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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 4
4.0

seek a better printer!

manyhats48, Ebay
24 February 2015
  • Summary: I was pissed off after receiving the printer. I bought it for wireless ability and it did not come with any software nor does it have ability to connect wireless with my comp-no Bluetooth enablement on printer. Without this is is simple a low grade printer.
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't trust it

Paige, Amazon
15 January 2013
  • Summary: All of the positive reviews of this printer are correct about the print quality and the convenience of wireless, but many of them fail to mention that this printer is extremely unreliable. Firstly, the wireless often disconnects for no apparent reason, and I really do mean "for no apparent reason.
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Overall 4
4.0

Untrustworthy - can't print large documents

mike, Amazon
2 January 2011
  • Summary: Documents 2MB+ in size can't spool consistently. End up spending more time screwing around with printer to get it to work than it I should have to. Would not buy again.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great printer...when it works.

A. Gehron "RainStopper", Amazon
4 November 2010
  • Summary: When we bought the Brother all-in-one printer, we were looking for a printer to replace our previous non-responsive HP 3 in one printer. Also, now with wireless in our home, we wanted to take advantage of printing from any room.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointing

Amazon Customer, Amazon
24 October 2009
  • Summary: Less than a year and I'm returning mine for a replacement. Customer service is poor, especially through the website. I demanded e-mail support and they kept saying they could only help me if I called. I had to wait forever online and deal with one of those lousy computer guided questionnaires.
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Overall 4
4.0

Difficult to set up with Vista

Lennard J. Henry "LH", Amazon
10 September 2009
  • Summary: I have tried everything to set up this printer to work wireless with my lap tops using Visa OS and nothing has worked to date. I purchased this printer with the reason that it was affordable and that it will be wireless but I was wrong it just would not connect with the wireless next to each other.
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Overall 4
4.0

Buyer beware died in three months

Mr. Blue, Amazon
3 September 2009
  • Summary: I bought one of these printers in June and it has been working reliably since then. I assigned a static IP address to it from my wireless router and placed it in a central location in my home.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed with this printer....

2HappyTX, Amazon
17 March 2009
  • Summary: I have several issues with this printer and decided to return it: - Printer shakes too much when printing (and not quite as some suggests) - Scan quality is very poor, especially if you want to scan a photo (my old Lexmark printer is way better) - Scanning suddenly quit working on me when wireless...
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Overall 4
4.0

Great Features, Disappointing Print Quality

Zippy, Amazon
16 January 2009
  • Summary: I liked many things about this unit, but unfortunately, I can only give it two stars (I would give it 2.5 if possible). Pros: - Small footprint - Electrical cord built into printer; no annoying separate transformer - Easy setup - Good features Cons: - Washed out print - Inaccurate color - Paper...
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Overall 4
4.0

MFC-490CW

bss99kbe, eBay.de
6 September 2010