Brother MFC J885DW Setup

Brother MFC J885DW Setup

Brother MFC J885DW Unboxing Setup

To set up the Brother MFC J885DW printer, first, you need to unbox it. After that, do the initial Brother MFC J885DW Setup by referring the user guide. Install the Brother MFC J885DW printer driver on your computer by following the instructions displayed on the system screen. To check if the Brother MFC J885DW printer functions, try a test print on it. If you are facing any issue while setting up the Brother MFC J885DW printer, then you can contact our technical experts by clicking the Call button available on this screen.

Brother MFC J885DW Driver Download

To download the Brother MFC J885DW printer driver, perform the instructions given below.

  • Begin the Brother MFC J885DW printer driver download process by launching a web browser on your system.
  • Click anywhere in the search field of the web browser and type the Brother MFC J885DW printer driver download keyword or the URL code of the printer.
  • Press the Enter key on your system's keyboard.
  • A list of websites will appear on the screen if you have entered the URL code of the Brother printer, choose the official one from the list.
  • On the Welcome screen of the Brother website, you will be prompted to choose your Place of residence, select it, and click the OK button.
  • Click the Product Search or Downloads option and enter the Brother MFC J885DW printer keyword in the search field.
  • Click the Search button followed by the Inkjet Printer/Fax/MFC/DCP option in the Search by Product Category section.
  • Choose the MFC - J8 series in the MFC - J section.
  • Click the MFC - J885DW printer from the list.
  • Choose your OS family & the OS version type by clicking the Radio button beside it.
  • Click the OK button. Now, from the list of driver files, select the one you want and click the Download button.
  • Similarly, if you have entered the keyword, then you will be directed to the driver downloaded page.
  • After that, perform the same Brother MFC J885DW Setup instructions as discussed above.

Brother MFC J885DW Manual

To download the Brother MFC J885DW printer user manual, follow the instructions given below.

  • Go to the official site of the Brother printer using its URL code.
  • Choose your Place of residence from the list.
  • Search or enter the Brother MFC J885DW printer keyword in the given field and click the Search button.
  • Click the Manuals tab, and select your operating system and version type when prompted.
  •  Click the OK button and choose the manual file you wish to download.
  • Click the View or OK button.
  • The selected file will open in a PDF viewer and click the Download icon available in the PDF viewer.
Brother MFC J885DW Driver

Brother MFC J885DW Ink

The Brother MFC J885DW setup and supports four ink cartridges; cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. The black ink cartridges can configure up to 210 nozzles, and the other three color cartridges can be used to configure 3 * 210 nozzles. These ink cartridges are provided with the printer during the first time of product purchase.

How to Change Ink in Brother MFC J885DW

To change the Brother MFC J885DW printer ink cartridge, perform the instructions given below.

  • Get a new Brother MFC J885DW printer ink cartridge from the official site of the printer or a trusted retail store.
  • After that, open the ink cartridge access door of the Brother MFC J885DW printer.
  • Take the defective ink cartridge out of the Brother MFC J885DW printer.
  • Now, unpack the new ink cartridge and take the yellow cap from the cartridge.
  • Place the unpacked new ink cartridge into the Brother MFC J885DW printer.
  • Close the cartridge access door.

Brother MFC J885DW Wireless Setup

To set up your Brother MFC J885DW printer through a wireless network, perform the instructions given below.

  • Gather the SSID and security key of your wireless router.
  • Turn on your Brother MFC J885DW printer and touch the Wi-Fi icon available on the printer screen.
  • Choose the Brother MFC J885DW setup Wizard option and touch the Yes button.
  • Now the Brother MFC J885DW printer will look for the available wireless network.
  • Choose your wireless network from the list and type the security key in the given field.
  • Press the OK button followed by Yes.
  • Now, on your computer, install the Brother MFC J885DW printer driver.
  • Make sure to choose the connection type as Wireless and perform the on-screen instructions.
  • Finally, try a test print to check the printer function.

Brother MFC j885dw Airprint

The AirPrint feature on your Brother MFC J885DW printer is useful to perform the printing function wirelessly without installing the Brother MFC J885DW printer driver.

