Brother MFC 8710dw Setup

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Brother MFC 8710dw Setup

To set up your Brother MFC 8710DW printer, perform the guided instructions given below.

  • If you are set up the new Brother MFC 8710DW printer, then first, you need to unpack it.
  • Unpacking is a process of taking the Brother MFC 8710DW printer out of the package and removing the protective tapes surrounding it.
  • After unpacking, you can start the hardware setup.
  • Connect the Brother MFC 8710DW printer to the power source using the power cord.
  • Turn on your Brother MFC 8710 DW printer and wait for it to finish the boot-up process.
  • After that, you are prompted to set the basic settings on your Brother MFC 8710DW printer such as date, time, language, receive mode, etc.
  • Load the A4 or U.S paper into the main tray of the Brother MFC 8710DW printer when prompted.
  • Similarly, install the ink cartridges into the printer when prompted by the Brother MFC 8710DW printer screen.
  • Once you finish the initial Brother MFC 8710DW printer setup, you can install its driver on your Windows or Mac system.
  • Before that, connect your Brother MFC 8710DW printer and the computer to the same network.
  • It can be through the wired, wireless, or USB interface.
  • Ensure that your Windows or Mac system is turned On while performing the connection.
  • After that, open the CD port on your Windows or Mac system, place the driver installation CD on it and close it.
  • If you have lost the driver installation CD, then you can download the Brother MFC 8710DW printer driver file from the official site.
  • Install the printer driver as per the instructions displayed on the screen.
  • After completing the driver installation, try to scan, or print on the Brother MFC 8710DW printer to check if the setup is done correctly.

Brother MFC 8710dw Driver

  • The Brother MFC 8710DW printer driver installation CD is provided with the product package during the first time purchase.
  • The installation CD, contains the Full Driver & Software Package, a separate drivers package, Utilities software, and Firmware files.
  • If you have lost the installation CD, then you can download the required driver file from the Brother printer official site.
  • To download the driver software from the official Brother printer site, you need to go to its official page.
  • Launch a web browser on your Windows or Mac system.
  • Enter the URL code of the Brother printer or Brother MFC 8710DW printer driver download keyword in the search field.
  • Click the Forward arrow beside the search field.
  • If you enter the URL code of the printer, then you will be directed to the official page of the Brother printer automatically.
  • If you enter the driver download keyword, then a list of driver download pages will appear on the screen. Now select the manufacturer’s web site from the list.
  • Perform the on-screen instructions to download the Brother MFC 8710DW driver.
  • Choose your Brother printer model, operating system, and the version type when prompted.
  • Click the OK button. Choose the software file that you want and click the Download button.
  • After the driver download process is done, install it on your system as per the instructions displayed on the screen.

Brother MFC 8710DW Toner

The Brother MFC 8710DW printer uses the DR720, TN720 black cartridge that can print up to 3000 & 30000 pages. If you face any issue on your Brother MFC 8710DW printer toner, then you can reset it. The reset process will fix most of the toner issues.

Brother MFC 8710DW Toner Reset

To know how to reset the Brother MFC 8710DW printer toner, perform the instructions given below.

  • Begin the reset process by opening the front door the Brother MFC 8710DW printer.
  • After that, locate the Clear or Back button on the Brother printer’s control panel and press it.
  • Press the Clear button until the Reset menu appears on the Brother printer screen.
  • Press the OK button followed by the 1 numeric key to start the reset process.
  • Wait for the reset process to complete.
  • Once it is done, close the front door of the Brother MFC 8710DW printer and start setting the toner from the beginning.

How to Scan Brother MFC 8710DW

  • Ensure that you have placed the original document on the scanner bed.
  • From the Start screen, tap the Down Arrow button.
  • Select the Windows Fax an Scan option. Click New Scan to initiate a new scanning process.
  • Choose the Brother 8710 DW printer from the list. Modify the Scanning Options according to your choice and click the Scan button.
  • The image or picture will be scanned, and the preview will be displayed on your computer’s screen. Make any changes if needed.
  • Save the file in a location of your choice on your computer.

