This printer is drivering me crazy
July 29, 2010 1:59 PM Subscribe
I am trying to make my mom's old Brother MFC-4300 printer/scanner/fax work with my Windows 7 machine, to no avail and with many headaches. I don't care about scan or fax; I just want to be able to print from the machine.
posted by prior to computers & internet (6 answers total)
My mom attests to the Brother's greatness, I'm on a budget, and I've already sunk $40 into a parallel port-to-USB cable, so I really want to make this work.
Brother doesn't offer a driver for download on their site, and I can't find one via Google. I've downloaded driver detection software, dabbled in some confusing cups drivers literature, and tried the disk that comes with the printer, which is only compatible with older Windows machines. Are there any websites that offer obscure driver downloads for free that I'm missing? Are there "generic" driver downloads that might work? I'm using the parallel-to-USB cable, which seems to be working fine (doesn't require drivers itself or anything), so I believe I need a driver that works with USB connections.
Any guidance would be much, much appreciated. Thank you!