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Advanced User's Guide
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  • Page 1 Advanced User’s Guide MFC-J450DW MFC-J470DW MFC-J475DW DCP-J152W Version A USA/CAN...
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  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents General setup IMPORTANT NOTE....................1 Memory Storage ....................1 Volume Settings (MFC models)................1 Ring Volume ....................1 Beeper Volume....................2 Speaker Volume ....................2 Automatic Daylight Saving Time (MFC models) ............3 Sleep Mode ......................3 Auto Power Off (DCP model).................4 LCD screen......................4 Setting the backlight brightness...............4 Setting the Dim Timer for the backlight ............4 Mode Timer (MFC models)..................5 Security features (MFC models)
  • Page 4 Receiving a fax (MFC models) Memory Receive (Black & White only) ..............15 Printing a fax from the memory ..............15 ® PC-Fax Receive (Windows ) ................15 Turning off Memory Receive operations............16 Changing Memory Receive operations ............17 Additional receiving operations................17 Receiving faxes into memory when paper tray is empty .......17 Printing a reduced incoming fax ..............17 Receiving a fax at the end of a conversation..........18 Dialing and storing numbers (MFC models)
  • Page 5 Routine maintenance Cleaning and checking the machine..............37 Cleaning the outside of the machine ............. 37 Cleaning the machine’s printer platen ............38 Cleaning the paper feed rollers ..............39 Cleaning the paper pick-up rollers ..............40 Checking the ink volume ................41 Packing and shipping the machine ..............
  • Page 7: General Setup

    General setup IMPORTANT NOTE Most of the illustrations in this User's Guide show the MFC-J470DW.  Memory Storage Volume Settings (MFC models) Your menu settings are stored permanently, and, in the event of a power failure, will not be lost. Temporary settings (for example, Ring Volume Overseas Mode) will be lost.
  • Page 8: Beeper Volume

    Chapter 1 Beeper Volume Speaker Volume When the beeper is on, the machine will You can choose a range of speaker volume make a sound when you press a key, make a levels, from High to Off. mistake, or after you send or receive a fax. Press Menu.
  • Page 9: Automatic Daylight Saving Time (Mfc Models)

    General setup Automatic Daylight Sleep Mode Saving Time You can choose how long the machine must (MFC models) be idle (up to 60 minutes) before it goes into Sleep Mode. The timer will restart if any operation is carried out on the machine. You can set the machine to change automatically for daylight saving time.
  • Page 10: Auto Power Off (Dcp Model)

    Chapter 1 Auto Power Off LCD screen (DCP model) Setting the backlight The Auto Power Down feature will turn off the brightness machine after it has been in Sleep Mode the number of hours you choose. When this You can adjust the brightness of the LCD feature is Off, the machine will remain in backlight.
  • Page 11: Mode Timer (Mfc Models)

    General setup Mode Timer (MFC models) The machine’s control panel has four temporary mode keys: FAX, SCAN, COPY and WEB. You can change the amount of time the machine takes after the last Fax, Scan, Copy or Web operation before it returns to Ready mode.
  • Page 12: Security Features (Mfc Models)

    PC printing Press a or b to choose TX Lock. NOTE Press OK. If you forget the TX Lock password, call Brother Customer Service. (See Basic Enter a four-digit number for the User’s Guide: Brother numbers.) password. Press OK. When the LCD shows Verify: re-enter the password.
  • Page 13: Turning Tx Lock On/Off

    Security features (MFC models) Turning TX Lock on/off Changing the password Press Menu. Turning TX Lock on Press a or b to choose Fax. Press OK. Press Menu. Press a or b to choose Press a or b to choose Fax. Miscellaneous.
  • Page 14: Sending A Fax (Mfc Models)

    Sending a fax (MFC models) Additional sending NOTE options • Most settings are temporary and the machine returns to its default settings after you send a fax. Sending faxes using multiple • You can save some of the settings you settings use most often by making them the default settings.
  • Page 15: Changing Fax Resolution

    Sending a fax (MFC models) NOTE NOTE Even if you choose Light or Dark, the You can choose four different resolution machine will send the fax using the Auto settings for black & white faxes and two for setting in either of the following conditions: color faxes.
  • Page 16: Setting Your Changes As The New Default

