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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 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.
  • Page 2 User’s Guides and where do I find them? Which Guide? What’s in it? Where is it? Product Safety Guide Read this Guide first. Please read the Safety Printed / In the box Instructions before you set up your machine. See this Guide for trademarks and legal limitations.
  • 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 ..............................147 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

    Printing Methods Acceptable paper and other print media Print quality may vary according to the type of paper you are using. You can use the following types of print media: plain paper, thin paper, thick paper, bond paper or recycled paper.
  • 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 20-24 lb (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

    Printing Methods Handling and using special paper The machine is designed to work well with xerographic and bond paper. However, some paper variables may have an effect on print quality or handling reliability. Always test samples of paper before purchasing to ensure desirable performance.
  • 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 Letter / A4 /...
  • 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.)
  • Page 15 Printing Methods Fan the stack of paper well to avoid paper jams and misfeeds. 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. ...
  • 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

    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 page description language (PDL). ® The printer drivers for the supported versions of Windows and Macintosh are on the CD-ROM we have supplied.
  • 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 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 center 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. You cannot change the Ink Save Mode setting if you check Slow Drying Paper on the Basic tab. 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

    Driver and Software Storage Print tab Storage Print allows you to save print jobs in the machine and print them later. The machine will not print the document when you send it for printing. To print the document, you must use the control panel of the machine. (See Printing storage data uu page 88.) Note If the optional card reader is connected to the machine, you can use card authentication to print storage...
  • 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 Serial No. (4)  By clicking Auto Detect (3), the printer driver will probe the machine and display its serial number. If printer driver fails to receive the information, the screen will display “---------------” instead of the serial number.
  • Page 52: Features In The Br-script3 Printer Driver (postscript ® 3™ Language Emulation)

    7. The screens on your PC may vary depending on your operating system. 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.
  • Page 53 Driver and Software Layout tab  You can change the layout setting by choosing the settings for Orientation, Print on Both Sides (Duplex), Page Order and Page Format. • Orientation Orientation selects the position of how your document will be printed. (Portrait, Landscape or Rotated Landscape) •...
  • 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 Driver and Software Storage Print tab  Storage Print allows you to save print jobs in the machine and print them later. The machine will not print the document when you send it for printing. To print the document, you must use the control panel of the machine.
  • 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

    Driver and Software Device Settings tab  Optional Output Tray If you have installed an optional output tray, set this option to Installed. Uninstalling the printer driver You can uninstall the printer driver that you have installed with the following steps. Note ®...
  • Page 60: Status Monitor

    You can check the device status at anytime by double-clicking the icon in the tasktray or by choosing Status Monitor located in Start ( )/All Programs/Brother/HL-S7000DN on your PC. ® (Windows...
  • Page 61 Driver and Software Monitoring the machine’s status The Status Monitor icon will change color 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. There are two locations where you can display the Status Monitor on your PC - in the tasktray or on the desktop.
  • 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 Driver and Software Note If the optional card reader is connected to the machine, you can use card authentication to print storage data. Because you can use your cards to access only your personal storage data, card authentication is effective at preventing unauthorized access to your 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 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)

    Driver and Software ® Features in the BR-Script3 printer driver (PostScript 3™ language emulation) This section introduces the distinctive operations of the BR-Script3 printer driver. For the basic operations of the BR-Script3 printer driver, see Features in the printer driver (Macintosh) uu page 56 for Page Setup, Cover Page, Paper Source and Layout.
  • 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. If you set Ink Save Mode to on, or set the Density Adjustment to something other than the Printer Default, you cannot turn this setting to on.
  • Page 73 Driver and Software Feature Sets: General 2  Density Adjustment Increases or decreases the print density. You cannot change the Density Adjustment setting if you set Slow Drying Paper to on. When you choose Duplex or Booklet and increase print density, print speed will decrease accordingly.
  • Page 74 Driver and Software Secure Print Secure documents are documents that are password protected when they are sent to the machine. Only the people who know the password will be able to print them. Since the documents are secured at the machine, you must enter the password using the control panel of the machine to print them.
  • Page 75: Removing The Printer Driver

    Driver and Software Removing the printer driver Log in as an ‘Administrator’. From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences. Click Print & Fax , then choose the printer you want to remove and remove it by clicking the - button. Click OK Print &...
  • Page 76 Driver and Software Updating the machine’s status If you want the latest machine status while the Status Monitor window is open, click the Refresh icon. 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.
  • Page 77 Driver and Software Standard Cleaning  You can start the cleaning process manually. Clean the print head if a vertical line appears in text or graphics, or if blank text occurs on printed pages. Advanced Cleaning  Cleans the print head more thoroughly than Standard Cleaning. Choose this option if Standard Cleaning does not clean the print head adequately, when the print appears thin, or when there are smudges.
  • 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 use the password. Auto* / USB / Network Chooses the interface you use. Interface Select 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) 80 cpi (Letter). 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

