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Hello. I just bought the MFC-7840W printer. The software it came with isn't new enough for the operating system I have, Mac OS X 10.5.5. I know that I can download the drivers and utilities, but I don't know which ones to choose. What is the name of the website and what do I download? PLEASE help!!!!

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Hello, Here's a link for you driver, it also has download & install instuctions. You will see that it is for Mac 10.5. Good luck, if this helps you plz rate this for me. Thank you kindly.

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us/en/dlf/dlf/000000/003500/dlf003516.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfc7840w_all&type2=1&os=81&flang=4&dlid=dlf003516

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