  • Go to Google Chrome on your computer and then enter the IP address of your Brother MFC J885DW printer in the address bar.
  • Select the AirPrint Enabled Submit to enable the AirPrint feature of your Brother MFC J885DW printer.
  • Proceed with the steps mentioned below to perform the printing function from your iOS devices like iPhone, iPhone, or iPod
  • Touch your Brother MFC J885DW printer.
  • Turn your Brother MFC J885DW printer on by pressing the Power button.
  • Launch the page you need to print from your iOS device.
  • Tap the Print option after uploading the page. Touch the Printer option and then select your Brother MFC j885DW printer from the Printer list.
  • After specifying the print settings, touch the Print button on your iOS device.
  • Once your Brother MFC J885DW printer receives the print job, it begins to perform the printing function.

Brother MFC j885dw Google Cloud Print

After creating your Google Account, make sure to register your Brother MFC J885DW printer with Google Cloud Print. Follow the guidelines provided below to register your Brother MFC J885DW setup with Google Cloud Print.

  • Open the web browser like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox on your device and type the Brother printer’s IP address in the address bar.
  • After logging into the Brother printer’s account, select the Google Cloud Print option.
  • When the Google Cloud Print window appears on the screen, select the Enabled option next to the Status field.
  • Type the e-mail address and the password under the Google Account section.
  • Make sure to checkmark the box next to the Sign in option.
  • After entering your Brother MFC J855DW correctly in the Printer Name bar, select the Submit button on the screen.
  • Proceed with the following guidelines to perform the printing function on your Brother MFC J855DW printer from Google Chrome.
  • Make sure the Brother MFC J855DW printer is turned on.
  • Launch the Google Chrome browser and then open the web page that you need to print.
  • Press the Ctrl and P keys simultaneously.
  • After selecting your Brother MFC J855DW printer from the Printer list, change the print settings like media type and paper size as per your requirement.
  • Select Print to perform the printing function with Google Cloud Print on your Brother MFC J855DW printer.

Brother MFC J885dw Print from Computer

Proceed with the steps given below to perform the printing operation on your Brother MFC J885DW printer.

  • Launch the Brother MFC J885DW printer driver after installing it on your computer.
  • Open the Printing window on your computer after choosing your Brother MFC J885DW printer.
  • Load some recommended media type like photo paper in the paper tray of the Brother MFC J885DW printer.
  • Make sure to select the loaded paper type from the Media Type drop-down list.
  • Select the paper size from the Paper Size drop-down menu.
  • Checkmark the box next to the Borderless option and also mention the number of copies in the appropriate field.
  • Set the color mode as Natural and the orientation as either Portrait or Landscape.
  • Select the OK button after specifying the other print settings as per requirement.
  • Now, your Brother MFC J885DW printer starts to perform the printing function.
Brother MFC J885DW Wireless Setup

Brother MFC j885dw Scan Setup

  • After placing the original document on the platen glass of your Brother MFC J885DW printer.
  • Establish a wireless network connection between the Brother MFC J885DW printer and the computer.
  • Select the Scan to Image option on the Brother MFC J885DW printer control panel.
  • Navigate to Options Scan Settings and then select the Set at Device option.
  • Then, change the scan settings like scan type, resolution, file type, scan size, etc., and remove background color as per your requirement.
  • After specifying the scan settings, press the Start button on your Brother MFC J885DW printer control panel to begin the scanning function.

Brother MFC j885dw Scan to PDF

For Windows,

  • First, open the ControlCenter and open the Brother Utilities.
  • On Windows 7/10, click Start All ProgramsBrotherBrother Utilities.
  • On Windows 8, click the Download icon and choose Scan followed by ControlCenter4.
  • Now, launch the Device Scan Settings window.
  • In the Home mode, click the Device Settings tab and select Device Scan Settings.
  • Under Advanced mode, click the Device Setting tab and select Device Scan Settings.
  • The Device Scan settings will be displayed.
  • Click File and choose PDF(*.pdf) under the File type menu.
  • Perform the Brother MFC J885DW setup and configuration and then click OK.
Brother MFC J885DW Scan

