Brother PDS-5000 Quick Setup Manual
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Quick Setup Guide
Start Here
Please read the Product Safety Guide starting on page 8 before you set up your machine. Then, please
return to this page of the Quick Setup Guide for the correct setup and installation procedure.
Unpack the machine and check the components
The components included in the box may differ depending on your country.
Power cord
You can download the User's Guide for your model from the Brother Solutions Center at
If your computer does not have a DVD-ROM drive, the supplied DVD-ROM does not contain drivers for your
operating system, or you want to download manuals and utilities, visit your model page at
• This product was packaged in a plastic bag. To avoid suffocation, keep plastic bags away from babies
and children. Do not use the bag in cribs, beds, carriages, or play pens. The bag is not a toy.
• Use only the AC adapter and power cord supplied with this product.
• We recommend saving the original packaging in case you must ship your machine.
• Use the supplied USB cable when you connect the machine to a computer.
Remove the protective tape and film covering the machine and the LCD or Control Panel.
Make sure you have all the components.
PDS-5000 / PDS-6000
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death
or serious injuries.
IMPORTANT indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in
damage to property or loss of product functionality.
Notes tell you how you should respond to a situation that may arise or give tips about how the
operation works with other features.
USB 3.0 Interface Cable
Product Registration Sheet
(USA and Canada only)
Warranty Card
Quick Setup Guide
AC adapter
USA/CAN Version A


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  • Page 1 Power cord Warranty Card You can download the User’s Guide for your model from the Brother Solutions Center at If your computer does not have a DVD-ROM drive, the supplied DVD-ROM does not contain drivers for your operating system, or you want to download manuals and utilities, visit your model page at WARNING •...
  • Page 2: Connect The Ac Adapter

    • Use only the power cord supplied with this product. NOTE • Use the power cord that conforms to your • If the Brother screen does not appear country. automatically, go to Computer (My Computer). Connect the power cord 1 to the AC adapter, and ®...
  • Page 3 Before you install When prompted by the installer, connect the supplied USB Cable to the USB ports on your computer (USB 3.0 port recommended) Make sure that your computer and your brother and machine. machine are ON. NOTE If there are any programs running, close them.
  • Page 4 Information Download your Brother machine’s software applications and user’s guides, as listed in the tables below, from the Brother Solutions Center. Choose one of the following: For software applications, utilities, drivers and firmware updates: 1. Click Downloads. 2. Type your model name, and then click Search.
  • Page 5 This guide includes the Product Safety Guide instructions. Before you set up your machine, read the safety instructions first. User’s Guide Learn the Scan operations and how to perform routine PDF file / Brother Solutions Center maintenance. See troubleshooting tips if you have difficulty. Visit
  • Page 6: Load Your Document

    Test Scan (Scan to a Computer) Fan the pages well. Load your document Make sure your machine and computer are connected with the supplied USB Cable. Open the Top Cover 1, and then unfold the Document Guides 2. Place your document, face down, top edge first in the document feeder between the Document Guides until you feel it gently touch the inside of the machine.
  • Page 7 Test Scan (Scan to a Computer) Scan using DS Capture ® (Windows Double-click (DS Capture) on your desktop. Select your scanner model, and then click OK. Click Scan in the DS Capture application screen. Your machine starts scanning. (Macintosh) Double-click (DS Capture) on your desktop.
  • Page 8: Symbols And Conventions Used In The Documentation

    Symbols and conventions used in the documentation Compilation and Publication The following symbols and conventions are used Under the supervision of Brother Industries, Ltd., this throughout the documentation. manual has been compiled and published, covering the latest product descriptions and specifications.
  • Page 9 IMPORTANT contact with any wall or other device. Otherwise, it could create a risk of overheating and/or fire. • Brother cannot accept any financial or other Instead: responsibilities that may be the result of your • Place the unit on a solid surface, never on a use of this information, including direct, special bed, sofa, rug, or other similar soft surface.
  • Page 10: To Use The Unit Safely

    Specifications in the User's Guide. Failure to do so may result in injury to yourself or others, or There are high-voltage electrodes inside the unit. damage to the machine or other property. Brother Before you access the inside of the machine, does not assume any responsibility for any...
  • Page 11 Make sure that one end of the power cord is firmly generates any strong smells, immediately unplug plugged into a standard power outlet and the other the unit from the power outlet and call Brother end is firmly plugged into the adapter block. Do not Customer Service.
  • Page 12 Product Safety Guide CAUTION DO NOT touch the shaded area shown below when the top cover is open. Doing this may pinch DO NOT sit or stand on the unit or use it for any your fingers, resulting in injury. purpose beyond its intended purpose.
  • Page 13 Refer all servicing to a Brother interference by one or more of the following Authorized Service Center. For the location of your...
  • Page 14: Industry Canada Compliance Statement (Canada Only)

    Trademarks For use in the USA or Canada only BROTHER is either a trademark or a registered These machines are made for use in the USA and trademark of Brother Industries, Ltd. Canada only. We cannot recommend using them...
  • Page 15: Legal Limitations For Copying

    Product Safety Guide Legal limitations for copying Notice Regarding the Faithful Reproduction of Scanned Observe all copyright laws when using this product. Documents Color reproductions of certain documents are illegal and may result in either criminal or civil liability. This After scanning a document, confirm that the accuracy memorandum is intended to be a guide rather than a and quality of the corresponding scan data meets...
  • Page 16 Product Safety Guide  Depending on the condition of the document (such as if it has wrinkles, bends, or holes) and consumables, multiple pages of a document may be fed at once, causing some pages to be missing from the scanned data. Confirm that the document has no wrinkles, bends, or holes.
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