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User's Guide
Brother Inkjet Printer
HL-S7000DN
For visually-impaired users
You can read this manual with Screen Reader 'text-to-speech' software.
You must set up the hardware and install the driver before you can use the machine.
Please use the Quick Setup Guide to set up the machine. You can find a printed copy in the box.
Please read this User's Guide thoroughly before you use the machine.
The contents of this manual and the specifications of this product are subject to change without notice.
Please visit us at http://solutions.brother.com/ where you can get product support, the latest driver updates and utilities,
and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) and technical questions.
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  • Page 1 The contents of this manual and the specifications of this product are subject to change without notice. Please visit us at http://solutions.brother.com/ where you can get product support, the latest driver updates and utilities, and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) and technical questions.
  • Page 2 This Guide provides useful information about PDF file / CD-ROM / In the box wired and wireless network settings and security settings using the Brother machine. You can also find supported protocol information for your machine and detailed troubleshooting tips.
  • Page 3: Using The Documentation

    Using the documentation Thank you for buying a Brother machine! Reading the documentation will help you make the most of your machine. Symbols and conventions used in the documentation The following symbols and conventions are used throughout the documentation. WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, WARNING could result in death or serious injuries.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Printing Methods About this Machine ............................1 Front view and Back view........................1 Acceptable paper and other print media....................2 Recommended paper and print media ....................2 Type and size of paper ........................3 Handling and using special paper .......................5 Unprintable area when printing from a computer ................6 Loading paper............................7 Loading paper and print media......................7 Loading paper in the standard paper tray and the optional lower trays..........7...
  • Page 5 General Information Control panel ............................73 Control panel overview ........................73 LED indications..........................75 Machine status messages .........................76 Menu table............................77 Entering text ............................87 Printing storage data..........................88 Storage data ............................88 How to print storage data ........................88 How to delete storage data........................89 Security features............................89 Secure Function Lock 2.0........................89 Card authentication ...........................89 Setting Lock............................90 Automatic Daylight Saving Time......................91...
  • Page 6 Appendix Machine specifications...........................145 General............................145 Print media ............................146 Printer ..............................146 Interface............................147 Computer requirements........................148 Important information for choosing your paper................149 Consumable ............................149 Network (LAN) ..........................150 Brother numbers ............................151 Index...
  • Page 7: Printing Methods

    Printing Methods About this Machine Front view and Back view 1 Face-down output tray 2 Output paper stopper 3 Control panel with a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) 4 Ink cartridge cover 5 Paper tray 6 Multi-purpose tray (MP tray) 7 AC power connector 8 Back cover (Face-up output tray when open) 9 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX / 1000BASE-T port 10 USB port for connecting the machine to your computer...
  • Page 8: Acceptable Paper And Other Print Media

     Before you buy a lot of paper, test a small quantity to make sure that the paper is suitable. Recommended paper and print media To get the best print quality, we suggest using Brother paper. Brother paper Paper Type...
  • Page 9: Type And Size Of Paper

    Printing Methods Type and size of paper The machine feeds paper from the installed standard paper tray, multi-purpose tray or optional lower trays. The names for the paper trays in the printer driver and this Guide are as follows: Tray and optional unit Name Standard paper tray Tray 1...
  • Page 10 Printing Methods Recommended paper specifications The following paper specifications are suitable for this machine. Basis weight 75-90 g/m 80-110 m Thickness Roughness Higher than 20 sec. Stiffness 90-150 cm /100 Grain direction Long grain Brightness Higher than 80% Opacity Higher than 85% ...
  • Page 11: Handling And Using Special Paper

    • that exceeds the recommended weight specification in this guide • with tabs and staples • that is multipart or carbonless If you use any of the types of paper listed above, they may damage your machine. This damage is not covered under any Brother warranty or service agreement.
  • Page 12: Unprintable Area When Printing From A Computer

    Printing Methods Unprintable area when printing from a computer The figures below show maximum unprintable areas. The unprintable areas may vary depending on the settings in the application you are using. Usage Document Top (1) Size Left (2) Bottom (3) Right (4) Print A4 / Letter /...
  • Page 13: Loading Paper

    Printing Methods Loading paper Loading paper and print media The machine can feed paper from the standard paper tray, optional lower trays or multi-purpose tray. When you put paper into the paper tray, note the following:  If your application software supports paper size selection on the print menu, you can select it through the software.
  • Page 14 Printing Methods While pressing the green paper-guide release lever (1), slide the paper guides to fit the paper size you are loading in the tray. Make sure that the guides are firmly in the slots. Note For Legal or Folio size paper, press the release button (1) and then pull out the back of the paper tray. (Legal and Folio size paper are not available in some regions.) Fan the stack of paper well to avoid paper jams and misfeeds.
  • Page 15 Printing Methods Put paper in the tray and make sure: The paper is below the maximum paper mark (bbb) (1).  Over filling the paper tray will cause paper jams.  The side to be printed on must be face down. ...
  • Page 16 Printing Methods Note For Legal or Folio size paper, you need to change the position of the output stopper. To move the stopper to the Legal position press the release buttons (1) on the base of the stopper and remove it. Then slide the cover towards the back of the machine as shown.
  • Page 17: Tray Id Setting (if The Lower Trays Are Installed)

    Printing Methods Note The name of options in the drop-down lists may vary depending on your operating system and its version. Send the print data to the machine. Note • Do not place your hands in the paper exit area. •...
  • Page 18: Tray Exclusion Setting (if The Lower Trays Are Installed)

