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Scanning to my pc

I am "new" to the "computer" world and I can't get my scanner to work with my pc.The printer and copier works great.Would you please give me "simple" step by step instructions so that I can scan photos to my pc?
Thank you very much.
JoAnn Hutt
My MFC model # 420

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JoAnn,

I can explain some hardware stuff to you and will give you a link where you can download the paperport software manual. It will guide you much better on howto do a scanning:

plz check the usb cable at first. Is it connected directly to the PC or is it connected to a hub (a small box which is apart from the pc and you can connect a camera etc., too).

Make sure the printer is connected straight to the pc usbport. Do not use a usb cable longer than 3m.

When done so, restart the pc.

Did you install the whole mfl-pro suite software that was given to you by brother? If yes, you should start the paperport software.

If not, you can scan into some other program that allows scanning (e.g. ms office).

The paperport manual is part of the installation cd.
It can be download here, too:

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us/en/doc/manual_index.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfc420cn_us&type2=16&flang=English&dlid=

It will guide you step by step and give some more interesting infos, too!

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