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  • Page 1 The Brother Solutions Center ( all your printer needs. Download the latest drivers and utilities for your printers, read the FAQs and troubleshooting tips or learn about special printing solutions in the 'Solutions' and 'Customer Education' sections.
  • Page 2 Dollard-des-Ormeaux, PQ, Canada H9B 3H6 BROTHER FAX-BACK SYSTEM Brother Customer Service has installed an easy to use fax-back system so you can get instant answers to common technical questions and product information for all Brother products. This is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can use the system to send the information to any fax machine, not just the one from which you are calling.
  • Page 3 Warning Indicates warnings that must be observed to prevent possible personal injury. Caution Indicates cautions that must be observed to use the printer properly or prevent damage to the printer. ✏ Note Indicates notes and useful tips to remember when using the printer.
  • Page 4 Warning • After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the printer are extremely HOT! When you open the front or back covers of the printer, never touch the shaded parts shown in the following illustrations. • There are high voltage electrodes inside the printer. Before cleaning the printer, make sure you have turned off the power switch and unplugged the power cord from the power outlet.
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  • Page 10 Components When you unpack the printer, check to see that you have all of the following parts: Components may differ from one country to another. ✏ Note The power cord may differ slightly from this figure depending on the country where you purchased the printer.
  • Page 11: Interface Cable

    When you use a USB cable, be sure to use a high-speed twisted cable (12 Mbps) and connect it to the USB connector of your PC. • Do not use the USB connector on the front of your PC or on the iMac keyboard. CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER...
  • Page 12: General View

    General View ♦ Front View ♦ Rear View (HL-1230) CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER 1. Tray extension flap 2. Face down output tray 3. Front cover 4. Paper cassette 5. Manual feed paper guides 6. Manual feed slot 7. Control panel 1.
  • Page 13 ♦ Rear View (HL-1440) ♦ Rear View (HL-1450) CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER 1. Rear cover 2. Power switch 3. AC power inlet 4. Parallel Interface connector 5. USB connector 1. Rear cover 2. Power switch 3. AC power inlet 4.
  • Page 14 1. Rear cover 2. Power switch 3. AC power inlet 4. Parallel Interface connector 5. USB Interface connector 6. Mini Din connector for lower tray unit 7. 10/100Base TX port 8. LED 9. Test button TEST CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER...
  • Page 15: P O S I T I O N I N G T H E P R I N T E R

    Do not share the same power circuit with other high-power appliances such as an air conditioner, copier, shredder and so on. If you cannot avoid using the printer with these appliances, we recommend that you use an isolation transformer or a high- frequency noise filter.
  • Page 16: E N V I R O N M E N T

    100 mm (4 inches) between the ventilation hole and the wall. • Do not place the printer where it is exposed to direct sunlight. Use a blind or a heavy curtain to protect the printer from direct sunlight when the printer is unavoidably placed near a window.
  • Page 17: P R I N T M E D I A A N D S I Z E

    The printer loads paper from the installed paper cassette, manual feed slot or optional lower tray unit. Their descriptions used in the printer driver and this manual are as shown below. Upper paper tray Manual feed slot Optional lower tray Click the check mark in the following table to see the detailed information for each selection.
  • Page 18: R E C O M M E N D E D P A P E R

    Length: 116 to 356 mm (4.57 to 14.0 in.) Single sheet or 21 lbs.) “Important Information for Choosing Your Paper” CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER Optional lower tray A4, Letter, Legal (US and Canada only), B5 (ISO), Executive, A5 250 sheets (80 g/m or 21 lbs.)
  • Page 19: P R I N T A B L E A R E A

    0.25 inch (6.35 mm) USA/Canada 0.17 inch (4.2 mm) 0.2 inch (5.08 mm) 0.17 inch (4.2 mm) 0.2 inch (5.08 mm) 1-10 CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER Europe/other countries 4.2 mm 6.01 mm 4.2 mm 6.01 mm Europe/other countries 4.2 mm 5.0 mm...
  • Page 20: P R I N T I N G O N P L A I N P A P E R