    Printing Methods Tray exclusion setting (if the lower trays are installed) If you set the Tray Use option to Auto, paper trays will be used in the order specified using the Priority option and you can set the machine to not use paper in the bottom-most tray. For example, if Tray 2 is installed and you have special paper loaded in Tray 2, you might set Priority to MP>T1 or T1>MP, so that the paper in Tray 2 will not be used.
  • Page 19 Printing Methods Put paper in the MP tray and make sure: The paper stays under the maximum paper mark (1).   The side to be printed on must be face up with the leading edge (top of the paper) in first. While pressing the gray paper-guide release lever (1), slide the paper guide to fit the paper size.
  • Page 20 Printing Methods Note For Legal or Folio size paper, you need to change the position of the output stopper. To move the stopper to the Legal position press the release buttons (1) on the base of the stopper and remove it. Then slide the cover towards the back of the machine as shown.
  • Page 21 Printing Methods Note The name of options in the drop-down lists may vary depending on your operating system and its version. Send the print data to the machine. Note • Do not place your hands in the paper exit area. •...
  • Page 22 Printing Methods Pull out the face-up output tray support (1) and unfold the flap (2). Open the MP tray and lower it gently.
  • Page 23 Printing Methods Pull out the MP tray support (1) and unfold the flap (2). Put paper in the MP tray. Make sure:  The paper stays under the maximum paper mark (1).  The side to be printed on must be face up.
  • Page 24 Printing Methods While pressing the gray paper-guide release lever (1), slide the paper guide to fit the paper size. Choose the following settings from each drop-down list of the printer driver.  Paper Size <For printing thick paper or bond paper> Letter Legal Executive...
  • Page 25 Printing Methods Send the print data to the machine. Note • Do not place your hands in the paper exit area. • Do not place anything in the printed pages exit path. • Wait until all the printed pages have exited the machine before picking them up. •...
  • Page 26: Duplex Printing

    Printing Methods Duplex printing The supplied printer drivers all enable duplex printing. For more information about how to choose the settings, see the Help text in the printer driver. Guidelines for printing on both sides of the paper  If the paper is thin, it may wrinkle. ...
  • Page 27 Printing Methods Note If you try to print when the paper adjustment lever for duplex printing is not correctly set for the paper size being used, the LCD will show DX Lever Error and the machine will stop printing. If this happens, move the lever to the correct paper size position.
  • Page 28 Printing Methods ® Automatic duplex printing with the BR-Script3 printer driver for Windows Set the duplex paper adjustment lever at the back of the printer to LTR/LGL or A4. When using Folio size paper, set the lever to LTR/LGL. Letter, Legal or Folio size A4 size Note If you try to print when the paper adjustment lever for duplex printing is not correctly set for the paper size...
  • Page 29 Printing Methods Note • You should use plain paper, recycled paper or thin paper. Do not use bond paper. • The name of options in the drop-down lists may vary depending on your operating system and its version. For other settings, see Driver and Software in Chapter 2. Send the print data to the machine.
  • Page 30: Driver And Software

     CUPS printer driver For more information and to download the printer driver for Linux please visit your model page at http://solutions.brother.com/ or use the link on the CD-ROM we have supplied. Depending on Linux distributions, the driver may not be available or it may be released after the initial release of your model.
  • Page 31: Printing A Document

    From your application, choose the Print command. If any other printer drivers are installed on your computer, choose Brother HL-S7000DN series as your printer driver from the Print or Print Settings menu in your software application, and then click OK or Print to begin printing.
  • Page 32: Printer Driver Settings

    Driver and Software Printer driver settings You can change the following printer settings when you print from your computer:  Paper Size  Orientation  Copies  Media Type  Slow Drying Paper  Multiple Page  Duplex / Booklet ...
  • Page 33: Windows

    Click the button, and then click Devices and Printers. Right-click the Brother HL-S7000DN series icon and select Properties (Printer properties, and Brother HL-S7000DN series if necessary). The printer properties dialog box appears. Choose the General tab and then click Printing Preferences (Preferences). To configure the tray settings, choose the Accessories tab.
  • Page 34: Basic Tab

    Driver and Software Basic tab You can also change the Page Layout settings by clicking the illustration on the left side of the Basic tab. Choose the Paper Size, Orientation, Copies and Media Type (1). Choose Multiple Page and Duplex / Booklet (2). Choose the Paper Source and Output Tray (3).
  • Page 35 Driver and Software Orientation Orientation selects the position of how your document will be printed (Portrait or Landscape). Portrait (Vertical) Landscape (Horizontal) Copies The copies selection sets the number of copies that will be printed.  Collate With the Collate check box selected, one complete copy of your document will be printed and then repeated for the number of copies you selected.
  • Page 36 Driver and Software Media Type You can use the following types of media in your machine. For the best print quality, select the type of media that you wish to use.  Plain Paper  Thin Paper  Thick Paper ...
  • Page 37 Driver and Software Duplex / Booklet When you want to print a booklet or do duplex printing, use this function.  None Disable duplex printing.  Duplex When you want to do duplex printing, use these options. When you choose Duplex, the Duplex Settings button becomes available to choose. You can set the following settings in the Duplex Settings dialog box.
  • Page 38 Driver and Software Booklet  Use this option to print a document in booklet format using duplex printing; it will arrange the document according to the correct page number and allows you to fold at the centre of the print output without having to change the order of the page number.
  • Page 39: Advanced Tab