For Macintosh,

  • Go to the ControlCenter and open the ControlCenter2 application.
  • Click Go under the Finder bar and then select Application Brother ControlCenter.
  • Then, double-click the ControlCenter.
  • The ControlCenter will open, and the icon will be located in the dock.
  • Press the Ctrl key and simultaneously tap the File.
  • Click the Device Button tab and choose PDF(*pdf) from the File Type menu.
  • Make sure to configure the settings and tap OK.
  • Now, place the document on the scanner glass.
  • Then, press the Scan option.
  • Make use of the up and down arrow keys to choose the Scan to File option and then tap OK.
  • Choose Scan Settings with the up and down arrow keys and then click OK.
  • Next, in the same way, choose Set at Device and then press OK.
  • Set the Scan settings and confirm it by pressing OK.
  • To start the scanning process, press the Black or Color button.

Brother MFC j885dw Fax setup

  • First, Brother MFC J885DW setup the printer by inserting the paper trays, document, and the telephone headset.
  • Next, open the front cover and then access the ink cartridge door.
  • Now, install the drum unit and the ink cartridge assembly. Close the front cover and the ink cartridge door.
  • Now, connect one end of the phone cord and the other end into the port line on the Brother MFC j885dw.
  • Next, plug one end of the power cord to the power port and the other end to the electrical socket.
  • Then, power on the Brother MFC j885dw by pressing the Power button.
  • Next, tap the Fax icon.
  • Now, tap the Menu option and then select Fax Setup Receive Ring Delay .
  • Then, tap OK and then press Stop or Exit.

Brother MFC j885dw Sending & Receiving Fax

To send a Fax,

  • First, place the original on the ADF or on the platen glass of the Brother MFC j885dw.
  • Now, press the Fax icon and type in the Fax number.
  • Keep pressing all the digits on the touch screen.
  • Press the Address book or Call history caller ID history.
  • Now, press Fax Start icon and touch Send.
  • Select the Hook and hear the dial tone carefully.
  • Once the fax tones are clear, press Fax Start or Send. 

To receive a fax, 

  • First, tap the Fax icon. Next, tap Menu and then Select Fax.
  • Under that Select Brother MFC J885DW setup Receive Easy Receive or Fax Detect.
  • Select the ON option and tap OK.
  • Now, press the Stop or the Exit option.

Brother MFC j885dw Troubleshooting

Brother MFC j885dw can encounter issues such as paper jam, printing problems, network problems, and error messages such as cannot recognize ink, connection error, document jam, ink cartridges are low, no paper fed, tray not recognized, poor print quality, unable to scan, ink cartridges not installed correctly. Some of the common Brother MFC J885DW setup issues and the solutions for the same are provided in the following sections. For any technical assistance, you can reach out to the technical experts.

Brother MFC J885DW Paper Jam Issue

If there is any paper jam in the Brother MFC J885DW printer, you can follow these guidelines to clear the jam.

  • When there is a paper jam message on the Brother MFC J885DW printer, perform these steps. 
  • Power off the Brother MFC J885DW printer and detach its power cable.
  • Detach the Brother MFC J885DW printer's paper tray.
  • Grab the two levers inside the Brother machine to release the paper sheets jammed in the printer.
  • Locate the plastic tabs located on either side of the Brother printer. Use both hands to grasp these tabs and open the Brother printer's top cover.
  • Remove the jammed paper from the interior components of the Brother printer by pulling it out slowly.
  • Slide the printhead to the left and right. Take the jammed paper out of the Brother Printer and ensure that there are no paper bits stuck inside the printer. Lower the top cover.
  • Go to the Brother MFC J885DW printer's rear side and take a look at the jam clear cover. Lower it and look for paper bits stuck inside the printer. Remove them and then close the jam clear cover.
  • Reattach the Brother printer's paper tray and power cable. Power on the Brother MFC J885DW printer and then check whether the issue has been cleared. 

Brother MFC J885DW Printing Blank Pages

If the Brother MFC J885DW printer prints blank pages, you can follow these guidelines to fix this issue.

