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INSTRUCTIONS FOR BROTHER DCP J315W SETUP

The Brother DCP J315W printer allows you to copy, print and scan. It supports wireless and Hi-Speed USB connectivity. If you want to perform any work, such as scanning or printing from the printer or learn its setup procedure. check this page for detailed information of Brother DCP J315W Setup.

Brother DCP J315W Setup

UNBOXING & BASIC SETUP

The printer setup is quite easy. It hardly takes 15-20 minutes. Here, you’ll be learning the setup procedure in detail.

At first, let us start with the unboxing procedure.

Unboxing

  •    Open the product box and check all the packaging materials present in it.
  •    Clear the box by removing all the packaging materials from it along with the Brother DCP J315W printer.
  •    Remove all the protective tapes from the inside and outside of your printer.

Loading the paper:

As your Brother DCP J315W supports a maximum of 100 sheets of plain paper in the paper tray, you can load as many sheets as you wish. Make sure that you do not exceed the paper limit.

  •    Open the paper tray of your Brother DCP J315W Setup.
  •    Open the output paper tray cover to load the paper.
  •    Now, slide the paper guides and start loading the paper.
  •    After loading the paper, you can adjust the paper side guides and close the output paper tray cover.
  •    Insert the paper tray back into your printer.
  •    Let us now start turning on the Brother printer.

Turning on the printer:

  •    Now, connect one end of the power cord to the back of your printer and the other to an electrical outlet.
  •    Press the On button. The printer turns on immediately.
  •    After the printer turns on, you can make the necessary changes on your printer control panels, such as choosing the language, date, and time.

Installation of the ink cartridges:

  •    Keep your printer turned on to install the ink cartridges.
  •    Open the ink cartridge cover of your Brother DCP J315W Setup.
  •    Unwrap the ink cartridge package.
  •    Remove the cap of your ink cartridge by turning the green knob in the clockwise direction.
  •    Install the ink cartridge into its slot.
  •    Repeat the procedure for the other ink cartridges and then close the ink cartridge cover.
  •    You can now check the print quality when your LCD displays Set Paper and Press Start.

The hardware setup is now complete. You can move to the software installation because your Brother printer is not yet connected to your computer.

Installation of the software:

As your Brother DCP J315W printer comes with a setup CD/ROM, you can insert it into the CD/DVD drive of your computer.

  •    After inserting it, run the installer program.
  •    Complete the on-screen instructions to finish the Brother DCP J315W Setup procedure.
  • If you wish to download the software package, go to the official Brother website and then navigate to the Downloads page.
  •    On this page, enter the product name, click Download, and install the software package.
  • When asked to choose the connection method, select one of the methods mentioned below.

  •   USB connection
  •   Wireless connection

Complete the software installation process by following the on-screen instructions.

BROTHER DCP J315W DRIVER DOWNLOAD

The printer driver is basically an OS program that converts data in the form of application software. As your Brother printer supports USB and wireless connectivity, the communications between your printer and computer are enabled through them. You can download the printer driver for your OS just by clicking the Driver Download button from our support page.

BROTHER DCP J315W DRIVER FOR WINDOWS

You can download the Brother DCP J315W Setup driver for your Windows computer with simple and easy steps. Here’s how to download it.

  •    Using your computer’s web browser, go to the official Brother website.
  •    On the home page, enter the product name in the search bar and then click Search. You’ll be directed to the Downloads page.
  •    On this page, select your OS, which is Windows.
  •    Click the Full Driver and Software Package link.
  •    Now, read the license agreement and click the Agree to the EULA and Download button.

BROTHER DCP J315W DRIVER FOR MAC

If you want to download the printer driver for Mac, follow the steps below.

  •    On your Mac computer, open a web browser.
  •    Visit the official Brother website.
  •    On the home page, enter the product name in the search bar and then click Search.
  •    You’ll be directed to the Downloads page.
  •    On this page, select your OS as Mac.
  •    Click the Full Driver and Software Package link. You’ll now be asked to read the license agreement.
  •    Agree to it and download the Brother DCP J315W Setup driver.

BROTHER DCP J315W MANUAL DOWNLOAD

If you want to download the manual for your Brother DCP J315W printer, follow the steps given below.

  •    Using your computer’s web browser, go to the official Brother website.
  •    On the home page, enter the product name in the search bar and then click Search. You’ll be directed to the Downloads page.
  •    Click the Manuals tab in the left navigation bar.
  •    Click Download next to the manual of your choice.

BROTHER DCP J315W WIRELESS SETUP

The wireless setup is done easily by using your printer control panel.

Wireless setup using the printer control panel:

  •    Before you begin the wireless setup, ensure that you’ve configured your wireless router and found out its wireless network settings.
  •    Ensure that your Brother DCP J315W Setup is turned on.
  •    On your printer control panel, navigate to Network by pressing the up or down arrow button and then press OK.
  •    Select Setup Wizard and then press OK.
  •    The Enable WLAN message is displayed on the LCD screen. You need to accept it to start the wireless setup wizard.
  •    Now, the Brother printer searches for the network name, and a list of network names appears on the LCD screen.
  •    Select your network name (SSID) and then press OK.
  •    You need to enter the network password if you are using an authentication and encryption method.
  •    After your printer is connected to the network that you’ve selected, you can see the wireless signal strength on your printer’s LCD screen.
  • You can also establish a wireless connection using the supplied setup CD-ROM.
  •    Put the installation disc that came with your Brother DCP J315W Setup into the CD/DVD drive of your computer.
  •    Run the installer program.
  •    On the setup wizard screen of your Brother printer, click Install MFL-Pro Suite and then click Yes.
  •    When asked to choose the connection type, select Wireless Network Connection and then click Next.
  •    When asked to choose your printer, select the Brother DCP J315W printer from the list and then click Next and continue with the on-screen instructions.
  •    Finally, click Finish.

