Guidance: Brother MFC-J485DW Setup

  • Unpack the "Brother MFC-J485DW machine from its package.
  • "Extend" the paper tray of the printer and load suitable sheets.
  • "Connect" the telephone line and power cable.
  • Insert the ink cartridges of the Brother MFC-J485DW machine.
  • "Set" the configurations on the front panel of the Brother printer.
  • "Install" the printer software.
  • You can obtain the printer software from this site for free.
  • Connect the Brother MFC-J485DW Setup and computer while installing the printer software.
Brother MFC-J485DW Setup

Brother MFC-J485DW Driver & Manual Download

Use the driver to execute all the functions of the Brother MFC-J485DW printer from our computer.

Driver for Windows

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Driver for Mac

Brother MFC-j485dw driver download for Mac

Brother MFC-J485DW Manual Download

The manual includes guideline to set the hardware and software of the Brother MFC-J485DW setup. It also has solutions to solve any issues related to the Brother machine.

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Brother MFC-J485DW Wireless Setup Guidance

  • Tap the Settings option on the control panel of the Brother MFC-J485DW setup.
  • View the Network option by using the arrow keys and tap OK.
  • Select WLAN Setup Wizard.
  • Once the panel displays the Enable WLAN? question, tap OK.
  • Now the panel of the printer displays a list of the networks that are available.
  • Select the New SSID option by using the arrow keys. Tap OK.
  • Choose Ad-Hoc and press OK.
  • Set the Encryption type as None or WEP.
  • If you choose the WEP option, specify the WEP key and tap OK.
  • To configure the settings, tap 1.
  • Now the Brother MFC-J485DW printer connects to the selected network.
  • The Connected message appears on the display once the connection is executed successfully.

Guide: Brother MFC-J485DW USB Connection

  • Locate the Brother MFC-J485DW printer driver on your computer and double-click on it.
  • Follow the guidelines on the screen.
  • When the system prompts to connect the USB cable, plug the cord to the respective ports of the devices.
  • Follow the prompts on the display and complete the USB connection between the Brother MFC-J485DW setup and computer.

How to Change Ink Cartridge on Brother MFC-J485DW?

  • Pull the access door at the front of the Brother MFC-J485DW machine.
  • Use the lock lever to release the cartridge which you need to replace.
  • Take out the cartridge from the Brother MFC-J485DW machine.
  • Remove the purchased new ink cartridge from its package.
  • Take off the protective components from the cartridge.
  • Insert the ink cartridge into the Brother MFC-J485DW setup.
  • After fixing the ink cartridge, close the access door.

How to Connect Brother MFC-J485DW to Computer?

  • Firstly, connect your Brother MFC-J485DW printer to the network of your router.
  • Start installing the printer software on your computer.
  • Double-click the printer software file in the destination folder on your computer.
  • Choose your language and tap Next.
  • Accept the License Agreement and tap Next.
  • Choose the name of your Brother machine in the list that displays on the screen. Set the connection method as wireless.
  • Follow the prompts on the display and complete the connection between your Brother MFC-j485DW setup and computer.

Guide: Brother MFC-J485DW to Mac

  • Connect the Brother MFC-j485DW printer to the network of your router.
  • Navigate the printer installer file on your computer and double-click it.
  • Select the radio button near Wireless Network Connection. Tap Next.
  • Select the name of your machine. Tap Next.
  • Proceed with the instructions on the display.
  • Provide the password of the Mac device when the system prompts.
  • Provide a Scan To name and tap Next.
  • Click the Add Printer button. Select the name of your Brother MFC-j485DW setup.
  • Choose the Brother CUPS driver in the Use drop-down list. Tap Add.
  • Follow the prompts and complete the wireless connection.

Guide: Brother MFC-J485DW Ink Refill

You cannot refill the ink cartridges of the Brother MFC-J485DW machine. Instead, you can replace it with a new one. The new cartridge can be purchased from the manufacturer’s store. Refer to the above given topic to change the ink cartridge of the Brother MFC-J485DW setup.

How to Print Envelopes on Brother MFC-J485DW Printer?

  • Close the paper support and its flap if opened.
  • Extend the paper tray of the printer to its maximum limit.
  • Open the door of the output paper tray.
  • Load up to ten envelopes in the paper tray of the Brother MFC-J485DW printer with their print side facing down.
  • Close the cover of the paper trays. Extend the paper support and unfold its flap.
  • Send your data for printing to the Brother MFC-J485DW setup.
  • Change the print settings and start printing the envelope.

