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User's Guide
Brother Laser Printer
HL-L8250CDN
!CAUTION Before using this product, read carefully these instructions for correct operation.
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 visit 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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   Summary of Contents for Brother HL-L8250CDN

  • Page 1 Please use the Quick Setup Guide to set up the machine. You can find a printed copy in the box. Please visit 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.
  • Page 2 Firstly, thank you very much indeed for using our Brother products! Brother focuses on the earth environment concerned. And make a basic policy which is to concern about the earth environment, including any workflow from product development to discard. The local citizen should be responsible for local society and its environment during these environment protection activities.
  • Page 3 Google Cloud Print This Guide provides information about how to PDF file / Brother Solutions Center Guide configure your Brother machine to a Google account at http://solutions.brother.com/ and use Google Cloud Print services for printing over the Internet. Mobile Print/Scan...
  • Page 4: 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 WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injuries.
  • Page 5: Accessing Brother Utilities (windows)

    ® Accessing Brother Utilities (Windows Brother Utilities is an application launcher that offers convenient access to all Brother applications installed on your device. ® ® ® ® ® (Windows XP, Windows Vista , Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 and ®...
  • Page 6: 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..........................2 Paper type and size..........................2 Handling and using special paper .......................5 Unprintable area when printing from a computer ................8 Loading paper............................9 Loading paper and print media......................9 Loading paper in the standard paper tray and the optional lower tray ..........9...
  • Page 7 General Information Control panel ............................87 Control panel overview ........................87 LED indications..........................89 Machine status messages .........................89 Settings table.............................90 Printing Secure documents........................101 Secure documents...........................101 How to print Secure documents ......................101 Security features............................102 Setting Lock.............................102 Secure Function Lock 3.0........................103 IPSec ...............................104 Ecology features ............................105 Toner Save ............................105 Sleep Time ............................105 Deep Sleep mode..........................105...
  • Page 8 Checking the Serial Number......................197 Default settings..........................197 Appendix Machine specifications...........................199 General............................199 Print media ............................201 Printer ..............................202 Interface............................202 Network (LAN) ..........................203 Direct Print feature...........................203 Computer requirements........................204 Important information for choosing your paper................205 Supplies............................206 Important information for the toner cartridge life................207 Brother numbers ............................209 Index...
  • Page 9: Printing Methods

    Printing Methods About this Machine Front view and Back view 1 Face-down output tray support flap (support flap) 2 Control panel with a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) 3 USB direct print interface 4 Front cover release button 5 Front cover 6 Paper tray 7 Face-down output tray 8 Multi-purpose tray (MP tray)
  • Page 10: 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, thicker paper, bond paper, recycled paper, labels, envelopes or glossy paper (see Print media on page 201).
  • Page 11 Printing Methods Paper Tray Capacity Paper size Paper types No. of sheets Paper Tray A4, Letter, Legal, B5 (JIS), Plain Paper, Thin Paper and up to 250 sheets (Tray 1) Executive, A5, Recycled Paper 80 g/m A5 (Long Edge), A6, Folio 16K(195x270mm), 16K(184x260mm), 16K(197x273mm)
  • Page 12 Printing Methods Recommended paper specifications The following paper specifications are appropriate for this machine: Basis Weight 75-90 g/m 80-110 m Thickness Roughness Higher than 20 sec. Stiffness 90-150 cm /100 Grain Direction Long Grain Volume Resistivity -10e Surface Resistivity -10e ohm-cm CaCO (Neutral)
  • Page 13: Handling And Using Special Paper

    • that is multipart or carbonless • that is designed for inkjet printing If you use any of the types of paper listed above, they may damage your machine. This damage is not covered under any Brother warranty or service agreement.
  • Page 14 Printing Methods Envelopes Most envelopes can be used with your machine. However, some envelopes may have feed and print-quality problems because of the way they have been made. Envelopes should have edges with straight, well-creased folds. Envelopes should lie flat and not be of baggy or flimsy construction. Use only quality envelopes from a supplier who understands that you will be using the envelopes in a laser machine.
  • Page 15 • with each side folded as shown in the figure below If you use any of the types of envelopes listed above, they may damage your machine. This damage may not be covered under any Brother warranty or service agreement. Labels Most labels can be used with your machine.
  • Page 16: 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 paper size or settings in the application you are using. Usage Document Top (1) Left (2) Size Bottom (3) Right (4)
  • Page 17: Loading Paper

    Printing Methods Loading paper Loading paper and print media The machine can feed paper from the standard paper tray, multi-purpose tray or optional lower tray. When you load 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 18 Printing Methods While pressing the blue paper-guide release levers (1), slide the paper guides to fit the size of paper you are loading in the tray. Make sure that the guides are firmly in the slots. Fan the stack of paper well to avoid paper jams and misfeeds.
  • Page 19 Printing Methods Load paper in the tray and make sure: The paper is below the maximum paper mark ( ) (1).  Over filling the paper tray will cause paper jams.  The side to be printed on is face down. ...
  • Page 20 Printing Methods Change the printer driver settings for your operating system (for details, see Chapter 2: Driver and Software). Choose the option you want from each of the following drop-down lists:  Paper Size Letter Legal Executive 16K(195x270mm) 16K(184x260mm) 16K(197x273mm) JIS B5 JIS B6 Folio...
  • Page 21: Loading Paper In The Multi-purpose Tray (mp Tray)

    Printing Methods Loading paper in the multi-purpose tray (MP tray) You can load up to three envelopes, one sheet of glossy paper, other special print media, or up to 50 sheets of plain paper in the MP tray. Use this tray to print on thick paper, bond paper, labels, envelopes or glossy paper.
  • Page 22 Printing Methods Load paper in the MP tray, making sure: The paper stays under the maximum paper tab (1).   The paper's leading edge (top of paper) is positioned between the arrows (2).  The side to be printed on must be face up with the leading edge in first. ...
  • Page 23 Printing Methods Change the printer driver settings for your operating system (for details, see Chapter 2: Driver and Software). Choose the option you want from each of the following drop-down lists:  Paper Size Letter Legal Executive A5 Long Edge 16K(195x270mm) 16K(184x260mm) 16K(197x273mm)
  • Page 24 Printing Methods  Paper Source MP Tray For other settings, see Chapter 2: Driver and Software. NOTE The names of options in the drop-down lists may vary depending on your operating system and its version. Send the print job to the machine.
  • Page 25 Printing Methods Printing on thick paper, labels and envelopes from the MP tray When the back cover (face-up output tray) is pulled down, the machine has a straight paper path from the MP tray through to the back of the machine. Use this paper feed and output method when you print on thick paper, labels, or envelopes.
  • Page 26 Printing Methods Open the MP tray and lower it gently. Pull out the MP tray support (1) and unfold the flap (2). Load paper, labels, or envelopes in the MP tray, making sure:  The number of envelopes in the MP tray does not exceed three. ...
  • Page 27 Printing Methods Change the printer driver settings for your operating system (for details, see Chapter 2: Driver and Software). Choose the option you want from each of the following drop-down lists:  Paper Size For printing thick paper or labels Letter Legal Executive...
  • Page 28 Printing Methods  Media Type For printing thick paper Thick Paper Thicker Paper For printing labels Label For printing envelopes Envelopes Env. Thin Env. Thick  Paper Source MP Tray For other settings, see Chapter 2: Driver and Software. NOTE •...
  • Page 29 Printing Methods (For printing envelopes only) When you have finished printing, reset the two gray levers that you pulled down in step b back to their original positions. Close the back cover (face-up output tray).
  • Page 30: 2-sided Printing

