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The All-in-One Brother MFC 7420 printer allows you to perform the print, scan, copy, and fax operations over a wired connection. This printer doesn’t support wireless connectivity, but if required, you can use the NC-2200w External Wireless Print/Scan Server to connect your printer to a wireless network. Otherwise, you can connect your Brother printer to the computer over USB or network cable.Follow the below steps for Brother Mfc 7420 Setup.

Components included in the printer box

  •   Brother MFC 7420 printer
  •   Drum Unit Assembly
  •   Test Sheet
  •   AC power cord
  •   Telephone line cord
  •   User guide
  •   Accessory order form
  •   CD-ROMS
  •   Quick Setup guide.

Setting up the Brother MFC 7420 printer for the first time

  •   Unpack the printer box.
  •   Place the printer on a table.
  •   Now, unpack the drum unit assembly of your Brother printer.
  •   Open your printer’s front cover.
  •   Shake the assembly and insert it into your printer.
  •   After inserting the assembly correctly, close the cover.
  •   Now, take the paper tray completely out of your printer.
  •   Release the lever of the tray. 
  •   Get a stack of plain paper and place it in the tray.
  •   Adjust the lever correctly and place the tray back into the printer.
  •   Connect your Brother printer to the electrical outlet using the AC power cord.
  •   Turn the printer’s switch ON.
  •   Connect the telephone line cord between the printer and the modular wall jack.
  •   Now, you’ll be prompted to set the basic printer settings such as date & time, station ID, receive mode, LCD contrast, etc. 
  •   The Brother MFC 7420 printer’s hardware setup is now complete. 
  •   Begin the software installation on your computer using the CD-ROM or the downloaded printer driver file. 
  •   Complete the printer driver installation by following the on-screen instructions. 
  •   Finally, try a test print. 

Brother Mfc 7420 Driver Download

Downloading driver from this page

  •   Locate and click the Driver Download button provided on this web page.
  •   Now, the Brother MFC 7420 printer driver available for the Windows OS will be downloaded on your computer.

Brother Mfc 7420 Manual Download

Downloading manual from this page

  •   Click the Manual Download button provided on this web page.
  •   Now, the soft copy of the Brother MFC 7420 printer’s user guide will be downloaded on your computer.

Brother Mfc 7420 Driver Windows

Downloading the printer driver from the printer’s official site

  •   Go to your Brother printer’s official support page.
  •   Click the Downloads tab.
  •   If required, choose your OS type.
  •   From the list of drivers, select the driver(s) that you wish to install on your computer.
  •   Click the Download button beside the selected printer driver.

How to Connect The Printer wireless?

Wireless setup using NC-2200W external wireless print/scan server

  •   Get an NC-2200w External Wireless Print/Scan server. Place the wireless server closer to your Brother printer.
  •   Connect the server to the printer using a USB cable. 
  •   Plug the AC adapter into the server.
  •   Turn on the server and the Brother printer. 
  •   Wait for the Link LED of the server to glow solid.
  •   Now, configure the wireless settings on your computer. 
  •   Once your Brother printer and the computer are connected to the same wireless network, begin the software installation on your computer.
  •   Complete the printer driver installation by following the on-screen instructions.

How To Connect the Printer To Computer?

You can connect your Brother printer to your computer using a USB, parallel, or network cable. The section below explains how to connect the Brother printer to your Windows computer over a USB interface cable.

  •   Make sure that your Brother printer and the computer are not connected together.
  •   Now, turn on your Windows computer.
  •   Open the printer driver file or insert the Setup CD-ROM into the computer.
  •   In the first window, click the Install MFL-Pro Suite button followed by Yes.
  •   Now, the print driver installation will be initiated.
  •   When prompted, select the Local Connection option on the Connection Type screen and click Next.
  •   Similarly, connect the printer to your computer. 
  •   Complete the remaining set of the driver installation steps by following the on-screen instructions.
  •   Once the installation is complete, try a test print.

Brother Mfc-7420 Scan To Pdf

Scanning and saving a document in PDF format (Windows)

  •   On your Windows computer, open the ControlCenter tool.
  •   To do so, open the Start menu. Click All apps > Brother > Brother Utilities.
  •   Select your Brother printer model. 
  •   Click the ControlCenter option.
  •   Now, in your printer’s ADF, place the document that you want to scan.
  •   In the ControlCenter dialog box, click the SCAN button.
  •   Select the File option. 
  •   Now, the SCAN- File dialog box will open.
  •   Set the scan preferences as per your desire.
  •   Make sure to select the PDF option from the File Type drop-down menu.
  •   After configuring the other scan preferences, click the OK button.
  •   Now, your printer will start to scan the placed document.
Brother Mfc-7420 Setup

Brother Mfc-7420 Troubleshooting

When something goes wrong with the printer, it is intimated to you by means of an error message or code. In the section given below, we’ll see some common error message or code displayed on the Brother MFC-7420 printer.

Error 1: Black cover open

  •   When your printer’s back cover is not closed correctly, this error message is displayed on the screen.
  •   To resolve this error, close the back cover properly.

Error 2: Change Drum soon

  •   If your printer’s drum unit reaches the end of its life, the Change Drum soon message is displayed on the screen.
  •   Replace this drum unit with a new one.

Error 3: Cover is open

  •   When your printer’s front cover is opened, the Cover is open message is displayed on the screen.
  •   Close the cover to resolve this error.

Error 4: Drum error

  •   If the drum unit is surrounded by any dirty particles, the Drum error occurs.
  •   Clean the drum unit to clear this error.

Error 5: No cartridge

  •   If the ink cartridges are not installed properly, then this error message will be displayed on the screen.
  •   Reinstall the cartridge on your printer.

If you encounter any other errors other than the issues mentioned above, contact us.

Printer Paper Jam Problems

If a paper jam has occurred inside the printer, then follow the below instructions to clear it.

  •   Take the paper tray completely out of your Brother printer.
  •   Look for the jammed paper inside the tray and remove it gently.
  •   Make sure to remove the jammed paper without damaging it further.
  •   After removing the jammed paper from the printer, insert the paper tray into the printer.

Brother Mfc-7420 Not Printing

If your Brother MFC-7420 printer fails to perform the print operation, then perform the following troubleshooting instructions to clear it.

  •   First, make sure that your printer is turned ON.
  •   Check if the printer settings are configured correctly.
  •   Make sure that you have chosen the correct printer while configuring the print operation.
  •   Check if the paper tray contains enough paper.
  •   Similarly, check whether the front and back cover of the printer are closed.
  •   If any error message is displayed on the screen, identify and resolve it first.