How to Print on Both Sides with Brother MFC-J485DW?

  • Close the back cover of the Brother MFC-J485DW setup.
  • Open the printer software on your computer.
  • Choose your printer name
  • Click Printing Properties or Preferences.
  • Select the Portrait or Landscape option in the Orientation field.
  • Configure the duplex printing option.
  • Change the other configurations if needed.
  • Tap OK and start the print function.

Brother MFC-J485DW Control Center4 Guidance

Use the ControlCenter4 Update tool button to computerize the ControlCenter4 update software on your Windows computer.

Brother MFC-J485DW Control Center 4 Download

There is no ControlCenter4 Update tool available for the Mac operating system.

How to Load Paper in Brother MFC-J485DW?

  • Make sure that the paper support and its flap are closed.
  • Extend the paper tray of the printer to its maximum position.
  • Open the cover of the output paper tray.
  • Adjust the paper width guide & paper length guide according to the size of the paper you intend to load.
  • Take a stack of sheet and place in the paper tray with their print side facing down. Close the cover and paper tray.
  • Unfold the paper support flap and draw the paper support.

How to Fax using Brother MFC-J485DW?

  • Use the scanner glass or ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) of the printer for loading your document for scanning.
  • Tap Fax on the front panel of the Brother MFC-J485DW Setup.
  • Provide the fax number of your recipient.
  • You can use related options to specify the fax number.
  • Change the fax settings by using the arrow keys.
  • Tap OK.
  • Finally, tap the Black Start or Color Start function to begin the fax function.

Brother MFC-J485DW Scan Function Guidance

  • Carry on with the following steps to execute the scan function of the Brother MFC-J485DW setup using the PaperPort driver.
  • Use the scanner glass of the Brother machine for loading your original document for scanning.
  • Go to Start menu and select All Programs.
  • Select Nuance PaperPort 14 PaperPort.
  • Choose the Desktop menu and click Scan Settings.
  • Now the Scan or Get Photo panel displays on the screen.
  • Tap the Select option.
  • Choose TWAIN: TW-(name of your printer) or TWAIN: TW-(your printer name) LAN.
  • If you intend to use the WIA driver, choose the printer driver name that has the WIA prefix.
  • In the Scan or Get Photo panel, click the checkbox of Display Scanner Dialog Box.
  • Tap Scan. Change the scan settings in the Scanner Setup dialog box.
  • Click on the Document Size drop-down list and set your document size.
  • Use the PreScan option to preview your image or document before scanning. Tap Start and begin the scanning process.

Brother MFC-J485DW Setup Troubleshooting Guidance

Troubleshoot the problems of the Brother MFC-J485DW by availing guidance from our technical support team. You can also find simple solutions for some common problems like the Brother MFC-J485DW not printing, slow printing, offline, and reset issues.

Solved: Brother MFC-J485DW not Printing Issue

  • Examine the ink cartridges of the Brother MFC-J485DW setup.
  • The paper tray of the Brother machine should be loaded with suitable sheets.
  • Check the connection between your Brother MFC-J485DW printer and computer.
  • Replace the cartridge of the printer with a new one if it is damaged.

Fixed: Brother MFC-J485DW Slow Printing

  • Check the connection between your Brother MFC-J485DW setup and computer.
  • If you use the network of your router to execute the connection, make sure that the router is providing an active internet connection.
  • For the wired connection, check if the USB or Ethernet cable is plugged into the respective ports. Also, make sure that the cable is not damaged.

Solved: Brother MFC-J485DW Offline

  • The offline issue is the most common problem that arises with the Brother MFC-J485DW machine.
  • This issue mainly occurs due to a poor power connection between the devices.
  • So, check the power connection of the Brother MFC-J485DW machine.
  • Also, examine the connection between your printer and computer.
  • For more solutions to fix the Brother MFC-J485DW setup offline issue, call our technical experts.

Steps: Brother MFC-J485DW Reset

  • Resetting the Brother MFC-J485DW printer is the most common solutions for any issues with the machine.
  • Tap the Settings icon on the panel of the Brother machine.
  • Use the arrow keys and to view the Initial Setup option. Tap OK.
  • Select the Reset option.
  • Set the reset type which you need to execute.
  • Tap 1 to confirm the process.
  • Again tap 1 to restart the Brother MFC-J485DW setup.
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