    Printing Methods 2-sided printing ® The supplied printer drivers all enable 2-sided printing. (Windows Users) 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 ...
  • Page 31: Automatic 2-sided Printing

    Printing Methods Automatic 2-sided printing If you are using the Macintosh Printer Driver, see 2-sided Printing on page 77. ® Automatic 2-sided printing using the Windows printer driver Change the printer driver settings for your operating system (for details, see Chapter 2: Driver and Software).
  • Page 32 Printing Methods ® Automatic 2-sided printing using the BR-Script printer driver for Windows Change the printer driver settings for your operating system (for details, see Chapter 2: Driver and Software). Choose the option you want from each of the following drop-down lists: ...
  • Page 33: Manual 2-sided Printing

    Printing Methods Manual 2-sided printing ® The BR-Script printer driver for Windows does not support manual 2-sided printing. If you are using the Macintosh Printer Driver, see Manual 2–sided Printing on page 77. ® Manual 2-sided printing using the Windows printer driver Change the printer driver settings for your operating system (for details, see Chapter 2: Driver and Software).
  • Page 34: Printing From A Usb Flash Drive Or Digital Camera Supporting Mass Storage

    Printing Methods Printing from a USB flash drive or digital camera supporting mass storage With the Direct Print feature, you do not need a computer for printing. You can print by just plugging your USB flash drive into the machine’s USB direct interface. You can also connect and print directly from a camera set to USB mass storage mode.
  • Page 35: Creating A Prn File For Direct Printing

    From the menu bar of an application, click File, then Print. Choose Brother HL-XXXX Printer (1) and check the Print to file box (2). Click Print. Choose the folder you want to save the file to and type the file name if prompted.
  • Page 36: Printing Directly From The Usb Flash Drive Or Digital Camera Supporting Mass Storage

    Printing Methods Printing directly from the USB flash drive or digital camera supporting mass storage NOTE • Make sure your digital camera is turned on. • Your digital camera must be switched from PictBridge mode to mass storage mode. Connect your USB flash drive or digital camera to the USB direct interface (1) on the front of the machine. The LCD displays the Checking Device message.
  • Page 37: Paper Size

    Printing Methods Press a or b ( + or -) to choose the folder name or file name you want to print. If you have selected the folder name, press OK. Press a or b ( + or -) to choose the file name, and then press OK.
  • Page 38 Printing Methods Press OK or Go to start printing. IMPORTANT • To prevent damage to your machine, DO NOT connect any device other than a digital camera or USB flash drive to the USB direct interface. • DO NOT remove the USB flash drive or digital camera from the USB direct interface until the machine has finished printing.
  • Page 39: Driver And Software

     CUPS printer driver For more information and to download the printer driver for Linux, please visit your model page at http://solutions.brother.com/ or use the link on the CD-ROM we have supplied. Depending on Linux distributions, the driver may not be available or it may be released after the initial release of your model.
  • Page 40: Printing A Document

    From your application, choose the Print command. If other printer drivers are installed on your computer, choose Brother HL-XXXX series (where XXXX is your model name) 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 41: Printer Driver Settings

    Driver and Software Printer driver settings You can change the following printer settings when printing from your computer: BR-Script printer Macintosh Printer BR-Script printer ® Windows printer driver for Driver driver for driver Macintosh ® Windows Paper Size Orientation Copies Media Type Print Quality Document Type...
  • Page 42: Windows

    Click Control Panel on the Start screen. In the Hardware group, click View devices and printers. Right-click the Brother HL-XXXX series icon (where XXXX is your model name) and select Printer properties (Properties), and Brother HL-XXXX series if needed. The printer properties dialog box appears.
  • Page 43: Features In The Windows Printer Driver

    Driver and Software ® Features in the Windows printer driver For more information, see the Help text in the printer driver. NOTE ® • The screens in this section are from Windows 7. The screens on your computer will vary depending on your operating system.
  • Page 44 Driver and Software Paper Size From the drop-down list choose the Paper Size you are using. Orientation Orientation selects the position of how your document will be printed (Portrait or Landscape). Portrait (Vertical) Landscape (Horizontal) Copies Click a or b to enter the number of copies to be printed. Collate ...
  • Page 45: Print Quality

    Driver and Software NOTE • When using ordinary plain paper 60 to 105 g/m choose Plain Paper. When using heavier weight paper or rough paper choose Thick Paper or Thicker Paper. For bond paper, choose Bond Paper. • When using envelopes, choose Envelopes. If the toner is not fixed to the envelope correctly when Envelopes is selected, choose Env.
  • Page 46: Settings Dialog Box

    Driver and Software NOTE • The machine’s color sensor is very sensitive and may perceive faded black text or an off-white background as color. If you know that your document is black and white and you want to conserve color toner, select Mono mode.
  • Page 47 Driver and Software  Import... To adjust the print configuration of a particular image, click Settings. When you have finished adjusting the image parameters, such as brightness and contrast, import those settings as a print configuration file. Use the Export... option to create a print configuration file from the current settings. ...
  • Page 48 Driver and Software 2-sided / Booklet To print a booklet or do 2-sided printing, use this option.  None Disable 2-sided printing.  2-sided / 2-sided (Manual) To do 2-sided printing, use these options. • 2-sided The machine prints on both sides of the paper automatically. •...
  • Page 49 Driver and Software  Booklet / Booklet (Manual) Use this option to print a document in booklet format using 2-sided printing; it will arrange the document according to the correct page number and allow you to fold at the centre of the print output without having to change the order of the page numbers.
  • Page 50: Print Preview

    Driver and Software Paper Source You can choose Auto Select, Tray1, Tray2 or MP Tray and specify separate trays for printing the first page and for printing from the second page onward. Available if the optional tray is installed. Print Preview Preview a document before it is printed.
  • Page 51: Advanced Tab

    Driver and Software Advanced tab Change the tab settings by clicking the following settings:  (1) Scaling  (2) Reverse Print (3) Use Watermark  (4) Header-Footer Print   (5) Toner Save Mode  (6) Secure Print  (7) Administrator ...
  • Page 52: Watermark Settings

    Driver and Software Use Watermark Add a logo or text to your document as a watermark. Choose one of the preset Watermarks, or use an image file that you have created. Check Use Watermark, and then click the Settings... button. Watermark Settings ...
  • Page 53 Driver and Software  Edit Watermark Click the Add button to add the watermark settings, and then choose Use Text or Use Image File in Watermark Style. • Title Type an appropriate title for the watermark. • Text Type your Watermark Text into the Text box, and then choose the Font, Style, Size and Choose Color..
  • Page 54 Driver and Software Header-Footer Print When this feature is enabled, it will print the date and time on your document from your computer’s system clock and the computer login user name or the text you typed. Click Settings to customize. ...
  • Page 55 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 56: User Authentication

