You must set up the hardware and install the driver before you can use the printer. Please use the Quick Setup Guide to set up the printer. You can find a printed copy in the box or view it on the CD-ROM we have supplied.
We use the following terms throughout this User’s Guide: You must follow these warnings to prevent possible personal injury. You must follow these instructions to make sure you use the printer properly and do not damage it. Remember these useful tips when you use the printer.
To use the printer safely After you have just used the printer, some parts inside the printer will be extremely hot. When you open the front or rear cover of the printer, never touch the shaded parts shown in the illustrations below.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) The Brother Solutions Center is our one-stop resource for all your Printer needs. You can download the latest software and utilities, read FAQs and troubleshooting tips, and go to the ‘Solutions’ section to learn how to get the most from your Brother product.
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Internet addresses Brother Global Web Site: http://www.brother.com For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Product Support and Technical Questions, and Driver Updates and Utilities: http://solutions.brother.com (In USA Only) For Brother Accessories & Supplies: http://www.brothermall.com...
A shielded interface cable should be used in order to ensure compliance with the limits for a Class B digital device. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Laser Safety (100 to 120 volt model only) This printer is certified as a Class I laser product under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation Performance Standard according to the Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968.
Disconnect device You must install this printer near a power outlet that is easily accessible. In case of an emergency, you must disconnect the power cord from the power outlet to shut off the power completely.
Compilation and Publication Notice Under the supervision of Brother Industries Ltd., this manual has been compiled and published, covering the latest product’s descriptions and specifications. The contents of this manual and the specifications of this product are subject to change without notice.
Customer Service ...-iv Service center locator (USA only) ... -iv Service center locations (Canada only) ... -iv Brother fax back system (USA only) ... -iv Internet addresses ... -v Important information: Regulations ...-vi Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Declaration of Conformity (For USA) ...-vi Industry Canada Compliance Statement (For Canada) ...-vii...
® For Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2 and Mac ® ... 2-2 For Windows Features in the Brother printer driver ... 2-2 For Macintosh Control panel ... 3-1 Service call indications ... 3-5 Control panel buttons ... 3-7 Print a test page ... 3-8 Using Control panel button ...
About this printer What is in the box? When you unpack the printer, check to see that you have all of the following parts. Components may differ from one country to another. The power cord may be slightly different than the one in the figure above, depending on which country the printer was bought in.
Front view Front View Face-down Output Tray Support Flap (Support Flap) Face-down Output Tray (Top Output Tray) Front Cover Paper Tray Manual Feed Paper Guides Manual Feed Slot Control Panel 1 - 2 ABOUT THIS PRINTER Figure 1-1...
100 mm (4 in.) between the ventilation hole and the wall. Do not put the printer in direct sunlight. If you have to put it near a window, use a blind or a heavy curtain to protect the printer from direct sunlight.
What kind of paper can I use? Type and size of paper The printer loads paper from the installed paper tray or manual feed slot. The names for the paper trays in the printer driver and this Guide are as follows: Paper tray Manual feed slot While looking at this page on the PDF, you can jump to the page for each printing method by clicking in the table.
Use paper with a moisture content of approximately 5%. Caution Do not use ink jet paper, or it may cause a paper jam and damage your printer. To help you choose which paper to use with this printer, see Important information for choosing your paper on page A-3.
Printable area When using Brother GDI printer driver emulation, the edges of the paper that cannot be printed on are shown below. Portrait Letter 4.2 mm 4.2 mm (0.17 in.) (0.17 in.) 6.01 mm 6.35 mm (0.24 in.) (0.25 in.) 4.2 mm...
What kind of paper can I use? in this chapter. Printing on plain paper from the paper tray Select the Paper Size, Media Type, Paper Source, and other settings in the printer driver. Media Type: Plain Paper Paper Source: Tray1 Pull the paper tray completely out of the printer.
