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Brother MFC-490CW
5.9 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

The printer was overall in good shape, however

Alison, Amazon
17 April 2015
  • 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.
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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

Does not last, and obnoxiously 'cleans' itelf until the ink runs out.

dhinmn, Amazon
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.
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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

Regret purchase

SR "SR", Amazon
25 July 2010
  • 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.
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