    Driver and Software Administrator Administrators have the authority to limit access to settings such as scaling and watermark.  Password Type the password in this box. NOTE Click Set Password... to change the password.  Copies Lock Select this check box to lock the Copies selection in the Basic tab to prevent users from printing multiple copies.
  • Page 57 Driver and Software Other Print Options You can set the following in Printer Function:  Color Calibration  Sleep Time  Improve Print Output  Skip Blank Page  Print Text in Black  Special Red Color  Print Archive Color Calibration The output density of each color may vary depending on the temperature and humidity of the machine's environment.
  • Page 58 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 factory;...
  • Page 59 Driver and Software Skip Blank Page If Skip Blank Page is selected, the printer driver detects blank pages and excludes them from printing. NOTE This option does not work with the following options: • Use Watermark • Header-Footer Print • N in 1 and 1 in NxN Pages in Multiple Page •...
  • Page 60: 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.  (1) Print profile list box  (2) Delete Profile  (3) Always show Print Profiles tab first ...
  • Page 61: Add Profile

    Driver and Software Add Profile Click the Add Profile button to display the Add Profile dialog box. Add up to 20 new profiles with your preferred settings. Type a title in Name. Choose an icon you want to use from the Icon list, then click OK. The settings shown on the left side of the printer driver window will be saved.
  • Page 62: Device Settings Tab

    Driver and Software Device Settings tab NOTE To access the Device Settings tab, see Accessing the printer driver settings on page 34. You can define the paper size for each paper tray and auto detect the serial number in the Device Settings tab as follows.
  • Page 63: Support

    Driver and Software Support Click Support... in the Printing Preferences dialog box.
  • Page 64 Driver and Software  (1) Brother Solutions Center Click this button to visit the Brother Solutions Center website (http://solutions.brother.com/) for information about your Brother product including FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), User’s Guides, driver updates and tips for using your machine.
  • Page 65: Br-script 3 Printer Driver Features (postscript 3™ Language Emulation)

    7. The screens on your computer may vary depending on your operating system. Printing Preferences NOTE To access the Printing Preferences dialog box, click Preferences... in the General tab of the Brother HL-XXXX BR-Script3 Properties dialog box.  Layout tab Change the layout by choosing the settings for Orientation, Print on Both Sides (2-sided), Page Order and Pages per Sheet.
  • Page 66 Driver and Software • Page Order Specify the order in which the pages of your document will be printed. Front to Back prints the document so that page 1 is on top of the stack. Back to Front prints the document so that page 1 is on the bottom of the stack.
  • Page 67 Driver and Software Tray1 Select this option to pull paper from Tray 1. Tray2 Select this option to pull paper from Tray 2. (Available if the optional tray is installed.) MP Tray Select this option to pull paper from the multi-purpose tray. The paper size in the multi-purpose tray must match the size defined in the printer driver.
  • Page 68: Advanced Options

    Driver and Software Advanced options Access the Advanced options by clicking the Advanced... button on the Layout tab or Paper/Quality tab. Choose the Paper Size and Copy Count (1). Paper Size  From the drop-down list choose the size of paper you are using. ...
  • Page 69 Driver and Software Change settings by choosing a setting in the Printer Features list (3):  Print Quality Choose one of the following print quality settings: • Normal Recommended for ordinary printing. Use this mode for good print quality with reasonable print speeds.
  • Page 70 Driver and Software  Toner Save Mode Conserve toner use with this feature. When you set Toner Save Mode to On, print appears lighter. The default setting is Off. NOTE We do not recommend Toner Save Mode for printing Photo or grayscale images. ...
  • Page 71 Driver and Software  Color Mode The following options are available in Color Matching mode: • Normal This is the Default color mode. • Vivid The color of all elements are adjusted to become a more vivid color. • None ...
  • Page 72 Driver and Software Ports tab 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 73: Uninstalling The Printer Driver

    (Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Click the Start button, point to All Programs, Brother, Brother Utilities and then click the drop-down list and select your model name (if not already selected). Click Uninstall. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  • Page 74: Status Monitor

    XP, Windows Vista and Windows Click Start > All Programs > Brother > Brother Utilities. The Brother Utilities screen appears. Click the drop-down list and select your model name (if not already selected). Click Tools in the left navigation bar.
  • Page 75: Troubleshooting

    FAQs on your model page for instructions. Visit the Genuine Supplies website Click the Visit the Genuine Supplies website button for more information on Brother genuine supplies. NOTE The automatic firmware update is active when the status monitor feature is enabled.
  • Page 76: Macintosh

    Select the Paper Size, Orientation and Scale. From an application such as TextEdit, click File, then Page Setup. Make sure Brother HL-XXXX (where XXXX is your model name.) is chosen in the Format For pop-up menu. Select the settings for Paper...
  • Page 77 Driver and Software From an application such as TextEdit, click File, then Print to start printing. For more page setup options, click the Show Details button. NOTE Save the current settings as a preset by choosing Save Current Settings as Preset... from the Presets pop-up menu.
  • Page 78: Choosing Printing Options

    Driver and Software Choosing printing options To control special printing features, choose Print Settings from the Print dialog box. For more information about the available options, see the following descriptions: Cover Page You can choose the following cover page settings: ...
  • Page 79 Driver and Software Layout  Pages per Sheet The Pages per Sheet selection can reduce the image size of a page by allowing 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 80 Driver and Software Secure Print  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 81 Driver and Software Print Settings Choose your settings in the Print Settings list:  Media Type Select one of the following media types: • Plain Paper • Thin Paper • Thick Paper • Thicker Paper • Bond Paper • Envelopes •...
  • Page 82 Driver and Software  Print Quality Choose one of the following print quality settings: • Normal Recommended for ordinary printing. Use this mode for good print quality with reasonable print speeds. • Fine The finest print mode. Use this mode to print precise images such as photographs. Since the print data is much larger than in Normal mode, processing time, data transfer time, and printing time will be longer.
  • Page 83 Driver and Software Advanced print settings When you click the triangle mark (c) beside Advanced, the advanced print settings appear.  Toner Save Mode Conserve toner use with this feature. When you select the Toner Save Mode check box, print appears lighter.
  • Page 84: Color Settings

    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. If you choose Printer Default, the timeout setting will be reset to the specific time set at the factory;...
  • Page 85 Driver and Software 2-sided Printing  Automatic 2–sided Printing Select Layout. Choose Long-Edge binding or Short-Edge binding in Two-Sided.  Manual 2–sided Printing Select Paper Handling. • Choose Even Only and Print. Reload the printed paper into the tray (blank side face down in Tray 1 Tray 2, or blank side face up in the MP tray).
  • Page 86: 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) on page 68 for Page Setup, Cover Page, Paper Source and Layout.
  • Page 87: Printer Features

