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Firmware update MFC need firmware update

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  • ekisbg Oct 10, 2008

    After hardware reset on display Canon MF 4140 write to need update firmware . Have update file?



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Refer to the cd or service manual maybe theres a link the can help you on updating firmware!

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Says manual feed. Load paper

There is a manual fee slot just above the paper tray. Sounds like the manual feed slot isn't closed all the way. Here's a link to support for your machine: MFC 7860DW Others Brother Solutions Center Note there is a firmware update available.

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Change language mfc J4510DW

Nope, language does not change that easily.
I've changed my printers language, but it's a lot of work.

Here are the steps needed:

1. You need to download the Filedl32.exe (brother's tool for uploading firmware to the printer) and the brothers Maintenance mode drivers. These can be found here:

2. You need to enter maintenance mode on the printer. To do this, follow the steps below:
  • Press and hold the Home Icon on the printer's screen
  • After you see the firmware info, press and hold the last box (which is empty) until a menu appears
  • Within 3 seconds type the following *,2,8,6,4 (without commas)
  • If you did everything correct you should be in Maintenance mode
A video showing the above can be found here:

3. Now you need to change language. To do this, type 74 and press set mono. In the language menu change the language from 0003 (Germany) to 0001 (USA) then press set mono again. Now the printer will set the language to English and will prompt you with Please DL Rom

4. With the printer in maintenance mode, connect it via USB to your PC in which you already have installed the Maintenance drivers. The PC should recognise the brother printer as Maintenance Brother Printer

5. Now comes the tricky part, you need to get your firmware file, which is not easy. My solution was based on this post:

My issue though was finding the correct values to post to Brother, as my printer was differently. Unfortunately using SNMP didn't help as none of the parameters did show up on snmpwalk.
So I did another trick, since I also have a Mac. I did use a proxy (Charles) and run the firmware update jar file. Now initially I failed, since Brother is using SSL, which made it impossible to get the post data, but I was able to change in the updater tool the BrUpdSys.xml file and change the file URL (FileGet XML node) to something random,, which allowed me to get finally the post XML data.

Using those and posting those with CURL I finally got my firmware, which I installed.

The firmware request file of mine look like this:


So as you can see it's quite different than the one on the blog post.
Anyway, after posting this I got the firmware URL for the english firmware which is this:

Note, the above is for the model MFC-J4510DW ONLY. so don't use it in another model.

Note 2: If you want to change the language to something else (not English), you'll need to change the 0003 to 000X in the printer's maintenance mode and also in the <SPEC> XML node above.

You can see the country list codes in this pdf:

If you scroll to 1.4.26 EEPROM Customizing (Function code 74)

6. After you have the file, just open the Filedg32.exe, locate the Brother Maintenace USB printer icon and drop it there. It will upload the firmware to the printer and the printer will reboot. After reboot your printer should have finally an English menu!

Good Luck and remember you are responsible for what you do.
To help you I have also uploaded my firmware file on dropbox, so you can use that one and skip the curl steps, if you like!

My firmware file:
My request.xml file:

I've also uploaded the driver and filedg32.exe files in case you can't find them anymore in the website I did provide:

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Brother MFC 6800 won't send scan results to iMac. The scan function appears to work, although nothing appears when using iPhoto or Picass for Mac. I am using Mac OX 10.6.5

I had the same problem. I knew the scan function was not broken because I could use it with my old PowerMacG4. But no go with the new Intel iMac, and no amount of driver updating or other OS fiddling solved anything.
I luckily found another MFC-6800 to test. And to my surprise scanning is working, and printing is much improved (no more "offline printer" when it's clearly online). The difference between the two: firmware version. My MFC is dated from 2001, while the other one is from 2004. For the date see the label behind the machine.
Now, why does scanning work on my old PowerMac G4? Apple probably changed something in the Intel drivers or the USB circuitry, or Brother didn't adhere to proper standards in 2001. Or it may be as stupid as an inability of the older Brother board/firmware to deal with USB 2 levels, even throttled down to USB 1.1. Who knows? Anyway I'm in contact with Brother and hope to get a way to upgrade the firmware in my printer.
Did you try scanning with Graphic Converter? Some Adobe products need updates to properly scan in Snow Leopard.
Hope this help.

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Tried to print using my MFC-685CW. Was told that my ink cartridge was empty. Put in a new cartridge (LC51BK). Was told that the cartridge container was now empty. What to do?

STEP 1: Verify the firmware version of your Brother machine:


a. Press the OK key 2 times.


b. Press the UP ARROW (+) key 5 times.


c. Press the OK key 2 times.


The firmware version will be displayed on the LCD.


- If the firmware version is 1.01 or 1.02, go to STEP 2: Update the firmware of your Brother machine.


- If the firmware version is 1.08 or above, go to STEP 4: Toner usage and yields.



STEP 2: Update the firmware of your Brother machine:


A firmware update tool is available that will allow you to update your Brother machine with the most recent version firmware by downloading updates over the Internet. The updated firmware will assist in optimizing toner usage.


The Brother printer driver must be installed and working properly prior to the update of the Brother machine. The firmware update tool also requires that you have Java installed on your computer. The firmware update tool will not work if Java is not installed. If you do not have Java installed or are not sure if it is installed on your computer, you may download Java from


To update the firmware, follow the instructions listed below:


DO NOT interrupt the process or turn off the machine once the update has begun. Doing so may corrupt the memory on the machine and may require the machine to be serviced in order to correct the issue.


1. Open an Internet web browser and go to


2. Select your country and language.


3. Type in the model of your machine or select it from the appropriate section (Ex: HL3070CW in the Color Printer section).


4. Select Downloads.


5. Select your OS and language for step 1 and 2 on the web site. Click the Search button.


6. The Firmware Update Tool will be listed at the bottom of the web page. Click Information & Download.


7. Click the Download button and I Accept if you accept the license agreement.


8. A dialog box appears with options for Run, Save, or Cancel. Select Run. You may also download the firmware update tool for later use by selecting Save.


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The message on the printer screen reads "no cartridges' . There are cartridges in place and full of ink. I replace them and input this into the printer and the same message comes back. Can you help me with...

Here is the link to the Brother Solutions Center web site that addresses your question.

The manufacturer does publish firmware updates that solve certain recurrent problems. You might want to update your printer's firmware. The firmware update tool can be found on this page (at the bottom.)

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pal i dont know why u did the firmware update ...
contact the brother people they will be able to help u in the best way

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I would try re-running the firmware installation if you haven't. Last time I had a firmware problem like this I left the machine unplugged for a hour or two came back and re-tried it and the machine took the upgrade fine the second time.

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