Complete Brother DCP T310 Setup Guide

Brother DCP T310 Printer Setup

Brother DCP T310 Unboxing

The user-friendly inkjet printer Brother DCP T310 is designed to print, scan and copy. It produces the best print quality outputs, and it is easy to set up. Kindly check this page for more information about the Brother DCP T310 Setup.

The basic setup procedure includes:

  • Unpacking
  • Turn ON Printer
  • Filling the ink tanks
  • Loading the paper
  • Software Installation

Let us learn the steps in detail.

  • Open the printer packaging box.
  • Gently, take out the Brother DCP T310 printer from the box and keep it aside.
  • Clear the box by removing all the other packaging contents present in it.
  • Remove all the protective materials from your Brother DCP T310 Setup.

Filling Ink Tanks:

  • Open the ink tank cover of your printer. Open the ink tank cap.
  • Now, unpack your first ink bottle and then remove the nozzle cap of the bottle.
  • Insert the ink bottle nozzle into the ink tank. Wait until the ink tank fills completely.
  • When completed, remove the ink bottle. Close the ink tank cap.
  • Repeat the same for the other ink tanks. Finally, close the ink tank cover of your printer.

Turn On Printer:

  • Connect one end of the power cord to the back of your Brother DCP T310 printer. You can now connect the other end to an electrical outlet.
  • Turn on the printer.
  • Your printer turns on immediately.

The hardware setup is now complete, and you can now proceed to the installation of the software.

Installation of the software:

Software installation can be done easily by downloading the Full Driver and Software Package from the manufacturer’s website. As Brother DCP T310 Setup comes with an installation disc, you can install the software by inserting the CD into your computer’s CD/DVD drive. You can follow the steps given below to download the software from the manufacturer’s website.

  • On your computer, open a web browser.
  • Visit the official Brother website.
  • Click the Supports tab.
  • Click Software and Downloads. Enter your printer model name and then click Search.
  • On the Downloads page, start selecting your operating system and then download the printer software.

Brother DCP T310 User Manual

  • On your computer, open a web browser.
  • Visit the official Brother website.
  • Click the Supports tab.
  • Click Software and Driver Downloads.
  • Enter your product name and then click Search.
  • Click the printer name. It directs you to the Downloads page.
  • Click Manuals.
  • Select Click to choose next to the Users’ guide.
  • Click View.
  • Click the Download the printable version of this guide link.
  • The PDF file opens in a new tab.
  • Click Download.

Brother DCP T310 Driver

Drivers act as a mediator between the printer and your computer. The communications are enabled either by the use of a USB cable or wireless connection. As your Brother DCP T310 Setup supports only a USB connection, communications are enabled through USB. Your printer understands the data sent from any device.

Brother DCP T310 Driver For Mac

    You can start downloading the Brother DCP T310 driver for Mac by following the steps given below.

  • On your computer, open a web browser.
  • Visit the official Brother website.
  • Click the Supports tab.
  • Click Software and Downloads.
  • Enter Brother DCP T310 and then click Search.
  • Click the printer name, and you’ll be directed to the Downloads page.
  • Under Select OS Family, select the Mac option.
  • Under Select OS version, select the required version.
  • Click the blue OK button.
  • Click Full Driver and Software Package.
  • Click Download.

Brother DCP T310 Driver For Windows

  • On your computer, open a web browser.
  • Visit the official Brother website.
  • Click the Supports tab.
  • Click Software and Downloads. Enter your printer model name and then click Search.
  • Click your printer name. It directs you to the Downloads page.
  • On the Downloads page, start selecting your operating system.
  • Under Select OS Family, click Windows.
  • Under Select OS version, select the required version.
  • Click the blue OK button.
  • Click Full Driver and Software Package.
  • You’ll be asked to read the End-User License Agreement.
  • Accept and click Download.

Brother DCP T310 Wireless Setup

As your Brother DCP T310 Setup supports only Hi-Speed USB 2.0, you cannot perform the wireless setup. You can print, copy, scan, and easily share your printer through a USB setup.