    Driver and Software Printer Features Feature Sets: General 1  Print Quality Select one of the following resolutions from the Print Quality pop-up menu: • Normal Recommended for ordinary printing. Use this mode for good print quality with reasonable print speeds. •...
  • Page 88 Driver and Software  Toner Save Mode When you select the Toner Save Mode check box, print appears lighter. The default setting is Off (unchecked). NOTE We do not recommend Toner Save Mode for printing Photo or grayscale images.  Sleep Time [Min.] When the machine does not receive data for a certain period of time, it enters Sleep mode.
  • Page 89 Driver and Software Feature Sets: General 2  Improve Gray Color You can improve the image of a shaded area.  Enhance Black Printing If a black graphic does not print correctly, choose this setting.  Halftone Screen Lock This lock stops other applications from modifying the Halftone settings. The Default setting is On (checked).
  • Page 90 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 91: Removing The Printer Driver

    Driver and Software Removing the printer driver Log on as an ‘Administrator’. From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences. Click Print & Scan or Printers & Scanners , then select the printer you want to remove and remove it by clicking the - button. Click Delete Printer.
  • Page 92: Status Monitor

    The Status Monitor utility is a configurable software tool for monitoring the status of the machine; it lets you see error messages such as paper empty or paper jam at pre-set update intervals and access the Web Based Management utility. Check the device status by launching Brother Status Monitor following these steps: ...
  • Page 93 Status Monitor icon in the dock. Quitting the window Click Brother Status Monitor in the menu bar, and then select Quit Status Monitor from the pop-up menu. Web Based Management (Network Connection only) Access the Web Based Management System by clicking the machine icon on the Status Monitor screen. A standard Web Browser can be used to manage your machine using HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol).
  • Page 94: Software

    Driver and Software Software Software for networks For information about network utility software, see the Network User's Guide.
  • Page 95: General Information

    General Information Control panel This machine has one Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), eight buttons and two Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) on the control panel. The LCD is a 16 character two-line display. Control panel overview 1 LCD The LCD displays messages to help you set up and use your machine.
  • Page 96 General Information Power On/Off You can turn the machine on and off. Press to turn the machine on. Press and hold down to turn the machine off. The LCD displays Shutting Down and stays on for a few seconds before going off. 3 Menu Buttons: a or b ( + or -) Press a or b ( + or -) to scroll through the menus and options.
  • Page 97: 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 98: Settings Table

    General Information Settings table How to access the menu mode Press any Menu buttons (a, b, OK or Back) to take the machine offline. Scroll through each menu level by pressing a or b ( + or -) for the direction you want. Press OK when the option you want appears on the LCD.
  • Page 99 General Information Machine Info. Submenu 1 Submenu 2 Menu Options Descriptions Selections Prints the Printer Settings page. Print Settings Print NetSetting - Prints the Network Configuration Report. Prints the test page. Test Print Prints the drum dot check sheet. Drum Dot Print Prints the font list and samples of HP Print Font HP LaserJet...
  • Page 100: Drum Unit

    General Information Machine Info. (continued) Submenu 1 Submenu 2 Menu Options Descriptions Selections Displays the remaining life for each toner Parts Life Toner Life Black(BK) cartridge. Cyan(C) For example, if the remaining life for the Magenta(M) - black toner cartridge is 20%, the LCD Yellow(Y) displays the following: BK oonnnnnnnn...
  • Page 101 General Information Paper Tray Submenu Options Descriptions Auto* / MP Only / Tray1 Only / Select the tray that will be used. Tray Use Tray2 Only (Without Tray2 installed) When Auto is chosen in Tray Use, the machine Priority MP>T1* / T1>MP chooses the order in which it uses the paper trays that contain paper of the same size.
  • Page 102: General Setup

    General Information General Setup Submenu Menu Selections Options Descriptions English* / Français... Select the LCD language for your Local Language country. On / Off* Increases the page yield of the toner Ecology Toner Save cartridge. 0 / 1 / 2 / 3* / 4 / 5 / ... Min Set the time to return to Power Save Sleep Time mode.
  • Page 103 General Information Print Menu Submenu Menu Selections Options Descriptions Auto* / HP LaserJet / Chooses the emulation mode you Emulation use. BR-Script 3 On* / Off Select this setting if you want the Auto Continue machine to clear paper size errors. Auto* / Color / Mono Sets the output color.
  • Page 104 General Information Print Menu (continued) Submenu Menu Selections Options Descriptions PC-8* / PC-8 D/N / ... Sets the symbol set or the character HP LaserJet Symbol Set set. (Continued) Prints the code table. Table Print If Change Emulation appears on the LCD, select Auto or HP LaserJet in Emulation of the Print Menu (...
  • Page 105 CAPT Technology) for optimal print quality when printing a PS file created by a non-Brother PS driver. Colors and photos appear clearer and more accurate. Print speed will be slower. The factory settings are shown in Bold with an asterisk.
  • Page 106: Wired Status

    General Information Network Submenu 1 Submenu 2 Menu Selections Options Descriptions Auto* / Static / RARP / Chooses the IP method TCP/IP Boot Method BOOTP / DHCP that best suits your needs. Enter the IP address. IP Address ###.###.###.### (000.000.000.000)* Enter the Subnet mask.
  • Page 107 General Information Reset Menu Type of Reset Description Restores all network settings of the internal print server to the factory settings. Network Resets the machine and restores the printer settings (including command settings) to the Factory Reset factory settings. The factory settings are shown in Bold with an asterisk. Color Correction Submenu Menu Selections...
  • Page 108 General Information Direct Print Submenu Options Descriptions A4* / Letter/ JIS B5 / B5 / A5 / A5 L / Set the paper size when printing directly from Paper Size A6 / Executive / Legal / Folio / the USB flash drive. Com-10 / Monarch / C5 / DL / 16K(195x270mm) /16K(184x260mm) / 16K(197x273mm)
  • Page 109: Printing Secure Documents

    General Information Printing Secure documents Secure documents Secure documents are protected by a password and only those people who know the password will be able to print the document. The machine will not print the document when you send it for printing. To print the document, you must enter the password at the control panel of the machine.
  • Page 110: Security Features

    Make a careful note of your password. If you forget it, you must reset the passwords stored in the machine. Please call your administrator, Brother customer service or your local Brother dealer. While Setting Lock is On, you cannot change the following settings without the password: ...
  • Page 111: Secure Function Lock 3.0

    • Make a careful note of your password. If you forget it, you must reset the password stored in the machine. For information about how to reset the password call Brother customer service or your local Brother dealer. • Only administrators can set limitations and make changes for each user.
  • Page 112: Ipsec

    General Information IPSec IPsec (Internet Protocol Security) is a security protocol that uses an optional Internet Protocol function to prevent manipulation and ensure the confidentiality of data transmitted as IP packets. IPsec encrypts data carried over the network, such as print data sent from computers to a printer. Because the data is encrypted at the network layer, applications that use a higher-level protocol use IPsec even if the user is not aware of its use.
  • Page 113: Ecology Features

    General Information Ecology features Toner Save Save toner by using this feature. When you set Toner Save to On, print appears lighter. The default setting is Off. Press a or b ( + or -) to choose General Setup. Press OK. Press a or b ( + or -) to choose Ecology.
  • Page 114: Auto Power Off