While pressing the blue paper-guide release lever, slide the paper guides to fit the paper size. Check that the guides are firmly in the slots. Put paper in the tray. Check that the paper is flat in the tray at all four corners. Figure 1-6 Figure 1-7 ABOUT THIS PRINTER 1 - 9...
Put the paper tray firmly back in the printer. Check that it is inserted fully into the printer. Pull up the support flap to prevent paper from sliding off the top output tray.
Printing on plain paper from the manual feed slot The printer automatically turns on the Manual Feed mode when you put paper into manual feed slot. Select the Paper Size, Media Type, Paper Source, and other settings in the printer driver.
Using both hands, insert into the paper into the manual feed slot until the front edge of the paper touches the paper feed roller. Hold the paper in this position until the printer automatically feeds the paper in for a short distance, and then let go of the paper.
Do not put more than one piece of paper in the manual feed slot at any one time, or it may cause a jam. After the printed page comes out of the printer, put in the next sheet of paper as in Step 4 above. Repeat for each page that you want to print.
Printing on thicker paper and card stock When the rear cover is lifted up, the printer has a straight paper path from the manual feed slot to the back of the printer. Use this paper feed and output method when you want to print on thicker paper or card stock.
Using both hands, insert the paper into the manual feed slot until the front edge of the paper touches the paper feed roller. Hold the paper in this position until the printer automatically feeds the paper in for a short distance, and then let go of the paper.
Do not put more than one piece of paper in the manual feed slot at any one time, or it may cause a jam. After the printed page comes out of the printer, put in the next sheet of paper as in Step 5 above. Repeat for each page that you want to print.
The envelope should lie flat and not be of baggy or flimsy construction. You should buy quality envelopes from a supplier who understands that you will be using the envelopes in a laser printer. Before you print a lot of envelopes, test one to make sure that the print results are what you want.
Printing on envelopes from the manual feed slot When the rear cover is lifted up, the printer has a straight paper path from the manual feed slot to the back of the printer. Use this paper feed and output method when you want to print envelopes.
Using both hands put the envelope in the manual feed slot until the front edge of the envelope touches the paper feed roller. Hold the envelope in this position until the printer automatically feeds it in for a short distance, and then let go of the envelope.
Put the envelope in the manual feed slot with the side to be printed face up. After the printed envelope comes out of the printer, the printer will wait until you put in the next envelope. Repeat Step 5 for each envelope you want to print.
You can print on transparencies from the paper tray, manual feed slot. Printing on transparencies from the paper tray Do not put more than 10 transparencies in the paper tray. Select the Paper Size, Media Type, Paper Source, and other settings in the printer driver. Media Type: Transparencies Paper Source: Tray1 Pull the paper tray completely out of the printer.
Put transparencies in the tray. Check that the transparencies are flat and below the maximum paper mark ( ). Do not put more than 10 transparencies in the tray at any one time, or it may cause a jam. 1 - 22 ABOUT THIS PRINTER Figure 1-25...
Put the paper tray firmly back in the printer. Pull out the support flap to prevent transparencies from sliding off the top output tray. Send the print data to the printer. Caution Remove each transparency immediately. Figure 1-27 ABOUT THIS PRINTER 1 - 23...
Printing on transparencies from the manual feed slot When the rear cover is lifted up, the printer has a straight paper path from the manual feed slot to the back of the printer. Select the Paper Size, Media Type, Paper Source, and other settings in the printer driver.
Using both hands put the transparency in the manual feed slot until its front edge touches the paper feed roller. Hold the transparency in this position until the printer automatically feeds it in for a short distance, and then let go of the transparency.
Do not put more than one transparency in the manual feed slot at any one time, or it may cause a jam. After the printed transparency comes out of the printer, put in the next transparency as described in Step 5 above. Repeat for each transparency that you want to print After you finish the print job, close the rear cover.
