by a high-temperature warning label (on or near the
fuser unit). Touching these areas may result in burns.
Look
If smoke comes out of the printer when a paper jam occurs, do not open the
printer covers. Turn off the printer, remove the power cord from the AC outlet,
and contact your dealer or Brother authorized service representative for
assistance.
Remove jammed paper slowly and carefully to avoid tearing it.
✏ Note
Paper jams can be caused by incorrect printer installation, or using unsuitable or
low-quality paper. For details about the types of paper suitable for printing, refer to
4.1 “Suitable and Unsuitable Paper Types”.
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7.2
Paper Jams in the Multi-purpose
Tray
Follow the procedure below to remove the jammed paper.
1.
Pull the jammed paper out of the
multi-purpose tray.
2.
Push up button ‘A’ (1) and fully open
the front cover (2). Confirm that there
are no scraps of paper remaining
inside the printer.
3.
Close the front cover.
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7.3
Paper Jams in the Paper Tray
If the Optional 2 Tray Module is not installed, follow the procedure below to remove
paper jammed in the paper tray.
If the Optional 2 Tray Module is installed, look for the jammed paper sequentially,
starting with the lowest tray. Follow the procedure described in 7.6 “Paper Jams in
the 2 Tray Module”.
1.
Slowly, completely remove the paper
tray from the printer.
2.
Remove all the jammed and/or creased
paper from the tray.
3.
If there is jammed paper remaining
inside the printer, pull it out carefully to
avoid tearing it.
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4.
Push up button ‘A’ (1) and fully open
the front cover (2). Confirm that there
are no scraps of paper remaining
inside the printer.
5.
Close the front cover.
6.
Hold the paper tray with both hands,
align it with the opening in the printer
and gently insert it.
7.
Push the paper tray completely back
into the printer.
Look
Do use excessive force on the paper
tray. Doing so could damage the paper
tray or the inside of the printer.
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7.4
Paper Jams Between the Print
Head Cartridge and the Fuser
Cartridge
This section describes the procedures to remove paper jammed around the print
head cartridge and in the fuser. Select the appropriate procedure according to the
location of the jammed paper.
Paper jams around the print head cartridge:
Follow the procedure below to remove the jammed paper.
1.
Push up button ‘A’ (1) and fully open
the front cover (2).
2.
If there is paper jammed around the
print head cartridge (Illustration A),
continue following this procedure.
If there is paper jammed around the
fuser cartridge (Illustration B), follow
the procedure for “Paper jams around
the fuser cartridge” on the next page.
1. Fuser Cartridge
2. Print Head Cartridge
3. Paper
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<Illustration A>
1. Fuser Cartridge
2. Paper
3. Print Head Cartridge
<Illustration B>
3.
Open the fuser cartridge levers and
remove the jammed paper.
If the paper is torn, remove any scraps
of paper remaining inside the printer.
4.
Be sure to close the fuser cartridge
levers after removing the jammed
paper.
5.
Close the front cover.
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Paper jams around the fuser cartridge:
Follow the procedure below to remove the jammed paper.
1.
Push up button ‘B’ (1) and fully open
the front cover (2).
2.
Open the levers at the ends of the
fuser cartridge and remove the
jammed paper.
If the paper is torn, remove any scraps
of paper remaining inside the printer.
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During operation, the fuser unit
(heater) becomes very hot. To prevent
burns, do not touch it with your bare
hands.
2
3.
Be sure to close the levers at the ends
of the fuser cartridge after removing
the jammed paper.
4.
Close the front cover.
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Paper longer than 355.6 mm (14 in.) jams
If paper longer than 355.6 mm (14 in.) jams in the printer, cut the paper as
necessary and remove the paper from the location where it is jammed using the
appropriate procedure. If the front cover is difficult to open, do not force it. Turn off
the printer immediately and contact your dealer or Brother authorized service
representative.
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7.5
Paper Jams in the Paper Rotator
Follow the procedure below to remove the jammed paper.
1.
Push up button ‘B’ (1) and fully open
the front cover (2).
2.
Remove the jammed paper.
If the paper is torn, remove any scraps
of paper remaining inside the printer.
3.
Close the front cover.
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7.6
Paper Jams in the 2 Tray Module
Follow the procedure below to remove the jammed paper.
1.
Starting with the bottom tray, pull out
each tray until you find the jammed
paper.
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Paper in the tray module feeds to the
printer from the front of the trays,
therefore paper jammed in the lower
tray can block the upper tray of the
module or the paper tray in the printer,
preventing you from opening them.
Look for the jammed paper
sequentially, starting with the lowest
tray.
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2.
Remove all the jammed and/or
creased paper from the tray.
3.
