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Quick Setup Guide
Start Here MFC-290C
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.
DO NOT connect the USB cable yet.
Unpack the machine and check the components
Quick Setup Guide
User’s Guide CD-ROM Accessory Order Test Sheet (USA only) Telephone Line Cord
Plastic bags are used in the
d Fan the stack of paper well to avoid paper jams and misfeeds. Load plain Letter/A4 paper 2 e Gently put the paper into the paper tray print side down and top edge first. Check that the paper is flat in the tray. a Pull the paper traya completely out of the machine. Important Do not push the paper in too far. 1 b Open the paper tray covera. 1 Note When you use Legal size paper, press and hold the universal guide release button a as you slide out the front of the paper tray. c With both h
g Close the paper tray covera. 1 h Slowly push the paper tray completely into the machine. i While holding the paper tray in place, pull out the paper supporta until it clicks, and then unfold the paper support flapb. 2 1 3
Note Connect the power cord If you are sharing one telephone line with an and telephone line 3 external telephone, connect it as shown below. Before you connect the external telephone, remove the protective cap a from the EXT. jack Important on the machine. DO NOT connect the USB cable yet. 11 a Connect the power cord. 22 1 1 Extension telephone b Connect the telephone line cord. Connect one 2 External telephone end of the telephone line cord to the jack on the machine marked LINE and the
e Turn the green knob on the protective yellow cap clockwise until it clicks to release the Install the ink cartridges vacuum seal, then remove the capa. 4 WARNING If ink gets in your eyes, wash them out with water at once, and if irritation occurs consult a doctor. a Make sure that the power is turned on. The LCD shows: No Cartridge b Open the ink cartridge covera. 1 1 c Remove the green protective parta. f Take care to match the color of the levera with the cartridge colorb, as shown in
h Gently push the ink cartridge until it clicks. After Important all the ink cartridges are installed close the ink • DO NOT take out ink cartridges if you do not cartridge cover. 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. • DO NOT shake the ink cartridges. If ink stains your skin or clothing, wash with soap or detergent at once. • DO NOT repeatedly insert and remove the cartridges. If you d
d The LCD asks you if the print quality is OK for black and color. Press 1 (Yes) or 2 (No) on the Check the print quality dial pad. . 5 Black OK? q a When the preparation process has finished, the 1.Yes 2.No LCD shows this message . . Set Paper and Color OK? q q Press Start 1.Yes 2.No Press Color Start. After pressing 1 (Yes) or 2 (No) for both black and color, the LCD shows: b Check the quality of the four color blocks a on . the sheet. (black/yellow/cyan/magenta) Start Cleaning? q 1.Yes
Choose the correct Receive Mode 7 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" but telephone companies may have other names for this service such as Custom Ringing, RingMaster, Personalized Ring, Teen Ring, Ident-A-Call, and Smart Rin
Set the LCD contrast Set the date and time (If needed) 8 9 If you are having difficulty reading the LCD from your The machine displays the date and time, and if you position, try changing the contrast setting. set up the station ID the date and time will be added to each fax you send. a Press Menu. a Press Menu. b Press 1. b Press 0. c Press 7. c Press 2. d Press a or b to choose Dark or Light. d Enter the last two digits of the year on the dial Contrast:Dark pad, and then press OK. Year:20
Note Set your station ID (USA only) 10 The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any person to use a You should store your name and fax number to be computer or electronic device to send any printed on all fax pages that you send. message via a telephone fax machine unless such messages clearly contain, in a margin at the a Press Menu. top or bottom of each transmitted page, or on the first page of the transmission, the date and time it b Press 0. is sent and an
Set tone or pulse dialing Automatic Daylight mode Savings Time 11 12 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. hour in the Spring and backward one hour in the Fall. a Press Menu. a Press Menu. b Press 0. b Press 1. c Press 4. c Press 5. d Press a or b to choose Pulse (or Tone). d Press a or b to ch
e Press Black Start. Send in the Product Registration and Test Note 13 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 ® For Windows Users: CD-ROM or visit http://www.brother.com/registration/. Now go to a Fill out the Product Registration and Test Page 13 Sheet. ® For Mac OS Users: Now go to Page 17 b Put the sheet face down in the ADF (Automatic Docum
® ® Windows Macintosh USB ® USB Windows For USB Interface Users ® (For Windows 2000 Professional/XP/ XP Professional x64 Edition/ ® Windows Vista ) Before you install Install MFL-Pro Suite 14 15 a Make sure that your computer is ON and you a Put the supplied CD-ROM into your CD-ROM are logged on with Administrator rights. drive. If the model name screen appears, choose your machine. If the language screen Important appears, choose your language. • DO NOT connect the USB cable yet. • If there
® USB Windows f Choose Standard, and then click Next. The Note 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 g When this screen appears, go to the next step. root folder, and continue from b to install MFL- Pro Suite. ® • For Windows Vista , when the User Account Control screen ap
® ® Windows Macintosh USB ® USB Windows c Carefully route the USB cable through the trench and out the back of the machine as Connect the USB cable shown below and connect the cable to your 16 computer. 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. a Using both hands, use the plastic tabs on both sides of the machine to lift the scanner cover until it locks securely into the open position. Imp
® USB Windows Connect the power cord Finish and restart 17 18 a Connect the power cord. a 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. 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). Imp
® ® Windows Macintosh USB ® USB Macintosh ® For USB Interface Users (For Mac OS X 10.2.4 or greater) b Connect the USB cable to the USB socket marked with a symbol. You will find the Before you install USB socket inside the machine as shown 14 below. a Make sure your machine is connected to the ® power and your Macintosh is ON. You must be logged on with Administrator rights. Important ® • For Mac OS X 10.2.0 to 10.2.3 users, ® upgrade to Mac OS X 10.2.4 or greater. (For ® the latest inf
® USB Macintosh ® e For Mac OS X 10.2.4 to 10.2.8 users, click Add. Install MFL-Pro Suite 16 a Put the supplied CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. f Choose USB. b Double-click the Start Here OSX icon to install. g Choose XXX-XXXX (where XXX-XXXX is your model name), and then click Add. Note Please wait, it will take a few seconds for the software to install. After the installation, click Restart to finish installing the software. h Click Print Center, then Quit Print Center. c The Brother soft
® ® Windows Macintosh USB ® USB Macintosh Install ® ® 17 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 . a Double-click the Presto! PageManager icon and follow the on-screen instructions. ® For Mac OS X 10.2.4 to 10.3.8 users, when this screen appears, click Go to download the software from the Brother Solutions Center website. The
® Install Optional Applications Windows Install FaceFilter Studio Install FaceFilter Studio supported by Help 1 2 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 a To run FaceFilter Studio, go to red eye reduction or skin tone enhancement. Start/All Programs/Reallusion/
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