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INSTRUCTIONS FOR BROTHER MFC J1300DW SETUP

Brother MFC-J1300DW is a multifunctional inkjet printer that has a touchscreen panel that makes accessing the print. The printer features include duplex printing, mobile printing, wireless LAN, Hi-Speed USB, and Ethernet connectivity. The printer setup is quite simple and easy than you think. For detailed instructions, go through the steps given on this page.

Brother Mfc J1300dW Setup

UNBOXING & BASIC SETUP

The basic printer setup involves unboxing, loading paper, powering on the printer, installing the inbox ink cartridges, and installing the printer software. If you are new to the Brother MFC-J1300DW printer setup, follow these steps.

Unboxing:

  • The printer setup begins with unpacking the printer from the package.
  • Once you have unpacked the printer, check the printer components.
  • Take out the printer supplies such as Brother installation disc, power cord, inbox ink cartridges, and quick setup guide.
  • Next, remove the protective tapes and covers from the printer.

Loading paper:

  • To begin with, pull the paper tray out from the printer.
  • Open the output tray cover and adjust the paper guides for loading paper.
  • Fan a paper stack and load it into the tray.
  • Adjust the paper stack with the paper guides and refix the output tray cover.
  • Refix the paper tray into the printer and pull out the paper support.

Powering on the printer:

  • After loading paper, connect your printer to an electrical outlet using the provided power cord.
  • Raise the printer control panel to the desired angle.
  • Next, turn on your printer by pressing the Power button.
  • Select your country/region, language, date, and time on the touchscreen panel.

Installing the ink box cartridges:

  • Start by opening the ink cartridge cover.
  • Shake the black ink cartridge 15 times before you unpack it.
  • Open the ink cartridge cover and insert each ink cartridge into the correct slot.
  • Close the ink cartridge cover and wait for the printer to prepare the ink tube system for printing.

Installing the printer software:

  • Once you have completed the hardware setup, insert the Brother installation disc into your computer’s CD/DVD drive.
  • Run the setup file from the CD drive to begin the driver installation.
  • 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.
  • Carry out the instructions in the driver installation wizard and verify the printer functionality.

You have now completed the basic printer setup.

BROTHER MFC J1300DW DRIVER DOWNLOAD

The driver for your Brother MFC J1300DW printer is provided on the Brother installation disc. If your computer doesn’t support the installation disc, download the driver from this page by clicking the Driver Download button. Alternatively, you can get the driver from the official Brother site.

BROTHER MFC J1300DW DRIVER FOR WINDOWS

Downloading the printer driver on a Windows computer is quite simple. But you should remove the previously installed Brother printer driver from your computer before installing a new Brother printer driver. To know how to get the driver for your Brother MFC-J1300DW printer from the official Brother site, follow these steps.

  • To begin with, launch the browser application on your Windows computer.
  • Go to the official Brother site and enter your printer’s model number in the search field.
  • Click Search and select your printer model from the search result.
  • Next, click the link that directs you to the Downloads page.
  • Wait until your Windows OS version is detected automatically.
  • If the OS version is not detected, select it manually in the Select Your Operating System (OS) section and click OK.
  • Choose the required driver from the displayed list and click the Agree to the EULA and Download button.
  • Wait until the driver file is downloaded.

BROTHER MFC J1300DW DRIVER FOR MAC

  • On your Mac, open the default browser after ensuring that the Internet connection is stable.
  • Go to the official Brother site and enter your printer’s model number in the search field.
  • Click the Search button and select the printer model from the search result.
  • Next, click the link that directs you to the Downloads page.
  • Wait until your macOS version is detected automatically.
  • Click OK and choose the required driver from the displayed list.
  • If prompted, click the Agree to the EULA and Download button to save the driver to your Mac.

BROTHER MFC J1300DW MANUAL DOWNLOAD

The manual for your Brother MFC-J1300DW printer is included in the printer package. If the manual is not available, download it by clicking the Manual Download button on this page. Alternatively, you can get the manual from the official Brother site by following these steps.

