Summary: I have owned this unit for about two years. In the first few weeks I was in love, then, my relationship quickly became abusive, with me being the abused! Just FYI I only use Brother ink and I use a Mac-Book Pro.
This printer is a Nightmare. It won't stop beeping
19 July 2012
Summary: All I have to do is scan 3 pages. That's it. I've been pulling my hair out for the last half hour trying to get it to just stop beeping and rotating and cleaning and sputtering. I'm seriously late in sending a document I was supposed to have scanned and turned in 30 minutes ago but finally said...
Obstinately refuses to function in any way unless all ink is full
Nathan P. Piechocki, Amazon
29 January 2011
Summary: Apparently the marketing folks over at Brother had their hand in designing this one, because if any color is depleted, the printer will refuse to function -- I presently have a full black ink cartridge, but, because magenta and cyan are gone, the thing not only won't print black and white, it won't...
Summary: Decided to upgrade my printer and purchased this Brother all in one after reading the reviews. Most seemed positive for the most part, but of course some were negative. I decided to take my chances on this printer at a price I could afford.
Summary: This MFC machine has decent features for a machine in its price range. But more than any other printer I've owned, this one is designed to blackmail you into purchasing ink -- even when it's not needed. I have never, I say again, NEVER, printed a single color document from this printer.
Summary: Printer arrived with a black cartridge inserted, but would not print, scan, or copy. Failed to accept inputs on the menu options. Thought a bargain, but turned out to be a 43 dollar paper weight which has since joined the recycle community. Just the chance you take at times.
Summary: I got this February 2009 and it seemed like it would be a great printer. A few months later after I went to replace the Black ink cartridge, it stopped printing black completely. I tried another black cartridge and still wouldn't print black.