If there is jammed paper inside the
printer, pull it out carefully to avoid
tearing it.
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4.
Push up button ‘A’ (1) and fully open
the front cover (2). Confirm that there
are no scraps of paper remaining
inside the printer.
5.
Close the front cover.
6.
Close all open paper trays.
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CHAPTER 8
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE AND
CONSUMABLE REPLACEMENT
8.1
Replacing the Toner Cartridges
The printer uses four toner cartridges: black, yellow magenta, and cyan. When the
toner supply in a cartridge begins to run out, the message ‘Replace xxxx Toner (x)’
message appears on the operation panel (xxxx is the toner cartridge color).
Replace toner cartridge(s) as soon as the message prompting you to do so
appears. The printer will stop operating if you do not replace the toner cartridge
when required.
See
Toner cartridges are consumables. For more information about consumables, refer
to Appendix A “Introduction to Options and Consumables”.
For details about when to change consumables, refer to Appendix D “Life Span of
Consumables”.
8.1.1 Toner Cartridge Handling Precautions
Never throw a used toner cartridge into an fire. It can explode, causing injuries.
Handling Precautions
•
•
•
•
•
•
Never use a vacuum cleaner to clean toner. Static electricity could build up and
damage sensors.
Do not reuse toner cartridges once you have removed them from the printer.
Loose toner could spill inside the printer and deteriorate print quality.
To prevent residual toner form spilling, avoid shaking or bumping used toner
cartridges.
After moving a toner cartridge from a cold place to a warm place, allow 1 hour
for the cartridge to adapt to room temperature before installing it. (This is not
necessary if there is no condensation.)
Toner should be still be washed off immediately if it gets on your hands or
clothing.
Only use toner cartridges recommended by Brother. Using toner cartridges that
are not recommended may result in lower print quality and unsatisfactory printer
performance.
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Storage Precautions
•
•
•
•
Store cartridges away from direct sunlight under the following conditions:
Ambient temperature range, 0 to 35°C. Humidity range 15 to 80% RH (no
condensation). Avoid hot and humid areas.
Avoid storing near magnetic objects such as CRT screens, disk drives, or floppy
disks.
Keep out of reach of children.
8.1.2 Replacing the Toner Cartridges
Follow the procedure below to replace toner cartridges.
1.
Remove the top cover and place it on a
flat surface.
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2.
Grip the levers at the ends of the toner
cartridge that you want to replace and
pull them up.
3.
Pull out the toner cartridge.
✏ Note
Put the toner cartridge onto a piece
of paper to prevent the toner from
staining the floor or furniture.
To prevent residual toner form
spilling, avoid shaking or bumping
used toner cartridges.
4.
Select the new toner cartridge that is
being replaced, and remove it from it's
packaging.
5.
Shake the toner cartridge 7 or 8 times
as illustrated to distribute toner evenly.
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6.
Align the toner cartridge with the
corresponding insertion point in the
printer and insert it as illustrated.
1. Toner seal
7.
Grip the levers at each end of the toner
cartridge with your fingers, then push
down firmly to rotate the levers forward
to the ( ) position.
8.
Pull the toner seal straight up to
remove it.
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Pull the toner seal straight up. Pulling
the toner seal diagonally may tear the
seal.
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9.
Replace the top cover.
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8.2
Replacing the Print Head
Cartridge
This print head cartridge consists of the light-sensitive print head, the developer and
the transfer roll.
When the print head deteriorates, ‘Replace Print Head Cartridge’ message appears
on the operation panel.
Replace the print head cartridge as soon as the message prompting you to do so
appears.
See
The print head cartridge is a consumable. For more information about consumables,
refer to A.1 “Introduction to Options and Consumables”.
For details about when to change consumables, refer to A.4 “Life Span of
Consumables”.
8.2.1 Print Head Cartridge Handling
Precautions
Never throw a print head cartridge into an flame. It can explode, causing injuries.
Handling Precautions
•
•
Make sure that nothing touches or scratches the light-sensitive print head
surface (blue colored part) or transfer roll (black colored part). Scratches, dirt, or
oil from your hands onto the print head or transfer roll will deteriorate print
quality.
Do not expose the print head cartridge to direct sunlight and avoid exposing the
print head cartridge to fluorescent indoor light, as this may result in dropouts or
dirty printing.
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•
•
•
•
•
When replacing the print head cartridge, work on a desk or other flat surface to
avoid scratching the light-sensitive print head and transfer roll.
Avoid removing the print head cartridge from the printer before it is time to
replace it. Removing and replacing the print head cartridge can cause dirt to
stick to the cartridge and deteriorate print quality.
Avoid tilting or shaking the print head cartridge when removing it, as toner may
spill inside the printer and cause damage.