Brother MFC 8710DW Scan to Email

  • Place the original document on the scanner bed in the first step.
  • Navigate to the Scan tab and select the E-mail option.
  • Once the Scan To E-mail dialog box opens, configure the scan settings.
  • Mention the target Application, File Type, Destination, Resolution, and other settings.
  • Click the Start Scanning button to initiate the scanning process.
  • The documents you placed will be scanned. The mail application will be opened.
  • Enter the Recipient’s address and tap the Send button.
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Brother MFC 8710DW Scan to pc

  • Position the original document or photo to be scanned on the scanner glass. Ensure that the side to be scanned is placed downwards.
  • Click the Scan tab and choose the Document Type. It is based on the document you have loaded.
  • Specify the Scan Size and click the Scan button.
  • Once the image or photo is scanned, it will be viewed on the Image viewer application screen.
  • Make any changes to the scanned data if required and click the Save button.
  • In the Save dialog box, mention the File Type, File Name, and location to save it.
  • MAC:
  • The initial step of the scanning procedure is to launch the ControlCenter on your system.
  • Click the Go button available in the Finder bar and select the Application option.
  • Choose Brother and then double-click on the ControlCenter option.
  • Select the Configuration option. Click Scan.
  • Make use of the File option to open the Scan To File Configuration window.
  • Go to the Software Button tab and modify any scan settings.
  • Click the Browse button to key in a location or folder to save the scanned documents.
  • Click OK, and the scan procedure will begin.

Brother mfc 8710dw scan to pdf

Make sure that the configuration for the scan to file feature is done.

  • For Window,
  • First, open the Control center and the select Brother utilities model.
  • Windows 7/10, tap Windows key or click Start Al Programs Brother Brother utilities.
  • Windows 8, on the start screen, tap the Download icon.
  • Then, choose Scan and tap ControlCenter4.
  • Home mode, tap the Device settings tab Device Scan Settings
  • Advanced mode, click Device settings tab Device Scan setting.
  • Now the Device Scan Settings window is shown, and make sure that you click the File tab and the choose the PDF(*.pdf) under the File type.
  • Proceed with the configuration settings and the tap OK.
  • Create a folder to save the scanned data on the Destination folder box.
  • For Macintosh,
  • Launch the ControlCenter.
  • Next, go to the Finder bar, select Applications Brother ControlCenter to open ControlCenter2.
  • The application will open and now tap Configuration Scan File.
  • Then, the Scan to file configuration will window is seen.
  • Tap the Device button tab and the choose PDF(*pdf) from the File type.
  • Proceed to configure the settings and tap OK.
  • Scan to PDF
  • First, make sure that you place the originals of the scanner glass.
  • On the Brother printer mfc 8710 printer, press Scan.
  • Then, choose Scan to PC by using the up and down arrow keys and press OK.
  • Similarly, choose the file and the press OK.
  • Next, make use of the Up and Down arrow keys to select the Start Scan option.
  • Now, press Start to proceed with the scanning process.

Brother mfc 8710dw wireless setup

You need the network name and the password to begin with the wireless setup process. Make the necessary connections with the printer and the computer using the power cord. Using the Menu button, select the network name, and make sure you choose Setup wizard. Enable the WLAN, and the brother mfc 8710dw wil start to search the network and connect to it. And now the connectio message wil be displayed. Proceed with the driver installatio process to connect with the network and make a test print.

Brother mfc 8710dw printer wifi setup

First, make sure of the wireless network settings of the wireless router.

  • Verify the SSID or the network name and the password before you proceed with the setup.
  • You ca also check the documentation give for the above.
  • Now, pug i the power cord to the brother printer mfc 8710dwand the plug it to a electrical socket.
  • Now, on the brother printer, press the Menu button that is found o the control panel.
  • Next, make use of the up and down arrows keys to choose the network and the continue to press OK.
  • Same way, use the up and down arrow keys to choose WLA and the and repeat the same way to select the Setup Wizard and press OK.
  • The you ca find the WLA enable? Popup appearing, choose Yes to allow the wireless network, and it will begin the wireless setup wizard.
  • The brother printer mfc 8710dw will start searching for the network and will show a list of current network names.
  • Now, use the up and the down arrow keys to choose the SSID that was written by you.
  • Verify whether you are making use of the authentication and encryption method. If so, type i the password and press OK, and then this settings will be confirmed.
  • Next, the brother printer mfc 8710 will now try to connect with the network.
  • The LCD screen will display the connection message.
  • The Brother printer mfc 8710dw will also print the Wireless connection report.
  • Now, insert the CD ROM that came with the brother printer mfc 8710dw to the computer.
  • Then, the mode scree is displayed, select the brother printer.
  • Next, make sure that you select the language that you want.
  • Now, the CD ROM mai menu wil be displayed, tap Instal MFL-Pro suite.
  • The License Agreement windows appear and tap Yes to Agree, and now the installation procedure wil start.
  • The License Agreement for MFL-Pro suite will appear, tap Yes to agree.
  • Then, select Wireless network connectio and proceed.
  • Tap the Wireless settings checked and confirmed checkbox and the tap Next.
  • Make sure that the brother printer is configured and select it from the list and the tap Next.
  • Now, the driver installatio process wil begin.
  • Now, the Online registratio scree wil appear, make sure that you select the necessary option and tap Next.