    You can print on plain paper from the paper cassette or manual feed slot. Select the paper you use referring to Select the Paper Size, Media Type and paper Source etc. in the printer driver. Media Type: Plain Paper Paper Source: Tray1 PCL driver “What Kind of Paper can I Use?”...
  • Page 21 Make sure that the tips of the paper guides fit into the slots correctly. Load paper into the paper cassette. Make sure the paper is flat in the cassette at all four corners. CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER 1-12...
  • Page 22 When you print on the back of paper already printed on one side, load the side to be printed (blank side) face down in the cassette. Install the paper cassette in the printer. Make sure it is inserted fully into the printer. ✏ Note Extend the output tray extension flap to prevent printouts from sliding off the face down output tray.
  • Page 23: P R I N T I N G O N P L A I N P A P E R F R O M T H E M A N U A L F E E D S L O T

    ✏ Note The printer turns the Manual Feed mode on automatically when you insert paper into the manual feed slot. Select the Paper Size, Media Type and paper Source etc. in the printer driver. Media Type: Plain Paper Paper Source: Manual...
  • Page 24 Insert the paper into the manual feed slot with the side to be printed (blank side) face up. After the printer ejects the printed page, insert the next sheet of paper as in Step 4 above. The printer will wait until you insert the next sheet of paper. Repeat this as necessary for the number of pages you need to print.
  • Page 25: S S T T O O C C K K

    When the rear cover is lifted up, the printer has a straight paper path from the manual feed slot to the rear of the printer. Use this paper feed and output method when you want to print on thicker paper or card stock.
  • Page 26 Open the rear cover. Send the print data to the printer. ✏ Note A “NO PAPER” message is shown in the Status Monitor and control panel LEDs until you insert a sheet of paper into the manual feed slot. Using both hands, set the width of the manual feed paper guides to the paper width you want to use.
  • Page 27 After the printer ejects the printed page, the printer will wait for you to insert the next sheet of paper. Repeat Step 5 for each page you want to print.
  • Page 28: P R I N T I N G E N V E L O P E S

    The printer has a straight paper path from the manual feed slot to the rear of the printer. Use this paper feed and output method when you want to print envelopes. ✏ Note The printer turns the Manual Feed mode on automatically when you insert paper into the manual feed slot.
  • Page 29 Insert the envelope into the manual feed slot with the side to be printed face up. After the printer ejects the printed envelope, the printer will wait until you insert the next envelope. Repeat Step 5 for each envelope you want to print.
  • Page 30: E N V E L O P E T Y P E S T O A V O I D

    • Envelopes with transparent windows, holes, cutouts or perforations. USE OF THE ENVELOPE TYPES LISTED ABOVE MAY CAUSE DAMAGE TO YOUR PRINTER. SUCH DAMAGE IS NOT COVERED UNDER ANY WARRANTY OR SERVICE AGREEMENT. ✏ Note Before printing envelopes, you must fan the stack of envelopes well to avoid paper jams and misfeeds.
  • Page 31: P R I N T I N G O N T R A N S P A R E N C I E S

    You can print on transparencies from the paper cassette or manual feed slot. ✏ Note Do not load more than 10 sheets of transparencies in the paper cassette. Select the Paper Size, Media Type and paper Source etc. in the printer driver. Media Type: Transparency Paper Source: Tray1...
  • Page 32 Adjust the paper guides at the right and rear of the paper cassette to match the transparency size you want to load. Make sure that the tips of the paper guides fit into the slots correctly. CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER 1-23...
  • Page 33 Load transparencies in the paper cassette. Make sure they are flat in the cassette at all four corners. Install the paper cassette in the printer. Make sure it is inserted fully into the printer. ✏ Note Extend the output tray extension flap to prevent printouts from sliding off the face down output tray.
  • Page 34: P R I N T I N G O N T R A N S P A R E N C I E S F R O M T H E M A N U A L F E E D S L O T

    When the rear cover is lifted up, the printer has a straight paper path from the manual feed slot to the rear of the printer. Select the Paper Size, Media Type and paper Source etc. in the printer driver. Media Type: Transparency...
  • Page 35 After the printer ejects the printed transparency, the printer will wait until you insert the next transparency. Repeat Step 5 for each transparency you want to print.
  • Page 36: P R I N T I N G O N B O T H S I D E S O F T H E P A P E R ( M A N U A L D U P L E X P R I N T I N G )

