Brother mfc j480dw setup

Brother MFC J480dw Setup

Brother MFC J480DW is a wireless-enabled printer that supports various printer functions such as printing, copying, scanning, and faxing. Read the instructions mentioned below to perform Brother mfc j480dw setup, driver installation, printer functions, and troubleshooting on the Brother MFC J480DW printer.

Brother MFC J480DW Driver download

  • To download the Brother mfc j480dw printer driver from this site, click the driver download button available on this screen.
  • Choose your system’s operating system and version type from the drop-down menu when prompted.
  • Click the ok button. Now the Brother mfc j480dw printer driver download process begins, wait for it to complete.
  • You can now begin the Brother mfc j480dw setup printer installation process.
  • The Brother mfc j480dw driver installation process is given below.
  • Read and proceed with the same.

Brother Printer MFC J480dw Manual

  • The hard copy of the Brother mfc j480dw printer’s manual is provided with your machine while purchasing.
  • If you have lost the manual or forgotten the place where you placed it, read the guidelines below to know how to download the soft copy of the Brother mfc j480dw printer’s manual.
  • Download the required manuals either from the Brother website or from our site.
  • The link for downloading the manual is provided on this site.
  • Alternatively, go to the Brother printer website.
  • Once you specify the Brother printer model as mfc j480dw in the appropriate search field, navigate to the manuals tab.
  • Manuals available for the Brother mfc j480dw printer are categorized into three main divisions, namely user’s guide, setup guide, and additional feature guide on the Brother printer website.
  • Click the download button next to the required manual.
  • Click the download icon at the upper-right end of the screen to save a soft copy of the Brother mfc j480dw setup printer’s manual on your computer.
  • If needed, click the print icon at the top of the screen to print the Brother mfc j480dw manual.

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Bother MFC J480DW Driver Install Windows

To install the Brother mfc j480dw printer driver on your windows system, read and proceed with the guided instructions.

  • Download the full driver & software package file from the Brother printer website.
  • Alternatively, install the full driver & software package file using the installation cd of the Brother mfc j480dw setup printer.
  • Find the machine’s installer file from the downloads folder and then double-click it to begin installing the Brother mfc j480dw driver on the computer.
  • As soon as the installation window displays on the screen, set the required language in the select your language field.
  • Click the next button in the language window.
  • You have to checkmark the box next to the i accept these license agreement option to accept the end user license agreement of the Brother software.
  • When you click the next button, the connection type window displays on the screen.
  • Set the connection type to wireless or usb by clicking the radio button next to the wireless network connection (wi-fi) or local connection option, respectively and then click next to continue.
  • Now, you can view the list of printers on the screen. Click the radio button beside the mfc j480dw printer model from the displayed printers list.
  • If your Brother mfc j480dw printer is not available in the printers list, click the enter ip address button and type the machine’s ip address in the given field.
  • Click the next button in the select machine window. When the next window opens, go to the select an installation type section and click the radio button beside the standard (recommended) option. Click next.
  • As soon as the software installation of the Brother mfc j480dw printer is over, the additional software window displays on the screen.
  • If needed, click the install button to install the paperport software on the computer. After installing the additional software, click the next button.
  • Make sure to checkmark the box next to the Brother product research and support program option.
  • When you click the next button, the software installation complete. Your machine is ready to be used message appears on the screen.
  • Finally, click the finish button to exit the installation complete window of the Brother mfc j480dw setup printer.

Brother MFC J480DW Driver Install Mac

Before you begin the Brother mfc j480dw driver installation on your mac system, check if you have done the basic setup.

  • Download the driver software file from the official site of the printer or use the installation cd provided with the printer package.
  • If you wish to connect the Brother printer and your system through a wired network, then using a usb cable, link both the devices.
  • Make sure that the Brother printer is turned on while connecting to your system.
  • Now, begin the Brother mfc j480dw driver installation on your system.
  • Double-click the driver file. On the install Brother drivers window, click the continue button.
  • Read and accept the end-user agreement by clicking the accept button.
  • On the standard install on 10.10 window, click the install button.
  • Enter your mac system password to continue with the Brother mfc j480dw driver installation on your mac system.
  • Type the password in the given field and click the install software button.
  • Now, the Brother mfc j480dw setup printer installation process begins.
  • Click the open button in the install setup wizard is an application downloaded from the internet. Sure you want to open it? Pop-up dialog box.
  • Wait for the installation process to complete.
  • Once the installation is done successfully, the installation was successful message will appear on the screen.
  • Click the close button. Now the setup wizard will open. Here you will be asked to choose the device you want to install.
  • Select your Brother mfc j480dw printer from the product list and click the next button followed by add printer.
  • Select your Brother printer from the list.
  • Choose the Brother mfc j480dw driver from the use drop-down menu.
  • Click the add button followed by continue. Then, follow the on-screen, step-by-step instructions to finish the Brother mfc j480dw setup process.
  • To get more technical support, click the call button available on this screen.

