According to the Brother site, I have downloaded "brscan2-0.2.5-1.i386.deb" for the above model.
I can print no problem at all which is great but I cannot for the life of me scan despite following many scary instructions such as edit /etc/fstab and so on.
With the device connected and powered on, I try to run "Simple Scan", click on the scan too and get an error "Failed to scan - unable to connect to scanner" If I try again the dots go around in a circle as it it is scanning but nothing happens. I have to use system monitor to stop the application.
Xsane tries to find a scanner but eventually, after a few seconds produces: "Failed to open device 'brother2:bus4:dev1': Invalid argument"
None of the instructions I have found have been specifically for Linux Mint 14 Nadia 32bit and maybe that is my problem. Any assistance greatly apreciated.