    General Information Auto Power Off If the machine is in Deep Sleep mode for a certain length of time, it will go into Power Off mode. To start printing, press on the control panel, and then send the print job. You can choose how long the machine must be in Deep Sleep mode before it goes into Auto Power Off mode, by following these steps: Press a or b ( + or -) to choose General Setup.
  • Page 115: Quiet Mode Feature

    General Information Quiet mode feature The Quiet mode setting can reduce printing noise. When Quiet Mode is turned on, the print speed becomes slower. The default setting is Off. Turning Quiet mode on/off Press a or b ( + or -) to choose General Setup. Press OK. Press a or b ( + or -) to choose Ecology.
  • Page 116: Color Correction

    General Information Color Correction The output density and print position for each color may vary depending on the machine's environment, such as temperature and humidity. Color Calibration Calibration helps you improve the color density. NOTE ® • If you are using the Windows printer driver, the driver will get the calibration data automatically if both the Use Calibration Data and Get Device Data Automatically check boxes are selected.
  • Page 117: Color Registration

    General Information Color Registration Registration helps you improve the print position for each color. Press a or b ( + or -) to choose Color Correction. Press OK. Press a or b ( + or -) to choose Registration. Press OK. Press a to choose Yes.
  • Page 118: Options

    Options This machine has the following optional accessories. You can increase the capabilities of the machine with these items. Lower tray SO-DIMM memory LT-320CL See Lower tray (LT-320CL) on page 111. See SO-DIMM on page 112.
  • Page 119: Lower Tray (lt-320cl)

    Options Lower tray (LT-320CL) One optional lower tray (Tray 2) can be installed on HL-L8250CDN, and the lower tray can hold up to 500 sheets of 80 g/m paper. When the optional lower tray is installed, the machine can hold up to 800 sheets of plain 80 g/m paper.
  • Page 120: So-dimm

    Capacity: 256 MB Height: 30.0 mm DRAM type: DDR2 SDRAM NOTE • There might be some SO-DIMMs that will not work with the machine. • For more information, call the dealer you bought the machine from or Brother customer service.
  • Page 121: Installing Extra Memory

    Options Installing extra memory Turn off the machine’s power switch. Disconnect the interface cables from the machine, and then unplug the power cord from the AC power outlet. NOTE Always unplug the power cord from the AC power outlet before installing or removing the SO-DIMM. Remove the plastic (1) and then the metal (2) SO-DIMM covers.
  • Page 122 Options Hold the SO-DIMM by the edges and align the notches in the SO-DIMM with the protrusions in the slot. Insert the SO-DIMM diagonally (1), then tilt it toward the interface board until it locks into place (2). Put the metal (2) and then the plastic (1) SO-DIMM covers back on. Plug the machine’s power cord back into the AC power outlet first, and then connect the interface cables.
  • Page 123: Routine Maintenance

    You must replace supplies when the machine indicates that the life of the supply is over. You can replace the following supplies yourself. Using non-Brother supplies is not recommended and may affect the print quality, hardware performance, and machine reliability.
  • Page 124 Routine Maintenance The following messages appear on the LCD in the Ready mode. These messages provide advanced warnings to replace supplies before they reach their end of life. To avoid any inconvenience, you may want to buy spare supplies before the machine stops printing. LCD messages Supply to get Approximate life...
  • Page 125 Waste toner box See page 138 WT-320CL Replace WT Box 50,000 pages Fuser unit Call your dealer or Brother customer service Replace Fuser 100,000 pages for a replacement fuser unit. Paper feeding kit Call your dealer or Brother customer service...
  • Page 126 • Frequency of replacement supplies except toner cartridges will vary depending on the print volume, types of media used, and powering on/off of the machine. • Availability of toner cartridges differs from one country to another. Visit the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com/ or contact your local Brother office for further details.
  • Page 127: Replacing The Toner Cartridges

    • It is a good idea to keep a new toner cartridge ready for use when you see the Toner Low warning. • To ensure high quality printing, we recommend using only Brother Original toner cartridges. When you want to buy toner cartridges, contact your local Brother dealer or Brother customer service.
  • Page 128 Routine Maintenance Replacing the toner cartridges Make sure that the machine is turned on. Press the front cover release button and pull open the front cover. Hold the blue handle of the drum unit. Pull the drum unit out until it stops.
  • Page 129 Routine Maintenance Hold the handle of the toner cartridge and gently push it toward the machine to unlock it. Then pull it out of the drum unit. Repeat this for all the toner cartridges. WARNING • DO NOT put a toner cartridge into a fire. It could explode, resulting in injuries. •...
  • Page 130 Routine Maintenance IMPORTANT • Handle the toner cartridge carefully. If toner scatters on your hands or clothes, immediately wipe or wash it off with cold water. • To avoid print quality problems, DO NOT touch the shaded parts shown in the illustration. <Toner cartridge>...
  • Page 131 • If an unpacked drum unit is exposed to direct sunlight (or room light for long periods of time), the unit may be damaged. • Brother machines are designed to work with toner of a particular specification and will work to a level of optimum performance when used with Brother Original toner cartridges. Brother cannot guarantee this optimum performance if toner or toner cartridges of other specifications are used.
  • Page 132 Routine Maintenance Hold the handle of the toner cartridge and slide the toner cartridge into the drum unit then gently pull it toward you until you hear it click into place. Make sure that you match the toner cartridge color to the same color label on the drum unit.
  • Page 133: Replacing The Drum Unit

    The drum unit is nearing the end of its rated life and will require replacement. We recommend you keep a Brother Original drum unit ready for installation. Buy a new drum unit (DR-371CL) and have it ready before you get a Replace Drum message.
  • Page 134 Routine Maintenance Replacing the drum unit IMPORTANT • While removing the drum unit, handle it carefully because it may contain toner. If toner scatters on your hands or clothes, immediately wipe or wash it off with cold water. • Every time you replace the drum unit, clean the inside of the machine (see Cleaning and Checking the machine on page 145).
  • Page 135 Routine Maintenance Turn the blue lock lever (1) at the left of the machine counterclockwise to the release position. Holding the blue handles of the drum unit, lift the front of the drum unit and remove it from the machine. IMPORTANT •...
  • Page 136 Routine Maintenance Hold the handle of the toner cartridge and gently push it forward to unlock it. Then pull it out of the drum unit. Repeat this for all the toner cartridges. WARNING • DO NOT put a toner cartridge into a fire. It could explode, resulting in injuries. •...
  • Page 137 Routine Maintenance NOTE • Be sure to seal up the used drum unit tightly in a bag so that toner powder does not spill out of the drum unit. • Discard used consumable items according to local regulations, keeping it separate from domestic waste. If you have questions, call your local sales dealer.
  • Page 138 Routine Maintenance Make sure the blue lock lever (1) is in the release position as shown in the illustration. Gently slide the drum unit into the machine until it stops at the blue lock lever. Turn the blue lock lever (1) clockwise to the lock position.
  • Page 139 Routine Maintenance Push the drum unit in until it stops. Close the front cover of the machine. When you replace the drum unit with a new one, you need to reset the drum counter. Instructions of how to do this can be found in the box your new drum unit came in.
  • Page 140: Replacing The Belt Unit