    Driver and Software Advanced tab Change the tab settings by clicking one of the following selections:  Scaling (1)  Reverse Print (2)  Use Watermark (3)  Header-Footer Print (4)  Ink Save Mode (5)  Administrator (6)  User Authentication (7) ...
  • Page 40: Watermark Settings

    Driver and Software Use Watermark You can put a logo or text into your document as a watermark. You can choose one of the preset Watermarks, or you can use a bitmap file that you have created. Check Use Watermark and then click the Settings button. Watermark Settings ...
  • Page 41 Driver and Software Adding a watermark  Click the Add button to add the watermark settings and then choose Use Text or Use Bitmap File in Watermark Style. • Title Enter a suitable title into the field. • Text Enter your Watermark Text into the Text box, and then choose the Font, Style, Size and Darkness. •...
  • Page 42 Driver and Software Ink Save Mode You can conserve ink use with this feature. When you choose Ink Save Mode, printed items appear lighter. This mode cannot be used when Slow Drying Paper on the Basic tab has been selected. Administrator Administrators have the authority to limit access to functions such as scaling and watermark.
  • Page 43: User Authentication

    Driver and Software User Authentication If you are restricted from PC Print by the Secure Function Lock 2.0 feature, you need to set your ID and PIN in the User Authentication Settings dialog. Click Settings of the User Authentication and enter your ID and PIN.
  • Page 44: Density Adjustment

    Driver and Software Sleep Time When the machine does not receive data for a certain period of time, it enters sleep mode. In sleep mode, the machine acts as though it were turned off. When you choose Printer Default, the timeout setting will be reset to the specific time set at the machine;...
  • Page 45: Storage Print Tab

    For details about the card reader and card authentication, please refer to the Card Reader Operation Guide located on the Manuals page for your model on the Brother Solutions Center web site at http://solutions.brother.com/.
  • Page 46 Driver and Software If you chose Store as Personal (Secure), enter a 4-digit number for the password in the Password box. Your print job will be protected with the password and sent to the machine. You must enter the password using the control panel of the machine to print the print job.
  • Page 47: Print Profiles Tab

    Driver and Software Print Profiles tab Print Profiles are editable presets designed to give you quick access to frequently used printing configurations.  Print profile list box (1)  Delete Profile (2)  Always show Print Profiles tab first (3) Add Profile (4) ...
  • Page 48: Add Profile

    Driver and Software Add Profile The Add Profile dialog appears by clicking Add Profile. You can add 20 new profiles with your preferred settings. Enter the title you want in Name. Choose an icon you want to use from the Icon list, then click OK. The current settings shown on the left side of the printer driver window will be saved.
  • Page 49: Maintenance Tab

    Driver and Software Maintenance tab To maintain good print quality, the machine will automatically clean the print head when needed. You can also start the cleaning process manually if there is a print quality problem.  Test Print You can print the test page and check the print quality. Standard Cleaning ...
  • Page 50: Accessories Tab

    Driver and Software Accessories tab Note To access the Accessories tab, see Accessing the printer driver settings uu page 27. You can define the paper size for each paper tray and auto detect the serial number in the Accessories tab as follows.
  • Page 51: Support

    Driver and Software Note The Auto Detect (3) function is not available under the following machine conditions: • The machine is turned off. • The machine is in an error state. • The machine is connected to the print server using a USB cable in a shared network environment. •...
  • Page 52: Features In The Br-script3 Printer Driver (postscript ® 3™ Language Emulation)

    Driver and Software  Brother Solutions Center (1) The Brother Solutions Center (http://solutions.brother.com/) is a website offering information about your Brother product including FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), User’s Guides, driver updates and tips for using your machine.  Original Supplies Website (2) You can visit our website for original/genuine Brother supplies by clicking this button.
  • Page 53: Printing Preferences

    Printing Preferences Note You can access the Printing Preferences dialog box by clicking Printing Preferences (Preferences) in the General tab of the Brother HL-S7000DN BR-Script3 Properties dialog box.  Layout tab You can change the layout setting by choosing the settings for Orientation, Print on Both Sides (Duplex), Page Order and Page Format.
  • Page 54 Driver and Software Paper/Quality tab  Choose the Paper Source. • Paper Source You can choose Automatically Select, Auto Select by Printer, Tray1, Tray2 , Tray3 , Tray4 MP Tray, Tray ID 1, Tray ID 2, Tray ID 3, Tray ID 4 or Manual Feed. Automatically Select This setting will automatically pull paper from any paper source that has a paper size defined in the printer driver that matches your document.
  • Page 55 For details about the card reader and card authentication, please refer to the Card Reader Operation Guide located on the Manuals page for your model on the Brother Solutions Center web site at http://solutions.brother.com/.
  • Page 56: Advanced Options

    Driver and Software Click OK to apply your chosen profile. To delete Storage Print data: Use the control panel of the machine to delete Storage Print data. (See How to delete storage data uu page 89.) Advanced options You can access the Advanced options by clicking the Advanced button on the Layout tab or Paper/Quality tab.
  • Page 57 Driver and Software You can change settings by choosing a setting in the Printer Features list (3): Media Type  You can use the following types of media in your machine. For the best print quality, select the type of media you wish to use. •...
  • Page 58 Driver and Software Ports tab If you want to change the port where your machine is connected or the path to the network machine you are using, choose or add the port you want to use.
  • Page 59: Uninstalling The Printer Driver

