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Brother MFC-3420C Quick Setup Manual

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Before you can use the MFC, you must set up the hardware and install the driver.
To help you get started in setting up the machine and installing the driver and software,
please read this "Setup Guide" and follow the simple instructions.
Step 1
Step 2
For the latest drivers and to find the best solution for your problem or question, access the Brother
Solutions Center directly from the driver or go to http://solutions.brother.com
Keep this "Quick Setup Guide", User's Guide and supplied CD-ROM in a convenient place for
quick and easy reference at all times.
Setting Up the Machine
Installing the Driver & Software
Setup is Complete!

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  • Page 1 Installing the Driver & Software Setup is Complete! For the latest drivers and to find the best solution for your problem or question, access the Brother Solutions Center directly from the driver or go to http://solutions.brother.com Keep this “Quick Setup Guide”, User’s Guide and supplied CD-ROM in a convenient place for...
  • Page 2 ■ Warning Hint User’s Guide Indicates warnings that Indicates cautions that Indicates notes and Indicates reference to the must be observed to must be observed to use useful tips to remember User’s Guide. prevent possible the MFC properly or to when using the MFC.
  • Page 3: Carton Components

    ■ Getting Started Carton Components Quick Setup Guide CD-ROM . Control Panel . Document Cover . Scanner Cover . Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) User’s Guide Output Paper Support Paper Tray Telephone Line Cord Power Cord Black Magenta Yellow Cyan (LC800BK) (LC800M) (LC800Y) (LC800C)
  • Page 4: Control Panel

    Control Panel 1. Print keys 5. Mode keys 9. Navigation keys 2. Copy keys (Temporary Settings) 6. Stop/Exit 10. Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) 3. Fax and telephone keys 7. Start keys 4. Dial Pad 8. Power Save key For the details of the control panel, see "Control panel overview" in Chapter 1 of the User’s Guide.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Setting Up the Machine Step 1 1. Removing the Protective Parts ................. 4 2. Attaching the Paper Tray and Support ............4 3. Loading Paper ....................5 4. Install Phone Line and Power Cord ..............5 5. Installing the Ink Cartridges................6 6.
  • Page 6: Step 1

    Step 1 Setting Up the Machine Removing the Protective Attaching the Paper Tray Parts and Support Remove the protective tape and paper in Insert the paper tray from above into the the ADF. back of the MFC. Paper Tray Do NOT connect the USB cable. Connecting the USB cable is done when installing the driver.
  • Page 7: Loading Paper

    Loading Paper Install Phone Line and Power Cord You can load up to 100 sheets of 80 g/m paper. Connect the power cord. For more details, see “Paper Capacity of the Paper Tray” in Chapter 2 of the User’s Guide. Fan the stack of paper well to avoid paper jams and misfeeds.
  • Page 8: Installing The Ink Cartridges

    Step 1 Setting Up the Machine Installing the Ink If you are sharing one phone line with an external telephone, connect it as shown Cartridges below. Warning If ink gets in your eyes irrigate them with water immediately, and if irritation occurs consult a doctor. Make sure that the power is turned on.
  • Page 9 Remove the white shipping cover by pulling Gently insert the black ink cartridge in the it towards you. black ink position. White Shipping Cover ■ The bottom of the white shipping cover is Press the cover down until it clicks. wet with ink that will cause stains, so wipe it clean before you place it down.
  • Page 10: Colour Block Quality And Alignment Check

    We also strongly The MFC starts printing the PRINT recommend that you continue to QUALITY CHECK SHEET (only during use only Genuine Brother Brand initial ink cartridge installation). replacement ink cartridges. Using or attempting to use potentially incompatible inks...
  • Page 11 Step A: Colour Block Quality Step B: Alignment Check Check The LCD shows: The LCD shows: Is Step "B" OK? Is Step "A" OK? 1.Yes 2.No 1.Yes 2.No Check the 600 dpi and 1200 dpi test print to see if No.5 most closely matches the OK Check the quality of the four colour blocks sample (No.0).
  • Page 12: Setting The Date And Time