The wireless setup is now complete.

BROTHER DCP J315W TONER REPLACEMENT

As your Brother printer does not support toner cartridges, you cannot perform the toner replacement. It supports an ink cartridge. Here, in this article, you’ll be learning to replace ink cartridges.

Whenever your printer runs out of ink, an error message is displayed on the LCD screen. It is recommended to replace the ink cartridge to continue with the printing work.

  •    Open the ink cartridge cover of your Brother DCP J315W Setup.
  •    Take out the empty cartridge by pressing the lock release lever.
  •    Unwrap the new ink cartridge.
  •    Remove the cap by turning the green knob in the clockwise direction.
  •    Insert the ink cartridge into the respective slot.
  •    Now, close the ink cartridge cover.

BROTHER DCP J315W SCAN SETUP

The Brother DCP J315W printer offers various scanning features. You can use the Scan key or scanner driver for scanning the documents.

Note: The following steps can be applied when you are using the TWAIN driver for scanning.

  •    At first, install the scanner driver onto your computer. The supplied setup CD can install the scanner driver.
  •    Load your originals.
  •    Now, launch the scan application software.
  •    Click File and then select the Scan or Get photo button.
  •    The Scan or Get photo panel appears now.
  •    To select the TWAIN option, click the Select button on the left side of the screen.
  •    Select your product name from the scanners list.
  •    In the Scan or Get photo panel, enable the Display scanner dialog box checkbox.
  •    Click Scan to open the Scanner Setup dialog box in Brother DCP J315W Setup.
  • In this dialog box, you can make the necessary scanner settings. The available scan setting options are:

  •    Resolution
  •    Scan type
  •    Brightness
  •    Document size
  • After making the changes, you can start scanning your documents.

  •    If you are scanning using the Scan key, configure the scanning feature.
  •    After installing the scanner driver, load the documents on the scanner glass. Here, in this article, you’ll be learning how to perform the Scan to file function.
  •    Press the Scan key of your Brother printer.
  •    Now, select the scan mode that you want.
  •    Press the up or down arrow button to select the destination computer.
  •    If your printer’s LCD screen prompts you to enter the PIN for the destination computer, start entering the eight-digit PIN on the control panel.

You are all set to scan the documents. Now, the scan setup is complete for Brother DCP J315W Setup.

BROTHER DCP J315W SCAN TO EMAIL

The Scan to E-mail mode allows you to scan the documents or photos into the E-mail application. While choosing the Scan to E-mail option, you can select the file type resolution for the attachment.

Using the ControlCenter3 software, you can send the scanned documents as an attachment.

  •    Start the ControlCenter3 software utility on your Windows computer.
  •    Click the Custom Scan option on the left side of the screen.
  •    Now, you can right-click the required button and then click ControlCenter Configuration.
  •    Click the General tab, select the type of scan under the Scan option section, and then click OK.
  •    Go to the Settings tab.
  •    In this tab, choose the email application from the drop-down list.
  •    Select the File Type, Contrast, and Brightness settings as per your choice.
  •    Select OK.

Now, you can start the scanning process in Brother DCP J315W Setup.

BROTHER DCP J315W TROUBLESHOOT

Troubleshooting is the process of eliminating the hardware and software problems of your printer as well as your computer. If your Brother printer encounters a problem, try to identify what causes the problem and then clear it out.

BROTHER DCP J315W PRINTER OFFLINE

If the printer is offline, you can follow the steps given below to troubleshoot the problem.

At first, perform the basic troubleshooting.

  •    Check whether the network cable is securely connected at both ends. If not, reconnect the cable again.
  •    Check whether the LCD screen displays an error. If the LCD screen is displaying an error message, such as paper jam, try to clear those errors.
  • Set your printer as the default printer:

  •    On your Windows computer, navigate to Control Panel.
  •    Select Hardware and Sounds and then click Devices and Printers.
  •    Now, you can right-click the icon of your Brother DCP J315W Setup.
  •    Select Set as default printer.
  •    You can also delete the print jobs, if needed.

BROTHER DCP J315W WON’T PRINT

If your Brother printer is not printing, then follow the solutions given below.

  •    Try setting up your Brother DCP J315W printer again.
  •    Make sure that your Brother printer is turned on.
  •    Verify the paper settings that you’ve selected.
  •    You can replace the ink cartridges and check if the problem is resolved or not.
  •    Make sure that the correct printer driver is installed and selected for printing.

BROTHER DCP J315W RESET DRUM ERROR

As your Brother DCP J315W Setup does not support the drum unit assembly, there is no possibility of resetting the drum error. You can only reset your printer’s settings.

BROTHER DCP J315W PAPER JAM

Paper jam error messages are displayed on the LCD screen of your printer. Here’s how to clear the paper jam issue.

  •    At first, unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.
  •    Open the Jam Clear Cover of your machine.
  •    Remove the jammed papers and close the Jam Clear Cover.
  •    Pull out the paper tray from your printer.
  •    Remove all the jammed papers from it.
  •    Place the paper tray back into the Brother DCP J315W Setup.

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