    • After uninstalling, we recommend that you restart your computer to remove files that were in use during the uninstall. Click the Start button ( ), point to All Programs, click Brother, and then click your machine name. Click UnInstall. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  • Page 60: Status Monitor

    Then drag the icon to the taskbar. There is also a link to the Troubleshooting and Brother Original Supplies website. Click the Visit the Original Supplies website button for more information on Brother original supplies. Note •...
  • Page 61 Driver and Software Monitoring the machine’s status The Status Monitor icon will change colour depending on the machine status.  A green icon indicates the normal stand-by condition. A yellow icon indicates a warning.  A red icon indicates a printing error has occurred. ...
  • Page 62: Macintosh

    You can set the Paper Size, Orientation and Scale. From an application such as TextEdit, click File, then Page Setup. Make sure Brother HL-S7000DN series is chosen in the Format For pop-up menu. You can change the settings for Paper Size, Orientation and Scale, then click OK.
  • Page 63 Driver and Software From an application such as TextEdit, click File, then Print to start printing. (For Mac OS X v10.5.8 and 10.6.x)  For more page setup options, click the disclosure triangle beside the Printer pop-up menu. Note You can save the current settings as a preset by choosing Save As from the Presets drop-down list.
  • Page 64 Driver and Software (For Mac OS X v10.7.x)  For more page setup options, click the Show Details button. Note You can save the current settings as a preset by choosing Save Current Settings as Preset from the Presets drop-down list.
  • Page 65: Choosing Printing Options

    Driver and Software Choosing printing options To control special printing features, choose Print Settings from the Print dialog box. For details of available options, see the following descriptions of each option. Cover Page You can choose the following cover page settings: ...
  • Page 66: Storage Print

    Driver and Software Layout  Pages per Sheet The Pages per Sheet selection reduces the image size of each page to allow multiple pages to be printed on one sheet of paper.  Layout Direction When you specify the pages per sheet, you can also specify the direction of the layout. ...
  • Page 67 For details about the card reader and card authentication, please refer to the Card Reader Operation Guide located on the Manuals page for your model on the Brother Solutions Center web site at http://solutions.brother.com/.
  • Page 68: Print Settings

    Driver and Software Print Settings You can change settings by choosing a setting in the Print Settings list:  Media Type You can change the media type to one of the following: • Plain Paper • Thin Paper • Thick Paper •...
  • Page 69 Driver and Software Advanced print settings When you click the triangle mark (c) beside Advanced, the advanced print settings appear.  Ink Save Mode You can conserve ink use with this feature. When you set Ink Save Mode to On, printed items appear lighter.
  • Page 70 Driver and Software Duplex Printing Before printing, make sure that you set the duplex paper adjustment lever at the back of the printer to LTR/LGL or A4. When using Folio size paper, set the lever to LTR/LGL. Letter, Legal or Folio size A4 size Note If you try to print when the paper adjustment lever for duplex printing is not correctly set for the paper size...
  • Page 71: Features In The Br-script3 Printer Driver (postscript ® 3™ Language Emulation)

    BR-Script3 printer driver, see Features in the printer driver (Macintosh) uu page 56 for Page Setup, Cover Page, Paper Source and Layout. Note If you want to setup the PS driver (BR-Script3 printer driver), please go to the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com/ and visit FAQ’s on your model page for instructions. Choosing printing options To control special printing features, choose Printer Features from the Print dialog box.
  • Page 72 Driver and Software Media Type  You can change the media type to one of the following: • Plain Paper • Thin Paper • Thick Paper • Bond Paper • Recycled Paper  Slow Drying Paper When using paper that dries slowly, select this option to prevent bleed-through. This mode cannot be used when Ink Save Mode has been selected or when the Density Adjustment has been altered.
  • Page 73 Driver and Software Feature Sets: General 2  Density Adjustment Increases or decreases the print density. This mode cannot be used when Slow Drying Paper has been selected. When you choose Duplex or Booklet and increase print density, print speed will decrease accordingly.
  • Page 74 For details about the card reader and card authentication, please refer to the Card Reader Operation Guide located on the Manuals page for your model on the Brother Solutions Center web site at http://solutions.brother.com/.
  • Page 75: Removing The Printer Driver

    The Status Monitor utility is a configurable software tool for monitoring the status of the machine, letting you see error messages such as paper empty or paper jam at pre-set update intervals. You can also access web based management. You can check the device status by launching Brother Status Monitor following these steps: ...
  • Page 76 You can set the interval at which the software will update the machine status information. Go to the menu bar, Brother Status Monitor and choose Preferences. Maintenance To maintain good print quality, the machine will automatically clean the print head when needed. You can also start the cleaning process manually if there is a print quality problem.
  • Page 77 Brother Status Monitor icon in the dock. Quitting the window Click Brother Status Monitor in the menu bar and then choose Quit Status Monitor from the pop-up menu. Web Based Management (Network Connection only) You can access the Web Based Management System by clicking the machine icon in the Status Monitor screen.
  • Page 78: Software For Networks

    Driver and Software Software for networks For information about network utility software uu Network User’s Guide: Network features...
  • Page 79: General Information

    General Information Control panel Control panel overview 1 Data LED The LED will blink depending on the machine status. (For details, see LED indications uu page 75.) 2 Error LED This LED blinks orange when the LCD displays an error or shows an important status message. (For details, see LED indications uu page 75.) 3 On/Off You can turn the machine on by pressing the On/Off button.
  • Page 80 General Information 4 Menu Keys: Clear Press to delete characters or to go back to the previous menu level. Storage Lets you print data that is stored in the machine’s memory. Menu Lets you access the Menu to program your settings in the machine. Lets you store your settings in the machine.
  • Page 81: Led Indications

