How to Setup Brother MFC-j480dw Printer?

The following instructions successfully complete the how to setup Brother MFC-j480dw printer process:

Step 1 - Unpacking

  • The protective tape and film have to be removed from the Brother MFC J480DW printer.
  • Ensure that the following accessories are present inside the printer box and take them out of the printer.
  • Starter ink cartridges (black, yellow, cyan, and magenta)
  • Manuals (Quick Setup Guide, Basic User’s Guide, and Product Safety Guide)
  • CD-ROM
  • Telephone line cord

Step 2 - Load plain paper

  • Draw the paper tray out from the Brother MFC J480DW printer and then lift its output tray cover.
  • Insert enough paper in the paper tray and then move the paper guides according to the paper dimensions.
  • Once you close the output tray of the Brother MFC J480DW printer, place the paper tray back in it.
  • Make sure to unfold the paper support flap.

Step 3 - Fax setup

  • If you do not use the Brother MFC J480DW printer for faxing, you can skip this step as well as the steps 7 and 8 mentioned on this webpage.
  • Attach one end of the telephone line cord to the LINE port of the Brother MFC J480DW printer.
  • And, the other end of the telephone line cord needs to be connected to the phone jack.

Step 4 - Power connection

  • The power cable’s one end has to be connected to the Brother MFC J480DW printer.
  • The other end of the AC power cord should be attached to the wall socket.
  • Power up the Brother MFC J480DW printer by pressing the Power or ON button.

Step 5 - Installing starter ink cartridges

  • The ink cartridge cover has to be kept open.
  • The protective material from the new cyan ink cartridge should be removed.
  • Insert the unpacked cyan ink cartridge in its cartridge slot.
  • Repeat the procedure mentioned above to insert the black, yellow, and magenta ink cartridges.

Step 6 - Settings

  • Once done with the ink cartridge installation, follow the LCD panel instructions to perform the given steps:
  • Check print quality
  • Set date and time
  • Set Firmware Update Notice
  • Print the installation sheet

Step 7 - Language settings

  • Search for the Settings option on the display panel of the Brother MFC J480DW printer.
  • Use the up or down arrow key to select the Initial Setup and the Local Language options.
  • Once you have pressed the OK button, select your desired language and press the OK button on the control panel of the Brother MFC J480DW printer.

To exit this language settings screen, press the Stop/Exit button.

Step 8 - Receive Mode settings

  • Start the receive mode settings by selecting the Settings icon on the LCD panel of the Brother MFC J480DW printer.
  • Select the following options using the up or down arrow button on the machine’s operation panel.
  • Fax
  • Setup Receive
  • Receive Mode
  • After setting your preferred receive mode, press the OK button followed by the Stop/Exit button on the control panel of the Brother MFC J480DW printer.

Step 9 - Station ID settings

  • The following options have to be selected after choosing the Settings icon on the Brother MFC J480DW printer’s LCD panel.
  • Initial Setup
  • Station ID
  • Use the dial pad to type your fax number and name manually.
  • Once done with setting the station ID, press OK -> Stop/Exit on the Brother MFC J480DW printer’s control panel.

Step 10 - Printer software installation

  • This step is required if you want to perform the printing function for your computer.
  • Keep the installation disc (or CD) of the Brother MFC J480DW printer in the computer’s CD drive.
  • Now, the installation wizard starts automatically.
  • If the installation wizard does not open on the screen, search for the installer file in the computer’s folder and double-click it to begin the installation process of the Brother MFC J480DW printer.
  • The alternative way to start the printer software installation process is to download the Brother MFC J480DW printer software from its official website and double-click it.
  • When you follow the on-screen guidelines to install the printer software on the computer, make sure to agree with the terms and conditions of the Brother software to continue with the installation process.
  • Set the connection type as Wireless Network Connection or Local Connection (USB).
  • Connect the Brother MFC J480DW printer to the computer using any one of the connection types that you have selected in the Connection Type window.
  • Continue with the remaining prompts on the screen to complete the installation process of the Brother MFC J480DW printer software on the computer.The how to setup Brother MFC-j480dw Printer steps successfully completed.
How to Setup Brother MFC-j480dw Printer
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