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BrotherMFC 3420c Setup

Hi, I am installing my machine to a new computer, and do not have the written instructions for set up. I do not know how to go through the set up so I can print. I do not use the fax at all, so no help needethere. So far, I have never used the copier or the scanner. My only use for the machine is basically for printing un til I am more experienced using a PC. I am a late learner. I would appreciate any help given. Thank you NOTE: I was not allowed to use the correct number instead of 240c it should be 3420c

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    I do not have the CD to re-install my MFC-240C. The printer was not working so I wat told by a friend to un-install and reinstall. He said there would be directions on the Brother web site. I can't find any.



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Insert the cd that came with the printer. if your bootup sequence is standard, the machine will start off the C drive first then go searching out the CD. choose install off the CD. once the program installs itself and you restart, go to the printer directory and find tutorials. look in here for aids to help you print.

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