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Basic User’s Guide
DCP-L8400CDN
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User’s Guides and where do I find them?
Which Guide?
Where is it?
Product Safety
Guide
Read this Guide first. Read the Safety
Instructions before you set up your machine.
See this Guide for trademarks and legal
limitations.
Printed / In the box
Quick Setup Guide
Follow the instructions for setting up your
machine and installing the drivers and
software for the operating system and
connection type you are using.
Printed / In the box
Basic User’s Guide
Learn the basic Copy, Scan and Direct Print
operations and how to replace supplies. See
troubleshooting tips.
(Windows®)
PDF file / CD-ROM / In the Box
Learn more advanced operations: Copy,
security features, printing reports and
performing routine maintenance.
(Windows®)
PDF file / CD-ROM / In the Box
Software and
Network User's
Guide
This Guide provides instructions for
Scanning, Printing and other operations that
can be performed by connecting your
Brother machine to a computer. You can
also find useful information about using the
Brother ControlCenter utility, using your
machine in a network environment, and
frequently used terms.
(Windows®)
HTML file / CD-ROM / In the Box
Google Cloud Print
Guide
This Guide provides details on how to
configure your Brother machine to a Google
account and use Google Cloud Print
services for printing over the Internet.
PDF file / Brother Solutions
Center 1
Mobile Print/Scan
Guide for Brother
iPrint&Scan
This Guide provides useful information
about printing from your mobile device and
scanning from your Brother machine to your
mobile device when connected on a Wi-Fi
network.
PDF file / Brother Solutions
Center 1
Web Connect Guide
This Guide provides details about how to
configure and use your Brother machine to
scan, load and view images and files on
certain websites that provide these services.
PDF file / Brother Solutions
Center 1
Advanced User’s
Guide
1
What’s in it?
(Macintosh)
PDF file / Brother Solutions
Center 1
(Macintosh)
PDF file / Brother Solutions
Center 1
(Macintosh)
HTML file / Brother Solutions
Center 1
Visit http://solutions.brother.com/.
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Table of Contents
(Basic User’s Guide)
1
General information
1
Using the documentation .......................................................................................1
Symbols and conventions used in the documentation ....................................1
Accessing Brother Utilities (Windows®) .................................................................2
Accessing the Advanced User's Guide, and Software and Network User's Guide ......3
Viewing Documentation ...................................................................................3
How to access the User’s Guides for Advanced Features ....................................4
Accessing Brother Support (Windows®) ................................................................5
Accessing Brother Support (Macintosh) ................................................................5
Control panel overview ..........................................................................................6
Touchscreen LCD............................................................................................8
Setting the Ready screen ..............................................................................12
Basic Operations ...........................................................................................12
Shortcut Settings .................................................................................................13
Adding Copy Shortcuts ..................................................................................13
Adding Scan Shortcuts ..................................................................................14
Adding Web Connect Shortcuts ....................................................................16
Adding Apps Shortcuts .................................................................................17
Changing Shortcuts .......................................................................................17
Editing Shortcut Names .................................................................................18
Deleting Shortcuts .........................................................................................18
Recalling Shortcuts........................................................................................18
Set the date and time...........................................................................................19
Volume settings ...................................................................................................19
Beeper volume ..............................................................................................19
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Loading paper
20
Loading paper and print media ............................................................................20
Loading paper in the standard paper tray and the optional lower tray ..........20
Loading paper in the multi-purpose tray (MP tray) ........................................22
Unscannable and unprintable areas ..............................................................27
Paper settings......................................................................................................28
Paper Size .....................................................................................................28
Paper Type ....................................................................................................28
Tray Use in Copy mode .................................................................................29
Tray Use in Print mode ..................................................................................29
Acceptable paper and other print media..............................................................30
Recommended paper and print media ..........................................................30
Paper type and size .......................................................................................30
Handling and using special paper .................................................................32
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3
Loading documents
35
How to load documents ....................................................................................... 35
Using the automatic document feeder (ADF) ................................................ 35
Using the scanner glass ................................................................................ 36
4
Making copies
37
How to copy ......................................................................................................... 37
Stop copying.................................................................................................. 37
Copy preset settings...................................................................................... 37
Copy Settings and Options............................................................................ 38
5
Printing from a USB flash drive or digital camera
supporting mass storage
39
Creating a PRN file for direct printing .................................................................. 39
Printing directly from the USB flash drive or digital camera supporting mass
storage.............................................................................................................. 40
Changing the default settings for direct print ................................................. 42
6
How to print from a computer
43
Printing a document............................................................................................. 43
7
How to scan to a computer
44
Before scanning................................................................................................... 44
Scanning a document as a PDF file using ControlCenter4 (Windows®) ............. 45
How to scan a document as a PDF file using the Touchscreen .......................... 47
A
Routine maintenance
49
Replacing supplies............................................................................................... 49
Replacing the toner cartridges....................................................................... 53
Replacing the drum unit................................................................................. 58
Replacing the belt unit ................................................................................... 65
Replacing the waste toner box ...................................................................... 70
Cleaning and Checking the machine ................................................................... 77
Cleaning the outside of the machine ............................................................. 78
Cleaning the scanner glass ........................................................................... 79
Cleaning the laser scanner windows ............................................................. 80
Cleaning the corona wires ............................................................................. 84
Cleaning the drum unit .................................................................................. 87
Cleaning the paper pick-up rollers................................................................. 94
Colour Calibration.......................................................................................... 95
Colour Registration........................................................................................ 96
Auto Correction.............................................................................................. 96
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B
Troubleshooting
97
Identifying the problem ........................................................................................97
Error and maintenance messages.......................................................................98
Document Jams.................................................................................................106
Document is jammed in the top of the ADF unit ..........................................106
Document is jammed under the document cover ........................................106
Removing small documents jammed in the ADF.........................................107
Document is jammed at the output tray .......................................................107
Paper Jams........................................................................................................108
Paper is jammed in the multi-purpose tray ..................................................108
Paper is jammed in the Paper Tray 1 or Tray 2...........................................109
Paper is jammed at the back of the machine ..............................................110
Paper is jammed inside the machine...........................................................112
Paper is jammed underneath the paper tray ...............................................115
If you are having difficulty with your machine ....................................................117
Improving the print quality..................................................................................122
Machine Information ..........................................................................................130
Checking the Serial Number........................................................................130
Checking the Firmware Version ..................................................................130
Reset operations .........................................................................................130
How to reset the machine ............................................................................131
C
Settings and features tables
132
Using the Settings Tables..................................................................................132
Settings Tables ..................................................................................................133
Features Tables.................................................................................................153
Entering text.......................................................................................................176
D
Specifications
177
General ..............................................................................................................177
Document Size ..................................................................................................180
Print media.........................................................................................................181
Copy ..................................................................................................................182
Scanner .............................................................................................................183
Printer ................................................................................................................184
Interfaces ...........................................................................................................185
Network..............................................................................................................186
Direct Print feature.............................................................................................187
Computer requirements .....................................................................................188
Supplies .............................................................................................................189
Important information for the toner cartridge life................................................190
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Index
192
Table of Contents
(Advanced User’s Guide)
You can view the Advanced User's Guide.
Windows®:
PDF file / CD-ROM / In the Box
Macintosh:
PDF file / Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com/
The Advanced User’s Guide explains the following features and operations.
1
General Setup
Memory storage
Set tone or pulse dialling mode
Automatic Daylight Saving Time
Set the Time Zone
Ecology features
Quiet mode feature
Touchscreen
2
Security features
Secure Function Lock 3.0
Active Directory Authentication
IPSec
Setting Lock
Dial Restriction (MFC models only)
3
6
Fax reports (MFC models only)
Reports
7
A
Memory Receive Options
Remote retrieval
Additional receiving operations
5
Routine maintenance
Checking the machine
Replacing periodic maintenance
parts
Packing and shipping the machine
B
Options
Options
Optional paper tray (For
DCP-L8400CDN, DCP-L8450CDW,
MFC-L8650CDW and
MFC-L8850CDW (LT-320CL)) (For
MFC-L9550CDW (LT-325CL))
Memory board
Sending a fax (MFC models
only)
Receiving a fax (MFC models
only)
Making copies
Copy settings
Additional sending options
Additional sending operations
4
Printing reports
C
Glossary
D
Index
Dialling and storing numbers
(MFC models only)
Telephone line services
Additional dialling operations
Additional ways to store numbers
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1
General information
Using the
documentation
1
Bold
Thank you for buying a Brother machine!
Reading the documentation will help you
make the most of your machine.
Bold style identifies the
numerical pad numbers of the
Touchpanel or on the computer
screen.
Italics
Italicized style emphasizes an
important point or refers you to
a related topic.
Symbols and conventions
used in the documentation
Courier
New
Courier New font identifies the
messages shown on the
Touchscreen of the machine.
The following symbols and conventions are
used throughout the documentation.
WARNING
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, could result in
death or serious injuries.
1
1
1
Follow all warnings and instructions marked
on the product.
NOTE
Most of the illustrations in this User’s
Guide show the DCP-L8400CDN.
IMPORTANT
IMPORTANT indicates a potentially
hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
may result in damage to property or loss of
product functionality.
NOTE
Notes tell you how you should respond to a
situation that may arise or give tips about how
the current operation works with other
features.
Electrical Hazard icons alert you to a
possible electrical shock.
Fire Hazard icons alert you to the
possibility of fire.
Hot Surface icons warn you not to
touch machine parts that are hot.
Prohibition icons indicate actions
that must not be performed.
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Chapter 1
Accessing Brother Utilities (Windows®)
1
Brother Utilities
is an application launcher that offers convenient access to all Brother
applications installed on your device.
a
(Windows® 7 / Windows Vista® / Windows® XP)
Click
(Start) menu, select All Programs > Brother >
Brother Utilities
(Windows® 8)
Tap or click
(Brother Utilities) either on the Start screen or the desktop.
(Windows® 8.1)
Move your mouse to the lower left corner of the Start screen and click
(if you are using
a touch-based device, swipe up from the bottom of the Start screen to bring up the Apps
screen). When the Apps screen appears, tap or click
b
Select your machine.
c
Choose the operation you want to use.
2
(Brother Utilities).
General information
Accessing the
Advanced User's
Guide, and Software
and Network User's
Guide
If you have not installed the software, you can
find the documentation on the CD-ROM by
following these steps:
a
If the Brother screen does not appear, go
to Computer (My Computer).
(Windows® 8: Click
(File Explorer)
on the taskbar, and then go to Computer
(This PC).) Double-click the CD-ROM
icon, and then double-click start.exe.
NOTE
Macintosh: You can find the Advanced
User's Guide, and Software and Network
User's Guide on the Brother Solutions
Center at http://solutions.brother.com/.
Viewing Documentation (Windows®)
Turn on your computer. Insert the
CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
NOTE
1
This Basic User's Guide does not contain all
the information about the machine such as
how to use the advanced features for Copy,
Printer, Scanner and Network. When you are
ready to learn detailed information about
these operations, read the Advanced User's
Guide and Software and Network User's
Guide that are on the CD-ROM.
Viewing Documentation
1
b
If the model name screen appears, click
your model name.
c
If the language screen appears, click
your language. The CD-ROM Top Menu
appears.
d
e
Click User's Guides.
1
1
(Windows® 7 / Windows Vista® / Windows®
XP)
To view the documentation, from
(Start)
menu, select All Programs > Brother >
Brother Utilities. Click the drop-down
list and select your model name (if not already
selected). Click Support in the left navigation
bar, and then click User's Guides.
(Windows® 8)
Click
(Brother Utilities), and then click
the drop-down list and select your model
name (if not already selected). Click Support
in the left navigation bar, and then click
User's Guides.
Click User’s guides on the CD-ROM. If
the country screen appears, select your
country. After the list of User’s Guides
appears, select the Guide you want.
Viewing Documentation (Macintosh)
1
You can view and download User's Guides
from the Brother Solutions Center at:
http://solutions.brother.com/.
Click Manuals on your model’s page to
download the documentation.
3
Chapter 1
How to find Scanning instructions
1
There are several ways you can scan
documents. You can find the instructions as
follows:
Software and Network User's Guide
 Scanning
 ControlCenter
 Network Scanning
Nuance™ PaperPort™ 12SE
How-to-Guides
(Windows®)
 The complete Nuance™ PaperPort™
12SE How-to-Guides can be viewed from
the Help tab in the Nuance™ PaperPort™
12SE application.
Presto! PageManager User’s Guide
(Macintosh)
NOTE
Presto! PageManager must be
downloaded and installed before use (for
further instructions, see Accessing
Brother Support (Macintosh) on page 5.
 The complete Presto! PageManager
User’s Guide can be viewed from the Help
section in the Presto! PageManager
application.
How to find Network setup instructions
Your machine can be connected to a wireless
(DCP-L8450CDW) or wired network.
 Basic setup instructions:
(see Quick Setup Guide.)
 Connection to a wireless access point or
router supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup™
or AOSS™:
(see Software and Network User's Guide.)
 More information about network setup:
(see Software and Network User's Guide.)
4
How to access the
User’s Guides for
Advanced Features
1
You can view and download these Guides
from the Brother Solutions Center at:
http://solutions.brother.com/
Click Manuals on your model’s page to
download the documentation.
Google Cloud Print Guide
1
This Guide provides information about how to
configure your Brother machine to a Google
account and use Google Cloud Print™
services for printing over the Internet.
Mobile Print/Scan Guide for Brother
iPrint&Scan
1
This Guide provides useful information about
printing from your mobile device and
scanning from your Brother machine to your
mobile device when connected on a Wi-Fi
network.
Web Connect Guide
This Guide provides information about how to
configure and use your Brother machine to
scan, load and view images and files on
certain websites that provide these services.
1
General information
Accessing Brother
Support (Windows®)
You can find all the contacts you will need,
such as web support (Brother Solutions
Center) on the CD-ROM.
 Click Brother Support on the Top Menu.
The Brother Support screen appears.
1
Accessing Brother
Support (Macintosh)
1
You can find all the contacts you will need,
such as web support.
Visit the Brother Solutions Center at
http://solutions.brother.com/.
 To access our website
(http://www.brother.com/), click Brother
Home Page.
 For the latest news and product support
information
(http://solutions.brother.com/), click
Brother Solutions Center.
 To visit our website for original Brother
Supplies
(http://www.brother.com/original/), click
Supplies Information.
 To access the Brother CreativeCenter
(http://www.brother.com/creativecenter/)
for FREE photo projects and printable
downloads, click Brother
CreativeCenter.
 To return to the Top Menu, click Back or
if you have finished, click Exit.
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Chapter 1
Control panel overview
DCP-L8400CDN has a 3.7 in. (93.4 mm) Touchscreen LCD and Touchpanel.
DCP-L8450CDW has a 4.85 in. (123.2 mm) Touchscreen LCD and Touchpanel.
1
NOTE
The illustrations of the control panel are based on DCP-L8450CDW.
1 Touchscreen LCD
(Liquid Crystal Display)
This is a Touchscreen LCD. You can
access the menus and options by
pressing them when they are displayed on
this screen.
6
1
General information
1
2
3
4
2 Touchpanel:

3
Press
Press to go back to the previous menu
level.

Cancel
to turn on the machine.
Press and hold down
Home
Press to return to the Home screen.
The factory setting displays the date
and time, but you can change the
Home screen’s default setting
(see Setting the Ready screen
on page 12.)

Power On/Off
Back
to turn off the
machine. The Touchscreen LCD displays
Shutting Down and stays on for a few
seconds before going off.
4
(DCP-L8450CDW)
The Wi-Fi light is on when your Brother
machine is connected to a wireless
access point.
Press to cancel an operation.
 Numerical Pad
Press the numbers on the Touchpanel
to enter the number of copies.
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Chapter 1
Touchscreen LCD
1
You can select three types of screens for the Home screen. When the Home screen is displayed,
you can change the displayed screen by swiping left or right, or pressing d or c.
The following screens display the machines status when the machine is idle.
2
1
3
4
Home screen
The Home screen displays the date and time and
provides access to Copy, Scan, Wi-Fi setup 1, Toner
levels, Setup and the Shortcuts screens.
When the Home screen is displayed the machine is in
Ready mode. When Secure Function Lock 2 is turned on
an icon will be displayed. When Active Directory
Authentication 2 is enabled, the machine's control panel
will be locked.
6
1
DCP-L8450CDW
2
See Advanced User's Guide.
5
2
3
4
More1 screen
The More1 screen provides access to the Shortcuts
screen and additional features, such as Secure Print,
Web Shortcut and Apps.
6
7
8
9
2
3
4
More2 screens
The More2 screen provides access to the Shortcuts
screen and the USB menu.
6
8
10
General information
NOTE
3
Swiping is a type of user operation on the
Touchscreen that is performed by
brushing your finger across the screen to
display the next page or item.
(Toner)
1
See the remaining toner life.
Press to access the Toner menu.
NOTE
The remaining toner life will vary
depending on the types of documents
printed and customer’s usage.
4
(Settings)
Press to access the main settings (for
more information, see Settings screen
on page 11).
5 Date and Time
See the date and time that has been set in
the machine.
1 Modes:
6
 Copy
Press to set up Shortcuts.
Lets you access Copy mode.
You can quickly copy, scan and connect to
a web service using the options set as
Shortcuts.
 Scan
Lets you access Scan mode.
2
(Shortcuts)
(Wi-Fi Setup) (DCP-L8450CDW)
NOTE
A four-level indicator on the Ready mode
screen displays the current wireless signal
strength if you are using a wireless
connection.
0
Max
You can easily configure the wireless
settings by pressing
(for more
information, see Software and Network
User's Guide.)
Eight Shortcut tabs are available. You can
set up to six Shortcuts in each Shortcut
tab. A total of 48 Shortcuts are available.
7 Secure Print
Lets you access the secure print menu.
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Chapter 1
8 Web
11 Warning icon
Press to connect the Brother machine to
an Internet service (for more information,
see Web Connect Guide).
11
9 Apps
Apps may have been added and/or app
names may have been changed by the
provider since this document was
published (for more information, see Web
Connect Guide).
10 USB
Press to access the Direct Print and Scan
to USB menus.
The warning icon
appears when there
is an error or maintenance message;
press Detail to view it, and then press
to return to Ready mode.
For details, see Error and maintenance
messages on page 98.
NOTE
• This product adopts the font of ARPHIC
TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD.
• MascotCapsule UI Framework and
MascotCapsule Tangiblet developed by
HI CORPORATION are used.
MascotCapsule is a registered trademark
of HI CORPORATION in Japan.
10
General information
Settings screen
1
The Touchscreen displays the machines
settings when you press
(Date & Time)
1
See the date and time.
.
You can check and access all the machine’s
settings from the following screen.
(DCP-L8450CDW)
1
3
Press to access the Date & Time menu.
4 Beep
See the selected Beep volume level.
Press to access the Beep volume setting.
5 All Settings
2 3
Press to access the full settings menu.
6 Tray Setting
4
See the selected paper size. Press to
change the paper size and paper type
settings if needed.
7 Wi-Fi Direct
(DCP-L8450CDW)
7
6
Press to set up a Wi-Fi Direct™ network
connection.
5
(DCP-L8400CDN)
8 Home Settings
(DCP-L8400CDN)
1
2 3
Press to set the screen that is displayed
when you press
.
4
8
6
5
1 Toner
See the remaining toner life.
Press to access the Toner menu.
2 Network
Press to set up a network connection.
(DCP-L8450CDW)
A four level indicator on the screen shows
the current wireless signal strength if you
are using a wireless connection.
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Chapter 1
Setting the Ready screen
Set the Ready screen to either Home, More1
or More2.
When the machine is idle or you press
,
the Touchscreen will return to the screen you
set.
1
Basic Operations
Press your finger on the Touchscreen to
operate it. To display and access all the
screen menus or options, swipe left, right, up,
down, or press d c or a b to scroll through
them.
IMPORTANT
a
Press
b
Press All Settings.
.
NOTE
(DCP-L8400CDN)
You can also press Home Settings.
DO NOT press the Touchscreen with a
sharp object, such as a pen or stylus. It
may damage the machine.
The following steps explain how to change a
setting in the machine. In this example, the
Touchscreen Backlight setting is changed
from Light to Med.
c
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
display General Setup.
a
Press
d
e
Press General Setup.
b
c
Press All Settings.
f
g
h
Press Button Settings.
i
Press
.
The machine will go to your chosen
Home screen.
d
e
Press General Setup.
12
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
display Button Settings.
.
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
display General Setup.
Press Home Button Settings.
Press Home, More1 or More2.
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
display LCD Settings.
1
General information
f
g
Press LCD Settings.
Press Backlight.
Shortcut Settings
1
1
You can add the copy, scan and Web
Connect settings you use most frequently by
setting them as your Shortcuts. Later you can
recall and apply these settings quickly and
easily. You can add up to 48 Shortcuts.
Adding Copy Shortcuts
1
The following settings can be included in a
copy Shortcut:
h
Press Med.
 Quality
 Enlarge/Reduce
 Density
 Contrast
 Stack/Sort
 Page Layout
 Colour Adjust
 2-sided Copy
NOTE
Press
i
Press
 2-sided Copy Page Layout
to go back to the previous level.
.
(DCP-L8450CDW)
 Tray Use
 Remove Background Colour
a
Press
b
Press a tab from 1 to 8.
c
Press
where you have not added a
Shortcut.
d
e
Press Copy.
f
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
display the copy presets, and then press
the preset you want.
.
Read the information on the
Touchscreen, and then confirm it by
pressing OK.
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g
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
display the available settings, and then
press the setting you want.
h
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
display the available options for the
setting, and then press the option you
want.
Repeat steps g and h until you have
selected all the settings for this Shortcut.
 Address
When you have finished changing the
settings, press Save as Shortcut.
 File Type
Read and confirm the displayed list of
settings you selected, and then
press OK.
 File Size
i
j
k
l
to USB
 2-sided Scan
(DCP-L8450CDW)
 Scan Type
 Resolution
 File Type
 Glass Scan Size
 File Name
 File Size
 Remove Background Colour
(DCP-L8450CDW)
 Scan Type
 Resolution
to OCR / to File / to Image / to E-mail
 PC Select
to FTP/SFTP / to Network
 Profile Name
Press OK to save your Shortcut.
The following settings can be included in a
scan Shortcut:
 2-sided Scan
 Glass Scan Size
Enter a name for the Shortcut using the
keyboard on the machine's
Touchscreen. (To help you enter
characters, see Entering text
on page 176.)
Press OK.
Adding Scan Shortcuts
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to E-mail Server (DCP-L8400CDN is
supported only after Scan to E-mail Server is
downloaded)
a
Press
b
Press a tab from 1 to 8.
c
Press
where you have not added a
Shortcut.
d
e
Press Scan.
1
.
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
display the type of scan you want, and
then press it.
General information
f
Do one of the following:
g
 If you pressed to USB, read the
information on the Touchscreen, and
then press OK to confirm it. Go to
step i.
 To enter an E-mail address
manually, press Manual. Enter the
E-mail address using the keyboard
on the machine's Touchscreen. (To
help you enter letters, see Entering
text on page 176.)
 If you pressed to E-mail Server,
read the information on the
Touchscreen, and then press OK to
confirm it. Go to step g.
Press OK.
 To enter an E-mail address from the
Address Book, press Address
Book. Swipe up or down, or press
a or b to display the E-mail address
you want, and then press it.
 If you pressed to OCR, to File, to
Image or to E-mail, read the
information on the Touchscreen, and
then press OK to confirm it. Go to
step h.
 If you pressed to FTP/SFTP or to
Network, read the information on
the Touchscreen, and then press OK
to confirm it.
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
display the Profile Name, and then
press it.
Press OK to confirm the Profile Name
you have selected. Go to step n.
Do one of the following:
Press OK.
After you confirm the E-mail address
you entered, press OK. Go to step i.
NOTE
Press Detail to view the list of
addresses you have entered.
h
Do one of the following:
 When the machine is connected to a
computer using a USB connection:
NOTE
Press OK to confirm USB is selected
as the PC Name. Go to step n.
To add a Shortcut for to FTP/SFTP and
to Network you must have added the
Profile Name beforehand.
 When the machine is connected to a
network:
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
display the PC Name, and then press
it. Press OK to confirm the PC Name
you selected. Go to step n.
i
j
Press Options.
k
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
display the available options for the
setting, and then press the option you
want.
