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Brother MFC-7840W

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Overall 2
2.0

"Breaks easily"

mybrother, CNET
18 February 2012
  • Pros: Adequate faxing and printing
  • Cons: Paper jams. Toner cartridge difficult to change. Buy two toners at same time - you'll need them. Scans have line down the middle Drum needed to be replaced after modest use. Had to be special ordered.
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Overall 1
1.0

"Drum Errors"

roblogue, CNET
20 July 2011
  • Pros: Wireless Printing
  • Cons: Brother has finally figured out how to make you buy those drums. Built in error message that can only be fixed by replacing the drums. I received this message on other brother printers but never had to replace them.
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Overall 2
2.0

"Wifi hard to set up, loses connection often. Poor UI."

artmaltman, CNET
6 July 2011
  • Pros: On paper, the capabilities are attractive.
  • Cons: In practice, the interface is clunky for all operations, and the wifi connectivity is difficult to set up and extremely unreliable.
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Overall 1
1.0

"Great Printer--Horrible Scanner!!!"

mandime, CNET
28 June 2010
  • Pros: How can a printer, fax, scanner be so great in two of their categories, and fall back to the 1980's for scanning!!! It is sad to see such a horrible product in the marketplace. If I had to do it again, I certainly would not purchase this printer.
  • Cons: Horrible, horrible slow scanning.
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Overall 1
1.0

"wireless doesn't work"

lstockett, CNET
27 June 2010
  • Pros: Good print quality. Fast.
  • Cons: The wireless function doesn't work at all. I tried setting it up with both a Mac and a Windows 7 machine. Neither will work. Tech support isn't helpful. I bought this machine specifically because I wanted wireless support.
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Overall 2
2.0

Brother MFC-7840W - Good Printer with LOUSY Software

derleute, epinions.com
6 May 2009
  • Summary: Don't buy it until Brother produces more user friendly control software, unless you use it as a wireless printer only, not for its wireless multifunction capability
  • Pros: Fast, very reasonably priced B&W multifunction printer/fax/copier/scanner [with scanning in color]
  • Cons: Horrid user interface requiring unnecessary convolutions to reset scanning settings
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Overall 1
1.0

"Great for Printing and copying--AWFUL for scanning"

Remoticon, CNET
3 February 2009
  • Pros: Print quality is excellent, copy quality is excellent. In fact, the printer portion of this machine is hard to beat, but...
  • Cons: Talk about a lousy scanning system. ScanSoft PaperPort software crashes EVERY time which requires use of Brother Control Center 3 software. Scan speed is atrocious. It took over an hour to scan a 1-page color document.
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