To ensure good print quality, keep the print head cartridge level when handling it.
Only use print head cartridges recommended by Brother. Using a print head
cartridge that is not recommended may result in lower print quality and
unsatisfactory printer performance.
Storage Precautions
•
•
•
•
•
•
Do not unpack new print head cartridges until you are ready to install them. If a
print head cartridge is unpacked, put it in its aluminum package for storage.
Store print head cartridges away from direct sunlight under the following
conditions:
Ambient temperature range, 0 to 35°C. Humidity range 15 to 80% RH (no
condensation). Avoid hot and humid areas.
Avoid storing near magnetic objects such as CRT screens, disk drives, or floppy
disks.
Keep out of reach of children.
Store in a level position.
8.2.2 Replacing the Print Head Cartridge
Follow the procedure below to replace the print head cartridge.
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1.
Push up button ‘A’ (1) and fully open
the front cover (2).
2.
Push the button as shown and open
the paper outlet cover.
3.
Grip the handle on top of the print
head cartridge and gently lift it out of
the printer.
Look
Hold the print head cartridge by its
handle to prevent it from falling.
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4.
Open the top of the new print head
cartridge box and pull of the top part of
the aluminum package.
✏ Note
Remove the sheet by working inward
from the two notches.
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5.
Grip the handle on top of the print
head cartridge and gently lift it. Place
the cartridge onto a flat surface.
Look
Lift the print head cartridge by the
handle. Do not allow the cartridge to
touch anything when removing it from
the box.
2
6.
Remove the polystyrene packing and
open the top of the aluminum package
from the left and right.
7.
Take the new print head cartridge out
of its package and pull hand on each
of the 4 seals to remove them. Pull the
seals straight out.
✏ Note
Keep the print head cartridge
polystyrene packing, aluminum
package, and box in case you need to
transport the printer over long
distances in the future.
8.
Remove the tape from the top of the
cartridge (1), hold the protective cover
on both sides and remove it from the
print head cartridge (2).
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9.
Grip the handle on top of the print
head cartridge and face the flat part
towards the back of the printer.
1. Flat part facing to the rear
10.
With the flat part of the cartridge facing
the rear, align the orange rollers on
both sides of the print head cartridge
with the slots in front of the arrows on
the printer, and gently lower the
cartridge into the printer.
1. Protective sheet
2. Orange rollers
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Lowering the cartridge into the
printer without correctly aligning the
roll with the slots can damage the
cartridge.
Do not allow the surface covered
with a protective sheet to come into
contact with anything.
11.
Pull the protective sheet on the
cartridge straight up to remove it, as
illustrated.
1. Do not touch the transfer roll
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Do not touch the transfer roll (black
part). Make sure that nothing touches
or scratches the roll surface.
Scratches, dirt or oil from your hands
onto the roll deteriorates print quality.
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12.
Close the paper outlet cover.
13.
Close the front cover.
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8.3
Replacing the Transfer Roll
Cartridge
The transfer roll cartridge consists of a transfer roll and a waste toner collection box.
When the transfer roll cartridge deteriorates, ‘Replace Transfer Roll’ message
appears on the operation panel. Replace the transfer roll cartridge as soon as the
message prompting you to do so appears. The printer will stop operating if you do
not replace the cartridge when required.
Replace
Transfer Roll
See
The transfer roll cartridge is a consumable. For more information about
consumables, refer to A.1 “Introduction to Options and Consumables”.
For details about when to change consumables, refer to A.4 “Life Span of
Consumables”.
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8.3.1 Transfer Roll Cartridge Handling
Precautions
Never throw a used transfer roll cartridge into fire. It can cause an explosion and injuries.
Handling Precautions
•
•
•
•
•
Replace the transfer roll cartridge as soon as the message prompting you to do
so appears.
The printer stops operating if you do not replace the cartridge when required.
Do not attempt to reuse toner from the waste toner collection box.
When you remove the transfer roll cartridge from the printer because the waste
toner collection box is full, do not attempt to empty the waste toner box and
reuse the cartridge, as toner may spill inside the printer and cause damage.
Avoid removing the transfer roll cartridge from the printer before it is time to
replace it. Toner may spill inside the printer, causing damage.
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8.3.2 Replacing the Transfer Roll Cartridge
Follow the procedure below to replace the transfer roll cartridge.
1.
Push up button ‘A’ (1) and fully open
the front cover (2).
2.
Grip the orange tabs at both ends of
the transfer roll (1) and gently lift it out
of the printer (2).
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Lift the transfer roll carefully to prevent
waste toner from spilling out.
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3.
Unpack a new transfer roll cartridge
and grip the orange tabs as shown.
4.
