QUICK GUIDE ON BROTHER DCP-L2540DW SETUP

Brother DCP-L2540DW printer is a monochrome printing machine that also acts as a copier and scanner. The printer uses LED technology that is more cost-efficient and reliable than the traditional laser printer. The best ones about the printer are the toner cartridge and the drum unit. You can easily yield up to 1,200 pages from a single standard toner cartridge based on the printing volume.

BROTHER DCP-L2540DW SETUP

CONTENTS

  • Brother DCP-L2540DW
  • Pre-installed Drum Unit
  • AC Power Cord
  • Setup Guide
  • Driver Installation CD
  • Telephone LINE Cord
  • Toner Cartridge

SOFTWARE SETUP

  • Place the driver installation CD into the CD/DVD drive of the computer.
  • Wait for the computer to detect the CD and you will see the Autoplay window open.
  • Follow the commands on the screen.
  • When the connection page opens, select the type of connection you want for the printer.
  • Complete the setup process.
  • You can download more drivers you want for the printer.

HARDWARE SETUP

  • Carefully remove the printer from the carton and place it on a flat surface.
  • Remove the packaging tapes that are around the printer body.
  • Open the front cover and then remove the orange part present inside.
  • Use the handle and remove the drum unit present inside.
  • Unpack the toner cartridge and remove the protective material present on top.
  • Place the toner cartridge into the drum unit and push it until it sits firmly.
  • Use the handle and slide the drum unit back into the printer.
  • Open the paper tray from the front of the printer.
  • Adjust the paper guides horizontally and vertically.
  • Have a paper stack ready in hand.
  • Place the stack into the paper tray and adjust the guides according to the edges of the paper.
  • Push the paper tray into the printer.
  • Connect the power cord to the main power source and to the rear end of the printer.
  • Press the Power button.
  • Press Menu  and select General setup  Local Language.
  • Choose the language and press OK.

BROTHER DCP-L2540DW DRIVER Download

With the help of the printer driver, you can perform all kinds of tasks the printer supports. There are two methods on how you can download the driver for the Brother DCP-L2540DW printer. One way to download is from this support page and the other is from the official Brother support page. Further steps are explained in detail.

FOR WINDOWS

You can download the driver for the Brother DCP-L2540DW printer from this page.

  • Click the Driver Download button (for Windows).
  • Once the click is made, the browser will start the download immediately.
  • However, if you wish to download the driver from the Brother Support page, the steps are as follows.
  • Open the Brother Support page for the printer (DCP-L2540DW) in your browser.
  • Click the Downloads tab on the left.
  • Select the Windows option and the version; click the OK button.
  • Click the Download button for the printer driver you want to have on your computer.
  • The download will be complete.

FOR MAC

You can download the driver for the Mac OS on this page.

  • Click the Download for Mac button, and the driver will be downloaded.
  • If you want to download the driver from the Brother support page, you can do so.
  • Open the Support page for Brother DCP-L2540DW printer on your browser.
  • Click the Downloads tab on the left, right below the printer image.
  • Click the Mac OS and the version of the Mac OS, then click the OK button.
  • Click the Download button.

BROTHER DCP-L2540DW DRIVER INSTALL

Once the driver is downloaded from our support page or the Brother support page, you can start with the installation.

  • Do a double-click on the driver setup file to initialize the installation.
  • Follow the on-screen commands and complete the setup.
  • When the connection screen appears, you will be asked to pick the preferred connection type from a list of options.
  • Choose the connection you wish to have for the Brother DCP-L2540DW printer and complete the installation.

BROTHER DCP-L2540DW USER MANUAL 

You can download the manual from this support page.

  • As soon as you click on the Download button, the manual will be downloaded.
  • The alternative way to download the manual is from the Brother DCP-L2540DW support page.
  • Open the Support page for the printer.
  • Click on the Manual tab on the left side of the page.
  • On the right pane of the page, you will find the User's Guide and Setup Guide.
  • Click the manual you want and then click the Download button.

HOW TO CONNECT BROTHER DCP-L2540DW TO WIFI?

  • Press Menu on the printer control panel.
  • Press the navigation buttons and select the following options, Network  WLAN  Setup Wizard. (Press OK for each option).
  • When the printer display shows WLAN enable?, press the Up arrow to select Yes.
  • The wireless setup wizard will now begin.
  • The Brother printer will search for available wireless networks near the area and will display a list.
  • Select your wireless network.
  • Press OK.
  • Enter the network key for the chosen wireless network.
  • Press the OK button to apply changes.
  • Once the connection is secure, the printer will display a message that says Connected.

BROTHER DCP-L2540DW TONER REPLACEMENT

If you feel that the printer is running out of ink, it is safe to replace the toner. Here are the steps to do so.

  • Ensure that the Brother DCP-L2540DW printer is turned on.
  • Open the front cover.
  • Use the handle and pull the drum unit from the printer.
  • On the left, push the green lever lock and release the toner cartridge from the drum unit.
  • Unpack the toner cartridge from the sealed packaging and remove the packaging tapes surrounding it.
  • Place the toner cartridge into the drum unit and ensure that it clicks in place.
  • Slide the green tab left to right several times to clean the corona wire.
  • Place the drum unit back the same way you took it out.
  • Close the front cover of the printer.

