Brother printers are useful in our daily work, but you will be upset when the bond printer does not work. Common Brother printer driver issues included: Brother printer not recognized, not connected, not shown, disabled or unregistered printing. To troubleshoot these issues, you need to download or update a printer driver that is correctly matched, then it will be a laser, inkjet or all-in-one in your brother printer. Your printer needs a Brother printer driver to communicate with a printer, such as a Brother printer driver for Windows 7, that allows you to print correctly. If the drivers do not work, your brother printer would not work.
This driver is available for USB connections only. If you’re using a network connection, you will only be able to add a printer driver. Scanning is not available for network users.
- Download the Printer Driver & Scanner Driver for Local Connection from http://www.brother-usa.com. Click here for instructions on how to navigate to our downloads page.
- Locate the file you downloaded and double-click on it. If prompted, click Run.
- A “ZIP Self Decompression” window will appear. You may browse to a different location for where you’d like to save the file. Click Decompress(X).
- Turn off your machine and disconnect the USB cable if it is connected.
- Double-click on the folder labeled usa that was created.
- Double-click on DPInst.exe.
- There aren’t any install screens or dialog boxes after you double-click on the file.
- Connect your machine to your computer with the USB cable and then turn on your machine. The drivers will install automatically.
Generally the best way to handle hardware issues and install Brother drivers is through Device Manager. Let’s walk through the steps.
- Open the control panel by pressing Winkey + X in Windows 10 at the same time. Winkey will pop up the Power User Menu that is the Windows key on your keyboard.
- Choose the control panel option here.
- If you can’t see all the different options in the panel, then change the view to Small icons, and all options will be displayed.
- Go to Device Manager.
- Expand the categories in the Device Manager and locate the device you want to update the driver for.
- A windows will pop-up with two choices. Select Browse my computer for driver software.
- Click on Browse and then select the location of the downloaded driver file. You can copy and paste the location of downloaded driver files into the address bar.
- Front-end and Windows 10 will automatically detect and install Associate drivers.
- Now a computer restart is usually not needed, but if it is necessary, do a reboot and your drive will be installed, and the hardware ready to use.