Brother MFC J480dw Printer Setup

Refer to the quick setup guide manual to know about the initial hardware setup of the Brother mfc j480dw printer.Alternatively, read the instructions below to perform the hardware installation of the machine.

Step 1 - unpacking the Brother mfc j480dw printer from the box

  • Clear all the protective tapes and films covering the Brother mfc j480dw printer and the lcd.
  • Make sure the essential components listed below are present inside the printer box.
    • Starter ink cartridges (black, cyan, yellow, and magenta)
    • Quick setup guide
    • Basic user’s guide
    • Product safety guide
    • Cd-rom
    • Telephone line cord

Step 2 - loading either plain paper or a4 paper in the printer’s paper tray

  • After taking the paper tray out from the Brother mfc j480dw printer, lift the output paper tray cover.
  • Fan a bunch of paper and place it in the paper tray after sliding the paper guides according to the dimension of the paper.
  • Adjust the guides accordingly.
  • Keep the paper tray back into the Brother mfc j480dw printer after closing the output paper tray cover.

Step 3- telephone line cord connection

  • If you do not prefer to use the Brother mfc j480dw setup printer for sending faxes, skip to step 4 for performing the remaining hardware setup steps.
  • Untwist the telephone line cable and connect its one end to the jack outlet.
  • Plug the other end of the telephone line cord to the Brother mfc j480dw printer.

Step 4 - power cord connection

  • Uncoil the power cord and plug its one end to the electrical socket.
  • The other end of the power cable should be connected to the Brother mfc j480 printer.

Step 5 - installing the starter ink cartridge

  • On the Brother mfc j480dw printer’s front panel, search for the ink cartridge cover, and open it.
  • Take the black ink cartridge out from the packing material and remove the orange tape from it.
  • Insert the Brother mfc j480dw printer’s black ink cartridge into its slot.
  • Repeat the same to insert the remaining three ink cartridges into the Brother mfc j480dw printer’s cartridge area.
  • After installing all the cartridges (cyan, yellow, magenta, and black) into their slots, close the machine’s ink cartridge cover.

Step 6 - additional settings

  • If required, set the language by selecting the initial setup option followed by the local language option.
  • If you need to use the Brother mfc j480dw setup printer for sending a fax, set the receive mode and station id.

How to Connect Brother MFC J480dw to Wifi

  • First, you have to know the network name and network key of your wireless router.
  • The network name (ssid) and network key (password) are available at the rear side of the wireless router’s label. Make a note of the network information correctly.
  • Start the wireless setup by pressing the down arrow button on the Brother mfc j480dw setup printer’s control panel. Press the ok button twice to connect Brother MFC J480dw to Wifi.
  • The Brother mfc j480dw printer searches for the available wireless network. Select your network ssid and press the ok button. Enter the network key (password) using the keypad in the given field.
  • Check if you have typed the correct network key and then press the ok button.
  • When you see the apply settings message on the lcd panel of the Brother mfc j480dw printer, press the button 1 to connect Brother MFC J480dw to Wifi.
  • As soon as the connected message appears on the machine’s display panel, press the ok button.
  • Once you finish the instructions mentioned above to enable the wireless feature on the Brother mfc j480dw printer, download the full driver & software package (recommended) from the Brother printer website.
  • Alternatively, use the Brother installation cd to install the machine’s driver on your computer.
  • Continue with the guidelines appearing on the screen to complete installing the driver of the Brother mfc j480dw printer.
  • Note: While installing the Brother mfc j480dw driver on the computer, you have to set the connection type to wireless to connect Brother MFC J480dw to Wifi.

Brother MFC J480dw Connect To Computer

  • To establish a connection between the Brother mfc j480dw printer and your computer, you have to download the recommended driver on your computer.
  • Start with the installation of the Brother mfc j480dw driver by double-clicking the installer file.
  • Select languageaccept the license agreement of the Brother softwareset the connection type to local connection (usb) by clicking its option for Brother MFC J480dw connect to computer.
  • Open and lift the Brother mfc j480dw printer’s top cover.
  • Plug one end of a usb cable to the machine and the other end to the usb port of the computer.
  • Note: The recommended length of the usb cable should be 5 feet for Brother MFC J480dw connect to computer.
  • Set the installation type to standard and then wait until the software of the Brother mfc j480dw printer is installed on the computer.
  • If required, select the checkbox next to the omnijoin - online meetings from Brother and Brother product research and support program options in the additional options window.
  • Close the Brother mfc j480dw setup printer installation window by clicking the finish button.
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Brother MFC J480dw Scan to PC

To know how to scan on the Brother mfc j480dw printer and save the scanned data on your computer, read the quick steps mentioned below.