    Routine Maintenance Replacing the belt unit Model Name: BU-320CL A new belt unit can print approximately 50,000 pages (5 pages per job) or 20,000 pages (1 page per job) A4 or Letter size single-sided pages. Belt unit life is approximate and may vary by type of use. Belt End Soon Belt End Soon If the LCD displays Belt End Soon, it means the belt unit is near the end of its life.
  • Page 141 Routine Maintenance Hold the blue handle of the drum unit. Pull the drum unit out until it stops. Turn the blue lock lever (1) at the left of the machine counterclockwise to the release position. Holding the blue handles of the drum unit, lift the front of the drum unit and remove it from the machine.
  • Page 142 Routine Maintenance IMPORTANT • Hold the blue handles of the drum unit when you carry it. DO NOT hold the sides of the drum unit. • We recommend placing the drum unit on a clean, flat, level, stable surface with a sheet of disposable paper or cloth underneath it in case you accidentally spill or scatter toner.
  • Page 143 Routine Maintenance Hold the blue handle of the belt unit with both hands and lift the belt unit up, and then pull it out. IMPORTANT To avoid print quality problems, DO NOT touch the shaded parts shown in the illustrations. Unpack the new belt unit and install it in the machine.
  • Page 144 Routine Maintenance Make sure the blue lock lever (1) is in the release position as shown in the illustration. Gently slide the drum unit into the machine until it stops at the blue lock lever. Turn the blue lock lever (1) clockwise to the lock position.
  • Page 145 Routine Maintenance Push the drum unit in until it stops. Close the front cover of the machine. When you replace the belt unit with a new one, you need to reset the belt unit counter. Instructions of how to do this can be found in the box your new belt unit came in.
  • Page 146: Replacing The Waste Toner Box

    Routine Maintenance Replacing the waste toner box Model Name: WT-320CL The life of a waste toner box is approximately 50,000 pages. A4 or Letter size single-sided pages. Waste toner box life is approximate and may vary by type of use. WT Box End Soon WT Box End Soon If the LCD displays WT Box End Soon, it means the waste toner box is near the end of its life.
  • Page 147 Routine Maintenance Hold the blue handle of the drum unit. Pull the drum unit out until it stops. Turn the blue lock lever (1) at the left of the machine counterclockwise to the release position. Holding the blue handles of the drum unit, lift the front of the drum unit and remove it from the machine.
  • Page 148 Routine Maintenance IMPORTANT • Hold the blue handles of the drum unit when you carry it. DO NOT hold the sides of the drum unit. • We recommend placing the drum unit on a clean, flat, level, stable surface with a sheet of disposable paper or cloth underneath it in case you accidentally spill or scatter toner.
  • Page 149 Routine Maintenance Hold the blue handle of the belt unit with both hands and lift the belt unit up, and then pull it out. IMPORTANT To avoid print quality problems, DO NOT touch the shaded parts shown in the illustrations. Remove the two pieces of orange packing material and discard them.
  • Page 150 Routine Maintenance Hold the blue handle of the waste toner box and remove the waste toner box from the machine. IMPORTANT DO NOT reuse the waste toner box. WARNING • DO NOT put the waste toner box into a fire. It could explode, resulting in injuries. •...
  • Page 151 Routine Maintenance Unpack the new waste toner box and install it in the machine using the blue handle. Make sure the waste toner box is level and fits firmly into place. Slide the belt unit back into the machine. Make sure the belt unit is level and fits firmly into place. Make sure the blue lock lever (1) is in the release position as shown in the illustration.
  • Page 152 Routine Maintenance Gently slide the drum unit into the machine until it stops at the blue lock lever. Turn the blue lock lever (1) clockwise to the lock position. Push the drum unit in until it stops. Close the front cover of the machine.
  • Page 153: Cleaning And Checking The Machine

    Routine Maintenance Cleaning and Checking the machine Clean the outside and inside of the machine regularly with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth. When you replace the toner cartridge or the drum unit, make sure that you clean the inside of the machine. If printed pages are stained with toner, clean the inside of the machine with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth.
  • Page 154 Routine Maintenance Pull the paper tray completely 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, soft, lint-free cloth to remove dust. Re-load the paper and put the paper tray firmly back in the machine.
  • Page 155: Cleaning The Inside Of The Machine

    Routine Maintenance Cleaning the inside of the machine Press and hold down to turn the machine off. Press the front cover release button and pull open the front cover. Hold the blue handle of the drum unit. Pull the drum unit out until it stops.
  • Page 156 Routine Maintenance Turn the blue lock lever (1) at the left of the machine counterclockwise to the release position. Holding the blue handles of the drum unit, lift the front of the drum unit and remove it from the machine. IMPORTANT •...
  • Page 157 Routine Maintenance Wipe the four scanner windows (1) with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth. Make sure the blue lock lever (1) is in the release position as shown in the illustration. Gently slide the drum unit into the machine until it stops at the blue lock lever.
  • Page 158 Routine Maintenance Turn the blue lock lever (1) clockwise to the lock position. Push the drum unit in until it stops. Close the front cover of the machine. Turn on the power switch.
  • Page 159: Cleaning The Corona Wires

    Routine Maintenance Cleaning the corona wires If you have print quality problems, clean the corona wires as follows: Make sure that the machine is turned on. Press the front cover release button and pull open the front cover. Hold the blue handle of the drum unit. Pull the drum unit out until it stops.
  • Page 160 Routine Maintenance Hold the handle of the toner cartridge and gently push it toward the machine to unlock it. Then pull it out of the drum unit. Repeat this for all the toner cartridges. IMPORTANT • We recommend placing the toner cartridges on a piece of disposable paper or cloth in case you accidentally spill or scatter toner.
  • Page 161 Routine Maintenance Hold the handle of the toner cartridge and slide the toner cartridge into the drum unit then gently pull it toward you until you hear it click into place. Make sure that you match the toner cartridge color to the same color label on the drum unit.
  • Page 162: Cleaning The Drum Unit

    Routine Maintenance Cleaning the drum unit If your printout has white or black dots at 94 mm intervals, the drum may have foreign material, such as glue from a label, stuck on the drum surface. Follow the steps below to solve the problem: Make sure the machine is in Ready mode.
  • Page 163 Routine Maintenance Turn the blue lock lever (1) at the left of the machine counterclockwise to the release position. Holding the blue handles of the drum unit, lift the front of the drum unit and remove it from the machine. IMPORTANT •...
  • Page 164 Routine Maintenance Hold the handle of the toner cartridge and gently push it toward the machine to unlock it. Then pull it out of the drum unit. Repeat this for all the toner cartridges. IMPORTANT Handle the toner cartridges carefully. If toner scatters on your hands or clothes, immediately wipe or wash it off with cold water.
  • Page 165 Routine Maintenance Use the numbered markers next to the drum roller to find the mark. For example, a cyan dot in column 2 on the check sheet would mean that there is a mark in the “2” region of the cyan drum. BK - Black C - Cyan M - Magenta...
  • Page 166 Routine Maintenance When you have found the mark on the drum that matches the drum dot check sheet, wipe the surface of the drum gently with a cotton swab until the mark on the surface comes off. IMPORTANT DO NOT clean the surface of the photosensitive drum with a sharp object or any liquids. Hold the handle of the toner cartridge and slide it into the appropriate colored section of the drum unit until you hear it click into place.
  • Page 167 Routine Maintenance Make sure the blue lock lever (1) is in the release position as shown in the illustration. Gently slide the drum unit into the machine until it stops at the blue lock lever. Turn the blue lock lever (1) clockwise to the lock position.
  • Page 168 Routine Maintenance Push the drum unit in until it stops. Close the front cover of the machine. Turn on the power switch.
  • Page 169: Cleaning The Paper Pick-up Roller