    The supplied printer drivers for Windows 95/98,Me, and Windows NT 4.0 / 2000 all enable manual duplex printing. For more information about how to make the settings, see the Help text in the printer driver. 1-27 CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER...
  • Page 37: Manual Duplex Printing From The Paper Cassette

    (blank side) face down. Follow the instructions on the computer screen. The printer will now automatically print all the odd pages on the reverse side of the paper. CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER...
  • Page 38: Manual Duplex Printing From The Manual Feed Slot

    (blank side) face up. Follow the instructions on the computer screen. Repeat Step 3 until you have printed all the odd numbered pages on the reverse side of the paper. CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER in Chapter 6. 1-29...
  • Page 39: Guidelines For Printing On Both Sides Of The Paper

    (Do not add the printed pages to the top of the unprinted paper stack.) • If the paper is not feeding correctly, it is possible that the paper is curled. Remove the paper and straighten it. CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER 1-30...
  • Page 40: P P R R I I N N T T E E R R D D R R I Iv

    The printer drivers for the following operating systems are on the supplied CD- ROM. The latest printer driver can also be downloaded from the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com. You can see the operations and detailed information in the Install Software section of the supplied CD-ROM.
  • Page 41: F O R W I N D O W S U S E R S

    Features in the PCL Printer Driver For more detailed information, please see the on-line Help in the printer driver or visit the Brother Solutions Center at You can also change settings by clicking the illustration on the left side of the Basic tab in the Properties dialog box.
  • Page 42 CHAPTER 2 PRINTER DRIVER AND SOFTWARE ♦ Advanced Tab You can change the following settings by clicking the icons. 1. Print Quality 2. Manual Duplex 3. Watermark 4. Page Setting 5. Device Options...
  • Page 43: Print Quality

    When you use text as a watermark, you can change the font, darkness and angle settings. Page Setting You can change the print image scaling and select Mirror / Reverse print options. CHAPTER 2 PRINTER DRIVER AND SOFTWARE...
  • Page 44: Device Options

    Page Protection Print Date & Time HRC (For Windows NT 4.0/2000 users only) True Type Mode (For Windows NT 4.0/2000 users only) ✏ Note The Printer Function list may differ depending on the model. CHAPTER 2 PRINTER DRIVER AND SOFTWARE...
  • Page 45: Accessories Tab

    CHAPTER 2 PRINTER DRIVER AND SOFTWARE ♦ Accessories Tab When you install options, add those options and set them in the Accessories tab as follows. Paper Source Setting This feature recognizes the paper size in each paper tray.
  • Page 46: Support Tab

    ♦ Support Tab • You can download the latest driver or get additional product information by accessing the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com. • You can see the printer driver version. • You can check the current driver settings. •...
  • Page 47: Features In The Ps Printer Driver

    For more detailed information, please see the on-line Help in the printer driver or visit the Brother Solutions Center at ♦ Details Tab Select the port where your printer is connected or the path to the network printer you are using. Select the printer driver that you installed.
  • Page 48: Paper Tab

    CHAPTER 2 PRINTER DRIVER AND SOFTWARE ♦ Paper Tab 1. Select the Paper size, Multi-page, Orientation, etc. 2. Select the Paper source.
  • Page 49: Graphics Tab

    CHAPTER 2 PRINTER DRIVER AND SOFTWARE ♦ Graphics Tab You can select the print quality settings. 2-10...
  • Page 50: Device Options Tab

    1. You can change settings by clicking the setting and then selecting a new value in the Change Settings box. Toner Save Mode Sleep Mode Media Type HRC setting 2. Select the installed options from the list. CHAPTER 2 PRINTER DRIVER AND SOFTWARE 2-11...
  • Page 51: F O R M A C I N T O S H U S E R S

