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How to Reset Your Brother Printer to Default Factory Settings?

Printer problems are just ways of your printer to complain of its interior, software and connectivity issues. There are fixes that we can resolve by simply turning on and off our printer or just plug and unplug the power cord. But when common errors are becoming repetitive, maybe it is time to give your printer a hard reset.

Yes, a hard reset will revert your printing to its default factory settings. That means deleting all the connections, archives, assigned printer settings and more. Why would you need to do that? Because instead of risking your printer to repeating issues and manual troubleshooting, performing a hard reset clears up everything which allows you to setup and connect it properly.

Each reset procedure is different depending on the Brother printer, let’s try this steps with Brother MFCL2700DW.

How to reset your Brother MFCL2700DW?

Printer control panel:

  1. Switch off your printer and make sure that all covers and lids are securely closed.
  2. Plug the power cord from the outlet and get ready to reset.
  3. Press and hold the “go” button located on the printer’s control panel. Set the power on without letting go of the “go” button. Wait until the printer is completely powered up.
  4. Release “go” button and wait until the light indicators are stable and begins turning off.
  5. Press the ‘go” button 6 times when the light indicators are active again.

This will reset your printer to its default settings.

Software reset:

  1. Open your web browser and go to  and click on the “Support” menu. Select “Drivers and Downloads” and click on “Printers” from the dropdown menu.
  2. Choose or type in your printer model and click “view” and see “your results”. Select your OS (operating system) and click “search”. Check for the result with “BRAdmin” and lick on the “Information and Download” link then click “Download”.
  3. Run the downloaded program and follow the instructions until completion.  Launch BRAdmin and select Brother MFCL2700DW to reset.
  4. Open “Control” menu and select “Network Configuration”. Type in your password if there is any then click “OK”.
  5. Navigate the “Control” menu and select “Factory Reset”.

Resetting your Brother printer to default factory setting is an action you can’t undo. Create a backup file for your documents, archives, passwords and IP addresses before performing the hard reset.


  • This instruction is very unclear, there is no “go” button on my printer panel.

  • My new J955DW printer was set on large print when I got it. I have tried to reset is according to your instructions on line. However why I print it will still print large. I have also tried to set the quit mode and it won’t work. What is the next step.


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