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INSTRUCTIONS FOR Brother Mfc L5900dw SETUP

Brother MFC-L5900DW is a laser printer. It can be used both at home and office. The printer setup includes hardware and software installation steps.

Brother Mfc L5900dw Setup


UNBOXING & BASIC SETUP

Unboxing:

  •   Let’s begin with the unpacking process. Open the product box. Take out the packaging materials one by one. Keep the printer aside. Meanwhile, check all the components present inside the box.
  •   Now, remove all the protective materials from the inside and outside of your printer.
  •   Open the front cover of the printer.
  •   Now, install the toner cartridges into the printer and close the front cover of your printer.

Loading the paper:

  •   Pull out the paper tray from the Brother printer.
  •   Adjust the paper guides and load the paper.
  •   Place the paper tray back into the printer.
  •   Now, it’s time to turn on the printer.

Turning on the printer:

  •   Connect one end of the supplied power cord to the back of the printer and the other end to a wall socket.
  •   Turn on the printer now.
  •   The Brother printer is not connected to the computer yet. So, proceed to the driver installation steps.

Software installation:

The printer comes with an installation disc. Insert it into the CD/DVD drive of your computer. Double-click the printer icon to begin the installation.

When prompted to select the connection method, choose the way in which you want to connect the printer to your computer. Now, continue to follow the instructions to finish the setup procedure.Alternatively, you can download the printer driver from the official Brother website and install it on your computer.

BROTHER MFC L5900DW DRIVER DOWNLOAD

Usually, printer drivers are used to build communication between your computer and printer. Similarly, your Brother printer driver is used to establish a connection. Using the printer driver, you can start the printer operations from your computer.

BROTHER MFC L5900DW DRIVER FOR WINDOWS

You need to refer to the steps given below to download the printer driver for your Windows computer.

  •   Using your Windows computer, open a web browser.
  •   Go to the official Brother website.
  •   On the Brother home page, enter the product name in the search bar and then click Search.
  •   It directs you to the downloads page. From there, choose the required OS, which is Windows, and click OK.
  •   Click the printer driver name link. You’ll be asked to read the license agreement.
  •   Click Agree to the EULA and Download.

BROTHER MFC L5900DW DRIVER FOR MAC

It is simple to download the printer driver for your Mac computer. Here’s how to download the printer driver.

  •    Using your computer, open a web browser.
  •    Visit the official Brother website.
  •    Enter your product name in the search bar and then click Search.
  •    It directs you to the downloads page. From there, select the required OS, which is Mac.
  •    Click OK. Now, click the printer driver link and read the license agreement.
  •    Finally, click Agree to the EULA and Download.

BROTHER MFC L5900DW MANUAL DOWNLOAD

It is simple to download the user manual for your computer. Here’s how to download it.

  •   Using your computer, open a web browser.
  •   Visit the official Brother website.
  •   Enter the product name in the search bar and then click Search.
  •   It directs you to the downloads page. From there, click the Manuals tab.
  •   Finally, click Download next to the preferred user guide.

BROTHER MFC L5900DW WIRELESS SETUP

The wireless setup for your Brother MFC L5900DW printer is done easily. Just refer to the steps given below for performing the wireless setup.
Initially, you need to check whether you’ve completed the wireless router setup. The easiest way to establish the wireless connection is through the wireless router.

Brother Mfc L5900dw Wireless Setup
  •   At first, you need to press the Settings option on the printer control panel.
  •   Select All Settings and then select the Network option.
  •   Choose WLAN and then press WPS.
  •   You’ll need to select Yes when you see the Enable WLAN message on the screen.
  •   It starts the wireless setup wizard. Now, you can continue to press the WPS button when you see the Start WPS on your wireless access point/router, then press OK message appearing on your printer screen.
  •   After pressing the WPS button on your wireless router, your printer detects the wireless network. Later, you’ll get a message on the printer control panel stating, “Connected.”
  • Additionally, using the PIN method, establish the wireless connection and continue to perform the desired task that you wish to do.

  •   Check whether you’ve completed the router setup procedure. On the Brother printer control panel, select Settings and then continue to select All Settings.
  •   Select the Network option and then select WLAN.
  •   Now, select WPS/PIN code.
  •   When you see the Enable WLAN? option, you need to select Yes. It starts the wireless setup wizard.
  •   On the printer control panel, you’ll see an eight-digit PIN. Note it down.
  •   Using the default web browser, go to the router setup page.
  •   Log in and continue to perform the on-screen instructions. On the WPS settings page, type the eight-digit PIN and make sure that you follow the further on-screen instructions.
  •   Later, you need to select your network and then click Next.