Brother MFC 8710DW fax Setup

The guidelines that are given below will help you perform the fax setup.

  • First, make sure you have an AC power cord. Attach it between the Brother 8710DW printer and the power outlet.
  • Switch on the Brother printer and then connect the telephone cord to the wall jack and the LINE port available at the backside of the printer.
  • In case you want to connect an answering machine, peel off the protective cap first.
  • Connect it between the EXT port and the answering machine firmly.
  • Next, you have to choose the Receive Mode. Tap the Menu option and press 0 followed by 1.
  • With the help of the Up & Down navigation keys, select a receive mode of your choice.
  • Tap the Stop/Exit button after enabling the receive mode.
  • Set the Station ID by navigating to Menu and pressing 0 and 3 options. Specify the fax number, telephone number, and the fax name.
  • Configure other Fax related settings such as tone, prefix, time zone, and more. Send a test fax to ensure that you have carried out the fax setup process successfully.

Brother MFC 8710DW Airprint

  • First, enable the Wireless feature on your mobile device.
  • Wait till the search for networks is over, and the list of networks are displayed.
  • Select a wireless network of your choice and enter the Network Key correctly.
  • Next, connect the Brother MFC 8710DW to the same wireless network as your device.
  • Check if the Brother 8710DW is turned on. Open Safari and access the page you wish to print.
  • Press the Share button and select the Print option. Check if the Brother printer is selected.
  • Key in the print settings and tap the Print option.
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Brother MFC 8710DW Troubleshooting

The Brother 8710DW printer might face issues at times. You can rectify it with the help of the solutions that are stated below.

Brother MFC 8710DW Paper Jam

  • The procedure stated here will help you clear the paper jam that has occurred inside the Brother 8710DW printer.
  • Make sure the Brother printer is turned on for the internal fan to cool the parts that have become hot.
  • Pull out the input paper tray from the Brother 8710DW printer.
  • The next step is to clear the jammed paper from the input tray.
  • Pull open the front cover by pressing the front cover release button.
  • Remove the drum unit and the toner cartridge assembly. Clear any paper that is present there.
  • Make use of the green lock lever to take out the toner cartridge from the drum unit.
  • Discard the paper that is present there and insert the toner cartridge in the drum unit.
  • Position the drum unit and the toner cartridge assembly in the Brother 8710DW machine and close the front door.

Brother mfc 8710dw poor print quality

  • First, try to clean the scanner glass using a dry lint-free soft cloth in case the print quality of the copied document is not good.
  • You need to clean the corona wires by adjusting the green tab inside the drum unit of the Brother MFC 8710DW printer.
  • If you are not able to resolve the print quality issue, replace the drum unit.
  • Turn the Brother MFC 8710DW printer on and then leave it for 10 minutes.
  • Open the front cover of the Brother MFC8710DW printer by pressing the front cover release button.
  • Gently remove the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly from the Brother MFC 8710DW printer. Remove the packing tape attached to the new drum unit and then replace the old drum unit.
  • Make sure to place the new drum unit correctly until you hear the lock sound. After replacing the new drum unit, you need to close the front cover of the Brother MFC8710DW printer.
  • On the Brother MFC 8710DW printer touchscreen control panel, go to Menu Machine Info Reset Menu Drum, and tap the Yes option when you the Reset Drum? message appears.
  • It will reset the drum counter of the Brother MFC8710DW printer.
  • If the print quality is not improving even after performing the above steps, you need to replace the toner cartridge.

Brother mfc 8710dw printer offline

When the ‘Offline’ error displays on the Brother MFC 8710DW printer’s status monitor, you need to follow the solutions below to resolve it.