Choose the Duplex printing mode from the Advanced tab in the printer driver. Select the Paper Size, Media Type, Paper Source, and other settings in the printer driver. The printer will automatically print all the even-numbered pages on one side of the paper first. ®...
(blank side) face down. Follow the instructions on the computer screen. The printer will now automatically print all the odd-numbered pages on the other side of the paper. 1 - 28 ABOUT THIS PRINTER...
Choose the Duplex printing mode from the Advanced tab in the printer driver. Select the Paper Size, Media Type, Paper Source, and other settings in the printer driver. Using both hands put the paper in the manual feed slot with the side to be printed on first facing up.
Place the paper with the side that is going to be printed on (the 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 other side of the paper. 1 - 30 ABOUT THIS PRINTER Figure 1-38...
Paper orientation for printing on both sides of the paper The printer prints the second page first. If you print 10 pages on 5 sheets of paper, it will print page 2 then page 1 on the first sheet of paper.
Driver and software Printer driver A printer driver is software that translates data from the format used by a computer to the format that a particular printer needs. Typically, this format is a printer command language or page description language.
Operating System. Basic tab If you are using Windows NT Printing Preferences... in the General tab of the Brother HL-1435 series Properties screen. Select the Paper Size, Multiple Page, Orientation and so on. Select the Paper Source and so on.
Advanced tab If you are using Windows NT clicking Printing Preferences... in the General tab of the Brother HL-1435 series Properties screen. Change the tab settings by clicking the following icons: Print Quality Duplex Watermark Page Setting Device Options 2 - 3 DRIVER AND SOFTWARE ®...
Print Quality Select the resolution, toner save and print settings or gray printing setting. Resolution You can change the resolution as follows: 1200 dpi x 600 dpi 600 dpi 300 dpi Toner Save Mode You can save running costs by turning on the toner save mode, which reduces the print density. Print Setting (For Windows You can manually change the brightness, contrast and other settings.
Device Options You can set the following Printer Function modes in this tab: (You can jump to the page for each Printer Function by clicking the function name in the list below.) Job Spooling Quick Print Setup Sleep Time Status Monitor Page Protection Print Date &...
Mode is selected, it is automatically adjusted to the most suitable time-out setting depending on the frequency of your printer use. While the printer is in sleep mode, all the LEDs are off, but the printer can still receive data from the computer. Receiving a print file or document automatically wakes up the printer to start printing.
When you install some options, you can add it and select its settings in the Accessories tab as follows. You can manually add and remove the options for any optional unit device that is installed on the printer. Tray settings will match the installed options. Paper Source Setting This feature recognizes the paper size in each paper tray.
Support tab You can download the latest driver 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. DRIVER AND SOFTWARE 2 - 8...
For Macintosh ® This printer supports Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2 and Mac You can download the latest driver by accessing the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com The screens in this section are from Mac The screens on your Macintosh Page setup You can set the Paper size, Orientation and Scale.
Specific settings Set the Media Type, Resolution, Toner Save, and other settings. DRIVER AND SOFTWARE 2 - 10...
This section refers to the Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and Control panel button on the control panel. The LED indications shown in the table below are used in the illustrations in this chapter. When the power switch is off or the printer is in Sleep mode, all the LEDs are off. Drum...
3 - 2 CONTROL PANEL Printer status Sleep mode The power switch is off or the printer is in Sleep mode. Pressing the Control panel button wakes up the printer from Sleep mode to Ready mode. Ready to print The printer is ready to print. Pressing Control panel button wakes up the printer to Ready mode.
Printer status Data remaining in memory Print data remains in the printer memory. If the Data LED is on for a long time and nothing has printed, press the Control panel button to print the remaining Drum data. Ready Paper...
Clear the paper jam. See Paper jams and how to clear them on page 6-5. If the printer does not start printing, press the Control panel button. No paper Put paper in the printer. See Printing on plain paper on page 1-8. Then press the Control panel button. Misfeed Put the paper back in properly, and then press the Control panel button.