    This printer supports Macintosh For more detailed information visit the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com For USB Users (HL-1440/1450/1470N Users Only) Computer Requirements: Power Macintosh having a pre-installed USB port 32MB RAM (64MB recommended) Mac OS 8.51, 8.6, 9.0 and 9.1 is required.
  • Page 52: S O F T W A R E

    E-mail. Search E-mail by sender and subject and then auto print As soon as E-mail is received, the printer prints it automatically without your having to start the print operation. You can also choose the mail you want to print by having the printer search by sender and subject.
  • Page 53: S O F T W A R E F O R N E T W O R K S

    ✏ Note This section is for HL-1470N only. BRAdmin Professional The BRAdmin Professional software is a utility for managing your Brother network enabled printers that are running under Windows 95/98/Me, Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0. It allows you to easily configure and check the status of your printer on the network.
  • Page 54: Network Printer Driver Wizard

    The Network Printer Driver Wizard software can be used to ease the installation of a printer in a network environment. It can also be used to create automatically running .exe files, which once run, automate the installation of a printer into a peer- to-peer environment.
  • Page 55: C O O N N T T R R O O L L P P A A N N E E Ll

    ❍ ❍ ❍ ❍ LED is blinking G G G G LED is on ✏ Note When the power switch is off or the printer is in Sleep mode, all LEDs including the Ready LED are off. CHAPTER 3 CONTROL PANEL...
  • Page 56 Printer status Sleep mode The power switch is off or the printer is in Sleep mode. Drum Ready Paper Alarm Toner Data Ready to print The printer is ready to print. Pressing control panel button Drum wakes up the printer to Ready mode.
  • Page 57 Data Remaining in Memory Print data remains in the printer memory. If the Data LED is on for a long period of time and nothing has printed, you will need to press the control panel button to print the remaining data.
  • Page 58 If an unrecoverable error occurs, the printer will indicate the need for a service call by illuminating all the LEDs and then alternating the following combination of LEDs. For example, the following two indications alternate when a fuser malfunction error occurs.
  • Page 59 If you cannot clear the error and see the same service call indication after turning on the printer, consult your dealer or a Brother authorized service representative. Please note the indication and report the error status and problem by referring to the above table.
  • Page 60: C C O O N N T T R R O O L L P P A A N N E E L L B B U U T T T T O O N N

    Wake-up If the printer is in Sleep mode, pressing the control panel button wakes it up and goes to the Ready state. It will take up to 25 seconds for the printer to reach the Ready state. Form feed If the Data LED is on, press the control panel button.
  • Page 61: P R I N T T E S T S A M P L E P A G E

    The printer prints a test sample page using the control panel button or printer driver. Using Control Panel Button Turn off the printer. Make sure that the front cover is closed and the power cord is plugged in. Hold down the control panel button as you turn on the power switch. All the LEDs will illuminate.
  • Page 62: Using The Printer Driver

    Using the Printer Driver If you are using Brother’s Windows PCL printer driver, use the “Print Test Page” button usually located in the General tab of the Windows printer driver.
  • Page 63: P R I N T C O N F I G U R A T I O N A N D F O N T S

    Press the control panel button again and hold it down until the Ready LED comes When the Ready LED comes on, release the button. The printer prints the current configuration of the printer and a list of the internal fonts.
  • Page 64: Using The Printer Driver

    ✏ Note This section is for HL-1440, HL-1450, HL-1470N users only. If you are using Brother’s Windows PCL printer driver, you can print the current configuration and a list of the internal fonts by clicking the Print Config and Print Font buttons in the Support tab.
  • Page 65: O O P P T T I I O O N N Ss

    This printer has the following optional accessories. You can increase the capabilities of the printer with these items. Click the check mark in the following table to see the detailed information for each item. Model HL-1230 HL-1440 HL-1450 HL-1470N ✏ Note This section is for HL-1440, HL-1450, HL-1470N users only.
  • Page 66 ♦ Minimum Memory Recommendation (Including Resident Memory) HL-1440 (Including 2 MB of internal memory) Letter/A4 Legal HL-1450 (Including 8 MB of internal memory) HP LaserJet, EPSON FX-850 and IBM Proprinter XL emulation modes Letter/A4 Legal PostScript Level II language emulation mode Letter/A4 Legal HL-1470N (Including 8 MB of internal memory)
  • Page 67: Specifications

