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Brother-mfc-5490cn.2436532
6.0 out of 10

Brother MFC-5490CN

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Reviews and Problems with Brother MFC-5490CN

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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

tina garcia-szeto "Tina", Amazon
14 July 2014
Overall 10
10

Excellent Printer

verizon024, Amazon
5 November 2013
  • Summary: I have read some other reviews on this product and we purchased this for use at our company. We now have 2. They work good for small printing jobs. We have had 1 machine for well over year before purchasing the second one with no issues.
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Overall 10
10

EXCELLENT PRODUCT AND IT IS WORTH EVERY SINGLE PENNY I SPENT ON IT.

6705.301.301, Ebay
9 July 2012
  • Summary: I BOUGHT THIS PRODUCT BECAUSE I NEEDED A PRINTER THAT IS FAST AND CAN PRINT CLEARLY IN BOTH BLACK AND COLOR.UNLIKE MY DELL 5100,IT IS LIGHT WEIGHT AND THIS IS MY MAIN REASON FOR FALLING IN LOVE WITH IT.I CAN NOT THINK OF ANY REASON TO DISLIKE THIS PRODUCT.HOWEVER, AT THIS VERY EARLY TIME,THE PRODUCT IS PERFORMING EXCELLENTLY BUT TIME WILL TELL.I WILL RECOMMENT IT TO ANYONE
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Overall 4
4.0

Poorly designed hardware and software

J. Ohlman "decaturga", Amazon
30 March 2012
  • Summary: I won't be buying another Brother printer if this is the standard. First, the network cable doesn't attach to the exterior like one would expect. Instead you have to snake the cable through a tight channel carved out below the scan deck. Why? The software is horrible. Scanning multiple documents opens separate MS Paint windows with bitmap documents of the scan. If this were 1995 that would be great but is pretty weak compared to other brands.
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Overall 10
10

Nice little printer

Wendy L. Hagmaier, Amazon
27 January 2012
  • Summary: Wasn't sure about getting another ink jet printer but this one is great. It doesn't use too much ink, scans and copies well. No complaints and it's been 4 months.
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Overall 2
2.0

Under 300 pages, firmware corrupt, won't print color

M. Fields, Amazon
27 January 2012
  • Summary: After less than 300 pages of printing, this printer suddenly has decided even with full ink levels, that it won't print color, and the network configuration page gives me an error 404. I tried downloading the firmware update tool from brother, but because its not a newer firmware than what is on the printer it refuses to update it.
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Overall 10
10

Best All Around Construction/Mobile Office Machine

geotechpm, Amazon
4 November 2011
  • Summary: I pack this thing to jobsite trailers everywhere I have to set up office for a short while or a desk jockey for the longer stays. its an all in one that does everything it should well. My ink cost lowered from $90 a month to $15 every 3!! months with MFC-5490CN, if you dont take your time to load faxes and scans itll get sideways but other than that I have no problems! Great product for low cost, this one was 130 something after shipping.
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Overall 2
2.0

Really poorly designed all-in-one machine

bit, Amazon
12 September 2011
  • Summary: We bought this machine for our store because it was the only one that fit into our cabinet. What a mistake. Firstly, when one of the ink cartridges is empty, the whole thing stops working. So if you are out of Cyan or Magenta ink, you won't be able to print anything, not even in black ink, even if the black ink cartridge is perfectly full! It's also very glitchy.
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Overall 10
10

Very good printer and easy for use.

rando1245, Ebay
31 August 2011
  • Summary: Excellent equipment for the home and office. For us in our small office is very good. I have two one in my home and other in my office. Is a good product for all.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent for a cheap printer...but not at retail $$

Amazon Customer "bach4me", Amazon
29 July 2011
  • Summary: Decent printer. Paid $70 w/ rebate for a refurb model at Staples. Would not find it worth $125, even as a new printer. GOOD: Nice printing; all-in-one features all work I like the scanning software although aannoying to set up (poor instructions...or I just don't read 'em carefully) Previous experience with Brother service mostly good BAD: Paper tray waaay cheap No ability to feed a single sheet directly--not a huge problem but...
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