Brother MFC J985dw setup

Brother MFC J985DW Setup

Brother MFC J985DW Printer Setup

If you have no idea about how to set up your brand new Brother MFC J985DW printer, read and proceed with the guided Brother MFC J985DW setup instructions given below.

  • Before you begin the printer setup process, make sure that you have unpacked it completely and that there are no packing materials left in the printer.
  • set of starter ink cartridges, user guide, quick printer setup guide, driver installation CD, and telephone line cord are provided along with the printer. 
  • The paper tray of this printer is located on the front side, take it out.
  • At the top of the paper tray, you can find the output tray, open it and place a stack of plain A4 paper in it.
  • Close the output tray lid. Reinsert the paper tray into the printer.
  • Using a power cord, connect the Brother MFC J985DW printer to the wall outlet.
  • Once the Brother MFC J985DW setup printer is turned ON, set the basic preferences as prompted on the device screen.
  • Unpack the starter ink cartridges provided with the printer package.
  • Open the ink cartridge cover and insert each cartridge into the respective slots.
  • After that, close the ink cartridge cover.
  • Now, you will be prompted to set some printer preferences.
  • Set them as per your needs.
  • Install the Brother MFC J985DW driver on your Windows or Mac system to perform the printer-related operations.
  • You can choose any one of the connection types out of the three, namely wireless network, wired network, and USB, to connect the printer to your device.
  • After connecting your Brother MFC J985DW setup printer and the device successfully, perform a test print.
Brother MFC J985dw Driver

Brother MFC J985dw Driver

You can download the Brother MFC J985DW printer driver from this site by clicking the Brother MFC J985DW Driver Download button available on this screen. You can also download the Brother MFC J985DW driver from the printer’s official site. To do that, navigate to the official site of the printer. Choose the Brother MFC J985DW printer from the products list. Go to the Downloads page, choose your OS family if required, and click the OK button. Click I agree to EULA. Once the driver file is downloaded successfully, open it and perform the installation process by following the on-screen instructions.

Brother MFC J985dw Manual

To download the Brother MFC J985DW printer’s user manual from this site, click the Manual Download button available on this screen. After the download, open the downloaded user manual file in the PDF reader. 

Brother MFC J985dw USB Setup

  • The USB 2.0 type cable is used while performing the local network connection setup between the printer and a system.
  • The guided Brother mfc J985dw usb setup instructions given below will direct you to configure the Brother MFC J985DW printer and a Windows system over a USB network connection.
  • Before you begin the USB network connection setup, make sure that you have completed the printer’s hardware configuration.
  • On your Windows system, open the Brother MFC J985DW Driver.
  • As soon as the Brother printer driver installation wizard opens, you will be asked to select your default language, select it from the respective drop-down menu.
  • Accept the end-user license agreement to continue with the USB network setup.
  • Select the Local Connection (USB) option by clicking the radio button beside it in the Connection Type section for Brother mfc J985dw USB setup.
  • Now, you will be prompted to connect the Brother MFC J985DW setup printer and your Windows system using the USB cable.
  • After that, perform the on-screen Brother mfc J985dw USB setup instructions to finish the installation process.
  • Once the Brother MFC J985DW driver is installed successfully on your Windows system, try to perform a test print from it to the printer.

Brother MFC J985dw Wireless Setup

To connect your Brother MFC J985DW setup printer to a Mac system over a wireless network setup, read and proceed with the guided instructions below.

  • Before you begin the Brother mfc J985dw wireless setup process, gather your Wi-Fi router’s SSID and password.
  • Turn on your Brother MFC J985DW printer.
  • Tap Wi-Fi --> Setup Wizard --> Yes.
  • Now, a list of available wireless networks will appear on the screen.
  • Choose your Wi-Fi network from the network’s list.
  • Enter the network key of your Wi-Fi network in the given field for Brother mfc J985dw wireless setup.
  • After that, wait for a while. Once the Brother MFC J985DW printer is connected to the Wi-Fi network, begin the print driver installation process on your Mac system.
  • Open the Brother MFC J985DW driver file.
  • On the Connection Type screen, select the Wireless Network Connection option and perform the on-screen Brother mfc J985dw wireless setup instructions.
  • Select your Brother printer from the displayed list.
  • Enter your Mac system’s administrative password when prompted.
  • After completing the driver installation, try to perform a test print from your Mac device to the Brother MFC J985DW printer.