    Chapter 3 Additional sending Setting your changes as the new default operations You can store the fax options you use Sending a fax manually frequently for Fax Resolution, Contrast, Glass ScanSize and Real Time TX by saving them as the Manual transmission lets you hear the default settings.
  • Page 17: Dual Access (Black & White Only)

    Sending a fax (MFC models) Dual Access How to broadcast a fax (Black & White only) Load your document. You can dial a number and start scanning the Press (FAX). fax into memory—even when the machine is sending from memory, receiving faxes or Press a or b to choose printing PC data.
  • Page 18 Chapter 3 Canceling a Broadcast in progress Press Black Start. Faxing from the ADF Press Menu.  The machine starts scanning and Press a or b to choose Fax. sending the document. Press OK. Faxing from the scanner glass Press a or b to choose When the LCD asks you Next Page?, do one of the following: Remaining Jobs.
  • Page 19: Real Time Transmission

    Sending a fax (MFC models) Real Time Transmission Overseas Mode When you are sending a fax, the machine will If you are having difficulty sending a fax scan the document into the memory before overseas due to possible interference on the sending it.
  • Page 20: Checking And Canceling Waiting Jobs

    Chapter 3 Checking and canceling waiting jobs You can check which jobs are still waiting in the memory to be sent and cancel a job. (If there are no jobs, the LCD shows No Jobs Waiting.) Press Menu. Press a or b to choose Fax. Press OK.
  • Page 21: Receiving A Fax (Mfc Models)

    PC. For more information, Printing a fax from the see Software and Network User’s Guide: Run memory Brother's PC-FAX Receiving Software on ® Your Computer (Windows If you have chosen PC-Fax Receive, your If you choose Backup Print:On, the machine will receive and store your faxes in machine will also print the fax.
  • Page 22: Turning Off Memory Receive Operations

    For more information, see Software and Network Press Stop/Exit. User’s Guide: Receive Faxes Using NOTE Brother's PC-FAX Receive Software ® The LCD will show you more options if (Windows there are still received faxes in the •...
  • Page 23: Changing Memory Receive Operations

    Receiving a fax (MFC models) Additional receiving Changing Memory Receive operations operations If received faxes are in your machine’s Receiving faxes into memory memory when you change the Memory Receive operations, the LCD will ask you one when paper tray is empty of the following questions: As soon as the paper tray becomes empty If all the received faxes have already...
  • Page 24: Receiving A Fax At The End Of A Conversation

    Chapter 4 Receiving a fax at the end of a conversation At the end of a conversation, you can ask the other party to fax you information before you both hang up. Make sure the ADF is empty. Ask the other party to place the document in their machine and to press the Start or Send key.
  • Page 25: Dialing And Storing Numbers (Mfc Models)

    Dialing and storing numbers (MFC models) Voice operations Caller ID The Caller ID feature lets you use the Caller You can use your external telephone to dial ID subscriber service offered by many local voice calls. telephone companies. This service shows the telephone number or name (if available) of Tone or Pulse (Canada only) your caller as the line rings.
  • Page 26: Special Line Considerations

    Chapter 5 Special line considerations Setting up your area code (USA only) When returning calls from the Caller ID history, your machine will dial “1” plus the Roll-over telephone lines area code for all calls. If your local dialing plan requires that “1”...
  • Page 27 Dialing and storing numbers (MFC models) Converting telephone wall outlets Plug one end of the telephone line cord for your machine into the L2 jack of the There are three ways to convert to an RJ11 triplex adapter. Plug the other end into jack.
  • Page 28: Additional Dialing Operations

    Chapter 5 Additional dialing Caller ID history operations This feature requires the Caller ID subscriber service offered by many local telephone companies. (See Caller ID on page 19.) Outgoing Call history The numbers or names (if available) from the last 30 faxes and telephone calls you The last 30 numbers you sent a fax to will be received will be stored in the Caller ID history.
  • Page 29: Dialing Access Codes And Credit Card Numbers

