Brother MFC-L5850DW Setup

The Brother MFC-L5850DW Setup is uniquely designed for business use. It is a compact printer which required less space on your desk. It is a user-friendly printer that executes functions liking printing, scanning, and more. After getting the Brother MFC-L5850DW printer from the manufacturer’s store, you have to set it up. Find complete guidelines on this page to configure your printer. You can also contact our technical experts and avail more guidelines to solve any problems that arise with the Brother MFC-L5850DW printer.

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Brother MFC-L5850DW Unboxing Setup

  1. Open the box and check if the printer components are provided in it.
  2. The printer components are the manual (hard copy), AC power cable, software CD, telephone line cable, and drum unit & toner cartridge assembly.
  3. Unpack the toner cartridge with drum unit assembly provided in the printer package.
  4. Load compatible sheets into the input tray of the Brother MFC-L5850DW Setup printer.
  5. Insert the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly into the printer.
  1. Configure the power connection of the printer.
  2. Set your preferences on the control panel.
  3. Set up the telephone line cord.
  4. Configure the fax settings.
  5. Download and launch the recent version of the Brother MFC-L5850DW printer software on your computer.

Brother MFC-L5850DW Driver Download

Avail the software of the Brother MFC-L5850D printer using the Driver Download button provided on this site. Use the below-given Read More button to open the Driver page. You can find the Driver Download button on the Driver page. Click on the button and get the software downloaded on your computer for free.

Brother MFC-L5850DW Driver For Mac

The software for the Mac system can be downloaded using the Driver Download button available on this site. You can also make use of the Apple Software Update in your Mac device to install the software of the Brother MFC-L5850DW Setup printer.

How to Install Brother MFC-L5850DW

The software of the Brother MFC-L5850DW printer can be downloaded on your computer by utilizing the Driver Download button provided on this page. The extension of the printer driver for Windows OS is .exe.

Brother MFC-L5850DW Driver Install

The installation process varies depending on the OS version of your computer or laptop. You can start installing the printer software after downloading it.

Brother MFC-L5850DW Wifi Setup

  • Find the Settings option on the control panel of the Brother MFC-L5850DW Setup printer.
  • Select All Settings --> Network --> WLAN --> WPS w/ PIN Code.
  • When the Enable WLAN? message appears on the screen, tap Yes.
  • The LCD of the printer displays an eight-digit PIN.
  • The printer searches the network of your router.
  • Open a web browser on your computer.
  • Type http://router’s IP Address in the search bar on your computer.
  • Provide the IP address of your router instead router’s IP address mentioned in the previous step.
  • Tap the Search button. Now a WPS settings page appears on the screen.
  • Provide the PIN that displays on the LCD.
  • On your computer, tap Settings --> Control Panel --> Hardware and Sound --> Devices and Printers --> Add a Device.
  • Click the printer name and tap Next.
  • Specify the PIN that appears on the printer’s LCD. Click Next.
  • Choose the network name of the router and tap Next.
  • Close the window on the screen.
  • Once the connection is implemented, the LCD of the printer displays Connected.

How to Connect Brother MFC-L5850DW to Computer

  • Find the Settings option on the control panel of the Brother MFC-L5850DW Setup printer and select it.
  • Choose Settings --> All Settings --> Network --> Wi-Fi Direct --> Push Button.
  • Enable the Wi-Fi Direct option.
  • If your Brother printer is the (G/O) Group Owner, connect your computer to the printer directly.
  • If the Brother MFC L5850DW printer is not the (G/O), connect your printer and computer using the Rescan option.

Brother MFC-L5850DW Airprint Setup

  • Use the AirPrint option to print your photos, emails, and documents from your iPad or iPhone wirelessly.
  • Ensure that your Brother MFC-L5850DW Setup printer is powered on.
  • Open the page you need to print from your Apple device.
  • Find the Share icon present at the bottom of the screen and select it.
  • Locate the Print option and select it.
  • Select the name of your printer.
  • Configure the print settings and tap Print to print using the AirPrint feature.

