QUICK STEPS: BROTHER DCP T220 SETUP

Brother DCP T220 Setup

BROTHER DCP T220 PRINTER UNBOXING

You can install the Brother DCP T220 printer driver on your computer and perform any kind of task the Brother printer supports. All the printer tasks can be performed with just a few clicks away. In this article, we have the steps for you to download the printer driver for different operating systems and some other older versions as well.

The steps to download the driver can be very useful if your Brother DCP T220 Setup does not have an installation CD or your computer does not have a CD/DVD drive.

(NOTE: Before we see the steps, ensure that your computer is connected to the Internet to download the driver)

  • Unpack your printer and take out all the accessories given along with it. You will receive a Brother DCP T220 printer, ink tanks, power cord, and a user guide.
  • Take out an ink bottle, open the cap, and remove the film gently.
  • Place the cap back on the ink bottle and tighten it firmly.
  • Open the ink tank cover, take off its cap, and pour the ink into the ink tank.
  • Close the ink tank cover with its cap.
  • Repeat the same process for all the ink tanks. Once you finish filling the ink tanks, move on to load the paper on your Brother DCP T220 Setup.
  • Take out the paper tray and align the paper guides towards the edges.
  • Get ready with the paper. Fan and align the paper gently and load them on the paper tray.
  • Slide the edge guides of the paper tray towards the paper and insert the paper tray into the printer.
  • Take out the printer’s power cord and connect it between your printer and an electrical socket.
  • Turn on your printer by pressing the ON button. Now the lights of your printer will show up.
  • On your computer, using your default browser, go to Brother printer’s official support page. Enter your printer model and download the appropriate driver for your operating system.
  • Install the downloaded driver on your computer by following the on-screen instructions.
  • You can check on the Brother DCP T220 Setup by printing a test page from your computer.

BROTHER DCP T220 USER MANUAL

  • In your default browser, go to the official Brother support page.
  • In the search field, type your printer model and click Enter.
  • On the Support & Downloads page, click on the Manuals option.
  • You will be taken to the Manuals page, where you can find different kinds of manuals like a quick setup guide, online user guide, product safety guide, and a list of additional feature guides.
  • Choose the user manual according to your preference and click on the Download button.

BROTHER DCP T220 DRIVER

A driver is software that helps your printer to understand your computer’s language. It just acts as a translator or a mediator between the computer and the Brother DCP T220 Setup. Brother drivers ensure seamless communication between your printer and computer. You can download the printer manual for free from the official Brother support page.

BROTHER DCP T220 DRIVER FOR MAC

  • In your default browser, visit Brother’s official support page.
  • In the search field, type Brother DCP T220 and press the Search button.
  • A list of printers will be displayed. Select your printer’s model.
  • On the Support & Downloads page, a list of options will be there just below your printer’s image.
  • Click on the Downloads option. It detects your operating system through your browser, and it will be automatically updated. You can also change it manually.
  • Select the OS family as Mac, select the version you are using, and click on the OK button.
  • A list of drivers, software packages, and utilities compatible with the selected OS will be displayed.
  • Select the driver you require.
  • On the driver download page, read the license agreements and click on the Agree to the EULA and Download button.
  • When you click the button, your driver will start to download in the background.
  • Install the downloaded driver by following the on-screen step-by-step instructions.

BROTHER DCP T220 DRIVER FOR WINDOWS

  • In your default browser, visit the official support page of your Brother printer.
  • In the search field, type Brother DCP T220 and press Enter.
  • Select your printer model from the displayed list.
  • You will be directed to the Support & Downloads page of your Brother DCP T220 Setup.
  • Click on the Downloads option. You can locate it just below your printer’s image.
  • Your operating system and its version will be automatically detected. You can also modify it manually.
  • Select the OS family as Windows, select the version you are using, and then click on the OK button.
  • A list of drivers compatible with your OS will be displayed. Select your preferred language and click on the driver you require.
  • On the driver download page, read the license agreements and click on the Agree to the EULA and Download button.
  • Now, your printer driver starts to download in the background.
  • Once the download is over, install the driver on your computer.
  • Follow the on-screen step-by-step instructions to complete the installation.

BROTHER DCP T220 WIRELESS SETUP

The Brother DCP T220 printer cannot support Wi-Fi connectivity. The sole option you have is to connect the printer to your computer using a compatible USB cable. Download and install the printer driver, just as mentioned in the previous section. Open the printer driver and start printing seamlessly.