  • Go to the Start menu on your computer and click Devices & Printers.
  • Right-click the Brother MFC J885DW printer icon and choose the Printing preferences option.
  • Choose the Maintenance tab and then view the options on the screen.
  • You can click the Check Print Quality option if you need to check the print quality of the Brother MFC 885DW printer.
  • Take a look at the print quality on the test sheet and then proceed to the next step.
  • Select the Print Head Cleaning option if the quality of printing is bad or blank pages are printed.
  • The options available on the screen include Black only, Color only, and All. Choose the All option to begin the printhead cleaning. Click Next.
  • The cleaning strength options which are provided include Normal, Strong, and Strongest. Choose 'Strongest' and then click the Next option. Click Start.
  • After the printhead cleaning is completed on the Brother MFC J885DW printer, check whether the Brother MFC J885DW setup and blank page printing issue is resolved.

Brother MFC J885DW Poor Print Quality 

If the Brother MFC J885DW printer's print quality is poor, you can follow these guidelines to fix this issue. Typically, printhead cleaning solves the print quality issues on the Brother MFC J885DW printer.

  • Go to the Brother MFC J885DW printer's control panel and tap the Ink icon.
  • Choose Print Head Cleaning. Alternatively, tap the Settings optionMaintenancePrint Head Cleaning.
  • Tap one of the three options which include Black only, Color only, and All.
  • Select Normal, Strong, or Strongest from the screen and then press Start.
  • Wait until the Brother MFC J885DW printer finishes the printhead cleaning and then check whether the print quality has improved.

Brother MFC J885DW Won't Print

If the Brother MFC J885DW printer does not print, you can follow these guidelines to fix it.

  • Print a network configuration page on the Brother MFC J885DW printer to check whether it is connected to the internet correctly.
  • Tap the Settings icon on the Brother MFC J885DW printer's control panelAll SettingsPrint ReportsNetwork ConfigurationOK.
  • Have a look at this network configuration page and check whether there is a network connection issue.
  • Check whether the Wi-Fi SSID mentioned on the page matches the SSID to which the computer is connected.
  • Check the Brother MFC J885DW printer's control panel for error messages. You can refer to the Brother printer's user manual to clear these error messages.
  • Typically, the Brother printer fails to print on account of paper jams and network connection setting mismatches between the computer and the Brother MFC J885DW setup.

Brother MFC J885DW Paper Feed

  • First, make sure that you insert the same type of paper in the input tray.
  • Take out the paper from the input tray, fan then and then insert them again.
  • Ensure that the paper does not stick to each other.
  • Remove the paper from the tray and then add some papers.
  • Make sure not to add the paper before the input tray is vacant.
  • Check whether the jam clear cover is closed correctly.
  • Now, check whether the glossy paper is placed with shining side facing downwards.
  • Insert one paper extra when you begin to print on Brother photo paper.
  • Check whether the paper is smooth and even on the tray.
Brother MFC J885DW Troubleshooting

Brother MFC J885DW Printing Blank Pages

  • First, make sure that the ink cartridge is inserted correctly.
  • Check whether it has enough ink to print.
  • Next, take out the ink cartridge from the brother MFC J885DW printer and shake it well and then install it again.
  • Now, restart the brother MFC J885DW printer and the computer.
  • Launch Windows service manager and then restart the printer pool services.
  • Next, try to change the ink cartridges.
  • Open the front door and the ink cartridge door.
  • Gently remove the empty ink cartridge from the drum unit.
  • Unpack the new ink cartridge and check for the color in the brother printer.
  • Next, load the new ink cartridges into the empty cartridge area.
  • Now, the ink dot counter will be reset.
  • If the issue persists, reset the Brother MFC J885DW printer.
  • Power off the Brother MFC J885DW printer.
  • Close the front cover and connect the power cord.
  • Press the Go button and simultaneously power on the brother MFC J885DW printer.
  • Keep pressing the Go button until the LED light turns on.
  • Now, release the button, and the Brother MFC J885DW setup will automatically begin to reset.

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