    Routine Maintenance Cleaning the paper pick-up roller Cleaning the paper pick-up roller periodically may prevent paper jams by insuring the proper feeding of paper. Press and hold down to turn the machine off. Pull the paper tray completely out of the machine. If paper is loaded in the paper tray, remove it.
  • Page 170: Replacing Periodic Maintenance Parts

    50,000 pages for PF Kit MP and 100,000 pages for PF Kit 1, PF Kit 2, Fuser and Laser. Please call your local Brother dealer or Brother customer service when the following messages appear on the LCD: LCD message Description Replace the fuser unit.
  • Page 171: Packing And Shipping The Machine

    Routine Maintenance Packing and shipping the machine WARNING • This machine is heavy and weighs more than 21.6kg. To prevent possible injuries at least two people should lift the machine. One person should hold the front of the machine, and one person should hold the back, as shown in the illustration.
  • Page 172 Routine Maintenance Put the packing material (1) into the carton.
  • Page 173 Routine Maintenance Wrap the machine in a plastic bag. Put the machine on the bottom packing material (1) and the packing material (2) on the top of the machine. Match the front side of the machine to the “FRONT” mark on each packing material.
  • Page 174 Routine Maintenance Put the AC power cord in the original carton as shown in the illustration. Close the carton and tape it shut. <If you have a Lower Tray> Pack the lower tray as shown in the illustration.
  • Page 175: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If you think there is a problem with your machine, check each item below first and follow the troubleshooting tips. You can solve most problems yourself. Identifying the problem First, check that  The machine's power cord is connected correctly and the machine is turned on. If the machine does not turn on after connecting the power cord, see Other difficulties on page 188.
  • Page 176: Error And Maintenance Messages

    The most common error and maintenance messages are shown below. You can clear most errors and perform routine maintenance yourself. If you need more help, the Brother Solutions Center offers the latest FAQs and troubleshooting tips: Visit http://solutions.brother.com/.
  • Page 177: Jam 2-sided

    Troubleshooting Error message Cause Action Condensation may have formed Leave the machine turned on. Wait for 30 minutes Condensation inside the machine after a room with the front cover in the open position. Then turn off temperature change. the machine and close the cover. Turn it on again. The front cover is not closed Close the front cover of the machine.
  • Page 178 The machine has a mechanical Print Unable ## Press and hold down to turn the machine off. problem. Wait a few seconds, then turn it on again. If the problem continues, call Brother customer service or your local Brother dealer.
  • Page 179 It is time to replace the fuser unit. Call Brother customer service or your local Brother Replace Fuser dealer or a Brother Authorized Service Center to replace the fuser unit.
  • Page 180 Troubleshooting Error message Cause Action The paper size specified in the Press Cancel. Choose a paper size that is supported Size Error DX printer driver and the control panel by 2-sided printing. menu is not available for automatic The paper size for automatic 2-sided printing is A4. 2-sided printing.
  • Page 181: Paper Jams

    Troubleshooting Paper jams Always remove the remaining paper from the paper tray and straighten the stack when you are adding new paper. This helps prevent multiple sheets of paper from feeding through the machine at one time and prevents paper jams. Paper is jammed in the multi-purpose tray If the LCD displays Jam MP Tray, follow these steps: Remove the paper from the MP tray.
  • Page 182 Troubleshooting For Jam Tray 2: Use both hands to slowly pull out the jammed paper. NOTE Pulling the jammed paper downward allows you to remove the paper more easily. Make sure that the paper is below the maximum paper mark ( ) in the paper tray.
  • Page 183 Troubleshooting Paper is jammed underneath the Paper Tray If the LCD displays Jam 2-sided, follow these steps: Leave the machine turned on for 10 minutes for the internal fan to cool the extremely hot parts inside the machine. Pull the paper tray completely out of the machine. Make sure that the jammed paper does not remain inside the machine.
  • Page 184 Troubleshooting If paper is not caught inside the machine, check underneath the paper tray. If the paper is not caught in the paper tray, open the back cover. WARNING HOT SURFACE After you have just used the machine, some internal parts of the machine will be extremely hot. Wait for the machine to cool down before you touch the internal parts of the machine.
  • Page 185 Troubleshooting Use both hands to pull out the jammed paper slowly. Close the back cover until it locks in the closed position. Put the paper tray back in the machine.
  • Page 186 Troubleshooting Paper is jammed at the back of the machine If the LCD displays Jam Rear, a paper jam occurred behind the back cover. Follow these steps: Leave the machine turned on for 10 minutes for the internal fan to cool the extremely hot parts inside the machine.
  • Page 187 Troubleshooting Pull the blue tabs at the left and right sides toward you to release the fuser cover (1). NOTE If the envelope levers (3) inside the back cover are pulled down to the envelope position, lift these levers to the original position before pulling the blue tabs (2) down. Use both hands to gently pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit.
  • Page 188 Troubleshooting Close the fuser cover (1). NOTE If you print on envelopes, pull down the envelope levers (2) to the envelope position again before closing the back cover. Close the back cover.
  • Page 189 Troubleshooting Paper is jammed inside the machine If the LCD displays Jam Inside, follow these steps: Press the front cover release button and pull open the front cover. Hold the blue handle of the drum unit. Pull the drum unit out until it stops.
  • Page 190 Troubleshooting Turn the blue lock lever (1) at the left of the machine counterclockwise to the release position. Holding the blue handles of the drum unit, lift the front of the drum unit and remove it from the machine. IMPORTANT •...
  • Page 191 Troubleshooting Pull out the jammed paper slowly. IMPORTANT To avoid print quality problems, DO NOT touch the shaded parts shown in the illustration. Make sure the blue lock lever (1) is in the release position as shown in the illustration.
  • Page 192 Troubleshooting Gently slide the drum unit into the machine until it stops at the blue lock lever. Turn the blue lock lever (1) clockwise to the lock position. Push the drum unit in until it stops. Close the front cover of the machine. NOTE If you turn off the machine during Jam Inside, the machine will print incomplete data from your computer when it is turned back on.
  • Page 193: If You Are Having Difficulty With Your Machine

