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Quick Setup Guide
Start Here
Before you can use the machine, read this Quick Setup Guide for the correct setup and installation.
WARNING
Important
DO NOT connect the USB cable yet (if you are using a USB
cable).
1
Unpack the machine and check the components
Quick Setup Guide
Test Sheet (USA only)
WARNING
Plastic bags are used in the packaging of your machine. To avoid danger of suffocation, please keep
these bags away from babies and children.
a
Remove the protective tape and film covering the scanner glass.
b
Make sure you have all components.
Note
• The components included in the box may differ depending on your country.
• Save all packing materials and the box in case for any reason you must ship your machine.
• You need to purchase the correct interface cable for the interface you want to use (for USB or network
connection).
USB cable
Please make sure you use a USB 2.0 cable (Type A/B) that is no more than 6 feet (2 meters) long.
Network cable
Use a straight-through Category5 (or greater) twisted-pair cable for 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet
Network.
Warnings tell you what to do to prevent possible personal injury.
User's Guide
Telephone Line Cord
Starter Ink Cartridges [x4]
CD-ROM
One Touch Labels
MFC-5490CN
Black
Yellow
Cyan
Magenta
Accessory Order Form
USA/CAN Version 0
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  • Page 1

    Please make sure you use a USB 2.0 cable (Type A/B) that is no more than 6 feet (2 meters) long. Network cable Use a straight-through Category5 (or greater) twisted-pair cable for 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet Network. MFC-5490CN Black Yellow Cyan...

  • Page 2

    Load plain Letter/A4 paper Pull the paper tray machine. Open the paper tray cover a. With both hands, gently press and slide the paper side guides guide to fit the paper size. Make sure that the triangular marks paper side guides line up with the mark for the paper size you are using.

  • Page 3

    Close the paper tray cover. Check that the paper is flat in the tray and below the maximum paper mark a. Slowly push the paper tray completely into the machine. While holding the paper tray in place, pull out the paper support until it clicks, and then unfold the paper support flap b.

  • Page 4

    Connect the power cord and telephone line Important DO NOT connect the USB cable yet (if you are using a USB cable). Connect the power cord. Connect the telephone line cord. Connect one end of the telephone line cord to the jack on the machine marked LINE and the other end to a modular wall jack.

  • Page 5

    Install the ink cartridges WARNING If ink gets in your eyes, wash them out with water at once, and if irritation occurs consult a doctor. Make sure that the power is turned on. The LCD shows: No Cartridge Open ink cartridge... Open the ink cartridge cover a.

  • Page 6

    • DO NOT dismantle or tamper with the ink cartridge, this can cause the ink to leak out of the cartridge. • Brother strongly recommends that you do not refill the ink cartridges provided with your machine. We also strongly recommend that you continue to use only Genuine Brother Brand replacement ink cartridges.

  • Page 7

    Check the print quality When the preparation process has finished, the LCD shows this message Set Paper and Press Start Press Color Start. Check the quality of the four color blocks the sheet. (black/yellow/cyan/magenta) If all lines are clear and visible, press 1 (Yes) on the dial pad to finish the quality check.

  • Page 8: Choose The Correct Receive Mode

    Will you be using Voicemail on the same telephone line as your Brother machine? If you have Voice Mail on the same telephone line as your Brother machine, there is a strong possibility that Voice Mail and the Brother machine will conflict with each other when receiving incoming calls. See Voice Mail in Chapter 7 of the User's Guide for instructions on setting up your machine using this service.

  • Page 9: Set The Lcd Contrast

    Set the LCD contrast (If needed) If you are having difficulty reading the LCD from your position, try changing the contrast setting. Press Menu. Press 1. Press 7. Press a or b to choose Light or Dark. Select ab & OK Light LCD Contrast Dark...

  • Page 10: Set Your Station Id

    Set your station ID You should store your name and fax number to be printed on all fax pages that you send. Press Menu. Press 0. Press 3. Enter your fax number (up to 20 digits) on the dial pad, and then press OK. Enter your name (up to 20 characters) using the dial pad, and then press OK.

  • Page 11: Set Tone Or Pulse Dialing

    Set tone or pulse dialing mode Your machine comes set for Tone dialing service. If you have Pulse dialing service (rotary), you need to change the dialing mode. Press Menu. Press 0. Press 4. Press a or b to choose Pulse (or Tone). Press OK.

  • Page 12

    Sheet (USA only) You can also register your product online using the On-Line Registration link from the installation CD-ROM or visit http://www.brother.com/registration/. Fill out the Product Registration and Test Sheet. Put the sheet face up in the ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) or face down on the scanner glass.

  • Page 13

    Choose your connection type For USB interface cable ® Windows , go to page 14 ® Macintosh , go to page 18 For Wired Network ® Windows , go to page 21 ® Macintosh , go to page 26...

  • Page 14: Windows Vista

    If the model name screen appears, choose your machine. If the language screen appears, choose your language. Note If the Brother screen does not appear automatically, go to My Computer (Computer), double-click the CD-ROM icon, and then double-click start.exe.