    ✏ Note The printer has only one slot for a SIMM upgrade. If you want to increase your printer memory again after you have already installed a SIMM module in the slot, you will need to remove the previously installed SIMM.
  • Page 68 AC outlet. Disconnect the interface cable from the printer. Caution Be sure to turn off the printer before you install or remove SIMM. Open the rear cover. Unscrew the two screws that secure the access cover and remove it.
  • Page 69 Re-install the access cover and secure the access cover with the two screws. Close the rear cover. Reconnect the interface cable (printer cable) to your computer. Plug the power cord into the AC outlet, and then turn on the power switch.
  • Page 70: L L O O W W E E R R T T R R A A Y Y U U N N I I T T

    250 sheets of paper (80 g/m or 21 lb.). To purchase the optional lower tray unit, please consult the dealer where you purchased the printer. For installation details, see the instructions supplied with the lower tray unit.
  • Page 71: P R I N T S E R V E R

    ✏ Note This section is for HL-1230, HL-1440 and HL-1450 users only. An optional network print server (NC-2010p) allows your printer to be connected to your network via the parallel interface. The NC-2010p print server offers the following protocol support when you use it on the HL-1230, HL-1440 or HL-1450 printers: •...
  • Page 72: I I R R D D A A I I N N T T E E R R F F A A C C E E

    4.0,Windows • Transmits and receives data up to 4 Mbits/s. • Connects to the PC parallel port and the printer port. • Allows a printer to communicate with an infrared-equipped portable computer. • Transmission range: 1 cm (0.39 inch) up to 100 cm (39 inch), meets the IrDA standard.
  • Page 73: R R O O U U T T I I N N E E M M A A I I N N T T E E N N A A N N C C Ee

    You need to replace the consumables and clean the printer periodically. You can see the maintenance movie in the supplied CD-ROM Maintenance Tutorial section. 1. You can see how to replace the toner cartridge. 2. You can see how to replace the drum unit.
  • Page 74: T O N E R C A R T R I D G E

    Wait to unpack the toner cartridge until immediately before you install it in the printer. If the LED shows this message, the toner will soon run out. Purchase a new toner cartridge and have it ready before you get a Toner Empty message.
  • Page 75 If the LED shows the following message, the printer has run out of toner or the toner is not evenly distributed inside the cartridge. ✏ Note To ensure optimum print quality, be sure to use quality toner cartridges. To purchase toner cartridges, consult the dealer where you purchased the printer.
  • Page 76 We recommend that you place the drum unit assembly on a piece of disposable paper or cloth in case you accidentally spill or scatter toner. To prevent damage to the printer from static electricity, do not touch the electrodes shown in the illustration.
  • Page 77 • If an unpacked drum unit is subjected to excessive direct sunlight or room light, the unit may be damaged. • Use a genuine Brother toner cartridge that is specially formulated to ensure optimum print quality. • Printing with a 3rd party toner or 3rd party toner cartridge may reduce not only the print quality but also the quality and life of the printer itself.
  • Page 78 Caution Install the toner cartridge immediately after you remove the protective cover. Do not touch the shaded parts in the illustration to prevent any degradation to the print quality. Install the new toner cartridge into the drum unit until you hear it lock into place. When the toner cartridge is installed correctly, the lock lever is lifted automatically.
  • Page 79 Re-install the drum unit assembly in the printer. Close the front cover. ✏ Note We recommend that you clean the printer when you replace the toner cartridge. “Cleaning” in this chapter. CHAPTER 5 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE Home position 5–7...
  • Page 80: D R U M U N I T

    For best performance, use only genuine Brother toner. The printer should be used only in a clean, dust-free environment with adequate ventilation.
  • Page 81: Change Drum Message

    Caution • While removing the drum unit, handle it carefully because it may contain toner. • You should clean the printer when you replace the drum unit. See “Cleaning” in this chapter. CHAPTER 5 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE...
  • Page 82: R E P L A C I N G T H E D R U M U N I T