BROTHER DCP-L2540DW SCANNER

There are two ways to load the document to scan with the Brother DCP-L2540DW printer.

  • Auto Document Feeder: Place the document you want to scan in the auto document feeder (print side facing up).
  • Scanner Glass: Keep the original document you want to scan on the scanner glass of the printer (print side facing down).
  • Load the document you want to scan either in the Auto Document Feeder or on the scanner glass.
  • Press the Scan button present on the printer control panel.
  • Now, with the help of the navigation buttons, select the Scan to PC option.
  • Press OK.
  • Select the File option and press OK.
  • With the help of the navigation arrow buttons, select the computer where you want to send the scanned document.
  • Press the OK button or press Start to start scanning.

BROTHER DCP-L2540DW FAX SETUP

  • Ensure that the Brother phone LINE cord is connected between the Brother printer and the computer.
  • Load the document you want to fax on the scanner glass or in the Auto Document Feeder.
  • Press the Fax button on the printer control panel.
  • Now, you will see the LCD saying enter the number.
  • Enter the recipient fax number using the Dial pad.
  • Press the navigation buttons to make any changes to your fax, and press the OK button.
BROTHER DCP-L2540DW SETUP

BROTHER DCP-L2540DW PRINTER TROUBLESHOOTING

Despite the technical aspects the printer supports and produces, there are some problems that you might face with the printer along the way. Some of the problems are paper jams, the printer is offline, the printer is not printing, the paper is not feeding, and so on. Here are the solutions for the problems you might face with the printer.

  • Ensure that your Brother printer is turned on.
  • At the same time, remove the power cord that is connected to the printer and the main power source.
  • Let the printer cool down for a couple of minutes.
  • Later on, connect the power cord to the printer and the main power source.
  • If the Brother printer does not turn on automatically, press the Power button and turn it on.
  • The Brother DCP-L2540DW printer will be reset.

When it comes to printers going offline, there are several ways to tackle the problem. Here are the two methods that will come in handy.

METHOD 1: CONFIGURE PRINTER PROPERTIES

  • Open Control Panel on your printer.
  • Select the Devices and Printers option.
  • Select the Brother printer from the list.
  • Do a right-click on the printer and click the Printer Properties option.
  • Click the Ports tab and click the Configure Port button at the bottom right corner.
  • Click the checkbox to uncheck SNMP Status Enabled (only if the option is ticked).
  • Click the OK button to save changes.

METHOD 2: START PRINT SPOOLER

  • Open the Run command (Windows key + R).
  • Type services.msc in the Run command field; press the Enter button.
  • The Windows Services window will now open.
  • Locate the Print Spooler service, perform a right-click, and select the Restart option.

If the Brother printer is not connecting to Wi-Fi, the best way to troubleshoot the issue is to implement a network reset on the printer.

  • Press Menu on the printer control panel.
  • With the use of the navigation buttons, select Network  Network Reset (press OK after each selection).
  • Follow the commands on the printer display and complete the network reset.
  • Wait for the printer to restart.
  • Reconnect the printer to the Wi-Fi network and you won't face the connectivity issue anymore.

If the Brother L2540DW printer does not print, here are some troubleshooting steps to look at.

  • Make sure that the printer is turned on or connected to the power source.
  • Ensure that the printer does not go through errors like paper jam, paper feed, or offline problems.
  • Always check the paper tray and see if you have installed the paper correctly. If not, take out the paper stack and fan them out evenly. Place them inside and adjust the paper guide in accordance with the tray.
  • One more cause that could lead to the printer not printing is the print jobs in the queue. Always delete pending jobs if you find a lot lined up.

PAPER IS JAMMED IN THE PAPER TRAY

  • Pull out the paper tray.
  • Locate jammed paper inside and slowly remove them using both hands so you do not do further damage to the paper.
  • Adjust the paper guides inside the tray, so the stack inside is held evenly.

PAPER IS JAMMED AT THE BACK OF THE PRINTER

  • Open the cover at the back of the Brother printer.
  • Pull down the green lever from the left and the right side to release the fuser cover.
  • Use both hands and take out the jammed paper and the pieces of chunks present inside.
  • Bring back the fuser cover into its place and push the green lever on both the left and right sides.
  • Close the back cover.

PAPER IS JAMMED INSIDE THE PRINTER

  • Open the front access cover of the Brother printer and remove the toner cartridge (follow the steps mentioned for replacing the toner cartridge).
  • Remove the fragments and the pieces of paper from the inside.
  • Remove the jammed paper slowly using both hands.

PAPER IS JAMMED INSIDE THE 2-SIDED TRAY

  • Take out the paper tray from the Brother printer. 
  • Pull out the 2-sided tray right above the printer.
  • Look further down and check for any jammed paper present inside.
  • Use both hands and gently remove the paper and also the pieces of scraps from the inside.
  • Close both the trays the same way you removed them.

  • Make sure that you have set the original document properly on the scanner glass.
  • Ensure that the printer is connected to the network or to the computer.
  • If you want to clean the scanner glass, turn off the printer.
  • Open the document cover.
  • Have a lint-free cloth ready in hand and wipe the scanner glass in all directions evenly.
  • In the ADF unit, clean the white bar and the scanner glass strip with a cloth dabbed in water.

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