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BROTHER DCP L2540DW SETUP INSTRUCTIONS

Brother DCP L2540DW is a compact multifunctional printer with duplex and wireless connectivity features. Since it supports wireless connectivity, you can connect any wireless device to this printer. The Brother DCP L2540DW setup is quite simple if you go through the steps given on this page.

BROTHER DCP L2540DW SETUP

UNBOXING & BASIC SETUP

If you are new to the printer setup, follow these steps to unbox and set up your Brother DCP L2540DW printer.

Unboxing:

  •   First, unpack your printer from the package.
  •   Check the box components such as AC power cord, CD-ROM, starter toner cartridge, drum unit, user’s guide, and quick setup guide.
  •   Remove all the protective tapes and covers from the printer.
  •   Take the toner cartridge completely out from the drum unit and remove the orange part.
  •   Gently shake the toner cartridge to distribute the toner evenly.
  •   Refix the toner cartridge into the drum unit and close the front door.

Loading Print Media:

  •   Pull the paper input tray out from the printer.
  •   Slide the paper guides apart.
  •   Fan a paper stack and load it into the tray.
  •   Adjust the loaded paper stack with the paper guides.
  •   Refix the paper input tray into the printer.

Configuring Basic Preferences:

  •   After loading the paper, connect your printer to an electrical outlet using the provided power cord.
  •   Turn on the printer and navigate to the control panel.
  •   Press the Menu button and select General Setup –> Local Language.
  •   Press the OK button and select your desired language.
  •   At last, press the Stop/Exit button to complete the basic settings for Brother Dcp L2540dw Setup.

Installing Printer Software:

  •   Insert the software CD-ROM that you received along with the printer into your computer’s CD/DVD drive.
  •   Run the setup file on the CD-ROM and follow the on-screen prompts.
  •   Finish the driver installation and verify the printer functionality.

BROTHER DCP L2540DW DRIVER DOWNLOAD

You can download the driver for your printer by clicking the Driver Download button on this page. Alternatively, you can get the driver from the official Brother site.

BROTHER DCP L2540DW DRIVER FOR WINDOWS

Before You Begin:

  •   Remove any previously installed Brother printer drivers on your Windows computer.
  •   Verify and ensure that you have a stable Internet connection.
  •   Close all the running programs.
  •   Disconnect your Brother Dcp L2540dw Setup from the computer if you have already connected it using a USB cable.

Downloading The Driver:

  •   Open the default browser and visit the official Brother site.
  •   Input your printer’s model number in the search field and click the Search button.
  •   Click the printer model in the search result and select the option that directs you to the driver download page.
  •   Under the Select Your Operating System (OS) section, choose your Windows OS and its version.
  •   Click OK and select the required driver from the displayed list.
  •   If prompted, click the Agree to the EULA and Download button.
  •   Wait for the download to get completed.
  •   Double-click the downloaded driver file to run the driver installation wizard.
  •   If the device prompts for User Account Control, click the Yes button.
  •   Follow the on-screen instructions and complete the driver installation for Brother Dcp L2540dw Setup.
BROTHER DCP L2540DW DRIVER DOWNLOAD

BROTHER DCP L2540DW DRIVER FOR MAC

  •   On your Mac, open the default browser and visit the official Brother site.
  •   Enter your printer’s model number in the search field and click the Search button.
  •   Select the printer model in the search result and click on the link for the driver download page.
  •   Choose your macOS version below Select Your Operating System (OS).
  •   Click the OK button and select the required printer driver from the displayed list.
  •   Next, click the Agree to the EULA and Download button to download the driver.
  •   Open the Downloads folder in your browser and double-click the downloaded file. This will create a disk image on the desktop.
  •   Open the created disk image and double-click the installer icon to run the driver installation wizard.
  •   If prompted, enter your administrator password and click Continue.
  •   In the setup wizard, agree to the EULA and carry out the on-screen instructions to complete the driver installation.

BROTHER DCP L2540DW MANUAL DOWNLOAD

The Brother DCP L2540DW Setup manual is provided during the first-time purchase. In case it is not available, you can download the manual by clicking the Manual Download button on this page. Alternatively, you can get the manual from the official Brother site by following these steps.

  •   Open the default browser on your computer after ensuring that you have a stable Internet connection.
  •   Visit the official Brother site and enter your printer’s model number in the search field.
  •   Click the Search button and select the printer model in the search result.
  •   Choose the link that directs you to the manual download page.
  •   If necessary, choose your language from the Language drop-down menu.
  •   Select the required manual from the displayed list and click the blue Download button.
  •   Now, the manual should be downloaded to your computer.

BROTHER DCP L2540DW WIRELESS SETUP

Before Starting:

  •   Turn on your printer, router, and computer.
  •   Place your Brother Dcp L2540dw Setup close to your router.
  •   Identify the wireless credentials such as SSID and network key.
  •   Connect your computer to your local wireless network.

Installing The Printer Software:

  •   On your computer, run the driver installation wizard using the CD-ROM or downloaded driver package.
  •   In the driver installation wizard, agree to the EULA.
  •   Install the required software by selecting them in the driver installation wizard.
  •   Choose the Wireless connection option as your connection method.
  •   Carry out the on-screen instructions and establish the connection between your printer and computer.
  •   Finish the rest of the on-screen instructions and complete the wireless setup.