    General Information Printing storage data Storage data Storage Print allows you to save print jobs to the machine and print them later. The machine will not print the document when you send it for printing. To print the document, you must use the control panel of the machine. When the area to spool data is full, the LCD shows Storage Full.
  • Page 95: How To Delete Storage Data

    General Information How to delete storage data Press Storage. Note If you set card authentication to On, a list of the public print jobs will be displayed. Go to step c. Press a or b to choose Public or user name. Press OK. Press a or b to choose the job.
  • Page 96: Setting Lock

    General Information Setting Lock Setting Lock lets you set a password to stop other people from accidentally changing your machine’s settings. Make a careful note of your password. If you forget it, you will have to reset the passwords stored in the machine.
  • 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)

    Options Lower tray (LT-7100) Three optional lower trays (Tray 2, Tray 3 and Tray 4) can be installed. Each lower tray can hold up to 500 sheets of 20 lb (80 g/m ) paper. If you want to buy the optional lower tray unit, call the dealer you bought the machine from or Brother Customer Service.
  • 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 20 lb (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)

    Options Optional stabilizer (SB-7100) When you install two or more optional lower trays, you must install the optional stabilizer. For setup of the optional stabilizer, be sure to refer to the User’s Guide that is supplied with the stabilizer. Card reader You can use the machine’s USB port to connect a card reader to the machine.
  • Page 103: Routine Maintenance

    Routine Maintenance Replacing the ink cartridge You will need to replace the ink cartridge when the machine indicates that the life of the consumable is over. Ink cartridge See Replacing the ink cartridge uu page 98. Order No. HC-05BK You will need to replace the ink cartridge when the following message is displayed on the LCD. LCD message Consumable Order No.
  • Page 104: Replacing The Ink Cartridge

    Routine Maintenance Replacing the ink cartridge Order No. HC-05BK The replacement ink cartridge can print approximately 30,000 pages . Actual page count will vary depending on your average type of document. When an ink cartridge is running low, the LCD shows Ink Low. The ink cartridge that comes supplied with the machine will need to be replaced after approximately 10,000 pages.
  • Page 105 Routine Maintenance Important • DO NOT take out the ink cartridge if you do not need to replace it. If you do so, the ink quantity may be reduced due to the maintenance to maintain good print quality. • DO NOT touch the inside of the opening in the machine for the ink cartridge. If you do so, the ink may stain your skin.
  • Page 106 Routine Maintenance Important Before removing the old cartridge, check that the cartridge stopper (1) has retracted. If the cartridge stopper has not retracted, make sure that the machine is turned on. Use both hands to remove the ink cartridge from the machine. Note Go to http://www.brother.com/original/index.html for instructions on how to return your used consumable items to the Brother collection program.
  • Page 107 Routine Maintenance Unpack the new ink cartridge. Important • Wait to unpack the new ink cartridge until immediately before you put it in the machine. If an ink cartridge is left unpacked for a long time, the ink life will be shortened. •...
  • 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 AC power outlet.
  • 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 AC power outlet 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 Routine Maintenance Important DO NOT touch the print head. Touching the print head may cause permanent damage and may void the print head’s warranty. Note If the machine is left unplugged for a long period of time, it will automatically start cleaning when you plug the machine back in.
  • Page 115 Routine Maintenance The LCD asks you if the print quality is OK. Do one of the following:  If the printout looks clear and visible, press 1 to select Yes to finish the cleaning. The machine will return to Ready mode. ...
  • Page 116 Routine Maintenance Check the print quality of 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 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 properly 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

    Troubleshooting Error and maintenance messages As with any sophisticated office product, errors may occur, consumable and maintenance items may need to be replaced. 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.
  • Page 119 Troubleshooting Error message Cause Action The ink cartridge is at the end of its Replace the ink cartridge. (See Replacing the ink Insufficient Ink life. The machine will stop all print cartridge uu page 98.) operations. The printer’s ink cartridge uses both Black ink and Pre-coat to ensure print quality.
  • Page 120 Troubleshooting Error message Cause Action The specified tray ID could not be 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 Brother Customer Service to re-install the waste No Waste Tank is installed incorrectly.
  • Page 121 Troubleshooting Error message Cause Action There is no space in the memory. Press Cancel or Go. Delete unnecessary macros or Storage Full fonts. (See Macro/Font uu page 81.) Press Cancel or Go. Delete the previously stored storage print data. The paper tray is not installed in the Completely pull out the paper tray indicated by the Tray XX Error machine correctly.
  • 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

