About Brother MFC-L8900CDW

BROTHER MFC-L8900CDW is an Electrophotographic color laser printer and it is a good choice for workgroups with high printing volume at a very low cost. It has a business quality output and handles documents securely. This high-performance all-in-one duplex printer helps to copy, print, scan, and fax within a fraction of seconds. It supports fast printing and can print 33 pages per minute in both color and black. The genuine super toner cartridge yields up to 6500 pages. The printer supports wireless connection and also mobile printing.

Brother mfc-l8900cdw setup

BROTHER MFC-L8900CDW SETUP:

On this page, you’ll get a detailed description of how to set up the Brother MFC-L8900CDW printer. Let’s start with unboxing the Brother printer.

Unboxing the Brother MFC-L8900CDW printer:

  • Open the printer box and take out all the components. These are the box components:
  • The Brother MFC-L8900CDW printer
  • Brother Installation Disk
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Product Safety Guide
  • Reference Guide
  • AC Power Cord
  • Telephone Line Cord
  • Remove all the protective tape around the printer.
  • Now, press the front cover release button and then open the front cover.
  • Hold the drum unit’s green handle and pull the drum unit out of the printer.
  • Remove the protective material and packing tape from the toner cartridge.
  • Once the packing materials are removed, insert the toner cartridge into the drum unit.
  • Insert the drum unit into the printer and then close the front cover.

Steps to load the paper into the paper tray:

  • First, pull the paper tray completely out of the printer and then take the protective materials from the paper tray.
  • Also, remove the protective tape from the paper tray.
  • Press the green release lever and slide the paper guides to their outermost position.
  • Load a paper stack into the paper tray with the print side facing down and slide the paper guides to hold the edges of the paper stack.
  • Make sure to load paper below the maximum paper mark.
  • Now, insert the paper tray completely into the printer.
  • Lift the support flap on the output tray to prevent the paper from sliding.
  • Finally, plug the power cord into the printer and into an electrical outlet.
  • Press the Power button to turn ON the printer.
  • Press Settings > All Settings > Initial Setup > Local Setup and select your local language from the list.

BROTHER MFC-L8900CDW DRIVER DOWNLOAD:

You can directly download the printer driver from the Brother official website. It is very simple to download the printer drivers. You can download the Full package driver, or you can download selected drivers for the printer. Let’s see how to download printer drivers for both Mac and Windows.

BROTHER MFC-L8900CDW DRIVER MAC:

  • First, follow the below-given steps to download the printer driver for Mac.
  • On the Mac computer, launch the default web browser and then go to the Brother official support website.
  • On the Brother home page, select your region/ country.
  • Now, a new screen opens. Select your country or region.
  • Click Download in the Search by Category option.
  • Type the Brother printer model name in the Search by Model Name text field and then click Search.
  • On the other hand, you can locate your printer driver page through Search by Product Category.
  • The browser will automatically detect your Operating System.
  • Click the Language drop-down box to select the preferred language.
  • On the Download page, select the Mac radio button from the Select OS Family drop-down.
  • In the Select OS Version tab, choose the current version from the list, and then click OK.
  • Now, you have down loaded the printer driver for Mac.

BROTHER MFC-L8900CDW DRIVER WINDOWS:

  • Follow the steps given below to download the driver for Windows.
  • On the Windows computer, launch the default web browser.
  • Go to the official Brother website.
  • On the Brother home page, click your country, and then on the next pop-up page, select your country or the region from the list.
  • Under the Search by Category tab, click Downloads.
  • On the Downloads page, type the printer model name in the Search by Model Name text field and then click Search.
  • The web browser automatically detects your Operating System family and version.
  • Follow the below steps to download the printer driver for other Operating Systems.
  • Click the Windows radio button in the Select OS Family option and then select the OS version from the Select OS Version drop-down. Now, click OK.
  • On the Brother MFC-L8900CDW Download page, click the Language drop-down list and then select your preferred language from the list.
  • Choose a driver and then click Download.

BROTHER MFC-L8900CDW DRIVER INSTALL:

    The driver installation is the main process of connecting the printer and the computer via a wired or wireless network. You can install the printer drivers from the supplied Brother installation CD or the official Brother website. There are a bunch of drivers available for the Brother MFC-L8900CDW printer.

