BROTHER HL-L3230CDW SETUP

The wireless Brother HL L3230CDW printer is a perfect choice for your workplace. It is easy to set up as it is designed with improvised features. Do check this page to know more about the printer setup. The Brother HL L3230CDW printer setup procedure begins with the unpacking process.

BROTHER HL-L3230CDW SETUP

Unpacking:

  • Unpack the product packaging box and check all the components present in it.
  • Take out the packaging materials one by one, along with the Brother printer.
  • Now, remove all the protective materials from the inside and outside of your printer.

Since your printer comes with the toner cartridges preinstalled, open the top cover of your printer. You’ll find four drum unit and toner cartridge assemblies. Take them out.

  • Remove all the protective tapes from the assemblies.
  • Reinstall the toner cartridge and drum unit assemblies into the printer.

Let us start loading the paper.

Loading the paper:

The Brother HL L3230CDW printer's paper tray holds up to 250 sheets of paper. Make sure that you do not overload the paper.

  • Pull out the paper tray.
  • Adjust the paper guides by pressing the green release lever.
  • Load the paper. Place the paper tray back into your Brother printer.
  • It’s time to turn on the printer. With the supplied power cord, connect the printer to an electrical outlet. Press the Power button on the front. The printer turns on immediately.

Now, set the basic settings, such as language, date, and time on your printer control panel.

The hardware setup is now complete. Proceed to the software installation.

Software installation:

The Brother HL L3230CDW printer comes with an installation disc. Using this disc, you can establish the communication between your computer and printer and perform the printer tasks. Or else, you can manually download the driver and software package from the official Brother website.

BROTHER HL-L3230CDW DRIVER DOWNLOAD

The printer driver is used to build communication between your printer and computer. Downloading the printer driver is pretty easy. You can now manually download the printer driver from the manufacturer’s website or obtain it from the installation disc. Otherwise, click the Driver Download button from our support page.

BROTHER HL-L3230CDW DRIVER INSTALLATION

Installing Steps:

The printer driver can be installed onto your computer using the installation disc that came with your printer. Or else, download the printer driver from the official Brother website and install it.

After downloading the printer driver from the manufacturer’s website, check the following steps.

On your Windows computer, locate and double-click the downloaded file, and continue with the on-screen instructions.

When asked, choose the connection method. The available connection methods are:

  • USB connection
  • Wireless connection
  • Ethernet
  • Select one of the methods mentioned above to install the printer driver.
  • Finally, click Finish.
  • If you wish to obtain the printer driver from the installation disc, check the following steps.
  • Put the installation disc into the CD/DVD drive of your computer.
  • Go to This PC. Double-click the printer icon.
  • Now, double-click the start.exe file. Complete the instructions on display to finish the driver installation process.

BROTHER HL-L3230CDW MANUAL DOWNLOAD

Download the manual:

The Brother HL L3230CDW printer provides you with an online manual. Therefore, download it from the manufacturer’s website for any clarifications.

  • On your Windows computer, open a web browser.
  • Visit the official Brother website. On the Brother home page, enter the product name in the search bar and click Search.
  • It directs you to the Downloads page. Here, click the Manuals tab. Click Download next to your preferred user guide.

BROTHER HL-L3230CDW WIRELESS SETUP

The wireless setup involves the process of connecting your Brother printer to the wireless network. It can be done in many methods. If you have a WPS-enabled wireless router, you can choose the WPS method to configure your Brother printer. Use your printer control panel setup wizard to easily configure the printer over the wireless network. With many available options, choose your preferred wireless configuration process.

BROTHER HL-L3230CDW WIFI SETUP MAC

In the Wi-Fi setup for Mac, you will have to connect your Brother printer to the same wireless network to which your Mac computer is connected.

  • Download and install the Brother HL L3230CDW printer driver.
  • In the Wireless Device Setup window, click Open.
  • Select the Yes, I have a USB cable to use for installationoption, and then click Next.
  • When asked to connect the USB cable, connect the cable temporarily.
  • Later, continue with the further on-screen instructions.
  • Next, choose your network name and then type the password.
  • Disconnect the USB cable and continue with the further on-screen instructions.
  • Finally, click Finish.

The wireless setup for your Mac computer is now complete.

CONNECT TO HLL3230CDW WITH WI-FI DIRECT

You can connect your printer with Wi-Fi Direct manually by following the steps given below.

Connecting Brother HL L3230CDW to Wi-Fi Direct:

  • On your printer control panel, navigate to the Network option and then press OK.
  • Now, press the Up or Down arrow to select Wi-Fi Direct.
  • Select the Manual option and then press OK.
  • The printer’s LCD displays Wi-Fi Direct on? So, selectOn.
  • Now, the LCD screen displays the network name and password.
  • Go to your mobile’s network settings. Type the network name and password.
  • When the device is connected successfully, the LCD displays Connected.

Now, you’ve completed the Wi-Fi Direct network setup procedure.

BROTHER HL-L3230CDW TONER RESET

You cannot perform a toner reset on your Brother HL L3230CDW printer. You can replace the toner when it is low. Here’s how to replace the toner.

  • Open the top cover of your printer.
  • You can now remove the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly from your Brother printer.
  • Take out the toner cartridge from the drum unit.
  • Now, unpack the new toner cartridge and remove its protective material.
  • Insert the new toner cartridge into the drum unit. Repeat the steps for the other toner cartridges. Make sure that you insert the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly correctly into the printer.
  • Close the top cover.