  • On your computer, launch the browser application and go to the official Brother site.
  • Navigate to Brother Solutions Center and enter your printer’s model number in the search field.
  • Click Search and select the printer model from the search result.
  • Click the link that directs you to the Manuals page.
  • If necessary, choose your language from the Language drop-down menu.
  • Select the required manual from the displayed list and click the Download button.
  • If the manual opens as a PDF, click the Download icon to download and save the manual to your computer.

BROTHER MFC J1300DW WIRELESS SETUP

Before starting the wireless setup:

Brother Mfc j1300dw wireless Setup
  • Verify if you have completed the basic printer setup.
  • Place your printer close to your router.
  • Identify the wireless credentials such as SSID and network key.
  • Disconnect the USB cable from your printer, if any.
  • Turn on your printer, router, and computer.

Wireless setup using the printer control panel:

  • Go to your printer’s touchscreen panel and tap the Settings icon.
  • Tap All Settings -> Network -> WLAN -> Setup Wizard.
  • When the printer shows the ‘Enable WLAN?’ message, start the wireless setup wizard.
  • Wait for the printer to search the nearby network names.
  • Choose your SSID and input the network key using the touchscreen keypad.
  • Tap OK and wait for the printer to detect and connect to your wireless network.
  • Once the connection is made, the printer will display the confirmation message.

Connecting printer and computer wirelessly:

  • Start by connecting your computer to the same wireless network.
  • Run the driver installation using the Brother installation disc or the downloaded driver package.
  • Agree to the EULA and choose the Wireless Network Connection option as your connection type.
  • Carry out the instructions in the driver installation wizard and establish the connection between your printer and computer.
  • Finish the driver installation and verify the wireless connection.

BROTHER MFC J1300DW CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT

If the ink cartridge on your Brother MFC-J1300DW printer needs to be replaced, the LCD panel will display the ‘Replace Ink’ message. Follow these steps to know how to replace the ink cartridges.

  • First, open the ink tank cover and press the lock release lever.
  • Once the cartridge is released, remove it from the printer.
  • Unpack the new ink cartridge and insert it into the ink holder.
  • Avoid touching the nozzle part of the ink cartridge while loading it into the printer.
  • Repeat the same steps for replacing the other cartridges, if any.
  • Close the ink tank cover after ensuring that the cartridge is inserted firmly into the printer.
  • Now, the printer will reset the ink dot counter automatically.

BROTHER MFC J1300DW SCAN SETUP

The Brother MFC-J1300DW printer has a flatbed scanner with an ADF at the top for scanning multiple pages. This printer supports the following scan features.

  • Scan to FTP
  • Scan to Email
  • Scan to Network
  • Scan to Memory Card

You can scan your documents using the touchscreen control panel or the printer software. Continue reading this article to know more about the scan setup.

BROTHER MFC J1300DW SCAN TO EMAIL

Using the printer’s control panel:

Brother Mfc J1300DW Scan to mail
  • Before starting the scan, use the Scan button on the printer control panel to make temporary changes to the scan settings.
  • If you wish to permanently change the scan settings, use either ControlCenter4 or Brother iPrint&Scan software.
  • Next, turn on your printer and place the original document on the scanner glass.
  • Connect your printer and computer over a wireless network.
  • Tap the Scan icon on the touchscreen panel and select the to PC option.
  • Select the to Email option and use the navigation keys to search for your computer’s name.
  • After selecting the computer connected over the same wireless network, press the Start button to scan your document.
  • If you wish to change or specify the scan settings, tap the Options button to access the following scan settings.
  • Scan Type
  • Resolution
  • File Type
  • Document Size
  • Contrast
  • Brightness
  • ADF Auto Deskew
  • Skip Blank Page
  • Remove Background Color
  • After specifying the scan settings, press the Start button to scan your document and save it as a file attachment on your computer.