HOW TO SCAN DOCUMENT USING BROTHER DCP T220

  • Before you begin to scan from your Windows computer, launch Brother iPrint&Scan.
  • From the main menu, click on the Scan option followed by the Scan to PC.
  • Click on the Scan to option and select the preferred scan type from the drop-down list.
  • Select the computer to send the scanned document and click on the Submit option.
  • Now, load the document to be scanned in the document feeder.
  • Press the Mono Start and Color Start buttons together to initiate the scan.
  • Your printer starts to scan the document, and you can access it on your computer.

BROTHER DCP T220 USB SETUP

  • Keep your Brother DCP T220 Setup turned off before connecting the USB cable.
  • On your computer, download the printer driver and begin the installation.
  • For a Windows computer, you can use the Installation CD.
  • The instructions displayed in the installation wizard will guide you through the setup.
  • When you are prompted, connect the USB cable between the USB ports on your printer and computer.
  • Finish the USB setup using the commands in the installation wizard.

BROTHER DCP T220 TROUBLESHOOTING

The simple solutions for some of the common issues that one could face with the Brother DCP T220 printer are given in the following section. We also provide remote assistance in fixing those printer issues.

TONER RESET

Your Brother DCP T220 printer does not use toner. Instead, the printer uses ink tanks. You just need to refill the ink tanks with Brother ink bottles.

PAPER JAM

  • If the paper got jammed inside the printer, turn off your printer and take out the paper tray entirely out.
  • Gently remove the jammed paper from the printer.
  • Open the back of your printer. Locate the jam clear cover and open it.
  • Remove the jammed paper inside it and close the jam clear cover as it used to be.
  • Insert the output tray into the printer and reconnect the power cord.
  • If you have not loaded the paper in the manual feed slot properly, you would probably end up in a paper jam.
  • To remove the paper from the manual feed slot, turn on your printer and load a sheet of A4 paper into the manual feed slot. It will be fed through the Brother DCP T220 Setup, and it would eject the jammed paper. Remove the jammed paper.

PRINTER OFFLINE

  • Make sure your printer is turned on and does not display any errors on the screen.
  • If you find any errors like paper jam or Ink/Toner empty, fix that error in the first place.
  • Check whether the USB cable connecting your printer and computer is working fine. Check all the connections. Ensure the connections are firm enough and check whether the offline issue has been fixed.
  • Make sure you have set the Brother printer as the default printer on your computer. Go to the Control Panel on your Windows computer and navigate to the Hardware and Sounds, followed by the Devices and Printers.
  • Right-click on your Brother printer and check whether it is set as the default printer.
  • Check whether you have kept your printer in offline mode or if you had paused the printer’s status.
  • Select your printer from the Devices and Printers section just as mentioned above and select See what’s printing. Then click on the printer and check whether the Use Printer Offline and Pause Printing options are selected.
  • If you find them to be selected, deselect the checkmark and verify whether the offline problem is solved.

PRINTING BLANK PAGES

  • If you had loaded the paper with the wrong paper size, your printer might fail to print the required documents. So load the paper which is accessible on your printer and check whether your printer prints correctly.
  • When the ink tank is empty, your printer cannot print any desirable pages. So if you find the ink tank to be empty, fill it up with the right color ink.
  • When the ink gets dried up or dust accumulates over the nozzle of the print head, it can be clogged. Take out the print head from your Brother DCP T220 printer and clean them with water. Once you remove the dried ink or
  • dust from it, clean it with a clean cloth. Now insert the print head into the holder and check whether you can print.
  • If the printer driver gets corrupted, the printer will start to malfunction. Uninstall the driver from your computer and reinstall it again. You can download the driver from the official website of Brother.

PRINT HEAD

  • If you cannot print good quality pages, the problem might be with the print heads. To ensure the print quality, your printer automatically cleans the print head now and then. You can also clean it manually.
  • Press the Power, Stop, and Copy buttons simultaneously. Power LED, Warning, LED, and Ink LED will light up for a second. Then the Ink LED light alone starts to blink.
  • If you want to clean all four print heads, press the Color Start button.
  • If you're going to clean the black print head alone, click on the Mono Start button.
  • Now your Brother DCP T220 Setup starts to clean the print heads. Print a sheet of paper to check whether the quality has improved.
  • If you have not fixed the print head issue yet, you need to replace the print head.