Repeat steps j and k until you have
selected all the settings for this Shortcut.
Press OK.
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
display the available settings, and then
press the setting you want.
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l
Review the settings you have selected:
 If you need to make additional
changes, return to step i.
 If you are satisfied with your
changes, press Save as
Shortcut.
m
Review your settings on the
Touchscreen, and then press OK.
n
Enter a name for the Shortcut using the
keyboard on the machine's
Touchscreen. (To help you enter letters,
see Entering text on page 176.)
Press OK.
o
The settings for these services can be
included in a Web Connect Shortcut:
Press
b
Press a tab from 1 to 8.
c
Press
where you have not added a
Shortcut.
d
e
Press Web.
Read the information, and then press OK.
f
Swipe left or right, or press d or c to
display the available services, and then
press your desired service.
g
Press your account.
If the account needs a PIN code, enter
the PIN for the account using the
keyboard on the machine's
Touchscreen.
Press OK.
h
Press the function you want.
1
 Box
 Picasa Web Albums™
 Flickr®
 Facebook
 Evernote®
 Dropbox
NOTE
• Web services may have been added
and/or service names may have been
changed by the provider since this
document was published.
• To add a Web Connect Shortcut, you must
have an account with the desired service
(for more information, see Web Connect
Guide).
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If information about the Internet
connection is displayed, read the
information and confirm it by pressing
OK.
Occasionally, updates or announcements
about your machine's feature will be
displayed on the Touchscreen.
 Skydrive®
 Google Drive™
.
NOTE
Read the information on the
Touchscreen, and then press OK to save
your Shortcut.
Adding Web Connect
Shortcuts
a
NOTE
The functions that can be set vary
depending on the selected service.
i
Read and confirm the displayed list of
functions you selected, and then
press OK.
j
Enter a name for the Shortcut using the
keyboard on the machine's
Touchscreen. (For help entering letters,
see Entering text on page 176.)
Press OK.
k
Press OK to save your Shortcut.
General information
Adding Apps Shortcuts
The settings for these services can be
included in an Apps Shortcut:
1
i
Read and confirm the displayed list of
apps you selected, and then press OK.
j
Enter a name for the Shortcut using the
keyboard on the machine's
Touchscreen. (For help entering letters,
see Entering text on page 176.)
Press OK.
k
Press OK to save your Shortcut.
 NoteScan
 Outline&Scan
 Outline&Copy
NOTE
Web services may have been added
and/or service names may have been
changed by the provider since this
document was published.
Changing Shortcuts
1
1
You can change the settings in a Shortcut.
NOTE
a
Press
b
Press a tab from 1 to 8.
c
Press
where you have not added a
Shortcut.
d
e
Press Apps.
.
If information about the Internet
connection is displayed, read the
information and confirm it by pressing
OK.
NOTE
Occasionally, updates or announcements
about your machine's feature will be
displayed on the Touchscreen.
Read the information, and then press OK.
f
Swipe left or right, or press d or c to
display the available apps, and then
press your desired app.
g
Press your account.
If the account needs a PIN code, enter
the PIN for the account using the
keyboard on the machine's
Touchscreen.
Press OK.
h
Press the app you want.
You cannot change a Web Connect
Shortcut. If you want to change the
Shortcut, you must delete it, and then add
a new Shortcut.
(For more information, see Deleting
Shortcuts on page 18 and Adding Web
Connect Shortcuts on page 16.)
a
Press
b
Press a tab from 1 to 8 to display the
Shortcut you want to change.
c
Press the Shortcut you want. The
settings for the Shortcut that you chose
are displayed.
d
Change the settings for the Shortcut you
chose in step c (for more information,
see Shortcut Settings on page 13).
e
When you have finished changing
settings, press Save as Shortcut.
f
g
Press OK to confirm.
.
Do one of the following:
 To overwrite the Shortcut, press
Yes. Go to step i.
 If you do not want to overwrite the
Shortcut, press No to enter a new
Shortcut name. Go to step h.
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h
To create a new Shortcut, hold down
to delete the current name, and then
enter a new name using the keyboard
on the machine's Touchscreen. (To help
you enter letters, see Entering text
on page 176.)
Press OK.
i
Press
b
Press a tab from 1 to 8 to display the
Shortcut you want.
1
.
, All Settings
d
e
Press the Shortcut.
f
To edit the name, hold down
to
delete the current name, and then enter
a new name using the keyboard on the
machine's Touchscreen. (To help you
enter letters, see Entering text
on page 176.)
Press OK.
Press Edit Shortcut Name.
Deleting Shortcuts
You can delete a Shortcut.
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, All Settings
d
e
Press the Shortcut.
f
Press Yes to confirm.
Press Delete to delete the Shortcut
that you chose in step d.
The Shortcut settings are displayed on the
Shortcut screen. To recall a Shortcut, simply
press the Shortcut name.
.
and Shortcut Settings.
Press
.
Recalling Shortcuts
NOTE
a
Press
and Shortcut Settings.
a
You can also press
c
You can also press
You can edit a Shortcut name.
Press
Press a tab from 1 to 8 to display the
Shortcut you want.
NOTE
Press OK to confirm.
Editing Shortcut Names
c
b
.
1
1
General information
Set the date and time
The Touchscreen displays the date and time.
a
Press
.
b
Press
.
c
d
Press Date.
Enter the last two digits of the year using
the numbers on the Touchscreen, and
then press OK.
(e.g., Enter 1, 4 for 2014.)
e
Enter the two digits for the month using
the numbers on the Touchscreen, and
then press OK.
f
Enter the two digits for the day using the
numbers on the Touchscreen, and then
press OK.
g
h
Press Time.
i
Press
1
Volume settings
1
1
Beeper volume
1
When the beeper is on, the machine will beep
when you press a button or make a mistake.
You can choose from a range of volume
levels.
a
Press
b
c
Press All Settings.
d
e
Press General Setup.
f
g
h
Press Volume.
i
Press
.
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
display General Setup.
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
display Volume.
Press Beep.
Press Off, Low, Med or High.
.
Enter the time in 24-hour format using
the numbers on the Touchscreen, and
then press OK.
.
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2
Loading paper
Loading paper and
print media
Printing on plain paper, thin paper or
recycled paper from Tray 1 and Tray 2
2
2
The machine can feed paper from the
standard paper tray, multi-purpose tray or
optional lower tray.
NOTE
If your application software supports
paper size selection on the print menu,
you can select it through the software. If
your application software does not
support it, you can set the paper size in
the printer driver or by pressing the
buttons on the Touchscreen.
Loading paper in the standard
paper tray and the optional
lower tray
You can load up to 250 sheets in the standard
paper tray (Tray 1). You can also load up to
500 sheets in the optional lower tray (Tray 2).
Paper can be loaded up to the maximum
paper mark (
) on the right side of the
paper tray (for recommended paper, see
Acceptable paper and other print media
on page 30).
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2
2
a
Pull the paper tray completely out of the
machine.
Loading paper
b
While pressing the blue paper-guide
release levers (1), slide the paper
guides to fit the paper you are loading in
the tray. Make sure the guides are firmly
in the slots.
d
Load paper in the tray and make sure:
 The paper is below the maximum
paper mark (
) (1), as overfilling
the paper tray will cause paper jams.
 The side to be printed on is
face down.
1
2
 The paper guides touch the sides of
the paper so it will feed correctly.
1
1
e
c
Fan the stack of paper well to avoid
paper jams and misfeeds.
Put the paper tray firmly back in the
machine. Make sure the tray is
completely inserted into the machine.
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f
Printing on plain paper, thin paper,
recycled paper, bond paper or glossy
paper from the MP tray
Lift up the support flap (1) to prevent
paper from sliding off the face-down
output tray, or remove each page as
soon as it comes out of the machine.
a
Open the MP tray and lower it gently.
b
Pull out the MP tray support (1) and
unfold the flap (2).
1
g
Send the print job to the machine.
Loading paper in the multipurpose tray (MP tray)
You can load up to three envelopes, one
sheet of glossy paper, other special print
media, or up to 50 sheets of plain paper in the
MP tray. Use this tray to print or copy on thick
paper, bond paper, labels , envelopes or
glossy paper. (For the recommended paper
to use, see Acceptable paper and other print
media on page 30).
2
2
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1
2
Loading paper
c
Load paper in the MP tray and make
sure:
d
 The paper stays under the maximum
paper tab (1).
Lift up the support flap to prevent paper
from sliding off the face-down output
tray, or remove each page as soon as it
comes out of the machine.
 The top edge of the paper is
positioned between the
2
and
arrows (2).
 The side to be printed on must be
face up with the leading edge (top of
the paper) in first.
 The paper guides touch the sides of
the paper so it will feed correctly.
1
e
Send the print job to the machine.
2
NOTE
When you are using glossy paper, put only
one sheet at a time in the MP tray to avoid
a paper jam.
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Printing on thick paper, labels and
envelopes from the MP tray
b
(For printing envelopes only)
Pull down the two grey levers, one on
the left side and one on the right side,
as shown in the illustration below.
c
Open the MP tray and lower it gently.
2
When the back cover (face-up output tray) is
pulled down, the machine has a straight
paper path from the MP tray through to the
back of the machine. Use this paper feed and
output method when you want to print on thick
paper, labels or envelopes. (For
recommended paper to use, see Acceptable
paper and other print media on page 30 and
Envelopes on page 33.)
Before loading, press the corners and sides
of the envelopes to make them as flat as
possible.
a
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Open the back cover (face-up output
tray).
Loading paper
d
Pull out the MP tray support (1) and
unfold the flap (2).
e
Load paper, labels or envelopes in the
MP tray. Make sure:
 The number of envelopes in the MP
tray does not exceed three.
 The paper, labels or envelopes stay
under the maximum paper tab (1).
 The top edge of the paper is
positioned between the
and
arrows (2).
 The side to be printed on must be
face up.
1
2
1
2
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f
Send the print job to the machine.
NOTE
• Remove each envelope as soon as it has
been printed. Stacking the envelopes may
cause them to jam or curl.
• If envelopes or thick paper get smudged
during printing set the Media Type to Env.
Thick or Thicker Paper to increase the
fixing temperature.
• If the envelopes are creased after they are
printed, see Improving the print quality
on page 122.
• If your thick paper curls during printing,
load only one sheet at a time in the MP
tray.
• Envelope joints that are sealed by the
manufacturer should be secure.
• All sides of the envelope should be
correctly folded without wrinkles or
creases.
g
(For printing envelopes only)
When you have finished printing, reset
the two grey levers that you pulled down
in step b back to their original positions.
h
Close the back cover (face-up output
tray).
NOTE
• For 2-sided printing of copies, see
Advanced User’s Guide.
• For 2-sided printing using your computer,
see Software and Network User’s Guide.
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Loading paper
Unscannable and unprintable areas
2
The figures in the table show maximum unscannable and unprintable areas. These areas may
vary depending on the paper size or settings in the application you are using.
2
Usage
1
Copy*
2
4
3
Document
Size
Top (1)
Left (2)
Bottom (3)
Right (4)
Letter
4 mm
4 mm
4 mm
3 mm
Legal
4 mm
4 mm
Letter
3 mm
3 mm
A4
3 mm
3 mm
Legal (ADF)
Approx. 3 mm
Approx. 3 mm
Letter
4.2 mm
4.2 mm
A4
4.2 mm
4.2 mm
Legal
4.2 mm
4.2 mm
A4
a single copy
or a 1 in 1 copy
*
Scan
Print
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Paper settings
Paper Size
2
When you change the size of paper in the
tray, you must also change the setting for
paper size at the same time so your machine
can fit the document on the page.
You can use the following sizes of paper.
For printing copies:
A4, Letter, Legal, Executive, B5(JIS), A5, A5
L (Long Edge), A6 and Folio (215.9 mm 
330.2 mm)
a
Press
b
c
d
Press Tray Setting.
e
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
display A4, Letter, B5(JIS),
B5(ISO) 2, A5, A5(Long Edge) 3,
A6 3, Executive, Legal, Folio,
3"x5" 2, Com-10 2, Monarch 2, C5 2,
DL 2, and press the option you want.
f
Press
Paper Type
Press Paper Size.
Press MP Tray, Tray #1 or Tray
#2 1.
.
Tray #2 appears only if the optional lower tray is
installed.
2
MP Tray only
3
MP Tray and Tray #1 only
2
To get the best print quality set the machine
for the type of paper you are using.
a
Press
b
c
d
Press Tray Setting.
e
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
display Thin, Plain Paper, Thick 2,
Thicker 2, Recycled Paper, Bond
Paper 2, Label 2, Envelope 2, Env.
Thin 2, Env. Thick 2, Glossy
Paper 2, and press the option you want.
f
Press
.
1
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2
.
Press Paper Type.
Press MP Tray, Tray #1 or Tray
#2 1.
.
1
Tray #2 appears only if the optional lower tray is
installed.
2
MP Tray only
Loading paper
Tray Use in Copy mode
You can change the priority tray that the
machine will use for printing copies.
When you choose Tray#1 Only, MP Only
or Tray#2 Only 1, the machine pulls the
paper only from that tray. If the selected tray
is out of paper, No Paper will appear on the
Touchscreen. Insert the paper in the empty
tray.
To change the tray setting follow the
instructions below:
a
Press
b
c
d
Press Tray Setting.
e
1
.
2
Tray Use in Print mode
You can change the default tray the machine
will use for printing from your computer and
for Direct Print.
a
Press
b
c
Press Tray Setting.
d
e
Press Tray Use: Print.
Press Tray Use: Copy.
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
choose Tray#1 Only, Tray#2
Only 1, MP Only, MP>T1>T2 1,
MP>T2>T1 1, T1>T2>MP 1 or
T2>T1>MP 1, and press the option you
want.
Press
2
f
1
.
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
display Tray Use: Print.
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
choose Tray#1 Only, Tray#2
Only 1, MP Only, MP>T1>T2 1,
MP>T2>T1 1, T1>T2>MP 1 or
T2>T1>MP 1, and press the option you
want.
Press
.
Tray#2 Only and T2 appear only if the optional
lower tray is installed.
.
Tray#2 Only and T2 appear only if the optional
lower tray is installed.
NOTE
• When loading the documents in the ADF
and MP>T1>T2, T1>T2>MP or T2>T1>MP
is selected, the machine looks for the tray
with the most suitable paper and pulls
paper from that tray. If no tray has suitable
paper, the machine pulls paper from the
higher priority tray.
• When using the scanner glass, your
document is copied from the higher
priority tray even if more suitable paper is
in another paper tray.
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Acceptable paper and
other print media
Print quality may vary according to the type of
paper you are using.
Recommended paper and
print media
Paper Type
Item
Plain paper
Xerox Premier TCF 80 g/m2
You can use the following types of print
media: plain paper, thin paper, thick paper,
thicker paper, bond paper, recycled paper,
labels, envelopes or glossy paper (see Print
media on page 181).
Recycled Paper
Xerox Recycled Supreme
80 g/m2
Labels
Avery laser label L7163
For best results, follow these instructions:
Envelopes
Antalis River series (DL)
Glossy Paper
Xerox Colotech+ Gloss
Coated 120 g/m2
 DO NOT load different types of paper in
the paper tray at the same time because it
may cause the paper to jam or misfeed.
 For correct printing, you must choose the
same paper size from your software
application as the paper in the tray.
 Avoid touching the printed surface of the
paper immediately after printing.
 Before you buy a lot of paper, test a small
quantity to make sure the paper is
appropriate for the machine.
 Use labels that are designed for use in
laser machines.
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2
2
Xerox Business 80 g/m2
Paper type and size
2
The machine feeds paper from the installed
standard paper tray, multi-purpose tray or
optional lower tray.
The names for the paper trays in the
printer driver and this Guide are as
follows:
Tray and optional unit
Name
Multi-purpose tray
MP tray
Standard paper tray
Tray 1
Optional lower tray unit
Tray 2
2
Loading paper
Paper Tray Capacity
2
Paper size
Multi-purpose tray
(MP tray)
Paper types
Width: 76.2 to 215.9 mm Plain paper, Thin paper,
Thick paper,
Length: 127 to 355.6 mm
Thicker paper,
Recycled paper,
Bond paper, Labels,
Envelopes, Env. Thin,
Env.Thick and Glossy
Paper 2
No. of sheets
up to 50 sheets
(80 g/m2)
1 Glossy paper
Standard paper tray
(Tray 1)
A4, Letter, Legal,
B5 (JIS), Executive, A5,
A5 (Long Edge), A6,
Folio 1
Plain paper, Thin paper
and Recycled paper
up to 250 sheets
(80 g/m2)
Optional lower tray
(Tray 2)
A4, Letter, Legal,
B5 (JIS), Executive, A5,
Folio 1
Plain paper, Thin paper
and Recycled paper
up to 500 sheets
(80 g/m2)
1
Folio size is 215.9 mm  330.2 mm.
2
Load only one sheet of Glossy in the MP tray
2
3 Envelopes
Recommended paper specifications
2
The following paper specifications are appropriate for this machine.
Basis weight
75-90 g/m2
Thickness
80-110 m
Roughness
Higher than 20 sec.
Stiffness
90-150 cm3/100
Grain direction
Long grain
Volume resistivity
10e9-10e11 ohm
Surface resistivity
10e9-10e12 ohm-cm
Filler
CaCO3 (Neutral)
Ash content
Below 23 wt%
Brightness
Higher than 80%
Opacity
Higher than 85%
 Use plain paper that is appropriate for laser/LED machines to make copies.
 Use paper that is 75 to 90 g/m2.
 Use long grain paper with a neutral Ph value, and a moisture content of approximately 5%.
 This machine can use recycled paper that meets DIN 19309 specifications.
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Handling and using special
paper
The machine is designed to work well with
most types of xerographic and bond paper.
However, some paper variables may have an
effect on print quality or handling reliability.
Always test samples of paper before
purchasing to ensure desirable performance.
Store paper in its original packaging and keep
it sealed. Keep the paper flat and away from
moisture, direct sunlight and heat.
Types of paper to avoid
2
IMPORTANT
Some types of paper may not perform well
or may cause damage to your machine.
DO NOT use paper:
• that is highly textured
• that is extremely smooth or shiny
• that is curled or warped
Some important guidelines when selecting
paper are:
 DO NOT use inkjet paper because it may
cause a paper jam or damage your
machine.
 Preprinted paper must use ink that can
withstand the 200 C temperature of the
machine’s fusing process.
 If you use bond paper, paper that has a
rough surface, or paper that is wrinkled or
creased, the paper may exhibit degraded
performance.
1
1
1
A curl of 2 mm or greater may cause
jams to occur.
• that is coated or has a chemical finish
• that is damaged, creased or folded
• that exceeds the recommended weight
specification in this guide
• with tabs and staples
• with letterheads using low temperature
dyes or thermography
• that is multipart or carbonless
• that is designed for inkjet printing
The types of paper listed above may
damage your machine. This damage is
not covered under any Brother warranty or
service agreement.
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2
Loading paper
Envelopes
2
The machine is designed to work well with
most envelopes. However, some envelopes
may have feed and print quality problems
because of the way they have been made.
Envelopes should have edges with straight,
well-creased folds. Envelopes should lie flat
and not be of baggy or flimsy construction.
Use only quality envelopes from a supplier
who understands that you will be using the
envelopes in a laser machine.
• with glue on the surface as shown in
the figure below
2
Envelopes can only be fed through the multipurpose tray.
• with double flaps as shown in the figure
below
We recommend that you print a test envelope
to make sure the print results are what you
want.
Types of envelopes to avoid
IMPORTANT
DO NOT use envelopes:
• that are damaged, curled, wrinkled or
an unusual shape
• that are extremely shiny or textured
2
• with sealing flaps that are not folded
down when purchased
• with each side folded as shown in the
figure below
• with clasps, staples, snaps or tie
strings
• with self-adhesive closures
• that are of a baggy construction
• that are not sharply creased
• that are embossed (raised writing)
• that were previously printed by a laser
or LED machine
• that are pre-printed on the inside
• that cannot be arranged neatly when
stacked
• that are made of paper that weighs
more than the paper weight
specifications for the machine
• with edges that are not straight or
consistently square
If you use any of the types of envelopes
listed above, they may damage your
machine. This damage may not be
covered under any Brother warranty or
service agreement.
Occasionally you may experience paper
feed problems caused by the thickness,
size and flap shape of the envelopes you
are using.
• with windows, holes, cut-outs or
perforations
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Labels
The machine will print on most types of labels
designed for use with a laser machine. Labels
should have an adhesive that is acrylic-based
since this material is more stable at the high
temperatures in the fuser unit. Adhesives
should not come in contact with any part of
the machine, because the label stock may
stick to the drum unit or rollers and cause
jams and print quality problems. No adhesive
should be exposed between the labels.
Labels should be arranged so that they cover
the entire length and width of the sheet. Using
labels with spaces may result in labels
peeling off and causing serious jams or print
problems.
All labels used in this machine must be able
to withstand a temperature of 200 C for a
period of 0.1 seconds.
Labels can only be fed through the multipurpose tray.
2
Types of labels to avoid
Do not use labels that are damaged, curled,
wrinkled or an unusual shape.
IMPORTANT
• DO NOT feed part used label sheets. The
exposed carrier sheet will damage your
machine.
• DO NOT reuse or insert labels that have
previously been used or are missing a few
labels on the sheet.
• Label sheets should not exceed the paper
weight specifications described in this
User’s Guide. Labels exceeding this
specification may not feed or print
correctly and may cause damage to your
machine.
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3
Loading documents
How to load
documents
NOTE
3
You can make copies, and scan from the ADF
(Automatic Document Feeder) and the
scanner glass.
Using the automatic
document feeder (ADF)
• To scan documents that are not
appropriate for the ADF, see Using the
scanner glass on page 36.
Length:
147.3 to 355.6 mm
Width:
147.3 to 215.9 mm
Weight:
64 to 90 g/m2
How to load documents
IMPORTANT
• DO NOT leave thick documents on the
scanner glass. If you do this, the ADF may
jam.
3
• It is easier to use the ADF if you are
loading a multiple page document.
• Make sure documents with correction fluid
or written with ink are completely dry.
3
a
The ADF can hold up to 35 pages
(DCP-L8400CDN) or 50 pages
(DCP-L8450CDW) and feeds each sheet
individually. We recommend you use
standard 80 g/m2 paper and always fan the
pages before putting them in the ADF.
Document Sizes Supported
3
Unfold the ADF document support (1).
Lift up and unfold the ADF document
output support flap (2).
1
2
3
3
b
c
Fan the pages well.
Stagger the pages of your document
face up top edge first, in the ADF until
the Touchscreen displays ADF Ready
and you feel the top page touch the feed
rollers.
• DO NOT use paper that is curled,
wrinkled, folded, ripped, stapled, paperclipped, pasted or taped.
• DO NOT use cardboard, newspaper or
fabric.
• To avoid damaging your machine while
using the ADF, DO NOT pull on the
document while it is feeding.
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d
Adjust the paper guides (1) to fit the
width of your document.
b
Using the document guidelines on the
left and top, place the document
face down in the upper left corner of the
scanner glass.
c
Close the document cover.
1
NOTE
To scan non-standard documents,
see Using the scanner glass on page 36.
Using the scanner glass
3
You can use the scanner glass to copy or
scan pages of a book, one page at a time.
Document Sizes Supported
Length:
(DCP-L8400CDN)
Up to 297.0 mm
(DCP-L8450CDW)
Up to 355.6 mm
Width:
Up to 215.9 mm
Weight:
Up to 2.0 kg
How to load documents
NOTE
To use the scanner glass, the ADF must
be empty.
a
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Lift the document cover.
3
3
IMPORTANT
If the document is a book or is thick do not
slam the cover or press on it.
4
Making copies
How to copy
4
4
Stop copying
4
The following steps explain the basic copy
operation.
To stop copying, press
a
Copy preset settings
Do one of the following to load your
document:
 Place the document face up in the
ADF (see Using the automatic
document feeder (ADF) on page 35).
 Load your document face down on
the scanner glass (see Using the
scanner glass on page 36).
b
Press the Copy button on the
Touchscreen.
.
4
You can copy with a variety of settings that
are already set up for you in the machine
simply by pressing them.
The following preset settings are available.
