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TitleDescriptionLanguageRelease Date
(Firmware Version)
Size
Firmware Update Tool
This tool updates your Brother machine main firmware via the internet, by sending the firmware to your machine from the Brother internet server.
English08/01/2012
(1.21/1.10/1.24)
5.03
MB
Update History
08/01/2012 Main: 1.21 / Sub: 1.10 / Engine: 1.24
  • Modifies cooling fan operation.

  • 01/31/2012 Main: 1.21 / Sub: 1.10 / Engine: 1.23
  • Improves color print quality.

  • 10/14/2010 Main: 1.21 / Sub: 1.10 / Engine: 1.21
  • Improvement of the color registration performance on the machine.

  • 07/23/2009 Main: 1.21 / Sub: 1.10 / Engine: 1.19
  • Correction of printing errors when printing certain PDF files with extra memory installed.
  • Correction of LCD Messages when condensation occurs within the machine.

  • 10/02/2008 Main: 1.21 / Sub: 1.10 / Engine: 1.17
  • Correction of Adobe InDesign CS3 files when printing.

  • 07/17/2008 Main: 1.21 / Sub: 1.09 / Engine: 1.17
  • Improvement to Waste Toner box stability.

  • 04/24/2008 Main: 1.21 / Sub: 1.09 / Engine: 1.16
  • Reliability Improvement when using wireless LAN settings.

  • 01/17/2008 Main: 1.19 / Sub: 1.09 / Engine: 1.16
  • Corrects network issues that occur under certain conditions.
  • Corrects the issue that Email notification is not operating and being sent correctly under certain conditions.
  • Improves the print quality when printing on Labels.

  • 10/04/2007 Main: 1.18 / Sub: 1.09 / Engine: 1.15
  • Improves color print quality. (To make this improvement effective, both the main firmware and the sub firmware updates are required.)
  • Improves the error detection of the belt unit.

  • 07/12/2007 Main: 1.16 / Sub: 1.08 / Engine: 1.14
  • Corrects issue that the machine may restart itself when printing a PDF file directly from the USB flash drive.
  • Corrects the error that may occur when a PDF file is printed directly from the USB flash drive.
  • Corrects the issue that the machine may not work after performing the color registration and registering the color.
  • Supported OS

    Mac OS X (10.7), Mac OS X (10.6)

    How to identify the firmware version

    Click here to see how to identify the firmware version.

    Step 2Read before downloading.

    Notes before downloading
     
    • Please make sure that the machine you are going to update the firmware is not busy. Also, make sure that there is no data left in the machine memory when running the firmware update tool.
     
    • Please check the following on your computer.
      • Open Printer Properties and confirm that your printer is functioning correctly by printing a test page.
      • Please close all applications and TSR's.
      • If you are using a Windows XP SP2 Firewall or other Firewall software, disable it.
     
    • It is not possible to update the firmware unless the following conditions are met on your machine.
      • The machine is not in the Settings Menu.
      • There's no error message on LCD panel.
      • The machine is not receiving or processing the data.
      • The machine is not printing a document.
      • If you are using a Macintosh computer, Printer Driver or CUPS Printer Driver must be installed.
     

    The following data will be deleted when you update the firmware.

    • Secured print data stored in the memory
    • Secured reprint data stored in the memory

    Step 3Read the End-User License Agreement (EULA).

    Agree to the EULA and Download