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Brother MFC-J280W Quick Setup Manual

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Quick Setup Guide
Start Here
Thank you for choosing Brother, your support is important to us and we value your business. Your Brother product
is engineered and manufactured to the highest standards to deliver reliable performance, day-in and day-out.
Please read the Product Safety Guide first before you set up your machine. Then, please read this Quick Setup
Guide for the correct setup and installation.
Unpack the machine and check the components
Most of the illustrations in this Quick Setup Guide show the MFC-J625DW.
The components included in the box may differ depending on your country.
Basic User's Guide
Product Safety
Plastic bags are used in the packing of your machine. Plastic bags are not toys. To avoid the danger
of suffocation, keep these bags away from babies and children and dispose of them correctly.
• Save all packing materials and the box in case for any reason you must ship your machine.
• You need to purchase the correct USB cable.
USB cable
It is recommended to use a USB 2.0 cable (Type A/B) that is no more than 6 feet (2 meters) long (cable not
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death
or serious injuries.
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor
or moderate injuries.
Starter Ink
Product Registration Sheet (USA only)
Quick Setup Guide
Telephone Line Cord
USA/CAN Version 0


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  • Page 1 Quick Setup Guide Start Here MFC-J280W MFC-J625DW Thank you for choosing Brother, your support is important to us and we value your business. Your Brother product is engineered and manufactured to the highest standards to deliver reliable performance, day-in and day-out.
  • Page 2 Remove the protective tape and film covering Open the output paper tray cover a. the machine, and also from the LCD. (For MFC-J625DW only) Remove the orange protective part a by lifting the front of the machine and then pulling down on the packing part.
  • Page 3 Fan the stack of paper well to avoid paper jams Gently adjust the paper side guides to the and misfeeds. paper with both hands. Make sure that the paper side guides touch the edges of the paper. Note Always make sure that the paper is not curled or Close the output paper tray cover.
  • Page 4 Note Connect the power cord If you are sharing one telephone line with an and telephone line external telephone, connect it as shown below. Before you connect the external telephone, remove the protective cap a from the EXT. jack IMPORTANT on the machine.
  • Page 5: Install The Ink Cartridges

    Unpack the ink cartridge. Install the ink cartridges Turn the green release lever on the orange protective packing a clockwise until it clicks to release the vacuum seal. Then remove the orange protective packing a as shown. CAUTION If ink gets in your eyes, wash it out with water at once and call a doctor if you are concerned.
  • Page 6 Take care to match the color of the lever a IMPORTANT with the cartridge color b, as shown in the diagram below. • DO NOT take out ink cartridges if you do not Install each ink cartridge in the direction of the need to replace them.
  • Page 7: Check The Print Quality

    Check the print quality Choose your language (if needed) When the preparation process has finished, the Press Menu. LCD shows Set Paper and Press Start. Press s or t to display Initial Setup. Press Start. Press Initial Setup. Check the quality of the four color blocks on the sheet.
  • Page 8: Choose The Correct Receive Mode

    Choose the correct Receive Mode The correct Receive Mode is determined by the external devices and telephone subscriber services (Voice Mail, Distinctive Ring, etc.) you have (or will be using) on the same line as the Brother machine. For details, see Using Receive Modes in chapter 5 of the Basic User’s Guide. Will you be using a Distinctive Ring number for receiving faxes? Brother uses the term “Distinctive Ring”...
  • Page 9: Set The Date And Time

    Set the LCD contrast Set the date and time (if needed) If you are having difficulty reading the LCD, try The machine displays the date and time, and if you changing the contrast setting. set up the station ID, it will add it to each fax you send. Press Menu.
  • Page 10: Set Your Station Id

    Note Set your Station ID (USA only) The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any person to use a You should store your name and fax number to be computer or electronic device to send any printed on all fax pages that you send.
  • Page 11: Automatic Daylight Savings Time

    Fax Transmission Report Set the telephone line compatibility (VoIP) Your Brother machine is equipped with a If you are connecting the machine to a VoIP service Transmission Verification Report that can be used as (over the Internet) you need to change the confirmation that you sent a fax.
  • Page 12 Send in the Product Make sure (FAX) is illuminated in Blue. Registration Sheet Enter the toll-free fax number: 1-877-268-9575. (USA only) Press Black Start. You can also register your product online using the Note On-Line Registration link from the CD-ROM or visit
  • Page 13: Choose Your Connection Type

    Choose your connection type ® ® These installation instructions are for Windows XP Home/XP Professional (x32/x64 Edition), Windows Vista ® Windows 7, and Mac OS X (versions 10.4.11, 10.5.x and 10.6.x). Note ® • For Windows Server 2003/2008/2008 R2, the drivers can be found from your model’s download page at
  • Page 14: For Usb Interface Users

    ® Windows For USB interface users ® ® ® (Windows XP Home/XP Professional/Windows Vista /Windows The CD-ROM Top Menu will appear. Click Before you install Install MFL-Pro Suite and click Yes if you accept the license agreements. Follow the on-screen instructions. Make sure that your computer is ON and you are logged on with Administrator rights.
  • Page 15: Connect Usb Cable

    ® Windows Carefully guide the USB cable into the cable Connect the USB cable channel and out the back of the machine. Connect the cable to your computer. Using both hands, use the plastic tabs on both sides of the machine to lift the scanner cover until it locks securely into the open position.
  • Page 16: Finish/Restart

    ® Windows When the On-Line Registration screen is The following screens will appear. displayed, make your selection and follow the • When the Check for Firmware Updates on-screen instructions. screen appears, choose the firmware update setting you want and click OK. If you do not want to set your machine as the •...
  • Page 17: Before Install

