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4.1 out of 10

Brother MFC-5840CN

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Brother MFC 5840CN

James Fleming, ReviewStream
12 October 2014
  • Excerpt: Brother has made a pretty good name for itself in the world of Fax machines, and with good reason. It is high quality stuff, easy to use and operate. The Brother MFC 5480CN is definitely a good piece of equipment.
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Overall 4
4.0

Even worse, it doesn't do black & white printing without ...

Craig, Amazon
19 August 2014
  • Summary: Horrendously inefficient at ink. When the ink cartridge is about half full, it will say it's out of ink. Even worse, it doesn't do black & white printing without requiring all 3 color cartridges to be full. So if you just want to print a simple text document with no color graphics, and any of your color ink cartridges aren't full, you can't print a thing. Not a good choice for photo printing. Reasonably decent for fax & scanning.
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Overall 10
10

Brother MFC-5840CN

granny47, Amazon
26 April 2014
  • Summary: Very nice printer and fax machine.The only problem that I have with it is that it prints very slow and the ink is expensive. It faxes perfectly fine. I think that I paid a decent price for it.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome product

jdmarsh123, Ebay
1 January 2012
  • Summary: Great printer,color is great. I used it alot for scanning in documents and photos. The color of the scanned doucument are perfect.
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Overall 10
10

Great printer, great value for the money!!

u00rlp7, Ebay
28 April 2011
  • Summary: I absolutely love this printer. I use it for personal and business use. It satisfies all the functions I need: copying, scanning, fax, etc. It is easy to use and overall a nice printer.
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Overall 2
2.0

infuriustrating

cinimoon, Amazon
25 March 2011
  • Summary: Tried setting this up with Linux. Took hours of searching docs and webpages and got no help from the company even though they have Linux drivers and the manual describes (with inaccurate information) how to use the printer with Linux. After that, I figured it would be a pleasant relief to plug it into Windows and have it work. But that WAS EVEN WORSE. After months of configuring, downloading reinstalling, it still doesn't work right under windows.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not a good long term investment.

Vinh, Amazon
26 June 2010
  • Summary: Sure, when you first open it up and use it it feels like the best thing in the world, but this machine and perhaps all Brother MFCs have secret flaws that unveil overtime. First of all, it will not print B/W if you don't have ALL the color ink install (maybe all printers behave like this, I don't know but its unfair to the user).
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Overall 4
4.0

Multifunction? Malfunction!

Ramon A. Branchcomb "ramonb13", Amazon
11 February 2009
  • Summary: I would strongly recommend that the buyer truely beware of refurbished products. The company that refurbishes them "Doesn't" test them thoroughly. Copy/Scan/photo works great but the fax is locked up. That was my main purpose of purchasing this device so I don't have to go out and fax. I'm stuck with a real piece now until I can budget for something that works.
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Overall 10
10

Good for the price

n123ao, Ebay
17 July 2008
  • Summary: Pros: work fine, quick and cartriges easily findable, the compatibles work fine too and are very cheap! Good Fax and Scanner. A little bigger compared with MFC-5440cn but have two trays and the memory card reader. Cons: as all Brothers I had used, it also has some problem with the printing system, some kind of cloging - perhaps due to the quality of the cartridge.
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Overall 10
10

IT DOSE WHAT I NEED

k56562000, Ebay
10 July 2008
  • Summary: IT DOSE WHAT I NEED, I DONT LIKE YOUR PROGRAM HERASSING ME ABOUT A REPORT. I DONT LIKE YOUR PROGRAM HERASSING ME ABOUT A REPORT. I DONT LIKE YOUR PROGRAM HERASSING ME ABOUT A REPORT. I DONT LIKE YOUR PROGRAM HERASSING ME ABOUT A REPORT. I DONT LIKE YOUR PROGRAM HERASSING ME ABOUT A REPORT. I DONT LIKE YOUR PROGRAM HERASSING ME ABOUT A REPORT. I DONT LIKE YOUR PROGRAM HERASSING ME ABOUT A REPORT. I DONT LIKE YOUR PROGRAM HERASSING ME ABOUT A REPORT.
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