Brother MFC J985dw Connect to Computer

The guided instructions given below will direct you to connect your Brother MFC J985DW printer to the Windows computer over a wired network.

  • Keep an Ethernet cable ready to perform the wired setup.
  • Check if you have done the initial printer setup.
  • Now, launch the Brother MFC J985DW printer driver file on your Windows system.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • On the Connection Type screen, select the Wired Network Connection (Ethernet) option and click the Next button.
  • Now, a list of available printer’s name will be displayed on the screen.
  • Select your Brother printer from the list.
  • Connect the Brother MFC J985DW setup printer and your Wi-Fi router using the Ethernet cable when prompted during the driver installation.
  • Finally, try to perform a test print operation from your Windows system to the printer.

Brother MFC J985dw scan to Computer

  • Before you begin the scan to a computer process, make sure that the Brother MFC J985DW printer and your computer are connected to the same wireless or wired network connection.
  • Check if you have installed the Brother MFC J985DW driver on your computer system.
  • If not, install the print driver on your computer and then begin the scan to computer process.
  • Now, switch on your Brother MFC J985DW setup printer if it is turned OFF.
  • Lift the scanner lid, place the original document to be scanned, and lower the lid to perform Brother mfc J985dw scan to computer.
  • Tap the Scan icon. Select the Scan to File option in the Scan to window.
  • Choose your computer from the list and press the Start button.
  • If you want to change to the scan preference, then tap Options --> Scan Settings --> Set at Device for Brother mfc J985dw scan to computer.
  • Note: To change the default scan settings, you have to install the ControlCenter software on your computer.
  • Set the scan preferences as per your need and press the OK button followed by Start.
  • Now, the Brother MFC J985DW printer will start to scan the placed document.
  • The scanned copy of the document will be saved to your computer as per your wish.

Brother MFC J985dw Troubleshooting

The right troubleshooting steps will help you to identify and fix the printer-related issues. Some of the basic printer issues and the corresponding troubleshooting instructions are provided below. Read and proceed with the same. To get remote assistance in resolving the Brother MFC J985DW setup printer issues, contact our technical experts by clicking the Call button.

Brother MFC J985dw Paper Tray

  • Most of the printer users face issues with the printer’s paper tray. If you receive an error message Paper tray not detected on your Brother MFC J985DW setup printer, then check if the paper tray is inserted correctly.
  • If not, pull out and then gently push in the tray.
  • If so, remove it and then push in the paper tray into the printer.
  • Contact our technical experts to get more technical support in resolving the paper tray issues.

Brother MFC J985dw Not printing

If your Brother MFC J985DW printer is not responding to the print operation or stops unexpectedly, then perform the Brother mfc J985dw troubleshooting instructions given below to fix it.

  • First, check if the power cord is connected correctly and the printer is turned ON.
  • Make sure that you have chosen the correct printer model during the print settings. 
  • If not, select the correct Brother printer model from the list and then try to perform the print operation.
  • If the volume of the document to be printed is large, reduce its size, and then try to print on Brother MFC J985DW setup printer.
  • If any printer-related operation is paused, clear them and then try to print.
  • Click Call to get remote assistance in fixing Brother mfc J985dw not printing issue.

Brother MFC J985dw Paper Jam

As soon as the Brother mfc J985dw paper jam issue occurs inside the printer, an error message is displayed on the printer’s screen.

  • To resolve the Brother mfc J985dw paper jam issue on your Brother MFC J985DW printer, read and proceed with the guided instructions given below.
  • Turn off your Brother printer and disconnect it from the power source.
  • Take the paper tray out of the Brother MFC J985DW printer.
  • Check if any paper is stuck in the tray.
  • If so, slowly remove the jammed paper from the tray.
  • Now, replace the tray into the printer.
  • Open the scanner cover of the printer.
  • Look for any jammed paper.
  • If you find any jammed paper inside the printer, gently remove it.
  • After that, close the scanner glass and check if the Brother mfc J985dw paper jam issue is resolved on Brother MFC J985DW setup printer.
Brother MFC J985dw paper jam