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INSTRUCTIONS FOR BROTHER MFC 240C SETUP

Do you want to set up the Brother MFC 240C printer? It involves unpacking of the product package, installation of ink cartridges, loading paper, and also software installation. Just follow this page to know more about the printer and its setup procedure.

Brother Mfc 240c Setup


UNBOXING & BASIC SETUP

Unboxing:

  •   In the beginning, you need to unpack the printer box. Check whether the package is shipped properly.
  •   Take out the products one by one along with the Brother MFC 240C printer.
  •   Remove all the protective materials from the inside and outside of your printer.
  •   Proceed to load the paper. The printer supports 100 sheets of plain paper. Load sufficient paper that is needed for a printing operation and so you’ll avoid the paper jam issue.

Paper loading:

  •    Just pull out the paper tray.
  •    Meanwhile, lift the output paper tray cover.
  •    Adjust the paper guides and then begin inserting the paper.
  •    Later, close the output tray cover.
  •    Insert the paper tray into the printer.
  •    To begin the functions such as printing or copying, you need to connect the power cord that came with your printer package.

Connecting the power cord:

  •    Initially, connect one end of the power cord to the back of your printer and the other end to an electrical outlet. Turn on the printer. Set your preferences such as date and time. In addition, select your preferred language.
  •    You’ve now completed loading the paper and have connected the power cord. Now, you need to install the ink cartridges for better results. So, proceed to the next step.

Installing ink cartridges:

  •    Initially, check whether the printer is turned on.
  •    Open the ink cartridge cover.
  •    Unwrap the new ink cartridge package and then remove all the protective tapes from it.
  •    Insert the ink cartridge in such as way that it matches the label correctly.
  •    Finally, close the ink cartridge cover. You’re now ready to install the software on your Windows computer.

Software installation:

Since the printer is not yet connected to your computer, you need to install the printer driver and begin the installation process. The Brother MFC 240C printer driver comes with an installation disc. So, just insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD/DVD drive of your computer. Run the software and begin with the installation process.

Alternatively, download the printer driver from the official Brother website. Choose the required OS and then download it.

  •   Now, you need to go to the Downloads folder on your Windows computer.
  •   Locate and double-click the printer icon.
  •   Continue to perform the on-screen instructions to complete the driver installation procedure. Choose the connection method of your choice.

BROTHER MFC 240C DRIVER DOWNLOAD

You’ve completed the hardware setup procedure. You need to download the printer driver. How is it done? Simple. Just go to the official Brother website from the default web browser. Choose the required OS and then click Download. Alternatively, click the Driver Download button from this page to obtain the Brother MFC 240C printer driver.

BROTHER MFC 240C DRIVER FOR WINDOWS

Downloading the Brother MFC 240C printer driver for your Windows computer is simple. Just refer to this section.

  •    Using the default web browser, go to the official Brother website.
  •    Enter the printer name in the search bar and then click Search. It directs you to the downloads page.
  •    Choose the required OS and then click the blue OK button. Navigate to the end-user license agreement page. Read it carefully.
  •    Finally, click the Agree to the EULA and Download button.

BROTHER MFC 240C DRIVER FOR MAC

It is easy to download the Brother MFC 240C printer driver for your Mac computer. Just look at this section and perform the required operation.

  •    On your Windows computer, open a web browser.
  •    Visit the official Brother website.
  •    Enter the printer name in the search bar and then click Search. It directs you to the downloads page.
  •    Choose the required OS, which is Mac.
  •    Go to the end-user license agreement page. Scroll down and then click the Agree to the EULA and Download button.

BROTHER MFC 240C MANUAL DOWNLOAD

Do you wish to download the Brother MFC 240C printer’s manual? It is done with two or three steps.

  •   Using the default web browser, go to the official Brother website.
  •   Enter the printer model name in the search bar and then click Search. It directs you to the downloads page. Click the Manuals tab.
  •   Click the blue Download button next to the user guide that you want to download.

BROTHER MFC 240C WIRELESS SETUP

The easiest way to connect the Brother printer to your computer is done through a wireless connection. However, your Brother MFC 240C printer does not support wireless connectivity, and so you cannot establish a wireless connection between your printer and computer. Instead, you need to connect the printer to your computer using the USB connection.

BROTHER MFC 240C TONER REPLACEMENT

The Brother MFC 240C printer does not come with a toner cartridge. It comes with an ink cartridge for delivering sharp texts and higher print quality. So, there’s no possibility to replace the toner with the Brother MFC 240C printer.

BROTHER MFC 240C SCAN SETUP

The Brother MFC 240C printer supports the scan functionality and if you wish to scan the documents using the printer, look at this section.

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Scanning using the TWAIN driver

You must have installed the printer software on your computer. So, start the ScanSoft PaperPort SE software.

  •    Navigate to the Scan panel window by clicking the File option followed by Scan.
  •    From the Scanner drop-down list, you need to choose the required scanner and click Scan. It opens the Scanner setup dialog box.
  •    Now, start loading the document on the scanner cover.
  •    It’s time to choose the required scanner option such as Scan, Resolution, Brightness, and Contrast.
  •    Finally, click Start to begin the scanning process.

