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Brother-mfc-5840cn.7062749
4.1 out of 10

Brother MFC-5840CN

Great Deal: $199.99

Reviews and Problems with Brother MFC-5840CN

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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 2
2.0
Ease of use 6
6.0

Poor Print Heads

jtrai, epinions.com
25 June 2008
  • Excerpt: Have had two of these printers. The first stopped dispensing ink in one of the colors.
  • Pros: Fairly good machine for home use.
  • Cons: Very slow printing full pages.
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Overall 2
2.0
Ease of use 8
8.0

Not What I Expected...

abhester3, epinions.com
2 June 2008
  • Summary: Avoid this one and possibly Brother in general...
  • Pros: Easy to reach support that you WILL use if you buy this machine.
  • Cons: Print quality and print-head life poor, requires color ink to print black!
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Overall 2
2.0

PURE JUNK

a01f5de7f096520de20da3d2985f8938100576686, Ebay
18 May 2007
  • Summary: THIS THING THE MFC 5840 CN IS PURE JUNK I AM ON MY 5TH YES 5TH REPLACEMENT FORM BROTHER IT BOMBS ONLY AFTER A MONTH OR SO.... BROTHER WILL NOT WORK WITH ME ON A UP GRADE OR REFUND....THEY KEEP SENDING MORE JUNK TO ME IN HOPES ONE WILL WORK BEWARE DO NOT BUY A BROTHER PRODUCT. received my 6th BROTHER PRINTER TODAY AFTER AN HOUR AND A HALF IT BOMED AGAIN....AS USUAL THEY ARE SENDING ME ANOTHER MACHINE...
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Overall 2
2.0

Piece of Sh*t - Giant Paper Weight

A. Gulamhussein, Amazon
18 January 2006
  • Summary: Don't waste your precious time and money on any brother products. I did - learn from my mistake. Purchased a Borther MFC from staples. In 13 months, the printerhead malfunctioned. Called Brother to see course of action - said nothing I can do. Further research revealled that Brother new of defective printer heads but hid it from public.
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Overall 2
2.0
Ease of use 8
8.0

DISAPPOINTED WITH BROTHER 5840CN INKJET MFC.

skcollirg, epinions.com
31 October 2005
  • Excerpt: We recently replaced a Brother MFC 5100C with a later model Brother MFC 5840CN.
  • Pros: The machine does most things Copy, Fax, Scan Print. Installation easy and the set-up simple.
  • Cons: Print Quality Is Terrible. Very Slow Copy & Print. Inferior To Previous Brother MFC Machines.
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Overall 2
2.0

Great network printer

James T. Ward "Jim Ward", Amazon
17 February 2005
  • Summary: Like others here, I bought the Brother MFC-5840CN because I have Macs and Windows PCs and a network for the whole bunch. I like that the printer installed fine for Mac OS 8.6, OS X 10.3, Windows 98SE, and Windows 2000. I plan to set the big tray as primary and the number one tray to "glossy" so I can have photo paper at the ready. Scanning to the PCs and Macs works great, too. I haven't messed with the fax yet. The multiple tray thing didn't work the way I expected.
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