 Receipt
 Normal
 2in1(ID)
 2in1
 2-sided(12)
 2-sided(22)
(DCP-L8450CDW)
 Paper Save
 The Touchscreen displays:
1
1
No. of Copies
You can enter the number of copies
by using the dial pad.
c
For multiple copies, enter the two-digit
number (up to 99).
d
Press Colour Start or Mono Start.
a
Load your document.
b
Press
c
Swipe left or right to display Receipt,
Normal, 2in1(ID), 2in1,
2-sided(12), 2-sided(22) or
Paper Save, and press the preset you
want.
d
e
Enter the number of copies you want.
(Copy).
Do one of the following:
 To change more settings, go to
step f.
 If you have finished changing
settings, go to step j.
f
Press Options.
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Chapter 4
g
h
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
display the available settings, and then
press the setting you want.
Copy Settings and Options
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
display the available options, and then
press your new option. Repeat steps g
and h for each setting you want.
(Basic User’s Guide)
NOTE
If you want to save the settings as a
Shortcut, press Save as Shortcut.
i
j
Press OK.
Press Colour Start or Mono Start.
You can change the following copy settings.
For details about changing the following
settings, see Paper settings on page 28.
 Tray Setting (Paper Size and Type)
 Tray Use: Copy
Press Copy and then press Options. Swipe
up or down, or press a or b to scroll through
the copy settings. When the setting you want
is displayed, press it and choose your option.
When you have finished changing the
options, press OK.
(Advanced User’s Guide)
For more information about changing the
following settings, see Advanced User’s
Guide:
 Quality
 Enlarge/Reduce
 2-sided Copy
 Tray Use
 Density
 Contrast
 Stack/Sort
 Page Layout
 2in1(ID)
 Colour Adjust
 2-sided Copy Page Layout
(DCP-L8450CDW)
 Remove Background Colour
 Save as Shortcut
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4
5
Printing from a USB flash drive
or digital camera supporting
mass storage
With the Direct Print feature, you do not need
a computer for printing. You can print by just
plugging your USB flash drive into the
machine’s USB direct interface. You can also
connect and print directly from a camera set
to USB mass storage mode.
You can use a USB flash drive that has the
following specifications:
1
USB Class
USB Mass Storage Class
USB Mass Storage
Sub Class
SCSI or SFF-8070i
Transfer protocol
Bulk transfer Only
Format 1
FAT12/FAT16/FAT32
Sector size
Max. 4096 Byte
Encryption
Encrypted devices are
not supported.
5
Creating a PRN file for
direct printing
5
NOTE
The screens in this section may vary
depending on your application and
operating system.
5
a
From the menu bar of an application,
click File, then Print.
b
Choose Brother DCP-XXXX Printer (1)
and check the Print to file box (2).
Click Print.
1
NTFS format is not supported.
NOTE
2
• Some USB flash drives may not work with
the machine.
• If your camera is in PictBridge mode, you
cannot print from it. See the
documentation supplied with your camera
to switch from PictBridge mode to mass
storage mode.
c
Choose the folder you want to save the
file to and enter the file name if
prompted.
If you are prompted for a file name only,
you can also specify the folder you want
to save the file in by entering the
directory name. For example:
C:\Temp\FileName.prn
If a USB flash drive is connected to your
computer, you can save the file directly
to the USB flash drive.
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Chapter 5
Printing directly from
the USB flash drive or
digital camera
supporting mass
storage
a
Connect your USB flash drive or digital
camera to the USB direct interface (1)
on the front of the machine.
The Touchscreen will automatically
display the USB menu to confirm the
USB device is correctly connected.
5
NOTE
• Make sure your digital camera is turned
on.
• Your digital camera must be switched
from PictBridge mode to mass storage
mode.
1
1
NOTE
• If an error occurs, the USB menu will not
appear on the Touchscreen.
• When the machine is in Deep Sleep
mode, the Touchscreen does not display
any information even if you connect a USB
flash drive to the USB direct interface.
Press the Touchscreen to wake up the
machine.
• To prevent damage to your machine, DO
NOT connect any device other than a
digital camera or USB flash drive to the
USB direct interface.
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Printing from a USB flash drive or digital camera supporting mass storage
b
Press Direct Print.
NOTE
If your machine has been set to Secure
Function Lock On, you may not be able to
access Direct Print (see Advanced User’s
Guide).
c
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
choose the folder name and file name
you want.
If you have selected the folder name,
swipe up or down, or press a or b to
choose the file name you want.
NOTE
If you want to print an index of the files,
press Index Print on the Touchscreen.
Press Colour Start or Mono Start to
start printing.
d
f
NOTE
• You can choose the following settings:
Paper Type
Paper Size
Multiple Page
Orientation
2-sided
Collate
Tray Use
PDF Option
• Depending on the file type, some of these
settings may not appear.
g
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
display the setting you want.
Do one of the following:
 To change another setting, repeat
step e.
 Press Print Settings if you want
to change them. Go to step e.
e
5
Print Quality
Do one of the following:
 If you do not want to change the
current settings, go to step h.
Press the option you want.
 If you do not want to change other
settings, press OK and go to step h.
h
Enter the number of copies you want
using the touchpanel.
i
Press Colour Start or Mono Start
to start printing.
IMPORTANT
DO NOT remove the USB flash drive or
digital camera from the USB direct
interface until the machine has finished
printing.
j
Press
.
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Chapter 5
Changing the default settings
for direct print
You can change the default settings for Direct
Print.
a
Connect your USB flash drive or digital
camera to the USB direct interface on
the front of the machine.
b
c
d
Press Direct Print.
e
f
Press the new option you want.
Press DefaultSettings.
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
display the setting you want.
Press the setting.
Repeat steps d and e for each setting
you want to change.
g
Press OK.
h
Press
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.
5
6
How to print from a computer
Printing a document
6
6
The machine can receive a document from
your computer and print it. To print from a
computer, you must install the printer driver.
(For more information about printer driver
settings, see Software and Network User's
Guide)
a
Install the Brother printer driver from the
CD-ROM or Brother Solutions Center at
http://solutions.brother.com/,
(see Quick Setup Guide).
b
From your application, choose the Print
command.
c
Choose the name of your machine in the
Print dialog box and click Properties
(or Preferences, depending on the
application you are using).
d
Choose the settings you want to change
in the Properties dialog box, and then
click OK.
6
 Paper Size
 Orientation
 Copies
 Media Type
 Print Quality
 Colour / Mono
 Document Type
 Multiple Page
 2-sided / Booklet
 Paper Source
e
Click Print to begin printing.
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7
How to scan to a computer
Before scanning
To use the machine as a scanner, install a scanner driver. If the machine is on a network,
configure it with a TCP/IP address.
 Install the scanner drivers from the CD-ROM or Brother Solutions Center at
http://solutions.brother.com/, (see Quick Setup Guide).
 Configure the machine with a TCP/IP address if network scanning does not work
(see Software and Network User's Guide).
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7
7
How to scan to a computer
Scanning a document as a PDF file using
ControlCenter4 (Windows®)
7
(For Macintosh, see Software and Network User's Guide.)
NOTE
The screens on your computer may vary depending on your model.
ControlCenter4 is a software utility that lets you quickly and easily access the applications you use
most often. Using ControlCenter4 eliminates the need to manually launch specific applications.
a
b
Load your document (see How to load documents on page 35).
Follow the instructions for the operating system you are using.
 (Windows® XP, Windows Vista® and Windows® 7)
Open ControlCenter4 by clicking
(Start) > All Programs > Brother >
Brother
Utilities. Click the drop-down list and select your model name (if not already selected).
Click SCAN in the left navigation bar, and then click ControlCenter4.The ControlCenter4
application will open.
 (Windows® 8)
Click
(Brother Utilities), and then click the drop-down list and select your model
name (if not already selected). Click SCAN in the left navigation bar, and then click
ControlCenter4. The ControlCenter4 application will open.
c
If the ControlCenter4 Mode screen appears, choose the Advanced Mode and then click OK.
d
Make sure the machine you want to use is selected from the Model drop-down list.
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Chapter 7
e
Click File.
f
Press Scan.
The machine starts the scanning process. The folder where the scanned data is saved will
open automatically.
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How to scan to a computer
How to scan a document as a PDF file using the
Touchscreen
a
b
Load your document (see How to load documents on page 35).
c
Swipe left or right to display to File.
7
Press Scan.
will be displayed in the centre of the Touchscreen highlighted in blue.
d
Press OK.
When the machine is connected to a network, press the computer name.
Do one of the following:
7
 If you want to use the default settings, go to step h.
 If you want to change the default settings, go to step e.
e
f
Press Options. Scan Settings will change to Set at Device.
g
h
Press OK.
1
Choose the settings for 2-sided Scan 1, Scan Type, Resolution, File Type, Scan
Size and Remove Background Colour as needed.
Press Start.
The machine starts the scanning process.
DCP-L8450CDW
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Chapter 7
NOTE
The following scan modes are available.
• to USB
• to Network (Windows®)
• to FTP/SFTP
• to E-mail Server
• to E-mail
• to Image
• to OCR
• to File
• WS Scan 1 (Web Services Scan)
1
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Windows® only (Windows Vista® SP2 or later, Windows® 7 and Windows® 8
(See Software and Network User's Guide.)
A
Routine maintenance
A
Replacing supplies
A
You must replace supplies when the machine indicates that the life of the supply is over. You can
replace the following supplies yourself:
Using non-Brother supplies may affect the print quality, hardware performance, and machine
reliability.
NOTE
The drum unit and toner cartridge are two separate supplies. Make sure both are installed. If
the toner cartridge is placed in the machine without the drum unit, the message Drum ! may
be displayed.
Toner cartridge
Drum unit
See Replacing the toner cartridges on page 53.
See Replacing the drum unit on page 58.
Model Name: TN-321BK, TN-321C, TN-321M, TN321Y, TN-326BK, TN-326C, TN-326M, TN-326Y,
TN-329BK 1, TN-329C 1, TN-329M 1, TN-329Y 1
Model Name: DR-321CL
1
A
Available for DCP-L8450CDW
Belt unit
Waste toner box
See Replacing the belt unit on page 65.
See Replacing the waste toner box on page 70.
Model Name: BU-320CL
Model Name: WT-320CL
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The messages in the table appear on the Touchscreen. These messages provide advanced
warnings to replace the supply items before they reach end of life. To avoid any inconvenience,
you may want to buy spare supply items before the machine stops printing.
Touchscreen
messages
Supply to prepare Approximate life
Toner Low: X
Toner cartridge
<Black>
X = BK, C, M, Y
2,500 pages 1 2 5
BK = Black
4,000 pages 1 2 6
C = Cyan
M = Magenta
Y = Yellow
How to replace
Model name
See page 53.
TN-321BK 5,
TN-321C 5,
TN-321M 5,
TN-321Y 5,
TN-326BK 6,
TN-326C 6,
TN-326M 6,
TN-326Y 6,
TN-329BK 7,
TN-329C 7,
TN-329M 7,
TN-329Y 7
6,000 pages 1 2 7
<Cyan, Magenta,
Yellow>
1,500 pages 1 2 5
3,500 pages 1 2 6
6,000 pages 1 2 7
Drum End Soon
Drum unit
25,000 pages 1 3 4 See page 58.
DR-321CL
Belt End Soon
Belt unit
50,000 pages 1 8
See page 65.
BU-320CL
See page 70.
WT-320CL
20,000 pages 1 3
WT Box End Soon Waste toner box
50,000 pages 1
1
A4 or Letter size single-sided pages.
2
Approximate cartridge yield is declared in accordance with ISO/IEC 19798.
3
1 page per job
4
Drum life is approximate and may vary by type of use.
5
Standard toner cartridge
6
High yield toner cartridge
7
Super high yield toner cartridge
8
5 pages per job
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Routine maintenance
You must clean the machine regularly and replace the supply items when the messages in the
table are displayed on the Touchscreen.
Touchscreen
messages
Supply to replace
Approximate life
How to replace
Model name
Replace Toner
Toner cartridge
<Black>
See page 53.
The Touchscreen
displays the toner
cartridge colour
that you must
replace.
2,500 pages 1 2 5
4,000 pages 1 2 6
BK = Black
<Cyan, Magenta,
Yellow>
TN-321BK 5,
TN-321C 5,
TN-321M 5,
TN-321Y 5,
TN-326BK 6,
TN-326C 6,
TN-326M 6,
TN-326Y 6,
TN-329BK 7,
TN-329C 7,
TN-329M 7,
TN-329Y 7
25,000 pages 1 3 4
See page 58.
DR-321CL
50,000 pages 1 8
See page 65.
BU-320CL
WT-320CL
C = Cyan
M = Magenta
Y = Yellow
6,000 pages 1 2 7
1,500 pages 1 2 5
3,500 pages 1 2 6
6,000 pages 1 2 7
Replace Drum
Drum unit
Drum Stop
Drum unit
Replace Belt
Belt unit
A
20,000 pages 1 3
Replace WT Box
Waste toner box
50,000 pages 1
See page 70.
Replace Fuser
Fuser unit
100,000 pages 1
Contact Brother customer service or your
local Brother dealer to replace the fuser
unit.
Replace PF Kit
MP
Paper feeding kit
50,000 pages 1
Replace PF
Kit1
Paper feeding kit
100,000 pages 1
Contact Brother customer service or your
local Brother dealer to replace the paper
feeding kit.
Replace PF
Kit2
Paper feeding kit
100,000 pages 1
Replace Laser
Laser unit
100,000 pages 1
Contact Brother customer service or your
local Brother dealer to replace the laser
unit.
1
A4 or Letter size single-sided pages.
2
Approximate cartridge yield is declared in accordance with ISO/IEC 19798.
3
1 page per job
4
Drum life is approximate and may vary by type of use.
5
Standard toner cartridge
6
High yield toner cartridge
7
Super high yield toner cartridge
8
5 pages per job
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NOTE
• Go to http://www.brother.com/original/index.html for instructions on how to return your used
supply items to the Brother recycling program. If you choose not to return your used supplies,
discard the used supplies according to local regulations, keeping it separate from domestic
waste. If you have questions, contact your local waste disposal office (see Product Safety
Guide).
• We recommend placing used supply items on a piece of paper to prevent accidentally spilling
or scattering the material inside.
• If you use paper that is not a direct equivalent for the recommended paper, the life of supply
items and machine parts may be reduced.
• The projected life for each of the toner cartridges is based on ISO/ICE 19798. Frequency of
replacement will vary depending on the print volume, percentage of coverage, types of media
used, and powering on/off the machine.
• Frequency of replacement supplies except toner cartridges will vary depending on the print
volume, types of media used, and powering on/off the machine.
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Routine maintenance
Replacing the toner
cartridges
Model Name: TN-321BK 1, TN-321C 1,
TN-321M 1, TN-321Y 1, TN-326BK 2,
TN-326C 2, TN-326M 2, TN-326Y 2,
TN-329BK 3, TN-329C 3, TN-329M 3,
TN-329Y 3
The Standard toner cartridge can print
approximately 2,500 pages 4 (Black) or
approximately 1,500 pages 4 (Cyan,
Magenta, Yellow). The High Yield toner
cartridge can print approximately 4,000
pages 4 (Black) or approximately 3,500
pages 4 (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow). The Super
High Yield toner cartridge can print
approximately 6,000 pages 4 (Black, Cyan,
Magenta, Yellow). Actual page count will vary
depending on your average type of
document.
When a toner cartridge is running low, the
Touchscreen displays Toner Low.
The toner cartridges that come supplied with
the machine must be replaced after
approximately 2,500 pages 4 (Black) or
approximately 1,500 pages 4 (Cyan,
Magenta, Yellow).
1
Standard toner cartridge
2
High yield toner cartridge
3
Super high yield toner cartridge
4
Approximate cartridge yield is declared in
accordance with ISO/IEC 19798.
NOTE
A
• The indication of remaining toner life will
vary depending on the types of documents
printed and customer’s usage.
• It is a good idea to keep a new toner
cartridge ready for use when you see the
Toner Low warning.
• To ensure high quality printing, we
recommend that you use only Brother
Original toner cartridges. When you want
to buy toner cartridges, contact Brother
customer service or your local Brother
dealer.
• We recommend that you clean the
machine when you replace the toner
cartridge (see Cleaning and Checking the
machine on page 77).
• DO NOT unpack the new toner cartridge
until you are ready to install it.
A
Toner Low: X
A
If the Touchscreen displays Toner Low: X,
buy a new toner cartridge for the colour
indicated on the Touchscreen and have it
ready before you get a Replace Toner
message.
Replace Toner
A
When the Touchscreen displays Replace
Toner the machine will stop printing until you
replace the toner cartridge.
The Touchscreen indicates the toner
cartridge colour that you must replace.
(BK=Black, C=Cyan, M=Magenta, Y=Yellow ).
A new Brother Original toner cartridge will
reset the Replace Toner message.
NOTE
For more information about how the toner
cartridge life is calculated, see Important
information for the toner cartridge life
on page 190.
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Replacing the toner cartridges
a
b
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Make sure the machine is turned on.
Press the front cover release button and
pull open the front cover.
A
c
Hold the blue handle of the drum unit.
Pull the drum unit out until it stops.
Routine maintenance
d
Hold the handle of the toner cartridge
and gently push it toward the machine to
unlock it. Then pull it out of the drum
unit. Repeat this for all the toner
cartridges.
IMPORTANT
• Handle the toner cartridge carefully. If
toner scatters on your hands or clothes,
immediately wipe or wash it off with cold
water.
• To avoid print quality problems, DO NOT
touch the shaded parts shown in the
illustrations.
<Toner cartridge>
WARNING
• DO NOT put a toner cartridge into a fire.
It could explode, resulting in injuries.
• DO NOT use flammable substances,
any type of spray, or an organic
solvent/liquid containing alcohol or
ammonia to clean the inside or outside
of the machine. Doing so could cause a
fire or electrical shock. Instead, use only
a dry, lint-free cloth.
(See Product Safety Guide)
• We recommend that you place the toner
cartridge on a clean, flat, level, stable
surface with a sheet of disposable paper
or cloth underneath it in case you
accidentally spill or scatter toner.
NOTE
• Be sure to seal up the used toner cartridge
tightly in a bag so that toner powder does
not spill out of the cartridge.
• Go to http://www.brother.com/original/
index.html for instructions on how to return
your used supply items to the Brother
recycling program. If you choose not to
return your used supplies, discard the
used supplies according to local
regulations, keeping it separate from
domestic waste. If you have questions,
contact your local waste disposal office
(See Product Safety Guide).
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A
e
Clean the corona wire inside the drum
unit by gently sliding the blue tab from
left to right and right to left several times.
IMPORTANT
Be sure to return the tab to the home
position (1). If you do not, printed pages
may have a vertical stripe.
1
f
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Repeat step e to clean each of the
three remaining corona wires.
g
Unpack the new toner cartridge, then
pull off the protective cover.
Routine maintenance
IMPORTANT
• Unpack the toner cartridge just before you
put it in the machine. If a toner cartridge is
left unpacked for a long time, the toner life
will be shortened.
• If an unpacked drum unit is placed in
direct sunlight (or room light for long
periods of time), the unit may be
damaged.
• Brother machines are designed to work
with toner of a particular specification and
will work to a level of optimum
performance when used with Brother
Original toner cartridges. Brother cannot
guarantee this optimum performance if
toner or toner cartridges of other
specifications are used. Brother does not
therefore recommend the use of
cartridges other than Brother Original
cartridges with this machine, or the
refilling of empty cartridges with toner from
other sources. If damage is caused to the
drum unit or other parts of this machine as
a result of the use of toner or toner
cartridges other than Brother Original
products due to the incompatibility or lack
of suitability of those products with this
machine, any repairs required as a result
may not be covered by the warranty.
• Put the new toner cartridge in the drum
unit immediately after you remove its
protective cover. To prevent any
degradation to the print quality, DO NOT
touch the shaded parts shown in the
illustrations.
h
Hold the handle of the toner cartridge
and slide the toner cartridge into the
drum unit then gently pull it toward you
until you hear it click into place. Make
sure that you match the toner cartridge
colour to the same colour label on the
drum unit. Repeat this for all the toner
cartridges.
A
BK
BK
K
TN-B
BK
TN-C
C
TN-M
M
TN-Y
Y
BK = Black, C = Cyan,
M = Magenta, Y= Yellow
NOTE
Make sure you installed the toner
cartridge correctly or it may separate from
the drum unit.
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i
Push the drum unit in until it stops.
Replacing the drum unit
A
Model Name: DR-321CL
A new drum unit can print approximately
25,000 A4 or Letter size single-sided pages. 1
1
Drum life is approximate and may vary by type of
use.
IMPORTANT
For best performance, use a Brother
Original drum unit and Brother Original
toner units. Printing with a third-party drum
unit or toner unit may reduce not only the
print quality but also the quality and life of
the machine itself. Warranty coverage
may not apply to problems caused by the
use of a third-party drum unit or toner unit.
Drum !
A
The corona wires are coated with paper dust
or toner. Clean the corona wires in the four
drums (see Cleaning the corona wires
on page 84).
If you cleaned the corona wires and the Drum !
error is still displayed on the Touchscreen, then
the drum unit is at the end of its life. Replace the
drum unit with a new set.
Drum End Soon
j
Close the front cover of the machine.
NOTE
After replacing a toner cartridge, DO NOT
turn off the machine or open the front
cover until the Touchscreen clears the
Please wait. message and returns to
Ready mode.
The drum unit is nearing the end of its rated
life and will require replacement. We
recommend you keep a Brother Original
drum unit ready for installation. Buy a new
drum unit (DR-321CL) and have it ready
before you get a Replace Drum message.
Replace Drum
The drum unit has exceeded its rated life.
Replace the drum unit with a new one. We
recommend a Brother Original drum unit be
installed at this time.
When you replace the drum unit with a new
one, you must reset the drum counter.
Instructions of how to do this can be found in
the box your new drum unit came in.
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A
A
Routine maintenance
Drum Stop
A
We cannot guarantee the print quality.
Replace the drum unit with a new one. We
recommend a Brother Original drum unit be
installed at this time.
b
Press the front cover release button and
pull open the front cover.
When you replace the drum unit with a new
one, you must reset the drum counter.
Instructions of how to do this can be found in
the box your new drum unit came in.
Replacing the drum unit
A
IMPORTANT
• While removing the drum unit, handle it
carefully because it may contain toner. If
toner scatters on your hands or clothes,
wipe or wash it off with cold water at once.
• Every time you replace the drum unit,
clean the inside of the machine
(see Cleaning and Checking the machine
on page 77).
A
• DO NOT unpack the new drum unit until
you are ready to install it. Exposure to
direct sunlight (or room light for long
periods of time) may damage the drum
unit.
a
Make sure the machine is turned on.
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c
Hold the blue handle of the drum unit.
Pull the drum unit out until it stops.
d
Turn the blue lock lever (1) at the left of
the machine counterclockwise to the
release position. Holding the blue
handles of the drum unit, lift the front of
the drum unit and remove it from the
machine.
2
1
60
Routine maintenance
IMPORTANT
• We recommend that you place the drum
unit on a clean, flat surface with a piece of
disposable paper underneath it in case
you accidentally spill or scatter toner.
e
Hold the handle of the toner cartridge
and gently push it forward to unlock
it.Then pull it out of the drum unit.
Repeat this for all the toner cartridges.
• To prevent damage to the machine from
static electricity, DO NOT touch the
electrodes shown in the illustration.
WARNING
• DO NOT put a toner cartridge into a fire.
It could explode, resulting in injuries.
• DO NOT use flammable substances,
any type of spray, or an organic
solvent/liquid containing alcohol or
ammonia to clean the inside or outside
of the machine. Doing so could cause a
fire or electrical shock. Instead, use only
a dry, lint-free cloth.
(See Product Safety Guide)
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A
IMPORTANT
• Handle the toner cartridge carefully. If
toner scatters on your hands or clothes,
immediately wipe or wash it off with cold
water.
• To avoid print quality problems, DO NOT
touch the shaded parts shown in the
illustrations.
<Toner cartridge>
NOTE
• Be sure to seal up the used drum unit
tightly in a bag so that toner powder does
not spill out of the drum unit.
• Go to http://www.brother.com/original/
index.html for instructions on how to return
your used supply items to the Brother
recycling program. If you choose not to
return your used supplies, discard the
used supplies according to local
regulations, keeping it separate from
domestic waste. If you have questions,
contact your local waste disposal office
(see Product Safety Guide).
f
<Drum unit>
• We recommend that you place the toner
cartridge on a clean, flat, level, stable
surface with a sheet of disposable paper
or cloth underneath it in case you
accidentally spill or scatter toner.
