Brother Printer MFC J485DW Troubleshooting

Your Brother Printer MFC J485DW may not print the document when there is any Wireless connection or USB connection issue. You may see the printed image blurred or faded, or horizontal lines in the printed image leading to poor image quality. Follow the instructions below to resolve the Brother Printer MFC J485DW troubleshooting printing issues and to improve the image quality of the printed outputs.

Brother MFC J485DW Offline Issue

You can follow the guidelines mentioned below to fix the Brother Printer MFC J485DW troubleshooting ‘printer is offline’ issue. 

  • Check whether the Brother MFC J485 printer is powered on. Press a button on the MFC J485DW printer’s control panel to wake the device.
  • If the LCD does not display the system icons, check whether the Brother device is receiving power. If any error messages are displayed on the Brother MFC J485DW printer, clear them by referring to the Brother printer’s user manual and then check whether the issue is resolved.
  • Disconnect the Brother MFC J485DW printer from the USB hub and connect it directly to the computer.
  • Navigate to the Devices & Printers folder located on the Control Panel of your computer and right-click the Brother MFC printer icon. Choose the Set as default printer option.
Brother Printer MFC J485DW Troubleshooting

Brother MFC J485DW Printing Blank Pages Issue

You can follow these guidelines to fix the ‘blank page printing’ issue on the Brother MFC J485DW printer.

  • Power on the Brother MFC J485DW printer and wait until it initializes.
  • Go to the Brother printer’s MFC J485DW printer’s control panel and press the Settings button.
  • Use the up or down arrow keys to highlight Ink/Maintenance option. Press OK.
  • Use the arrow keys to go to Impr.PrintQuality and then press OK.
  • Then, choose the Impr.PrintQuality option and then press OK.
  • Press the Color Start button and wait until the Print Quality Check Sheet is printed.
  • Use the arrow keys on the Brother MFC J485DW printer’s control panel and choose the print quality that matches the image on the LCD.
  • Press OK. You can press OK to start the printhead cleaning procedure.
  • The Brother MFC J485DW printer cleans the printhead and then the prompt to check the print quality appears on the screen. Press Color Start and now check whether the print quality has improved.
  • You can manually clean the nozzle of the Brother printer’s print cartridge and check whether the Brother Printer MFC J485DW troubleshooting issue has been resolved.

Brother MFC J485DW Slow Printing Issue   

To sort out of the Brother MFC J485DW printer slow printing issue, perform the troubleshooting methods given below.

  • Check if the back cover of the Brother MFC J485DW printer is closed properly.
  • Check & make sure that the Duplex tray of the printer is installed properly.
  • If not, install it by referring the user manual provided with the Brother MFC J495DW printer package.
  • Check if the Quick mode is disabled. If so, enable the Quick Mode to resolve the slow printing issue.
  • Switch on your Brother MFC J485dw Printer.
  • Once your printer becomes idle or reaches the Ready mode, choose the General Setup option using the arrow keys available on the system control panel.
  • Navigate to the Quick Mode, select it to enable it, and press the OK button on the control panel.
  • Check if the issue is resolved.
  • If the issue persists, then click the Call button given below to contact our printer experts. They will help you to sort out the Brother Printer MFC J485DW troubleshooting issue.

Brother MFC j485dw Cannot Detect Ink

Perform the following steps to fix the ‘cannot detect ink’ error on the Brother MFC J485DW printer.

  • First, check whether you are using the suitable cartridge for the Brother MFC J485DW printer. Try using new, genuine cartridge to resolve the issue.Do the following steps to replace the ink cartridge.
  • Release the lock lever to take the ink cartridge out from the Brother MFC J485DW printer.
  • Unpack the orange protective cover from the new cartridge.
  • Then, adjust the green lock lever to place the new cartridge correctly into the cartridge slot.
  • Do the above steps to replace the remaining three ink cartridges in their respective slots.
  • It is advised to replace the ink cartridge instead of refilling the ink.
  • Check whether the model number of your ink cartridge is compatible with the Brother MFC J485DW printer. If not, change the ink cartridge to resolve the Brother Printer MFC J485DW troubleshooting problem.
  • Contact our technical support experts to clear the error.
Brother MFC J485DW troubleshooting

Brother MFC j485dw Not Printing

It is essential to note that the ink level in both the cartridges should not be low or empty to perform printing without any error. When the color cartridge is empty, you will see the ‘B&W Print Only Replace Ink’ error on the Brother MFC J485DW printer’s display. Proceed with the quick steps below to print using the black cartridge only.

Brother MFC j485dw Print Black Only Issue

When the Brother MFC J485DW printer displays ‘B&W Print Only Replace Ink’ error, first press the Stop/Exit button to cancel the current print job. Then, replace the color ink cartridge. If not, do the following steps to use your Brother MFC J485DW printer to print as a Black & White images using the black cartridge only.

  • Go to Start All apps Windows System, click the Control Panel option from the list to open the Control Panel window on the screen.
  • Now, go to Hardware and Sound Devices and Printers and then click the Printer Properties option to view the Printing Preferences window.
  • Click the Basic tab and then change the Media Type as Plain Paper.
  • Remove the checkmark next to the Slow Drying Paper option.
  • Select the Advanced tab, choose the Grayscale option, and click the Apply button to save the settings.
  • Click the OK button after you change the settings.
  • Make sure to cancel the undesired print jobs and use your Brother MFC J485DW printer as a B&W printer.
  • Carry out the steps below to Brother Printer MFC J485DW troubleshooting cancel the print jobs.

  • Open the Control Panel window, go to Hardware and Sound Devices and Printers Printer Properties Brother MFC J4850DW printer, and click the Printer tab.
  • Select the Cancel All Documents option to delete any remaining print jobs.
  • Click the Close option to exit the window after removing the print jobs from the Print Queue on Windows.

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