Brother MFC L2685DW Setup

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Brother MFC l2685dw Setup

To set up your Brother MFC L2685DW printer, follow the guided instructions given below.

  • First, you need to unbox the printer if it is packed.
  • Use a scissor to tear the top protective tape.
  • Open the top opening of the printer package, take each component one by one out of the box and keep them aside.
  • Slowly, take the Brother MFC L2685DW printer out of the package, remove the protective tape surrounding it, and start the initial setup.
  • Using the power cable that is attached to the printer package, connect the Brother MFC L2685DW printer to the power source.
  • Make sure to connect the Brother printer properly to the wall outlet. Plug the cables properly to avoid connectivity problems.
  • Turn on your Brother MFC L2685DW printer.
  • Once it becomes idle, set the basic printer settings as displayed on the device screen.
  • Load the paper into the main tray of the Brother MFC L2685DW printer as per the instructions displayed on the screen.
  • Similarly, insert the ink cartridges into the respective slots.
  • After that, install the Brother MFC L2685DW printer driver software on your Windows or Mac system to perform the printer-related operations.
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  • Make sure to select a connection type and the Brother printer model correctly during the driver installation on your Windows or Mac system.
  • If you face issues while performing the printer setup or driver installation process, then feel free to contact our technical experts.
  • To contact our technical experts, click the Call button available on this screen.

Brother MFC L2685DW Driver

A printer driver is a software that should be installed on your system to perform the print, scan, or any printer-related operations. The printer driver converts the information created on your computer to a format that the printer can understand. The printer driver software is provided along with the printer during the first time product purchase. You can download the driver software from the Brother MFC L2685DW printer’s official site.

Brother MFC L2685DW Driver Mac

To download the Brother MFC L2685DW printer driver for your Mac system, read and perform the instructions as discussed below.

  • First, log into the official site of the Brother printer.
  • You can use the official URL code of the Brother printer or type the Brother MFC L2685DW printer driver download keyword in the search area.
  • Choose the official site from the list of websites if you have entered the keyword as instructed above.
  • You will be directed to the printer driver download page, select Mac as the operating system in the Select OS Family section, and choose the correct version in the Select OS Version.
  • Click the OK button. Choose the driver file you want and click the Download button.
  • If you have entered the URL code of the printer, then follow the instructions given below.
  • On the Welcome screen of the Brother printer, you will be prompted to choose your place of residence, select it from the Region drop-down menu.
  • Click the OK button followed by the Product Search option.
  • Enter the Brother MFC L2685DW keyword in the Search by Model Name field, and click the Search button followed by Download.
  • Choose your Mac device operating system & version, and follow the download instructions as discussed below.

Brother MFC L2685DW Driver Windows

Perform the instructions given below to download the Brother MFC L2685DW printer driver.

  • Go to the official site of the Brother printer and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Enter your Brother printer model when prompted and click the OK or Download button.
  • Choose the operating system as Windows in the Select Operating System (OS) section and specify its version as well.
  • Click the OK button and wait for a few minutes for the download process to complete.
  • Once the driver download process is done, you can start the installation.

Brother mfc l2685dw Manual

The manual of the Brother MFC L2685DW printer contains the following sections, namely User’s Guide, Setup Guide, and Additional Feature Guide. The User’s Guide comprises instructions for performing basic functions; copy, scan, and print. The Setup Guide section contains information about product operations as well as maintenance of it. The Additional Feature Guide provides only specific information related to Brother iPrint & Scan.

Brother mfc l2685dw Toner

It is essential to use only compatible toner in the Brother MFC L2685DW printer to yield the best output quality. The Brother TN660 black compatible toner cartridge XL can yield up to 2600 pages. It is the most preferred compatible toner to replace the OEM toner. It gives high standards of quality as well as reliability. The Shelf Life of the TN660 compatible toner is nearly 24 to 36 months.

How to Replace Brother MFC L2685DW Toner

Proceed with the following steps to replace the toner cartridge of the Brother MFC L2685DW printer.

  • Make sure the Brother MFC L2685DW printer is turned on.
  • Once you open the front cover of the Brother MFC L2685DW printer, take the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly from it.
  • Release the green lock lever to remove the toner cartridge from the drum unit assembly.
  • Remove the protective cover or tape from the new toner cartridge.
  • Place the new toner cartridge carefully in the cartridge slot.
  • When you hear a lock sound, you can be sure that you placed the toner cartridge correctly.
  • After replacing the toner cartridge, use a lint-free cloth to wipe the corona wire.
  • Then, insert the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly back into the Brother MFC L2685DW printer.
  • Once you finish replacing the toner cartridge of the Brother MFC L2685DW printer, close the rear cover of it.

