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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
User's Guide
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.
Ink Cartridges [x4]
CD-ROM
Accessory Order
Black (LC65HY-BK)
Yellow (LC65HY-Y)
Cyan (LC65HY-C)
Magenta (LC65HY-M)
Test Sheet (USA only)
Form
MFC-6490CW
Quick Setup Guide
Telephone Line Cord
USA/CAN Version B
1

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  • Page 1

    Quick Setup Guide Start Here MFC-6490CW Before you can use the machine, read this Quick Setup Guide for the correct setup and installation. Warnings tell you what to do to prevent possible personal injury. WARNING Important DO NOT connect the USB cable yet (if you are using a USB cable).

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    With both hands, gently press and slide the Load plain Letter/A4 paper side guides and then the paper length guide to fit the paper size. paper Make sure that the triangular marks on the paper side guides and paper length guide Pull paper tray#1 (the upper tray) line up with the mark for the paper size you are completely out of the machine.

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    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.

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    Note Connect the power cord If you are sharing one telephone line with an and telephone line external telephone, connect it as shown below. Before you connect the external telephone, remove the protective cap from the EXT. jack Important on the machine. DO NOT connect the USB cable yet (if you are using a USB cable).

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    Turn the green knob on the protective yellow Install the ink cartridges cap clockwise to release the vacuum seal, then remove the cap a. WARNING If ink gets in your eyes, wash them out with water at once, and if irritation occurs consult a doctor.

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    Take care to match the color of the lever Important with the cartridge color b, as shown in the • DO NOT take out ink cartridges if you do not diagram below. need to replace them. If you do so, it may reduce the ink quantity and the machine will not know the quantity of ink left in the cartridge.

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    The LCD asks you if the print quality is OK for Check the print quality black and color. Press 1 (Yes) or 2 (No) on the dial pad. Black OK? Important Press Make sure you put paper in the upper tray for Press the initial setup.

  • Page 8: Choose The Correct Receive Mode

    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"...

  • Page 9: Set The Date And Time

    Enter the last two digits of the year on the dial Set the LCD contrast pad, and then press OK. (If needed) Date&Time Year:20 If you are having difficulty reading the LCD, try changing the contrast setting. MENU Input & Press Press Menu.

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    Press Stop/Exit. Set your station ID Note If you make a mistake and want to start again, press Stop/Exit and go back to a. You should store your name and fax number to be printed on all fax pages that you send. For details, see Entering Text in Appendix C of the User's Guide.

  • Page 11: Set Tone Or Pulse Dialing

    Set tone or pulse dialing Automatic Daylight mode Savings Time Your machine comes set for Tone dialing service. If You can set the machine to change automatically for you have Pulse dialing service (rotary), you need to daylight savings time. It will reset itself forward one change the dialing mode.

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    Send in the Product Press Black Start. Registration and Test Note Sheet (USA only) You will receive a confirmation fax of your Product Registration. 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/.

  • 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 For Wireless Network ®...

  • Page 14: Windows Vista

    ® Windows For USB Interface Users ® (For Windows 2000 Professional/XP/ XP Professional x64 Edition/ ® Windows Vista Before you install Install MFL-Pro Suite Make sure that your computer is ON and you Put the supplied CD-ROM into your CD-ROM are logged on with Administrator rights.

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    ® Windows Choose Local Connection, and then click Note Next. The installation continues. • If this screen appears, click OK and restart your computer. • If the installation does not continue automatically, open the main menu again by ejecting and then reinserting the CD-ROM or double-click the start.exe program from the When this screen appears, go to the next step.

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    ® Windows Carefully route the USB cable through the Connect the USB cable trench and out the back of the machine as shown below and connect the cable to your computer. Important • DO NOT connect the machine to a USB port on a keyboard or a non-powered USB hub.

  • Page 17: Connect The Power Cord

    ® Windows Connect the power cord Finish and restart Connect the power cord. Click Finish to restart your computer. The installation will continue automatically. After restarting the computer, you must be logged on with Administrator rights. The installation screens appear one after another.

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    ® Macintosh ® For USB Interface Users (For Mac OS X 10.2.4 or greater) Connect the USB cable to the USB socket Before you install marked with a symbol. You will find the USB socket inside the machine on the right as shown below.

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    ® Macintosh Gently close the scanner cover using the finger Choose Local Connection, and then click holds on both sides of it. Next. Follow the on-screen instructions. Note Please wait, it will take a few seconds for the software to install. After the installation, click Restart to finish installing the software.

  • Page 20

    ® Macintosh Choose XXX-XXXX (where XXX-XXXX is your Install model name), and then click Add. 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 21

    Wired Network ® Windows For Wired Network Interface Users ® (For Windows 2000 Professional/XP/ XP Professional x64 Edition/ ® Windows Vista Before you install Connect the network cable Make sure that your computer is ON and you Lift the scanner cover into the open position. are logged on with Administrator rights.

  • Page 22: Connect The Power Cord

    Wired Network ® Windows Carefully route the network cable through the Connect the power cord trench and out the back of the machine. Then, connect the cable to your network. Connect the power cord. Note If both USB and LAN cables are being used, guide both cables through the trench with one on top of the other.

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    Wired Network ® Windows Note Install MFL-Pro Suite • If this screen appears, click OK and restart your computer. Put the supplied CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. If the model name screen appears, choose your machine. If the language screen appears, choose your language.

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    Wired Network ® Windows Note Choose Wired Network Connection, and • If the machine is configured for your network, then click Next. choose the machine from the list, and then click Next. This window will not appear if there is only one machine connected on the network, it will be chosen automatically.

