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I am trying to connect Brother MFC 820 CW scanner to the PC. I tried USB cable, which doesnt fit and there's no other optional cable entries to suit USB. however in the front of the achine there are different size and shape "wholes" ( sorry am not technical at all, cold I use one of them to connect the scanner to PC and what type of cable would I need- could you pass the exact info, please? regards amk

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I downloaded printer driver for brother mfc240c, but even after install, I get a message that says the driver isn't installed.


Open the printer and scanners folder an delete all the devices (Brother Printer, Brother Fax, Brother PC-Fax if installed). Point to device an right click the mouse button.
Restart the computer.
Download the software from Brother Solutions Center. Download the whole suite not just the drivers. Make sure you select the software that is compatible with your version of the OS :Windows 7 32 bits, Windows 7 64 bits, Windows 8 32 bits, etc.
Install the software. If you are going to use a USB cable to connect the MFC to the computer, install a local USB printer. If you are going to use Ethernet network cable, install a wired network printer, and if wireless connection then install a wireless printer.
If you have problems finding or attributing an IP address to your printer (for Non-USB connections) there is Brother program that helps you attribute an IP address. You will find it on the same page as the software suite on Brother's site.

Nov 07, 2013 | Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-240C...

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My brother mfc 240c won't scan!


Do you have the full-featured software installed or did you use the OS's built-in driver? (Sometimes, the minimal driver only runs the printer.) Check here for drivers (just choose your OS): http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us/en/dlf/download_top.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfc240c_all

The most common issue for scanners is a communication error. Try a new USB cable, try a different USB port. If you have a USB hub or print server connected between the computer and the MFC, try a direct connection. Scanners require two-way communication and often fail even when the printer functions are fine.

Check if your scanner has a scanner transport lock and unlock it (only some models have this).

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Apr 20, 2010 | Brother Printers & Copiers

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How do i scan? using a brother MFC 685-cw..can't seem to use the scanner.. anyone help?


I have a Brother MFC 7840W and have struggled with the wireless features. Not sure how you have this configured but if wireless suggest you find a way to connect via LAN or USB...I cannot make mine work via wireless but hardwired works fine. To fix, I had to 'reset' the MFC (functions on the MFC itself) and then reinstall the software selecting USB as the connection method. Sounds crazy but once I did it worked.

Apr 18, 2010 | Brother MFC-685cw InkJet Printer

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How to connect my brother mfc-8460N scanner can't


You will need to use a cable to use the scanner.

Either a USB cable to connect directly to computer or an ethernet cable directly to router, then you will need to install the driver software.

Nov 12, 2009 | Brother MFC-8460N All-In-One Printer

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Scanner - MFC 7420


Get the manual, and you may need the install disk too. Look carefully at the usb port on the copier so you get the correct usb cord.

Mar 31, 2009 | Brother MFC 7420 All-In-One Laser Printer

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SCANNING WITH A BROTHER DCP 7020


I cant find the machine DCP-7020 but I think this machine is the same with model MFC-7420 if you have the installer CD follow these steps:

For USB Interface Cable Users
For Mac OS® 9.1 to 9.2
& Software
1 Turn off and unplug the MFC from the AC outlet and disconnect it from your Macintosh, if you already connected an interface cable.
2 Turn on your Macintosh.
3 Insert the supplied CD-ROM for Macintosh into your CD-ROM drive.
4 Double-click the Start Here OS 9.1-9.2 icon to install the printer and scanner drivers. If
the language screen appears, select your language.
5 Click MFL-Pro Suite to install.
6 Follow the on-screen instructions, and restart your Macintosh.
7 Connect the USB interface cable to your Macintosh, and then connect it to the MFC.
DO NOT connect the MFC to a USB
port on a keyboard or a nonpowered
USB hub.
8 Plug in the power cord and turn on the MFC.
9 From the Apple menu, open the Chooser.
10 Click the Brother Laser icon.
On the right side of the Chooser, select the
MFC to which you want to print.
Close the Chooser.
The MFL-Pro Suite, Printer driver and Scanner driver have been installed.
To install Presto! PageManager, click the
11 Presto! PageManager icon and follow the on-screen instructions.
Presto! PageManager has been installed and the installation is now complete.
You can easily scan, share and organize photos and documents using Presto!PageManager.










Dec 11, 2008 | Brother DCP 7010 Multifunction Laser...

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MFC 465N - Cannot load the MFC Suite


if you follow the directions closely you should be able to install the mfc suites w/paper port brother tech

Dec 02, 2008 | Brother MFC-465CN InkJet Printer

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Wont work


Hi,
The issue you have posted does require little more information in order to isolate the issue to fix it. Information like have you installed the printer driver and connected the printer cable to the system in your system for the printer to communicate, are you getting any error messages when you are trying to scan or print, weather you have used the printer earlier and it was working fine till the recent past or it was just being used for sending faxes only and printing and scanning was not tried earlier, However let me provide you few steps that you cold try to fix the issue.
  1. Click on start point Control Panel and click on it.
  2. In the control panel window click on the icon labeled “System”
  3. Click on the Hardware option at the top and then click on Device manager.
  4. On the device manage page check if you have any devices under “Other Devices option with a YELLOW ! mark, if so right click on the device and left click on uninstall.
  5. Close all the windows and then insert the Driver disk for the Printer in the CD/DVD Disk Drive to install the drivers for the printer.
Note: At this point of Disconnect the printer cable if it is connected to the system tower, and do not connect the cable until the installation wizard prompts you to do so.

If you do not have the Printer driver disk handy then you can download and install the printer driver form the link below:
Brother MFC-3340CN Printer & Scanner Driver USB (Free Download)
http://www.driversdown.com/drivers/10429.shtml
Brother MFC 3240C Printer & Scanner Driver USB (Free Download)
http://printers.free-driver-download.com/Brother/25079/Brother-MFC-3240C-Printer-&-Scanner-Driver-USB-v.A-Windows-98-ME.html

  1. During the installation the wizard will prompt you to connect the printer USB cable to the system tower, so go ahead and connect it.
  2. Once the installation is finished restart the computer.
Should you require any further assistance regarding the
printer or even require assistance regarding any other
computer related issue in future please feel free to
contact me I will be more than glad to assist you.

Regards

Malik Khan

Jan 30, 2008 | Printers & Copiers

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Scanner not being recognized


Knowing your PC-System would be helpful: Is it Win (and what version) or is it Mac?).

Did you connect to a USB-hub? This wont work! You have to connect directly to a USB-port of your PC.

Do connect only by a USB-cable NO longer than 2-3m!

Jan 21, 2008 | Brother MFC 210C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Installation problems


How do you connect the mfc to your computer/laptop? In case you use usb make sure that the cable isnt longer than 3m and it is connected directly to your comp/lap usb. Do NOT connect to a hub. This causes a prob with the scanner.
In case you have it installed within a network (RJ45) there is a guide which can be download from brother homepage of your country. It explains the settings and installing for the scanner and printer.

Oct 31, 2007 | Brother MFC-5840CN All-In-One InkJet...

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