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INSTRUCTIONS FOR BROTHER DCP J774DW SETUP

Brother DCP-J774DW is a compact inkjet printer that can print, copy, and scan. The printer setup involves unboxing the printer, loading paper, powering on the printer, installing the inbox ink cartridges, and installing the printer software. To know more about the Brother Dcp J774dw setup, go through the instructions given on this page.

Brother Dcp J774dw setup

UNBOXING & BASIC SETUP

This article will guide you with step-by-step instructions if you are new to the Brother DCP-J774DW printer setup.

Unboxing the printer:

  • Start by unpacking the printer from the package.
  • Check the printer components included in the package.
  • Next, remove the protective tapes and covers from the printer.
  • Remember to recycle the packing materials.

Loading paper:

  •   Pull the paper tray out from the printer.
  •   Open the output tray cover and slide apart the paper guides.
  •   Fan a paper stack and load it into the paper input tray.
  •   Slide the paper guides against the paper stack but make sure not to adjust the paper stack too tightly.
  •   Close the output tray cover and refix the paper tray into the Brother Dcp J774dw setup.
  •   Remember to pull the paper support and unfold the support flap.

Powering on the printer:

  • Once you have done loading paper, connect your printer to an electrical outlet using the provided power cord.
  • Raise the printer control panel and wait until the printer is turned on automatically.
  • On the touchscreen panel, select your language and country from the Initial Setup menu.
  • Next, select the correct date and time.

Installing the inbox ink cartridges:

  • Open the ink cartridge cover and check if you have removed the orange protective part.
  • Unpack the inbox ink cartridges.
  • Shake only the black ink cartridge before you unpack it from the box.
  • Insert each cartridge into the Brother Dcp J774dw setup and close the ink cartridge cover.
  • Wait for the printer to finish the ink cleaning process.
  • Check the print quality and print the installation sheet.

Installing the printer software:

  • If your computer supports CD-ROM, insert the Brother installation disc into the CD/DVD drive.
  • Otherwise, download the driver from the official Brother site and run the driver installation wizard.
  • Agree to the EULA and install the required software by selecting them in the driver installation wizard.
  • Choose your connection type and establish the connection between your printer and computer.
  • Finish the driver installation and verify the printer functionality.

You have now completed the basic Brother Dcp J774dw setup.

BROTHER DCP J774DW DRIVER DOWNLOAD

You can quickly download the driver for your Brother DCP-J774DW printer by clicking the Driver Download button on this page. Alternatively, you can get the driver from the official Brother site. Make sure you identify your OS version before downloading the printer driver.

BROTHER DCP J774DW DRIVER FOR WINDOWS

Downloading a printer driver for Windows is quite simple but remember to remove any previously installed Brother printer driver before downloading a new one. To know how to get the driver from the official Brother site, keep reading the instructions given below.

  • On your Windows computer, launch the browser application and check if the Internet connection is stable.
  • Visit the official Brother site and navigate to Brother Solutions Center.
  • Input Brother Dcp J774dw setup number in the search field and click Search.
  • Select the printer model from the search result and click the link below Downloads & Drivers.
  • On the Downloads page, check if your Windows OS version has been detected and is displayed in the Select Your Operating System (OS) section.
  • Click OK and select the required driver from the displayed list.
  • Click the Agree to the EULA and Download button and save the driver file to your computer.

BROTHER DCP J774DW DRIVER FOR MAC

  • On your Mac, open the default browser and go to the official Brother site.
  • Type ‘Brother DCP-J774DW’ in the search field and click Search.
  • Choose your printer’s model number from the search result.
  • Click the link below Downloads & Drivers to go to the Downloads page.
  • Wait until your macOS version is detected automatically.
  • Click OK and select the required driver from the displayed list.
  • If prompted, click the Agree to the EULA and Download button to save the Brother Dcp J774dw setup driver file to your Mac.

BROTHER DCP J774DW MANUAL DOWNLOAD

The manual for your Brother DCP-J774DW printer is provided with the printer package during the first-time purchase. If the manual is not available, download it by clicking the Manual Download button on this page. Alternatively, get the manual from the official Brother site by following these steps.

  • On your computer, launch a browser application and go to the official Brother site.
  • Input your printer’s model number in the search field and click Search.
  • Click the printer model from the search result.
  • Next, click the link that directs you to the Manuals page.
  • If necessary, choose your language from the Language drop-down menu.
  • Choose the required manual for Brother Dcp J774dw setup from the displayed list and click the Download button.
  • If the manual opens as a PDF, click the Download icon and save it to your computer.