    Dialing and storing numbers (MFC models) Press Black Start or Color Start. NOTE You will dial ‘555-7000’. • (USA only) If you redial from the Caller ID To temporarily change a number, you can history outside your area code, you must use the dial pad to manually substitute part of set up your area code in advance.
  • Page 30: Additional Ways To Store Numbers

    Chapter 5 Additional ways to Storing Speed Dial numbers from the Caller ID history store numbers If you have the Caller ID subscriber service Storing Speed Dial numbers from your telephone company, you can also store Speed Dial numbers from incoming from the Outgoing Call history calls in the Caller ID history.
  • Page 31: Setting Up Groups For Broadcasting

    Dialing and storing numbers (MFC models) Setting up Groups for To add numbers to the Group, press a or b to choose Broadcasting Alphabetical Order or Numerical Order and press OK. A Group, which is stored in a Speed Dial Press a or b to select a number and location, allows you to send the same fax press OK.
  • Page 32 Chapter 5 Enter the new name (up to 16 Press a or b to choose the number you characters) using the dial pad. want to add. (For help entering letters, see Basic Press OK. User’s Guide: Entering Text.) Repeat steps d to f to add another Press OK.
  • Page 33: Printing Reports

    Printing reports Fax reports Press a or b to choose an interval. Press OK. (MFC models) If you choose Every 50 Faxes, go to step h. Press Menu keys to set up the Transmission  6, 12, 24 hours, 2 or 7 days Verification Report and the Journal Period.
  • Page 34: Reports

    Chapter 6 Reports How to print a report The following reports are available: Press Menu.  Transmission Press a or b to choose (MFC models) Print Reports. Prints a Transmission Verification Report Press OK. for your last transmission. Press a or b to choose the report you ...
  • Page 35: Making Copies

    Making copies Copy options Improving copy quality You can choose the copy quality. The factory You can change the copy settings for the next setting is Normal. copy. These settings are temporary. The machine NOTE returns to its default settings one minute after If you choose Fast or Normal, you can copying.
  • Page 36: Enlarging Or Reducing Copies

    Chapter 7 Enlarging or reducing copies 198% 4"x6"iA4 You can choose an enlargement or reduction 186% 4"x6"iLTR ratio. If you choose Fit to Page, your 104% EXEiLTR machine will adjust to the size you set in 100% Paper Size. 97% LTRiA4 Load your document.
  • Page 37: Making N In 1 Copies Or A Poster

    Making copies Making N in 1 copies or a If you do not want to change additional settings, press Black Start or poster (Page Layout) Color Start to scan the page. If you placed the document in the ADF The N in 1 copy feature can help you save or are making a poster, the machine paper by letting you copy two or four pages scans the pages and starts printing.
  • Page 38 Chapter 7 Place the document face down in the  Poster(3x3) direction shown below:  2in1(P)  2in1(L) NOTE The poster copies have overlapping  4in1(P) portions so that you can easily paste them together.  4in1(L)  Poster(2x1)  Poster(2x2)
  • Page 39: In 1 Id Copy

    Making copies 2 in 1 ID copy (Page Layout) Press Black Start or Color Start. The machine starts scanning one side of the identification card. You can copy both sides of your identification card onto one page, keeping the original card After the machine has scanned one size.
  • Page 40: Adjusting Density

    Chapter 7 Remove Background Color If you do not want to change additional settings, press Black Start or Color Start. Remove Background Color removes the If you placed the document in the ADF background color of the document when the machine scans the document and copying.
  • Page 41: 2-Sided Copying (Mfc Models)

    Making copies 2-sided copying NOTE (MFC models) • 2in1(ID), Poster and Fit to Page are not available with 2-sided Copy. You can reduce the amount of paper used for • You can use only Letter, A4, A5 or copies by copying on both sides of the paper. Executive size plain paper.
  • Page 42: Setting Your Changes As The New Default

    Chapter 7 Place the next page on the scanner Press 1 or + to choose Yes. glass. Press OK to scan the page. Press Stop/Exit. Repeat steps k and l until all the pages have been scanned. Restoring all settings to the Press 2 to finish scanning.
  • Page 43: A Routine Maintenance

