Summary: The printer was overall in good shape, however, when I set it up to use there was an error. 49 to be exact meaning that unless this error was cleared, it would not work. It then became useless to me and for the money it was a lousy deal. When I sent it back, it cost me over $30 in return shipping.
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...
Does not last, and obnoxiously 'cleans' itelf until the ink runs out.
22 January 2011
Summary: Ours worked ok for maybe 6 months, but then after that I couldn't rely on it. Some days the black would work but not the color, or vice versa, for no apparent reason. Sometimes cleanings helped, sometimes resetting power helped. Sometimes replacing ink cartridges helped. Sometimes nothing helped.
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: I purchased this printer about a year ago and thought it was a good printer. I didn't care for the photo print quality but it worked good. Then suddenly for some reason it stopped printing from black. I tried cleaning the heads but that didn't even improve it. Changed the cartridges a few times.