How do I Reset My Brother Printer?

How do I Reset My Brother Printer?

If you are reading this blog to know ‘How do I reset my Brother printer?’, you have stumbled on the right blog. To do it, unplug the power cord from the back of your printer, close the printer by long pressing the power button, then long press the Go button, and follow the instructions.

Here, we briefly told you the steps if your Brother printer is button-only. There are also some other types of Brother printers. You must know them and the ways to reset each one of them.

Having taken your needs into account, we wrote this blog to let you know about 4 types of Brother printers. After that, we will also tell you how to reset each one separately for your confusion-free understanding.

Types of Brother Printers:

There are 4 types of Brother Printers:

  1. Button-only printers,
  2. Multi-button printers (two types),
  3. Touch screen and Digital display printers.

To know each one of them, read the list below:

1.   Button-only Printers:

It’s the most common Brother printer type that is used these days. The button-only printer features a Go button, an off and on button, and many warning lights below it as a sign of a lack of ink, paper jams, and so on.

2.   Multi Button Printers:

Two different types of Brother printers fall into this category. Both of them have the same options. However, the layout is not the same.

In one case, they are in a cross shape, and in the other, they are like a square.

3.   Touch Screen or Digital Displays Printers:

The most advanced Brother printers are digital control printers. This printer has a touchscreen display screen and some buttons on the right of the printer.

Having known four types of Brother printers, let’s know how to reset each one of them one by one.

How to Reset Brother Printer:

The following are the four ways to reset a Brother printer according to its type:

How to Reset Brother Button-only Printer:

  1. First, unplug the power cord from the back of the printer.
  2. Then, press the power button to close the printer.
  3. After that, long press the Go button until the 5 step.
  4. When holding the Go button, turn on the printer by pressing the power button.
  5. Keep pressing the Go button till the toner and LED’s light flashes.
  6. Now, release the Go button make sure all the LEDs are off and hit the Go button 10 times.
  7. Wait for some minutes until the printer reset is completed.

How to Reset Brother Multi-button Printer

  1. From the back of the printer, unplug the power cord.
  2. To manage to navigate the Reset menu, use the arrow keys.
  3. Start by hitting OK.
  4. Navigate the network by hitting the arrow keys and pressing OK.
  5. Choose Yes with the up-arrow key for your machine to start again.
  6. When the printer is on, use the arrow keys to navigate the reset menu and hit OK
  7. When the printer reset is finished, wait for some time.
  8. Hit OK when you see ‘Restart Printer?’ The device will start on its own.
  9. Hit the arrow keys to reach the Reset Menu when the printer resumes. Hit OK.
  10. To reach Factory Reset, use the arrow keys.
  11. Hit OK.
  12. For reset, hit the Up arrow, and the printer is reset.

Now, let’s know how you can reset a Brother 2nd type multi-button display below.

How Can You Reset the Brother Multi Button Printer?

To reset the type 2 Brother multi-button display printer, follow the steps:

  1. Unplug the power cord from the back of your printer.
  2. For Initial Setup, use the arrow keys. After that, hit OK.
  3. Go to “Reset using the arrow keys”. Then hit OK.
  4. When you have chosen “Factory Reset” using the arrow keys, again click on OK.
  5. Choose “Reset” by hitting the “Up-arrow key”.
  6. Hit the “Up-arrow key” to start your printer again.

How can You Reset the Brother Touchscreen Display Printer?

  1. Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer.
  2. Hit the settings button.
  3. Tap on all settings.
  4. Hit Initial Setup.
  5. Choose Reset.
  6. Hit Factory Reset or All Settings, as per your model.
  7. Tap on Yes.
  8. Your printer will ask you to restart it. Repeat the Yes and keep holding it for 2 seconds. It will restart.

Key Considerations When Resetting Brother Printer:

The following are some key points to remember so that you can avoid potential problems with your Brother printer:

  1. When someone resets their Brother printer, they lose all the customized settings on their printer.
  2. It’s wise to check your printer completely. So, turn it on and run a test page.
  3. It takes between 30 seconds and 2 minutes to reset a Brother printer, which is dependent on the type of printer.
  4. When having reset the Brother printer, switch it off and on again to make sure that the machine is completely reset.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Brother have Customer Service?

The Brother Printer customer number USA is 1-877-552-6255. It’s available from Monday to Friday (9 am to 6 pm) Eastern Standard Time.

How do I troubleshoot my Brother printer?

If your Brother printer is not turning on, check the power outlet, cool down your printer, check the Adaptor or Cable, and update Firmware. If the problem continues, call the Brother printer customer support number, 1-877-552-6255.

Why is Brother’s printer offline?

Your Brother printer can be offline due to connection issues, network problems, or printer queue issues.

How do I connect my Brother printer to my computer?

To connect your Brother printer to the computer (for Windows), take the following steps:

  1. Connect your printer to your computer with a USB cable.
  2. Then, start the BPM.
  3. After that, choose your printer and hit Printer Configuration> Wi-Fi.
  4. Mention, SSID, Encryption, and Key (Network Password), and hit Set.
  5. Hit Get and confirm that the IP address of the printer is correct when you find that the ‘Sync’ screen disappeared.
  6. Hit OK on the alert screen and close the BPM.
  7. Start the BPM again.
  8. Choose your printer and hit Printer ConfigurationWi-Fi and see if the IP address is displayed.

Does unplugging a printer reset it?

Yes, unplugging a printer can reset it. It’s a basic reset that requires you to turn off the printer, unplug it from the source, wait for a couple of seconds, plug it in again, and turn it on. It can sort out minor issues.


To reset your Brother printer, unplug the power cord from the back of your printer, switch off the printer by long pressing the power button, long press the Go button, and stick to the instructions.

If you still have any questions related to resetting your Brother printer, call the Brother printer support number, 1-877-552-6255.