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Unpack the new drum unit and remove
the protective cover.
Routine maintenance
Hold the handle of the toner cartridge
and slide it into the appropriate coloured
section of the drum unit until it clicks into
place.
h
Make sure the blue lock lever (1) is in
the release position as shown in the
illustration.
2
g
1
BK
BK
K
TN-B
BK
TN-C
A
C
TN-M
i
M
TN-Y
Y
Gently slide the drum unit into the
machine until it stops at the blue lock
lever.
2
1
2
BK = Black, C = Cyan,
M = Magenta, Y= Yellow
NOTE
Make sure you install the toner cartridge
correctly or it may separate from the drum
unit.
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Turn the blue lock lever (1) clockwise to
the lock position.
2
j
1
k
64
Push the drum unit in until it stops.
l
m
Close the front cover of the machine.
When you replace the drum unit with a
new one, you must reset the drum
counter. Instructions of how to do this
can be found in the box your new drum
unit came in.
Routine maintenance
Replacing the belt unit
A
a
b
Model name: BU-320CL
A new belt unit can print approximately
50,000 (5 pages per job) or 20,000 (1 page
per job) A4 or Letter size single-sided
pages. 1
1
Replacing the belt unit
A
Make sure the machine is turned on.
Press the front cover release button and
pull open the front cover.
Belt unit life is approximate and may vary by type of
use.
Belt End Soon
A
If the Touchscreen displays Belt End
Soon, it means the belt unit is near the end of
its life. Buy a new belt unit and have it ready
before you get a Replace Belt message.
To replace the belt unit, see Replacing the
belt unit on page 65.
Replace Belt
A
When the Replace Belt message appears
on the Touchscreen, you must replace the
belt unit.
A
When you replace the belt unit with a new
one, you must reset the belt unit counter.
Instructions of how to do this can be found in
the box your new belt unit came in.
IMPORTANT
• DO NOT touch the surface of the belt unit.
If you touch it, it could decrease print
quality.
• Damage caused by incorrect handling of
the belt unit may void your warranty.
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c
Hold the blue handle of the drum unit.
Pull the drum unit out until it stops.
d
Turn the blue lock lever (1) at the left of
the machine counterclockwise to the
release position. Holding the blue
handles of the drum unit, lift the front of
the drum unit and remove it from the
machine.
2
1
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Routine maintenance
IMPORTANT
• We recommend that you place the drum
unit on a clean, flat surface with
disposable paper underneath it in case
you accidentally spill or scatter toner.
e
Hold the blue handle of the belt unit with
both hands and lift the belt unit up, then
pull it out.
• To prevent damage to the machine from
static electricity, DO NOT touch the
electrodes shown in the illustration.
IMPORTANT
To avoid print quality problems, DO NOT
touch the shaded parts shown in the
illustrations.
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A
Unpack the new belt unit and install the
new belt unit in the machine. Make sure
the belt unit is level and fits firmly into
place.
g
Make sure the blue lock lever (1) is in
the release position as shown in the
illustration.
2
f
1
h
Gently slide the drum unit into the
machine until it stops at the blue lock
lever.
2
1
2
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Routine maintenance
Turn the blue lock lever (1) clockwise to
the lock position.
k
l
Close the front cover of the machine.
When you replace the belt unit with a
new one, you need to reset the belt unit
counter. Instructions of how to do this
can be found in the box your new belt
unit came in.
2
i
1
j
Push the drum unit in until it stops.
A
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Replacing the waste toner box
A
Model name: WT-320CL
The life of a waste toner box is approximately
50,000 A4 or Letter size single-sided pages. 1
1
Waste toner box life is approximate and may vary by
type of use.
WT Box End Soon
A
If the Touchscreen displays WT Box End
Soon, it means the waste toner box is near
the end of its life. Buy a new waste toner box
and have it ready before you get a Replace
WT Box message.
Replace WT Box
A
When the Replace WT Box message
appears on the Touchscreen, you must
replace the waste toner box.
Replacing the waste toner box
a
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Make sure the machine is turned on.
A
b
Press the front cover release button and
pull open the front cover.
Routine maintenance
Hold the blue handle of the drum unit.
Pull the drum unit out until it stops.
d
Turn the blue lock lever (1) at the left of
the machine counterclockwise to the
release position. Holding the blue
handles of the drum unit, lift the front of
the drum unit and remove it from the
machine.
1
2
c
A
71
IMPORTANT
• We recommend that you place the drum
unit on a clean, flat surface with
disposable paper underneath it in case
you accidentally spill or scatter toner.
e
Hold the blue handle of the belt unit with
both hands and lift the belt unit up, then
pull it out.
• To prevent damage to the machine from
static electricity, DO NOT touch the
electrodes shown in the illustration.
IMPORTANT
To avoid print quality problems, DO NOT
touch the shaded parts shown in the
illustrations.
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Routine maintenance
f
Remove the two pieces of orange
packing material and discard them.
g
Hold the blue handle of the waste toner
box and remove the waste toner box
from the machine.
IMPORTANT
A
DO NOT reuse the waste toner box.
NOTE
This step is only necessary when you are
replacing the waste toner box for the first
time, and is not required for the
replacement waste toner box. The orange
packing pieces are installed at the factory
to protect your machine during shipment.
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WARNING
• DO NOT put the waste toner box into a
fire. It could explode, resulting in
injuries.
• DO NOT use flammable substances,
any type of spray, or an organic
solvent/liquid containing alcohol or
ammonia to clean the inside or outside
of the machine. Doing so could cause a
fire or electrical shock. Instead, use only
a dry, lint-free cloth.
(See Product Safety Guide)
NOTE
• Be sure to seal up the waste toner box
tightly in an appropriate bag so that toner
powder does not spill out of the waste
toner box.
• Discard the used waste toner box
according to local regulations, keeping it
separate from domestic waste. If you have
questions, call your local waste disposal
office.
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h
Unpack the new waste toner box and
install the new waste toner box in the
machine using the blue handle. Make
sure the waste toner box is level and fits
firmly into place.
Routine maintenance
j
Make sure the blue lock lever (1) is in
the release position as shown in the
illustration.
1
A
k
Gently slide the drum unit into the
machine until it stops at the blue lock
lever.
1
2
Slide the belt unit back into the machine.
Make sure the belt unit is level and fits
firmly into place.
2
i
2
75
Turn the blue lock lever (1) clockwise to
the lock position.
2
l
1
m
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Push the drum unit in until it stops.
n
Close the front cover of the machine.
Routine maintenance
Cleaning and Checking
the machine
Clean the outside and inside of the machine
regularly with a dry, lint-free cloth. When you
replace the toner cartridge or the drum unit,
make sure that you clean the inside of the
machine. If printed pages are stained with
toner, clean the inside of the machine with a
dry, lint-free cloth.
IMPORTANT
A
• Use neutral detergents. Cleaning with
volatile liquids such as thinner or benzine
will damage the surface of the machine.
• DO NOT use cleaning materials that
contain ammonia.
• DO NOT use isopropyl alcohol to remove
dirt from the control panel. It may crack the
panel.
WARNING
• DO NOT put a toner cartridge into a fire.
It could explode, resulting in injuries.
• DO NOT use flammable substances,
any type of spray, or an organic
solvent/liquid containing alcohol or
ammonia to clean the inside or outside
of the machine. Doing so could cause a
fire or electrical shock. Instead, use only
a dry, lint-free cloth.
A
(See Product Safety Guide)
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Cleaning the outside of the
machine
b
Wipe the outside of the machine with a
dry, lint-free cloth to remove dust.
c
Pull the paper tray completely out of the
machine.
d
If paper is loaded in the paper tray,
remove it.
e
Remove anything that is stuck inside the
paper tray.
A
IMPORTANT
DO NOT use any type of liquid cleaners
(including ethanol).
Cleaning the Touchscreen
a
Press and hold down
machine off.
b
Clean the Touchscreen with a dry, soft
lint-free cloth.
c
to turn the
Turn on the machine.
Cleaning the outside of the machine
a
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Press and hold down
machine off.
to turn the
Routine maintenance
f
Wipe the inside and the outside of the
paper tray with a dry, lint-free cloth to
remove dust.
Cleaning the scanner glass
a
Press and hold down
machine off.
b
(DCP-L8450CDW)
Unfold the ADF document support (1)
and then open the ADF cover (2).
Clean the white bar (3) and the scanner
glass strip (4) underneath it with a soft
lint-free cloth gently moistened with water.
Close the ADF cover (2) and fold the
ADF document support (1).
2
g
Re-load the paper and put the paper tray
firmly back in the machine.
h
Turn on the machine.
A
to turn the
3
1
4
A
c
Lift the document cover (1).
Clean the white plastic surface (2) and
scanner glass (3) underneath it with a soft
lint-free cloth gently moistened with water.
1
2
3
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d
In the ADF unit, clean the white bar (1)
and the scanner glass strip (2)
underneath it with a soft lint-free cloth
gently moistened with water.
Cleaning the laser scanner
windows
a
Press and hold down
machine off.
b
Press the front cover release button and
pull open the front cover.
1
2
NOTE
In addition to cleaning the scanner glass
and glass strip with a soft lint-free cloth
gently moistened with water, run your
finger tip over the glass to see if you can
feel anything on it. If you feel dirt or debris,
clean the glass again concentrating on
that area. You may need to repeat the
cleaning process three or four times. To
test, make a copy after each cleaning.
e
f
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Close the document cover.
Turn on the machine.
to turn the
A
Routine maintenance
Hold the blue handle of the drum unit.
Pull the drum unit out until it stops.
d
Turn the blue lock lever (1) at the left of
the machine counterclockwise to the
release position. Holding the blue
handles of the drum unit, lift the front of
the drum unit and remove it from the
machine.
1
2
c
A
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IMPORTANT
• We recommend that you place the drum
unit on a clean, flat surface with
disposable paper underneath it in case
you accidentally spill or scatter toner.
e
Wipe the four scanner windows (1) with
a dry, lint-free cloth.
• To prevent damage to the machine from
static electricity, DO NOT touch the
electrodes shown in the illustration.
1
• Hold the blue handles of the drum unit
when you carry it. DO NOT hold the sides
of the drum unit.
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Routine maintenance
Make sure the blue lock lever (1) is in
the release position as shown in the
illustration.
h
Turn the blue lock lever (1) clockwise to
the lock position.
2
2
f
1
1
i
Push the drum unit in until it stops.
A
Gently slide the drum unit into the
machine until it stops at the blue lock
lever.
1
2
g
2
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j
k
84
Close the front cover of the machine.
Cleaning the corona wires
Turn on the machine.
If you have print quality problems or the
Touchscreen shows Drum !, clean the
corona wires as follows:
a
Make sure that the machine is turned
on.
b
Press the front cover release button and
pull open the front cover.
A
Routine maintenance
c
Hold the blue handle of the drum unit.
Pull the drum unit out until it stops.
d
Hold the handle of the toner cartridge
and gently push it toward the machine to
unlock it. Then pull it out of the drum
unit. Repeat this for all the toner
cartridges.
IMPORTANT
• We recommend that you place the toner
cartridge on a piece of disposable paper
or cloth in case you accidentally spill or
scatter toner.
• Handle the toner cartridge carefully. If
toner scatters on your hands or clothes,
immediately wipe or wash it off with cold
water.
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A
e
Clean the corona wire inside the drum
unit by gently sliding the blue tab from
left to right and right to left several times.
g
Hold the handle of the toner cartridge
and slide the toner cartridge into the
drum unit then gently pull it toward you
until you hear it click into place. Make
sure that you match the toner cartridge
colour to the same colour label on the
drum unit. Repeat this for all the toner
cartridges.
1
BK
BK
K
TN-B
BK
TN-C
C
TN-M
NOTE
Be sure to return the tab to the home
position (1). If you do not, printed pages
may have a vertical stripe.
f
M
TN-Y
Y
Repeat step e to clean each of three
remaining corona wires.
BK = Black, C = Cyan,
M = Magenta, Y= Yellow
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Routine maintenance
h
Push the drum unit in until it stops.
Cleaning the drum unit
A
If your printout has dots at 94 mm intervals,
follow the steps below to solve the problem.
a
Make sure that the machine is in the
Ready mode.
b
Press
c
d
Press All Settings.
e
f
Press Print Reports.
g
h
Press Drum Dot Print.
i
The machine will print the Drum Dot
.
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
display Print Reports.
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
display Drum Dot Print.
The machine will display Press [OK].
Press OK.
Check Sheet. Then press
j
i
Press and hold down
machine off.
.
to turn the
Close the front cover of the machine.
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A
k
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Press the front cover release button and
pull open the front cover.
l
Hold the blue handle of the drum unit.
Pull the drum unit out until it stops.
Routine maintenance
Turn the blue lock lever (1) at the left of
the machine counterclockwise to the
release position. Holding the blue
handles of the drum unit, lift the front of
the drum unit and remove it from the
machine.
1
IMPORTANT
• We recommend that you place the drum
unit on a piece of disposable paper or
cloth in case you accidentally spill or
scatter toner.
• To prevent damage to the machine from
static electricity, DO NOT touch the
electrodes shown in the illustration.
2
m
A
• Hold the blue handles of the drum unit
when you carry it. DO NOT hold the sides
of the drum unit.
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n
Hold the handle of the toner cartridge
and gently push it forward to unlock it.
Then pull it out of the drum unit. Repeat
this for all the toner cartridges.
o
Turn the drum unit over by holding the
blue handles. Make sure that the drum
unit gears (1) are on the left hand side.
1
IMPORTANT
• Handle the toner cartridges carefully. If
toner scatters on your hands or clothes,
immediately wipe or wash it off with cold
water.
• To avoid print quality problems, DO NOT
touch the shaded parts shown in the
illustrations.
<Drum unit>
p
Check the drum dot check sheet for the
following issues:
 Dot Colour problem: The colour of
printed dots is the colour of the drum
you should clean.
 Dot location: The sheet has eight
numbered columns. The number of
the column with the printed dot in it is
used to find the dot position on the
drum.
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Routine maintenance
q
Use the numbered markers next to the
drum roller to find the mark. For
example, a cyan dot in column 2 on the
check sheet would mean that there is a
mark in the “2” region of the cyan drum.
r
Once the drum has been selected, place
one hand on the drum gear and at the
other end of that drum place your other
hand on the edge, then rotate the drum
slowly towards you while looking at the
surface of the suspected area.
Y
A
M
C
BK
IMPORTANT
• To avoid print quality problems, DO NOT
touch the surface of the drum unit with
your bare hands.
• DO NOT clean the surface of the
photosensitive drum with a sharp object or
any liquids.
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s
When you have found the mark on the
drum that matches the drum dot check
sheet, wipe the surface of the drum
gently with a cotton swab until the mark
on the surface comes off.
t
Hold the handle of the toner cartridge
and slide the toner cartridge into the
drum unit, then gently pull it toward you
until you hear it click into place. Make
sure that you match the toner cartridge
colour to the same colour label on the
drum unit. Repeat this for all the toner
cartridges.
BK
BK
K
TN-B
BK
TN-C
C
TN-M
M
TN-Y
Y
BK = Black, C = Cyan,
M = Magenta, Y= Yellow
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Routine maintenance
Make sure the blue lock lever (1) is in
the release position as shown in the
illustration.
w
Turn the blue lock lever (1) clockwise to
the lock position.
2
2
u
1
1
x
Push the drum unit in until it stops.
A
Gently slide the drum unit into the
machine until it stops at the blue lock
lever.
1
2
v
2
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y
z
Close the front cover of the machine.
Turn on the machine and try a test print.
Cleaning the paper pick-up
rollers
Cleaning the paper pick-up roller periodically
may prevent paper jams by ensuring correct
paper feeding.
If you have paper feed problems, clean the
pick-up rollers as follows:
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a
Press and hold down
machine off.
b
Pull the paper tray completely out of the
machine.
c
If paper is loaded in the paper tray,
remove it.
d
Remove anything that is stuck inside the
paper tray.
to turn the
A
Routine maintenance
e
Tightly wring out a lint-free cloth soaked
in lukewarm water, and then wipe the
separator pad (1) on the paper tray to
remove dust.
1
Colour Calibration
A
The output density for each colour may vary
depending on the machine’s environment,
such as temperature and humidity.
Calibration helps you to improve the colour
density.
a
Press
b
c
d
e
Press Calibration.
f
Press
.
Press Calibrate.
Press Yes to confirm.
The machine will display Completed.
.
You can reset the calibration parameters
back to the factory settings.
f
Wipe the two pick-up rollers (1) inside
the machine to remove dust.
1
g
Reload the paper and put the paper tray
firmly back in the machine.
h
Turn on the machine.
a
Press
b
c
d
e
Press Calibration.
f
Press
A
.
Press Reset.
Press Yes to confirm.
The machine will display Completed.
.
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NOTE
• If an error message is displayed, press OK
and try again.
(For more information, see Error and
maintenance messages on page 98.)
• If you are using the Windows® printer
driver, the driver will get the calibration
data automatically if both Use Calibration
Data and Get Device Data
Automatically are selected. These
settings are enabled by default.
(see Software and Network User's Guide).
• If you are using the Macintosh printer
driver, you must perform the calibration
using the Status Monitor. Open the Status
Monitor, and then select Color
Calibration from the Control menu
(see Software and Network User's Guide).
Colour Registration
If solid areas of colour or images have cyan,
magenta or yellow fringes, you can use the
auto-registration feature to correct the
problem.
a
Press
b
c
d
Press Registration.
e
Press
.
Press Yes to confirm.
The machine will display Completed.
.
Auto Correction
You can set if the colour correction (Colour
Calibration and Colour Registration) occurs
automatically. The default setting is On. The
colour correction process consumes some
amount of the toner.
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A
a
Press
b
c
d
Press All Settings.
e
f
g
Press Colour Correction.
h
Press
.
Press Printer.
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
display Colour Correction.
Press Auto Correction.
Press On or Off.
.
A
B
Troubleshooting
B
If you think there is a problem with your machine, check each of the items below first and follow
the troubleshooting tips.
You can correct most problems yourself. If you need additional help, the Brother Solutions Center
offers the latest FAQs and troubleshooting tips.
Visit http://solutions.brother.com/.
Identifying the problem
B
First, check that:
 The machine’s power cord is connected correctly and the machine’s power is on. If the
machine does not turn on after connecting the power cord, see Other difficulties on page 121.
 All of the protective parts have been removed.
 Paper is inserted correctly in the paper tray.
 The interface cables are securely connected to the machine and the computer, or the wireless
connection is set up on both the machine and your computer.
 Touchscreen Messages
(See Error and maintenance messages on page 98.)
B
If you did not solve the problem with the above checks, identify the problem and go to the page
suggested below.
Paper handling and Printing problems:
 Printing difficulties on page 117
 Paper handling difficulties on page 118
Copying problems:
 Copying difficulties on page 119
Scanning problems:
 Scanning difficulties on page 119
Software and Network problems:
 Software difficulties on page 119
 Network difficulties on page 120
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Error and maintenance messages
As with any sophisticated office product, errors may occur and supplies may be replaced. If this
happens, your machine identifies the error or required routine maintenance and displays the
appropriate message. The most common error and maintenance messages are shown in the
table.
You can clear most errors and perform routine maintenance yourself. If you need more help, the
Brother Solutions Center offers the latest FAQs and troubleshooting tips:
Visit http://solutions.brother.com/.
NOTE
The Touchscreen names are as follows.
• Multi-purpose tray: MP Tray
• Standard paper tray: Tray1
• Optional lower tray: Tray2
Error Message
Cause
Action
2-sided Disabled
The back cover of the machine
is not closed completely.
Close the back cover of the machine until it
locks into the closed position.
2-sided Disabled
Although the size of paper in
the paper tray matches the
paper size that was selected
from the control panel or printer
driver, the machine has
stopped printing when it
encountered an additional,
different size of paper in the
tray.
Make sure the paper tray contains only the size
of paper you select in either the control panel or
printer driver, then press Colour Start or
Mono Start.
The paper tray was pulled out
before the machine completed
printing on both sides of the
paper.
Reinstall the paper tray and press Colour
Start or Mono Start.
Access Denied
The function you want to use is
restricted by Secure Function
Lock.
Contact your administrator to check your
Secure Function Lock Settings.
Access Error
The device was removed from
the USB direct interface while
the data was processing.
Press
. Reinsert the device and try to print
with Direct Print.
Belt End Soon
The belt unit is near the end of
its life.
Buy a new belt unit before you get a Replace
Belt message.
Reload paper,
then press
[Retry].
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B
Troubleshooting
Error Message
Cause
Action
Calibration
failed.
Calibration failed.
Press OK and try it again.
 Press and hold down
to turn off the
machine.
Wait a few seconds, and then turn on the
machine again.
Perform the colour calibration again using
the Touchscreen or the printer driver
(see Colour Calibration on page 95).
 Put in a new belt unit (see Replacing the
belt unit on page 65).
 If the problem continues, contact Brother
customer service or your local Brother
dealer.
Cartridge Error
The toner cartridge is not
installed correctly.
Pull out the drum unit, take out the toner
cartridge for the colour that is indicated on the
Touchscreen, and put it back into the drum unit
again. Put the drum unit back in the machine.
If the problem continues, contact Brother
customer service or your local Brother dealer.
One of the issues that can
cause this error is that
condensation may form inside
the machine after a room
temperature change.
Leave the machine turned on. Wait for 30
minutes with the front cover fully opened. Then
turn off the machine and close the cover. Turn
it on again.
The temperature of the drum
unit or toner cartridge is too
Wait for a while.
hot. The machine will pause its
current print job and go into
cooling down mode. During the
cooling down mode, you will
hear the cooling fan running
while the Touchscreen
displays Cooling Down, and
Wait for a while..
Make sure you can hear the fan in the machine
spinning and that the exhaust outlet is not
blocked by something.
Condensation
Cooling Down
If the fan is spinning, remove any obstacles
that surround the exhaust outlet, and then
leave the machine turned on but do not use it
for several minutes.
If the fan is not spinning, disconnect the
machine from the power for several minutes,
then reconnect it.
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B
Error Message
Cause
Action
Cover is Open.
The front cover is not
completely closed.
Close the front cover of the machine.
The fuser cover is not
completely closed or paper
was jammed in the back of the
machine when you turned on
the power.
DIMM Error
 Close the fuser cover located inside the
back cover of the machine.
 Make sure paper is not jammed behind the
fuser cover at the back of the machine, then
close the fuser cover and press Start
(see Paper is jammed at the back of the
machine on page 110).
The ADF cover is not
completely closed.
Close the ADF cover of the machine.
The ADF cover is open while
loading a document.
Close the ADF cover of the machine, then
 The DIMM is not installed
correctly.
 The DIMM is broken.
 The DIMM does not meet
the required specifications.
press
.
 Turn off the machine and unplug the power
cord. Remove the DIMM. (See Advanced
User’s Guide)
 Confirm the DIMM meets the required
specifications. (See Advanced User’s
Guide)
 Reinstall the DIMM correctly. Wait a few
seconds, plug in the power cord, and then
turn the machine on again.
 If this error message appears again,
replace the DIMM with a new one.
(See Advanced User’s Guide)
Document Jam
The document was not
inserted or fed correctly, or the
document scanned from the
ADF was too long.
See Document is jammed in the top of the ADF
unit on page 106 or Using the automatic
document feeder (ADF) on page 35.
Drum End Soon
The drum unit is near the end
of its life.
Order a new drum unit before you get a
Replace Drum message.
Drum !
The corona wires on the drum
unit must be cleaned.
Clean all four corona wires inside the drum unit
by sliding the blue tab (see Cleaning the
corona wires on page 84).
The drum unit is not installed
correctly.
Remove the drum unit, remove the toner
cartridges from the drum unit, and reinstall the
toner cartridges back into the drum unit.
Reinstall the drum unit back in the machine.
Drum Stop
It is time to replace the drum
unit.
Replace the drum unit, (see Replacing the
drum unit on page 59).
Jam 2-sided
The paper is jammed
underneath the paper tray or
the fuser unit.
See Paper is jammed underneath the paper
tray on page 115.
Jam Inside
The paper is jammed inside the
machine.
See Paper is jammed inside the machine
on page 112.