  • To install the downloaded driver, follow these steps:
  • Navigate to the Downloads folder on the computer.
  • Locate the downloaded driver file. It will be the most recently downloaded file.
  • Double-click on the file to open and run it.
  • Follow the rest of the on-screen instructions to install the downloaded driver file.

BROTHER MFC-L8900CDW WI-FI SETUP:

  • Before starting the Wi-Fi setup, make sure that the printer is turned ON.
  • At the top of the touchscreen LCD, tap the WiFi icon.
  • On the Select Method screen, click Setup Wizard from the list and then click Yes to Enable WLAN.
  • Note down your network’s SSID and Network Key (Password) from the router’s backside.
  • Now, the printer will search for the nearest Wi-Fi networks and displays the SSID.
  • Select your SSID and then tap OK.
  • If your wireless network is secured, type the password on the Network Key screen and then press OK.
  • Wait until the “Connected” message appears on the touchscreen, and then tap OK.
  • Let’s start installing the printer drivers on the Windows computer.
  • Insert the Brother installation disc into the computer and double-click the setup file.
  • On the Welcome screen, select your preferred language and then click Next.
  • Now, read the license agreement and then select the checkbox for I accept these license agreements and then click Next.
  • On the Connection Type screen, select Wireless Network Connection (Wi-Fi) and then click Next.
  • Select your Brother MFC-L8900CDW printer from the list and then click Next.
  • Click the Standard (Recommended) radio button and then click Next.
  • Now, follow the instructions in the window and complete the driver installation.
  • Once the installation is complete, you can register your Brother printer and then click Finish.
  • Now, you have completed your Brother printer’s Wi-Fi setup.

BROTHER MFC-L8900CDW WIRED SETUP:

    If you are going to connect your Mac computer to the Brother printer via wired connection, just follow the steps given below.

  • On the Mac computer, download the printer driver from the Brother official website.
  • Double-click the downloaded file and start the wired setup process.
  • Connect the Ethernet cable to the printer.
  • In the Setup window, click Start Here OSX; if a popup screen appears, click Open. On the Connection Type screen, select Local Connection (USB) or Wired Network Connection (Ethernet) and then click Next.
  • In the Introduction window, click Continue.
  • Now, you need to read the license agreement and then click Continue; if prompted, click Agree.
  • On the Installation screen, click Install; if prompted, type your Mac admin password and then click Install Software.
  • Once the driver installation is complete, click Close.
  • On the next screen, select your printer from the list and then click Next.
  • Type the name in the text field and then click Next.
  • In the Add Printer window, click Add Printer and then select the printer from the list.
  • Now, click the Use drop-down list and then select Brother XXXX series CUPS, where XXXX represents the printer series.
  • Click Add, if prompted and click Continue.
  • Click Next on the setup wizard and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
  • Now, you have completed the wired network setup.

BROTHER MFC-L8900CDW SCANNER SETUP:

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW supports duplex scanning features, and setting up your printer for scanning is very simple. Let’s see how to set up the Brother printer for scanning.

BROTHER MFC-L8900CDW SCAN TO PC:

  • Make sure that the Brother printer is turned ON.
  • Check whether the printer driver is installed on the computer.
  • Ensure that your Brother printer and the computer are connected to the same network.
  • Open the document cover and place the originals on the scanner glass with the scanning side facing the scanner glass.
  • Align the originals to the arrow mark and then close the document cover.
  • On the printer touchscreen, press Scan > to PC > to File. If the Brother printer is connected over the network, select your computer.
  • To change the scan settings, tap Options, choose the default scan settings, and press Start.
  • Follow the touchscreen instructions to complete the scanning job.
  • The printer starts scanning and the scanned document will be saved in the destination folder.

BROTHER MFC-L8900CDW SCAN TO EMAIL SETUP

  • Make sure the Brother printer is turned ON.
  • Use the Scan button on the printer to make a temporary scan setting.
  • Make sure the printer is connected to the network.
  • Place the originals on the scanner platen.
  • Press Scan > to PC > to E-Mail. If prompted, enter the PIN and then press OK.
  • Enter the Email address to which you are going to send a scanned copy and then press OK.
  • If the Brother printer is connected over a network, select the computer name.
  • To change the basic scan settings, click Options. You can set the resolution, file type, scan type, size, and other basic settings in this menu.
  • Finally, click Start to begin the scanning process.