    • If you think there is a problem with your machine, check the chart below and follow the troubleshooting tips. You can solve most problems yourself. • If you need additional help, the Brother Solutions Center offers the latest FAQs and troubleshooting tips. Visit http://solutions.brother.com/.
  • Page 194 Troubleshooting Printing difficulties (continued) Difficulties Suggestions No printout. Check that the machine is not in Power Off mode. (Continued) If the machine is in Power Off mode, press on the control panel, and then re- send the print job. (See Auto Power Off on page 106.) The machine is not printing or Press Cancel.
  • Page 195 (Windows be installed. If the Security Software warning appears on the computer screen during the installation, change the Security Software settings to permit the Brother product setup program or other program to run. (Macintosh) If you are using a firewall function of anti-spyware or antivirus security software, temporarily disable it, and then install the Brother software.
  • Page 196 XP, Windows Vista , Windows Server ® ® 2003,Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2: Right-click the Brother HL-XXXX BR-Script3 icon and select Printer properties (Properties), and Brother HL-XXXX BR-Script3 if needed. ® ® ® For Windows 8, Windows Server...
  • Page 197: Improving The Print Quality

    NOTE Brother does not recommend the use of cartridges other than genuine Brother Original cartridges or the refilling of used cartridges with toner from other sources. To get the best print quality, we suggest using the recommended paper. Check that you are using paper that meets our specifications (see Acceptable paper and other print media on page 2).
  • Page 198 Replace the toner cartridge that matches the color of the streak or band  (see Replacing the toner cartridges on page 120). To identify the color of the toner cartridge, visit http://solutions.brother.com/ to view our FAQs and troubleshooting tips. ...
  • Page 199 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz. To identify the color of the toner cartridge, visit http://solutions.brother.com/ to view our FAQs and troubleshooting tips.  Install a new drum unit (see Replacing the drum unit on page 125).
  • Page 200 Identify the color causing the problem and put in a new toner cartridge (see Replacing the toner cartridges on page 120). To identify the color of the ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz. toner cartridge, visit http://solutions.brother.com/ to view our FAQs and ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz. 30 mm troubleshooting tips.
  • Page 201 Identify the color causing the problem and put in a new toner cartridge (see Replacing the toner cartridges on page 120). To identify the color of the toner cartridge, visit http://solutions.brother.com/ to view our FAQs and troubleshooting tips. Install a new drum unit (see Replacing the drum unit on page 125).
  • Page 202 Identify the color causing the problem and put in a new toner cartridge  (see Replacing the toner cartridges on page 119). To identify the color of the toner cartridge, visit http://solutions.brother.com/ to view our FAQs and troubleshooting tips. ...
  • Page 203 Troubleshooting Examples of poor print quality Recommendation  Make sure you lift up the two gray levers inside the back cover until they stop in the up position. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. 0123456789. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.  Make sure that the media type setting in the printer driver matches the type ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.
  • Page 204 Troubleshooting Examples of poor print quality Recommendation  Make sure that the envelope levers inside the back cover are pulled down to the envelope position when you print envelopes. See Loading paper in the multi-purpose tray (MP tray) on page 13. NOTE When you have finished printing, open the back cover and reset the two gray levers back to their original positions (1) by lifting them up until they stop.
  • Page 205: Machine Information

    Troubleshooting Machine Information Checking the Serial Number You can see the machine’s Serial Number on the LCD. Press a or b ( + or -) to choose Machine Info.. Press OK. Press a or b ( + or -) to choose Serial No.. Press OK. Default settings The machine has three levels of default settings;...
  • Page 206 Troubleshooting Settings Reset This operation will reset all the machine's settings back to the one that were set at the factory before shipment. Disconnect the network cable from the machine; otherwise the network settings (such as IP address) will not be reset. Press a or b ( + or -) to choose Reset Menu.
  • Page 207: A Appendix

    Appendix Machine specifications General Model HL-L8250CDN Printer Type Laser Print Method Electrophotographic Laser Printer (single-pass) Memory Capacity Standard 128 MB Optional 1 slot: DDR2 SO-DIMM (144-pin) up to 256 MB 16 characters 2line LCD (liquid crystal display) Power Source 220 - 240 V...
  • Page 208 Appendix Model HL-L8250CDN Noise Level Sound Pressure Printing m = 53.5 dB (A) Ready m = 27.9 dB (A) Printing m = 51.1 dB (A) (Quiet Mode) Printing d = 6.75 B (A) Sound Power Ready d = 4.06 B (A)
  • Page 209: Print Media

    Appendix Print media Model HL-L8250CDN Paper Tray Paper Type Plain Paper, Thin Paper, Recycled Paper Paper Input (Standard) Paper Size A4, Letter, B5 (JIS), A5, A5 (Long Edge), A6, Executive, Legal, Folio, 16K(195x270mm), 16K(184x260mm), 16K(197x273mm) Paper Weight 60 to 105 g/m...
  • Page 210: Printer

    Appendix Printer Model HL-L8250CDN Automatic 2-sided Print Emulation ® PCL6, BR-Script3 (PostScript 3™) 600  600 dpi Resolution Single side Monochrome Up to 28 ppm (A4 size) Print Speed print Up to 30 ppm (Letter size) Full color Up to 28 ppm (A4 size)
  • Page 211: Network (lan)

    (For Macintosh users) Brother BRAdmin Light is available as a download from http://solutions.brother.com/. ® (For Windows users) If you want more advanced printer management, use the latest Brother BRAdmin Professional utility version that is available as a download from http://solutions.brother.com/. Direct Print feature...
  • Page 212: Computer Requirements

    Printing 80 MB ® Intel Processor Operating OS X v10.8.x System OS X v10.9.x Third party USB ports are not supported. For the latest driver updates, visit http://solutions.brother.com/. All trademarks, brand and product names are property of their respective companies.
  • Page 213: 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 appropriate for the machine.
  • Page 214: Supplies

    Life of supply is approximate and may vary by type of use. NOTE • Brother does not recommend the use of consumables other than genuine Brother consumables. • Your machine warranty may not cover any damage arising from the use of non genuine Brother consumables.
  • Page 215: Important Information For The Toner Cartridge Life

    Appendix Important information for the toner cartridge life Color/Mono setting in the printer driver Users can change the Color/Mono settings on the printer driver as follows:  Auto The machine checks the content of the document for color. If color is detected anywhere in the document, it will print the whole of the document using all the colors.
  • Page 216 Appendix Color Correction The number of developer roller rotations that are counted may not only be for normal operations such as printing, but also for machine adjustments, such as Color Calibration and Color Registration.  Color Calibration (Adjustment of Color Density) To obtain stable print quality, the density of each toner cartridge needs to be maintained at a fixed value.
  • Page 217: Brother Numbers

    Appendix Brother numbers IMPORTANT For technical and operational help, you must call Brother customer service or your local Brother dealer. Register your product Please complete the Brother Warranty Registration or, for your convenience and most efficient way to register your new product, register on-line at http://www.brother.com/registration/...
  • Page 218: Index

    Index Numerics 2-sided printing ............22 General Setup ............94 Go button ..............88 Apple Macintosh ..........31 Auto Power Off ............106 Interface ..............202 Back button ............... 88 Jam 2-sided ............175 BR-Script3 ............57 Jam Inside ............... 181 Buttons ..............87 Jam MP Tray ............
  • Page 219 Index Packing and shipping the machine ......163 TCP/IP ..............98 Paper ..............2 Thick paper ............... 17 loading ...............9 Toner cartridge ..........119 recommended ............4 Toner cartridge life ..........207 size ................2 Troubleshooting ..........167 tray capacity ............. 3 error messages on LCD ........168 type ................

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