How to Check Ink Levels in Brother MFC L2685DW Toner

Follow the below-stated steps to check the toner level in your cartridge

  • Tap the Menu option on the printer control panel. Make use of the navigation keys to select the following options.
  • Choose the Ink Management option and then tap the Ink Volume option.
  • Press the Stop/Exit button. The ink levels will be displayed on the screen.
  • Replace any toner cartridges if required.
  • You can also make use of the Status Monitor Utility software to check the ink levels.
  • Download and install the Brother software on your system. Launch it and add your printer to it. The ink levels will be displayed on the home screen itself.

Brother MFC L2685DW Wireless Setup

  • Make sure the Brother L2685DW is turned on and connected to a proper power source.
  • Before connecting the printer, connect your computer to the wireless network.
  • Select the Menu option and then press the Network option.
  • Choose the WLAN option followed by the Setup Wizard option.
  • Tap the Yes option when the WLAN Enable message appears. The list of networks available nearby will be displayed on your screen.
  • Select your network SSID and enter the correct credentials to connect to it.
  • The Brother L2685DW printer will display the Connection:OK message when the connection is successfully established.
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Brother MFC L2685DW Troubleshooting

A few common errors and the solutions are specified here. Make use of it to solve the issues that come up with the Brother printer.

BrotherS MFC L2685DW Won't Print 2 Sided

  • Check if you have enabled the 2-Sided printing option on your computer.
  • Open the Print dialog box and go to the Basic tab.
  • Check the box available near the 2-Sided/Booklet option for a Windows system.
  • Tick the checkbox near the Two-Sided option present under the Layout tab if you have a Mac system.
  • Next, you have to check the type of driver you are using to ensure that you have not installed any generic driver.
  • Launch the Printers folder and find your Brother L2685DW printer. Right-click on it to select the Printing Preferences option.
  • Access the Advanced tab in the next step. If it is not present, then install the generic drivers on your system.
  • Remove the generic driver and install the original driver on your system.
  • To do so, right-click on the printer driver file and choose the Delete option.
  • Once the uninstall process is over, go to the official site. Download the original Brother L2685DW printer driver.
  • Install it on your system using the prompts that are displayed.

Brothers mfc l2685dw paper jam

  • First, open the front door and then access door of the carriage.
  • Wait until the carriage stops its movement.
  • Now, take out the toner cartridge and the entire drum unit assembly gently from the printer.
  • Check for jammed paper and if you find any, remove it slowly.
  • Clean the cartridge area and make sure there is no paper.
  • Now, place the toner cartridge and the drum unit assembly back into the printer machine.
  • Then, close the carriage door and the front cover.
  • Try to print to verify whether the issue has been resolved.
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Brothers mfc l2685dw printing blank pages

Do the following steps to solve the issue,

  • First, take a soft cloth and make sure to clean the strips of the scanner glass.
  • Next, open the cartridge door by sliding the green tab, and clean the corona wire.
  • Take out the toner cartridge and the drum unit assembly from the printer.
  • Now, make sure to clean the corona wire inside the drum unit.
  • Replace the toner cartridge and drum unit into the Brother printer.
  • Then, close the cartridge door and the front door.
  • Ensure that the green tab is at its home position.
  • In case the drum unit i damaged, you need to replace it. Ensure that the Brother printer is switched on.
  • Open the cartridge door and take the toner cartridge and the drum unit assembly out.
  • Now, press the green lock lever down and remove the toner cartridge.
  • Take out the new drum unit and place the toner cartridge into the new drum unit.
  • Clean the corona wire by sliding the green tab from left to right and them from right to left several times.
  • Place the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly inside the Brother printer.
  • Close the cartridge access door and front cover. If the issue persists, you need to replace the toner cartridge.

Brothers mfc l2685dw poor print quality

Perform the steps below to solve the issue,

  • Take a lint-free cloth and clean the strips of the scanner glass.
  • Make sure the corona wire inside the drum unit is cleaned.
  • Check whether the green tab of the corona wire is in the home position.
  • Make sure that the cartridge has enough toner.
  • Check if the fuser is contaminated.
  • If you find smudges,

  • Check if the green levers are in the up position and press them down until they stop.
  • Ensure the Media type settings of the driver matches the type of paper you have loaded.
  • White lines across the page,

  • Make sure to select the correct media type in the printer driver.
  • Clean and reinstall the drum unit and the toner cartridge.
  • Next, ensure that the loaded paper is plain and weighs 16-24lb.
  • Ensure that the Toner Saver mode is on.

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