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I was unable to install the driver that came along with the brother's DCP-1510 monochrome multipurpose printer, so I contacted the printer supplier, who told me to open my device manager, right-click on my DCP-1510 icon and go to update device driver and navigate to the cd-rom drive where the driver package cd-rom was loaded, I did what he said and magistically, the print-function worked; Here is the visual summary of what I mentioned upto now:

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I purchased the printer as it was a multipurpose printer, and I can make xerox copies out of it, So I'm sure there's no hardware defect, but It should had also been able to scan the documents into my PC, but Here's where the problem is:
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My PC doesn't detect a scanner, and I can't scan the files from "Windows Fax and Scanf", I tried scanning externally, trying to connect the pc from the printer(DCP-1510), but it doesn't connect. So, I think it might be that the driver did not install how it supposed to had. How can I get the scanner to work?

When I try reinstalling the driver or installing the driver from the package, the following error occurs:
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And believe me, I restarted the computer countless number of times, without any applications in the background but the installer, and tried it again and again, until I finally resolved here.

  • There are a number of things that could potentially be the problem. The first step would be to start with the basics. USB printers are finicky as far as the installation sequence. Disconnect the printer from the computer and uninstall the printer. With the printer disconnected, reinstall the driver. At a point in the process, the installation wizard will tell you to connect the printer, so do it at that point. If it doesn't work, report back and we can try a bigger hammer. – fixer1234 Dec 11 '16 at 18:09
  • Try running Setup on the DVD. That should install both printer and scanner drivers. Browse to it in Windows explorer and double-click it. – hdhondt Dec 12 '16 at 5:25
  • @fixer1234, I tried reinstalling again and again but it doesn't work. Please take a look at the edits I have made above, and could you tell me what the bigger hammer might be? – bzal Dec 12 '16 at 8:46
  • @hdhondt, I tried it from the cd as well. – bzal Dec 12 '16 at 8:46
  • Did you actually run the SETUP.EXE (or similar) that's on the CD? – hdhondt Dec 12 '16 at 8:58
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Ok, for future DCP-1510 series users, if this problem arises then, first refer to the screenshots above and complete the partial step as in the given sequence. I thought this would be the complete installation but no, it was partial.

So now refer to the second screenshot in the question above, under other devices, there in the third list, you can see an unknown device(should had been named scanner or something), then follow the steps, the same done for the printer. After you do this, you should see a scanner item under imaging devices in the device manager and that's it! However, the utilities are not available, but you can use the windows fax and scan, to scan documents as well as something like picasa or adobe photoshop to directly import images from your scanner.

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