Insert the pins at both ends of the
transfer roll cartridge into the bearings
inside the printer, and gently push the
roll into the printer.
5.
To lock the transfer roll cartridge into
the printer, push down on the tabs until
you hear a click.
6.
Close the front cover.
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8.4
Printing Reports and Lists
Use the operation panel to print the following reports and lists.
•
Printer Configuration List
Use this to confirm options installed in the printer and to check the network
settings on the printer.
✏ Note
8.4.1 “Confirming Printer Configuration and Network Settings”.
•
•
•
Panel Settings List
Use this check the parameters set with the control panel.
PCL6 Font List
Use this to find out which fonts are loaded into the printer.
Print Log
This is a report of the last 22 print jobs received by the printer. Use it to check
whether the jobs were printed normally or not.
✏ Note
8.4.2 “Checking the Print Log”
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8.4.1 Confirming Printer Configuration and
Network Settings
Printing the printer configuration list allows you to check what options are installed
on the printer and printer network settings.
This section describes how to print the printer configuration list.
✏ Note
For details about control panel operations, refer to 5.2 “Basic Menu Operation”.
Ready to Print
↓
(The print screen. The printer is ready to print.)
1. Press the <Menu> button. The menu screen appears.
Menu
1:System
↓
(The Menu screen)
2. Press the <
> button 3 times.
Menu
4:Report/List
↓
3. Press the <Form Feed/Set> or <
> button once.
4:Report/List
Printer Settings
↓
4. Press the <Form Feed/Set> button once.
Printer Settings
Ready to Print
↓
5. Press the <Form Feed/Set> button once.
Printer Settings
Printing Tray1
When printing is finished, the print screen reappears.
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8.4.2 Checking the Print Log
Use the control panel to print the print log. The print log is a report of the last 22
print jobs received by the printer. Use it to check whether the jobs were printed
normally or not.
✏ Note
When ‘Auto Log Print’ in the ‘1 System’ menu is set to ‘ON’, the print log is printed
automatically every 22 print jobs (Default: ‘OFF’). For more details, refer to 5.3 “List
of Menu Items”.
This section describes how to print the print log.
See
For details about control panel operations, refer to 5.2 “Basic Menu Operation”.
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The print log is printed on A4 paper. Set the A4 paper lengthwise into the paper tray.
Ready to Print
↓
(The print screen. The printer is ready to print.)
1. Press the <Menu> button. The menu screen appears.
Menu
1:System
↓
(The Menu screen)
2. Press the <
> button 3 times.
Menu
4:Report/List
↓
3. Press the <Form Feed/Set> or <
> button once.
4:Report/List
Printer Settings
↓
4. Press the <
> button 3 times.
4:Report/List
Log Print
↓
5. Press the <Form Feed/Set> button once.
Log Print
Ready to Print
↓
6. Press the <Form Feed/Set> button once.
Log Print
Printing Tray1
When printing is finished, the print screen reappears.
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8.5
Confirming Printer Status from
Your Computer
This printer features a variety of network tools that enable you to check the status of
the printer from your computer through the network.
Using these tools saves you from having to leave your computer to check if the
printer is working properly or not.
This section gives you a basic introduction of the network tools.
8.5.1 Checking Status and Remaining
Amounts of Consumables using a Web
Browser
When using TCP/IP to communicate with the printer, you can check the printer
status and look at and change printer settings through the network from a Web
browser.
1.
2.
Turn the computer on and start your Web browser.
3.
4.
The Web Based Management screen appears.
In the Address box of your Web browser, type the IP address or the Internet
address of the printer and press the enter key.
Click ‘Job Print Log’.
The Status information about jobs requested from the control panel as well as each
protocol is displayed.
✏ Note
Click ‘View Job Print Log’ in the tree on the left to view the print log of completed
jobs.
5.
Click the ‘Status’ tab.
Printer information appears on the screen.
Information about paper trays, the output tray, printer covers, remaining
consumables and toner, and the number of sheets output appears in this area.
6.
Click ‘Fault Status’.
Event information appears on the screen.
Use this to check for errors. The control panel status of the printer is also displayed.
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8.6
Cleaning the Printer
We recommend that you clean the printer at least once a month to keep it in good
working condition and to maintain print quality.
Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord from the AC outlet before cleaning the
printer. Failure to turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord may result in electric
shock.
Cleaning Precautions
•
•
•
Never spray anything directly onto the printer. Droplets can enter the printer and
cause malfunctions. Never use detergents other than neutral detergents.
Never lubricate the printer with oil. The printer does not require lubrication.
Never use a vacuum cleaner to clean the printer.
Cleaning the outside of the printer
1.
On the printer's right side, press the
side of the power switch marked [O] to
turn off the printer.
2.