BROTHER DCP J774DW WIRELESS SETUP

Wireless setup using the WPS Push Button method:

  • Before starting, verify if you have completed the basic printer setup.
  • Place your printer close to your router to reduce Wi-Fi interference while performing the wireless setup.
  • Go to your printer’s touchscreen panel and tap the Settings icon.
  • Tap All SettingsNetwork –> WLAN –> WPS.
  • When the printer shows the ‘Enable WLAN?’ message, start the WPS operation.
  • Go to your router within two minutes and locate the WPS button. Press and hold down the button until the LEDs on your router are flashed.
  • Return to the printer control panel and press the OK button.
  • Wait for your Brother Dcp J774dw setup to connect to your wireless network automatically.
  • Once the connection is made, you will see the ‘Connected’ message on the LCD panel.

Wireless connection between your printer and computer:

  • After completing the WPS Push Button method, connect your computer to the same wireless network.
  • Run the driver installation wizard using the CD-ROM provided with the printer or downloaded driver package.
  • Agree to the EULA and proceed with the instructions displayed in the driver installation wizard.
  • Choose the Wireless Network Connection option as your connection type.
  • Establish a wireless connection between your printer and computer.
  • Complete the rest of the instructions in the driver installation wizard and print a test page to verify the connection.

You have now completed the wireless setup for your Brother Dcp J774dw setup.

BROTHER DCP J774DW TROUBLESHOOT

Troubleshooting a printer issue is quite simple on your Brother DCP-J774DW printer as it shows the exact error on the LCD panel and gives instructions to resolve it. Sometimes, you may not get the error on your printer’s LCD panel when there is an issue with your printer. To help you with that, we have provided few troubleshooting steps here. You can also seek assistance in fixing the printer issues. Just click the Call button on this page and contact us for assistance.

BROTHER DCP J774DW RESET DRUM ERROR

The Brother DCP-J774DW printer doesn’t have a drum unit and so you cannot reset the unit. You will get the ‘Replace Ink’ message if the black ink cartridge on your Brother Dcp J774dw setup is empty. Once you replace it, the printer will automatically reset the ink dot counter.

BROTHER DCP J774DW PRINTER OFFLINE

  • If your printer status is offline on your Windows computer, check if the printer is turned on.
  • If the printer is turned off, check the power cord and restart your printer.
  • In case you have put your printer in sleep mode, press the control panel buttons to wake it up.
  • Go to your computer and check if the status is online. If not, check the connection between your printer and computer.
  • If you have connected your printer and computer over a wireless network, print the WLAN report to check the network status.
  • Give a right-click on the printer icon in the Control Panel window and select the See what’s printing option.
  • Cancel the pending print jobs, if any in Brother Dcp J774dw setup.
  • Click the Printer tab and deselect the Use Printer Offline option from the drop-down list.
  • If there is no green checkmark on your printer’s icon, give a right-click on it and select the Set as default printer option.
  • If the printer status is still offline, restart the Print Spooler service.
BROTHER DCP J774DW TROUBLESHOOT

BROTHER DCP J774DW WON’T PRINT

  • Is your Brother DCP-J774DW printer not printing any documents? Check if the connection between your printer and computer is stable.
  • Next, check if the printer is loaded with paper.
  • Check for error messages on the LCD panel. If your Brother Dcp J774dw setup shows an error message, identify what it says.
  • Clear the error using the instructions on the touchscreen panel.
  • Try to print your document again and check if the problem is resolved.
  • If the problem persists, open the Print dialog box and check if you have selected the correct printer name from the drop-down menu.
  • Click the Properties or Preferences button to open the Brother printer properties window.
  • Check the print settings. Make necessary modifications and click OK.
  • Now, print your document remotely from your computer.
  • If the problem remains unsolved, reinstall the printer driver.

BROTHER DCP J774DW PAPER JAM

  • If a paper is jammed inside your Brother Dcp J774dw setup, the LCD panel will display the exact location where the paper jam has occurred.
  • Once you identify the location, unplug the power cord from the printer to shut down the power.
  • Pull the paper tray out from the printer.
  • Next, pull the green levers inside the printer to release the jammed paper.
  • Lift the scanner unit.
  • Remove the jammed paper without damaging the internal parts of your printer.
  • Make sure you also remove any foreign objects (paper bits) inside the printer.
  • Restart the printer after ensuring that no paper is jammed on your printer.
  • To avoid paper jams in the future, use printer-supported media and remember to load the paper stack below the specified limit in Brother Dcp J774dw setup.

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