Brother MFC 5440CN Setup


Brother MFC 5440CN Setup

  • Check if all the required accessories are available along with the Brother MFC 5440CN printer. Take these accessories out from the printer box.
  • Refer to the Quick Setup Guide material to know how to perform the hardware as well as the software setup.
  • Untwist the power cord and then establish a connection between the Brother MFC 5440CN printer and the wall power outlet.
  • Find the protective tapes inside the printer and remove them.
  • As per the instructions, load a stack of paper in the paper tray.
  • Make sure not to load the wrinkled and curled papers to prevent the paper feed issue.
  • Check if you have turned on your Brother MFC 5440CN printer.
  • When the No Cartridge message is displayed on the printer display panel, install the new cartridges in the cartridge access area.
  • Once you have performed the instructions mentioned above to finish the hardware setup, print a Print Quality Check page to check the print quality.

Brother MFC 5440CN Driver

For performing the printer functions on your computer, download the Brother MFC 5440CN driver from the manufacturer site. Check the version and file size before downloading the driver.

Brother MFC 5440CN Driver Windows 10

  • Navigate to the Support & Download page of the Brother MFC 5440CN printer.
  • Select the Downloads tab, click the Windows option in the Select OS field, and click the Windows 10 (32-bit) or Windows 10 (64-bit) option in the Select OS Version field.
  • Hit the OK button in the Downloads page.
  • After you have chosen the desired language, select the Brother MFC 5440CN driver.
  • Make sure to accept the License Agreement of the Brother product.

Brother MFC 5440CN Driver Mac

  • The Brother MFC 5440CN manual is available while purchasing the printer from the retail store.
  • Download the CUPS Printer Driver (recommended) to avail all the available features and functions.
  • Select the Mac option from the OS field.
  • The Scanner Driver (TWAIN) contains the ControlCenter software.
  • The ControlCenter software helps to perform the scanning function from the Mac computer.

Brother MFC 5440CN Manual

  • Visit the manufacturer site to view and download the Brother MFC 5440CN manual.
  • The manual of the Brother MFC 5440CN printer contains Users Guide, Setup Guide, and Network Users Guide.
  • The User guide manual provides the basic details about the Brother MFC 5440CN printer and its functions.
  • The Quick Setup Guide comprises the installation steps for the Brother MFC 5440CN printer.
  • To know about the network related queries, refer to the Network Users manual.
  • Select the Download button beside the manual name you need to download.
  • Before downloading the Brother MFC 5440CN manual, check if you have selected the desired language from the Language drop-down menu.


The LC900 is a compatible cartridge. The cartridge contains black, magenta, cyan, and yellow color. The black LC900 prints up to 500 pages. The color LC900 prints up to 400 pages. You are strongly recommended to use a compatible for Brother MFC 5440CN cartridge replacement.


  • Purchase the toner cartridge from the retail store.
  • After lifting the scanner cover of the Brother MFC 5440CN printer, pull the hook towards you and then remove the toner cartridge.
  • Unwrap the purchased toner cartridge and insert it in the cartridge access area.
  • Once you have installed the toner cartridge, close the Brother MFC 5440CN scanner door.
  • When you see the ‘Did you change (Color)?’ message on the Brother MFC 5440CN display panel, select the Yes option.


  • Lift and open the feeder cover of the Brother MFC 5440CN printer.
  • To perform the scanning function, you have to place the document in the document feeder.
  • Visit the manufacturer site to download the ControlCenter software.
  • After downloading the software, install it by following the instructions that appeared on the screen.
  • Launch the Brother MFC 5440CN software and then follow the prompts displaying on the screen to finish the scanning function on your printer.
  • Make sure to set the scan settings correctly to perform the scanning operation without the error.


Proceed with the following guidelines to perform the fax setup on the Brother MFC 5440CN printer

  • After connecting the power cord from the Brother MFC 5440CN printer to the electrical socket, plug the telephone line cord.
  • Press the Mode option on the home screen of the display panel, and select Manual, Fax, Fax/Tel, or TAD.
  • Select the Menu option followed by pressing the 1 key on the printer control panel to set the date and time.
  • Before you send a fax, check if the Fax LED is lit.
  • If the Fax light is not in green color, press and hold the Fax button to enable the Fax mode.
  • Now, you can send a fax using the Brother MFC 5440CN printer.
  • Make sure to enter the recipient fax number to send a fax.


The most common problems occurring with the Brother MFC 5440CN printer are printing blank pages, paper jam, and poor printing quality. Refer to the User Guide manual to know about problem-solving methods. Also, follow the troubleshooting procedure mentioned below to solve the printing related issues.


  • First, you have to determine the print quality by printing a Test Sheet page.
  • Go to Ink cleaning for performing the print head cleaning process..
  • Continue this print head cleaning thrice.
  • If you cannot resolve the Brother MFC 5440CN printer printing blank pages problem, replace the ink cartridge.


  • Turn off the Brother MFC 5440CN printer.
  • Disconnect the power cord and telephone line cord from the Brother MFC 5440CN printer.
  • Pull the paper tray towards you from the Brother MFC 5400CN printer.
  • Make sure to remove the jammed paper from the tray.
  • Close the paper tray followed by opening the scanner cover.
  • Find the jammed paper inside the scanner area and try to remove it.
  • Connect the power cord from the Brother MFC 5400CN printer to the electrical socket.
  • Also, connect the telephone line cord to the printer.
  • Turn on your printer by pressing the Power button on the Brother MFC 5400 control panel.



  • On the Brother MFC 5400CN control panel, press Ink or Ink Management Test print Menu/Set Print Quality Menu/Set Color Start.
  • Now, the Brother MFC 5400CN printer begins to print a Print Quality Test Sheet page.
  • Check the Print Quality Test Sheet page for the print quality.
  • Press the Yes option if the print quality is satisfactory.
  • Press the No option and then follow the steps below if the print quality is not clear.
  • The Brother MFC 5400CN printer display shows the ‘Start Cleaning’ message, press the Yes option. Then, perform the ink cartridges cleaning process.

Cleaning the Brother MFC 5400CN ink Cartridge

  • To clean the ink cartridge, press the Ink or Ink Management option followed by the Cleaning option.
  • Select the Black, Color, or All option using an up or down arrow key.
  • Press the Menu/Set option to begin the cleaning process of the ink cartridge.
  • After cleaning the ink cartridges of the Brother MFC 5400CN printer, press the Color Start option to print a Print Quality Test Sheet page again.
  • If the problem persists, you have to replace the Brother MFC 5400CN cartridges.

Brother mfc 5440CN cannot detect ink

  • Lift and open the top cover of the Brother MFC 5400CN printer.
  • Press the ink cartridge hook to take the ink cartridge from the cartridge area.
  • Unwrap the new cartridge cover and then insert it in the correct slot.
  • Release the lock lever to close the Brother MFC 5400CN scanner cover.