Use a soft, damp, well-squeezed cloth
to clean the outside of the printer.
If some stains prove difficult to remove,
use a cloth lightly moistened with
neutral detergent.
3.
Wipe any remaining water with a soft,
dry cloth.
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8.7
Transporting the Printer
Before transporting the printer, follow the procedure below:
•
•
•
To prevent injuries, this printer should be lifted by at least two people.
To lift the printer, face the front of the printer and grip the recessed areas at the
bottom left and right with both hands.
Never try to lift the printer by gripping any other areas. Lifting the printer by gripping
other areas can cause the printer to fall, resulting in injuries.
When lifting the printer, get a firm footing and bend your knees to avoid possible
injuries to your back.
If you hold the printer by the front
cover, left or right sides, there is a
danger of the printer falling.
1. Recessed area
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When carrying the printer, keep it level to prevent trays or consumables from
falling out. Do not tilt it more than 10 degrees in any direction.
When moving the printer, keep the toner cartridges in the locked position and do
not remove them from the printer. Toner may spill inside the printer and damage
it.
When the optional 2 Tray Module is installed, remove it before transporting the
printer. If the tray module is not removed, it may fall, resulting in damage or
injuries. To remove the 2 Tray Module, refer to the literature provided with the tray
module.
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1.
On the printer's right side, press the
side of the power switch marked [O] to
turn off the printer.
2.
Disconnect the power cord, interface
cable, and any other cables.
Never touch a power cord with wet hands.
This constitutes an electric shock hazard.
When unplugging the printer, grasp the plug
instead of the power cord. Forcibly pulling the
power cord can damage it and cause fire or
electric shocks.
3.
Gently pull out the paper tray until it
stops.
4.
Hold the tray with both hands, lift the
front slightly and pull it completely out
of the printer.
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5.
Remove the paper from the paper tray,
and store it in a dry, dust-free place.
6.
Insert the cardboard spacers in the tray
as illustrated.
7.
Hold the paper tray with both hands,
align it with the opening in the printer
and gently insert it.
8.
Push the paper tray completely back
into the printer.
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9.
Remove the tray cover from the rear of
the printer.
10.
Push up button ‘A’ (1) and fully open
the front cover (2).
11.
Push the button as shown and open
the paper outlet cover.
12.
Grip the handle on top of the print head
cartridge and gently lift it out of the
printer.
1. Transfer roll
Look
Do not touch the transfer roll.
Hold the print head cartridge by its
handle to prevent the cartridge from
falling.
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✏ Note
Wrap the print head cartridge in its
aluminum package or thick paper to
avoid exposing it to direct sunlight or
other strong light.
13.
Close the paper outlet cover.
14.
Close the front cover.
15.
To protect the printer from damage,
pack it in a box before transporting it.
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After moving the printer to the new
location, you need to readjust the color
registration. For details about this
operation, refer to 1.1 “Adjusting Color
Registration”.
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8.8
Storing the Printer
Follow the procedure below when you do not need to use the printer for a long
period.
1.
On the printer's right side, press the
side of the power switch marked [O] to
turn off the printer.
2.
Disconnect the power cord, interface
cable, and any other cables.
Never touch a power cord with wet hands.
This constitutes an electric shock hazard.
When unplugging the printer, grasp the plug
instead of the power cord. Forcibly pulling the
power cord can damage it and cause fire or
electric shocks.
3.
Remove the paper from the paper tray,
and store it in a dry, dust-free place.
Look
If the paper proves difficult to remove,
pull the tray completely out of the
printer and try removing the paper
again.
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A
APPENDIXES
A.1 Introduction to the Optional and
Consumable Items
The following options are available for this printer. To order any of these options,
contact your dealer.
A.1.1 Options
Hard Disk
The optional hard disk enables high-speed
sorting, when you print multiple copies of a
document.
For the installation procedure, refer to the
documentation accompanying the hard disk.
2 Tray Module
This option allows you to attach an additional 2
trays to the printer. Each tray of the module holds
up to 500 sheets of paper. When installed, the
trays become the printer's tray 2 and tray 3.
To install the tray module, refer to the
documentation accompanying the tray module.
Memory Expansion Card
If you want to print color documents containing
complex graphic layouts or large amount of color
image data, it may be necessary to expand the
memory of your printer.
For the installation procedure, refer to A.5
“Adding the Expansion Memory”.
A-1
A.1.2 Consumable Items
Toner Cartridges
The printer uses four toner cartridges: black,
yellow magenta, and cyan.
For the installation procedure, refer to 8.1.2
“Replacing Toner Cartridges”.
Print Head Cartridge
Consists of the light-sensitive drum, the
developer and the transfer roll.