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Troubleshooting
Error Message
Cause
Action
Jam MP Tray
The paper is jammed in the
multi-purpose tray of the
machine.
See Paper is jammed in the multi-purpose tray
on page 108.
Jam Rear
The paper is jammed in the
back of the machine.
See Paper is jammed at the back of the
machine on page 110.
Jam Tray1
The paper is jammed in the
paper tray of the machine.
See Paper is jammed in the Paper Tray 1 or
Tray 2 on page 109.
Limit Exceeded
The number of pages you are
allowed to print has been
exceeded. The print job will be
cancelled.
Contact your administrator to check your
Secure Function Lock Settings.
Log Access Error
The machine could not access
the print log file in the server.
Contact your administrator to check the Store
Print Log to Network settings.
Jam Tray2
For more information, see Software and
Network User's Guide.
No Belt Unit
The belt unit is not installed
correctly.
Reinstall the belt unit, (see the steps in
Replacing the belt unit on page 65).
No Drum Unit
The drum unit is not installed
correctly.
Reinstall the drum unit, (see the steps
in Replacing the drum unit on page 59.)
No HUB Support
A USB hub device is
connected to the USB direct
interface.
Disconnect the USB hub device from the USB
direct interface.
No Paper
The machine is out of paper in
the paper tray, or paper is not
correctly loaded in the paper
tray.
Do one of the following:
B
 Refill paper in the paper tray. Make sure the
paper guides are set to the correct size.
 Remove the paper and load it again. Make
sure the paper guides are set to the correct
size.
 If the problem is not resolved, the paper
pick-up roller may need to be cleaned.
Clean the paper pick-up roller.
(See Cleaning the paper pick-up rollers
on page 94)
No Permission
Printing colour documents is
restricted by Secure Function
Lock. The print job will be
cancelled.
Contact your administrator to check your
Secure Function Lock Settings.
No Toner
The toner cartridge for the
colour indicated on the
Touchscreen is not installed
correctly.
Remove the drum unit, remove the toner
cartridge for the colour indicated on the
Touchscreen from the drum unit, and reinstall
the toner cartridge back into the drum unit.
Reinstall the drum unit back in the machine. If
the problem continues, replace the toner
cartridge (see Replacing the toner cartridges
on page 53).
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Error Message
Cause
Action
No Tray
The paper tray indicated on the
Touchscreen is not installed or
not installed correctly.
Reinstall the paper tray indicated on the
Touchscreen.
No Waste Toner
The waste toner box is not
installed correctly.
Reinstall the Waste Toner Box, (see the steps
in Replacing the waste toner box on page 70).
Out of Memory
The machine’s memory is full.
Copy operation in progress
Do one of the following:
 Press Partial Print or Quit to copy
the scanned pages.
 Press
and wait until the other
operations in progress finish, and then try
again.
 Add optional memory (see Advanced
User’s Guide).
Print operation in process
Do one of the following:
 Reduce the print resolution
(see Software and Network User's Guide).
 Add optional memory (see Advanced
User’s Guide).
Print Data Full
The machine’s memory is full.
 Press
and delete the previously stored
secure print jobs.
 Add optional memory (see Advanced
User’s Guide).
Print Unable XX
The machine has a mechanical
problem.
Do one of the following:
 Press and hold down
to turn the
machine off, wait a few minutes, and then
turn it on again.
 If the problem continues, contact Brother
customer service for support.
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Troubleshooting
Error Message
Cause
Action
Registration
failed.
Registration failed.
Press OK and try again.
 Press and hold down
to turn off the
machine.
Wait a few seconds, then turn it on again.
Perform the automatic colour registration
using the Touchscreen (see Colour
Registration on page 96).
 Put in a new belt unit (see Replacing the
belt unit on page 65).
 If the problem continues, contact Brother
customer service.
Rename the File
There is already a file on the
USB flash drive with the same
name as the file you are trying
to save.
Change the file name of the file on the USB
flash drive or the file you are trying to save.
Replace Belt
It is time to replace the belt
unit.
Replace the belt unit (see Replacing the belt
unit on page 65).
Replace Drum
It is time to replace the drum
unit.
Replace the drum unit (see Replacing the drum
unit on page 58).
The drum unit counter was not
reset when a new drum was
installed.
Reset the drum unit counter by following the
instructions included with the new drum unit.
Replace Fuser
It is time to replace the fuser
unit.
Contact Brother customer service or your local
Brother dealer to replace the fuser unit.
Replace Laser
It is time to replace the laser
unit.
Contact Brother customer service or your local
Brother dealer to replace the laser unit.
Replace PF Kit MP It is time to replace the paper
feeding kit.
Replace PF Kit1
Contact Brother customer service or your local
Brother dealer to replace the paper feeding kit.
Replace PF Kit2
Replace Toner 1
1
The Touchscreen
indicates the toner
cartridge colour that
you must replace.
BK=Black, C=Cyan,
M=Magenta, Y=Yellow
Replace WT Box
The toner cartridge is at the
end of its life. The machine will
stop all print operations.
Replace the toner cartridge for the colour
indicated on the Touchscreen (see Replacing
the toner cartridges on page 53).
It is time to replace the waste
toner box.
Replace the waste toner box (see Replacing
the waste toner box on page 70).
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B
Error Message
Cause
Action
Scan Unable
Document is too long for
2-sided scanning.
Press
. Use the appropriate size of paper
for 2-sided scanning (see Print media
on page 181).
The machine has a mechanical
problem.
 Press and hold down
to turn the
machine off, and then turn it on again.
 If the problem continues, contact Brother
customer service for support.
Self-Diagnostic
The temperature of the fuser
unit does not rise to a specified
temperature within the
specified time.
The fuser unit is too hot.
Press and hold down
to turn the machine
off, wait a few seconds, and then turn it on
again. Leave the machine idle for 15 minutes
with the power on.
Short paper
The length of the paper in the
tray is too short for the machine
to deliver it to the face-down
output tray.
Open the back cover (face-up output tray) to let
the printed page exit onto the face up output
tray. Remove the printed pages and then press
Retry.
Size Error
The paper size defined in the
printer driver is not supported
by the defined tray.
Choose a paper size which is supported by
each tray (see Paper type and size
on page 30.)
Size Error
2-sided
The paper size defined in the
printer driver and the
Touchscreen menu is not
available for automatic 2-sided
printing.
Press
. Choose a paper size that is
supported by 2-sided printing.
The paper in the tray is not the
correct size and is not available
for automatic 2-sided printing.
Load the correct size of paper in the tray and
set the size of paper for the tray (see Paper
Size on page 28).
The paper size you can use for automatic
2-sided printing is A4.
The paper size you can use for automatic
2-sided printing is A4.
Size mismatch
The paper in the tray is not the
correct size.
Do one of the following:
 Put the same size of paper in the paper tray
that is selected in the printer driver, and
then press Start.
 In the printer driver select the size of paper
that you loaded in the indicated paper tray.
Small paper
The paper size specified in the
printer driver is too small for the
machine to deliver it to the
face-down output tray.
Open the back cover (back output tray) to let
the printed paper out on the face-up output tray
and then press Retry.
Toner Error
One or more toner cartridges
are not installed correctly.
Pull out the drum unit. Remove all of the toner
cartridges, and then put them back into the
drum unit.
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Troubleshooting
Error Message
Cause
Action
If the Touchscreen displays
Toner Low you can still print;
however, the machine is telling
you that the toner cartridge is
near the end of its life.
Order a new toner cartridge for the colour that
is indicated on the Touchscreen now so a
replacement toner cartridge will be available
when the Touchscreen displays Replace
Toner.
Too Many Files
There are too many files stored
on the USB flash drive.
Reduce the number of files stored on the USB
flash drive.
Touchscreen
Initialisation
Failed
The Touchscreen was pressed
before the power on
initialization was completed.
Make sure nothing is touching or resting on the
Touchscreen.
Debris may be stuck between
the lower part of the
Touchscreen and its frame.
Insert a piece of stiff paper between the lower
part of the Touchscreen and its frame and slide
it back and forth to push out the debris.
Tray2 Error
The optional lower tray is not
installed correctly.
Reinstall the optional lower tray.
Unusable Device
A defective USB device or a
high power consumption USB
device has been connected to
the USB direct interface.
Unplug the device from the USB direct
Unusable Device
A USB device or USB flash
drive that is not supported/is
encrypted has been connected
to the USB direct interface.
Unplug the device from the USB direct
interface (see the specifications for supported
USB flash drives in Printing from a USB flash
drive or digital camera supporting mass
storage on page 39).
USB
Write-protected
The protect switch of the USB
flash drive is on.
Turn off the protect switch of the USB flash
drive.
WT Box End Soon
The waste toner box is near the
end of its life.
Buy a new waste toner box before you get a
Replace WT Box message.
Toner Low:X
1
1
(X) indicates the toner
cartridge colour that
is near the end of its
life.
BK=Black, C=Cyan,
M=Magenta, Y=Yellow
Remove the
Device. Turn the
power off and
back on again.
interface. Press and hold down
to turn the
machine off, and then turn it on again.
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B
Document Jams
Document is jammed in the
top of the ADF unit
a
Remove any paper from the ADF that is
not jammed.
b
c
Open the ADF cover.
Document is jammed under
the document cover
a
Remove any paper from the ADF that is
not jammed.
b
c
Lift the document cover.
B
Pull the jammed document out to the
right.
Pull the jammed document out to the
left.
If the document rips or tears, be sure
you remove all small paper scraps to
prevent future jams.
d
Close the ADF cover.
e
Press
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B
.
If the document rips or tears, be sure
you remove all small paper scraps to
prevent future jams.
d
Close the document cover.
e
Press
.
B
Troubleshooting
Removing small documents
jammed in the ADF
a
b
B
Document is jammed at the
output tray
B
Lift the document cover.
a
Insert a piece of stiff paper, such as
cardstock, into the ADF to push any
small paper scraps through.
Remove any paper from the ADF that is
not jammed.
b
Pull the jammed document out to the
right.
c
Press
c
Close the document cover.
d
Press
.
B
.
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Paper Jams
d
B
Always remove the remaining paper from the
paper tray and straighten the stack when you
are adding new paper. This helps prevent
multiple sheets of paper from feeding through
the machine at one time and prevents paper
jams.
Paper is jammed in the multipurpose tray
B
1
If the Touchscreen displays Jam MP Tray,
follow these steps:
a
b
Remove the paper from the MP tray.
Remove any jammed paper from in and
around the MP tray.
e
c
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When loading paper in the MP tray,
make sure that the paper stays under
the maximum paper height guides (1) on
both sides of the tray.
Fan the paper stack, and then put it back
in the MP tray.
Press Retry to resume printing.
Troubleshooting
Paper is jammed in the Paper
Tray 1 or Tray 2
b
Use both hands to slowly pull out the
jammed paper.
B
If the Touchscreen displays Jam Tray1 or
Jam Tray2, follow these steps:
a
Pull the paper tray completely out of the
machine.
For Jam Tray1:
NOTE
Pulling the jammed paper downward
allows you to remove the paper more
easily.
For Jam Tray2:
B
c
Make sure the paper is below the
maximum paper mark (
) in the
paper tray. While pressing the blue
paper-guide release lever, slide the
paper guides to fit the paper size. Make
sure the guides are firmly in the slots.
d
Put the paper tray firmly back in the
machine.
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Paper is jammed at the back
of the machine
If the Touchscreen displays Jam Rear,
follow these steps:
a
Leave the machine turned on for
10 minutes for the internal fan to cool
the extremely hot parts inside the
machine.
b
Open the back cover.
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WARNING
B
HOT SURFACE
After you have just used the machine, some
internal parts of the machine will be
extremely hot. Wait for the machine to cool
down before you touch the internal parts.
Troubleshooting
c
Pull the blue tabs (1) at the left and right
sides down to release the fuser
cover (2).
d
Use both hands to gently pull the
jammed paper out of the fuser unit.
e
Close the fuser cover (2).
1
3
1
2
3
B
NOTE
If the envelope levers (3) inside the back
cover are pulled down to the envelope
position, lift these levers to the original
position before pulling the blue tabs (1)
down.
3
2
3
NOTE
If you print on envelopes, pull down the
envelope levers (3) to the envelope
position again before closing the back
cover.
f
Close the back cover.
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Paper is jammed inside the
machine
If the Touchscreen displays Jam Inside,
follow these steps:
a
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Press the front cover release button and
pull open the front cover.
b
B
Hold the blue handle of the drum unit.
Pull the drum unit out until it stops.
Troubleshooting
Turn the blue lock lever (1) at the left of
the machine counterclockwise to the
release position. Holding the blue
handles of the drum unit, lift the front of
the drum unit and remove it from the
machine.
1
IMPORTANT
• We recommend that you place the drum
unit on a piece of disposable paper or
cloth in case you accidentally spill or
scatter toner.
• To prevent damage to the machine from
static electricity, DO NOT touch the
electrodes shown in the illustration.
2
c
B
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d
Pull out the jammed paper slowly.
f
Gently slide the drum unit into the
machine until it stops at the blue lock
lever.
2
1
2
e
Make sure the blue lock lever (1) is in
the release position as shown in the
illustration.
Turn the blue lock lever (1) clockwise to
the lock position.
1
2
2
g
1
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Troubleshooting
h
Push the drum unit in until it stops.
Paper is jammed underneath
the paper tray
B
If the Touchscreen displays Jam 2-sided,
follow these steps:
a
Leave the machine turned on for
10 minutes for the internal fan to cool
the extremely hot parts inside the
machine.
b
Pull the paper tray completely out of the
machine.
B
c
i
Make sure the jammed paper is not
inside the machine.
Close the front cover of the machine.
NOTE
If you turn off the machine while Jam
Inside is on the Touchscreen, the
machine will print incomplete data from
your computer when it is turned on. Before
you turn on the machine, delete the job
from your computer’s print spooler.
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d
If paper is not caught inside the
machine, check underneath the paper
tray.
WARNING
HOT SURFACE
After you have just used the machine, some
internal parts of the machine will be
extremely hot. Wait for the machine to cool
down before you touch the internal parts.
e
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If the paper is not caught in the paper
tray, open the back cover.
f
Use both hands to gently pull the jammed
paper out of the back of the machine.
g
Close the back cover until it locks in the
closed position.
h
Put the paper tray firmly back in the
machine.
Troubleshooting
If you are having difficulty with your machine
B
IMPORTANT
• For technical help, you must call Brother customer service or your local Brother dealer.
• If you think there is a problem with your machine, check the chart below and follow the
troubleshooting tips. You can correct most problems yourself.
• If you need additional help, the Brother Solutions Center offers the latest FAQs and
troubleshooting tips.
Visit http://solutions.brother.com/.
Printing difficulties
Difficulty
No printout.
Suggestions
Check that the correct printer driver has been installed and selected.
Check to see if the Touchscreen is showing an error message (see Error and
maintenance messages on page 98).
Check the machine is online:
(Windows® 7 and Windows Server® 2008 R2)
Click the
(Start) button > Devices and Printers. Right-click
Brother DCP-XXXX Printer and click See what's printing. Click Printer in the
menu bar. Make sure Use Printer Offline is cleared.
(Windows Vista® and Windows Server® 2008)
Click the
(Start) button > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Printers.
Right-click Brother DCP-XXXX Printer. Make sure Use Printer Online is not
listed. If it is listed, click this option to set the driver Online.
(Windows® XP and Windows Server® 2003)
Click the Start button > Printers and Faxes. Right-click
Brother DCP-XXXX Printer. Make sure Use Printer Online is not listed. If it is
listed, click this option to set the driver Online.
(Windows® 8 and Windows Server® 2012)
Move your mouse to the lower right corner of your desktop. When the menu bar
appears, click Settings > Control Panel. In the Hardware and Sound
(Hardware) group, click View devices and printers. Right-click the
Brother DCP-XXXX Printer > See what’s printing. If printer driver options
appear, select your printer driver. Click Printer in the menu bar and make sure
that Use Printer Offline is not selected.
(Windows Server® 2012 R2)
Click Control Panel on the Start screen. In the Hardware group, click View
devices and printers. Right-click the Brother DCP-XXXX Printer > See what’s
printing. If printer driver options appear, select your printer driver. Click Printer in
the menu bar and make sure that Use Printer Offline is not selected.
Contact your administrator to check your Secure Function Lock settings.
The machine is not printing or has
stopped printing.
Press
.
The machine will cancel the print job and clear it from the memory. The printout
may be incomplete.
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B
Printing difficulties (continued)
Difficulty
Suggestions
The headers or footers appear
when the document is displayed on
the screen but they are not on the
printed page.
There is an unprintable area on the top and bottom of the page. Adjust the top and
bottom margins in your document to allow for this (see Unscannable and
unprintable areas on page 27).
The machine prints unexpectedly
or it prints garbage.
Press
to cancel print jobs.
Check the settings in your application to make sure they are set to work with your
machine.
The machine prints the first couple
of pages correctly, then some
pages have missing text.
Check that the print settings in your application are available in the machine's
printer driver.
The machine does not print on both
sides of the paper even though the
printer driver setting is 2-sided.
Check the paper size setting in the printer driver. You must choose A4 (60 to 105
The machine does not display the
USB menu when a USB flash drive
is connected to the USB direct
interface.
When the machine is in Deep Sleep mode, the machine does not wake up even if
you connect a USB flash drive to the USB direct interface. Press the Touchscreen
to wake up the machine.
Cannot perform ‘Page Layout’
printing.
Check that the paper size setting in the application and in the printer driver are the
same.
Print speed is too slow.
Try changing the printer driver setting. The highest resolution needs longer data
processing, sending and printing time.
Your computer is not recognising the full signal of the machine’s input buffer. Make
sure you connected the interface cable correctly (see Quick Setup Guide).
g/m2).
If the machine is in Quiet mode, print speed is slower. Check the Quiet mode
setting (see Advanced User’s Guide).
The machine does not print from
Try to reduce the print resolution (see Software and Network User's Guide).
Adobe® Illustrator®.
Poor print quality
See Improving the print quality on page 122.
Paper handling difficulties
Difficulty
Suggestions
The machine does not feed paper.
If the Touchscreen shows a Paper Jam message and you still have a problem,
see Error and maintenance messages on page 98.
If the paper tray is empty, load a new stack of paper into the paper tray.
If there is paper in the paper tray, make sure it is straight. If the paper is curled,
straighten it. Sometimes it is helpful to remove the paper, turn the stack over and
put it back in the paper tray.
Reduce the amount of paper in the paper tray, and then try again.
Make sure MP Tray is not selected for Paper Source in the printer driver.
Clean the paper pick-up rollers (see Cleaning the paper pick-up rollers
on page 94).
The machine does not feed paper
from the MP tray.
Make sure MP Tray is selected in the printer driver.
How do I print on envelopes?
Load three envelopes at a time in the MP tray. Your application must be set to print
the envelope size you are using. This is usually done in the Page Setup or
Document Setup menu of your application (see your application’s manual for more
information).
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Fan the paper well and put it back in the tray firmly.
Troubleshooting
Copying difficulties
Difficulty
Suggestions
Cannot make a copy.
Make sure you pressed Copy and the machine is in Copy mode (see How to copy
on page 37).
Contact your administrator to check your Secure Function Lock Settings.
Vertical black line appears in
copies.
Black vertical lines on copies are typically caused by dirt or correction fluid on the
scanner glass, or the corona wires are dirty. Clean the glass strip and scanner
glass and also the white bar and white plastic above them (see Cleaning the
scanner glass on page 79 and Cleaning the corona wires on page 84).
Copies are blank.
Make sure you are loading the document correctly (see Using the automatic
document feeder (ADF) on page 35 or Using the scanner glass on page 36).
Scanning difficulties
Difficulty
Suggestions
TWAIN or WIA errors appear when
starting to scan. (Windows®)
Make sure the Brother TWAIN or WIA driver is selected as the primary source in
your scanning application. For example, in Nuance™ PaperPort™ 12SE, click
Desktop > Scan Settings > Select to choose the Brother TWAIN/WIA driver.
TWAIN or ICA errors appear when
starting to scan. (Macintosh)
Make sure the Brother TWAIN driver is selected as the primary source. In
PageManager, click File > Select Source and choose the Brother TWAIN driver.
Macintosh can also scan documents using the ICA Scanner Driver (see Software
and Network User's Guide).
OCR does not work.
Try increasing the scanning resolution.
(Macintosh)
Presto! PageManager must be downloaded and installed before use. For further
instructions, see Accessing Brother Support (Macintosh) on page 5.
Network scanning does not work.
see Network difficulties on page 120.
Cannot scan.
Contact your administrator to check your Secure Function Lock Settings.
Software difficulties
Difficulty
Suggestions
Cannot install software or print.
(Windows® only)
Run the Repair MFL-Pro Suite program on the CD-ROM. This program will repair
and reinstall the software.
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Network difficulties
Difficulty
Suggestions
Cannot print and scan over a
network after completing the
software installation.
When the Cannot print to the networked printer. screen appears, follow the onscreen instructions.
The network scanning feature
does not work.
(Windows® and Macintosh)
If the problem is not solved, see Software and Network User's Guide.
The network scanning feature may not work due to the firewall settings. Change
or disable the firewall settings. It is necessary to set the third-party
Security/Firewall Software to allow Network scanning. To add port 54925 for
Network scanning, enter the information below:
 In Name: Enter any description, for example Brother NetScan.
 In Port number: Enter 54925.
 In Protocol: Make sure UDP is selected.
See the instruction manual that came with your third-party Security/Firewall
Software or contact the software manufacturer.
For more information, you can read FAQs and troubleshooting suggestions at
http://solutions.brother.com/.
(Macintosh)
Re-select your machine in the Device Selector window from the Model pop-up
menu in the main screen of ControlCenter2.
The Brother software cannot be
installed.
(Windows®)
If the Security Software warning appears on the computer screen during the
installation, change the Security Software settings to permit the Brother product
setup program or other program to run.
(Macintosh)
If you are using a firewall function of anti-spyware or antivirus security software,
temporarily disable it and then install the Brother software.
Cannot connect to the wireless
network.
Investigate the problem using the WLAN Report. Press
(DCP-L8450CDW)
Print Reports, WLAN Report and then press OK (see Software and Network
User's Guide).
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, All Settings,
Troubleshooting
Other difficulties
Difficulty
Suggestions
The machine will not turn on.
Adverse conditions on the power connection (such as lightning or a power surge)
may have triggered the machine’s internal safety mechanisms. Press and hold
down
to turn off the machine and unplug the power cord. Wait for ten
minutes, then plug in the power cord and press
to turn on the machine.
If the problem is not solved and you are using a power breaker, disconnect it to
make sure it is not the problem. Plug the machine’s power cord directly into a
different known working wall electrical socket. If there is still no power, try a
different power cable.
The machine cannot print EPS data
that includes binary with the
BR-Script3 printer driver.
(Windows®)
To print EPS data, do the following:
a
Windows® 7 and Windows Server® 2008 R2:
Click the
(Start) button > Devices and Printers.
Windows Vista® and Windows Server® 2008:
Click the
(Start) button > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound >
Printers.
Windows® XP and Windows Server® 2003:
Click the Start button > Printers and Faxes.
Windows® 8 and Windows Server® 2012:
Move your mouse to the lower right corner of your desktop. When the menu
bar appears, click Settings > Control Panel. In the Hardware and
Sound 1
group, click View devices and printers.
Windows Server® 2012 R2:
Click Control Panel on the Start screen. In the Hardware group, click View
devices and printers.
b
Right-click the Brother DCP-XXXX BR-Script3 icon, select Printer
properties 2.
c
From the Device Settings tab, choose TBCP (Tagged binary
communication protocol) in Output Protocol.
(Macintosh)
If your machine is connected to a computer with a USB interface, you cannot print
EPS data that includes binary. You can print the EPS data at the machine through
a network. For help installing the BR-Script3 printer driver through the network,
visit the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com/.
1
Windows Server® 2012 and Windows Server® 2012 R2: Hardware.
2
Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows Server® 2003 and Windows Server® 2008: Properties.
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B
Improving the print quality
If you have a print quality problem, print a test page first (
B
, All Settings, Printer, Print
Options, Test Print). If the printout looks good, the problem is probably not the machine.
Check the interface cable connections and try printing a different document. If the printout or test
page printed from the machine has a quality problem, check the following steps first. And then, if
you still have a print quality problem, check the chart below and follow the recommendations.