    General Information LED indications The LEDs are lights that show the machine’s status. Data LED (Green) LED indication Meaning Data is in the machine’s memory. Blinking The machine is receiving or processing data. There is no remaining data in the memory. Error LED (Orange) LED indication Meaning...
  • Page 82: Machine Status Messages

    General Information Machine status messages The following table shows the machine status messages during normal operation: Machine Status Message Meaning The machine is cooling down. Cooling Down The machine is canceling the job. Job Cancel (All) Cancel Printing The machine is ignoring data processed using the PS driver. Ignore Data The machine has suspended its operations.
  • Page 83: Menu Table

    General Information Menu table How to access the menu mode Press Menu. Scroll through each menu level by pressing a or b for the direction you want. Press OK when the option you want appears on the LCD. The LCD will then show the next menu level. Press a or b to scroll to your next menu selection.
  • Page 84 General Information Machine Info. (continued) Submenu Menu Selections Options Descriptions Shows the remaining life for the PF kit MP. Parts Life PF Kit MP Life Shows the remaining life for the PF kit 1. PF Kit 1 Life Shows the remaining life for the PF kit 2. PF Kit 2 Life Shows the remaining life for the PF kit 3.
  • Page 85 General Information Paper Tray Submenu Options Descriptions Auto* / MP Only / Tray1 Only / Chooses the tray that will be used. Tray Use / Tray3 Only Tray2 Only Tray4 Only On / Off* Chooses whether to feed paper manually. Manual Feed (When no optional lower trays are When Auto is chosen in Tray Use: Chooses the...
  • Page 86 General Information Paper Tray (continued) Submenu Options Descriptions Any* / Letter / Legal / A4 / Chooses the size of paper you loaded in this optional Tray3 Size Executive / JIS B5 / A5 / Folio lower tray. Any* / Letter / Legal / A4 / Chooses the size of paper you loaded in this optional Tray4 Size Executive / JIS B5 / A5 / Folio...
  • Page 87 General Information General Setup (continued) Submenu Menu Selections Options Descriptions Turns the lock panel settings On or Off Setting Lock when you enter the password. Chooses the interface you use. Interface Select Auto* / USB / Network If you choose Auto, the machine automatically changes the interface to USB or Ethernet depending on which interface is receiving data.
  • Page 88 General Information Print Menu (continued) Submenu Menu Selections Options Descriptions -500 / -499 / ... / -1 / 0* / 1 / Moves the print start position (at the Print Position X Offset ... / 499 / 500Dots top-left corner of pages) horizontally up to -500 (left) to +500 (right) dots in 300 dpi.
  • Page 89 General Information Print Menu (continued) Submenu Menu Selections Options Descriptions Sets the right margin at column 10 to 80 HP LaserJet Right Margin columns at 1 cpi. The default setting is (Continued) 78 cpi (A4). Sets the top margin at a distance from Top Margin #.## the top edge of the paper: 0, 0.33, 0.5,...
  • Page 90 General Information Network Menu Submenu 1 Submenu 2 Menu Selections Options Descriptions Auto* / Static / RARP / Chooses the IP method that Wired LAN TCP/IP Boot Method BOOTP / DHCP best suits your needs. Enter the IP address. IP Address ###.###.###.### (000.000.000.000)* Enter the Subnet mask.
  • Page 91 General Information Network Menu (continued) Submenu 1 Submenu 2 Menu Selections Options Descriptions Auto* / Static / RARP / Chooses the IP method that WLAN TCP/IP Boot Method BOOTP / DHCP best suits your needs. Enter the IP address. IP Address ###.###.###.### (000.000.000.000)* Enter the Subnet mask.
  • Page 92 General Information Network Menu (continued) Submenu 1 Submenu 2 Menu Selections Options Descriptions Active(11n) / Shows the wireless Ethernet WLAN WLAN Status Status Active(11b) / link status. (Continued) (Appears only Active(11g) / when Wired LAN Active / WLAN Enable WLAN OFF / AOSS Active / is On and Connection Fail Wired Enable...
  • Page 93: Entering Text

    General Information Entering text When setting certain menu selections, you will need to type text characters. The Numeric keys have letters printed on them. The keys: 0, # and l do not have printed letters because they are used for special characters. Press the appropriate Numeric key the number of times shown in this reference table to access the character you want.
  • Page 94: Printing Storage Data

    For details about the card reader and card authentication, please refer to the Card Reader Operation Guide located on the Manuals page for your model on the Brother Solutions Center web site at http://solutions.brother.com/.
  • Page 95: How To Delete Storage Data

    For details about the card reader and card authentication, please refer to the Card Reader Operation Guide located on the Manuals page for your model on the Brother Solutions Center web site at http://solutions.brother.com/.
  • Page 96: Setting Lock

    Make a careful note of your password. If you forget it, you will have to reset the passwords stored in the machine. Please call your administrator or your Brother dealer. While Setting Lock is On, you cannot change the following settings without a password: ...
  • Page 97: Automatic Daylight Saving Time

    General Information Turning Setting Lock on/off If you enter the wrong password when following the instructions below, the LCD will show Wrong Password. Re-enter the correct password. Turning Setting Lock on Press Menu. Press a or b to choose General Setup. Press OK. Press a or b to choose Setting Lock.
  • Page 98: Ecology Features

