Brother MFC 7240 Setup

Brother MFC 7240 Setup

Brother MFC 7240 Unboxing

The all-in-one Brother MFC-7240 printer is designed to satisfy all your home and small office printing needs. This printer works with almost all the Windows & Mac operating systems. It allows you to perform the print, scan, fax, and copy operations easily and quickly. The only drawback of this multifunctional printer is that it doesn’t support a wireless connection. The USB cable connection is the only connectivity interface supported by this printer. Now, if you’re looking for simple and easy steps to perform the Brother MFC 7240 Setup process, then follow the step-by-step instructions given below.

Step 1: Unpacking the Brother printer

  • Initially, unpack your printer to begin the setup.
  • Inside the box, make sure that the installation CD-ROM, product registration sheet, AC power cord, quick setup guide, telephone line cord, drum unit & toner cartridge assembly (pre-installed), ADF output support, curled handset cord, and telephone handset are provided along with the printer.
  • Now, take the printer and its components out of the box.
  • Place your Brother printer on a clean surface and remove the outer packing materials surrounding it.
  • After removing the outer packing materials, go to the next step of the printer setup.
  • Note: If you have already unpacked your printer and it is ready for the setup, then skip this step and go to the next one.

Step 2: Unpack the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly

  • Open your printer’s front cover.
  • Take out the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly present inside the printer.
  • Remove the packing materials surrounding the drum unit assembly.
  • Now, shake and place the toner cartridge & drum unit assembly back into the printer.
  • Close the front cover of the printer.

Step 3: Install ADF Document Output support

  • Open the ADF Document Support.
  • Raise the control panel.
  • Now, unpack and insert the ADF Document Output Support on your printer.
  • Make sure that the support is installed properly.
  • Lower the control panel.

Step 4: Install the Handset (optional)

  • If you wish to use the Fax function, then get the curled handset cord provided along with your printer and insert it in its port.
  • Make sure that the handset cord is connected securely.

Step 5: Loading paper

  • Remove the paper tray from your Brother MFC 7240 Setup.
  • Get a stack of paper of the desired type.
  • Now, align the width guides of the tray based on the paper type you are loading.
  • Load the paper into the tray.
  • Adjust the width guides properly and place the paper tray back into the printer.

Step 6: Turning on the printer

  • Connect the AC power cord's one end to your printer’s power port and the other end to an electrical outlet.
  • Now, turn on the printer.
  • Wait for your printer to become stable.
  • Once the printer becomes stable, connect it to a telephone wall jack using the telephone line cord.
  • Configure the printer and fax settings by following the on-screen instructions.

Step 6: Installing the printer on your computer

  • Make sure that your printer’s initial hardware setup is completed.
  • Now, run the printer’s software installation file on your computer.
  • When prompted, connect your printer to the computer using the USB cable. (Note: Scroll down this page to know the Brother MFC-7240 printer’s USB setup in detail.)
  • Install the printer driver to complete the Brother MFC 7240 Setup.
  • Finally, print, fax, scan, or copy a test page to check whether the setup is done correctly.

BROTHER MFC 7240 USER MANUAL

Save your time in downloading your Brother printer’s user manual by clicking the Manual Download button provided on this page.

BROTHER MFC 7240 DRIVER

To perform the printer-related operations from your computer to the printer and to utilize almost all the features of the printer, its driver should be installed on your computer. Basically, the installation CD-ROM provided along with the printer during the purchase has all the necessary drivers needed to perform the printer-related operations. To download the Brother MFC-7240 printer driver for your Windows or Mac computer, scroll down this page.

BROTHER MFC 7240 DRIVER FOR MAC

  • Locate the Driver Download or Driver Download for Mac button provided on this page.
  • Click on the located button to initiate the driver download process.
  • Now, your macOS type will be auto-detected, and the printer driver available for it will start to download.
  • Once the Brother MFC-7240 printer driver is downloaded, run it on your Mac computer.

BROTHER MFC 7240 DRIVER FOR WINDOWS

The full driver & software package is the recommended Brother MFC-7240 printer driver for Windows. To download this driver package from the printer’s official support page, follow the instructions given below.

