Whether it is thrown away with the packing material or lost in translation along the way, so often the essential user’s manual for your printer is nowhere to be found. It can be extremely frustrating not to have your printer’s manual when you need it, but don’t worry, you are not out of options.
A software CD comes with most printers and is typically required to set-up the printer on a network. Sometimes this CD will contain a PDF copy of the printer’s manual. Insert the disc and look for a file called “User Guide”, “User Manual” or something similar. Chances are, though, if you misplaced the manual, you probably aren’t certain of the CD’s location, either.
If you pull up the internet and use a standard search engine, such as Google or Bing, you should be able to find some helpful results. Simply enter your model number, Brother DCP-7045, for instance, along with the term “user’s guide” or “manual” and click search. You should be able to find your manual on one of the sites that match your search.
Most printer manufacturers provide a PDF of the manual on their website that you can download for free, and this is usually the quickest and easiest option. Below is a list of the major printer manufacturers and links to their support and download sections. In most cases you are only required to enter your model number into the search box:
|Canon||Support & Drivers|
|Lexmark||Support & Downloads|
|Xerox||Support & Drivers|
|Dell||Support – Manuals|
|Brother||Download Manuals and Product Documentation|
|Samsung||Samsung Download Center|
You should be able to locate your manual if you follow the provided links. If you are still having trouble, contact the manufacturer directly via email or phone.