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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
CD-ROM
Australia &
New Zealand
The supplied mains plug is a grounded
three pin plug.
Power Cord
Make sure that the AC socket will accept the supplied grounded pin plug. This machine must be grounded, If in doubt, call a
qualified electrician.
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.
• For a network connection you will need to purchase a network interface cable. Please use the supplied USB
cable for a USB connection.
• To ensure safe operation the supplied plug must be inserted only into a standard power outlet that is
properly grounded through the standard electrical wiring. Non grounded equipment may cause an electrical
shock hazard, and may cause excessive electrical noise radiation.
USB cable
Please make sure you use a USB 2.0 cable (Type A/B) that is no more than 2 metres 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.
Inbox Ink Cartridges
[x4]
Telephone Line Cord
Hong Kong, Malaysia
& Singapore
Black
Yellow
Cyan
Magenta
(Approx. 65% yield of the
replacement cartridge) For
details, see Consumable
items in the User's Guide.
Telephone Line Cord
Adapter (Australia only)
Philippines & Thailand
The supplied mains plug is a
side grounded two pin plug.
MFC-5490CN
Quick Setup Guide
One Touch Labels
USB Interface Cable
ARL/ASA/NZ Version 0
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  • Page 1

    Quick Setup Guide Start Here MFC-5490CN 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).

  • Page 2

    Fan the stack of paper well to avoid paper jams Load plain A4 paper and misfeeds. Gently put the paper into the paper tray print side down and top edge first. Check that the paper is flat in the tray. Pull the paper tray completely out of the machine.

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    While holding the paper tray in place, pull out Connect the power cord the paper support until it clicks, and then unfold the paper support flap b. and telephone line Important DO NOT connect the USB cable yet (if you are using a USB cable).

  • Page 4: Set Your Country

    Set Your Country Important (For Australia / New The telephone line cord MUST be connected to the socket on the machine marked LINE. Zealand Customer Only) Note You must set your country so that the machine works If you are sharing one telephone line with an correctly on local telecommunication lines in each external telephone, connect it as shown below.

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    Turn the green knob on the protective yellow Install the ink cartridges cap clockwise until it clicks 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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    Brother branded ink cartridges. Brother cannot guarantee this optimum performance if ink or ink cartridges of other specifications are used. Brother does not therefore recommend the use of cartridges other than genuine Brother branded cartridges with this machine or the refilling of empty cartridges with ink from other sources.

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    Press 1 (Yes), the machine will then start Check the print quality cleaning the colours. After cleaning is finished, press Colour Start. The machine starts printing the Print Quality Check Sheet again. Go back to b. When the preparation process has finished, the LCD shows this message Set Paper and Press Start...

  • Page 8: Set The Lcd Contrast

    Choose a Receive Mode Set the LCD contrast (If needed) There are four possible receive modes: Fax Only, If you are having difficulty reading the LCD from your Fax/Tel, Manual and External TAD. position, try changing the contrast setting. Do you want to use the telephone features of your machine (if available) or an external telephone or Press Menu.

  • Page 9: Set The Date And Time

    Set the date and time Enter personal information (station ID) The machine displays the date and time, and if you You should store your name and fax number to be set up the station ID, the date and time displayed on printed on all fax pages that you send.

  • Page 10: New Zealand

    Set tone or pulse dialling mode (Not available for New Zealand) Your machine comes set for Tone dialling service. If you have Pulse dialling service (rotary), you need to change the dialling mode. Press Menu. Press 0. Press 4. Press a or b to choose Pulse (or Tone). Press OK.

  • Page 11

    Choose your connection type For USB interface cable ® Windows , go to page 12 ® Macintosh , go to page 16 For Wired Network ® Windows , go to page 19 ® Macintosh , go to page 24...

  • Page 12: For Usb Interface Users

    Note ® Windows 2000 (SP4 or greater), XP (SP2 or greater), XP Professional x64 Edition and If the Brother screen does not appear ® automatically, go to My Computer (Computer), Windows Vista . Update to the latest double-click the CD-ROM icon, and then ®...

  • Page 13

    Yes if you agree to the Software License 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.

  • Page 14

    ® Windows Carefully guide the USB cable through the Connect the USB cable trench as shown below, following the trench around and toward the back of the machine. Then 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 15: Connect The Power Cord

    The installation screens appear one after another. 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). Important DO NOT cancel any of the screens during the installation.

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    X 10.2.4 or greater. (For ® the latest information for Mac OS X, visit http://solutions.brother.com/) • Make sure there are no memory cards or a USB Flash memory drive inserted. Carefully guide the USB cable through the Connect the USB cable trench as shown below, following the trench around and toward the back of the machine.

  • Page 17

    After the installation, click Click Print Center, then Quit Print Center. Restart to finish installing the software. The Brother software will search for the Brother device. During this time the following screen will appear. When this screen appears, click OK.

  • Page 18

    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 19: For Wired Network Interface Users

    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 until it locks securely into are logged on with Administrator rights.

  • Page 20: Connect The Power Cord

    If the model name screen appears, both hands. 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 21

    Click Install MFL-Pro Suite. 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.

  • Page 22

    UDP port 137. 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 23

    If you want to use more than 2 PCs with ScanSoft™ PaperPort™ 11SE installed, please buy the Brother NL-5 pack which is a multiple PC license agreement pack for up to 5 additional users. To buy the NL-5 pack, contact your Brother dealer.

  • Page 24

    X 10.2.4 or greater. (For ® the latest information for Mac OS X, visit http://solutions.brother.com/) Important • Make sure there are no memory cards or a Make sure that the cable does not restrict the USB Flash memory drive inserted.

  • Page 25

    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 • If you want to use the machine’s Scan key to will appear.

  • Page 26

    Wired Network ® Macintosh ® 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 27

    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 28

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

  • Page 29

    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 30

    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.

  • Page 31

    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 32: 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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