BROTHER HL-L3230CDW FIRMWARE UPDATE

Updating the firmware for your Brother printer is quite easy. Refer to the steps given below to update the firmware.

  • At first, download the Firmware Update Tool from the official Brother website.
  • On your Windows computer, go to the official Brother website.
  • On the Brother home page, enter the product name in the search field and then click Search. Click the printer name link. It directs you to the Downloads page.
  • From there, choose your preferred OS version.
  • Click the Firmware Update Tool. You’ll be asked to read the end-user license agreement.
  • Click the Agree to the EULA and Download button.
  • Now, continue to update the firmware by following the on-screen instructions.

BROTHER HL-L3230CDW TROUBLESHOOTING

Troubleshooting the printer isn’t difficult. Though you have the best printer at your place, problems might arise while using it. Most importantly, you’ll have issues with toners, paper jams, or the printer might not function properly. Identify what causes the problem and clear out the root cause. Do check our support page for simple and easy solutions.

When you use the factory reset function, the printer restores all settings to the default factory ones. To begin with, make sure that you disconnect the interface cables.

  • On your printer control panel, go to Initial Setup and press OK.
  • Select the Reset option and press OK.
  • Now, select Factory Reset.
  • Finally, select Reset. The printer starts to reset.

If the Brother printer is not connecting to Wi-Fi, use the Network Connection Repair Tool.

  • On your Windows computer, launch Brother Utilities.
  • Select your printer model name. In the left navigation bar, select Tools and thenchoose Network Connection Repair Tool.
  • Now, continue with the on-screen instructions. Check the Network Configuration Report. Here’s how to do it.
  • On your printer control panel, navigate to Print Reports and then press OK.
  • Now, press the Up or Down arrow to select Network Configuration and then press OK.
  • Finally, press Go.

It is important to check the printer’s network interface. Ensure that you’ve enabled the network interface.

  • You can also reset the network settings to the factory defaults. It fixes the problem.
  • On your printer control panel, navigate to Network and then press OK.
  • Now, press the Up or Down arrow symbol to select the Network Reset option.
  • Later, the printer starts the resetting process.

Additional Solutions:

  • Check whether your printer is turned on. If not, disconnect the power cord and reconnect it. Now, turn on your printer. Try connecting the printer to Wi-Fi again.
  • Check the connection between your router and printer.
  • Make sure that there are no errors on the LCD screen. If you find any errors, try to clear them out.

If the LCD displays an error message related to toner, it indicates that the toner cartridge and drum unit assemblies are not installed properly. Now, you need to re-install the toner cartridge and drum unit assemblies to resolve this problem.

  • Open the top cover of your printer.
  • Take out the toner cartridge and drum unit assemblies from the printer.
  • Now, remove the toner cartridges from the drum units.
  • Keep them aside. Later, insert the toner cartridges into the drum units.
  • Meanwhile, check the color label. Based on that, insert the toner cartridge and drum unit assemblies back into the printer.
  • You can also replace the toner cartridge if needed.
  • Close the top cover.

The above steps should fix the problem.

At times, the Brother HL L3230CDW printer troubles you with printing problems. The printer might stop printing. Don’t worry. Refer to the steps given below to fix this issue.

  • At first, check whether the printer is turned on or not. Sometimes, the power cord might get loose and disconnects from the printer. So, it is recommended to check whether the printer is turned on or not.
  • Check the status of the printer. Deselect the Use Printer Offline option. Here’s how to do it.
  • On your Windows computer, navigate to Control Panel.
  • Select Hardware and Sounds and choose Devices and Printers.
  • In the Devices and Printers section, locate and right-click the Brother printer icon.
  • Select See what’s printing.
  • Now, click the Printer menu at the top-left corner.
  • Next, deselect the Use Printer Offline option.

If the printer has stopped the printing operation, make sure that you delete all print jobs.

Deleting print jobs:

  • On your Windows computer, navigate to Control Panel.
  • Go to Hardware and Sounds and then select Devices and Printers.
  • Locate and right-click the Brother printer icon and then select See what’s printing.
  • Now, select the Printer menu.
  • Choose Cancel All Documents.

This should resolve the problem.

Additional Solutions:

  • Make sure that you’ve installed the correct driver for your printer.

Check the printer driver settings. Here’s how to do it.

Verifying the printer driver settings:

  • On your Windows computer, go to Control Panel.
  • Select Hardware and Sounds and then choose Devices and Printers.
  • In the Devices and Printers section, locate and right-click your Brother printer icon. Now, select Printer Properties.
  • The Printer Properties dialog box opens now.
  • Check the settings that you’ve selected earlier. If you need to change the settings, select Change Properties at the bottom of the window. Do the necessary changes and then click OK.
  • Exit the Printer Properties window.

The error code 43 appears on the LCD display due to the paper jam issue or because of printer malfunctioning. It indicates that you cannot print from your printer. Refer to the steps given below to resolve the issue.

  • Open the top cover of your printer. Remove the jammed papers from it.
  • Close the top cover of your printer. It fixes the error code 43.
  • If the problem persists, you can disconnect and reconnect the power cord. Later, turn on the printer.

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