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    Wired Network ® Windows Note Finish and restart ® For Windows Vista , when this screen appears, click the check box and click Install to complete the installation correctly. Click Finish to restart your computer. After restarting the computer, you must be logged on with Administrator rights.

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    Wired Network ® Macintosh ® For Wired Network Interface Users (For Mac OS X 10.2.4 or greater) Connect the network cable to the LAN socket Before you install marked with a symbol. You will find the LAN socket inside the machine on the left as shown below.

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    Wired Network ® Macintosh Gently close the scanner cover using the finger Choose Wired Network Connection, and holds on both sides of it. then click Next. Follow the on-screen instructions. Note Please wait, it will take a few seconds for the software to install.

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    Wired Network ® Macintosh ® For Mac OS X 10.2.4 to 10.2.8 users, Note click Add. • If the machine is configured for your network, choose the machine from the list, and then click OK. This window will not appear if there is only one machine connected on the network, it will be chosen automatically.

  • Page 29

    Wired Network ® Macintosh Install 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: Before You Begin

    For Wireless Network Users For Wireless Network Interface Users Before you begin First you must configure the wireless network settings of your machine to communicate with your network access point (router). After the machine is configured to communicate with your access point (router) computers on your network will have access to the machine.

  • Page 31

    For Wireless Network Users Confirm your network environment (Infrastructure Mode) The following instructions will offer two methods for installing your Brother machine in a wireless network environment. Both methods are for infrastructure mode, using a wireless router or access point that uses DHCP to assign IP addresses.

  • Page 32: Infrastructure Mode

    For Wireless Network Users Connecting the Brother machine to the wireless network Use the a, b and OK keys to choose one of the Configure the wireless options below: If your network is configured for settings (Typical Authentication and Encryption you must match the settings used for your network.

  • Page 33: For Windows Users

    For Wireless Network Users The letters appear in this order: lower case, upper case and then numbers. (For more information, see Entering Text for Wireless Settings on page 47.) Press OK when you have entered all the characters, then press 1 for Yes to apply your settings.

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    For Wireless Network Users If the LCD shows Connected, the machine Configure the wireless has successfully connected to your router or settings using the access point. You can now use your machine in a wireless network. automatic wireless (one- push) method If the LCD shows Setting WLAN, Connecting SES (Connecting WPS or Connecting AOSS), then...

  • Page 35

    For Wireless Network Users Wireless setup is now complete. To install MFL-Pro Suite, continue to step 18. ® For Windows Users: Now go to Page 36 ® For Mac OS Users: Now go to Page 40...

  • Page 36

    Wireless Network ® Windows Install the Drivers & Software ® (For Windows 2000 Professional/XP/XP Professional x64 Edition/ ® Windows Vista Before you install Install MFL-Pro Suite MFL-Pro Suite Make sure that your computer is ON and you Put the supplied CD-ROM into your CD-ROM are logged on with Administrator rights.

  • Page 37

    Wireless Network ® Windows Choose Wireless Network Connection, and Note then click Next. • If this screen appears, click OK and restart your computer. • If the installation does not continue automatically, open the main menu again by ejecting and then reinserting the CD-ROM or double-click the start.exe program from the Click on Checked and confirmed check box, root folder, and continue from b to install MFL-...

  • Page 38

    Wireless Network ® Windows The installation of the Brother drivers will Note automatically start. The installation screens • If the machine is configured for your network, appear one after another. choose the machine from the list, and then click Next. Important This window will not appear if there is only one DO NOT cancel any of the screens during the...

  • Page 39

    Wireless Network ® Windows Finish and restart Click Finish to restart your computer. 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).

  • Page 40: Install The Drivers & Software

    Wireless Network ® Macintosh Install the Drivers & Software ® (For Mac OS X 10.2.4 or greater) Choose Wireless Network Connection, and Before you install then click Next. MFL-Pro Suite Make sure your machine is connected to the ® power and your Macintosh is ON.

  • Page 41

    Wireless Network ® Macintosh ® For Mac OS X 10.3.x or greater, the Note installation of MFL-Pro Suite is now • If the machine is configured for your network, complete. choose the machine from the list, and then click Go to step 20 on page 42. This window will not appear if there is only one ®...

  • Page 42

    Wireless Network ® Macintosh Install 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 43

    Install Optional Applications ® Windows Install FaceFilter Studio Install FaceFilter Studio supported Help by Reallusion, Inc To get instructions on how to use FaceFilter Studio, FaceFilter Studio is an easy-to-use borderless photo download and install FaceFilter Studio Help. printing application. FaceFilter Studio also lets you edit your photo data and add photo effects such as red eye reduction or skin tone enhancement.

  • Page 44

    Install Optional Applications ® Windows 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 45

    For Network Users ® BRAdmin Light utility (For Windows users) 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. For more information on BRAdmin Light, visit us at http://solutions.brother.com/.

  • Page 46

    For Network Users ® BRAdmin Light utility (For Mac OS X users) 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 47: Entering Text For Wireless Settings

    For Wireless Network Users Restore the network settings to factory default To restore all network settings of the internal Print/Scan server to factory default, please follow the steps below. Make sure the machine is not operating, then disconnect all the cables from the machine (except the power cord).

  • Page 48: Replacement Consumables

    The Brother logo is a registered trademark of Brother Industries, Ltd. Brother is a registered trademark of Brother Industries, Ltd. Multi-Function Link is a registered trademark of Brother International Corporation. Windows Vista is either a registered trademark or a trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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