The Dell A940 is an all-in-one printer that combines the functions of a colour printer, copier, scanner and fax machine into one unit. Like any printer, the Dell A940 relies on specific driver software to run the machine on a computer. The printer comes with software that contains this information. However, it's sometimes necessary to install the drivers without a CD driver, or if you've lost the original disc. To do so, Dell offers online downloads of its printer drivers.
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Things you need
- Dell A490 printer
- Computer with Internet connection
- USB cable
Unplug your Dell A490 printer and restart your computer.
Open your Internet browser, such as Firefox or Internet Explorer.
In the Web address bar, type in "http://support.dell.com/support/downloads." This will bring you to the Dell online driver guide.
Select "choose a model."
Select "printer" from the list of supported devices.
Scroll down and select "A490" from the list. Click "confirm."
Select your operating system (such as Windows XP or Vista) from the drop-down list.
Select "download" next to the driver.
Click "open" or "run" when the dialogue box pops up. This will begin your download as well as the installation process.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
Restart your computer and reconnect the power supply to the printer.
Tips and warnings
- Always unplug devices when installing new drivers.
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