Yes the fax can be connected to your computer to use as a printer as well.
There is a small square hole at the back of the machine coverred with a piece of plastic.
It is a USB connection.
You will need a USB printer cable and in the box that the machine came in is a CD with the relative drivers.
If you for some reason no longer have the driver CD then log onto the "brother solutions Centre" web site at http://www.brother.com .under product support select USA English.
Fourth line down , second box from the left click on FAX from the drop down list select Fax2820 Select downloads.
Step 1 select "drivers"
Step 2 select your current operating system
Step 3 select language English
click on search
Next pop-up screen select "more information " on the package that suits your previous entries
Next screen select download.
This will install the printer driver and you should be up and printing.
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Hi!Please just lift up the adf(where u put in the faxes)U should see a thin glass strip,Take a damp cloth and gently wipe out any marks that might be on there and have a look!The stripe should be gone!Good Luck!
You can connect it to your PC with a USB cable, and you'll need to install Brother's printer driver to run it. You can download the driver at http://solutions.brother.com According to the manual it will run on operating systems up through XP. There's is no data on Vista or Windows 7, but an email to Brother customer service should answer that question. Need the manual? You can download/print it at:
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According to the manual one of the things that can cause this is if the data cable (USB) was disconnected from the printer while the job is printing. Press the Cancel button on the printer, that should clear the memory. Also make sure you don't have print jobs in the queue if the printer is connected to a pc.
Manual can be downloaded at: http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_MFC_7420_7820N_EN_1156.PDF
How to install it as what? A fax machine? Or a printer/scanner?
To install as a FAX, just plug a phone line cord into the port that says "Line", plug the power cord in and you're done.
As a printer, go to Brothers web site and download the software for
your machine. Install the software, plug a USB cable into the machine
and the computer and follow the on screen instructions. It's really
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