  • On your computer, go to Control Panel Hardware and Sound Devices and Printers, and check whether your Brother MFC 8710DW printer is listed in the Printers and Faxes section.
  • Make sure to remove the copies of the Brother MFC 8710DW printer entries in the Devices and Printers window.
  • Right-click the Status Monitor icon on the tray and then select the Device to Monitor option.
  • Checkmark the box next to your Brother MFC 8710DW printer and click the OK button on the Device to Monitor window.
  • Also, make sure to choose your Brother MFC 8710DW printer on the Device to Display window.
  • Restart your Brother MFC 8710DW printer’s status monitor and then re-install it.
  • If the ‘Offline’ error persists, try to check the wired or wireless network connection, whichever is established.

Brother MFC 8710DW Won't Scan

  • Check if the Brother MFC 8710Dw printer is turned on and no error messages are displayed.
  • Verify if the connection between the Brother printer and your device is firm. Reconnect them if not.
  • Print a test page to check if your printer is in the ready state.
  • To do so, launch the Control Panel and select the Hardware and Sound option.
  • Choose Devices and Printers option. Find your Brother 8710DW printer and right-click on it.
  • Select the Print Test Page option.
  • Next, verify if you have installed the printer or scanner driver completely. Partial installation might lead to this problem.
  • Finally, print a Network Configuration page to check the IP address of the Brother printer.

Brother MFC 8710DW Won't Turn on

  • The first solution for such errors is to check if you have plugged in the power cord firmly to the 8710DW printer and power outlet.
  • If there is a loose connection, then the Brother printer wont turn on.
  • Next, check if it is in sleep mode. If so, gently tap the Power button once to wake up the printer.
  • If you have made use of any surge protectors, remove it and then check if the error has been sorted out.
  • Identify if the problem is with the printer or the electrical outlet. Connect the Brother 8710DW printer to a different power outlet.
  • If it turns on, then the problem is the power source.
  • In case it does not turn on, then you have to contact the technical experts.

Brother mfc 8710dw Driver for Mac

  • Launch the manufacturer’s website and enter the mode number, that is Brother mfc 8710dw in the search field.
  • Next, select the Full drivers and Software option from the available options.
  • Select the operating system that you are using, (Mac) and the select the language that you want and start to download the driver and the software package.

Brother mfc 8710dw Driver Windows 7

  • The Brother mfc 8710dw driver can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s site.
  • Open a new web browser and launch the manufacturer site. Type in the series of the Brother printer, mfc 8710dw,
  • In the search field. Select the Full drivers and Software download option.
  • Now, you can find two drop down menu, one is the operating system, and the other one is the version, that is Windows 7.
  • Make sure that you correctly select the operating system and the version and proceed to the next page by clicking OK. Then, choose the language and the begin with the download process.

Install driver for brother mfc 8710dw

  • First, go to the manufacturer’s website and enter the mode number, mfc 8710dw in the search field and click Search.
  • Now, under step 1, select the operating system type.
  • Under step 2, select the version that you are currently using.
  • Tap the search button to proceed.
  • Then, tap the Full driver and Software package from the available files.
  • Read the End User Agreement and if you agree, tap the Agree to the EULA and Download option.
  • The downloaded file wil be saved at the desired location.
  • Right-click on the downloaded file and select to Run.
  • The installation process will complete once after the on-scree instructions are done.

Brother MFC 8710DW firmware Update

  • Follow the forthcoming steps to update the firmware of the Brother 8710DW printer.
  • From the official site, download the firmware update tool and save it.
  • Ensure that you are not sharing the Brother printer, and the driver is already installed properly.
  • Go the downloaded location and run the update tool. Tap Continue in the Initial screen and click the Install For All Users of the Computer option.
  • Click the Install button available on the next screen. Enter the correct administrator username and password.
  • Tap the Install Software option and select More Info option from the next pop-up window.
  • Choose the language of your choice, followed by the Connect Directly option.
  • Select your Brother 8710Dw printer from the next window and tap Continue.
  • Click Yes in the information Collection window. The software update process will need to delete some data from your computer.
  • Choose the Continue option to agree to that. Wait until the software update is installed on your system.
  • Once the update procedure is over, the Successfully Completed message will be displayed on your computer’s screen.

Brother MFC 8710DW Manual

  • The Brother 8710DW manual can be downloaded from the official site.
  • Visit the manufacturer’s site and key in the printer model number as Brother MFC 8710DW, and tap Enter.
  • The list of available manuals such as Basic User’s Guide, Advanced User’s Guide, Network Guide, and more will be displayed.
  • Choose the guide you want to download and click the Download button available next to it.
  • Once the manual download process is over, you can open it from the Downloads location or folder.
  • Refer the manual if you want instructions on how to use the Brother printer effectively.

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