    Step 1 Setting Up the Machine Menu/Set Dial pad Stop/Exit Setting the Date and Time The MFC displays the date and time, and prints it on Enter the two digits for the day on the dial every fax you send. pad, and then press Menu/Set.
  • Page 13: Setting Your Station Id

    Setting Your Station ID Selecting a Receive Mode You should store your name and fax number to be Are you connecting an external telephone or external printed on all fax pages that you send. telephone answering device to the MFC? Press Menu/Set.
  • Page 14: Step 2

    PaperPort ® TextBridge OCR. On-Line Registration You will be pointed to the Brother Product Registration Web Page for quick registration of your MFC. Documentation View the User’s Guide and other documentation in PDF format. (Viewer included)
  • Page 15 Step 2 Installing the Driver & Software Follow the instructions on this page for your operating system. ® For Windows 98/98SE/Me/ 2000 Professional/XP Users........ Go to page 14 ® For Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2 Users......Go to page 22 ®...
  • Page 16: For Windows ® 98/98Se/Me/2000 Professional/Xp Users

    Explore to run the setup.exe program from the root directory of the Brother CD-ROM. If the installation does not continue automatically, please open the installer menu again by double-clicking the setup.exe program from the root directory of the Brother CD-ROM, and continue from Step...
  • Page 17 After reading and accepting the ScanSoft License Agreement, enter your user Click Finish to complete installation. information and click Next. Select Typical and click Next. When the Brother MFL-Pro Suite Installation window appears, click Next. ® Click Install and PaperPort will start installing on your computer.
  • Page 18 Step 2 Installing the Driver & Software ® For Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000 Professional/XP Users When the Brother Software License Agreement window appears, click Yes, if you agree to the Software Licence Agreement. Select Standard, and then click Next. The application files will be copied and installed to your computer.
  • Page 19: For Windows

    It will take a few seconds for the installation screen to appear. The installation of the Brother drivers will If the README file shown in step automatically start. Follow the instructions appears, close the README file and then click Finish after printing the page.
  • Page 20 If you click No the Scan keys on the MFC will be disabled. Even if you select No, later you will be able to launch the Brother Control Center to use the Scan key by double clicking the Smart UI icon on the desktop. This loads the Brother Control Center to the task tray.
  • Page 21: 2000 Professional Users Only

    Click Finish to restart your computer. It will take a few seconds for the installation screen to appear. The installation of the Brother drivers will automatically start. Follow the instructions Continued... on the screen.
  • Page 22 If you click No the Scan keys on the MFC will be disabled. Even if you select No, later you will be able to launch the Brother Control Center to use the Scan key by double clicking the Smart UI icon on the desktop. This loads the Brother Control Center to the task tray.
  • Page 23: Xp Users Only

    Scanner drivers have been installed and the installation is now complete. It will take a few seconds for the installation screen to appear. The installation of the Brother drivers will automatically start. The installation screens appear one after another, please wait for a while.
  • Page 24: For Mac Os

    Step 2 Installing the Driver & Software ® For Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2 Users Make sure that you have completed the instructions from Step 1 “Setting Up the Machine” on pages 4 - 11. Turn off and unplug the MFC from the AC Connect the USB interface cable to your ®...
  • Page 25 Click the Brother Ink icon you installed. On the right side of the Chooser, select the printer to which you want to print. Close the Chooser. The Brother PC-FAX Send, Printer and Scanner drivers have been installed. ® To install Presto! PageManager , click the ®...
  • Page 26: 10.1/10.2.1 Or Greater Users

    CD-ROM drive. Double-click the Start Here OSX icon to install the printer driver, Scanner driver, Brother PC-FAX Send and Remote Setup program. If the language screen appears, select your language. Select Applications from the Go menu. Click MFL-Pro Suite to install.
  • Page 27 Presto! PageManager icon and follow the on screen instructions. Select USB. You can easily scan, share and organize photos and documents using Presto! Select MFC-3420C, and then click Add. ® PageManager ® Presto! PageManager has been installed and the installation is now...
  • Page 28: Replacement Consumables

    Compilation and Publication Under the supervision of Brother Industries Ltd., this manual has been compiled and published, covering the latest product descriptions and specifications. The contents of this manual and the specifications of this product are subject to change without notice.

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