Now, the email application will open a new email message window with the scanned file as an attachment.

BROTHER MFC J1300DW TROUBLESHOOT

If your Brother MFC-J1300DW printer is not printing or scanning your documents, then there might be issues that are causing your printer not to perform the operations. You should identify the actual cause and execute the correct troubleshooting steps as soon as possible to prevent damages to your printer. If your printer is subjected to a problem, the LCD panel will display the error message. If your printer fails to indicate the error, or if you need assistance in resolving the issues, contact us by clicking the Call button on this page.

BROTHER MFC J1300DW PRINTER OFFLINE

If your Brother MFC-J1300DW printer status is offline on your Windows computer, you cannot print any documents until the status changes to online. It generally occurs if there is a communication breakdown between your printer and computer. To bring your printer back online, follow these troubleshooting steps.

Solution 1: Check the connection

  • Before you begin troubleshooting the printer, check if it has been turned on. If not, check the power cord and restart your printer.
  • Next, check the USB cable connected between your printer and computer.
  • In case you have connected your printer to a wireless network, check the Wi-Fi connection status on the touchscreen panel.
  • To detect and repair the wireless network connection issues, run the Brother Network Connection Repair Tool.

Solution 2: Set printer as default and disable Use Printer Offline

  • On your Windows computer, open Control Panel and click the Devices and Printers tab.
  • Locate and select your printer’s icon from the displayed list.
  • Check if there is a green checkmark on your printer’s icon. It indicates that your printer is set as default on your computer.
  • If there is no green checkmark, right-click your printer’s icon and select the Set as default printer option.
  • Once again, right-click the printer icon and select the See what’s printing option.
  • Cancel the pending print jobs and click the Printer tab.
  • Deselect the Use Printer Offline option from the drop-down list.
  • This should fix the printer offline issue.

BROTHER MFC J1300DW WON’T PRINT

  • Your Brother MFC-J1300DW printer will not print any documents if the paper tray is empty.
  • Make sure you load the printer-supported media into the tray.
  • Next, check the paper settings on the touchscreen panel.
  • Try printing a test page and check if the problem has been resolved.
  • If you cannot print the test page, check the connection between your printer and computer.
  • Ensure that your printer’s name is selected in the Print dialog box while printing remotely from your computer.
  • Open the printer properties window and check the print settings.
  • If the printing issue remains unsolved, reinstall the printer driver.

BROTHER MFC J1300DW RESET

Resetting the Brother MFC-J1300DW printer to factory defaults erases all the user data. But, it is the only option when no troubleshooting steps resolve the printer issue.

  • To begin with, turn on your printer and go to the control panel.
  • Tap the Settings icon on the touchscreen panel.
  • Select All Settings -> Initial Setup -> Reset.
  • Choose the All Settings option from the list to reset your printer to factory default settings.
  • Next, press and hold the OK button for at least two seconds to reboot your printer.
  • Once your printer has been restarted, reconfigure the basic settings.

BROTHER MFC J1300DW PAPER JAM

If a paper is jammed inside your printer, the touchscreen panel will show the Jam A Inside/Front message. To fix this error, follow these steps.

Brother Mfc J1300DW paper Jam
  • First, unplug the printer power cord from the electrical outlet.
  • Wait for the printer to cool down.
  • Pull the paper tray out from the printer.
  • Next, pull the green levers to release the jammed paper.
  • Lift the scanner unit and push the tabs to hold it in the open position.
  • Gently remove the jammed paper inside the printer and lower the scanner unit.
  • Ensure that there is no paper jammed inside the printer.
  • Refix the paper tray into the printer and reconnect the power cord.
  • Restart your printer and check if the problem has been resolved.
  • To avoid paper jam errors in the future, use printer-supported media.
  • Always fan the paper stack before loading it into the tray.
  • If the paper jam error reappears, clean the paper path and reload the paper.

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