For the installation procedure, refer to 8.2.2
“Replacing the Print Head Cartridge”.
Transfer Roll Cartridge
The transfer roll cartridge consists of a transfer
roll and a waste toner collection box.
For the installation procedure, refer to 8.3.2
“Replacing the Transfer Roll Cartridge”.
A-2
A.2 Getting Product Support
Information
Access our user support web site for the latest drivers and information about your
printer.
URL: http://solutions.brother.com
A-3
A.3 General Specifications
A.3.1 Printer Specifications
1,200 dpi monochrome/color
600 dpi monochrome/color
(*1)
Plain paper
Type
Print Method
Resolution
Color Graduation
Plain paper
Specialty
Paper
(cardboard,
transparency
sheets,
labels)
Plain paper
Specialty
Paper
(cardboard,
transparency
sheets,
labels)
Singlesided
printing
Duplex
Printing
Singlesided
printing
Duplex
Printing
Singlesided
printing
Duplex
Printing
Singlesided
printing
Duplex
Printing
Paper Sizes
Paper Type
Paper Tray
Multi -purpose Tray
Paper Tray Capacity
(Standard
Domestic Paper)
Paper Tray
Output Capacity
Memory Capacity (*3)
Multi -purpose Tray
Face Down Tray
Desktop Printer
Electro photographic
1,200 dots/25.4 mm (1,200 dpi), 600 dots/25.4 mm (600 dpi)
256 per color (16,700,000 colors)
8.0 sheets/minute
5.0 surfaces/minute
8.0 sheets/minute
-
16.0 sheets/minute
10.0 surfaces/minute
8.0 sheets/minute
A5, B5 (JIS), A4, 8.5" × 11" (Letter), 8.5" × 14" (Legal),
Executive, custom (width: 90-216 mm (3.5-8.5 in.), length:
139.7-355.6 mm (5.5-14 in.))
2
2
Plain paper 1 (60-75 g/m ), plain paper 2 (76-99 g/m )
2
Plain paper/cardboard (60-216 g/m (16.0-57.5 lb)),
transparency sheets, envelopes, labels sheets, coated paper
Standard: (Tray 1) 500 sheets *
Option:
2 Tray Module (trays 2, 3) 500 sheets* × 2
(*) 350 A5 sheets
100 sheets
250 sheets
(All sheets suitable for use with the printer.)
Standard: 64 MB (expandable to 320 MB)
Option: 64, 128, or 256 MB (1 memory expansion slot
available)
A-4
Fonts (*2)
European (80 fonts)
PDL (Emulation)
Operating Systems Supported by the
Printer Driver
Interface
Noise Level
Power Supply
Power Consumption
Albertus Medium/ Albertus Extra Bold
Antique Olive/ Antique Olive It/Antique Olive Bd
Arial/ Arial It/ Arial Bd/ Arial Bd It
Clarendon Condensed
Coronet
Courier/ Courier It/ Courier Bd/ Courier Bd It
Garamond Antiqua/ Garamond Kursiv/ Garamond Halbfett/
Gatamond Kurs Halb
Letter Gothic/ Letter Gothic It/ Letter Gothic Bd
Marigold
CG Omega/ CG Omega It/ CG Omega Bd/ CG Omega Bd It
CG Times/ CG Times It/ CG Times Bd/ CG Times Bd It
Times New Roman/ Times New Roman It/ Times New Roman
Bd/ Times New Roman Bd It
Univers Md/ Univers Md It/ Univers Bd/ Univers Bd It
Univers Condensed Md/ Univers Condensed Md It/ Univers
Condensed Bd/ Univers Condensed Bd It
AvantGarde Bk/ AvantGarde Bk Obl/ AvantGarde Demi/
AvantGarde Demi Obl
Bookman Light/ Bookman Light It/ Bookman Demi/ Bookman
Demi It
CourierPS/ CourierPS Obl/ CourierPS Bd/ CourierPS Bd Obl
Helvetica/ Helvetica Obl/ Helvetica Bd/ Helvetica Bd Obl
Helvetica-Narrow/ Helvetica-Narrow Obl/ Helvetica-Narrow
Bd/ Helvetica-Narrow Bd Obl
New Century Schlbk Rm/ New Century Schlbk It/ New
Century Schlbk Bd/ New Century Schlbk Bd It
Palatino/ Palatino It/ Palatino Bd/ Palatino Bd It
Times Rm/ Times It/ Times Bd/ Times Bd It
Zapf Chancery/ Zapf Dingbats
Symbol/ SymbolPS
Wingdings
PCL6, PostScript 3
Windows® 95, Windows® 98, Windows® Me, Windows®
NT 4.0, Windows® 2000/XP, Mac OS 8.1 to Mac OS X
(USB connection supported by Windows 98 Second Edition*,
Windows Me*, Windows 2000/XP*, Mac OS 8.6 to OS X
However, we cannot guarantee the normal operation of all
USB compatible equipment.