Configuring The Wireless Settings On Your Printer:

  •   Navigate to the printer control panel and press the Menu button.
  •   Select the Network option using the navigation keys and press the OK button.
  •   Choose WLAN –> Setup Wizard.
  •   Press the OK button and ensure that the wireless network is enabled when the Brother Dcp L2540dw Setup displays the ‘WLAN Enable?’ or ‘Enable WLAN?’ message.
  •   Select your SSID using the navigation keys and enter the network key.
  •   Wait for the printer to display the ‘Connected’ message.
  •   Once the connection is made, proceed with installing the printer software on the computer connected over the same wireless network.

BROTHER DCP L2540DW WPS PIN

WPS PIN is one of the wireless setup methods for connecting the printer to Wi-Fi. To set up your Brother DCP L2540DW over the wireless network using WPS PIN, follow these steps. Here we have used the router as Registrar.

  •   Ensure that your printer and router are turned on.
  •   Navigate to the printer control panel and press the Menu button.
  •   Select the Network option using the navigation keys and press the OK button.
  •   Choose WLAN –> WPS w/PIN Code.
  •   Press the OK button and ensure that your router is ready when the printer displays the ‘WLAN Enable?’ message. 
  •   Now, the printer will display an eight-digit PIN on the LCD panel.
  •   Connect your computer to the same wireless network and open the default browser.
  •   Type your router’s IP address in the URL field and hit the Enter key.
  •   Navigate to the WPS settings page and enter the PIN provided by your printer.
  •   Carry out the on-screen prompts and connect your Brother Dcp L2540dw Setup over the wireless network.

BROTHER DCP L2540DW SCANNER SETUP

The Brother DCP L2540DW printer comes with a flatbed scanner. You can scan your documents quickly using the scanner glass. For scanning multiple pages, load the original documents into the ADF. You can either perform the scanning operation using the printer control panel or scan software (Brother ControlCenter 4).

BROTHER DCP L2540DW SCAN TO COMPUTER

Using the printer control panel:

  •   Start by turning on your printer and place the original document on the scanner glass.
  •   You can also load the original document into the ADF.
  •   Next, connect your printer and computer via a USB cable or over a wireless network.
  •   Navigate to the printer control panel and press the Scan button.
  •   Select the Scan to PC option using the navigation keys and press the OK button.
  •   Choose the File option and press the OK button.
  •   If your printer and computer are connected over the network, choose your computer’s name from the displayed list and press the OK button.
  •   To scan your document with the default scan settings, press the Start button. Otherwise, select the Yes option using the navigation keys and press the OK button on Brother Dcp L2540dw Setup.
  •   You can modify the following scan settings.
  •   Scan Type 
  •   Resolution
  •   File Type
  •   Scan Size
  •   Remove Bkg. Clr
  •   After selecting the required scan settings, press the Start button to scan your document and save the file to the connected computer.

BROTHER DCP L2540DW FAX SETUP

The Brother DCP L2540DW printer does not support Fax. So, you cannot set up the fax function on this printer.

BROTHER DCP L2540DW TROUBLESHOOTING

If your printer is not working as expected due to an issue, troubleshooting the issue is the only way to continue printing/scanning on your printer. If you are getting errors on the LCD panel, identify what it says and execute the correct troubleshooting steps. Sometimes, the printer error might be false. In such cases, restarting your printer itself can resolve the error.

BROTHER DCP L2540DW PAPER FEED PROBLEMS 

  •   If you have paper feed problems on your Brother DCP L2540DW printer, clean the pick-up rollers.
  •   Before doing that, turn off your printer and pull the paper tray out from the printer.
  •   Remove the loaded paper stack from the tray.
  •   Clean the separator pad on the paper tray with a lint-free cloth.
  •   Wipe the two pick-up rollers to remove the dust.
  •   To avoid paper feed problems in the future, fan the paper stack before loading it into the tray.
  •   Refix the tray into the printer and turn on the printer.
  •   Print a test page to check if the paper feed problems have been resolved on Brother Dcp L2540dw Setup.

BROTHER DCP L2540DW PAPER JAM

  •   If your printer or Status Monitor displays a paper jammed error message, turn off your printer and identify the location of the jammed paper. The paper might be jammed in the following locations.
  •   Paper tray
  •   Output paper tray
  •   Back of the printer
  •   Inside the printer
  •   2-sided tray
  •   Check for any jammed paper in the above-mentioned locations and remove it from the printer. Make sure not to damage any internal parts of the printer while removing the jammed paper. Once you have done removing the jammed paper, restart your printer to resolve the Paper Jam error.

BROTHER DCP L2540DW TONER REPLACEMENT

  •   Verify that your printer has been turned on.
  •   Open the printer front cover.
  •   Take the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly from the printer.
  •   Push the green lock lever to remove the toner cartridge from the drum unit.
  •   Unpack the new toner cartridge and remove the protective seals from it.
  •   Load the new toner cartridge into the drum unit.
  •   Make sure to clean the corona wire inside the drum unit.
  •   Refix the assembly into the Brother Dcp L2540dw Setup and close the front cover.

BROTHER DCP L2540DW DRUM REPLACEMENT

Replacing The Drum Unit:

  •   Start by opening your printer’s front cover.
  •   Pull the drum unit assembly out from the printer.
  •   Take the toner cartridge from the drum unit and unpack the new drum unit.
  •   Fix the toner cartridge into the new drum unit.
  •   Refix the assembly into the printer.
  •   Make sure not to close the front cover.

Resetting The Drum Counter:

  •   Go to the printer control panel.
  •   Press and hold the OK button for at least 2 seconds.
  •   The printer will now display the ‘Replace Drum?’ message.
  •   Press the Up-arrow key to reset the drum counter.
  •   Finally, close the front cover.
  •   These are the basic troubleshooting for Brother Dcp L2540dw Setup.

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