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

Brother MFC-5840CN

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Reviews and Problems with Brother MFC-5840CN

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Overall 8
8.0

MFC-5840CN Installation

walleyepool, Ebay
2 May 2008
  • Summary: The product is excellant for the price. I have installed or setup several of these devices and the only problem is in the software installation the paper port portion hangs up or takes an extreme amount of time to complete.
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Overall 8
8.0

excellent printer...even works when its abused!

debi2m00ns, Ebay
22 February 2008
  • Summary: This is hardworking equipment, and takes abuse well. The paper tray is loaded from underneath and within, all enclosed and dust free. Nice printer!
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Overall 8
8.0

Brother 6 way printer

tozeke4me, Ebay
19 February 2008
  • Summary: My MFC-5440CN printer burned out because I left it on all the time. This model has a sleep mode to prevent that. I leave it plugged as a FAX to my land line to discourage all of those annoying solicitors. It was listed as refurbished but looks and performs like brand new. To avoid problems in the future, I also bought the Square Trade buyer protection plan for 3 years. Haven't tried printing photos yet, but the dual paper trays are a big bonus.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great printerf

333875850@deleted, Ebay
1 June 2006
  • Summary: The all in one capabilities are great, It is a little complicated though. The owners manual does not really help when there is a problem with printer
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Overall 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10

I have been waiting years for a device just like this!

edanastas, epinions.com
11 November 2005
  • Summary: If you are looking for an inexpensive MFC (print/scan/copy/fax) that can network (scan/print) to all your computers and basically get the job done... I highly recommend it!
  • Pros: good network capabilities and driver software, pretty easy to setup and use, convenient multi-document feeder.
  • Cons: Not great quality high resolution photo printing and not as crisp prints as Canon S9000.
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Overall 8
8.0

Ink replacement too fast and no print when one cartridge is empty

A. D'Ambrosio "AJ D'AMBROSIO", Amazon
1 October 2005
  • Summary: The only complaint that I have on this model is that whether or not you use the color ink or not it empties fast and then the printer won't work until you replace one color that may be out. I only use black and white right now, I've used no color copies or faxes or scans at all. The color cartridges still emptied out fast and the printer stops printing.
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Overall 8
8.0

More than I expected, as much as I wanted

Steve "-SS-", Amazon
9 August 2005
  • Summary: For a Mac user, this is a fine mulit-function machine. The software drivers for the printer's less-used preferences are a little off, but the fax is fast, the scanner communicates with every application to which I've linked it, the printer is as good as any I've seen for the money (or more). My only complaint is the orientation of the paper delivery, and the fact that after a few copies or faxes start to pile up, the floor's where they finally rest.
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Overall 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0

ALMOST a great Scanner - Paperport compatible, terrible Technical Support by Brother

johnstrafford, epinions.com
18 July 2005
  • Excerpt: I purchased this all-in-one primarily because it offers both Flatbed Scanner and Automatic Paperfeed
  • Pros: Easy interface with Paperport software, fast, good optical quality, moving parts function smoothly, low cost
  • Cons: Software configuration is flaky, unreliable - ports malfunctioning; support is poor
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Overall 8
8.0

Slow, but reliable with Mac and Windows

S. J., Amazon
16 July 2005
  • Summary: I bought this to replace an HP OfficeJet G85 with DirectJet printserver, which never had good drivers for Mac OS X or Windows XP. The Brother 5840 is as slow as the reviews say and slower than I expected, but the print quality is roughly as good as the officejet's. The big advantage over the officejet, however, is that the Brother just works. The Windows XP drivers worked out of the box (for SP2).
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Machine!

Diggis "Diggis", Amazon
9 April 2005
  • Summary: After trying three different Multifunction machines, (2 HP's and 1 Epson) and returning them, I've finally found one that does what it is supposed to do. I currently have a Compaq laptop and Powerbook G4. This printer was a breeze to set up on both. The scanning feature is wonderful. All of my scans have come out true to the original. The fax works great, never had any trouble sending or receiving.
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