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Please follow the instructions below to change the language to English.
1. Turn off the machine
2. Hold in the MENU button.
3. Turn on the machine while holding the menu button
4. Maintenance should come up onscreen and the lights should flash.
5. Key in the numbers 74 and press Mono Start button.
6. Key in 0004 and press Mono Start button.
7. "MAINTENANCE" appears again on the display.
8. Key in 99 at the maintenance prompt to exit to the date and time
It should be now in English.

Posted on Jul 06, 2010

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  • Alessandro Papini Oct 29, 2011

    ok it worked for me, and I could find other languages: at step 6, type:
    0003 for German
    0004 for English
    0005 for French
    0007 for Norwegian
    0008 for Netherland
    0013 for Danish
    0016 for Italian
    0018 for Spanish

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    murph901 Aug 13, 2012

    Thank you for this. I just changed my printer from Portuguese to English. When I asked Brother if this was possible they said " No, the printer is only able to display the language it was made for". Thanks again.

  • elsje Jan 06, 2013

    hi paulcrow... we did what you advised and the language is now changed BUT HE CANNOT FIND THE NETWORK ANY MORE!!! got suggestions??? Thanks

  • Allen Dossett Sep 08, 2013

    Just seen this and tried it on by printer (which is in Spanish). Can you advise as to what the 'Mono Start'

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    mbugusite Feb 09, 2014

    thanks so much works like magic

  • Mark Jones
    Mark Jones Jan 02, 2016

    Amazing thanks!

  • Laxxx
    Laxxx Dec 29, 2016

    Is this also applicable for MFC-7440N? I tried it several times to no avail. Please help! I would really love to change the language from German to English.


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Press the menu button then press the down arrow until you see initial setup then press ok, then press down arrow until you see local language and press ok, then you can change the Language.

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

  • Renato Cason Dec 03, 2010

    no "Local Language" option in that menu!



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