    General Information Ecology features Ink Save You can save ink using this feature. When you set Ink Save to On, printed items appear lighter. The default setting is Off. Press Menu. Press a or b to choose General Setup. Press OK. Press a or b to choose Ecology.
  • Page 99: Options

    Options This machine has the following optional accessories. You can increase the capabilities of the machine with these items. Lower tray Output tray Optional stabilizer Card reader LT-7100 MX-7100 SB-7100 See Lower tray (LT-7100) See Output tray See Optional stabilizer See Card reader uu page 94.
  • Page 100: Lower Tray (lt-7100)

    If you want to buy the optional lower tray unit, call the dealer you bought the machine from or Brother Customer Service. For setup of the lower tray unit, be sure to refer to the User’s Guide that is supplied with the tray.
  • Page 101: Output Tray (mx-7100)

    Options Output tray (MX-7100) One optional output tray can be installed. This tray can hold up to 500 sheets of 80 g/m paper. For setup of the optional output tray, be sure to refer to the User’s Guide that is supplied with the tray.
  • Page 102: Optional Stabilizer (sb-7100)

    For details about the card reader and card authentication, please refer to the Card Reader Operation Guide located on the Manuals page for your model on the Brother Solutions Center web site at http://solutions.brother.com/.
  • Page 103: Routine Maintenance

    • Go to http://www.brother.com/original/index.html for instructions on how to return your used consumable items to the Brother collection program. If you choose not to return your used consumable, please discard the used consumable according to local regulations, keeping it separate from domestic waste. If you have questions, call your local waste disposal office.
  • Page 104: Replacing The Ink Cartridge

    • It is a good idea to keep a new ink cartridge ready for use when you see the Ink Low warning. • To ensure high quality printing, we recommend that you use only Brother Original ink cartridges. • If you print graphics, bold text, charts, web pages with borders, or other types of printouts that consist of more than simple text, the amount of ink used will increase.
  • Page 105 Routine Maintenance Important • DO NOT take out the ink cartridge if you do not need to replace it. If you do, then to maintain print quality the machine may automatically perform a cleaning function which will use up ink. •...
  • Page 106 Go to http://www.brother.com/original/index.html for instructions on how to return your used consumable items to the Brother collection program. If you choose not to return your used consumable, please discard the used consumable according to local regulations, keeping it separate from domestic waste. If you have questions, call your local waste disposal office.
  • Page 107 • Brother machines are designed to work with ink of a particular specification and will work to a level of optimum performance when used with Brother Original ink cartridges. Brother cannot guarantee this optimum performance if ink or ink cartridges of other specifications are used.
  • Page 108: Cleaning And Checking The Machine

    Routine Maintenance Cleaning and Checking the machine Clean the outside and inside of the machine regularly with a dry, lint-free cloth. WARNING DO NOT use flammable substances, any type of spray, or an organic solvent/liquid containing alcohol or ammonia to clean the inside or outside of the machine. Doing so could cause a fire. Instead, use only a dry, lint-free cloth.
  • Page 109 Routine Maintenance Slowly pull the paper tray out until it stops. Then slightly lift the front of the tray and pull the tray out of the machine. If paper is loaded in the paper tray, remove it. Remove anything that is stuck inside the paper tray. Wipe the inside and the outside of the paper tray with a dry, lint-free cloth to remove dust.
  • Page 110: Cleaning The Paper Pick-up Rollers

    Routine Maintenance Cleaning the paper pick-up rollers Cleaning the paper pick-up rollers periodically may prevent paper jams by insuring the proper feeding of paper. Turn the machine off. Disconnect the interface cables from the machine, and then unplug the power cord from the electrical socket.
  • Page 111 Routine Maintenance Put the paper tray back in the machine. Pull the top cover release lever (1) as shown and open the top cover. Open the MP tray and lower it gently.
  • Page 112 Routine Maintenance Open the inside front cover. Wipe the pick-up roller (1) inside of the machine to remove dust. Close the inside front cover. Close the MP tray. Close the top cover. Plug the machine’s power cord back into the electrical socket first, and then connect the interface cables. Turn the machine on.
  • Page 113: Checking The Print Quality

    Routine Maintenance Checking the print quality If faded or streaked text appear on your printouts, some of the print head nozzles may be clogged. You can check this by printing the test page and looking at the nozzle check pattern. Press Menu.
  • Page 114: Cleaning The Print Head

    Routine Maintenance Cleaning the print head To maintain good print quality, the machine will automatically clean the print head when needed. You can start the cleaning process manually if there is a print quality problem. Clean the print head if you get a vertical line in the text or graphics, or blank text on your printed pages. Cleaning the print head consumes ink.
  • Page 115 Routine Maintenance Check the print quality on the test page. If you print documents that contain mostly graphics, check the black bar (1).   If you print documents that contain mostly text, check the characters and numbers (2). ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghij ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefg 0123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQ...
  • Page 116 Repeat steps d and e until the print quality is improved. If you have cleaned three times and the print has not improved, the LCD will tell you to call for a service. Press OK and call your Brother dealer.
  • Page 117: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If you think there is a problem with your machine, check each item below first and follow the troubleshooting tips. Most problems can be easily resolved by yourself. Identifying your problem First, check the following.  The machine’s power cord is connected correctly and the machine is turned on. If the machine does not turn on after connecting the power cord, see Other difficulties uu page 142.
  • Page 118: Error And Maintenance Messages

