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Quick Setup Guide
Start Here
Thank you for choosing Brother, your support is important to us and we value your business. Your Brother product
is engineered and manufactured to the highest standards to deliver reliable performance, day-in and day-out.
Please read the Product Safety Guide first, then read this Quick Setup Guide for the correct setup and installation
procedure.
To view the Quick Setup Guide in other languages, please visit http://solutions.brother.com/.
Note
• Not all models are available in all countries.
• Most of the illustrations in this guide show the FAX-2940.
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Unpack the machine and check the components
Drum Unit and Toner Cartridge Assembly
(pre-installed)
ADF Document Output Support
Documentation CD-ROM
Basic User's Guide
Telephone Handset
Product Registration Sheet
(USA only)
Quick Setup Guide
Product Safety Guide
FAX-2840 / FAX-2940
AC Power Cord
Telephone Line Cord
Curled Handset Cord
USA/CAN Version 0
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Summary of Contents

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    Quick Setup Guide Start Here FAX-2840 / FAX-2940 Thank you for choosing Brother, your support is important to us and we value your business. Your Brother product is engineered and manufactured to the highest standards to deliver reliable performance, day-in and day-out. Please read the Product Safety Guide first, then read this Quick Setup Guide for the correct setup and installation procedure.

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    WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, WARNING could result in death or serious injuries. CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may CAUTION result in minor or moderate injuries. WARNING Plastic bags are used in the packing of your machine. Plastic bags are not toys. To avoid the danger of suffocation, keep these bags away from babies and children and dispose of them correctly.

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    Remove the packing Lift the elastic band off the drum. material from the machine IMPORTANT DO NOT connect the AC power cord yet. Remove the packing tape from the outside of the machine. Open the front cover. Pull the paper strip to remove the protective material as shown in the illustration.

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    Gently shake it from side to side several times Attach the ADF to distribute the toner evenly inside the assembly. Document Output Support Unfold the ADF Document Support. Put the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back in the machine. Open the control panel cover by lifting it toward the back.

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    Attach the ADF Document Output Support. Load paper in the paper tray Pull the paper tray completely out of the machine. Close the control panel cover. While pressing the green paper-guide release lever a, slide the paper guides to fit the paper size you are loading in the tray.

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    Put the paper tray firmly back in the machine. Note Make sure that it is completely inserted into the For Legal or Folio size paper, press the release machine. button a in the bottom of the paper tray and then pull out the back of the paper tray.

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    WARNING Connect the power cord and telephone line The machine must be grounded using a 3-prong plug. Since the machine is grounded through the power outlet, you can protect yourself from IMPORTANT potentially hazardous electrical conditions on DO NOT connect the interface cable the telephone network by keeping the power yet.

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    Note Choose your language If you are sharing one telephone line with an (if needed) external telephone answering machine, connect it as shown below. Before you connect the external telephone Press Menu, 0, 0. answering machine, remove the protective cap c from the EXT.

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    Choose the correct Receive Mode The correct Receive Mode is determined by the external devices and telephone subscriber services (Voice Mail, Distinctive Ring, etc.) you have (or will be using) on the same line as the Brother machine. Will you be using a Distinctive Ring number for receiving faxes? Brother uses the term “Distinctive Ring”...

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    Set the LCD contrast Set your Station ID (if needed) If you are having difficulty reading the LCD, try The machine displays the date and time, and if you changing the contrast setting. set up the Station ID, it will add it to each fax you send. Press Menu, 1, 5.

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    Note Set the telephone line If you make a mistake and want to start again, compatibility press Stop/Exit and go back to step a. (USA only) The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any person to If you are connecting the machine to a VoIP service use a computer or electronic device to send any (over the Internet) you need to change the...

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    Send in the Product Automatic Daylight Registration and Test Saving Time Sheet (USA only) You can set the machine to change automatically for Fill out the Product Registration and Test Daylight Saving Time. It will reset itself forward one Sheet. hour in the Spring and backward one hour in the Fall.

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    Other Information Download optional software You can download a printer driver, a scanner driver (FAX-2940 only ) and PC-Fax Send software (FAX-2940 only) for free from the Brother Solutions Center, enabling you to use your Brother Fax machine as a printer or a scanner (FAX-2940 only or send faxes from your computer (FAX-2940 only).

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    Consumables Consumables When the time comes to replace consumable items, an error will be indicated by the LCD on the control panel. For more information about the consumables for your machine, visit us at http://www.brother.com/original/ or contact your local Brother reseller. Toner cartridges Drum unit Standard Toner: TN-420...

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    Trademarks The Brother logo is a registered trademark of Brother Industries, Ltd. Brother is a registered trademark of Brother Industries, Ltd. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Windows Vista is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Apple, Macintosh, and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S.

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