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MFC-845CW
Before you can use the machine, you must set up the hardware and install the software.
Please read this Quick Setup Guide for the correct setup procedure and installation instructions.
Installing the Driver & Software
Keep this Quick Setup Guide, the User's Guide and the supplied CD-ROM in a convenient place for
quick and easy reference at all times.
STEP 1
Setting Up the Machine
STEP 2
Setup is Complete!

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   Summary of Contents for Brother MFC-845CW

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    MFC-845CW Before you can use the machine, you must set up the hardware and install the software. Please read this Quick Setup Guide for the correct setup procedure and installation instructions. STEP 1 Setting Up the Machine STEP 2 Installing the Driver & Software Setup is Complete! Keep this Quick Setup Guide, the User’s Guide and the supplied CD-ROM in a convenient place for...

  • Page 2: Symbols Used In This Guide

    Symbols used in this guide Caution Improper Setup Warning Warnings tell you what to do to prevent Cautions specify procedures you must Improper Setup icons alert you to possible personal injury. follow or avoid to prevent possible devices and operations that are not damage to the machine or other objects.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Getting Started Carton components ............................2 Control panel..............................3 STEP1 – Setting Up the Machine Removing the protective parts ........................4 Connecting the battery charger cradle power cord ..................4 Installing the battery ............................. 4 Charging the battery............................. 5 Set your country ............................

  • Page 4: Getting Started

    Getting Started Carton components Carton components may vary from one country to another. Save all packing materials and the carton in case for any reason you must ship your machine. Quick Setup Guide CD-ROM User’s Guides Telephone Line Cord Cordless Handset Battery and Battery Cover Power Cord AC Adapter...

  • Page 5: Control Panel

    Getting Started Control panel 1 Microphone 8 Power Save key 2 Speaker Phone key 9 Stop/Exit key 3 Dial Pad 10 LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) 4 Telephone keys 11 R key 5 Mode keys 12 Fax Preview key 6 Menu keys 13 TAD (Telephone Answering Device) keys 7 Start keys For the details of the control panel, see Control panel overview in Chapter 1 of the User’s Guide.

  • Page 6: Step1 Setting Up The Machine

    STEP1 Setting Up the Machine Removing the protective Installing the battery parts Make sure you remove the battery, battery cover and cordless handset from the carton Remove the protective tape and film covering and from their individual packaging. the scanner glass. Remove the foam bag containing the ink cartridges from on top of the paper tray.

  • Page 7: Charging The Battery

    Setting Up the Machine Place the battery in the position shown. Charging the battery Place the cordless handset on the cradle with the dial pad facing forward. Install the battery cover by sliding it onto the back of the handset. Note •...

  • Page 8: Choosing A Location

    We recommend at least 3 m (9.8 ft) between the machine and lift the output paper tray cover (1). machine (base unit) or cordless handset and possible sources of radio interference. (MFC-845CW) 9.8 ft 9.8 ft Position the antenna on the...

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    Setting Up the Machine Fan the stack of paper well to avoid paper jams Gently adjust the paper side guides with both and misfeeds. hands to fit the paper. Make sure that the paper guides touch the edges of the paper. Gently put the paper into the paper tray print side down and top edge first.

  • Page 10: Connecting The Phone Line

    STEP1 Setting Up the Machine While holding the paper tray in place, pull out Connecting the phone line the paper support ( ) until it clicks, and then unfold the paper support flap ( Connect the telephone line cord. Connect one end of the telephone line cord to the socket on the machine marked LINE and the other end to a modular wall socket.

  • Page 11: Connecting The Power Cord

    Setting Up the Machine Open the ink cartridge cover (1). Set the receive mode to ‘Manual’ if you have an external answering machine. For details, see Connecting an external TAD (telephone answering device) in Chapter 7 of the User’s Guide. Connecting the power cord Connect the power cord.

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    Install each ink cartridge in the direction of the arrow on the label. Take care to match the colour of the lock Preparing System release lever (1) with the cartridge colour (2), as shown in the diagram below. Approx 4 Minutes brother XXXX...

  • Page 13: Print Quality Check

    Brother cannot guarantee this optimum performance if ink or ink cartridges of other specifications are used. Brother does not therefore recommend the use of cartridges other than genuine Brother branded cartridges with this machine or the refilling of empty cartridges with ink from other sources.

  • Page 14: Setting The Lcd Contrast

    STEP1 Setting Up the Machine Do one of the following: Setting the LCD contrast If all lines are clear and visible, press 1 (Yes) on the dial pad to finish the quality check. You can adjust the LCD contrast for a sharper and If you can see missing short lines, press more vivid display.

  • Page 15: Setting Your Station Id

    Setting Up the Machine Enter the two digits for the month on the dial Setting your station ID pad, and then press OK. Date/Time You should store your name and fax number to be printed on all fax pages that you send. Month: Press Menu.

  • Page 16: Setting Tone Or Pulse Dialling Mode

    STEP1 Setting Up the Machine Press Stop/Exit. Setting the phone line type Note If you make a mistake and want to start again, If you are connecting the machine to a line that press Stop/Exit and go back to step 1. features PBX or ISDN to send and receive faxes, it is also necessary to change the phone line type accordingly by completing the following steps.

