Ultimate Guide: Brother MFC J3520 Setup

Brother MFC J3520 Setup

Brother MFC J3520 Unboxing

A beautifully designed Brother MFC J3520 printer works with the Inkjet technology and offers high-quality print outputs. With wireless printing and scanning functionalities, users can experience the enhanced high productivity of the printer. To know more about the Brother MFC J3520 Setup in detail, check this page.

Unboxing:

  • Open the printer packaging box.
  • Clear the box by removing the packaging materials from it along with the Brother MFC J3520 printer.
  • Remove all the protective materials from the printer.

Connecting Power Cord:

  • Connect one end of the power cord to the back of the printer and the other end to an electrical outlet.
  • Press the Power button to power on your printer.

Installation Of Ink Cartridges:

  • Open the ink cartridge cover of your printer.
  • Unpack the ink cartridge package.
  • Install the ink cartridges into the respective slots. Try to insert them in the direction of the arrow on the label.
  • Close the ink cartridge cover.
  • The printer starts to clean the ink tube system after the installation of the ink cartridges.
  • Do not unplug your printer during this Brother MFC J3520 Setup process.

Loading Paper:

  • Pull out the paper tray.
  • Slide the paper guides towards the end and then open the output paper tray cover.
  • Slide the paper length guides.
  • Now, close the output paper tray cover.
  • Load paper into the paper tray.
  • Place the paper tray back into the printer.
  • On your printer control panel, press OK and then check the print quality.

Installation Of Software:

  • Start installing the software either with the supplied product CD or by visiting your printer’s home page.
  • Insert the product CD into the CD/DVD drive of your computer.
  • Or else, go to the official Brother website to download the Full Driver and Software Package in the Downloads section.
  • Run the software program and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
  • When the Choose your Connection method screen appears, you can choose USB or Wireless connection as per your choice.

Brother MFC J3520 User Manual

A user manual is used to help the user understand the printer functions in plain language. Here's how to download the user manual.

  • On your computer, open a web browser.
  • Visit the official Brother website.
  • Click Support and Downloads.
  • Enter the product name and then click Search.
  • Click the Manuals tab.
  • Click Download.

Brother MFC J3520 Driver Download

Drivers act as mediators between the Brother MFC J3520 Setup and computer. The communications are enabled either by the use of USB cables or wireless connections. It allows your printer to understand the data sent from any device, such as a document that you want to print or scan.

Brother MFC J3520 Driver For Mac

  • On your computer, open a web browser.
  • Visit the official Brother website.
  • Click Support and Downloads.
  • Enter the product name and then click Search.
  • Click the Downloads tab.
  • Under Select OS Family, click the radio button next to Mac.
  • Under Select OS Version, choose the required version.
  • Click the blue OK button.
  • Click on Full Driver and Software Package.
  • On the next page, you’ll be asked to read the End-User License Agreement.
  • Accept and click Download.

Brother MFC J3520 Driver For Windows

  • On your computer, open a web browser.
  • Type the required URL in the browser’s address bar.
  • Hit the Enter key. The Brother web page opens now.
  • On the Brother home page, click Support and Downloads.
  • Enter the product name and then click Search.
  • Click the Downloads tab.
  • Under Select OS Family, click the radio button next to Windows.
  • Under Select OS Version, choose the required version.
  • Click the blue OK button.
  • Click on Full Driver and Software Package.
  • On the next page, you’ll be asked to read the End-User License Agreement.
  • Accept the terms and click Download.

Brother MFC J3520 Wireless Setup

Wireless Setup using the Setup Wizard:

  • Ensure that you’ve configured the wireless network settings of your Brother MFC J3520 Setup to communicate with your wireless router.
  • On your printer operation panel, press the Wi-Fi button.
  • Press Setup Wizard.
  • A Switch Network interface to wireless? message is displayed on the screen.
  • Press Yes.
  • Now, your Brother MFC J3520 printer will search for the available SSID.
  • Choose your SSID name and then type the Network Key.
  • Press OK.
  • The Wi-Fi LED on your printer operation panel lights up. It indicates that your printer is successfully connected to the wireless network.

The wireless setup is now complete.

How to scan Document Using Brother MFC J3520

Before you begin scanning a document, ensure that you’ve installed a scanner driver.

Scanning a document as a PDF file using the Touchscreen:

  • Load the originals.
  • On your printer operation panel, press Scan.
  • Press the left or right arrow to display to file.
  • Press to file. The available scan modes are:
  • to OCR
  • to Media
  • to Image
  • to E-Mail
  • to FTP
  • to Network
  • Press Start to use the default settings. You can also change the default settings according to your choice.

Brother MFC J3520 USB Setup

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

  • Insert the supplied product CD into the CD/DVD drive of your computer.
  • The Brother screen appears automatically.
  • Click Install and then click Yes.
  • Select the Local Connection (USB) option.
  • Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • When the Plug in the USB cable screen appears , connect one end of the USB cable to your Brother MFC J3520 Setup.
  • Connect the other end to your computer.
  • The installation window appears on the screen, and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup procedure.
  • Finally, click Finish.

Brother MFC J3520 Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting is the process of eliminating any hardware or software issues caused by your Brother MFC J3520 Setup or a computer. If your Brother MFC J3520 encounters a problem, try to identify what causes the problem and start clearing it out.

Paper Jam

  • Pull the paper tray completely out.
  • Take out the jammed papers.
  • Raise the Jam Clear Flap.
  • Remove the jammed papers.
  • Slowly lift the scanner cover and remove any jammed papers.
  • Now, open the Jam Clear Cover at the back of your printer.
  • Open the inside cover and remove any jammed papers.
  • Close the inside cover.
  • Close the Jam Clear Cover.
  • Put back the paper tray into the machine.
  • Close the scanner cover.

Replacing Ink Cartridge

If your printer’s LCD screen displays the message, Replace ink, then try changing the black ink cartridge.

  • Open the ink cartridge cover.
  • Press the lock release lever.
  • Remove the cartridge from your Brother printer.
  • Insert the new ink cartridge and gently push it.
  • Close the ink cartridge cover.

Brother MFC J3520 Printer Offline

Troubleshooting is the process of eliminating any hardware or software issues caused by your Brother MFC J3520 printer or a computer. If your Brother MFC J3520 Setup encounters a problem, try to identify what causes the problem and start clearing it out.

Deleting the print jobs from the print queue: (Windows)

  • 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.

Checking the printer status:

  • On your computer, click the Start menu.
  • Click Windows System and then select Control Panel.
  • Select Hardware and Sound.
  • Select Devices and Printers.
  • Search for your Brother MFC J3520 printer.
  • Once found, right-click your Brother printer.
  • Click See what’s printing.
  • On the next screen, select the Printer menu at the top left corner.
  • Deselect the Use Printer Offline option.

Printing blank pages

If your printer prints blank pages, ensure that you’ve installed the ink cartridges correctly.

  • On your printer operation panel, press the Ink button.
  • Press Test Print and then select Print Quality.
  • Press OK.
  • Now, the printer prints the Print Quality Check Sheet. You can now check the quality of the ink on the sheet.
  • Finally, click Yes to finish the Print Quality testing.

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 the Ink button.
  • Press the Cleaning option.
  • Press All.
  • Now, the printer starts to clean the print head.
  • Once finished, you can check the print quality and examine the nozzle check pattern.

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