    If this happens, your machine identifies the error or required routine maintenance and shows the appropriate message. The most common error and maintenance messages are shown below. You can clear most errors and perform routine maintenance by yourself. If you need more help, the Brother Solutions Center offers the latest FAQs and troubleshooting tips: Visit us at http://solutions.brother.com/.
  • Page 119 Take out the ink cartridge, and put it back into the No Cartridge correctly. machine again. If you are using non Brother Original Use a Brother Original ink cartridge. ink the machine may not detect the ink cartridge. The duplex tray is not installed or Re-install the duplex tray.
  • Page 120 Confirm the tray ID assigned to the tray and select No Tray ID XX found. that ID when printing. The waste ink tank is not installed or Call your Brother dealer to re-install the waste ink No Waste Tank is installed incorrectly. tank. Output tray is full.
  • Page 121 The waste ink tank is almost full. The waste ink tank will need to be replaced soon. Call Waste Tank Alert your Brother dealer to have your machine serviced. The waste ink tank is full. The waste ink tank needs to be replaced. Call your Waste Tank Full Brother dealer to have your machine serviced.
  • Page 122: Paper Jams

    Troubleshooting Paper jams If paper jams inside the machine, the machine will stop. One of the following error messages will appear to tell you where to find the jammed paper. Error message 1 Jam MP Tray The paper is jammed in the MP tray. (uu page 117) 2 Jam A Tray 1 The paper is jammed in the paper tray.
  • Page 123 Troubleshooting Jam MP Tray (paper jam in the MP tray) If the LCD shows Jam MP Tray, follow these steps: Remove the paper from the MP tray. Remove any jammed paper from in and around the MP tray. Fan the paper stack, and then put it back in the MP tray. When loading paper in the MP tray, make sure that the paper stays under the maximum paper height guides on both sides of the tray.
  • Page 124 Troubleshooting Open the MP tray and lower it gently. Pull both green paper roller tabs toward you to release the paper.
  • Page 125 Troubleshooting Slowly pull the paper tray out until it stops. Then slightly lift the front of the tray and pull the tray out of the machine. Use both hands to slowly pull out the jammed paper. Put the paper tray firmly back in the machine.
  • Page 126 Troubleshooting Push both the green paper roller tabs toward the back. Close the MP tray. Close the top cover. Note If paper dust has accumulated on the surface of the paper pick-up rollers, a paper jam may occur in the paper tray.
  • Page 127 Troubleshooting Jam A Tray 2 / Tray 3 / Tray 4 (paper jam in the paper tray) If the LCD shows Jam A Tray 2, Jam A Tray 3 or Jam A Tray 4 follow these steps: Slowly pull the paper tray, indicated in the LCD message, until it stops. Then slightly lift the front of the tray and pull the tray out of the machine.
  • Page 128 Troubleshooting Make sure that the paper is below the maximum paper mark (bbb) in the paper tray. While pressing the green paper-guide release lever, slide the paper guides to fit the paper size. Make sure that the guides are firmly in the slots. Put the paper tray firmly back in the machine.
  • Page 129 Troubleshooting Slowly pull the paper tray out until it stops. Then slightly lift the front of the tray and pull the tray out of the machine. Open the MP tray and lower it gently.
  • Page 130 Troubleshooting Pull both green paper roller tabs toward you to release the paper. Open the inside front cover. Using both hands, gently pull out the jammed paper. Close the inside front cover.
  • Page 131 Troubleshooting Push both the green paper roller tabs toward the back. Close the MP tray. Put the paper tray firmly back in the machine. Close the top cover.
  • Page 132 Troubleshooting Jam C Inside (paper jam inside the machine) If the LCD shows Jam C Inside, follow these steps: Remove any printed pages from the output paper tray. Pull the top cover release lever (1) as shown and open the top cover. Slowly pull the paper tray out until it stops.
  • Page 133 Troubleshooting Open the MP tray and lower it gently. Pull both green paper roller tabs toward you to release the paper.
  • Page 134 Troubleshooting Hold the left and right edges of the jammed paper near the inside of the machine and pull it out. Remove the jammed paper from the machine. Note DO NOT touch the shaded parts shown in the illustrations. If you do so, the ink may stain your skin.
  • Page 135 Troubleshooting Push both the green paper roller tabs toward the back. Close the MP tray. Put the paper tray firmly back in the machine. Close the top cover.
  • Page 136 Troubleshooting Jam D Duplex (paper jam in the Duplex tray) If the LCD shows Jam D Duplex, follow these steps: Pull the duplex tray completely out of the machine. Pull the jammed paper out of the duplex tray.
  • Page 137 Troubleshooting Open the back cover. Open the inner back cover.
  • Page 138 Troubleshooting If the jammed paper remains in the machine, using both hands, gently pull the jammed paper out of the back of the machine. Close the inner back cover. Close the back cover. Slowly pull the paper tray out until it stops. Then slightly lift the front of the tray and pull the tray out of the machine.
  • Page 139 Troubleshooting Make sure that the jammed paper does not remain under the machine from static electricity. Put the paper tray firmly back in the machine. Put the duplex tray back into the machine.
  • Page 140 Troubleshooting Jam E Rear (paper jam at the back of the machine) If the LCD shows Jam E Rear, a paper jam occurred behind the back cover. Follow these steps: Open the back cover. Open the inner back cover.
  • Page 141 Troubleshooting Using both hands, gently pull the jammed paper out of the back of the machine. Close the inner back cover. Close the back cover.
  • Page 142 Troubleshooting Jam F OP Tray (paper jam in the optional output tray) If the LCD shows Jam F OP Tray, a paper jam occurred in the optional output tray. Follow these steps: Open the back cover of the optional output tray. Using both hands, gently pull the jammed paper out.
  • Page 143: If You Are Having Difficulty With Your Machine