Additionally, there’s another option to scan the documents. And, that is using the ControlCenter4 utility.

  •   On your Windows computer, launch the ControlCenter4 software utility.
  •   Switch to Model or Classic interface.
  •   Continue to select the Scan option. You’ll find four options. Choose your preferred option. If you wish to scan the documents to email or image, choose the required option.
  •   Continue to perform the on-screen instructions to complete setting up the scan process.

That’s it. You’ve now seen the scan setup procedure and make sure that you follow the steps mentioned above.

BROTHER MFC 240C SCAN TO COMPUTER

Do you want to scan the documents using the Brother MFC 240C printer? It is simple. Just refer to this section for scanning a document to your computer.

  •    Open the document that you want to print.
  •    Click the File option and then Scan.
  •    From the Scanner drop-down list, select the required scanner. In the Scanner setup dialog box, you need to select the Scan option.
  •    Now, load the document into the scanner cover. Ensure that you’ve placed the document correctly.
  •    You need to adjust the settings such as Brightness, Contrast, Scan type, Document size, and Resolution.
  •    Later, cross-check the settings that you’ve made.
  •    Select the PreScan option.
  •    Finally, click the Start option. The scanning process begins now.
  •    That’s it. The scanned documents will now be sent to your computer.

BROTHER MFC 240C TROUBLESHOOT

Some of the common printer problems include paper jam issues, printer offline, or the printer not turning on. Issues like these can be resolved by referring to the instructions given on this page.

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BROTHER MFC 240C PRINTER OFFLINE

One of the common problems faced by every printer is it goes to an offline state. Bring the printer to online status to resolve the offline problem. Here’s how to do it.

  •    Initially, check whether the printer is set as the default one. On your Windows computer, go to Control Panel.
  •    Navigate to the Devices and Printers section.
  •    In that section, select the printer icon and then select Set as default printer.
  • Secondly, to bring back the printer to online status, just disable Use Printer Offline, and this should resolve the offline problem.

  •    On your Windows computer, go to Control Panel.
  •    Select the Hardware and Sounds option. Navigate to the Devices and Printers section.
  •    In that section, locate and double-click the printer icon.
  •    Select See what’s printing.
  •    Select the Printer menu. Check if the Use Printer Offline option is selected or not. If it is selected, deselect it.
  • Additionally, you can cancel all the stalled print jobs to bring back the offline printer online. Here’s how to do it.

    •    Click the Start menu on your Windows computer.
    •    Type Control Panel in the search bar and then click Search. From the search results, click on the required option.
    •    Select the Hardware and Sounds option.
    •    Navigate to the Devices and Printers section. In that section, locate and double-click the printer icon. Select See what’s printing and then continue to select the Printer menu.
    •    Now, select Cancel All Documents. By deleting the stalled print jobs, you’ll be able to fix the problem.

    Additionally, restart the print spooler to troubleshoot the offline printer problem. Check whether you’ve downloaded the correct printer driver for your computer.
    Initially, check whether the printer is connected to the Internet. If the printer is not having an active Internet connection, it might go offline.

    •   Check whether the supplied power cord is securely connected at both ends. If not, disconnect the power cord from the printer and reconnect it.
    •   Make sure that the printer driver is updated. Sometimes, uninstalling and reinstalling the printer driver might help you to fix the offline printer problem. Navigate to the official Brother printer support page and go to the Software and Drivers page to update the printer driver. Select the required OS and then download the printer driver.

BROTHER MFC 240C WON’T TURN ON

Is your Brother MFC 240C printer not turning on? Bring it back to online status by referring to the steps given below.

  •    If the printer is turned off, you need to disconnect the power cord and reconnect it. Later, turn on the printer and check if it’s really turned on.
  •    Next, you need to make sure that you’ve installed the correct printer driver on your Windows computer.
  •    If not, go to the official Brother website and choose the appropriate printer driver to download. Ensure that you’ve chosen the appropriate OS while downloading the driver.
  •    Install the driver and then check if your Brother MFC 240C printer is turning on.

BROTHER MFC 240C RESET DRUM ERROR

Since the Brother MFC 240C printer does not come with the toner cartridge, you cannot reset the drum error. There’s no possibility of resetting the drum unit, and you’ll not receive any drum unit error message on your Brother MFC 240C printer control panel. It is possible only to replace the ink cartridge whenever you encounter a problem related to the ink cartridge problem.

BROTHER MFC 240C PAPER JAM

Every printer faces this error, which is quite normal. So, just make sure that you do not overload the paper into the paper tray. Here’s how to resolve the paper jam issue.

  •    At first, check whether there’s a jammed paper inside the paper tray.
  •    Pull out the paper tray.
  •    Remove all the jammed paper from the tray. Now, you need to check for the jammed paper inside the scanner cover.
  •    Lift the scanner cover.
  •    Remove the jammed paper if you find any.
  •    Finally, close the scanner cover.
  •    Now, you need to make sure that the printer is actually free of paper jam.

You’ve now seen how to remove the jammed paper from your Brother MFC 240C printer.


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