Brother MFC-J1010DW 4-In-1 Colour Inkjet Printer User Guide

MFC-J1010DW 4-In-1 Colour Inkjet Printer

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:

1. 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.

Manuals in Spanish for this model are available at


  • 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.

USB cable
Use a USB 2.0 cable (Type A/B) that is no more than 6 feet (2 meters) long.
Ethernet (Network) cable (MFC-J1170DW only)
Use a straight-through Category 5 (or greater) twisted-pair cable for 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet Network.

2. Load plain Letter 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

3. Connect the Power Cord

You can adjust the control panel angle to read the LCD more easily.

4. Install the starter ink cartridges

Open the ink cartridge cover and remove the orange protective part from the machine.

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.

The first time you install the ink cartridges, the machine will use extra ink to fill the ink delivery tubes. This is a one-time process that enables high-quality printing.

5. 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.

6. Check the print quality

7. To adjust the print alignment ( Recommended)

To adjust the alignment before using your machine,  Press — Start or

8. Clear the LCD notifications

If any notifications appear on the LCD, clear them by pressing OK or selecting [OK] depending on your model.

9. Select your language (if needed)

10. Connect the telephone line cord

If you are not using your machine as a fax, go to 13 . For more information on using the fax feature, see the Online User’s Guide.

11. Select the correct Receive Mode

If you are not using your machine as Fax, Go to 13.

MFC-J1010DW / MFC-J1012DW                                MFC-J1170DW

12. Set your Station ID

If you are not using your machine as a fax, go to 13 .

Store your name and fax number so the machine prints it on all outgoing fax pages. For more information, see Enter Text on Your Brother Machine in the Online User’s Guide.

13. 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.

For Wired Network Connection (MFC-J1170DW only) and USB Connection, locate the correct port (based on the cable you are using) 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:

14. 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.

If you cannot find this information, ask your network administrator or wireless access point/router manufacturer.

MFC-J1010DW / MFC-J1012DW

  1.  Go to your machine, and press on the panel.
  2. Press OK to select [Find Wi‑Fi Network]. The [Enable WLAN?] message appears on the LCD.
  3. Press 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 setup is not successful, restart your Brother machine and your wireless access point/router, and repeat 14 .

—- Go to 13 to install software.

For detailed machine information and product specifications, see the Online User’s Guide at

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