  • Go to the Brother printer’s official support page.
  • Click on the Downloads tab.
  • If necessary, choose your OS type from the drop-down menu.
  • Select the printer driver(s) that you want.
  • Download the selected drivers by clicking the button named Agree to EULA and Download.

BROTHER MFC 7240 WIRELESS SETUP

As discussed in the introduction, the Brother MFC 7240 Setup supports only the USB connection type. Scroll down this page to know how to perform the Brother MFC-7240 printer USB setup in detail.

HOW TO SCAN DOCUMENT USING BROTHER MFC 7240

You can scan a document on your Brother MFC-7240 and save it as a PDF file using the ControlCenter4 utility. Before performing the scan operation, you can configure the scan settings as per your desire.

Preparation

  • Initially, make sure that the necessary scanner driver is installed on your Windows computer.
  • If you wish to configure the scan settings, open the ControlCenter4 utility on your computer and perform the settings.
  • On the utility screen, click on the Device Scan Settings button.
  • Go to the File tab.
  • Set the File type, File name, destination folder, resolution, scan type, and document size of your desire.
  • Similarly, configure the other scan settings as per your desire.
  • Click Apply > OK.

Scanning a document as a PDF

  • Initially, make sure that your Brother printer is turned on and the document that you want to scan is loaded.
  • Now, on your computer, open the ControlCenter4 utility.
  • Check if your Brother printer is selected. If not, select it.
  • Now, click on the Configuration button.
  • Select Scan > File.
  • If you wish to proceed with the configured scan settings, then click OK to begin the scan operation.
  • Otherwise, configure the scan settings as per your desire and click OK.
  • Now, your Brother MFC 7240 Setup will scan the placed document.
  • Once the scanning is completed, a copy of it will be saved to your computer.

BROTHER MFC 7240 USB SETUP

The procedure for the Brother MFC-7240 printer’s USB setup process will vary based on your OS type. Initially, get the USB cable that is recommended by the printer manufacturer and download the printer driver file.

For Windows

  • Sign in to your Windows computer as an administrator.
  • Make sure that your Brother printer is turned on.
  • Now, open the printer driver file on your computer.
  • When prompted, connect your printer to the computer using the USB cable.
  • Install the printer driver by following the on-screen instructions.
  • After installing the driver, restart your printer if prompted.

For Mac

  • Initially, connect your Brother printer to the Mac computer using the USB cable.
  • Next, run the printer driver file on your Mac computer.
  • When prompted, choose your printer and the driver that you wish to install.
  • Once the driver installation is done successfully, print a test page to check whether the USB setup is done correctly.
  • If your Brother MFC 7240 Setup prints the test page successfully, it means that the USB setup is done correctly. Otherwise, you need to perform the USB setup once again.

BROTHER MFC 7240 TROUBLESHOOTING

The following section explains how to troubleshoot the Brother MFC-7240 printer issue-Paper Jam. To get remote assistance in resolving the same or any other printer issue, contact us.

PAPER JAM

Paper can jam in these parts of the printer-standard paper tray, back of the printer, and inside the printer. As soon as the paper jam error occurs, restart your printer. After restarting the printer, check if the paper jam issue is resolved. If not, remove the jammed paper manually from your printer. For example, if the paper is jammed in the paper tray of your printer, follow the below instructions to remove it.

  • Take the paper tray out of your printer.
  • Look for the jammed paper inside the printer.
  • If you find any, then remove it gently from the printer.
  • After removing the jammed paper, place the paper tray back into the printer and print a test page.
  • If the printer prints the test page successfully, it means that the paper jam issue is resolved.
  • Similarly, you can remove the jammed paper from the other parts of your Brother MFC 7240 Setup.

TONER RESET

The Replace Toner message will be displayed on the printer screen when the toner level becomes low, or its life ends. To clear this error, replace the existing toner with new genuine toner. After replacing the toner, its mode will be reset automatically.

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Brother MFC 7240 Printer Setup