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How to scan on MFC-7840W? - Brother MFC 7840W Printer

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There are many questions and answers related to Scanning, If you mentioned how you would like to scan, eg, Scanning using the Brother software or scanning using windows/mac utilities, I can help you better. Anyway, here are few scanning related tutorials, please click this LINK and select whatever tutorial/s you wish to go through.
To scan using the Brother Control Center, follow the instructions given HERE. And THIS is the tutorial about how to scan without using the Brother Control Center application.
Hope this helps.
Let me know if you need further help.
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Posted on Jun 23, 2011

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Multilple page scan from automatic document feeder scans into usual window showing page but doesn't save to site nominated (or anywhere else that I can see) and doesn't appear in the Preview (Mac) as it used to. Is there a size/page limit? What else could be wrong? Thanks. [email protected]

Posted on Aug 30, 2011

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SOURCE: "brother mfc 7840w printer goes offline and i cannot print need turn printer on and off.

The solution, and it took me a long time to find the simple solution, is to right click on your printer, click properties, click the ports tab and click on your Brother printer and click on configure port (or you can delete the existing one and then add another one). What you want to do is update the IP Address. The problem is that the printer does not have a static IP address, it is dynamic. If you want to confirm that, go to your printer and press the reports button and print out the network configuration report. Your IP address will show on that. It's really the last digit in the IP address that changes. This will absolutely solve your problem. Good Luck!

Posted on May 17, 2009

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SOURCE: won't scan

Hello,

We need to first check the driver to make sure it is installed and working correctly. Please go to “start menuè control panelè scanners and cameras”.
(Note: For Vista users, you must select “classic view” in control panel to be able to see “scanners and cameras”)


You should now see all scanners currently installed.
If you do see your brother scanner, please right click the icon and select “properties”; here you can select “test scanner”.

If the test fails, select the “network settings” tab. Here you can have the driver set to locate the device by name or by IP address, please select IP address and make sure the IP address matches that of your brother machine.

To get the IP address on your brother, print out the network settings page; either with the “report” button on the printer or go “menuè print reports”

If the scanner does not appear in the list at all, you will need to reinstall the software. You can download the software using the below link.

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/Public/CountryTop.aspx?reg=us&c=ca&lang=en


If your scanner successfully completed the diagnostic test, we can move on to try using control center to scan.
To access Control Center, please go to “Start menuè All programsè brotherèControl Center”.

In Control center, please make sure the correct device is being selected in the ”model” drop down list.

Thanks,

Pat

Posted on Mar 29, 2010

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SOURCE: Brother MFC-7840W Printerwill only give me Scan To FTP option now

i had the same issue - was previously able to scan to a number of different formats, then switched modems, providers and then only the scan to ftp option came up.
took me about an hour to figure out the solution, but now it works
for windows users: * go to your control panel * go to the scanners & cameras section * your printer/scanner should show up here * right click on it and select 'properties' * select the network settings tab and then -- enter in the correct ip address here OR -- specify your machine by name (enter in name here)
hope this helps!

Posted on Jun 21, 2011

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http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/as/au/en/faq/faq_list.html?reg=as&c=au&lang=en&prod=mfc7840w_all&Cat=107


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http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/as/au/en/faq/faq/000000/002500/000078/faq002578_001.html?reg=as&c=au&lang=en&prod=mfc7840w_all&Cat=107




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Some scanners will also allow you to compress files. If the MFC-7840W will let you, the option would be in the software program, and it should say "enable file compression" or "enable image compression" or something similar.
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hope this helps!
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