    Routine maintenance Cleaning and checking Clean the outside of the machine as follows: the machine IMPORTANT • Use neutral detergents. Cleaning with Cleaning the outside of the volatile liquids, such as thinner or benzine, machine will damage the outside surface of the machine.
  • Page 44: Cleaning The Machine's Printer Platen

    Wipe the inside and outside of the paper Clean the machine’s printer platen (1) tray with a dry, soft lint-free cloth to and the area around it, wiping off any remove dust. scattered ink with a dry, soft lint-free cloth. (MFC models) Close the output paper tray cover and put the paper tray firmly back in the...
  • Page 45: Cleaning The Paper Feed Rollers

    Routine maintenance Lift the scanner cover to release the (MFC models) lock. Gently push the scanner cover Clean the front side of the Paper Feed support down and close the scanner Rollers (1) with a soft lint-free cloth cover using both hands. moistened with water, using a side-to-side motion.
  • Page 46: Cleaning The Paper Pick-Up Rollers

    Cleaning the paper pick-up (MFC models) Lift the Jam Clear Flap (2), and then rollers clean the back side of the Paper Feed Rollers (1) with a soft lint-free cloth moistened with water. Unplug the machine from the AC power After cleaning, wipe the rollers with a outlet.
  • Page 47: Checking The Ink Volume

    Routine maintenance Checking the ink volume Clean the Paper Pick-up Rollers (1) with a soft lint-free cloth moistened with water. Although an ink volume icon appears on the Slowly turn the rollers so that the whole LCD, you can use the Menu key to see a surface is cleaned.
  • Page 48: Packing And Shipping The Machine

    Packing and shipping Lift the scanner cover (1) to release the lock. Gently push the scanner cover the machine support down (2) and close the scanner cover (3) using both hands. When you transport the machine, use the packing materials that came with your machine.
  • Page 49 Do not pack the used ink cartridges in the carton. NOTE If you are returning your machine to Brother as part of the Exchange Service, pack only the machine. Keep all separate parts and printed materials to use with your “Exchange” machine.
  • Page 50: B Glossary

    Glossary This is a comprehensive list of features and terms that appear in Brother manuals. Availability of these features depends on the model you purchased. Address Book Coding method Your list of Speed Dial names and Method of coding the information numbers that you have stored for easy contained in the document.
  • Page 51 Journal report on demand without interrupting the cycle. F/T Ring Time LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) The length of time that the Brother machine rings (when the Receive Mode The LCD screen on the machine that setting is Fax/Tel) to notify you to pick up shows interactive messages during On- a voice call that it answered.
  • Page 52 Overseas Mode Settings Tables Makes temporary changes to the fax At-a-glance instructions that show all the tones to accommodate noise and static on settings and options that are available for overseas telephone lines. setting up your machine. Pause Speed Dial Allows you to place a 3.5 second delay in You can set up names and numbers for the dialing sequence while you are dialing...
  • Page 53 Glossary User Settings A printed report that shows the current settings of the machine. WLAN Report A printed report that shows the result of the WLAN Connection.
  • Page 54: Index

    Index Numerics ControlCenter See Software and Network User’s Guide. Copy 2 in 1 ID Copy ..........33 2 in 1 ID ..........33 2-sided 2-sided ..........35 copy ............35 density ..........34 enlarge/reduce ........30 page layout (N in 1) ......31 poster ...........
  • Page 55 sending ...........8 at end of conversation .......10 Broadcasting ........11 Network canceling from memory .....14 Printing contrast ..........8 See Software and Network User’s Guide. from memory (Dual Access) ....11 Scanning manual ..........10 See Software and Network User’s Guide. overseas ..........13 Nuance™ PaperPort™ 12SE Real Time Transmission ....13 See Software and Network User’s Guide.
  • Page 56 Reducing Warranties are in the box ® copies ............30 Windows incoming faxes ........17 See Software and Network User’s Guide. Remote Setup Wireless Network See Software and Network User’s Guide. See Quick Setup Guide and Software and Reports ............27 Network User’s Guide. Address Book ........28 Caller ID history ........28 Fax Journal ...........28...
  • Page 57 Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC, Canada H9B 3H6 Visit us on the World Wide Web These machines are 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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