  • Page 17: Choosing A Receive Mode

    Setting Up the Machine Press Stop/Exit. Choosing a Receive Mode For details, see Using receive modes in There are three possible receive modes: Fax Only, Chapter 6 of the User's Guide. Fax/Tel and Manual. Are you using the built-in See Digital TAD in Setting up the TAD TAD? Chapter 9 of the...

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    You will be pointed to the Brother Product Brother Solutions Center Registration Web page for quick registration of your machine. You can access the Brother Solutions Center which is a Web site offering information about your Brother Brother Solutions Center product including FAQs, User’s Guides, driver You can access the Brother Solutions Center which is updates and tips for using your machine.

  • Page 19: Step2 Installing The Driver & Software

    Follow the instructions on this page for your operating system and interface. For the latest drivers and documentations and to find the best solution for your problem or question, access the Brother Solutions Center directly from the driver or visit http://solutions.brother.com.

  • Page 20: Windows

    ® • If this window does not appear, use Windows Explorer to run the setup.exe program from the root folder of the Brother CD-ROM. ® • If you are using Windows 2000 Professional and have not installed service pack 3 (SP3) or greater: To access the PhotoCapture Center™...

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    The installation of PaperPort SE will automatically start and is followed by the installation of MFL-Pro Suite. When the Brother MFL-Pro Suite Software License Agreement window appears, click Yes if you agree to the Software License Agreement. Carefully guide the USB cable into the trench as shown below, following the trench around and toward the back of the machine.

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    The MFL-Pro Suite has been installed and the installation is now complete. Note MFL-Pro Suite includes the Printer Driver, Scanner Driver, Brother ControlCenter3, ® ® The installation of the Brother drivers will ScanSoft PaperPort SE with OCR and automatically start. The installation screens ® True Type fonts.

  • Page 23: For Wired Network Interface Users (for Windows ® 98/98se/me/2000 Professional/xp/xp Professional X64 Edition)

    Installing the Driver & Software ® Windows For Wired Network Interface Users ® (For Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000 Professional/XP/XP Professional x64 Edition) Important Improper Setup Make sure that you have finished the Make sure that the cable does not restrict the instructions from Step 1 Setting Up the cover from closing, or an error may occur.

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    Explorer to run the setup.exe program from the a wireless network and then want to set it up root folder of the Brother CD-ROM. on a wired network, you should check that the • If you see the following screen, click OK to install machine’s Network I/F is Wired LAN.

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    Software License selection and follow the on-screen instructions. Agreement. Click Finish to restart your computer. ® The installation of the Brother drivers will (For Windows 2000 Professional/XP/ automatically start. The installation screens XP Professional x64 Edition, you must be appear one after another.

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    STEP2 Installing the Driver & Software ® Windows 2 Click the Advanced tab and Settings... button. Note MFL-Pro Suite includes the Network Printer Driver, Network Scanner Driver, Brother ® ® ControlCenter3, ScanSoft PaperPort SE with ® OCR and True Type fonts.

  • Page 27: For Wireless Network Users

    MFL-Pro Suite. The following steps will guide you through the configuration and installation process. To achieve optimum results with normal every day document printing, place the Brother machine as close to the network access point (router) as possible with minimal obstructions. Large objects and walls between the two devices as well as interference from other electronic devices can affect the data transfer speed of your documents.

  • Page 28: Confirm Your Network Environment

    STEP2 Installing the Driver & Software ® Windows Confirm your network environment The setup process will be different depending on your network environment. Installation using SecureEasySetup™ If your wireless access point (A) supports SecureEasySetup™, you do not need to use a computer to configure the machine.

  • Page 29: Wireless Network

    SecureEasySetup™. See the user’s guide for your wireless LAN router or access point for instructions to configure your Place the Brother machine close to the machine for a wireless network. If your wireless router SecureEasySetup™ router or access point or access point does not support SecureEasySetup™...

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    STEP2 Installing the Driver & Software ® Windows Connection Error is displayed when the print server has not successfully connected to your router or access point. Try starting from step 2 again. If the same message is displayed again, reset the print server back to the default factory settings and try again.

  • Page 31: Network Configuration

    This will start the wireless setup wizard. ® WPA/WPA2-PSK is a Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-shared key, which lets the Brother wireless The machine will search for available SSIDs. If machine associate with access points using a list of SSIDs is displayed, use the a or b TKIP or AES encryption (WPA-Personal).

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    STEP2 Installing the Driver & Software ® Windows If your access point is set to not broadcast the Press OK when you have entered all the characters, then press 1 for Yes to apply your SSID you will have to manually add the SSID settings.

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    Note ® • If this window does not appear, use Windows Explorer to run the setup.exe program from the root folder of the Brother CD-ROM. ® The installation of PaperPort SE will • If you see the following screen, click OK to install automatically start and is followed by the ®...

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    2 Click the Advanced tab and Settings... button. Note This window will not appear if there is only one of this Brother model connected on the network as it will be chosen automatically. When the Brother and ScanSoft On-Line Registration screen is displayed, make your selection and follow the on-screen instructions.