    7 and Windows Server 2008 R2) Click the button and Devices and Printers. Right-click Brother HL-S7000DN series and click See what’s printing. Click Brother HL-S7000DN series or Brother HL-S7000DN BR-Script3 if necessary. Click Printer and make sure Use Printer Offline is unchecked. ®...
  • Page 144 Troubleshooting Printing difficulties (continued) Difficulties Suggestions The headers or footers appear There is an unprintable area on the top and bottom of the page. Adjust the top and when the document displays bottom margins in your document to allow for this. on the screen but they do not (See Unprintable area when printing from a computer uu page 6.) show up when it is printed.
  • Page 145 Troubleshooting Print quality difficulties (continued) Difficulties Suggestions White vertical lines appear in Clean the print head. (See Cleaning the print head uu page 107.) text or graphics. Make sure you are using Genuine Brother 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 Troubleshooting Print quality difficulties (continued) Difficulties Suggestions Printing appears dirty or ink Make sure you are using the recommended types of paper. (See Acceptable paper seems to run. and other print media uu page 2.) Don’t handle the paper until the ink is dry. Make sure you are using Genuine Brother Ink.
  • Page 147 Troubleshooting Network difficulties Difficulties Suggestions Cannot print over a wired If you are having Network problems uu Network User’s Guide. Network. Make sure your machine is powered on and is on-line and in Ready mode. Print the Network Configuration report to verify that your Network settings are correct. You can Print the Network Configuration report in the following menu selection: Machine Info., Print NetSetting and then press Go or OK.
  • 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 100 - 120 V AC 50/60 Hz 2.2 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 Letter, A4, B5 (JIS), A5, A5 (Long Edge), Executive, Legal, Folio (Standard) Paper Weight 16 to 28 lb (60 to 105 g/m Maximum Up to 500 sheets of 20 lb (80 g/m ) Plain paper Paper Capacity...
  • Page 153: Printer

    Appendix Printer Automatic 2–sided (Duplex) Print Emulation ® PCL6, BR-Script3 (PostScript 3™), XPS 600  600 dpi Resolution Single-sided Print Speed Up to 100 ppm (Letter or A4 size) print Duplex Print Up to 50 sides per minute (25 sheets per minute) (Letter or A4 size) Less than 8.5 sec First Print Time The print speed may change depending on the type of document you print.
  • Page 154: Computer Requirements

    Appendix Computer requirements Computer Platform & Processor Minimum Minimum Recommended Hard Disk Supported Operating System Version Speed Space to install Interface ® ® ® ® 128 MB 256 MB 80 MB USB, Windows Windows Intel Pentium II or 10Base-T/ Operating Home Edition equivalent 100Base-TX...
  • 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)

    Appendix Network (LAN) You can connect your machine to a network for Network Printing. Also included is Brother BRAdmin Light Network Management software. Security Protocols Wired APOP, POP before SMTP, SMTP-AUTH, SSL/TLS (IPPS, HTTPS, SMTP, POP), SNMP v3, 802.1x (EAP-MD5, EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS), Kerberos, IPSec Wireless APOP, POP before SMTP, SMTP-AUTH, SSL/TLS (IPPS, HTTPS,...
  • Page 157: Brother Numbers

    For technical and operational help, you must call the country where you bought the machine. Calls must be made from within that country. Register your product By registering your product with Brother International Corporation, you will be recorded as the original owner of the product. Your registration with Brother: ...
  • Page 158 Brother International Corporation 7905 North Brother Boulevard Bartlett, TN 38133 In Canada: Brother International Corporation (Canada), Ltd. - Marketing Dept. 1, rue Hotel de Ville Dollard-des-Ormeaux, PQ, Canada H9B 3H6 Service center locator (USA only) For the location of a Brother authorized service center, call 1-877-BROTHER (1-877-276-8437), or visit us on-line at http://www.brother-usa.com/service/.
  • Page 159: Index

    Index Accessories and supplies ........145 Jam duplex .............. 130 Accessories tab ............44 Jam in MP tray ............117 Jam in optional output tray ........136 Jam in paper tray ..........117 Jam Inside ............122 Brother Numbers (USA/Canada) ....151 Jam Rear ..............134 BR-Script3 ............46 Keys ................
  • Page 160 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 Print difficulties .............
  • Page 161 Brother International Corporation 100 Somerset Corporate Boulevard P.O. Box 6911 Bridgewater, NJ 08807-0911 USA Brother International Corporation (Canada) Ltd. 1 rue Hôtel de Ville, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC, Canada H9B 3H6 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.

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