BROTHER HL-L5100DN SETUP

The Brother HL-L5100DN printer supports automatic duplex printing and uses electrophotographic laser technology. It prints up to 42 ppm. If you have purchased the Brother printer at an affordable price, but facing trouble in setting it up, don’t worry. Check this page and learn more about your Brother HL-L5100DN printer setup.

Unboxing the printer:

  • Initially, it would be best to unpack the printer to check all the components present inside the printer box.
  • Open the printer box. You’ll find the packaging materials.
  • Check and take them out and keep your Brother printer aside.
  • Remove all the protective tapes from it.

Installing the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly:

Your Brother printer package comes with the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly. Take the assembly and remove the silica gel pack and discard it. Also, remove the orange protective part and install the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly into the printer.

The Brother HL-L5100DN printer setup procedure involves loading the paper. Since your printer’s paper tray holds up to a maximum of 250 sheets, load only the required paper for the printing or copying operation. It is one of the easiest steps in the Brother printer setup.

Loading the paper:

  • Start pulling the paper tray from your Brother printer.
  • Adjust the paper guides and load the paper. Ensure that you do not overload it.
  • Place the paper tray back into your printer.
  • Now, it's time to turn on your printer. The power cord that came along with the package can be used for the purpose.

Turning on the printer:

  • Start connecting one end of the power cord to the back of your printer. Later, connect the other end to an electrical outlet.
  • Press the Power button on your printer control panel. The printer turns on immediately.
  • You can now select your desired language on your printer control panel.

Now, you have completed the hardware setup. The Brother HL-L5100DN setup is not yet complete. You need to install the software to select your connection method.

BROTHER HL-L5100DN SETUP

Software installation:

  • Since your Brother printer comes with the installation disk, you can insert it into your computer's CD/DVD drive.
  • Run the software package and then continue with the on-screen instructions.
  • When prompted, you can select your connection method and perform the task.

Alternative method:

  • If you want to download the software package, go to the official Brother website and then choose the correct printer driver from the Downloads page to download it onto your computer.
  • Locate and run the downloaded file. Later, choose the connection method to perform the printing work.

POWERING ON THE PRINTER

  • After loading paper, connect your printer to a wall outlet using the supplied power cord.
  • Press the Power switch to turn on the printer.
  • Wait until the Ready LED stops blinking and turns solid green.
  • Press the Go button on the control panel to start printing a test page.

BROTHER HL-L5100DN DRIVER DOWNLOAD

The Brother HL-L5100DN printer driver can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s website. It helps in establishing the communication between your printer and computer. The printer driver also helps in converting the print data into a format that the printer can understand. It doesn’t involve any difficult steps. You can just visit the official Brother website and download the correct printer driver. Or else, just click the Driver Download button from this support page.

BROTHER HL-L5100DN DRIVER FOR WINDOWS

Download the printer driver:

If you use a Windows computer, check this section for the steps to download the printer driver for your Windows OS.

  • Using your computer’s web browser, go to the official Brother website.
  • On the Brother home page, type your printer model name in the search bar and then click Search.
  • It directs you to the Downloads page. On this page, select the OS as Windows, choose the desired version, and then click OK.
  • Now, select the driver name link.
  • Click the Agree to the EULA and Download button.
  • Complete the rest of the on-screen instructions to finish the driver download for Windows.

BROTHER HL-L5100DN DRIVER FOR MAC

Installing Steps:

You can download the Brother HL-L5100DN printer driver onto your Mac computer by following the steps given below.

  • Open a web browser on your Mac computer.
  • Visit the manufacturer’s website.
  • On the Brother home page, enter the product name or model number in the search bar and click Search. It directs you to the Downloads page.
  • Now, select the correct operating system (Mac) and its version and then click OK.
  • Select the driver name link and click the blue Agree to the EULA and Download button.
  • Complete the rest of the on-screen instructions to finish the driver download for your Mac.

BROTHER HL-L5100DN DRIVER INSTALL

The printer driver can be installed onto your computer by inserting the installation disk into your computer's CD/DVD drive. Or else, you can download the software package from the manufacturer’s website and install it.

Installing Steps:

After downloading the printer driver from the official Brother website, check the following steps.

  • On your Windows computer, go to the Downloads folder. Locate and double-click the downloaded file.
  • Now, you’ll be asked to connect the USB cable on the setup screen as your Brother printer supports a USB connection.
  • Complete the on-screen instructions to install the printer driver.
  • Finally, click Finish.

If you wish to install the software from the supplied installation disk, check the following steps.

  • Put the Brother installation disk into the CD/DVD drive of your computer.
  • Go to My Computer.
  • Locate and double-click your Brother icon.
  • Now, click the start.exe file. The Brother setup screen opens, and you can continue with the further on-screen instructions.
  • When prompted, connect the USB cable as your printer supports the USB connection. You need to connect the USB cable between your printer and the computer.
  • Complete the on-screen instructions to finish the driver installation process.