Bi-directional parallel (IEEE1284 compliant)
USB 1.1
Ethernet 100Base-TX/10Base-T
Standby: 35 dB (A) or less, Operating
(single-sided printing): 52 dB (A) or less,
Operating (Duplex printing): 53 dB (A) or less.
100-127 VAC ± 10% (90V-140V), 50 ± 3 Hz/60 ± 3 Hz
220-240 VAC ± 10% (198V-264V), 50 ± 3 Hz/60 ± 3 Hz
Operating: 850 W, Standby: 45 W
A-5
Weight/Dimensions
Dimensions: 439 (W) × 638 (D)* × 445 (H) mm
(17.3 (W) x 25.1 (D)* x 17.5 (H) in.)
Weight: 35.3 kg (77.8 lb)
(*) With the paper tray installed and the multi-purpose tray
folded closed.
(*1) •
•
Indicates the maximum speeds for the A4 and Letter sizes fed lengthwise (portrait).
During long print runs, printing may be cancelled in order to allow the printer to clean the
interior of the developing unit. During cleaning, “Please Wait...” is displayed on the
operation panel.
(*2)
The typefaces and Universal Font Scaling Technology™ (UFST™) are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Agfa Monotype Corporation or the respective holders.
(*3)
We recommend that you expand memory up to 128 MB when you use print at 1200 dpi.
A-6
A.3.2 Network Specifications
Common Specifications
Supported Standards
Network Protocols
Interface
Ethernet Ver.2.0 IEEE 802.3
TCP/IP, NetBIOS, IPX/SPX (NetWare), AppleTalk
100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T
TCP/IP Specifications
Supported Operating Systems
Frame Type
Print Protocols
Management Protocols
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me,
Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000/XP
Ethernet_ II (Ethernet II)
LPD (LPR), Port 9100 (Available in Windows 95, Windows
98, Windows Me, and Windows 2000/XP), IPP (Available in
Windows Me and Windows 2000/XP)
http, SNMP
NetBIOS Specifications
Supported Operating Systems
Print Protocols
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me,
Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000/XP
NetBIOS (TCP/IP), NetBIOS (NetBEUI)
NetWare Specifications
Network Operating Systems
Frame Type
NetWare 3.X/4.X/5
Ethernet_II (Ethernet II),
Ethernet_802.3 (IEEE 802.3),
Ethernet_802.2 (IEEE 802.2),
Ethernet SNAP (IEEE 802.1 SNAP)
Print Protocols
Print server mode
Remote server mode
SNMP
Management Protocols
AppleTalk Specifications
Supported Operating Systems
Frame Type
Printer Type
Mac OS 8.1-X
Ethernet SNAP (IEEE 802.1 SNAP)
PCL6
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A.3.3 Printable Area
When using A4, 8.5" x 14" (Legal) or smaller.
•
•
“Printable area” refers to the area on a
page where printing is possible.
“Non-printable area” refers to the area
(the edges) on the page where printing is
not possible.
1. Printable area
2. Non printable area
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A.4 Life Span of Consumable Items
Life span of consumables (in printable pages)
Number of printable pages(*)
Consumable
Black toner cartridge
Yellow toner cartridge
Magenta toner cartridge
Cyan toner cartridge
Print head cartridge
Transfer roll cartridge
(includes waste toner collection box)
Fuser cartridge
About 8,500 pages
About 6,000pages
About 6,000 pages
About 6,000 pages
About 30,000 pages
About 25,000 pages
About 100,000 pages
(Call your dealer or Brother Customer Service
for a replacement Fuser cartridge.)
(*) The number of printable pages corresponds to the printing conditions in the table
below. The actual number of printable pages depends on the content of printed
material, the paper size, and the operating environment.
Differences in number of sheets printed may occur due to power on/off initialization and
print quality maintenance operation.
Paper Size
Coverage
Monochrome/color ratio
Average number of sheets in a single print run
A-9
A4 portrait
5%
1:1
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A.5 Adding the Expansion Memory
1.
Turn off the printer, and then unplug the power cord from the AC outlet.
Before installing the optional accessories, turn off the printer and remove the power plug from
the outlet. Installing optional accessories without turning off the printer could result in electric
shock.
2.
Loosen the two screws on the interface
board located at the back of the printer.
3.
Hold the 2 handles on the interface
board and slowly pull it towards you,
then lay it on a desk or table.
4.
Hold the expansion memory module by
the edges and align the notches in the
module with the protrusions in the slot.
5.