    Macintosh For USB interface users (Mac OS X 10.4.11, 10.5.x, 10.6.x) Connect the USB cable to the USB port Before you install marked with a symbol. You will find the USB port inside the machine as shown below. Make sure your machine is connected to the power and your Macintosh is ON.
  • Page 18 Macintosh Using both hands, grasp the plastic tabs on Choose the machine from the list, and then both sides of the machine and gently close the click OK. scanner cover. When this screen appears, click Next. Install MFL-Pro Suite The installation of MFL-Pro Suite is now complete.
  • Page 19: Before You Begin

    For Wireless Network Users For wireless network interface users Before you begin First you must configure the wireless network settings of your machine to communicate with your network access point/router. After the machine is configured to communicate with your access point/router, computers on your network will have access to the machine.
  • Page 20 For Wireless Network Users Choose your wireless install method The following instructions will offer three methods for installing your Brother machine in a wireless network environment. Choose the method you prefer for your environment. ® Configuration using the CD-ROM installer and a USB cable (Windows only) •...
  • Page 21 For Wireless Network Users ® Manual configuration from the control panel (Windows and Macintosh) If your wireless access point/router does not support WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) or AOSS™, write down the wireless network settings of your wireless access point/router in the area below. Please do not contact Brother Customer Service for assistance without the wireless security information.
  • Page 22 For Wireless Network Users Configuration using the Choose Wireless Network Connection, and then click Next. CD-ROM installer and a ® USB cable (Windows only) You need to temporarily use a USB cable during configuration (cable not included). Put the supplied installer CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
  • Page 23 For Wireless Network Users Choose Temporarily use a USB cable When the following screen appears, the wizard (Recommended) and then click Next. will search for wireless networks available to your machine. Choose the SSID that you wrote down for your network in step 18-a on page 20, and then click Next.
  • Page 24 For Wireless Network Users Enter the Network Key you wrote down in Disconnect the USB cable between the step 18-a on page 20 and then enter the key computer and the machine. again in Confirm Network Key, then click Next. Click Next to continue to install MFL-Pro Suite.
  • Page 25: Manual Configuration

    For Wireless Network Users Manual configuration Enter the Network Key you wrote down in step 18-b on page 21 using the Touchscreen. from the control panel The letters appear in this order: lower case and ® (Windows then upper case. Press to cycle between Macintosh) letters, numbers and special characters.
  • Page 26 For Wireless Network Users One-push configuration A connection result message appears for 60 seconds on the LCD and a wireless LAN using WPS or AOSS™ report will automatically be printed. ® (Windows If the connection failed, check the error code on the printed report and refer to Troubleshooting Macintosh) on page 27.
  • Page 27: Troubleshooting

    For Wireless Network Users Troubleshooting Please do not contact Brother Customer Service for assistance without the wireless security information. We cannot assist you in locating your network security settings. How can I find the wireless security information (SSID and Network Key) 1) You should see the documentation provided with your wireless access point/router.
  • Page 28 For Wireless Network Users The Authentication/Encryption methods used by the selected wireless access point/router are not supported by your machine. For infrastructure mode, change the authentication and encryption methods of the wireless access point/router. Your machine supports the following authentication methods: authentication method encryption method TKIP...
  • Page 29: Wireless Network

    Wireless Network ® Windows Install the drivers & software ® ® ® (Windows XP Home/XP Professional/Windows Vista /Windows The CD-ROM Top Menu will appear. Click Before you install Install MFL-Pro Suite and click Yes if you accept the license agreements. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Page 30 Wireless Network ® Windows When this screen appears, choose Change The installation of the Brother drivers will the Firewall port settings to enable network automatically start. The installation screens connection and continue with the appear one after another. installation. (Recommended) and click Next. IMPORTANT DO NOT cancel any of the screens during the installation.
  • Page 31 Wireless Network ® Windows Install MFL-Pro Suite on Finish and restart additional computers (if needed) Click Finish to restart your computer. After If you want to use your machine with multiple restarting the computer, you must be logged on computers on the network, install MFL-Pro Suite on each computer.
  • Page 32 Wireless Network Macintosh Install the drivers & software (Mac OS X 10.4.11, 10.5.x, 10.6.x) The Brother software will search for the Brother Before you install device in your wireless network. If the machine is configured for your network, choose the device you want to install, and then click Next.
  • Page 33 Wireless Network Macintosh Note Download and install • You can find your machine’s MAC Address Presto! PageManager (Ethernet Address) and IP Address by printing out the Network Configuration Report. See Printing the Network Configuration Report in When Presto! PageManager is installed OCR the Network User’s Guide.
  • Page 34: Install Optional Applications

    Install Optional Applications ® Windows Click the button for the application you want to Install optional install. applications FaceFilter Studio/BookScan & Whiteboard Suite supported by Reallusion, Inc FaceFilter Studio is an easy-to-use borderless photo printing application. The BookScan Enhancer software can correct your scanned book images automatically.
  • Page 35: For Network Users

    For Network Users Reset the network settings to factory default To restore all network settings of the internal Print/Scan server to factory default, please follow the steps below. Make sure the machine is not operating. Press Menu. Press s or t to display Network and press Network. Press s or t to display Network Reset and press Network Reset.
  • Page 36: Replacement Consumables

    Consumables Replacement consumables When the time comes to replace ink cartridges, an error message will be indicated on the LCD. For more information about the ink cartridges for your machine, visit or contact your local Brother re-seller. Ink cartridge Black Yellow Cyan...

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