    We recommend that you place the Drum unit assembly on a piece of disposable paper or cloth in case you accidentally spill or scatter toner. To prevent damage to the printer from static electricity, do not touch the electrodes shown below.
  • Page 83 Unpack the new drum unit. Caution Wait to unpack a drum unit until immediately before you install it in the printer. If an unpacked drum unit is subjected to excessive direct sunlight or room light, the unit may be damaged.
  • Page 84 • Do not reset the drum counter when you replace only the toner cartridge. Close the front cover. Make sure that the Drum LED is now off. Caution We recommend that you clean the printer when you replace the toner cartridge. “Cleaning” in this chapter. CHAPTER 5 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE...
  • Page 85: C L E A N I N G

    Clean the printer exterior and interior routinely. If printouts are stained with toner, clean the printer interior and drum unit. See the Maintenance Tutorial section in the supplied CD-ROM. You can see the instructional movie. 1. You can see how to clean the scanner window.
  • Page 86: P E R I O D I C M A I N T E N A N C E P A R T S

    You need to replace the maintenance parts periodically to maintain print quality. The units listed below should be replaced after printing the following number of pages. Item Fixing unit Separator pad holder assy Pick up roller assy * The actual number of printed pages may vary depending on your average type of print job and paper.
  • Page 87: T R O U B L E S H O O T I Ng

    First, check the following: • The power plug is connected correctly and the printer is turned on. • All of the protective parts have been removed. • The toner cartridge and drum unit are installed correctly. • The front cover is fully closed.
  • Page 88 • Reduce the amount of paper in the paper cassette, and then try again. • Make sure you use paper that meets Brother’s recommended paper specifications. See Chapter 1. • See “Paper Jams and How to Clear Them“ in this chapter.
  • Page 89 Turn the power switch off, wait a few seconds and then turn it on again. • Leave the printer for 10 minutes with the power on. If the error occurs again, consult your dealer. • Turn the power switch off, wait a few seconds and then turn it on again.
  • Page 90 The printer will report problems by printing an error message as defined in the following table. Take the corrective actions for the error message. Error message MEMORY FULL PRINT OVERRUN RESOLUTION ADAPTED (The printer has printed the document at a reduced...
  • Page 91 First, ensure that you are using paper that meets Brother recommended paper specifications. See Problem The printer does not load paper. The printer does not load paper from the manual feed slot. The printer will not load envelopes. A paper jam has occurred.
  • Page 92: P A P E R J A M S A N D H O W T O C L E A R T H E M

    Warning After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the printer are extremely HOT! When you open the front or rear cover of the printer, never touch the shaded parts shown in the following diagram. Clear the jammed paper referring to the following description.
  • Page 93 Always remove all paper from the paper cassette and straighten the stack when new paper is added. This helps prevent multiple sheets of paper from feeding through the printer at one time and reduces paper jams. Pull the paper cassette completely out of the printer.
  • Page 94 CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING Pull out the drum unit assembly. Pull the jammed paper up and out of the printer. If you cannot remove the drum unit assembly easily at this time, do not use additional force. Instead, pull the edge of the jammed paper from the paper cassette.
  • Page 95 ✏ Note If you have to pull the paper toward the back of the printer, the fuser may get dirty with toner powder and it may scatter on the next printouts. Print a few copies of the test page until the scattering of toner stops.
  • Page 96: O T H E R P R O B L E M S

    BRUSB) for the printer.” error message occurs on your PC. Recommendation • Check that the printer cable is not damaged or broken. • If you have an interface-switching device, make sure the correct printer is selected. 6-10 CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING...
  • Page 97 Check that the USB interface cable is connected correctly. • Check the printer driver is installed correctly. Make sure that the supplied Macintosh printer driver is installed in the System Folder and that it is selected with Chooser. 6-11 CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING...
  • Page 98 Chapter 5. • Try installing a new drum unit. See Chapter 5. • Make sure that you use paper that meets the Brother’s recommended specifications. See Use?” in Chapter 1. • Check the printer's environment; high temperature and high humidity conditions can increase the amount of background shading.
  • Page 99 Make sure that you use paper that meets the specifications. See “What Kind of Paper can I Use?” Select the ‘Thick paper mode’ in the printer driver, or use thinner paper than you are currently using. Check the printer’s environment because conditions such as high humidity may cause this situation to occur.
  • Page 100 Image Defect Samples Recommendation If the problem is not solved after printing a few pages, the drum unit may have glue from label stock on the OPC drum surface. Clean the drum unit as follows: 94 mm 3.7 in. 94 mm 1.
  • Page 101 Image Defect Samples Recommendation Do not try to clean the surface of the photosensitive drum with a sharp object, such as a ball-point pen, etc. 94 mm 3.7 in. 94 mm • 3.7 in. White Spots Printed pages have white spots in black text and graphics at intervals of 94 mm (3.7 in.).
  • Page 102: "Improving The Print Quality