How to Replace Toner on Brother MFC-L5850DW

  • Ensure that the Brother MFC-L5850DW printer is powered on.
  • Raise the access cover present at the front of the printer.
  • Take the toner cartridge and drum unit out of the printer.
  • Gently push the green-colored lock lever and remove the toner cartridge out of the drum unit.
  • Take a new cartridge and unpack it.
  • Peel off the protective wrappers on the cartridge.
  • Fix the cartridge into the drum unit.
  • Slide the green-colored tab and clean the corona wire present inside the drum unit.
  • Insert the drum unit into the Brother MFC-L5850DW Setup printer.
  • Close the access cover at the front and complete the toner cartridge replacement.

How to Clean Brother MFC-L5850DW

  • Take a bowl of glass cleaner or distilled water.
  • Take a piece of lint-free cloth or cotton swab.
  • Dip the cloth in the bowl which contains glass cleaner.
  • Take the cloth out of the bowl & squeeze the excess water.
  • Clean the printer parts like scanner, corona wire, drum unit, and paper pick-up rollers.
  • Leave the printer parts to dry for a few minutes and complete the cleaning process.

How to Reset Toner on Brother MFC-L5850DW

  • Tap the Home button on the front panel of the Brother MFC-L5850DW Setup printer.
  • Tap the Fax option.
  • Raise the toner door of the printer.
  • Press the # button and hold it until the Reset menu displays on the screen.
  • Choose the option related to the toner cartridge of the printer.
  • Tap Yes to reset the toner cartridge of the Brother MFC-L5850DW printer.

How to Reset Drum on Brother MFC-L5850DW

  • It is necessary to power on the Brother MFC-L5850DW printer to reset its drum unit.
  • Tap Settings --> All Settings --> Machine Info --> Parts Life.
  • Hold the Drum option until a message appears on the screen.
  • Tap Yes.
  • Touch the Home button.
  • The drum unit of the Brother MFC-L5850DW Setup printer resets to its default configurations.

Brother MFC-L5850DW Scan to Email

  • Make sure that the Brother printer and computer are connected.
  • Keep the document to be scanned on the scanner glass of the Brother MFC-L5850DW printer.
  • Tap the Scan option.
  • Find the To E-mail option by swiping right or left and select it.
  • Select the name of your computer.
  • Configure the scan settings like the scan type, resolution, remove background color, color, file type, document size, contrast, brightness, and more.
  • Tap OK --> Start.

How to Reset Brother MFC-L5850DW

  • Tap Settings on the panel of the Brother MFC-L5850DW Setup printer.
  • Select All Settings --> Initial Setup --> Reset.
  • Wait until the printer resets to its default settings.
  • Press and hold the OK button for 3 seconds.
  • The Brother MFC-L5850DW printer resets to its default settings.

Brother MFC-L5850DW Troubleshooting

Solve the Brother MFC-L5850DW printer problems using the solutions given in the following topics. If you find it hard to solve the problem with your printer, call our technical support team for detailed solutions to fix the printer issues.

Brother MFC-L5850DW Not Printing

  1. Ensure that the Brother MFC-L5850DW Setup printer is powered on and there is no error display on its control panel.
  2. Examine if the printer and computer are connected properly.
  3. If you have connected the devices using a wireless method, check if the Brother MFC-L5850DW printer and computer are connected to the same network.
  4. Check the print settings in the software of your printer.
  5. Check if the latest version of the printer driver is installed on your computer.
  6. Also, ensure that the printer configurations are set in default settings.

Brother MFC-L5850DW Scanner Setup

  1. It is mandatory to download and install the newest version of the Brother MFC-L5850DW Setup printer software on your computer.
  2. Tap the ControlCenter4 icon present on the taskbar on your computer.
  3. Go to the Device Settings tab and select the Device Scan Settings button.
  4. Now the Device Scan Settings dialog box displays on the screen.
  5. Configure the scan settings.
  6. The scan settings are the Document Size, Scan Type, Document Size, and more. Tap OK.
  7. The scanner setup is done successfully.
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