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How to install the Brother Control Center on Mac OS X Leopard
Posted by UCS IT Support 4 on 13 July 2009 11:24 PM

How to install the Brother Control Center on Mac OS X Leopard

I have a MFC-8660DN multi-function printer. There's a piece of software called the Brother Control Center that lets you initiate scans from your desktop and route the scan to a specific application. To get it...

  1. Visit this Brother site.
  2. Choose "USA"
  3. Choose your model number (MFC-8660DN)
  4. Choose "United States"
  5. Choose "Drivers" then "Mac OS X (10.5)" then "English"
  6. Then choose the "Scanner Driver" and download it, then install.
  7. You'll have to restart your computer and a dialogue will come up. You can have the printer associated by name or IP address. I chose IP address. Then I added a name of my computer so that you can use the printer interface to send things to a particular computer.

Posted by Joe on 2-21-2008

Update - A few weeks later I started having trouble accessing the scanning capabilities from the Mac. I spoke with Brother Support and they took me thru the following re-installation steps, which solved the problem.

  1. Delete the "Users/YOUR_USER_NAME/Library/Preferences/Brother" folder.
  2. Delete the "Library/Image Capture/TWAIN Data Sources/Brother TWAIN.ds" file.
  3. Delete the "Library/Printers/Brother/Utilities/ControlCenter" and "Library/Printers/Brother/Utilities/DeviceSelector" folders.
  4. Restart computer.
  5. Empty your trash.
  6. Re-install the Control Center following the steps above.

Posted by Joe on 3-12-2008

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