How to Clear the Memory on a Brother Copier

By Nathan McGinty

In most businesses, copiers do much more than just copy. Many copier models can now scan, fax and store documents on the network, as well as simply make copies. If you're using a Brother copier at your business and run into problems with the machine, you can try resetting the memory to see if it helps. There are a couple of different ways to do this. The first is by power cycling the copier to flush out anything that may be in the internal memory, and the second is by using the built-in reset feature on Brother models to reset the copier to the factory settings.

Power Recycle

Power down the Brother copier by pressing and holding the "Power" button for at least two seconds.

Wait 30 seconds.

Power the Brother copier back on by pressing and holding the "Power" button until the control panel lights up.

Resetting the Brother to Factory Default

Press the "Menu" key.

Type in the model code for your Brother copier:

Press "4" then "4" for MCF models Press "3" then "4" for DCP-8085DN Press "3" then "3" for DCP-8080DN

Press the up arrow key until "Reset" on the menu is highlighted. The Brother will then reset.

Press the "Stop/Exit" key.