How to Troubleshoot Brother Printer Problems on a Windows PC

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LEAD, S.D. - Nov. 10, 2021 - PRLog -- The paper-free office isn't here yet for a lot of us, and Brother Printers are an everyday thing. If your Brother Printer doesn't work properly on the Windows PC, here are some basic brother printer troubleshooting strategies to fix the issue.

The first step is the most simple. Check that your Brother Printer is plugged in, switched on and is connected to the computer (or your Wi-Fi connection for connected to a wireless Brother Printer). It may sound obvious however, sometimes we fail to look for the basic things prior to examining the more complicated ones.

Check the Paper

Check the Ink or Toner

Check the Print Queue Dialog

Install, Update, or Reinstall Your Brother Printer Drivers

You might require installing, updating or reinstall your driver for your Brother Printer if it's not functioning correctly. Brother Printers should in theory "just work" and have their drivers installed automatically by Windows however, this may not always work. To get this done, go to the official website of your Brother Printer's manufacturer and download their driver application and then launch the installer for your driver. It will guide you through the process of installing driver for your Brother Printer and will detect your Brother Printer.

Use the Brother Printer's Diagnostics

There may be a need to use the diagnostic function to clean the Brother Printer's heads and nozzles, or even realign the nozzles. This feature will be available placed in a slightly different spot on each Brother Printer, based on the software used by the Brother Printer. In Windows you can open the Devices and Brother Printers window, click on the Brother Printer's icon, right-click it, and choose "Properties", and examine the options available to determine the options available to the specific Brother Printer. These options are offered by your Brother Printer driver ( however, you might discover them elsewhere like, for instance, within a Brother Printer configuration tool found in the Start menu.

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