Brother DCP-J1140DW Personal Printer User Guide

DCP-J1140DW Personal Printer
User Guide

Quick Setup Guide
Read the Product Safety Guide first, then read this Quick Setup Guide for the correct installation procedure.Video setup instructions:
The latest manuals are available at the Brother support website:

Unpack the machine and check the components

Remove the protective tape or film covering the machine and the supplies. The components included in the box may differ depending on your country.

* Most of the illustrations in this Quick Setup Guide show the MFC-J1010DW.

  • Save all packing materials and the box in case you must ship your machine.
  • You must purchase the correct interface cable for the interface you want to use.
  • Use a USB 2.0 cable (Type A/B) that is no more than 2 meters long.

 Load plain A4 paper in the paper tray

After finishing the machine setup, you can change the paper type or size. For more information about paper handling, see the Online User’s Guide at

Open the output paper tray cover 1.
Adjust the paper guides. Fan the paper well and load it into the tray.
Close the output paper tray cover, and then slowly push the tray completely into the machine.Pull out the paper support a, and unfold the paper support flap b so that the printed pages do not fall.

Connect the power cord

NOTE You can adjust the control panel angle to read the LCD more easily.
Select your country or language
After turning the machine on, you may need to set your country or language (depending on your machine). If required, follow the LCD instructions.

Install the inbox ink cartridges

Open the ink cartridge cover and remove the orange protective part from the machine.
NOTE Do not throw away the orange protective part. You will need it if you transport the machine.
Follow the LCD instructions to install the ink cartridges. Close the ink cartridge cover. The machine will prepare the ink tube system for printing.
NOTE The first time you install a set of ink cartridges, the machine will use an amount of ink to fill the ink delivery tubes for high-quality printouts. This process will only happen once.

Set the date and time

Follow the LCD instructions to set the date and time.
After setting the date and time, you can set the Firmware Update defaults.

Check the print quality

Follow the LCD instructions, and then press [OK] or c. The machine prints the Print Quality Check Sheet.

Follow the LCD instructions to check the quality of the four-color blocks on the sheet, and then start the cleaning procedure if required.

Adjust the print alignment (recommended)
To adjust the print alignment before using your machine, press [Start] or .
Follow the LCD instructions to print the Adjustment Sheet. The black circle mark is located in the upper left corner of the sheet.
Follow the LCD instructions and complete adjusting the alignment.
When finished, remove the Adjustment Sheet from the scanner glass.
Place the Adjustment Sheet face down on the scanner glass. Make sure the black circle mark is in the upper left corner of the scanner glass.
Clear the LCD notifications
If any notifications appear on the LCD, clear them by pressing OK or selecting [OK] depending on your model.
Select your language (if needed)
DCP-J1050DW / MFC-J1010DW

  1. Press Settings.
  2. Press or to select the following:
    a. Select [Initial Setup], and then press OK.
    b. Select [Local Language], and then press OK.
    c. Select your language, and then press OK.
  3. Press Stop/Exit.


  1. Press [Settings] > [All Settings] > [Initial Setup] > [Local Language]. 
  2. Press your language.
  3. Press .

Connect the telephone line cord (MFC-J1010DW only)
If you are not using your machine as a fax, go to 12. For more information on using the fax feature, see the Online User’s Guide.
Connect your computer or mobile device to your machine
Follow these steps to complete the setup using one of the connection types available on your machine.
Visit to download and install Brother software.

Follow the on-screen instructions and prompts.
NOTE For USB Connection, locate the correct port inside the machine as shown.

Setup Finished

You can now print and scan using your machine. To check for the latest firmware, visit
Important Notice for Network Security:
The default password to manage this machine’s settings is located on the back of the machine and marked “Pwd”. We recommend immediately changing the default password to protect your machine from unauthorized access.
Can’t Connect? Check the following:

Wireless network Restart your wireless access point/ router (if possible). Restart your machine and computer, and then go to 12 . If still not successful, go to 13.
USB connection Disconnect the cable. If still not successful, visit for FAQs and Troubleshooting.

Manual wireless setup

If the wireless setup is not successful, try to set up the connection manually.
Find your SSID (Network Name) and Network Key (Password) on your wireless access point/router and write them in the table provided below.
SSID (Network Name)
Network Key (Password)

If you cannot find this information, ask your network administrator or wireless access point/router manufacturer.
DCP-J1050DW / MFC-J1010DW

  1. Go to your machine and press
    WiFi or on the panel.
  2. Press OK to select
    [Find Wi-Fi Network]. The [Enable WLAN?] message appears on the LCD.
  3. Press c to select Yes.
    Go to your machine, and press > [Find Wi-Fi Network] > [Yes].

Select the SSID (Network Name) for your access point/ router and enter the Network Key (Password). When the wireless setup is successful, the LCD displays [Connected].
If the setup is not successful, restart your Brother machine and your wireless access point/router, and repeat 13
Go to 12 to install the software.
For detailed machine information and product specifications, see the Online User’s Guide at

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