NOTE
Brother does not recommend the use of cartridges other than Brother Original cartridges or the
refilling of used cartridges with toner from other sources.
a
To get the best print quality, we suggest using recommended paper. Make sure you use
paper that meets our specifications (see Acceptable paper and other print media
on page 30).
b
Check that the drum unit and toner cartridges are installed correctly.
Examples of poor print quality
Recommendation
 Adjust the print margins on your application and reprint the
document.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGH
abcdefghijk
ABCD
abcde
01234
Printed pages are compressed,
horizontal stripes appear, or
characters in the top, bottom, left
and right margins are cut off
 Choose Text or Receipt in the copy quality setting
(see Advanced User’s Guide).
0123456789012345678901
9876543210987654321098
0123456789012345678901
9876543210987654321098
012345678
987654321
012345678
987654321
012345
987654
012345
987654
Coloured letters and thin letters in
the original document are unclear in
the copy
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 Adjust the copy density and contrast (see Advanced User’s
Guide).
Troubleshooting
Examples of poor print quality
Recommendation
 Perform the calibration using the Touchscreen or the printer
driver (see Colour Calibration on page 95).
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
 Adjust the copy density and contrast if you are copying
(see Advanced User’s Guide).
 Make sure Toner Save mode is off in the Touchscreen or the
printer driver.
 Make sure the media type setting in the driver matches the
type of paper you are using (see Acceptable paper and other
print media on page 30).
Colours are light or unclear on the
whole page
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
 Shake all four toner cartridges gently.
 Wipe the laser scanner windows with a dry lint free soft cloth
(see Cleaning the laser scanner windows on page 80).
 Wipe the laser scanner windows with a dry lint free soft cloth
(see Cleaning the laser scanner windows on page 80).
 Wipe the scanner glass strip with a dry lint free soft cloth
(see Cleaning the scanner glass on page 79).
 Make sure foreign material such as a torn piece of paper,
sticky notes or dust is not inside the machine or around the
drum unit and toner cartridge.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
B
White streaks or bands down the
page
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Examples of poor print quality
Recommendation
 Wipe the scanner glass strip with a dry lint free soft cloth
(see Cleaning the scanner glass on page 79).
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
 Clean all four corona wires (one for each colour) inside the
drum unit by sliding the blue tab (see Cleaning the corona
wires on page 84).
 Make sure the blue tab of the corona wire is at the home
position (1).
Coloured streaks or bands down
the page
1
 Replace the toner cartridge that matches the colour of the
streak or band (see Replacing the toner cartridges
on page 54).
To identify the colour of the toner cartridge, visit
http://solutions.brother.com/ to view our FAQs and
troubleshooting tips.
 Put in a new drum unit (see Replacing the drum unit
on page 59.)
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Troubleshooting
Examples of poor print quality
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
Recommendation
 If coloured lines appear at 30 mm intervals, identify the
colour causing the problem and replace the toner cartridge
that matches the colour of the line (see Replacing the toner
cartridges on page 54).
To identify the colour of the toner cartridge, visit
http://solutions.brother.com/ to view our FAQs and
troubleshooting tips.
Coloured lines across the page
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
 If coloured lines appear at 94 mm intervals, put a new drum
unit (see Replacing the drum unit on page 59).
 Make sure the media type setting in the driver matches the
type of paper you are using (see Acceptable paper and other
print media on page 30).
 Check the machine’s environment. Conditions such as high
humidity can cause hollow print
(see Product Safety Guide).
 If the problem is not solved after printing a few pages,
foreign material, such as glue from a label, may be stuck on
the drum surface (see Cleaning the drum unit on page 87).
White spots or hollow print
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
 Put in a new drum unit (see Replacing the drum unit
on page 59).
 Identify the colour causing the problem and put in a new
toner cartridge (see Replacing the toner cartridges
on page 54).
B
To identify the colour of the toner cartridge, visit
http://solutions.brother.com/ to view our FAQs and
troubleshooting tips.
 Put in a new drum unit (see Replacing the drum unit
on page 59).
Blank page or some colours are
missing
94 mm
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
94 mm
 If the problem is not solved after printing a few blank pages,
foreign material, such as glue from a label, may be stuck on
the drum surface. Clean the drum unit (see Cleaning the
drum unit on page 87).
 Put in a new drum unit (see Replacing the drum unit
on page 59).
Coloured spots at 94 mm
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Examples of poor print quality
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
30 mm
Recommendation
 Identify the colour causing the problem and put in a new
toner cartridge (see Replacing the toner cartridges
on page 54).
To identify the colour of the toner cartridge, visit
http://solutions.brother.com/ to view our FAQs and
troubleshooting tips.
30 mm
Coloured spots at 30 mm
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
 Check the machine’s environment. Conditions such as high
humidity and high temperatures may cause this print quality
problem.
 Identify the colour causing the problem and put in a new
toner cartridge (see Replacing the toner cartridges
on page 54).
To identify the colour of the toner cartridge, visit
http://solutions.brother.com/ to view our FAQs and
troubleshooting tips.
Toner scatter or toner stain
The colour of your printouts is not
what you expected
 Put in a new drum unit (see Replacing the drum unit
on page 59).
 To improve the colour density, calibrate the colours using
first the Touchscreen and then the printer driver (see Colour
Calibration on page 95).
 To adjust the print position of colours for sharper edges,
perform the colour registration using the Touchscreen
(see Colour Registration on page 96).
 Adjust the copy density and contrast if you are copying
(see Advanced User’s Guide).
 Make sure Toner Save mode is off in the Touchscreen or the
printer driver (see Software and Network User's Guide).
 If the print quality is poor, clear the Improve Grey Colour
check box in the printer driver (see Software and Network
User's Guide).
 If the print quality of the black portion is not what you
expected, select the Enhance Black Printing check box in
the printer driver (see Software and Network User's Guide).
 Identify the colour causing the problem and put in a new
toner cartridge (see Replacing the toner cartridges
on page 54).
To identify the colour of the toner cartridge, visit
http://solutions.brother.com/ to view our FAQs and
troubleshooting tips.
 Put in a new drum unit (see Replacing the drum unit
on page 59).
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Troubleshooting
Examples of poor print quality
Recommendation
 Make sure the machine is on a solid level surface.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
 Perform the colour registration using the Touchscreen
(see Colour Registration on page 96).
 Put in a new drum unit (see Replacing the drum unit
on page 59).
 Put in a new belt unit (see Replacing the belt unit
on page 65).
Colour misregistration
 Perform the calibration using the Touchscreen or the printer
driver (see Colour Calibration on page 95).
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
 Adjust the copy density and contrast if you are copying
(see Advanced User’s Guide).
 Clear the Improve Grey Colour check box in the printer
driver. (See Software and Network User's Guide.)
 Identify the colour causing the problem and put in a new
toner cartridge (see Replacing the toner cartridges
on page 54).
Uneven density appears
periodically across the page
To identify the colour of the toner cartridge, visit
http://solutions.brother.com/ to view our FAQs and
troubleshooting tips.
 Put in a new drum unit (see Replacing the drum unit
on page 59).
 Make sure Toner Save mode is off in the Touchscreen or the
printer driver (see Software and Network User's Guide).
 Change the print resolution.
W X Y Z
A
B
C
D
E
Missing thin lines in images
 Make sure the back cover is closed correctly.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
 Make sure the two grey levers inside the back cover are in
the up position.
 Make sure the media type setting in the driver matches the
type of paper you are using (see Acceptable paper and other
print media on page 30).
Wrinkled
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B
Examples of poor print quality
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
Recommendation
 Check the machine’s environment. Conditions such as low
humidity and low temperatures may cause this print quality
problem
(see Product Safety Guide).
 Make sure the media type setting in the driver matches the
type of paper you are using (see Acceptable paper and other
print media on page 30).
 Make sure the two grey levers inside the back cover are in
the up position.
Ghost
 Put in a new drum unit (see Replacing the drum unit
on page 59).
 Make sure the two grey levers inside the back cover are in
the up position.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.
 Make sure the media type setting in the driver matches the
type of paper you are using (see Acceptable paper and other
print media on page 30).
 Choose Improve Toner Fixing mode in the printer driver
(see Software and Network User's Guide).
Poor fixing
If this selection does not provide enough improvement,
change the printer driver setting in Media Type to a thick
setting. If you are printing an envelope, choose Env. Thick
in the media type setting.
 Choose Reduce Paper Curl mode in the printer driver
(see Software and Network User's Guide).
If the problem is not solved, choose Plain Paper in the
media type setting.
If you are printing an envelope, choose Env. Thin in the
media type setting.
 If you do not use the machine often, the paper may have
been in the paper tray too long. Turn over the stack of paper
in the paper tray. Also, fan the paper stack and then rotate
the paper 180 in the paper tray.
Curled or wavy
 Store the paper where it will not be exposed to high
temperatures and high humidity.
 Open the back cover (face-up output tray) to let the printed
paper exit onto the face-up output tray.
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Troubleshooting
Recommendation
 Make sure the envelope levers inside the back cover are
pulled down to the envelope position when you print
envelopes (see Loading paper in the multi-purpose tray (MP
tray) on page 22).
EFGHIJKLMN
ABCDEFG
Examples of poor print quality
NOTE
When you have finished printing, open the back cover and
reset the two grey levers back to their original positions (1)
by lifting them up until they stop.
1
Envelope Creases
B
 If creases occur with the envelope levers in the envelope
position, print with the back cover opened and feed one
envelope at a time from the MP tray.
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Machine Information
Checking the Serial Number
B
The following reset functions are available:
B
Press
b
c
Press All Settings.
d
e
f
Press Machine Info..
g
.
You can reset the internal print server
back to the factory settings by resetting
only the network information (such as the
password and IP address).
3 All Settings
Press Serial No..
You can reset all the machine’s settings
quickly back to the factory default.
The Touchscreen displays the
machine’s Serial Number.
4 Factory Reset
This operation resets all the machine's
settings back to factory default. Factory
Reset takes more time than All
Settings.
.
Checking the Firmware
Version
You can see the machine’s firmware version
on the Touchscreen.
a
Press
b
c
Press All Settings.
d
e
f
Press Machine Info..
g
Press
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2 Network
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
display Machine Info..
Press
.
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
display Machine Info..
Press Firmware Version.
The Touchscreen displays the
machine’s firmware version.
.
1 Machine Reset
You can reset the machine partially back
to its factory settings. The settings that will
not be reset are Address Book, Setting
Lock, Secure Function Lock and the
Network settings.
You can see the machine’s Serial Number on
the Touchscreen.
a
Reset operations
B
Brother strongly recommends you
perform this operation when you dispose
of the machine.
NOTE
Unplug the interface cable before you
choose Network, All Settings or
Factory Reset.
B
Troubleshooting
How to reset the machine
a
Press
b
c
Press All Settings.
d
e
f
Press Initial Setup.
g
B
.
Swipe up or down, or press a or b to
display Initial Setup.
Press Reset.
Press Machine Reset, Network,
All Settings or Factory Reset.
Do one of the following;
 To reset the settings, press Yes and
go to step h.
 To exit without making changes,
press No and go to step i.
h
You will be asked to reboot the machine.
Do one of the following;
B
 To reboot the machine press Yes for
2 seconds. The machine will begin
the reboot.
 To exit without rebooting the
machine, press No. Go to step i.
NOTE
If you do not reboot your machine, the
reset will not finish and your settings will
remain unchanged.
i
Press
.
NOTE
You can also reset the Network settings
by pressing
, All Settings,
Network, Network Reset.
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C
Settings and features tables
Using the Settings
Tables
Press the Touchscreen and Touchpanel
buttons to choose the settings and options
you want to set as they are displayed on the
Touchscreen.
See the step-by-step Settings Tables and
Features Tables for all the available choices
for each setting and feature. You can use
these tables to quickly set up your preferred
settings in the machine.
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C
C
Settings and features tables
Settings Tables
C
The Settings tables will help you understand the menu settings and options that are found in the
machine’s programs. The factory settings are shown in Bold with an asterisk.
(Settings)
Level 1
(Date & Time)
C
Level 2
Level 3
Options
Descriptions
Add the date and time
on the Touchscreen.
Date
—
—
Time
—
—
Auto Daylight
—
On*
Off
Time Zone
—
UTCXXX:XX
See Toner on page 168.
See
Page
Change to Daylight
Saving Time
automatically.
19
See
.
Set the time zone for
your country.
Access the Toner
menus.
168
(Toner)
Network
Wired LAN
See Wired LAN on page 142.
Access the Wired
LAN setting menus.
142
WLAN
See WLAN on page 144.
Access the WLAN
setting menus.
144
Access the Wi-Fi
Direct setting menus.
146
Access the beep
volume setting menu.
19
Set the screen that is
displayed when you
12
(DCP-L8450CDW)
Wi-Fi Direct
See Wi-Fi Direct on page 146.
(DCP-L8450CDW)
—
—
Off
Low*
(Beep)
Med
High
Home Setting
—
—
(DCP-L8400CDN)
Home*
More1
More2
press Home (
) on
the Touchpanel.
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Level 1
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Level 3
Options
Descriptions
Tray Setting
Paper Type
MP Tray
Thin
Set the type of paper
in the paper tray.
28
Set the size of paper
in the paper tray.
28
Plain Paper*
See
Page
Thick
Thicker
Recycled Paper
Bond Paper
Label
Envelope
Env. Thin
Env. Thick
Glossy Paper
Tray #1
Thin
Plain Paper*
Recycled Paper
Paper Size
Tray #2
Thin
(This menu only
appears if you
installed Tray 2.)
Plain Paper*
MP Tray
A4*
Recycled Paper
Letter
B5(JIS)
B5(ISO)
A5
A5(Long Edge)
A6
Executive
Legal
Folio
3"x5"
Com-10
Monarch
C5
DL
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Settings and features tables
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Options
Descriptions
Tray Setting
Paper Size
Tray #1
A4*
(continued)
(continued)
Set the size of paper
in the paper tray.
Letter
See
Page
28
B5(JIS)
A5
A5(Long Edge)
A6
Executive
Legal
Folio
Tray #2
A4*
(This menu only
appears if you
installed Tray 2.)
Letter
B5(JIS)
A5
Executive
Legal
Folio
Check Size
—
On*
Off
Choose whether to
display the message
to check that the size
of the paper in the
machine matches
and the machine's
Paper Size setting.
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Level 2
Level 3
Options
Descriptions
Tray Setting
Tray Use: Copy
—
Tray#1 Only
Choose the tray that
will be used for Copy
or Print mode.
(continued)
Tray#2 Only
See
Page
29
MP Only
MP>T1>T2*
MP>T2>T1
T1>T2>MP
T2>T1>MP
(Tray#2 Only
and T2 appear only
if you installed Tray
2.)
Tray Use:
Print
—
29
Tray#1 Only
Tray#2 Only
MP Only
MP>T1>T2*
MP>T2>T1
T1>T2>MP
T2>T1>MP
(Tray#2 Only
and T2 appear only
if you installed Tray
2.)
All Settings
See All Settings on page 137.
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Select your default
settings.
137
Settings and features tables
All Settings
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Level 1
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Level 3
Level 4
Options
Descriptions
General
Setup
Tray
Setting
Paper Type
MP Tray
Thin
Set the type of paper
in the paper tray.
Plain Paper*
See
Page
28
Thick
Thicker
Recycled
Paper
Bond Paper
Label
Envelope
Env. Thin
Env. Thick
Glossy Paper
Tray #1
Thin
Plain Paper*
Recycled
Paper
Tray #2
Thin
Plain Paper*
Recycled
Paper
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Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Options
Descriptions
General
Setup
Tray
Setting
Paper Size
MP Tray
A4*
Set the size of paper
in the paper tray.
(continued)
(continued)
Letter
B5(JIS)
B5(ISO)
A5
A5(Long Edge)
A6
Executive
Legal
Folio
3"x5"
Com-10
Monarch
C5
DL
Tray #1
A4*
Letter
B5(JIS)
A5
A5(Long Edge)
A6
Executive
Legal
Folio
Tray #2
A4*
Letter
B5(JIS)
A5
Executive
Legal
Folio
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See
Page
28
Settings and features tables
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Options
Descriptions
General
Setup
Tray
Setting
Check Size
—
On*
28
(continued)
(continued)
Choose whether to
display the message
to check that the size
of the paper in the
machine matches
and the machine's
Paper Size setting.
Choose the tray that
will be used for Copy
or Print mode.
29
Off
Tray Use:
Copy
—
Tray#1 Only
Tray#2 Only
See
Page
MP Only
MP>T1>T2*
MP>T2>T1
T1>T2>MP
T2>T1>MP
(Tray#2 Only
and T2 appear
only if you
installed Tray 2.)
Tray Use:
Print
—
29
Tray#1 Only
Tray#2 Only
MP Only
MP>T1>T2*
MP>T2>T1
T1>T2>MP
C
T2>T1>MP
(Tray#2 Only
and T2 appear
only if you
installed Tray 2.)
Volume
Beep
—
Off
Low*
Adjust the beeper
volume.
19
Med
High
LCD
Settings
Backlight
—
Light*
Med
Adjust the brightness
of the Touchscreen
backlight.
See
.
Dark
Dim Timer
—
Off*
10Secs
20Secs
30Secs
Set how long the
Touchscreen
backlight stays on for
after the last button
press.
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Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Options
Descriptions
General
Setup
Button
Settings
Home
Button
Settings
—
Home*
Set the screen that is
displayed when you
(continued)
More1
More2
Ecology
Toner Save
—
On
Off*
press Home (
See
Page
12
) on
the Touchpanel.
Increase the page
yield of the toner
cartridge.
See
.
See
.
If your machine has
been set to Toner
Save On, you cannot
set Quiet Mode to
On.
Sleep Time
—
Range varies
depending on the
model.
Conserve power.
3 Mins*
Quiet Mode
On
Off*
Decrease printing
noise.
If your machine has
been set to Quiet
Mode On, you cannot
set Toner Save to
On.
Auto Power
Off
—
Off
1hour*
2hours
4hours
Set the number of
hours that the
machine will remain
in Deep Sleep mode
before going into
Power Off mode.
8hours
Setting
Lock
Set
Password
Verify:
Stop unauthorized
users from changing
the machine’s
settings.
Lock
OffOn
Shortcut
Settings
(Choose
shortcut
button.)
Edit
Shortcut
Name
—
—
Change the shortcut
name.
18
Delete
—
—
Delete the shortcut.
18
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Settings and features tables
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Options
Descriptions
See
Page
Printer
Emulation
—
—
Auto*
Choose the
emulation mode.
See
HP LaserJet
.
BR-Script 3
Print
Options
2-sided
Internal
Font
—
Test Print
—
—
Print a test page.
—
—
Off*
Enable or disable
2-sided printing and
choose long edge or
short edge.
HP LaserJet
BR-Script 3
Long Edge
Short Edge
Auto
Continue
—
Output
Colour
—
—
On*
Off
—
Auto*
Colour
Black and
White
Reset
Printer
—
Colour
Correction
Calibration
—
Yes
No
Calibrate
Yes
No
Reset
Yes
No
Registration
—
Yes
No
Auto
Correction
—
On*
Off
Print a list of the
machine’s internal
fonts.
Select this setting if
you want the
machine to clear
paper size errors and
to use the paper in
the tray.
Choose colour or
black & white for
printed documents. If
you choose Auto,
the machine selects
an appropriate option
for the document
(colour or black &
white).
Restore the printer
settings to the factory
settings.
Adjust the colour
density.
C
95
Return the colour
calibration to the
factory settings.
Adjust the print
position of each
colour.
96
Choose whether to
carry out the colour
calibration and
registration.
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Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Options
Descriptions
Network
Wired LAN
TCP/IP
BOOT
Method
—
Auto*
Choose the BOOT
method that best
suits your needs.
Static
RARP
BOOTP
DHCP
(IP Boot
Tries)
3*
[00000-32767]
IP Address
—
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255]
Enter the IP
address.
Subnet
Mask
—
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255]
Enter the Subnet
mask.
Gateway
—
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255]
Enter the Gateway
address.
Node Name
—
BRNXXXXXXXXX
XXX
Enter the Node
name (up to 32
characters).
WINS
Configuration
—
Auto*
Choose the WINS
configuration mode.
WINS
Server
Primary
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255]
Secondary
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255]
Static
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Specify the number
of attempts the
machine will try to
obtain an IP
address when the
BOOT Method is
set to any setting
except Static.
Specify the IP
address of the
primary or
secondary WINS
server.
Settings and features tables
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Options
Descriptions
Network
Wired LAN
TCP/IP
DNS Server
Primary
(continued)
(continued)
(continued)
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255]
Secondary
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255]
Specify the IP
address of the
primary or
secondary DNS
server.
—
On*
APIPA
Off
IPv6
—
On
Off*
Ethernet
—
—
Auto*
100B-FD
Automatically
allocate the IP
address from the
link-local address
range.
Enable or disable
the IPv6 protocol. If
you want to use the
IPv6 protocol, visit
http://solutions.
brother.com/
for more
information.
Choose the
Ethernet link mode.
100B-HD
10B-FD
10B-HD
Wired
Status
—
—
Active
100B-FD
Active
100B-HD
You can see the
current wired
status.
C
Active 10B-FD
Active 10B-HD
Inactive
Wired OFF
MAC
Address
—
—
—
View the MAC
address of the
machine.
Set to
Default
—
—
Yes
Restore the wired
network setting to
the factory setting.
Wired
Enable
—
No
—
On*
Off
(DCP-L8450CDW)
Enable or disable
the Wired LAN
manually.
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Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Options
Descriptions
Network
WLAN
TCP/IP
—
Auto*
(continued)
(DCP-L8450CDW)
BOOT
Method
Choose the BOOT
method that best
suits your needs.
Static
RARP
BOOTP
DHCP
(IP Boot
Tries)
—
IP Address
—
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255]
Enter the IP
address.
Subnet
Mask
—
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255]
Enter the Subnet
mask.
Gateway
—
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255]
Enter the Gateway
address.
Node Name
—
BRWXXXXXXXXX
XXX
Enter the Node
name (up to 32
characters).
WINS
Configuration
—
Auto*
Choose the WINS
configuration mode.
WINS
Server
Primary
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255]
Secondary
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255]
3*
[00000-32767]
Static
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Specify the number
of attempts the
machine will try to
obtain an IP
address when the
BOOT Method is
set to any setting
except Static.
Specify the IP
address of the
primary or
secondary WINS
server.
Settings and features tables
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Options
Descriptions
Network
WLAN
TCP/IP
DNS Server
Primary
(continued)
(DCP-L8450CDW)
(continued)
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255]
Secondary
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255]
Specify the IP
address of the
primary or
secondary DNS
server.
—
On*
(continued)
APIPA
Off
IPv6
—
On
Off*
Automatically
allocate the IP
address from the
link-local address
range.
Enable or disable
the IPv6 protocol. If
you want to use the
IPv6 protocol, visit
http://solutions.
brother.com/
for more
information.
WLAN
Assistant
—
—
—
(Windows® only)
You can configure
your wireless
network settings
using the Brother
CD-ROM.
Setup
Wizard
—
—
—
You can configure
your internal print
server.
WPS/AOSS
—
—
—
You can configure
your wireless
network settings
using the onebutton push
method.
WPS w/ PIN
Code
—
—
—
You can configure
your wireless
network settings
using WPS with a
PIN code.
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Level 1
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Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Options
Descriptions
Network
WLAN
Status
—
Active(11b)
(continued)
(DCP-L8450CDW)
WLAN
Status
You can see the
current wireless
network status.
Active(11g)
(continued)
Active(11n)
Wired LAN
Active
WLAN Off
AOSS Active
Connection
Failed
Signal
—
Strong
Medium
Weak
You can see the
current wireless
network signal
strength.
None
SSID
—
—
You can see the
current SSID.
Comm. Mode
—
Ad-hoc
You can see the
current
Communication
Mode.
Infrastructure
None
Wi-Fi
Direct
MAC
Address
—
—
—
View the MAC
address of the
machine.
Set to
Default
—
—
Yes
Restore the
wireless network
settings to factory
setting.
WLAN
Enable
—
Push
Button
—
—
—
You can easily
configure your
Wi-Fi Direct
network settings
using the
one-button push
method.
PIN Code
—
—
—
You can easily
configure your
Wi-Fi Direct
network settings
using WPS with a
PIN code.