    The toner cartridge may be damaged. Install a new toner cartridge. See "Replacing the Toner Cartridge" Make sure that a torn piece of paper is not inside the printer covering the scanner window. The fixing unit may be smudged. Call Customer Support.
  • Page 103 Use?” in Chapter 1. If you use the printer infrequently, the paper may have sat for too long in the paper cassette. Turn over the stack of paper in the paper cassette. Also, try rotating the paper 180° in the paper cassette.
  • Page 104 Check that the appropriate printer driver is selected as ‘Set as Default’. • Check that the printer is not connected to the same port that is also connected to a mass storage device or scanner. • Remove all other devices and connect the port to the printer only.
  • Page 105: A P P E N D Ix

    NT4.0/2000 Mac OS From standard paper cassette High Resolution Control HL-1230 HL-1440 Up to 15 ppm (When Letter size paper is loaded) 1200 x 600 dpi for graphics 600 dpi x 600 dpi 300 dpi x 300 dpi...
  • Page 106 Emulation 4 Mbytes of memory is fitted on the board, the other 4 Mbytes is on the installed SIMM. Brother original Windows management utility Use a standard web browser to manage the device Code39, Interleaved 2 of 5, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-128, Codabar, FIM(US-...
  • Page 107: Control Panel

    Utility software that automatically prints specified e-mail messages at a pres cheduled time. (For Windows 95 / 98 / Me) Instructional animations for problem solving *10 The Network Printer Driver Wizard automates the installation of a printer in a peer-to-peer network. HL-1230...
  • Page 108: Media Specifications

    Paper Cassette (Standard) Paper Cassette (Option) Calculated with 80g/m Up to 10 sheets HL-1230 HL-1440 250 Sheets 1 Sheet 1 Sheet HL-1230 HL-1440 Plain Paper, Bond Paper, Recycled Paper, Envelopes, Labels, and Transparencies Plain Paper, Bond Paper, Recycled Paper, Transparencies...
  • Page 109: Printer Driver Functions

    Ecology Power Save Yes Toner Save Yes *13 Some functions are not available on Postscript emulation and Macintosh Drivers. *14 A function that enables changing the printer driver setting without opening the Property dialog box. HL-1230 HL-1440 2, 4, 9, 16, 25 in 1 page...
  • Page 110 The basis weight of the paper in general use varies in different countries. We recommend that you use paper that weighs 75 g/m2 to 90 g/m2 (20 to 24 lb.), although this printer is able to cope with thinner or thicker paper than these weights.
  • Page 111 Short grain paper’s fiber direction is vertical to the carriage direction of the paper in the printer. Though most plain paper for copying is long grain, some is short grain. We recommend that you use long grain paper for this printer.
  • Page 112 Moisture content Moisture content is the amount of water left in the paper after manufacture. It is one of the important characteristics of the paper. This can change greatly depending on the storage environment, although usually paper contains around 5% water by weight. Because paper often absorbs water, the amount of water can sometimes be about 10% in a high humidity environment.
  • Page 113 Paper size Letter Legal Executive B5 (ISO) Envelope Monarch Envelope #9 Envelope #10 Envelope #11 Envelope DL Envelope C5 Envelope C6 Envelope B5 Envelope B6 8.5 x 11 in. 8.5 x 14 in. 7.25 x 10.5 in. 210 x 297 mm 148 x 210 mm 105 x 148 mm 201 x 276 mm...
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