Placing the document on the Brother mfc j480dw printer’s scanner glass

Open the Brother mfc j480dw printer’s document cover by lifting it.You have to place the document in such a way that the scanning side of it faces down on the scanner glass. Close the machine’s document cover properly for Brother mfc j480dw scan to PC.

Scanning the document on the Brother mfc j480dw printer

  • Search for the scan button on the machine’s control panel and press it.
  • Select the scan to image option using the arrow button.
  • Once you press the ok button, the Brother mfc j480dw printer begins to connect to the wireless network that you have established using your wireless router.
  • Choose your computer where you prefer to send the scanned data and press the ok button on the operation panel of the Brother mfc j480dw printer.
  • If prompted, type the four-digit pin.
  • To scan the document with the default scan settings, press either black start or color start for Brother mfc j480dw scan to PC.
  • To modify the default scan settings, perform the steps mentioned here.
  • After selecting the scan settings option using the arrow button, press the ok button.
  • Note: You have to install the Brother mfc j480dw setup printer’s controlcenter software on the computer to use the scan settings option.
  • Select set at deviceok.
  • Select the scan settings that you need to change and then press the ok button.
  • The scan settings options are mentioned below.
    • Scan type
    • Resolution
    • File type
    • Scan size
    • Remove background
  • Once you complete the steps mentioned above, you have to press the black start button on the control panel of the Brother mfc j480dw printer.
  • To scan a color document, hold the color start button.
  • Now, the Brother mfc j480dw printer scans the document that you have loaded on the scanner glass.

Brother MFC J480dw Troubleshooting

The problems that frequently occur on the Brother mfc j480dw printer are, not printing, slow printing, and not detecting ink. Read the quick ways mentioned below to resolve the printing problems on the Brother mfc j480dw printer. For any queries or assistance, click the call button to talk to our technical experts.

Brother MFC J480dw Will Not Print

Proceed with the simple troubleshooting steps to resolve the ‘not printing problem’ on the Brother mfc j480dw printer.

Cannot print from your computer via usb

  • Check if your Brother mfc j480dw printer is turned on. If the machine is not turned on, hold its power button until the power led stays lit.
  • Disconnect the usb cable from the Brother mfc j480dw printer and the computer. Re-establish the usb cable connection between them.
  • Make sure the usb cable is plugged into the usb port securely and not to the network port, line jack, ext jack, or pictbridge port.
  • The length of the usb cable should be 2 meters.
  • Launch the control panel window on the windows 10 computer.
  • In the control panel window, click the hardware and sound option followed by the devices and printers option.
  • Check if the Brother mfc j480dw printer is displayed on the screen.
  • If your printer is not listed, uninstall the existing driver and install it again.
  • After installing the Brother mfc j480dw driver of the Brother mfc j480dw printer correctly on the computer, click its icon and select the set as default printer option.
  • Ensure that the status of the Brother mfc j480dw printer is not paused or offline.
  • Cancel all the unnecessary print items by selecting the cancel all documents option.

Cannot print from your computer via wireless network

  • If the Brother mfc j480dw printer is not turned on, power it on by holding the power button of the machine.
  • Set Brother mfc j480dw as the default printer if you have installed any other printer’s driver on the computer.
  • Check if your computer and printer connected to the same wireless network. Set the Brother mfc j480dw setup as the default printing source.
  • Finally, check if all the devices such as a wireless router, computer, and Brother mfc j480dw printer are working properly. Turn off and turn them on again.
Cannot print from your computer via wireless network

Brother MFC J480dw Slow Printing

  • The print speed of the Brother printer varies depending on the model.
  • The maximum printing speed of the Brother mfc j480dw setup printer is up to 12 ppm (for b/w) or 6 ppm (for color).
  • If the print speed is slow on the Brother mfc j480dw printer, carry out the solutions mentioned here.
  • Open the Brother mfc j480dw printing preferences window on your windows computer.
  • Click the basic tab and then change the print quality settings.
  • Select the normal, photo, or best option from the print quality drop-down menu and click apply followed by ok.

Brother MFC J480dw Not Detecting Ink

  • First, check if you have installed a genuine ink cartridge. The Brother mfc j480dw printer may not detect third-party cartridges.
  • Try resetting the ink counter. Align the print head.
  • Remove and re-install the ink cartridges by performing the guidelines mentioned below.
  • Read the instructions below to know how to re-install the ink cartridge on the Brother mfc j480dw printer.
  • Lift the Brother mfc j480dw printer’s ink cartridge cover.
  • Press the lock release lever of the ink cartridge that you have to re-install.
  • Now, take the ink cartridge out from the ink cartridge area.
  • Release the lock lever and place the new ink cartridge again in its slot.
  • Note: Make sure to unwrap the protective orange tape from the new ink cartridge.
  • Repeat the same procedure mentioned above to re-install the remaining ink cartridges on the Brother mfc j480dw setup printer.

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