Insert the module diagonally (1), then
tilt it toward the interface board until it
clicks into place (2).
✏ Note
To remove the memory module, open the retaining clips on both sides of the module
by pushing them outward, grasp both edges of the module and pull it out straight.
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INDEX
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2 T ray M o d u le .................................................7 -1 1, A -1
ID P rin t .......................................................................5 -9
In it N V M ........................................................ 5 -1 0, 5 -1 6
IP A d d ress ...................................................... 5 -1 3, 5 -1 4
IP F ilter ....................................................................5 -1 6
IP X F ra m e T y p e ......................................................5 -1 4
A
A la rm in d icato r ........................................................ 5 -2
A la rm In d ica to r ...................................................... 6 -2 2
A la rm la m p ............................................................... 6 -3
A u to L o g P rin t .......................................................... 5 -9
A u to m a tic D u p lex P rin tin g ..................................... 4 -5
J
J o b T im eo u t ...............................................................5 -9
B
L
B a sis W eig h t ............................................................ 5 -1 1
B u tto n A ..................................................................... 3 -1
B u tto n B ..................................................................... 3 -1
B u tto n s ....................................................................... 5 -4
L E D .............................................................................5 -2
M
M a cin to sh ...................................................................6 -6
M en u b u tto n ..............................................................5 -4
M en u screen ...............................................................5 -3
M u lti-p u rp o se T ra y .................................3 -1, 4 -1 9, 7-3
C
C a n cel P rin tin g ....................................................... 3 -1 3
C o lo rR eg iC o rrect ................................................... 5 -1 1
C o n su m a b les ............................................................ A -2
C o n tro l p a n el............................................................. 3 -1
C o v er O p en in d ica to r .............................................. 5 -2
N
N etw o rk ....................................................................6 -1 5
D
O
D en sity S en so r ......................................................... 6 -2 4
O p tio n s ............................................................ 3 -1 6, A -1
E
P
E C P m o d e ................................................................ 5 -1 2
E rro r A la rm .............................................................. 5 -8
E rro r M essa g e ......................................................... 6 -1 7
E th ern et ................................................................... 5 -1 3
E th ern et In terfa ce C o n n ecto r ................................. 3 -2
E x h a u st G rille ....................................................3 -1, 3 -2
P a n el L a n g u a g e .........................................................5 -9
P a n el S ettin g s...........................................................5 -1 2
P a p er ja m s ...............................................................6 -1 3
P a p er M eter ...............................................................3 -1
P a p er S to p p er ............................................................3 -1
P a p er T ray ..................................................3 -1, 4 -8, 7-4
P a ra llel In terfa ce C o n n ecto r ...................................3 -2
P C L 6 F o n t L ist ........................................................5 -1 2
P o w er ..........................................................................6 -2
P o w er C o rd C o n n ecto r ............................................3 -2
P o w er S a v e T im e .......................................................5 -7
P o w er S w itch .............................................................3 -1
P rin t H ea d C a rtrid g e ...............................3 -3, 8 -5, A -2
P rin t Q u a lity ..............................................................6 -7
P rin ter D riv er .................................................... 2 -1, 2 -3
P rin ter S ettin g s........................................................5 -1 2
P ro to co l ......................................................................1 -9
F
F a ce D o w n T ra y ........................................................ 3 -1
F a d ed p rin to u ts ......................................................... 6 -8
F ro n t C o v er ............................................................... 3 -1
F u ser C a rtrid g e ........................................................ 3 -3
G
G a tew ay A d d ress .................................................... 5 -1 4
R
H
R ea d y in d icato r .........................................................5 -2
R ea d y la m p ................................................................6 -3
H a rd D isk ................................................................. A -1
H elp .......................................................................... 3 -1 0
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S
U
S ecu rity .................................................................... 5 -1 1
S u b n et M a sk ............................................................ 5 -1 4
S u ita b le P a p er T y p es ............................................... 4 -1
U n su ita b le P a p er T y p es ...........................................4 -6
U S B In terfa ce C o n n ecto r .........................................3 -2
V
T
V en tila tio n In ta k e G rille .................................. 3 -1, 3 -2
T C P /IP ..................................................................... 5 -1 3
T ex t P rin t ................................................................. 5 -1 0
T o n er C a rtrid g es ...................................... 3 -2, 8 -1, A -2
T o p C o v er .................................................................. 3 -2
T ra n sfer ro ll ca rtrid g e ............................................. 3 -3
T ra n sfer R o ll C a rtrid g e .................................8 -1 1, A -2
T ra n sp a ren cy S h eets .............................................. 3 -2 2
W
W eb B a sed M a n a g e m en t .......................................8 -1 8
W in d o w s .....................................................................6 -5
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