Brother HL-5040 Quick Setup Manual

Brother hl-5040: quick setup
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Read this Quick Setup Guide before using the printer.
Before you can use the printer, you must set up the hardware and install
the driver.
Step 1
Step 2
USB
page 12
For the latest driver and to find the best solution for your problem or question, access the Brother
Solutions Center directly from the CD-ROM/Driver or go to http://solutions.brother.com
Keep this Quick Setup Guide and supplied CD-ROM in a convenient place for quick and easy
reference at all times.
Setting Up Your Printer
Installing the Driver
Parallel
page 14
(Not available
on HL-5030)
HL-5030
HL-5040
page 16
Setup is Complete!
USB
®
Mac
OS 8.6 – 9.2
HL-5050
page 17
®
Mac
OS X 10.1 –
10.2
page 20
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  Summary of Contents for Brother HL-5040

  • Page 1 HL-5030) Setup is Complete! For the latest driver and to find the best solution for your problem or question, access the Brother Solutions Center directly from the CD-ROM/Driver or go to http://solutions.brother.com Keep this Quick Setup Guide and supplied CD-ROM in a convenient place for quick and easy reference at all times.
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the printer are extremely hot. When you open the front cover or rear cover of the printer, never touch the shaded parts shown in the illustration. Note...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    2. Setting Your Printer as the Default Printer ® (For Windows 2000/XP Users Only) For Parallel Interface Cable Users (For HL-5040/5050 Users Only) ... 14 Connecting the Printer to Your PC and Installing the Driver For USB Interface Cable Users ... 16 ■ For Mac ®...
  • Page 4: Regulations

    A shielded interface cable should be used in order to ensure compliance with the limits for a Class B digital device. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
  • Page 5 Wiring information (for UK) Important If the mains plug that is supplied with this printer is not suitable for your plug socket, remove the plug from the mains lead and fit an appropriate three-pin plug. If the replacement plug needs a fuse, fit the same fuse as the original.
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    (including User's Guide) Carton components may differ from one country to another. Save all packing materials and the printer carton. ■ The interface cable is not a standard accessory. Please purchase the appropriate interface cable for the interface you intend to use (USB or Parallel).
  • Page 7: Control Panel

    Control Panel Printer LED Indications Printer LED Sleep / OFF Toner Drum Paper Status Printer Toner Drum Paper Status User's Guide *1 The LED will blink in a pattern of ON for 2 seconds and then OFF for 3 seconds.
  • Page 8: Supplied Cd-Rom

    View the Printer User's Guide and Network User's Guide in PDF format. (Viewer included) 4 Learn More Watch instructional movies to learn more about using your Brother printer. 5 Brother Solutions Center The Brother Solutions Center (http://solutions.brother.com) is a one-stop resource for all your printer needs.
  • Page 9: Step 1

    Step 1 Setting Up Your Printer Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM Drive ® For Windows Do NOT connect the interface cable. Connecting the interface cable is done when installing the driver. Insert the CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. The opening screen will appear automatically.
  • Page 10: Install The Drum Unit Assembly

    Remove the protective part. Drum unit assembly Protective part Rock it from side to side several times to distribute the toner evenly inside the assembly. Put the drum unit assembly into the printer. Close the front cover of the printer.
  • Page 11: Load Paper In The Paper Tray

    Put paper in the paper tray. Check that the paper is flat in the tray and below the maximum paper mark. Up to here. Put the paper tray firmly back in the printer. Go to the next page...
  • Page 12: Print A Test Page

    Do NOT connect the interface cable. Connecting the interface cable is done when installing the driver. Make sure that the printer power switch is off. Connect the AC power cord to the printer. Plug the AC power cord into an AC outlet.
  • Page 13: Installing The Driver

    OS X in this Quick Setup Guide are based on Mac For USB Interface Cable Users...Go to page 12 For Parallel Interface Cable Users...Go to page 14 (For HL-5040/5050 Users Only) For USB Interface Cable Users ■ Mac ■ Mac ■...
  • Page 14: Installing The Driver And Connecting The Printer To Your Pc

    Step 2 Installing the Driver For USB Interface Cable Users 1. Installing the Driver and Connecting the Printer to Your PC If the Found New Hardware Wizard appears on your PC, click the Cancel button. Make sure the USB interface cable is NOT connected to the printer, and then begin installing the driver.
  • Page 15: Setting Your Printer As The Default Printer (For Windows ® 2000/Xp Users Only)

    2. Setting Your Printer as the Default Printer ® (For Windows 2000/XP Users Only) Click Start and then Printers and Faxes. Select the Brother HL-5000 series icon. From the File menu, select Set as Default printer. The setup is now complete.
  • Page 16: For Parallel Interface Cable Users (For Hl-5040/5050 Users Only)

    Step 2 Installing the Driver For Parallel Interface Cable Users (For HL-5040/5050 Users Only) Connecting the Printer to Your PC and Installing the Driver Click Connect the interface cable & Install the driver/utility from the Initial Setup menu. Select the Parallel interface.
  • Page 17 Click the Install button. Click the Next button. Follow the on-screen instructions. Click the Finish button. The Setup is now complete.
  • Page 18: For Usb Interface Cable Users

    Do not connect the USB cable to the keyboard USB Port or a non-powered USB Hub. Open the Chooser from the Apple menu. Click the Brother Laser and select HL-5000 series. Close the Chooser. The setup is now complete.
  • Page 19: For Mac ® Os 8.6 To 9.2 Users (Hl-5050 Users)

    ® For Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2 Users (HL-5050 Users) 1. Connecting the Printer to your Macintosh & Installing the Driver Make sure the printer power switch is on. Connect the USB interface cable to your Macintosh, and then connect it to the printer.
  • Page 20 Click the Change... button in the PostScript Printer Description (PPD) file. Select Brother HL-5050 series, and then click the Select button. Click the Change... button in the USB Printer Selection. Select HL-5050 series, and then click the OK button.
  • Page 21: Setting Your Printer As The Default Printer

    2. Setting your Printer as the Default Printer Click the HL-5050 series icon on the Desktop. Select Set Default Printer from the Printing menu. The setup is now complete.
  • Page 22: For Mac ® Os X 10.1 To 10.2 Users

    Installing the Driver For USB Interface Cable Users ® For Mac Connecting the Printer to your Macintosh & Installing the Driver Click Connect the interface cable & Install the driver/utility from the Initial Setup menu. Make sure the printer power switch is on.
  • Page 23 Click the Add Printer... button. Select USB. Select HL-5000 series, and then click the Add button. Select Quit Printer Center from the Printer Center menu. The setup is now complete.
  • Page 24: Other Information

    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.
  • Page 25: Options

    Options The printer has the following optional accessories. You can expand the capabilities of the printer by adding these items. User's Guide Chapter 4. Lower Tray Unit (For HL-5040/5050 only) LT-5000 Second lower paper tray unit expands total input capacity up to 250 sheets.
  • Page 26 ©2003 Brother Industries, Ltd.