BROTHER MFC-L8900CDW SCAN TO MAC:

  • Click the Finder menu on the Mac computer and then click Go > Applications > Brother. Now, double-click the ControlCenter2 icon.
  • The ControlCenter2 screen will appear. Here, press and hold the Control key on the keyboard. Now, choose the scan destination.
  • Click the Device Button tab and the settings for the scan destination will appear.
  • Click the Target Application drop-down box and select Preview.
  • Click the File Type drop-down box and select any preferred option from the list.
  • Click Change to browse to the destination folder on the Mac computer.
  • Choose the resolution, scan type, and document size as required and then click OK.
  • Now, you can scan any document quickly.

BROTHER MFC-L8900CDW SCAN TO PDF:

  • Load the document on the scanner glass and make sure the printer is turned ON.
  • Check whether the computer and the printer are connected to the same network via wired or wireless connection.
  • Press the Scan > to PC > to File on the touchscreen.
  • If the printer’s LCD prompts, enter the PIN for the computer and then click OK.
  • Tap Option, and you can change the scan settings.
  • On the Scan Type screen, select PDF and tap OK.
  • Finally, press Start and the scanned document will be saved in PDF format on the computer.
  • Once the scanning process is complete, remove the original document from the printer.

BROTHER MFC-L8900CDW FAX SETUP:

  • Before you fax any document, make sure the printer is turned ON.
  • Connect the printer to the wall jack using the supplied telephone line cord.
  • If you have multiple pages to fax, then place the originals face up in the ADF.
  • Press the Fax icon on the printer touchscreen.
  • Enter the fax number to which you are going to send the fax.
  • If you have already stored a number, select it from the Address Book.
  • Now, tap Apply.
  • Finally, press Fax Start. The printer will start the fax process and send the document to the selected number.
  • Once the faxing is complete, press the Home icon and then press the Stop icon.

BROTHER MFC-L8900CDW TONER REPLACE:

  • Before replacing the toner cartridge, make sure the printer is turned ON.
  • Press the front cover release button and then open the front cover.
  • Grab the drum unit green handle and then pull the drum unit until it stops.
  • Hold the drum unit handle and push the handle to unlock it.
  • Now, pull out the drum unit from the printer.
  • Gently slide the green tab to the left and right of the corona wire inside the drum unit. Repeat this process for all the corona wires.
  • Unpack the new toner cartridge from the package and then remove the protective cover from it.
  • Next, insert the new toner cartridge into the drum unit and gently pull it forward until it locks in its position.
  • Once the toner cartridge is replaced, close the front cover.

BROTHER MFC-L8900CDW RESET THE DRUM COUNTER:

  • To reset the drum counter, follow the below steps.
  • Make sure the printer is turned ON.
  • On the printer touchscreen, tap Settings > All Settings > Machine Info. > Parts Life.
  • Now, press and hold the Drum option until the touchscreen message changes and then tap Yes.
  • Once the reset is complete, tap the Home icon.

BROTHER MFC-L8900CDW REMOVE THE JAMMED PAPER:

  • To remove the jammed paper from the printer, follow the steps given below.
  • If the printer LCD displays a message stating that there is a jam in the printer’s MP tray (Multi-purpose tray), then remove the jammed paper.
  • Slide the paper guides and take the paper stack from the Multi-purpose tray.
  • Now, gently grab and pull the jammed paper from the Multi-purpose tray.
  • Now, load the paper stack again into the Multi-purpose tray and then slide the paper guides.
  • If the printer touchscreen displays a message stating that paper is jammed at the “rear,” then the paper jam is at the backside of the printer.
  • Leave the machine for ten minutes and allow the internal fan to cool the inner parts.
  • Open the back cover and then pull the green levers at both ends to release the fuser cover.
  • Grab the jammed paper with your hands and gently remove it out of the fuser unit.
  • Once the jammed paper is removed, close the fuser cover.
  • Finally, close the back cover.
  • Now, you have resolved the paper jam issue on your Brother printer.

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