Brother Printer Driver Installation Issue

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Situation: You have not connected Brother Printer to your PC.

Solution: Download the drivers and install them to your PC. Before you start the process, disconnect the USB cable from your PC. These steps will work for Windows XP and Vista.

4 Steps To Fix Brother Printer Driver Installation Issue

  1. Create a Folder
  • Right click anywhere on the free space on your desktop and select ‘New’ from the drop down menu.
  • Click on ‘Folder’ from the pop-out.
  • Name the folder ‘Brother.’
  1. Download the Printer Driver

Instructions are for Internet Explorer 7 and above versions.

  • Go to support.brother.com.
  • Select your region/country. Click on ‘Change Country (Language)’ to make changes.
  • Select your model from the series menu.
  • Click on ‘>>’ icon to confirm.
  • Choose ‘Downloads’, select (ALL).
  • Select you OS, select your preferred language and click ‘Search’ button.
  • Choose WHQL certified Driver.
  • Click ‘More Information’, click ‘Download.’
  • Click ‘I Accept’ after reading the End Users License Agreement.
  • Click ‘Save’ on the window that appear.
  • Select the ‘Brother’ folder you have created on your desktop (in step 1). Click ‘Save.’
  1. Decompress the downloaded driver
  • Open the ‘Brother’ folder on desktop.
  • Double click on the downloaded file with .exe extension.
  • If the ‘Open File – Security Window’ appears, click ‘Run’, else continue.
  • Click ‘Browse’ at the WinZip Self extractor.
  • Select the ‘Brother’ folder and click ‘OK.’
  • Click ‘Unzip.’
  • Click ‘OK’ to confirm.
  • Close the WinZip Self Extractor window.
  • The system will create a folder ‘English’ or other depending upon your language.
  1. Install Printer Driver

For Windows XP

  • Connect the interface cord and power ON the Brother printer.
  • In the New Hardware Wizard, select ‘No not at this Time’ and click ‘Next.’
  • Choose ‘Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)’ and click ‘Next.’
  • Select ‘Search for the best driver’ in these selections. Check the box in front of ‘Include this location in the search.’
  • Click ‘Browse’ and select the ‘Brother’ folder. Click ‘OK.’
  • Click ‘Next’ and click ‘Finish.’
  • You will see a message ‘Your new hardware is installed and ready to use’ at bottom left of your desktop. 

For Windows Vista

  • Connect the interface wire and power ON your Brother printer.
  • ‘Found New Hardware’ window will appear. Select ‘Locate and install driver software (Recommended.)’
  • Click ‘I don’t have the disc. Show me other option.’
  • Click ‘Browse my computer for driver software (Advanced.)’
  • Click ‘Browse’ and select the ‘Brother’ folder. Click ‘OK’ and click ‘Next.’
  • When ‘The software for this device has been successfully installed’ window appear, click ‘Close.’
  • You will see a message ‘Your devices are ready to use’ at the left bottom of your desktop.

For further query, contact Brother Printer Technical Support.

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