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Brother MFC-790CW
5.8 out of 10

Brother MFC-790CW

The MFC-790cw all-in-one includes an easy-to use, intuitive and Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Brother MFC-790CW

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Overall 10
10

Best fax machine ever!

robincfth, Ebay
7 June 2014
  • Summary: I purchased this to replace the exact same one I had...so as not to have to relearn a new fax machine and because i still had lots of ink for it! It has been discontinued, but if you can find one, I highly recommend it. Though I feel like I am hanging on to 20th century technology in the 21st century!
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Overall 10
10

very, very good printer

CapCalamari, Amazon
12 February 2014
  • Summary: I came from a long line of problems with printers. this one was a godsend. It's not a ink guzzler, the print quality is excellent, support is good (very good) and it's easy to use and versatile.
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Overall 10
10

This is a good printer

saj, Amazon
28 October 2012
  • Summary: I bought this printer from costco a few years ago and it worked fine for me. Good print quality. I use mainly for scanning and print outs. I always used OEM ink, though it is expensive. Previously I used to change printers every now and then. Networking is very good with strong wireless router.
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Overall 10
10

The right upgrade at the right price!!! AWESOM!!!!!

leciano, Ebay
21 May 2011
Overall 8
8.0

Very pleased with it!

Tanzanite Gal "Denise", Amazon
30 April 2011
  • Summary: This is our second Brother 4-in-1. It is for home use. The first one we had lasted 3 years and then needed a new printhead. We were told we had caused the problem by using generic ink cartridges. I don't know if that is true or not, but on this one we are using Brother ink cartridges only. We have had no trouble sending or receiving faxes.
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Overall 4
4.0

Dissappointed in ink function

Nancy, Amazon
22 February 2011
  • Summary: I received this item in perfect condition. I plugged it in and began to print and receive faxes. I ran out of black ink in 3 months and replaced the ink cartridge and it would not print in black at all. Changed the cartridge 4 times in different new replacements in black and still no printing in black. Prints in colors, but does not read or print black. Warranty for only 30 days from seller, Brother for one year. Am sending back machine, waiting for a replacement.
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Overall 2
2.0

Wireless setup is VERY VERY DIFFICULT

IAMAPEN, Amazon
18 December 2010
  • Summary: I had this thing working wirelessly, but suddenly, it has become intermittent. It will say "Connected" but when I try to, for instance, scan something, it reports "Check Connection!". How frustrating! Have reset the machine and tried to setup wireless again but no luck. Based on this, I would NOT buy another Brother product -- particularly anything with a wireless interface.
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Overall 10
10

Brother MFC-790CW Fax/Printer

voupex, Amazon
14 December 2010
  • Summary: This is the second brother fax printer I have purchased. I used the first one for several years before the electronics finally malfunctioned. I love these printer/ faxes. I can do everything in one spot. This one can also be set up wireless which is a plus. I also like that it shows caller ID so I can monitor calls while I'm working at the computer.
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Overall 8
8.0

Inexpensive and does the job

fergie533, Ebay
9 November 2010
  • Summary: I am pleased with the printer. It does all i need it to do. However I don't use it for pictures. I do print a lot of files and the ink is inexpensive as long as you use generic.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't buy, black ink will clog and it is unrepairable

vend iagram, Amazon
20 September 2010
  • Summary: As others have reported here after a time - particularly if the printer is used lightly, black ink print will clog or fail. I went though an entire new cartridge performing the 'black' clean, which somehow also seemed to consume color ink. We have had the device for just over a year, brought primarily as a fax. Unfortunately I didn't buy insurance so I sent some time trying to clean heads, make sure ink was flowing, but no fix found. Machine is a throw a way.
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