No
—
On
Off*
(DCP-L8450CDW)
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Enable or disable
the wireless LAN
manually.
Settings and features tables
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Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Options
Descriptions
Network
Wi-Fi
Direct
Manual
—
—
—
You can manually
configure your
Wi-Fi Direct
network settings.
Group
Owner
—
—
On
Set your machine
as the Group
Owner.
Device
Information
Device
Name
—
—
You can see the
device name of
your machine.
SSID
—
(My SSID)
View the SSID of
the Group Owner.
(continued)
(DCP-L8450CDW)
(continued)
Off
(Connected to
other party's
SSID)
Not Connected
Status
Information
When the machine
is not connected,
the Touchscreen
displays Not
Connected.
IP Address
—
—
You can see the
current IP Address
of your machine.
Status
—
G/O
Active(**)
You can see the
current Wi-Fi Direct
network status.
Client Active
Not Connected
Off
Wired LAN
Active
C
** = the number
of devices
Signal
—
Strong
Medium
Weak
I/F Enable
—
—
You can see the
current Wi-Fi Direct
network signal
strength.
None
When your machine
acts as the Group
Owner, the
Touchscreen
always displays
Strong.
On
Enable or disable
the Wi-Fi Direct
connection.
Off*
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Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Options
Descriptions
Network
E-mail
—
—
—
(continued)
(DCP-L8400
CDN is
supported
only after
Scan to Email Server
is
downloaded)
Mail
Address
Enter the mail
address (up to 60
characters).
Setup
Server
SMTP
Server
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255].
[000-255]
Enter the SMTP
server address, or
name (up to 64
characters).
Port
25*
Name
[1-65535]
Auth. for
SMTP
None*
SSL/TLS
None*
SMTP-AUTH
SSL
TLS
Verify
Cert.
On
Off*
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Enter the SMTP
port number.
Select the Security
method for E-mail
notification.
Send or receive an
E-mail via an E-mail
server that requires
secure SSL/TLS
communication.
Verify the SMTP
Server Certificate
automatically.
Settings and features tables
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Options
Descriptions
Network
E-mail
(DCP-L8400
CDN is
supported
only after
Scan to Email Server
is
downloaded)
Sender
Subject
—
(continued)
Setup Mail
TX
Scan to E-mail
Server Job*
Display the subject
that is attached to
the E-mail.
Size Limit
—
On
Limit the size of
E-mail documents.
Off*
Notification
—
On
Off*
Send notification
messages.
(continued)
Web
Connect
Settings
Proxy
Settings
Proxy
Connection
—
Address
—
—
Port
—
8080*
User Name
—
—
Password
—
—
On
Off*
Security
IPsec
—
—
On
Network
Reset
—
—
—
Yes
Off*
No
You can change the
Web connection
settings.
Enable or disable
Ipsec.
Restore all network
settings to the
factory settings.
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Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Options
Descriptions
See
Page
Print
Reports
Address Book
—
—
List names and numbers stored
in the Address Book.
See
—
—
List information about your last
200 outgoing E-mails.
User Settings
—
—
List your settings.
Printer
Settings
—
—
List your Printer settings.
Network
Configuration
—
—
List your Network settings.
Drum Dot Print
—
—
Print the Drum Dot Check
Sheet.
WLAN Report
—
—
Print the result of wireless LAN
connectivity diagnosis.
(DCP-L8400CDN
is supported only
after Scan to Email Server is
downloaded.)
Journal Report
(DCP-L8400CDN
is supported only
after Scan to Email Server is
downloaded.)
(DCP-L8450CDW)
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.
87
See
.
Settings and features tables
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Options
Descriptions
Machine
Info.
Serial No.
—
—
Check the serial number of your
machine.
130
Firmware
Version
Main Version
—
130
Sub1 Version
—
Check the firmware version of
your machine.
Sub2 Version
—
Sub4 Version
—
Total
Colour
Page Counter
Black and
White
List
Check the number of total
colour or monochrome pages
the machine has printed during
its life.
See
Page
See
.
Colour
Black and
White
Copy
Colour
Black and
White
Print
Colour
Black and
White
Drum
—
Belt Unit
—
Fuser
—
Laser Unit
—
PF Kit MP
—
PF Kit 1
—
PF Kit 2
—
Reset Menu
Drum
—
64
(Appears only
when the drum unit
or belt unit has
exceeded its rated
life.)
Reset the drum unit life.
Appears when you replace the
drum unit.
Belt Unit
—
Reset the belt unit life. Appears
when you replace the belt unit.
69
Parts Life
Check the remaining life of a
machine part.
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Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Options
Descriptions
Initial
Setup
Date & Time
Date
—
Add the date and time on the
Touchscreen.
Time
—
Auto Daylight
On*
Off
Reset
Time Zone
UTCXXX:XX
Set the time zone for your
country.
Machine Reset
Yes
Restore the machine settings to
the factory settings except for
network settings and Address
Book.
No
Network
Yes
No
All Settings
Yes
No
Factory Reset
Yes
No
Local Language
—
(in Eastern
Europe)
(Choose your
language)
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Change to Daylight Saving
Time automatically.
See
Page
19
See
.
130
Restore all network settings to
the factory settings.
Restore all the machine's
settings quickly to the factory
defaults.
Restore all the machine's
settings to the factory defaults.
Perform this operation when
you dispose of your machine.
Allow you to change the
Touchscreen language for your
country.
See
.
Settings and features tables
Features Tables
C
Copy
C
Copy
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Options
Descriptions
Mono Start
—
—
—
Make a monochrome copy.
Colour Start
—
—
—
Make a colour copy.
Receipt
—
—
—
Choose the desired
settings from the preset
items.
Quality
—
Auto*
Choose the Copy
resolution for your type of
document.
Normal
See
Page
—
37
2in1(ID)
2in1
2-sided(12)
2-sided(22)
(DCP-L8450CDW)
Paper Save
Options
Text
See
.
Photo
Receipt
(When you select
2in1(ID) in Page
Layout)
C
Auto*
Lighter
Enlarge/Reduce
100%*
—
—
Enlarge
200%
Choose an enlargement
ratio for the next copy.
141% A5A4
104% EXELTR
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Level 2
Level 3
Options
Descriptions
See
Page
Options
Enlarge/Reduce
Reduce
97% LTRA4
(continued)
Choose a reduction ratio for
the next copy.
See
(continued)
94% A4LTR
91% Full Page
85% LTREXE
83% LGLA4
78% LGLLTR
70% A4A5
50%
Custom(25400%)
Density
—
You can choose the
enlargement or reduction
ratio for the next copy.
—
-2
-1
0
*
Adjust the Density for
copies.
When you choose
2in1(ID) from the preset
items, the default setting is
+1.
+1
+2
Contrast
—
Adjust the contrast for
copies.
-2
-1
0
*
+1
+2
Stack/Sort
—
Page Layout
—
Stack*
Sort
Off(1in1)*
2in1(P)
2in1(L)
2in1(ID)
4in1(P)
4in1(L)
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Choose to stack or sort
multiple copies.
Make N in 1 and 2 in 1 ID
copies.
.
Settings and features tables
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Options
Colour Adjust
Red
Options
(continued)
Descriptions
See
Page
Adjust the red colour for
copies.
See
.
-2
-1
0
*
+1
+2
Adjust the green colour for
copies.
Green
-2
-1
0
*
+1
+2
Adjust the blue colour for
copies.
Blue
-2
-1
0
*
+1
+2
2-sided Copy
—
(DCP-L8400CDN)
Off*
1-sided2-sided
Long Edge Flip
Enable or disable 2-sided
copying and choose long
edge or short edge.
C
1-sided2-sided
Short Edge Flip
2-sided Copy
—
(DCP-L8450CDW)
Off*
2-sided2-sided
1-sided2-sided
Long Edge Flip
2-sided1-sided
Long Edge Flip
1-sided2-sided
Short Edge Flip
2-sided1-sided
Short Edge Flip
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Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Options
Descriptions
See
Page
Options
2-sided Copy
Page Layout
—
LongEdgeLongEdge*
Choose a page layout
option when you make
2-sided N in 1 copies from
a 2-sided document.
See
(continued)
LongEdgeShortEdge
(DCP-L8450CDW)
ShortEdgeLongEdge
ShortEdgeShortEdge
Tray Use
—
Tray#1 Only
Tray#2 Only
Choose the tray that will be
used for Copy mode.
MP Only
MP>T1>T2*
MP>T2>T1
T1>T2>MP
T2>T1>MP
(Tray#2 Only and
T2 appear only if you
installed Tray 2.)
Remove
Background
Colour
—
Off*
Low
Change the amount of
background colour that is
removed.
Medium
High
Save as
Shortcut
—
Quality
Enlarge/Reduce
Density
Contrast
Stack/Sort
Page Layout
Red
Green
Blue
2-sided Copy
2-sided Copy
Page Layout
(DCP-L8450CDW)
Tray Use
Remove
Background
Colour
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Add the current settings as
a shortcut.
.
Settings and features tables
Scan
C
Scan
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Options
to OCR
(PC Select)
Options
See Options (to OCR) on page 159.
Save as
Shortcut
(PC Select)
Add the current settings
as a shortcut.
Start
—
Start scanning.
Options
See Options (to File, to Image and to E-mail)
on page 160.
Save as
Shortcut
(PC Select)
Add the current settings
as a shortcut.
Start
—
Start scanning.
Options
See Options (to File, to Image and to E-mail)
on page 160.
Save as
Shortcut
(PC Select)
Add the current settings
as a shortcut.
Start
—
Start scanning.
to File
to Image
to USB
(PC Select)
(PC Select)
Options
See Options (to USB) on page 161.
Save as
Shortcut
—
2-sided Scan
(DCP-L8450CDW)
Descriptions
See
Page
See
.
Add the current settings
as a shortcut.
Scan Type
Resolution
C
File Type
Glass Scan Size
File Name
File Size
Remove Background
Colour
to E-mail
Start
—
—
(PC Select)
Options
See Options (to File, to Image and to E-mail)
on page 160.
Start scanning.
Save as
Shortcut
(PC Select)
Add the current settings
as a shortcut.
Start
—
Start scanning.
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Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Options
Descriptions
See
Page
to E-mail
Server
Address Book
—
—
Choose the address of the
recipient from the address
book.
See
—
—
Manually enter the
address of the recipient.
Options
See Options (to E-mail Server) on page 164.
Save as
Shortcut
Address
(DCP-L8400CDN
Manual
is supported
only after Scan
to E-mail
OK
Server is
downloaded)
2-sided Scan
Add the current settings
as a shortcut.
(DCP-L8450CDW)
Scan Type
Resolution
File Type
Glass Scan Size
File Size
to FTP/SFTP
to Network
(Profile name)
(Profile name)
Start
—
Options
See Options (to FTP/SFTP and to Network)
on page 166.
Save as
Shortcut
(Profile name)
Add the current settings
as a shortcut.
Start
—
Start scanning.
Options
See Options (to FTP/SFTP and to Network)
on page 166.
Save as
Shortcut
(Profile name)
Add the current settings
as a shortcut.
Start
—
Start scanning.
Scan data using the Web
Service protocol.
WS Scan
Scan
—
—
(Appears if you
have installed
the scanner
driver for your
networkconnected
machine via
Web
Services.)
Scan for
E-mail
—
—
Scan for Fax
—
—
Scan for
Print
—
—
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Start scanning.
.
Settings and features tables
Options (to OCR)
C
Level 1
Level 2
Options
Descriptions
See
Page
Options
2-sided Scan
Off*
See
(DCP-L8450CDW)
2-sided Scan: Long Edge
Choose the 2-sided scan
mode.
.
2-sided Scan: Short
Edge
Scan Settings
Set at Device
Set from Computer*
Scan Type
Colour
(Appears when Scan
Settings is set to Set at
Device.)
Grey
Resolution
100 dpi
(Appears when Scan
Settings is set to Set at
Device.)
200 dpi*
To change settings using
the Touchscreen, choose
Set at Device.
Choose the scan type for
your document.
Black and White*
Choose the scan
resolution for your
document.
300 dpi
600 dpi
File Type
Text*
(Appears when Scan
Settings is set to Set at
Device.)
HTML
Scan Size
A4*
(Appears when Scan
Settings is set to Set at
Device.)
Letter
Choose the file format for
your document
RTF
Choose the scan size for
your document.
Legal
C
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Options (to File, to Image and to E-mail)
C
Level 1
Level 2
Options
Descriptions
See
Page
Options
2-sided Scan
Off*
See
(DCP-L8450CDW)
2-sided Scan: Long Edge
Choose the 2-sided scan
mode.
2-sided Scan: Short
Edge
Scan Settings
Set at Device
Set from Computer*
Scan Type
Colour*
(Appears when Scan
Settings is set to Set at
Device.)
Grey
Resolution
100 dpi
(Appears when Scan
Settings is set to Set at
Device.)
200 dpi*
To change settings using
the Touchscreen, choose
Set at Device.
Choose the scan type for
your document.
Black and White
Choose the scan
resolution for your
document.
300 dpi
600 dpi
File Type
(Appears when Scan
Settings is set to Set at
Device.)
(When you select Colour or
Grey in Scan Type)
Choose the file format for
your document.
PDF*
JPEG
(When you select Black and
White in Scan Type)
PDF*
TIFF
Scan Size
A4*
(Appears when Scan
Settings is set to Set at
Device.)
Letter
Remove Background
Colour
Off*
(Appears when Scan
Settings is set to Set at
Device.)
Legal
Low
Medium
High
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Choose the scan size for
your document.
Change the amount of
background colour that is
removed.
This function is not
available for
monochrome scanning.
.
Settings and features tables
Options (to USB)
C
Level 1
Level 2
Options
Descriptions
See
Page
Options
2-sided Scan
Off*
See
(DCP-L8450CDW)
2-sided Scan: Long Edge
Choose the 2-sided scan
mode.
.
2-sided Scan: Short
Edge
Scan Type
Colour*
Grey
Choose the scan type for
your document.
Black and White
Resolution
(When you select Colour in
Scan Type)
100 dpi
Choose the scan
resolution for your
document.
200 dpi*
300 dpi
600 dpi
Auto
(When you select Grey in
Scan Type)
100 dpi
200 dpi*
300 dpi
C
Auto
(When you select Black and
White in Scan Type)
200 dpi*
300 dpi
200x100
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Level 1
Level 2
Options
Descriptions
See
Page
Options
File Type
(When you select Colour or
Grey in Scan Type)
Choose the file format for
your document.
See
(continued)
PDF*
JPEG
PDF/A
Secure PDF
Signed PDF
XPS
(When you select Black and
White in Scan Type)
PDF*
PDF/A
Secure PDF
Signed PDF
TIFF
Glass Scan Size
A4*
Letter
Legal/Folio
To scan a Letter, Legal or
Folio size document, you
must change the Glass
Scan Size setting.
(DCP-L8450CDW)
File Name
XXXXXX
(Date & Year)
Enter a file name for the
scanned data.
File Size
Small
Choose the file size for
colour or greyscale
scanning.
Medium*
Large
Remove Background
Colour
Off*
Low
Medium
High
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Change the amount of
background colour that is
removed.
.
Settings and features tables
Level 1
Level 2
Options
Descriptions
See
Page
Options
Set New Default
2-sided Scan
Save your scan settings
as the default settings.
See
(continued)
(DCP-L8450CDW)
.
Scan Type
Resolution
File Type
Glass Scan Size
File Size
Remove Background
Colour
Factory Reset
Yes
No
Restore all the scan
settings you changed
back to the factory
settings.
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Options (to E-mail Server)
C
Level 1
Level 2
Options
Descriptions
See
Page
Options
2-sided Scan
Off*
See
(DCP-L8450CDW)
2-sided Scan: Long Edge
Choose the 2-sided scan
mode.
2-sided Scan: Short
Edge
Scan Type
Colour*
Grey
Choose the scan type for
your document.
Black and White
Resolution
(When you select Colour in
Scan Type)
100 dpi
200 dpi*
300 dpi
600 dpi
Auto
(When you select Grey in
Scan Type)
100 dpi
200 dpi*
300 dpi
Auto
(When you select Black and
White in Scan Type)
200 dpi*
300 dpi
200x100
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Choose the scan
resolution for your
document.
.
Settings and features tables
Level 1
Level 2
Options
Descriptions
See
Page
Options
File Type
(When you select Colour or
Grey in Scan Type)
Choose the file format for
your document.
See
(continued)
.
PDF*
JPEG
PDF/A
Secure PDF
Signed PDF
XPS
(When you select Black and
White in Scan Type)
PDF*
PDF/A
Secure PDF
Signed PDF
TIFF
Glass Scan Size
A4*
Letter
Legal/Folio
To scan a Letter, Legal or
Folio size document, you
must change the Glass
Scan Size setting.
(DCP-L8450CDW)
File Size
Small
Medium*
Choose the file size for
colour or greyscale
scanning.
C
Large
Set New Default
2-sided Scan
(DCP-L8450CDW)
Save your scan settings
as the default settings.
Scan Type
Resolution
File Type
Glass Scan Size
File Size
Factory Reset
Yes
No
Restore all the scan
settings you changed
back to the factory
settings.
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Options (to FTP/SFTP and to Network)
C
Level 1
Level 2
Options
Descriptions
See
Page
Options
2-sided Scan
Off*
See
(DCP-L8450CDW)
2-sided Scan: Long Edge
Choose the 2-sided scan
mode.
2-sided Scan: Short
Edge
Scan Type
Colour*
Grey
Choose the scan type for
your document.
Black and White
Resolution
(When you select Colour in
Scan Type)
100 dpi
200 dpi*
300 dpi
600 dpi
Auto
(When you select Grey in
Scan Type)
100 dpi
200 dpi*
300 dpi
Auto
(When you select Black and
White in Scan Type)
200 dpi*
300 dpi
200x100
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Choose the scan
resolution and file format
for your document.
.
Settings and features tables
Level 1
Level 2
Options
Descriptions
See
Page
Options
File Type
(When you select Colour or
Grey in Scan Type)
Choose the scan
resolution and file format
for your document.
See
(continued)
PDF*
.
JPEG
PDF/A
Secure PDF
Signed PDF
XPS
(When you select Black and
White in Scan Type)
PDF*
PDF/A
Secure PDF
Signed PDF
TIFF
Glass Scan Size
A4*
Letter
Legal/Folio
To scan a Letter, Legal or
Folio size document, you
must change the Glass
Scan Size setting.
(DCP-L8450CDW)
File Name
BRNXXXXXXXXXXXX*
Estimate
Report
Order sheet
Contract sheet
Check
Choose preset file
names. If you choose
<Manual>, you can
name the file as you like.
C
“XXXXXXXXXXXX” is
your machine’s MAC
Address/Ethernet
Address.
Receipt
<Manual>
File Size
Small
Medium*
Choose the file size for
colour or greyscale
scanning.
Large
Remove Background
Colour
Off*
Low
Change the amount of
background colour that is
removed.
Medium
High
User Name
—
Enter the user name.
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Toner
C
Level 1
Level 2
Options
Descriptions
See
Page
Toner Life
—
—
View the approximate remaining toner life
for each colour.
See
Test Print
—
—
Print the Test Print page.
Calibration
Calibrate
Yes
Adjust the colour density or reset calibration
to the factory settings.
95
Reset
Yes
Adjust the print position of each colour
automatically.
96
No
.
No
Registration
—
Yes
No
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C
Level 1
Level 2
Options
Descriptions
See
Page
Setup Wizard
—
—
Configure your internal print server.
See
WPS/AOSS
—
—
Easily configure your wireless network
settings using the one-button push method.
WLAN Assistant
—
—
(Windows® only) You can configure your
wireless network settings using the Brother
CD-ROM.
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.
Settings and features tables
Shortcuts
C
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Options
Descriptions
Add
Shortcut
Copy
Receipt
See Copy
on page 153.
Choose the desired settings
from the preset items.
13
to File
(PC Select)
Scan a black & white or a
colour document into your
computer.
14
to OCR
(PC Select)
Convert your text document to
an editable text file.
14
to Image
(PC Select)
Scan a colour picture into your
graphics application.
14
to USB
2-sided Scan
Scan documents into a USB
flash drive.
14
Normal
See
Page
2in1(ID)
2in1
2-sided(12)
2-sided(22)
(DCP-L8450CDW)
Paper Save
Scan
(DCP-L8450CDW)
Scan Type
Resolution
File Type
C
Glass Scan
Size
File Name
File Size
Remove
Background
Colour
to E-mail
(PC Select)
Scan a black & white or a
colour document into your Email application.
14
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169
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Options
Descriptions
Add
Shortcut
Scan
to E-mail Server
Address
(DCP-L8400CDN is
supported only after
Scan to E-mail Server
is downloaded.)
2-sided Scan
Scan a black & white or a
colour document into your Email Server.
14
(continued)
(continued)
See
Page
(DCP-L8450CDW)
Scan Type
Resolution
File Type
Glass Scan
Size
File Size
Web
to Network
(Profile name)
Send scanned data to a CIFS
server on your local network or
on the Internet.
14
to FTP/SFTP
(Profile name)
Send scanned data via FTP or
SFTP.
14
Skydrive®
—
16
Box
—
Connect the Brother machine
to an Internet service.
Picasa Web Albums™
—
Google Drive™
—
Flickr®
—
Facebook
—
®
—
Evernote
Apps
Dropbox
—
NoteScan
—
Outline&Scan
—
Outline&Copy
—
Web services may have been
added and/or service names
may have been changed by the
provider since this document
was published.
Visit the Brother Solutions
Center to download the Web
Connect Guide at
http://solutions.brother.com/.
Apps may have been added
and/or app names may have
been changed by the provider
since this document was
published.
17
Visit the Brother Solutions
Center to download the Web
Connect Guide at
http://solutions.brother.com/.
(Select a
Shortcut to
Rename/Delete)
(Choose
shortcut
button.)
Edit Shortcut
Name
—
Change the shortcut name.
18
Delete
—
Delete the shortcut.
18
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Settings and features tables
Web (More1 screen)
C
Level 1
Level 2
Options
Descriptions
See
Page
Skydrive®
—
—
Connect the Brother machine to an Internet
service.
See
Box
—
—
Picasa Web Albums™
—
—
Google Drive™
—
—
Flickr
—
—
Facebook
—
—
Evernote®
—
—
Dropbox
—
—
®
.
Visit the Brother Solutions Center to download the Web Connect Guide at
http://solutions.brother.com/.
The factory settings are shown in Bold with an asterisk.
Apps (More1 screen)
C
Level 1
Level 2
Options
Descriptions
See
Page
NoteScan
—
—
Connect the Brother machine to the
Brother apps over the Internet.
See
Outline&Scan
—
—
Outline&Copy
—
—
.
Visit the Brother Solutions Center to download the Web Connect Guide at
http://solutions.brother.com/.
C
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USB (More2 screen)
C
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Scan to
USB
See to USB on page 157
Direct
Print
(Select File)
Print
Settings
Level 4
Options
Descriptions
See
Page
See
Paper Type
Thin
Plain Paper*
(No. of Prints
(001-999))
Thick
Set the print media
type when printing
directly from the USB
flash drive.
40
Set the paper size
when printing directly
from the USB flash
drive.
40
Thicker
Recycled
Paper
Bond Paper
Label
Envelope
Env. Thin
Env. Thick
Glossy Paper
Paper Size
A4*
Letter
B5(JIS)
B5(ISO)
A5
A5(Long
Edge)
A6
Executive
Legal
Folio
3"x5"
Com-10
Monarch
C5
DL
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.
Settings and features tables
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Options
Descriptions
Direct
Print
(Select File)
Print
Settings
Multiple
Page
1in1*
Set the page layout
when printing
multiple pages
directly from the USB
flash drive.
40
Set the page
orientation when
printing directly from
the USB flash drive.
40
Choose the 2-sided
print format when
printing directly from
the USB flash drive.
40
Enable or disable
page collation when
printing directly from
the USB flash drive.
40
Choose the tray that
will be used for
printing directly from
the USB flash drive.
40
Set the print quality
option when printing
directly from the USB
flash drive.
40
Set the USB direct
print setting whether
to print comments
(Markup) or stamps
in the PDF file along
with the text.