Finally, click Close. If the connection is successful, you’ll see a “Connected” message appearing on the LCD. You’ve now seen how to do the wireless setup procedure.

BROTHER MFC L5900DW TONER REPLACEMENT

Replacing toner cartridges:

  •    Ensure that the printer is turned on. At first, open the front cover of the printer and then take out the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly.
  •   Now, take out the toner cartridge from the drum unit by pushing down the green lock lever.
  •   Unpack the new toner cartridge and remove all the protective tapes from it.
  •   Insert it into the drum unit. Later, insert the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly inside the printer.

If necessary, replace the drum unit.

BROTHER MFC L5900DW SCAN SETUP

The scanner setup is done easily. Just make sure that the correct printer driver is downloaded properly on your computer. The printer provides you with the ControlCenter4 utility for scanning the documents from your computer. So, make the necessary changes in the ControlCentre4 utility window before scanning.

  •    You can click the ControlCenter4 icon on the system tray.
  •    Go to the Device Settings tab.
  •    In that tab, click the Device Scan Settings button.
  •    In the Device Scan Settings dialog box, select the file type, scan type, resolution, document size, or brightness. Click the Advanced Settings button and make sure that the settings are made correctly. Cross-check it.
  •    Finally, click OK.

The scanner setup is now complete.

BROTHER MFC L5900DW SCAN TO EMAIL

You can send the scanned document as an email attachment. Refer to this section.
Initially, load the documents.

  •    On the printer control panel, press Scan and then select to PC.
  •    Select the E-mail option and then change the scan settings. If you want to use the default scan settings, press Start.
  •    Finally, press the OK button. To begin the scanning process, select the Start button.
  •    The scanned documents will be sent as an email attachment.

BROTHER MFC L5900DW TROUBLESHOOT

The printer might trouble you with the most common errors, such as paper jam issues, not printing or offline printer problem, and so on. Don’t worry. Refer to the simple solutions mentioned below to resolve the printer problems.

Brother Mfc L5900dw Troubleshoot

BROTHER MFC L5900DW PRINTER OFFLINE

Initially, check whether the supplied power cord is actually connected to your printer or not. Later, check if your printer is turned on. If it is not turned on, disconnect the power cord and reconnect it. It might help you to fix the printer problem.

Resolving the offline printer problem:

Initially, check whether the Use Printer Offline option is unchecked. If it is selected, uncheck it. Here’s how to do it.

  •    On your Windows computer, go to Control Panel.
  •    Navigate to Hardware and Sounds and then select Devices and Printers.
  •    In that section, locate and right-click the printer icon.
  •    Select See what’s printing and then select the Printer tab. Check the Use Printer Offline option. If it is selected, deselect it.
  • Otherwise, cancel all the print jobs to resolve the offline printer problem.

  •    On your Windows computer, go to Control Panel.
  •    Navigate to Devices and Printers.
  •    In that section, find and right-click the printer icon and then select See what’s printing.
  •    Select the Printer menu and then select Cancel All Documents. It deletes the print jobs.

BROTHER MFC L5900DW WON’T TURN ON

  •    At first, check whether your printer is set as the default printer. If you are a Windows user, start to click the Start menu at the screen’s bottom-left corner. Type control panel in the search bar and choose that option from the search results.
  •    Navigate to Devices and Printers. Now, locate and right-click the printer icon.
  •    Select Set as default printer.

BROTHER MFC L5900DW RESET DRUM ERROR

You can only reset the drum unit counter or replace the drum unit if you see any errors related to the drum unit on display. If the drum unit is not installed properly, you need to replace it immediately.

BROTHER MFC L5900DW PAPER JAM

Troubleshooting paper jam issue:

  •   Initially, open the front cover of your printer.
  •   Now, take out the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly. Remove all the jammed papers from it.
  •   Close the front cover.
  •   Now, pull out the paper tray and then take out all the jammed papers from it.
  •   Open the back cover of the printer that is the back output tray.
  •   Open the fuser cover by pulling out the tab. Take out the jammed papers from the fuser unit.
  •   Close the back cover.
  •   Check for the jammed papers inside the drum unit. Take them out. Insert the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly inside the printer by opening the front cover of the printer.
  •   Close the front cover.
  •   Finally, insert the paper tray back into the printer.


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