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6.2 out of 10

Brother MFC 5890CN

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Overall 2
2.0

Unable to Init. AF - @$@# $@#($@()*& of @#$@$#

J.E., Amazon
24 January 2011
  • Summary: Stay away from the MFC-5890CN Google "Unable to Init AF" and you will get a long, long list of queries asking how to fix this. It appears to be a common problem. It sounds like the moving bar in the scanner is jammed and a belt or gear is grinding itself to pieces everytime you try to start it up. No help from Tech Support. Will not initialize once this happens so you don't have a printer, scanner copier or fax.
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Overall 2
2.0

Ink everywhere

Overstock
6 June 2010
  • Summary: I recently reported to Overstock the problem I had when I opened this printer. My rating is not based on the capabilities of the printer, but on the condition in which it arrived. Apparently there were cartridges left in the printer, a refurbished item, and in travel the color cartridge would appear to have become dislodged, since there was red ink on the printer, and on the inside packaging.
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Overall 2
2.0

Ink everywhere

Overstock
6 June 2010
  • Summary: I recently reported to Overstock the problem I had when I opened this printer. My rating is not based on the capabilities of the printer, but on the condition in which it arrived. Apparently there were cartridges left in the printer, a refurbished item, and in travel the color cartridge would appear to have become dislodged, since there was red ink on the printer, and on the inside packaging.
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Overall 2
2.0

After two years, my eyes are opened

S. B., Amazon
13 January 2010
  • Summary: Original Review: I just got this copier and set it up today. Took two hours and a call to tech support to get it going, but now that it's up and running, I am really impressed. Lots of features for the money, and they all seem to work well. Love the document feeder. Problems reported by other users don't seem to apply to mine. No problem figuring out the paper tray. The black ink prints fine.
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Overall 2
2.0

Buy a different all-in-one

Joseph A. Donofrio, Amazon
4 November 2009
  • Summary: Should have listened to the 1 stars. Bought it on a Friday and returned it on Saturday. As soon as I test printed it I realized the people that said it didn't print black were correct. Called tech support and was on the line for less than a minute when she said that it happens on this model. She said they would warranty it, however I chose to return it to Office Depot and exchanged it for an HP 6500. Only had it about a week but so far so good.
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Overall 2
2.0

Good value for the money if it works.

Kay Sea, Amazon
30 October 2009
  • Summary: The printer would not print black .. and it was brand new out of the box. Apparently, it's an issue with this model.
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible, terrible printer

Paul Mcginlay "Celticfanman", Amazon
21 July 2009
  • Summary: This is a poorly manufactured machine. As virtually everyone has mentioned the 'Prints per minute' capability is pathetic and not as advertized, I'm amazed they haven't been sanctioned somehow for false advertizing. My machine maybe prints 4 pages per minute although since speed is not important to me I don't care. I do care about print quality though and the print quality is awful.
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Overall 2
2.0

An Evil step-Brother, Not a Sweet Loving Brother

narcah, epinions.com
17 November 2008
  • Summary: I would not recommend this printer, look elsewhere.
  • Pros: It can print nice photo's, print big paper (11x17)
  • Cons: The top feeder died. Slow print speed.
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Overall 2
2.0

Utter rubbish

Medge, Amazon
7 March 2014
  • Summary: This lasted exactly two months past the initial guarantee period. It had hardly been used (only one change of print cartridges) yet the print head failed. I took it to a brother dealer and was quoted more than the purchase price. 14 months old, taken to the local tip. Replaced with an HP, which I will stick to in the future.
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Overall 2
2.0

worst printer ever...

Steve G, Amazon
20 August 2012
  • Summary: bought it Nov 11, it died by Aug 12 - has now decided to not print yellow - 3 cartridges tried, still no joy - at least that gives me the excuse to bin it as it has been the worst ever yet the most I have ever forked out - bought it for A3 function but it cannot pick up A3 photo paper. Print quality is the poorest I have seen, dull, dark and lifeless prints (I should have taken note of the Amazon reviews).
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