    • If you think there is a problem with your machine, check the chart below and follow the troubleshooting tips. Most problems can be easily resolved by yourself. • If you need additional help, the Brother Solutions Center offers the latest FAQs and troubleshooting tips. Visit us at http://solutions.brother.com/.
  • Page 144  The ink cartridge may not have been stored correctly before use. Make sure you are using Brother Original ink. Brother does not recommend the use of cartridges other than Brother Original cartridges or the refilling of used cartridges with ink from other sources.
  • Page 145 Clean the print head. (See Cleaning the print head uu page 108.) text or graphics. Make sure you are using Brother Original Ink. Try using the recommended types of paper. (See Acceptable paper and other print media uu page 2.) The machine prints blank Clean the print head.
  • Page 146 2.) Don’t handle the paper until the ink is dry. Make sure you are using Brother Original Ink. Stains appear on the reverse Make sure you are using Brother Original Ink.
  • Page 147 (Windows be installed. If the Security Software warning appears on the PC screen during the installation, change the Security Software settings to permit the Brother product setup program or other program to run. (Macintosh) If you are using a firewall function of anti-spyware or antivirus security software, temporarily disable it and then install the Brother software.
  • Page 148 XP and Windows Server 2003: Click the Start button, and select Printers and Faxes. Right-click the Brother HL-S7000DN BR-Script3 icon and select Properties Click Brother HL-S7000DN BR-Script3 if necessary. From the Device Settings tab, choose TBCP (Tagged binary communication protocol) in Output Protocol.
  • Page 149: Machine Information

    Troubleshooting Machine Information Checking the Serial Number You can see the machine’s Serial Number on the LCD. Press Menu. Press a or b to choose Machine Info. Press OK. Press a or b to choose Serial No. Press OK. The machine’s Serial Number will be displayed. Press Cancel to return to Ready mode.
  • Page 150 Troubleshooting Factory Reset You can partially reset the machine back to its default printer settings. The settings that will not be reset are the Interface, Local Language, Setting Lock, Secure Function Lock 2.0 and the Network settings. This operation will not delete the print data in the memory: Press Menu.
  • Page 151: A Appendix

    Appendix Machine specifications General Printer Type Inkjet Memory Capacity 512 MB 16 characters  5 line LCD (liquid crystal display) Power Source 220 - 240 V AC 50/60 Hz 1.0 A Printing Approx. 130 W Power Consumption Ready Approx. 30 W Sleep Approx.
  • Page 152: Print Media

    Appendix Print media Paper Input Paper Paper Type Plain paper, Thin paper, Recycled paper Tray Paper Size A4, Letter, B5 (JIS), A5, A5 (Long Edge), Executive, Legal, Folio (Standard) Paper Weight 60 to 105 g/m Maximum Up to 500 sheets of 80 g/m Plain paper Paper Capacity Multi-...
  • Page 153: Interface

    Appendix Interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Use a USB 2.0 cable (Type A/B) that is no more than 2.0 metres long. 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX / 1000BASE-T Ethernet Use a straight-through Category 5e (or greater) Shielded Twisted-Pair (STP) cable. IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (Infrastructure Mode) Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11 b (Ad-hoc Mode) Your machine has a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface.
  • Page 154: Computer Requirements

    Processor System Mac OS X v10.6.x Intel 1 GB 2 GB ® Processor Mac OS X v10.7.x Intel ® 2 GB 2 GB Processor Third party USB ports are not supported. For the latest driver updates, visit us at http://solutions.brother.com/.
  • Page 155: Important Information For Choosing Your Paper

    Appendix Important information for choosing your paper The information in this section will help you choose paper to use with this machine. Note If you use paper that is not recommended, a paper jam or misfeed may occur in the machine. Before you buy a large quantity of paper Make sure that the paper is suitable for the machine.
  • Page 156: Network (lan)

    (For Macintosh users) Brother BRAdmin Light is available as a download from http://solutions.brother.com/. ® (For Windows users) If you require more advanced printer management, use the latest Brother BRAdmin Professional utility version that is available as a download from http://solutions.brother.com/.
  • Page 157: Brother Numbers

    Frequently asked questions (FAQs) The Brother Solutions Center is our one-stop resource for all your machine needs. You can download the latest drivers, software and utilities, read FAQs and troubleshooting tips to learn how to get the most from your Brother product.
  • Page 158: Index

    Index Accessories tab ............44 Jam duplex .............. 130 Jam in MP tray ............117 Jam in optional output tray ........136 Jam in paper tray ..........117 BR-Script3 ............46 Jam Inside ............122 Jam Rear ..............134 Cancel key ..............74 Cleaning ..............
  • Page 159 Index Paper ..............2 Unprintable area ............6 loading ...............7 Utilities ..............151 recommended ............2 size ................3 tray capacity ............. 3 Watermark ............33 type ................3 Paper jams .............. 116 Weights ..............145 WLAN ..............85 Paper Tray ..............79 Plain paper ..............2 Print difficulties .............
  • Page 160 Visit us on the World Wide Web http://www.brother.com/ This product is approved for use in the country of purchase only. Local Brother companies or their dealers will only support machines purchased in their own countries. www.brotherearth.com...

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