Service call indications If there is an error that cannot be corrected, the printer will show that a service call is needed by lighting up all the LEDs and then alternating the following combination as shown in Table 1: LED indications when the service error occurs on page 3-6.
Alarm Data Make a note of the indication and report the error status to your dealer or a Brother authorized service center by referring to the above table. Make sure that the front cover is fully closed before you report a service call.
Print a test page You can use the Control panel button or the printer driver to print a test page. Using Control panel button Turn off the printer. Make sure that the front cover is closed and the power cord is plugged in.
To install the print server, please see the instructions supplied with the NC-2100p. For more information, see Network User’s Guide on the supplied CD-ROM with the NC-2100p. TCP/IP, NetBIOS and AppleTalk protocols Superior network and printer management: BRAdmin Professional Windows SNMP MIB I and MIB II over IP or IPX Remote console management via DEC NCP, TELNET or NetWare.
Transmits and receives data at up to 4 Mbits/sec. Connects to the PC parallel port and connects to the Centronics parallel port on the printer. Allows a printer to communicate with an infrared-equipped portable computer. Transmission range: 1 cm (3.9 inch) up to 100 cm (39 inch), meets the IrDA standard.
Routine maintenance You will need to replace certain parts and clean the printer on a regular basis. You can see the maintenance video in the Maintenance Tutorial section of the CD-ROM we have provided with the printer. You can see how to replace the toner cartridge.
If you change the print density setting for lighter or darker printing, the amount of toner that is used will change. Wait to unpack the toner cartridge until immediately before you install it in the printer. Toner Low message If the LED shows this message, the toner cartridge has nearly run out of toner. Buy a new toner cartridge and have it ready before you get a Toner Empty message.
Toner Empty message If the LED shows the message below, the printer has run out of toner or the toner is not evenly distributed inside the cartridge. Replacing the toner cartridge To make sure you get high quality print, use quality toner cartridges. When you want to buy toner cartridges, call the dealer you bought the printer from.
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 Figure 5-4.
If an unpacked drum unit is put in direct sunlight or room light, the unit may be damaged. Brother strongly recommends that you don not refill the toner cartridge provided with your printer. We also strongly recommend that you continue to use only Genuine Brother Brand replacement toner cartridges.Using or attempting to use potentially incompatible toner and /or...
Caution Put the toner cartridge in the drum unit immediately after you have removed the protective cover. Do not touch the shaded parts shown in Figure 5-8 and Figure 5-9 to prevent any degradation to the print quality. Figure 5-8 Put the new toner cartridge firmly into the drum unit until you hear it lock into place.
Return the tab to the home position ( ) before you put the drum unit assembly back in the printer. If you do not, printed pages may have a vertical stripe. Put the drum unit assembly back in the printer. Close the front cover of the printer.
Warranty coverage does not apply to problems caused by the use of third-party drum unit. For best performance, use only genuine Brother drum and toner. The printer should be used only in a clean, dust-free environment with adequate ventilation.
Replacing the drum unit We recommend that you clean the printer when you replace the drum unit. See Cleaning in this chapter. Follow these steps to replace the drum unit. You can also view the drum unit replacement method in the instructional video on the supplied CD-ROM: Open the front cover of the printer.
Unpack the new drum unit. Caution Wait to unpack a drum unit until immediately before you put it in the printer. Exposure to direct sunlight or room light may damage the drum unit. Put the toner cartridge in the new drum unit until you hear it lock into place with a click. If you put the cartridge in properly, the blue lock lever is lifted automatically.
Put the drum unit assembly in the printer. Make sure that the printer is turned on, the front cover is open and the Drum and Alarm LED are lit. Reset the drum counter. See the instructions supplied with the new drum unit.
Clean the outside and inside of the printer regularly with a dry soft cloth. When you replace the toner cartridge or the drum unit, make sure you clean the inside of the printer. If printed pages are stained with toner, clean the inside of the printer with a dry soft cloth.