BROTHER HL-L5100DN MANUAL

The Brother manufacturer provides an online user manual that can be used for gaining more information about the printer and its functions. It is written in simple language. Let us now learn how to download the user manual.

Download the manual:

  • Using your computer’s web browser, visit the manufacturer’s website.
  • On the Brother home page, enter the product name in the search field and then click Search. It directs you to the Downloads page.
  • From the left navigation bar, select the Manuals tab.
  • Now, a list of manuals and guides will be displayed.
  • Click the Download button next to the user guide/manual of your choice.

BROTHER HL-L5100DN WIRELESS SETUP

The Brother HL-L5100DN printer does not support the wireless connection. You can only connect your computer and printer through the USB connection method. So, you cannot perform the wireless setup for your printer.

BROTHER HL-L5100DN TONER RESET

The toner cartridge lasts for a long period, but at the same time, printing more documents reduces the life of a toner cartridge. On that note, it is recommended to replace the toner cartridge before the end of its life.

  • Take out the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly by opening the front cover of your printer.
  • To remove the toner cartridge from the drum unit assembly, push down the green lock lever. Take out the toner cartridge.
  • Now, unwrap the new toner cartridge. Remove all the protective tapes from it.
  • You can now insert the new cartridge into the drum unit. You can also clean the corona wire inside the drum unit before installing the assembly into your printer.
  • Start installing the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly into your Brother printer.

BROTHER HL-L5100DN DRUM RESET

To replace the drum unit, check the steps given below.

  • At first, make sure that your Brother printer is turned on.
  • Open the front cover of your Brother HL-L5100DN printer and take out the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly.
  • Remove the toner cartridge from the drum unit. Now, unwrap the new drum unit package and remove any protective materials from it.
  • Now, insert the toner cartridge into the new drum unit. Ensure that you clean the corona wire inside the drum unit.
  • Install the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly into your Brother printer.

BROTHER HL-L5100DN DEFAULT PASSWORD

The default password is used for managing your printer’s settings. You’ll find the default password on the back of your Brother HL L5100DN printer. The Brother manufacturer requests its users to change the default login password. Here’s how to change the default password.

Changing the Brother HL L5100DN printer’s default password:

  • On your computer, open a web browser.
  • Type your Brother printer’s IP address in the URL bar. Hit the Enter key. The web-based management page opens. Now, type the default password in the login section and then select the Administrator tab.
  • Now, you can type the new password in the Enter New Password field.
  • Type the password again to confirm the action and then click Submit.
  • Now, you’ve successfully changed the default password. It protects your Brother HL-L5100DN printer from any unauthorized access.
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BROTHER HL-L5100DN TROUBLESHOOTING

Troubleshooting is the process of eliminating any hardware or software problems from your printer. The most common Brother printer problems are paper jam and print quality problems. Try to identify what causes the problem with your printer and clear it out.

If your Brother printer does not print, you can implement the steps given below.

At first, try to check whether your printer is turned on or not. If not, unplug the power cord and reconnect it again. Ensure that it is properly connected at both ends. Press the Power button to turn on the printer. Now, check to see if the Brother printer is printing or not.

Checking the printer driver settings:

If the printer is not printing properly or not producing a good quality printout, you can check the printer driver settings. It fixes the problem.

Uninstalling and reinstalling the printer driver:

It would be the best choice to uninstall the printer driver. You might not have installed the printer driver properly. After uninstalling the printer driver, you can re-install it. Check to see if the Brother printer is printing or not.

Checking the Device Manager:

  • You can check whether your computer’s Device Manager recognizes your Brother printer. On your Windows computer, navigate to Control Panel to select the Hardware and Sound option. From there, select Devices and Printers.
  • Now, select Device Manager.
  • Later, in the Device Manager window, select the View option at the top and then choose Show hidden devices.
  • Click the triangle symbol next to your printer name.
  • Ensure that your Brother HL-L5100DN printer is listed. Now, try printing again. It fixes the problem.

Additional solution:

  • Make sure that your Brother printer is set as the default printer.
  • If your Brother printer is offline or paused, try to identify what causes the problem and try printing again. It fixes the problem.
  • Ensure that you remove all the pending print jobs.
  • Make sure that you restart your Brother HL-L5100DN printer. At times, it fixes the problem.

You can do a factory reset on your Brother printer to restore all of the settings to their factory defaults. Here’s how to do it.

  • Before you use the factory reset function, make sure that you unplug all the interface cables.
  • On your printer control panel, press the up or down arrow key until you reach the Reset menu option. Now, select it and then press OK.
  • Navigate to the Factory reset option and then select it.
  • Now, press the Reset option. The reset process starts.

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