BROTHER MFC-7420 SETUP

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BROTHER MFC-7420 SETUP

With excellent precision and performance, the Brother MFC-7420 printer is a multifunctional laser machine with USB 2.0 and parallel connectivity options. This model is compatible with Windows and Mac OS, offering flexibility. You can scan, copy, or fax using this multifunctional printer. This machine features a 2400 x 600 dpi resolution with 20ppm monochrome printing. Now, let us see the Brother MFC-7420 setup.

Initial setup:

  • Firstly, unpack the printer.
  • Remove all the tags and tapes.
  • Carefully open the front cover of the Brother MFC-7420 printer.
  • Unbox the drum unit assembly.
  • Gently shake it left to right several times to distribute the toner inside evenly.
  • Put back the drum unit into the printer.
  • Lastly, close the front cover of the printer.

Load paper into the paper tray:

  • Gently pull the paper tray out.
  • Press the paper guide release leverand slide the adjusters to fit precisely to the paper size.
  • Place the paper in the tray and make sure that the paper is flat and below the maximum paper mark.
  • Push back the paper tray in its position and unfold the output tray support flap.

Connecting the power cord and phone line:

  • For safety, make sure that the Power button is off. Connect the AC cord to the printer.
  • Plug the adapter into an AC outlet and turn on the Power button.
  • Connect one end of the telephone line cord to the printer’s jack, marked as LINE. The opposite end should be connected to a modular wall jack.

BROTHER MFC-7420 DRIVER DOWNLOAD DES

To complete the connection with your computer, you will need the printer driver. Just download the driver and install it on your PC. Installing the driver is the crucial initial stage to create connectivity between your PC and printer. Following are the steps to download your driver for Windows and Mac:

BROTHER MFC-7420 DRIVER FOR WINDOWS STP

  • Go to the Brother’s official site.
  • Click Support --> Software & Driver Downloads.
  • On the next page, you will be able see a search field. Enter your printer’s model number and click Search.
  • Select your printer.
  • Now, you must select the Windows OS and its version to download the compatible driver.
  • Click OK, and it leads to the next page.
  • This page has a set of files for your printer. Select the required printer driver.
  • Click Agree to the EULA and Download to start your download.

Sometimes, you may not find the option to download your driver. This means the driver comes installed with your operating system or is available through an update.

BROTHER MFC-7420 DRIVER FOR MAC STP

  • Go to the Brother’s official site.
  • Click Support --> Software & Driver Downloads.
  • On the next page, you will see a search field. Enter your printer’s model number and click Search.
  • Select your printer.
  • Now, you must select the Mac OS and its version to download the compatible driver.
  • Click OK, and it leads to the next page.
  • This page has a set of files for your printer. Select the desired printer driver.
  • Click Agree to the EULA and Download to start your download.

BROTHER MFC-7420 WIRELESS SETUP STP

This model does not support wireless connectivity. But, with an optional External Wireless Print/Scan Server, you can enjoy wireless connectivity.

Below is the USB setup procedure:

  • Turn on your computer and insert the CD-ROM for Windowsinto your CD-ROM drive.
  • The CD-ROM main menu opens; click Install MFL-Pro Suite.
  • Read and accept all the License Agreements and click OK.
  • After installation, a pop-up appears. Choose Local Connection and click Next.
  • Now, connect the USB cable to your PC and printer.
  • Turn on the printer now.
  • Make your selection on the On-Line Registration screen and follow the on-screen instructions.

BROTHER MFC 7420 MANUAL STP

  • Go to the Brother’s official site for the Manual.
  • Click Support, and then click Software & Driver Downloads.
  • Scroll down to find the search field.
  • In the search field, enter the model number and click Search.
  • Select your printer now.
  • On the next page, you can find the Manuals tab in the left corner. Click Manuals.
  • Now, you can find the Download option. Click Download.

HOW TO SCAN USING BROTHER MFC 7420 STP

You can use the methodgiven below to scan:

Using Windows FAX and Scan:

  • Load the document you want to scan on the printer.
  • Click Start --> All Apps on your PC.
  • Open the Windows FAX and Scan window. Click New Scan.
  • Choose your scanning device and click OK.
  • Input the scanning settings and click Scan.
  • Now, the scanned image will be displayed on your screen.

BROTHER MFC-7420 SCAN TO PDF STP

  • Click Start --> All apps --> Brother.
  • Select Brother Utilities.
  • Choose your printer model from the drop-down list.
  • Click ControlCenter, and it will be loaded in the Task Tray.
  • Double-click the ControlCenter icon to launch the program window.
  • Click Configuration --> SCAN --> File.
  • Instantly, the Scan to File configuration window will pop up.
  • You will find two tabs, Software Button and Device Button.
  • Under the Software Button tab, you can configure the Scan to File button within the ControlCenter software interface.
  • Similarly, under the Device Button, you can configure the Scan key on the printer.
  • So, you can set your preferred File Type, Destination Folder, Resolution, Scan Type, Document Size, Brightness, and Contrast.

On completing the configuration, click OK to save your settings.

Once you set the File Type to PDF format, the data you scan will be saved in PDF format.

BROTHER MFC 7420 TROUBLESHOOTING DES

When working with your printer, you might miss a few settings without your knowledge. This might lead the printer to misbehave. We have some problems and solutions to overcome such errors.

BROTHER MFC 7420 SCANNER NOT WORKING

Before proceeding with the next scan, check the below steps to resolve the issue:

  • Make sure that there is no error message on the printer's display.
  • Confirm that the USB cable is securely connected between the devices.
  • Kindly download and install the latest scanner driver available on the official Brother’s site.
  • Configure the scanner settings.
  • Open the Scanner application and run a test.

BROTHER MFC 7420 NOT PRINTING

Follow these steps to resolve the problem:

  • Check the status of your Brother printer.
  • See that the connection between the devices is secure.
  • Check the printer driver settings, make changes if needed.
  • Use another application and try printing.
  • Restart your computer and printer.
  • Reinstall the printer driver, or update it.
  • Ensure that the computerrecognizes your printer.

BROTHER MFC 7420 PAPER JAM

When you’re trying to print a document, the paper might get stuck within the printer. Usually, the paper gets stuck inside the printer, its back, or inside the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly.

In case the paper is stuck inside the printer, follow the below steps:

  • Pull the tray completely out of the printer.
  • Remove the jammed paper out of the paper tray opening.
  • Open the front cover of the printer.
  • Release the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly, so the jammed paper may be pulled out with the unit, or this may release the paper.
  • Once the paper is removed, put the tray and drum unit in its place.

BROTHER MFC 7420 PRINTER OFFLINE

  • Ensure that the printer is powered on and there is no error message.
  • Check if the connection between the PC and printer is perfect.
  • Set your printer as the default machine.
  • Delete all the pending tasks.
  • See that there is no duplication of the printer driver.
  • Make sure that you’ve installed the compatible printer driver.