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    9 Make sure if the new settings are added and are checked, and then click OK. The MFL-Pro Suite has been installed and the installation is now complete. Note MFL-Pro Suite includes the Network Printer Driver, Network Scanner Driver, Brother ® ® ControlCenter3, ScanSoft PaperPort SE with ®...

  • Page 36: Macintosh

    • DO NOT connect the machine to a USB port on until it locks securely into the open position. a keyboard or a non-powered USB hub. Brother recommends that you connect the machine directly to your computer. • Make sure that the cable does not restrict the cover from closing, or an error may occur.

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    Click Print Center, then Quit Print Center. software to install. After the installation, click Restart to finish installing the software. The Brother software will search for the Brother device. During this time the following screen will appear. When this screen appears, click OK.

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    Presto! PageManager icon and follow the on-screen instructions. Note ® ® When Presto! PageManager is installed OCR capability is added to the Brother ControlCenter2. You can easily scan, share and organize photos ® ® and documents using Presto! PageManager ® ®...

  • Page 39: For Wired Network Interface Users

    Installing the Driver & Software ® Macintosh For Wired Network Interface Users ® (For Mac OS X 10.2.4 or greater) Important Improper Setup Make sure that you have finished the Make sure that the cable does not restrict the instructions from Step 1 Setting Up the cover from closing, or an error may occur.

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    Please wait, it will take a few seconds for the software to install. After the installation, click Restart to finish installing the software. The Brother software will search for the Brother device. During this time the following screen • If you want to use the machine’s Scan key to will appear.

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    Add. Go to step 14. Note ® ® When Presto! PageManager is installed OCR capability is added to the Brother ControlCenter2. You can easily scan, share and organize photos ® ® and documents using Presto! PageManager ® For Mac OS X 10.4 users:...

  • Page 42: For Wireless Network Users (for Mac Os ® X 10.2.4 Or Greater In Infrastructure Mode)

    MFL-Pro Suite. The following steps will guide you through the configuration and installation process. To achieve optimum results with normal every day document printing, place the Brother machine as close to the network access point (router) as possible with minimal obstructions. Large objects and walls between the two devices as well as interference from other electronic devices can affect the data transfer speed of your documents.

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    Installing the Driver & Software ® Macintosh Confirm your network environment The setup process will be different depending on your network environment. Installation using SecureEasySetup™ If your wireless access point (A) supports SecureEasySetup™, you do not need to use a computer to configure the machine.

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    Installing the Driver & Software ® Macintosh Using the SecureEasySetup™ software to configure your machine for a wireless network Place the Brother machine close to the Important SecureEasySetup™ router or access point Make sure that you have finished the (less than 5 m/16 feet).

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    WPA/WPA2-PSK is a Wi-Fi Protected Access If your access point is set to not broadcast the Pre-shared key, which lets the Brother wireless SSID you will have to manually add the SSID machine associate with access points using name. Go to step 5.

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    STEP2 Installing the Driver & Software ® Macintosh Enter the SSID you wrote down in step 1 using Press a or b to choose TKIP or AES for the dial pad to choose each letter or number. Encryption Type and press OK. You can use the keys to move the Enter the WPA/WPA2-PSK password you...

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    Scanning in the Software User’s Guide on the software to install. After the installation, click CD-ROM.) Restart to finish installing the software. Click Add. The Brother software will search for the Brother device. During this time the following screen will appear. Note ®...

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    Add. Go to step 22. Note ® ® When Presto! PageManager is installed OCR capability is added to the Brother ControlCenter2. You can easily scan, share and organize photos ® ® and documents using Presto! PageManager ® For Mac OS X 10.4 users:...

  • Page 49: For Network Users

    ® The BRAdmin Professional utility for Windows is designed to configure and manage your Brother network connected devices such as network-ready Multifunction devices and/or network-ready printers in a Local Area Network (LAN) environment. For more information on BRAdmin Professional, visit us at http://solutions.brother.com.

  • Page 50: Bradmin Light Configuration Utility (for Mac Osx Users)

    X users) ® The Brother BRAdmin Light software is a Java™ application that is designed for the Apple Mac OS environment. It supports some of the features of the Windows BRAdmin Professional software. For example, using the BRAdmin Light software, you can change some network settings on Brother’s network ready printers and multifunction devices.

  • Page 51: How To Set The Machine's Network Settings To Wireless Lan Or Wired Lan

    LAN or wired LAN To restore all network settings of the internal Print/Scan server to factory default, please follow the To connect your Brother machine to a wireless or steps below. wired network you must configure the machine from the machine’s control panel for the network type you Make sure the machine is not operating, then are using.

  • Page 52: Entering Text

    For Network Users Entering Text When you are setting certain menu selections, such as the Station ID, you may need to enter text into the machine. Most number keys have three or four letters printed on keys. The keys for 0, # and l do not have printed letters because they are used for special characters.

  • Page 53: Consumables

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

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    Compilation and Publication Under the supervision of Brother Industries Ltd., this manual has been compiled and published, covering the latest product descriptions and specifications. The contents of this manual and the specifications of this product are subject to change without notice.

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