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5.1 out of 10

Brother MFC-5860CN

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Overall 10

Brother MFC InkJet Printer

rhmercier, Ebay
4 October 2010
  • Summary: This is the second 5860CN that I have had and it satisfies my home/office needs at a real resonable price. I am able to get my faxes, scan and copy as needed. Since my business is small, this works into my routine without paying for options I don't need at this time.
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Overall 2

Brother 6490 Sucks

moreidea, Amazon
30 July 2010
  • Summary: I've had no luck connecting this printer wirelessly. Oh yeah, I got it to work once! Then for no reason it would not connect. I spent several days trying to troubleshoot both on my own and with tech support. Finally bought ethernet cable and it STILL WOULDNT WORK. Turns out the machine had to be totally replaced. It's only been 4 months and I've wasted hundreds of dollars of my time trying to get the machine to do basic printing from our computers.
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Overall 10

brother 5860

djs164, Ebay
22 October 2009
  • Summary: compact size good quailty easy setup very user friendly would recommend this machine for small home office and home use
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Overall 4

Not durable, lasted less than two years.

Mehran Farid "Mehran", Amazon
27 September 2009
  • Summary: The blue nozzle is clogged and the built in nozzle cleaner cannot fix it. This kind of printer's nozzle is not easily fixable either.
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Overall 2

Poor reliability and difficult customer service

Corey Lockett, Amazon
16 September 2008
  • Summary: We purchased this item October 2006 for a one person office. It is only used for 10-20 copies per week. The black ink cartridge will not print anything. We've replaced the cartridge twice, cleaned the print heads, have gone back and forth with customer service and now will need to take into a repair facility which will most likely cost more than replacement. Somehow I was expecting a longer life due to the low print volume, but no.
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Overall 10

Great Multi-function Fax/scan/printer

Hubert Chandler "Hubert Chandler", Amazon
12 July 2008
  • Summary: I owned and used an earlier model of this printer and it was very good and highly reliable. Based on this use I decided to upgrade to the Brother MFC-5860 Photo Inkjet machine. It is very good and I am glad I selected this item.
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Overall 2

Very Poor Printer

Kathleen Szewc, Amazon
24 April 2008
  • Summary: I purchased this printer 3 months ago and it has been a terrible disappointment. There is no single sheet feeder. When feeding envelopes, they get jammed most of the time. The paper feeding from either tray pulls more than one page thru. I will be going back to HP....
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Overall 6

Not all I had hoped for

Bruce A. Boyd, Amazon
6 April 2008
  • Summary: The printer works great. However, I wanted a legal size flat screen. The descriptions on the printers will tell you what size documents they will print but I could not find anything that told me the size of the flat screen. The printer will copy and print legal documents by using the feeder. The worse thing there is nothing to catch legal size paper and so it just falls on the floor and if on a desk the papers end up in random order.
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Overall 8

Good printer, but pretend there is one tray.

The Amazonian, Amazon
2 February 2008
  • Summary: Integration of the second paper tray is lacking. Paper size "auto-select" for fax, copy and print apparently means use paper from tray 1 unless it's empty, then use paper from tray 2. If two different paper sizes are in the trays (e.g. legal in the small tray 1 and letter in the large tray 2) it should be able to "auto-select" the right paper based on size, like every other dual tray printer I have owned.
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Overall 10

fairly satisfied - not so much anymore

zolo, Amazon
13 November 2007
  • Summary: I've been looking for a new printer for a while, and finally settled on this one. Fairly satistfied with the result. The printer is solidly built, print quality is very good to excellent, networking was extremely easy, fax and copy work well, and the 250 sheet second paper tray is great. Also, the Mac support is superior -which after many years of dealing with sub-par and bloated HP OS X drivers is a welcome change.
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