  • Page 15

    Agreement. The installation of ScanSoft™ PaperPort™ 11SE will automatically start and is followed by the installation of MFL-Pro Suite. When the Brother MFL-Pro Suite Software License Agreement window appears, click Yes if you agree to the Software License Agreement. Windows Choose Local Connection, and then click Next.

  • Page 16

    Connect the USB cable Important • DO NOT connect the machine to a USB port on a keyboard or a non-powered USB hub. • Connect the machine directly to your computer. Lift the scanner cover until it locks securely into the open position.

  • Page 17: Connect The Power Cord

    After restarting the computer, you must be logged on with Administrator rights. Note If an error message appears during the software installation, run the Installation Diagnostics located in Start/All Programs/Brother/ MFC-XXXX (where MFC-XXXX is your model name). The installation is now Finish complete.

  • Page 18

    X 10.2.0 to 10.2.3 users, ® upgrade to Mac OS X 10.2.4 or greater. (For the latest information for Mac OS http://solutions.brother.com/) • Make sure there are no memory cards or a USB Flash memory drive inserted. Connect the USB cable Important •...

  • Page 19

    Please wait, it will take a few seconds for the software to install. After the installation, click Restart to finish installing the software. The Brother software will search for the Brother device. During this time the following screen will appear.

  • Page 20

    Install ® Presto! PageManager ® ® When Presto! PageManager capability is added to Brother ControlCenter2. You can easily scan, share and organize photos and ® documents using Presto! PageManager Double-click the Presto! PageManager icon and follow the on-screen instructions. ®...

  • Page 21

    Wired Network For Wired Network Interface Users ® (For Windows 2000 Professional/XP/ XP Professional x64 Edition/ ® Windows Vista Before you install Make sure that your computer is ON and you are logged on with Administrator rights. Important • If there are any programs running, close them.

  • Page 22: Connect The Power Cord

    If the model name screen appears, choose your machine. If the language screen appears, choose your language. Note If the Brother screen does not appear automatically, go to My Computer (Computer), double-click the CD-ROM icon, and then double-click start.exe.

  • Page 23

    Agreement. The installation of ScanSoft™ PaperPort™ 11SE will automatically start and is followed by the installation of MFL-Pro Suite. When the Brother MFL-Pro Suite Software License Agreement window appears, click Yes if you agree to the Software License Agreement. Choose Wired Network Connection, and then click Next.

  • Page 24

    The Configure IP Address window will appear. Enter an IP address for your machine that is suitable for your network by following the on-screen instructions. The installation of the Brother drivers will automatically start. The installation screens appear one after another. Important DO NOT cancel any of the screens during the installation.

  • Page 25

    2 network computers. if you want to install MFL-Pro Suite on additional computers, you can purchase additional NL-5 (five user) license agreements from your authorized Brother dealer or contact Brother customer service. The installation is now Finish complete.

  • Page 26

    X 10.2.0 to 10.2.3 users, ® upgrade to Mac OS X 10.2.4 or greater. (For the latest information for Mac OS http://solutions.brother.com/) • Make sure there are no memory cards or a USB Flash memory drive inserted. Connect the network cable Lift the scanner cover until it locks securely into the open position.

  • Page 27

    Please wait, it will take a few seconds for the software to install. After the installation, click Restart to finish installing the software. The Brother software will search for the Brother device. During this time the following screen will appear.

  • Page 28

    Wired Network ® For Mac OS X 10.2.4 to 10.2.8 users, click Add. Make the selection shown below. Choose XXX-XXXX (where XXX-XXXX is your model name), and then click Add. Click Print Center, then Quit Print Center. The installation of MFL-Pro Suite is now complete.

  • Page 29

    Presto! PageManager ® ® When Presto! PageManager is installed OCR capability is added to Brother ControlCenter2. You can easily scan, share and organize photos and ® documents using Presto! PageManager Double-click the Presto! PageManager icon and follow the on-screen instructions.

  • Page 30

    Install Optional Applications Install FaceFilter Studio supported by Reallusion, Inc FaceFilter Studio is an easy-to-use borderless photo printing application. FaceFilter Studio also lets you edit your photo data and add photo effects such as red eye reduction or skin tone enhancement. Important •...

  • Page 31

    Install Optional Applications Install BookScan&Whiteboard Suite supported by Reallusion, Inc You can install BookScan&Whiteboard Suite. The BookScan Enhancer software can correct your scanned book images automatically. The Whiteboard Enhancer software cleans up and enhances text and images from photos taken of your whiteboard.

  • Page 32

    BRAdmin Light utility (For Windows BRAdmin Light is a utility for initial setup of Brother network connected devices. It also can search for Brother products on your network, view the status and configure basic network settings, such as IP address.

  • Page 33

    BRAdmin Light utility (For Mac OS BRAdmin Light is a utility for initial setup of Brother network connected devices. It also can search for Brother products on your network, view the status and configure basic network settings, such as IP address from a ®...

  • Page 34: Replacement Consumables

    The contents of this manual and the specifications of this product are subject to change without notice. Brother reserves the right to make changes without notice in the specifications and materials contained herein and shall not be responsible for any damages (including consequential) caused by reliance on the materials presented, including but not limited to typographical and other errors relating to the publication.

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