Question about Brother HL 1240 Printer
With my new laptop, I had to change my ancient printer cable and connect to one of the USB ports. But now I cannot print a "watermerk" any more. Some other features (like the thickness of the paper) don't appear any more on my screen, so I can't choose them any more. Is this normal or can I do something about it?
This probably has more to do with the printer driver than your cable. Click on the link below, select drivers and in the box below select the operating system you are using. If you have the right driver let us know what operating system you were using on your old PC and what are you using on your new laptop. Thanks and please don?t forget to rate this posting.
Posted on Mar 05, 2007
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TO CHANGE THE LANGUAGE:
From the printer control panel, press the 'Spanner' icon.
Press the right arrow button, and then press OK
Press OK again.
Press the arrow buttons until the language that you want appears on the display, and then press OK.
If you are sure, press the right arrow button, and then press OK to change the language.
To print from your macbook laptop you may have to install additional software onto your laptop from the installation CD. Insert the CD and wait for the 'Welcome' screen to appear. (Note if the 'Welcome' screen does not appear after a minute, then click the CD icon on the desktop). Double click 'Install' and follow the screen instructions.
Some additional notes that may apply to your machine(s):
If the printer is connected to a desktop computer through the rear USB port and you decide to connect a laptop computer to the printer through the Quick Connect laptop port, then the Quick Connect laptop port connection overrides the rear USB port connection. The active print jobs on the desktop computer may be cancelled. Pause or cancel active jobs on the desktop computer before switching between ports.
Pause or cancel active jobs on the desktop computer.
Connect a USB cable to the laptop computer and then to the Quick Connect laptop port on the front of the printer.
Warning-Potential Damage: Do not plug in or remove the USB cable from the Quick Connect laptop port while a memory device is being accessed by the printer.
If you have not yet installed the printer software on your laptop then install it now.
Hope this helps
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