How To Scan A Document Using Brother DCP T310

Scanning Document Using Printer Operation Panel

  • Load your originals.
  • On your printer operation panel, press Scan.
  • Press the left or right arrow to display Scan to PC.
  • Press Scan to PC and then press OK.
  • Press Image.
  • Press Color Start to use the default settings. You can also change the default settings according to your choice.
  • he scanning process starts now.
Brother DCP T310 Installation

Brother DCP T310 USB Setup

    Before you begin the USB setup, ensure that your computer is ON and logged on with Administrator rights.

  • Make sure that you’ve downloaded the required software from the manufacturer’s website.
  • On your computer, browse your downloaded file and then double-click it.
  • Click Install and then click Yes.
  • You can now agree to the End-User License Agreement by clicking Yes.
  • On the next screen, select the Local Connection (USB) option.
  • Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • When the Plug the USB cable screen appears, open the document cover of your printer.
  • Locate the correct port.
  • Now, connect one end of the power cable to the USB port of your printer.
  • Connect the other end to your computer.
  • The installation window appears on the screen.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup procedure.
  • Finally, click Finish.

The USB setup for your Brother DCP T310 Setup is now complete.

Brother DCP T310 Connect

  • Get a USB cable that is recommended by the Brother printer manufacturer.
  • Now, on your computer, open the printer setup file.
  • Follow the prompts to reach the Select your Connection type screen.
  • Select the Local Connection (USB) option.
  • Connect your printer directly to the computer using the USB cable.
  • Finish the printer USB setup by following the instructions displayed on the screen.

Brother DCP T310 Troubleshooting

If your Brother DCP T310 Setup encounters a problem, try to identify what causes the problem and start clearing them out as troubleshooting helps in eliminating any hardware or software issues.

Paper Jam

If paper has jammed in the paper tray of your printer, then follow the below instructions to remove it.

  • Unplug the printer from the electrical outlet.
  • Take out the paper tray.
  • Start pulling the green levers inside your printer.
  • Take out the jammed papers completely out of the machine.
  • Also, remove the jammed paper from the Jam Clear Cover.
  • Put back the paper tray into your printer.

Refill Ink Tanks

If your printer’s LCD screen displays the ink low message, then try refilling the ink tank.

  • Open the ink tank cover of your printer.
  • Open the ink tank cap that you want to refill.
  • Insert the ink bottle nozzle into the ink tank.
  • Wait until the ink fills completely.
  • When completed, remove the ink bottle.
  • Close the ink tank cap and then the ink tank cover.

Printer Offline

If your Brother DCP T310 printer is offline, do the following:

  • On your computer, open the Control Panel.
  • Click Hardware and Sounds and then select Devices and Printers.
  • Open the print queue and then right-click the icon for your Brother printer.
  • Choose See what’s printing.
  • On the next screen, select the Printer menu at the top left corner.
  • Select Cancel All Documents.

Or else, set your printer as the default printer. Here’s how to set your printer as the default printer:

  • On your computer, open the Control Panel.
  • Click Hardware and Sounds.
  • Select Devices and Printers and then right-click the icon of your Brother DCP T310 printer.
  • Select Set as default printer.
  • A green checkmark is now displayed on your Brother printer icon.

Printing blank pages

  • On your printer operation panel, press Menu.
  • Press the up or down arrow to select Check Quality.
  • Press OK.
  • Press Color Start.
  • Now, the printer prints the Print Quality Check Sheet. You can now check the quality of the inks on the sheet.
  • Finally, press OK to finish.

Print Head

    To get a good print quality output, you need to clean the print head when needed. Here’s how to clean the print head.

  • On your printer operation panel, press Menu.
  • Navigate to Maintenance and then select Cleaning.
  • Press OK.
  • Press All and then press Color Start.
  • Now, the Brother DCP T310 Setup starts to clean the print head.