40
(continued)
(continued)
(No. of Prints
(001-999))
2in1
4in1
9in1
(continued)
See
Page
16in1
25in1
1 in 2x2
pages
1 in 3x3
pages
1 in 4x4
pages
1 in 5x5
pages
Orientation
Portrait*
Landscape
2-sided
Off*
Long Edge
Short Edge
Collate
On*
Off
Tray Use
Auto*
MP Only
Tray#1 Only
C
Tray#2 Only
(Tray#2 Only
appears only if
you installed
Tray 2.)
Print
Quality
Normal*
PDF Option
Document*
Fine
Document&Markup
Document&Stamps
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Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Options
Descriptions
Direct
Print
Index Print
—
—
—
Print a thumbnail
page.
40
(continued)
DefaultSettings
Paper Type
—
Thin
Set the default media
type when printing
directly from the USB
flash drive.
42
Set the default paper
size when printing
directly from the USB
flash drive.
42
Plain Paper*
Thick
See
Page
Thicker
Recycled
Paper
Bond Paper
Label
Envelope
Env. Thin
Env. Thick
Glossy Paper
Paper Size
—
A4*
Letter
B5(JIS)
B5(ISO)
A5
A5(Long
Edge)
A6
Executive
Legal
Folio
3"x5"
Com-10
Monarch
C5
DL
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Settings and features tables
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Options
Descriptions
Direct
Print
DefaultSettings
Multiple
Page
—
1in1*
Set the default page
style when printing
multiple pages
directly from the USB
flash drive.
42
Set the default page
orientation when
printing directly from
the USB flash drive.
42
Enable or disable the
default page collation
when printing directly
from the USB flash
drive.
42
Set the default print
quality option when
printing directly from
the USB flash drive.
42
Set the default USB
direct print setting to
print comments
(Markup) or stamps
in the PDF file along
with the text.
42
Set the default index
print option to simple
format or details.
42
(continued)
2in1
(continued)
4in1
9in1
See
Page
16in1
25in1
1 in 2x2
pages
1 in 3x3
pages
1 in 4x4
pages
1 in 5x5
pages
Orientation
—
Portrait*
Landscape
Collate
—
On*
Off
Print
Quality
—
PDF Option
—
Normal*
Fine
Document*
Document&Markup
Document&Stamps
Index Print
—
Simple*
Details
C
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Entering text
C
When you need to enter text into the machine the keyboard will appear on the Touchscreen.
Press
to cycle through letters, numbers and special characters.
Press
to cycle between upper and lower case letters.
Inserting spaces
To enter a space, press Space or c.
Making corrections
If you entered an incorrect character and want to change it, use the arrow buttons to move the
cursor under the incorrect character. Press
, and then enter the correct character. You can
also insert letters by moving the cursor and entering a character.
If the screen does not display d, press
character. Enter the correct characters.
repeatedly until you have erased the incorrect
NOTE
• The characters available may differ depending on your country.
• The keyboard layout may differ depending on the settings you are entering.
176
D
Specifications
D
General
D
Model
DCP-L8400CDN
Printer Type
Laser
Print Method
Electrophotographic Laser Printer (single-pass)
Memory Capacity
DCP-L8450CDW
Standard
256 MB
Optional
1 slot: DDR2 SO-DIMM (144-pin) up to 256 MB
LCD (liquid crystal display)
3.7 in. (93.4 mm) TFT Colour
Touchscreen LCD 1 and
Touchpanel
Power Source
220 - 240 V AC 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption 2
(Average)
Peak
Approx. 1200 W
Printing
Approx. 565 W at 25 C
Printing
Approx. 355 W at 25 C
4.85 in. (123.2 mm) TFT
Colour Touchscreen LCD 1
and Touchpanel
(Quiet Mode)
Copying
Approx. 565 W at 25 C
Copying
Approx. 355 W at 25 C
(Quiet Mode)
Ready
Approx. 65 W at 25 C
Sleep
Approx. 9.5 W
Deep Sleep
Approx. 1.7 W
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Power Off 3 4 Approx. 0.04 W
Dimensions
DCP-L8400CDN
492 mm
410 mm
503 mm
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Model
DCP-L8400CDN
DCP-L8450CDW
DCP-L8450CDW
530 mm
490 mm
Weights (with supplies)
29.0 kg
526 mm
30.2 kg
1
Measured diagonally
2
USB connections to computer
3
Measured according to IEC 62301 Edition 2.0
4
Power consumption varies slightly depending on the usage environment or part wear.
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Specifications
Model
Noise Level
Sound
Pressure
Sound
Power
DCP-L8400CDN
DCP-L8450CDW
Printing
LpAm = 55dB (A)
LpAm = 56dB (A)
Printing(Quiet
Mode)
LpAm = 52dB (A)
LpAm = 53dB (A)
Ready
LpAm = 28dB (A)
Copying 1 2
LWAd = 6.73 B (A)
LWAd = 6.71 B (A)
LWAd = 6.70 B (A)
LWAd = 6.71 B (A)
Printing(Quiet
Mode)
LWAd = 6.40 B (A)
LWAd = 6.36 B (A)
Ready 1 2
LWAd = 4.05 B (A)
Operating
10 to 32 C
Storage
0 to 40 C
Operating
20 to 80% (without condensation)
Storage
10 to 90% (without condensation)
(Colour)
Copying 1 2
(Monochrome)
Temperature
Humidity
ADF (automatic document feeder)
Up to 35 pages
Up to 50 pages
For best results we recommend:
Temperature: 20 to 30 C
Humidity: 50% to 70%
Paper: 80 g/m2
1
Measured in accordance with the method described in RAL-UZ171.
2
Office equipment with LWAd>6.30 B (A) is not suitable for use in rooms where people require high levels of
concentration. Such equipment should be placed in separate rooms because of noise emissions.
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Document Size
Model
Document Size
(1-sided)
Document Size
(2-sided)
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DCP-L8400CDN
ADF Width
147.3 to 215.9 mm
ADF Length
147.3 to 355.6 mm
Scanner Glass Width
Max. 215.9 mm
Scanner Glass
Length
Max. 297.0 mm
ADF Width
147.3 to 215.9 mm
ADF Length
147.3 to 355.6 mm
DCP-L8450CDW
Max. 355.6 mm
Specifications
Print media
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Model
Paper Input
DCP-L8400CDN
Paper Tray 1
(Standard)
DCP-L8450CDW
Paper Type
Plain Paper, Thin Paper, Recycled Paper
Paper Size
A4, Letter, B5 (JIS), A5, A5 (Long Edge), A6, Executive,
Legal, Folio
Paper Weight 60 to 105 g/m2
Multipurpose tray
(MP tray)
Maximum
Paper
Capacity
Up to 250 sheets of 80 g/m2 Plain Paper
Paper Type
Plain Paper, Thin Paper, Thick Paper, Thicker Paper,
Recycled Paper, Bond Paper, Label, Envelope, Env.Thin,
Env.Thick, Glossy Paper
Paper Size
Width: 76.2 to 215.9 mm
Length: 127.0 to 355.6 mm
Paper Weight 60 to 163 g/m2
Paper Tray 2
(Optional)
Maximum
Paper
Capacity
Up to 50 sheets of 80 g/m2 Plain paper
Paper Type
Plain Paper, Thin Paper, Recycled Paper
Paper Size
A4, Letter, B5 (JIS), A5, Executive, Legal, Folio
Paper Weight 60 to 105 g/m2
Maximum
Paper
Capacity
Paper
Output 1
2-sided
1
Up to 500 sheets of 80 g/m2 Plain Paper
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Face-Down Output Tray
Up to 150 sheets of 80 g/m2 Plain paper (face-down
delivery to the face-down output paper tray)
Face-Up Output Tray
One sheet (face-up delivery to the face-up output tray)
Automatic
2-sided
Printing
Paper Type
Plain Paper, Thin Paper, Recycled Paper, Glossy Paper
Paper Size
A4
Paper Weight 60 to 105 g/m2
For labels, we recommend removing printed pages from the output paper tray immediately after they exit the machine
to avoid the possibility of smudging.
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Copy
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Model
DCP-L8400CDN
Copy Width
Max. 210 mm
Automatic 2-sided Copy
—
Multiple Copies
Stacks or Sorts up to 99 pages
Reduce/Enlarge
25% to 400% (in increments of 1%)
1
1
Monochrome
Less than 18 seconds at 23 C / 230 V
Colour
Less than 20 seconds at 23 C / 230 V
From Ready mode and standard tray.
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Yes (from ADF)
Up to 1200  600 dpi
Resolution
First Copy Out Time
DCP-L8450CDW
Specifications
Scanner
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Model
DCP-L8400CDN
Colour / Mono
Yes / Yes
TWAIN Compliant
Yes (Windows® XP/ Windows Vista® / Windows® 7 /
Windows® 8 /
Mac OS X v10.7.5 / 10.8.x / 10.9.x 1)
WIA Compliant
Yes (Windows® XP / Windows Vista® / Windows® 7 /
Windows® 8)
ICA Compliant
Yes (Mac OS X v10.7.5 / 10.8.x / 10.9.x)
Colour Depth
Colour
DCP-L8450CDW
48 bit colour processing (Input)
24 bit colour processing (Output)
Greyscale
16 bit colour processing (Input)
8 bit colour processing (Output)
Resolution
Up to 19200  19200 dpi (interpolated) 2
Up to 1200  2400 dpi (optical) 2 (from Scanner Glass)
Up to 1200  600 dpi (optical) 2 (from ADF)
Scanning Width
Max. 210 mm
Automatic 2-sided Scanning
—
Yes (from ADF)
1
For the latest driver updates for the version of OS X you are using, visit http://solutions.brother.com/.
2
Maximum 1200 1200 dpi scanning with the WIA driver in Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7 and
Windows® 8 (resolution up to 19200 19200 dpi can be selected by using the scanner utility).
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Printer
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Model
DCP-L8400CDN
Automatic 2-sided Print
Yes
Emulations
PCL6, BR-Script3 (PostScript® 3™)
Resolution
600  600 dpi
2400 dpi (2400  600) quality
Print Speed
(2-sided)
Print Speed
First Print Time 2
Monochrome
Up to 14 sides/minute (Up to 7 sheets/minute)
(A4 size) 1
Colour
Up to 14 sides/minute (Up to 7 sheets/minute)
(A4 size) 1
Monochrome
Up to 28 pages/minute (A4
size) 1
Up to 30 pages/minute (A4
size) 1
Colour
Up to 28 pages/minute (A4
size) 1
Up to 30 pages/minute (A4
size) 1
Monochrome
Less than 15 seconds at 23 C / 230 V
Colour
Less than 15 seconds at 23 C / 230 V
1
The print speed may vary depending on the type of document you print.
2
From Ready mode and standard tray.
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DCP-L8450CDW
Specifications
Interfaces
Model
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DCP-L8400CDN
USB
Hi-Speed USB 2.0
DCP-L8450CDW
12
It is recommended you use a USB 2.0 cable (Type A/B) that is no more than 2.0
metres long.
Ethernet 3
10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX
Use a straight-through Category 5 (or greater) twisted-pair cable.
Wireless
LAN 3
—
IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Infrastructure
mode/Ad-hoc mode)
IEEE 802.11g (Wi-Fi Direct)
1
Your machine has a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface. The machine can also be connected to a computer that has a USB
1.1 interface.
2
Third party USB ports are not supported.
3
For detailed network specifications, see Network on page 186 and Software and Network User's Guide.
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Network
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NOTE
For more information about the Network specifications, see Software and Network User's
Guide.
Model
DCP-L8400CDN
DCP-L8450CDW
LAN
You can connect your machine to a network for Network Printing, Network
Scanning and Remote Setup 1.
Also included is Brother BRAdmin Light 2 3 Network Management software.
Protocols
IPv4
ARP, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, APIPA(Auto IP), WINS/NetBIOS name
resolution, DNS Resolver, mDNS, LLMNR responder, LPR/LPD, Custom
Raw Port/Port9100, SMTP Client, IPP/IPPS, FTP Client and Server, CIFS
Client, TELNET Server, SNMPv1/v2c/v3, HTTP/HTTPS server, TFTP client
and server, ICMP, Web Services (Print/Scan), SNTP Client, LDAP 4
IPv6
NDP, RA, DNS resolver, mDNS, LLMNR responder, LPR/LPD, Custom Raw
Port/Port9100, IPP/IPPS, FTP Client and Server, CIFS Client, TELNET
Server, SNMPv1/v2c/v3, HTTP/HTTPS server, TFTP client and server, SMTP
Client, ICMPv6, SNTP Client, Web Services (Print/Scan), LDAP 4
Wired
SMTP-AUTH, SSL/TLS (IPPS, HTTPS, SMTP), SNMP v3, 802.1x (EAPMD5, EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS), Kerberos, IPSec
Wireless
—
SMTP-AUTH, SSL/TLS (IPPS,
HTTPS, SMTP), SNMP v3, 802.1x
(LEAP, EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TLS,
EAP-TTLS), Kerberos, IPSec
Wireless Network
Security
—
WEP 64/128 bit, WPA-PSK
(TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (AES)
Wireless
Network
Setup
Support
Utility
AOSS™
—
Yes
WPS
—
Yes
Security
Protocols
1
See Computer requirements on page 188.
2
(Windows®) Brother BRAdmin Light is available on the CD-ROM provided with the machine.
(Macintosh) Brother BRAdmin Light is available as a download from http://solutions.brother.com/.
3
(Windows®) If you require more advanced machine management, use the latest Brother BRAdmin Professional utility
version that is available as a download from http://solutions.brother.com/.
4
DCP-L8400CDN is supported only after Scan to E-mail Server is downloaded.
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Specifications
Direct Print feature
Model
1
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DCP-L8400CDN
DCP-L8450CDW
Compatibility
PDF version 1.7 , JPEG, Exif + JPEG, PRN (created by
Brother printer driver), TIFF (scanned by all Brother MFC
or DCP models), XPS version 1.0
Interface
USB direct interface
1
PDF data including a JBIG2 image file, a JPEG2000 image file or a transparency file is not supported.
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Computer requirements
Computer Platform & Operating
System Version
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PC Interface
USB
2
10/100Base-TX Wireless
(Ethernet)
802.11b/g/n
Windows® XP
Home 1 3
Windows® XP
Professional 1 3
Windows®
XP
Professional x64
Edition 1 3
32bit (x86) or
64bit (x64)
processor
Printing
Scanning
Windows Vista® 1 3
Windows® 8 1 3
Windows Server®
2003
32bit (x86) or
64bit (x64)
processor
Windows Server®
2003 x64 Edition
64bit (x64)
processor
Windows Server®
2008
32bit (x86) or
64bit (x64)
processor
Windows
2008 R2
N/A
Printing
For
Drivers
For
Applications
150 MB
500 MB
500 MB
1.2 GB
650 MB
1.2 GB
50 MB
N/A
80 MB
400 MB
64bit (x64)
processor
32bit (x86) or
64bit (x64)
processor
Windows® 7 1 3
Windows®
Operating
System
Processor
Hard Disk Space to
install
Server®
Windows Server®
2012
64bit (x64)
processor
Windows Server®
2012 R2
Macintosh
Operating
System
Mac OS X v10.7.5
OS X v10.8.x
OS X v10.9.x
Printing
Scanning
Intel®
Processor
1
For WIA, 1200 x 1200 resolution. Brother Scanner Utility enables enhancing up to 19200 x 19200 dpi.
2
Third party USB ports are not supported.
3
Nuance™ PaperPort™ 12SE supports Windows® XP Home (SP3 or greater), Windows® XP Professional (SP3 or
greater), Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition (SP2 or greater), Windows Vista® (SP2 or greater), Windows® 7 and
Windows® 8.
For the latest driver updates, visit http://solutions.brother.com/.
All trademarks, brand and product names are the property of their respective companies.
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Specifications
Supplies
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Model
DCP-L8400CDN
DCP-L8450CDW
Model Name
Black
Approx. 2,500 pages A4 or Letter page
1
—
Cyan
Approx. 1,500 pages A4 or Letter page 1
—
Standard Black
Approx. 2,500 pages A4 or Letter page 1
TN-321BK
Cyan
Approx. 1,500 pages A4 or Letter page 1
TN-321C
Toner
In the
Cartridge box
Magenta
Yellow
High
Yield
Super
High
Yield
Magenta
TN-321M
Yellow
TN-321Y
Black
Approx. 4,000 pages A4 or Letter page 1
TN-326BK
Cyan
Approx. 3,500 pages A4 or Letter page 1
TN-326C
Magenta
TN-326M
Yellow
TN-326Y
Black
—
Cyan
Approx. 6,000 pages A4
or Letter page 1
TN-329BK
TN-329C
Magenta
TN-329M
Yellow
TN-329Y
Drum Unit
Approx. 25,000 pages A4 or Letter page
(1 page / job) 2
DR-321CL
Belt Unit
Approx. 50,000 pages A4 or Letter page
(5 pages / job) 3
BU-320CL
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Approx. 20,000 pages A4 or Letter page
(1 page / job) 3
Waste Toner Box
Approx. 50,000 pages A4 or Letter page 4
1
Approximate cartridge yield is declared in accordance with ISO/IEC 19798.
2
Drum life is approximate and may vary by type of use.
3
Belt life is approximate and may vary by type of use.
4
Waste Toner Box life is approximate and may vary by type of use.
WT-320CL
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Important information for the toner cartridge life
Colour/Mono setting on the printer driver
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Users can change the Colour/Mono settings on the printer driver as follows:
 Auto
The machine checks the content of the document for colour. If colour is detected anywhere in
the document, it will print the whole of the document using the colour cartridges. In other words,
it will mix some of the toners to help achieve every shade detected in the document, increasing
the density of toner applied to the page. If no colour content is detected, it will print the
document in monochrome.
The default setting on your machine is Auto.
NOTE
The machine’s colour sensor is very sensitive and may perceive faded black text or an offwhite background as colour. If you know that your document is black and white and you want
to preserve colour toner, select Mono mode.
 Colour
Whether the document contains colour or is just monochrome, your machine will print the
document using the colour cartridges.
 Mono
Select this mode if the document has only black and greyscale text and/or objects. If your
document contains colour, this mode prints the document in 256 levels of grey using the black
toner.
NOTE
If either the Cyan, Magenta or Yellow toner reaches the end of its life while printing a colour
document, the print job cannot be completed. You can cancel your print job and choose to start
the print job again in Mono mode, as long as Black toner is available.
For more information about the settings in the printer driver, see Software and Network User's
Guide.
Toner Cartridge Life
This product detects the life of the toner cartridges using the following two methods:
 Detection by counting the dots of each colour that are necessary to create an image
 Detection by counting the rotations of the developer roller
This product has a function that will count the dots of each colour used to print every document
and the rotations of each toner cartridge’s developer roller. The print operation will stop when
either one of the upper limits are reached. The upper limit is set above the number of dots or
rotations that would be required for the cartridge to perform consistently with its advertised
page yield. This function is intended to reduce the risk of poor print quality and damage to the
machine.
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Specifications
There are two messages that indicate when the toner nears or reaches its life end: Toner Low
and Replace Toner.
Toner Low is displayed on the LCD when the number of dots or rotations of the developer
roller nears its maximum count: Replace Toner is displayed on the LCD when the number
of dots or rotations of the developer roller reaches its maximum count.
Colour Correction
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The number of developer roller rotations that are counted may not only be for normal operations
such as printing and copying, but also for machine adjustments, such as Colour Calibration and
Colour Registration.
 Colour Calibration (Adjustment of Colour Density)
To obtain stable print quality, the density of each toner cartridge needs to be maintained at a
fixed value. If the density balance between the colours cannot be kept, the tint becomes
unstable, and accurate colour reproduction becomes unavailable. The toner density can
change due to chemical changes to the toner that affect its electrical charge, deterioration of
the developer unit, and temperature and humidity levels in the device. When calibration occurs,
the density level adjustment test patterns are printed on the belt unit.
Calibration is mainly performed at the following times:
• When you manually select calibration from the operation panel or the printer driver.
(Please perform calibration if colour density needs to be improved.)
• When a used toner cartridge is replaced with a new one.
• When the printer senses that the ambient temperature and humidity have changed.
• When a specified number of printed pages is reached.
 Colour Registration (Correction of Colour Position)
In this device, the drum unit and developer unit are prepared for black (K), yellow (Y), magenta
(M), and cyan (C), respectively. Four colour images are combined into one image, and
therefore colour registration errors (i.e., how the four colour images align) might occur. When
registration errors occur, registration correction test patterns are printed on the belt unit.
Registration is mainly performed at the following times:
• When you manually select registration from the operation panel.
(Please perform registration if a colour registration error needs to be corrected.)
• When a specified number of printed pages is reached.
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Index
A
E
ADF (automatic document feeder)
using .....................................................35
Apple Macintosh
See Software and Network User's Guide.
Envelopes ....................................30, 31, 33
Error messages on Touchscreen ............ 98
No Paper ............................................ 101
Out of Memory .................................... 102
Print Unable XX .................................. 102
Scan Unable ....................................... 104
B
Back ...........................................................7
Belt unit
replacing ...............................................65
Brother
apps ............................................. 17, 171
F
C
Greyscale .............................................. 183
Cancel ........................................................7
Cleaning
corona wires ..........................................84
drum unit ...............................................87
laser scanner windows ..........................80
scanner .................................................79
Control panel overview ..............................6
ControlCenter2 (Macintosh)
See Software and Network User's Guide.
ControlCenter4 (Windows®)
See Software and Network User's Guide.
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Dimensions ............................................177
Direct print ......................................... 39, 40
specification ........................................187
Document
how to load ..................................... 35, 36
Drum unit
cleaning .......................................... 84, 87
replacing ...............................................58
192
Folio ................................................... 28, 31
G
Help
Settings Tables ................................... 133
Touchscreen messages ..................... 132
Home ......................................................... 7
L
Labels ................................... 22, 30, 31, 34
M
Machine information
firmware version ................................. 130
how to reset the machine ................... 131
reset operations .................................. 130
serial number ...................................... 130
Macintosh
See Software and Network User's Guide.
Maintenance, routine ............................... 77
replacing
belt unit .............................................. 65
drum unit ........................................... 58
toner cartridges ................................. 53
waste toner box ................................. 70
Memory ................................................. 177
Mode, entering
copy ...................................................... 37
scan ...................................................... 47
N
Q
Network
printing
See Software and Network User's Guide.
scanning
See Software and Network User's Guide.
Network connectivity ..............................185
Nuance™ PaperPort™ 12SE
See Software and Network User's Guide
and Help in the PaperPort™ 12SE
application to access How-to-Guides.
Quality
printing ............................................... 122
O
Out of Memory message ........................102
P
Paper .......................................................30
how to load ...........................................20
in multi-purpose tray (MP tray) ..........22
in paper tray .......................................20
recommended ................................ 30, 31
size ................................................ 28, 30
tray capacity ..........................................31
type ................................................ 28, 30
Presto! PageManager
See Software and Network User's Guide
and Help in the Presto! PageManager
application.
Print
difficulties ............................................117
document from your computer ..............43
drivers .................................................184
quality .................................................122
resolution ............................................184
specifications ......................................184
Printing
See Software and Network User's Guide.
Programming your machine ...................132
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Remote setup
See Software and Network User's Guide.
Replacing
belt unit ................................................. 65
drum unit .............................................. 58
toner cartridges .................................... 53
waste toner box .................................... 70
Resolution
copy .................................................... 182
print .................................................... 184
scan .................................................... 183
S
Scan a document to a computer ............. 44
Scanner glass
using ..................................................... 36
Scanning
See Software and Network User's Guide.
Serial number
how to find ...............See inside front cover
Settings Tables ...................................... 133
Supply .........................................49, 50, 51
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T
Text, entering .........................................176
Toner Cartridge Life ...............................190
Toner cartridges
replacing ...............................................53
Touchscreen LCD
(liquid crystal display) ........................ 6, 132
Troubleshooting .....................................117
document jam ............................ 106, 107
error messages on Touchscreen ..........98
if you are having difficulty
copy quality ......................................119
network ............................................120
paper handling .................................118
print quality .......................................122
printing .............................................117
scanning ...........................................119
software ...........................................119
maintenance messages on
Touchscreen .........................................98
paper jam .......... 108, 109, 110, 112, 115
V
Volume, setting
beeper ...................................................19
W
Waste toner box
replacing ...............................................70
Weights ..................................................178
Wi-Fi Direct™ ...........................................11
Windows®
See Software and Network User's Guide.
Wireless Network
See Software and Network User's Guide.
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