Forum Thread

how to reset a brother dcp-7040 printer?

GrandPanda1807 1,587 214 July 25, 2013 at 10:34 PM
for some reason, i don't get the select automatic feed option for scanning anymore. i've searched google to no avail. anyone know how i can reset this printer to its original factory settings? TIA

4 Comments

1

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#2
All i could find [tricks-collections.com]

Everything is fairly vague. The Brother site says that it is different for each model too so the above link might not work. Some of the guys in the comments added some other methods that worked for them. Maybe a firmware update could get you back in business, but that is kind of drastic.

If drastic is your style. [brother.com]
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Joined Dec 2007
L10: Grand Master
7,632 Posts
1,489 Reputation
#3
Quote from medcee View Post :
for some reason, i don't get the select automatic feed option for scanning anymore. i've searched google to no avail. anyone know how i can reset this printer to its original factory settings? TIA
Through the software or through the printer interface? If you lost it on one (e.g., printer panel) then have you tried to see if it would work with the other (through the software)?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

#4
The Manual Reset Methods for Brother Printers
  1. Disconnect Brother Printer from power cord.
  2. Press Set button and while holding the Set button re-connect the printer to the power cord (electric source).
  3. It will display an error message "Machine Error 46? on the LCD
  4. After the Error code appear, press the "arrow up button" ( ^ ) there will be numbers that are going to be display.
  5. Choose 8 then press Set Button
  6. Press Arrow Up button again then choose Zero (0) and press Set Button Again, now you will enter Service Mode.
  7. Press "Mono Key/Button" 25 times or until "Purge Counter Appear"
  8. Now press arrow up (^) again then choose "2? press Set Button
  9. Press Arrow Up (^) again then choose "7? press Set Button
  10. Press Arrow Up (^) again then choose "8? press Set Button
  11. Press Arrow Up (^) again then choose "3? press Set Button
  12. The purge counter will be reset to Zero.
  13. Now Press Stop/Exit Button
  14. The printer will return to "Machine Error 46? again
  15. Press Arrow Up (^) then choose 9 press Set Button
  16. Press Arrow Up (^) again then once more choose 9 press Set Button
  17. The Printer will reset then wait until it power up again.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Joined Apr 2011
L6: Expert
1,587 Posts
214 Reputation
Original Poster
#5
none of the methods work unfortunately.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Page 1 of 1
1
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Copyright 1999 - 2016. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / Infringement Policy  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)  •  Interest-Based Ads
Link Copied to Clipboard