Summary: I had an identical Brother printer, that I used for at least 7 years, 5 of them working for my master's in Forensic Science. It started having a few problems, and I did some searching, for not only a printer, but also for replacement ink cartridges cost. Then I came back to the fact I have at least 12 ink cartridges replacements for my brother. That is when I decided to see if. I could find another one like the one I have and love.
Summary: It hasn't worked once since we bought it. Spent time setting it up, loaded onto computer. have even spent money having a computer service see what we might me doing wrong... didn't work for them either. Very unhappy with this purchase.
Summary: This is a printer, scanner, faxer and copier. You don't need to have it attached to a PC for it to work. The menus are wonderful, and it's very easy to use, print, copy or fax! To top it off, this is a cheap product, but of course you get what you pay for. Without realizing it, this is my second of three Brother all in one printers.
Summary: Like another reviewer stated, this thing becomes no more than a paperweight after the ink runs out. It does not print unless ALL cartridges are full, even if you are ok with black and white only!! I recently bought a new set of ink cartridges, and in less than a month the printer will not function since the yellow is empty. This is absurd. Brother should be issuing out refunds for this thing.
Summary: I used this model as a scanner. Mechanically, it was fine and delivered image quality consistent with resolution specs. There is no reason to believe that it would not have worked equally well as a fax machine. But the driver used to force my OS to crash (XP Professional) and perform a defensive memory dump about once every week or 10 days. I understand that no one is perfect, and tried a couple of times to locate driver updates but there were none available.
Summary: Do not buy this printer unless you really feel the need to waste money. If I could give it zero stars, I would. I have had this printer for less than a year. If any of the cartridges goes out it will not allow you to print at all. Tonight, I went out and bought replacement cartridges at the sum of $40. Came home and installed them. The printer will only tell me that there are no cartridges installed. Won't even let me use the cleaning utility.