Brother MFC-J497DW – Driver Download, Setup and User Guide


How to Set Up the Brother MFC-J497DW: A Detailed Guide

Step 1: Unboxing and Assembly

  • Carefully remove the printer from its packaging.
  • Remove all protective materials and tape.
  • Attach the 4 included ink cartridges to the printhead.
  • Insert the printhead into the printer.
  • Open the paper tray and insert plain paper.

Step 2: Power and Network Connection

  • Connect the power cord to the printer and a power outlet.
  • Turn on the printer by pressing the power button.
  • Locate the Wi-Fi button on the control panel.
  • Press and hold the Wi-Fi button until the light next to it flashes rapidly (about 5 seconds).
  • Open the Wi-Fi settings on your computer or mobile device.
  • Select the Wi-Fi network named “Brother MFC-J497DW” and enter the password “12345678”.

Step 3: Software Installation

  • Visit the Brother website and download the latest driver software for your operating system.
  • Double-click the installer file and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Once the installation is complete, the printer should be detected and ready to use.

Step 4: Initial Settings and Configuration

  • Open the Control Center software on your computer.
  • Select “Settings” from the menu bar.
  • Configure the following settings:
    • Paper size and orientation
    • Print quality
    • Fax settings (if applicable)
    • Scan settings (if applicable)

Troubleshooting Common Issues

1. The printer does not turn on

  • Ensure that the power cord is properly connected.
  • Try using a different power outlet.
  • Reset the printer by unplugging it for 30 seconds and then plugging it back in.

2. The printer is not detected by the computer

  • Check the USB cable and ensure that it is securely connected to both the printer and the computer.
  • Try using a different USB cable.
  • Restart the printer and the computer.

3. The printer does not print

  • Make sure that there is paper in the paper tray.
  • Check that the ink cartridges are properly installed and have sufficient ink.
  • Clean the printhead by following the instructions in the user manual.
  • Reset the printer by unplugging it for 30 seconds and then plugging it back in.

4. The printer has a paper jam

  • Open the paper tray and gently remove any jammed paper.
  • Close the paper tray and try printing again.
  • If the paper jam persists, contact Brother technical support.

5. The printer cannot connect to the Wi-Fi network

  • Make sure that the Wi-Fi network is within range of the printer.
  • Check that the password you entered is correct.
  • Try restarting both the printer and the router.
  • Reset the Wi-Fi settings on the printer by pressing and holding the Wi-Fi button for 10 seconds.

Download Brother MFC-J497DW Driver

Ensure your device is fully compatible with the latest drivers for the Brother MFC-J497DW. Downloading and installing the correct driver software is essential for optimal functionality and performance.

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