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Brother MFC-490CW
6.0 out of 10

Brother MFC-490CW

The MFC-490cw is a compact and stylish color inkjet all-in-one c Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Brother MFC-490CW

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Overall 2
2.0

Do NOT Buy This Printer - Period.

Mari A. Roberts "Mad4miles", Amazon
30 December 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

This printer is a Nightmare. It won't stop beeping

Ellebell222, Amazon
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...
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Overall 2
2.0

Bomber

grannynana09, Ebay
1 February 2012
Overall 2
2.0

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...
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Overall 2
2.0

WHY DIDN'T SOME ONE TELL ME?

Mis V. "Mis. V.", Amazon
1 January 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

You may as well buy a printer from the Mafia

Geek On The Hill "Geek", Amazon
15 November 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Vikram

Vikram Rao "Viks", Amazon
2 November 2010
  • Summary: DO NOT BUY THIS ITEM just google about blocked printer head and ink not printing it WILL stop working. as soon as you replace ink, it will go dead
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Overall 2
2.0

broke in 10 month

J. wang "sleepy IT", Amazon
18 June 2010
  • Summary: it was a happy all-in-one, 10 month ago. the black ink not working and no matter how many time to clean it.
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Overall 2
2.0

Brother MFC 490 CW - Used

snevire7vzt, Ebay
14 March 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Started off great....declined VERY quickly!

S. Walsh, Amazon
5 March 2010
  • 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.
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