Brother HL-1240 Quick Setup Manual
Brother HL-1240 Quick Setup Manual

Brother HL-1240 Quick Setup Manual

Brother hl-1240: quick setup
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Laser Printer HL-1240/1250/1270N
Quick Setup Guide
Read this Setup Guide before you set up the printer.
Before you can use the printer, you must set up the hardware and install
the driver.
Identify the Operating System on your computer (Window
95/98, NT
Purchase the appropriate interface cable for your computer
(Parallel, USB or Network)
Follow the instructions in this guide for your operating system
and cable interface.
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  • Page 1 Laser Printer HL-1240/1250/1270N Quick Setup Guide Read this Setup Guide before you set up the printer. Before you can use the printer, you must set up the hardware and install the driver. Identify the Operating System on your computer (Window ®...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Carton Components ® For Windows users only ® (Windows 3.1x, 95/98 or NT 4.0) You can set up the printer easily by following the Initial Setup instructions on the CD-ROM. ® For Windows users without CD-ROM drive only ® (Windows 3.1x, 95/98)
  • Page 3: Carton Components

    They should be used when shipping the printer. Note Some illustrations are based on the HL-1240/1250 printers. The HL-1270N printer has a Network interface fitted in the back panel of the printer. AC power cord...
  • Page 4: For Windows Users Only

    For Windows ® or NT 4.0) You can set up the printer easily by following the Initial Setup instructions on the CD-ROM. Step 1 Insert the CD-ROM Turn on your PC power. Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. The opening screen will appear automatically in Windows If the screen does not appear, click Start and choose Run, enter the CD drive letter and type START.EXE.
  • Page 5 3. Select the language you want then follow the instructions on the screen. Step 2 Initial Setup 1. Click the Initial Setup button. 2. You can view the Initial Setup operations in the video movie. 3. Click the interface cable you are going to use Parallel, USB or Network.
  • Page 6 If you want to connect your printer using a USB interface cable, see ® For Windows users with USB only ‘ When you want to connect your printer to a network, refer to the “Quick Network Setup Guide”. ’ later in these instructions.
  • Page 7: X, 95/98)

    Unpack the drum unit assembly. Rock it from side to side 5 or 6 times to distribute the toner evenly inside the cartridge. Install the drum unit assembly into the printer. Push it fully into the printer until it snaps into place. Close the front cover. Step 2 Load paper into the paper cassette Pull the paper cassette completely out of the printer.
  • Page 8 Plug the AC power cord into an AC outlet. Turn on the power switch. After the printer has warmed up, the Ready LED stops blinking and stays lit. Press the control panel button. The printer will print a test page. Check that the test page has printed correctly.
  • Page 9 Step 5 Install the printer driver from floppy disk 1. Turn on your PC power. If the "Add New Hardware Wizard" window appears, click the Cancel button. Insert the floppy disk into the floppy disk drive. (For Windows follow the instructions on the disk label.) Click Start and select Run.
  • Page 10: For Windows Users With Usb Only

    Step 4 Install the USB driver Make sure the printer power switch is on. Connect the USB interface cable to your PC then connect it to the printer. 3. The "Add New Hardware Wizard" window will appear. Click the Next button.
  • Page 11 4. Check "Search for the best driver for your device" and click the Next button. 5. Check "CD-ROM drive" and click the Next button. 6. Click the Next button. The USB driver will be installed. 7. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  • Page 12 Steps 5 Setting your PC Printer port 1. After your PC has restarted, click Start and select Printers in Settings. 2. Select your printer model icon in Printers. 3. Select Properties from the File menu. 4. Click the Details tab. Select BRUSB:(USB Printer Port) in the "Print to the following port"...
  • Page 13 For Macintosh with USB users only (iMac and Power Macintosh G3 with USB) You can setup the printer following the Initial Setup instructions on the supplied CD-ROM. Step 1 Insert the CD-ROM Turn on your Macintosh power. Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
  • Page 14: Control Panel

    ( every 5 seconds ): Toner low Toner empty Data Button Cancel If you press this button while printing, the printer immediately stops printing and ejects the paper. printing If the printer is in sleep mode, pressing this Wake-up button wakes up the printer to Ready mode.
  • Page 15: Troubleshooting

    Turn off printer status reporting in the device options tab in the printer driver. Add memory to the printer. It may still not be possible to reprint a large print job even after adding memory.
  • Page 16 The USB driver is installed, but it is unable to find the BRUSB:port For Macintosh users only Problem HL-1240 (or HL-1250 or HL-1270N) does not appear in Chooser. Recommendation Check that the printer is turned on. Check that the front cover is fully closed.

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