Replacing maintenance parts You need to replace the maintenance parts regularly to maintain print quality. You should replace the units listed below after printing the following number of pages. Item Fixing unit Separator pad holder assembly Pick up roller assembly * The actual number of printed pages may vary depending on your average type of print job and paper.
Troubleshooting Identifying your problem First, check the following: The power plug is connected properly and the printer is turned on. All of the protective parts have been removed. The toner cartridge and drum unit are installed properly. The front cover is fully closed.
Status Monitor reports. The default setting for the Status Monitor is off. If you would like to turn the Printer Status on, you can change the setting of the Status Monitor in the Device Options of the Advanced tab. See Device Options on page 2-5.
Error message printouts 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...
Paper handling First, make sure that you are using paper that meets Brother recommended paper specifications. See What kind of paper can I use? on page 1-5. Problem The printer does not feed paper from the tray1. The printer does not feed paper from the manual feed slot.
After you have just used the printer, some parts inside the printer are extremely hot. When you open the front cover or rear cover of the printer, never touch the shaded parts shown in Figure 6-2. Clear the jammed paper as follows.
Pull the paper tray completely out of the printer. Pull the jammed paper up and out of the printer. Open the front cover. 6 - 6 TROUBLESHOOTING Figure 6-3 Figure 6-4...
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 extra force. Instead, pull the edge of the jammed paper from the paper tray.
Open the rear cover. Pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit. 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.
Push the lock lever down and take the toner cartridge out of the drum unit assembly. Take out the jammed paper if there is any inside the drum unit. Put the drum unit assembly back in the printer. Put the paper tray in the printer.
Recommendation Check the printer’s environment. Conditions such as humidity, high temperatures, and so on may cause this print fault. See Positioning the printer in Chapter 1. If the whole page is too light, Toner Save mode may be on. Turn off Toner Save mode in the printer Properties tab of the driver.
Make sure that you use paper that meets our specifications. See What kind of paper can I use? on page 1-5. Choose 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 can cause hollow print.
Examples of poor print quality 94 mm (3.7 in.) 94 mm (3.7 in.) White Spots on black text and graphics at 94 mm (3.7 in.) intervals 94 mm (3.7 in.) 94 mm (3.7 in.) Black Spots at 94 mm (3.7 in.) intervals 6 - 12 TROUBLESHOOTING Recommendation If the problem is not solved after printing a few pages, the drum unit may have...
The drum unit may be damaged. Put in a new drum unit. See Replacing the drum unit on page 5-9. Clean the inside of the printer and the primary corona wire in the drum unit. See Cleaning on page 5-12.
See What kind of paper can I use? on page 1-5. If you don’t use the printer very often, the paper may have been in the paper tray too long. Turn over the stack of paper in the paper tray. Also, try fanning the paper stack and then rotating the paper 180°...
I print it. Recommendation Make sure the printer cable is not too long. We recommend that you use a parallel cable of less than 2 metres (6 feet) in length. Make sure that the printer cable is not damaged or broken.
USB, Parallel Optional Ir-DA (IR-1000) Optional 10/100Base TX (NC-2100p) TCP/IP, NetBEUI ® ® XP and Mac ® Brother GDI Printer Driver for Windows Windows NT ® Brother Laser Driver for Mac Interactive Help ® ® 4.0, Windows 2000 and Windows ®...
Paper handling Paper Input Manual feed slot Paper tray Paper Output Face-down Face-up Duplex *5) Calculated with 80 g/m paper ® *6) Not available on Mac OS X 10.2 Media specifications Media types Manual feed slot Paper tray (Standard) Media weights Manual feed slot Paper tray (Standard) Media sizes...
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. Short grain paper is too weak for the paper carriage of the printer.
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 about 5% water by weight. Because paper often absorbs water, the amount of water can sometimes be about 10% in a high humidity environment.