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Brother-hl-2040.271283
6.1 out of 10

Brother HL-2040

Designed for home or home office use, the HL-2040 is an affordab Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Brother HL-2040

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Overall 2
2.0

"Good Print - when it works"

fieldbrook, CNET
27 October 2008
  • Pros: Fast, good quality print. Great price.
  • Cons: Wears out quickly. Drum units have to be replaced too frequently. No alternate paper feed other than drawer.
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Overall 1
1.0

"DO NOT BUY THIS PIECE OF JUNK"

nonbetty, CNET
26 September 2008
  • Pros: Well, it is cheap.
  • Cons: Breaks down quickly, don't buy this printer if you need a reliable, long-term printer.
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Overall 2
2.0

Great prints - BUT no room in tray to catch paper!

EasyBooks, Amazon
5 January 2008
  • Summary: I've had my Bro HL-2040 for about 1 year. I've never had any paper feeding, jamming or printing problems. It does a great job of printing. BUT... It's meant to catch 100 pages in the catchment tray, but it doesn't. The depth of the tray where the paper lands once printed, combined with how much the paper curls from the heat of the printer, means that you have to stand by the printer if you're printing any more then 30 sheets of paper at a time - or the paper catchment...
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Overall 2
2.0

"Don't Waste your Time"

canuck2245, CNET
14 September 2007
Overall 2
2.0

Very poor performer

Ron in OB, Amazon
6 May 2007
  • Summary: I would never recommend this printer. We bought three of these for a school where we worked and all three had quality print issues. They ghost-printed the top of the page onto the middle and bottom. Even after we bought new cartridges, the same problem occurred. I personally have a Brother HL-1440, which is a great printer, so I thought these would be just as good. I was embarrassed when my strong recommendation turned out so bad.
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Overall 2
2.0

"Drum failed after 780 pages"

randyshea, CNET
3 May 2007
Overall 1
1.0

"Printed 5 Pages including 2 envelopes and DIED"

alan4327, CNET
7 August 2006
  • Pros: Reasonable print speed
  • Cons: Short Life Expectancy - Offered Refurb for Brand New
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Overall 2
2.0

"manual feed skews paper, labels & envelopes"

ehamil78232, CNET
8 March 2006
  • Pros: none except the price-cheap like the product
  • Cons: impossible to print envelopes or labels that are properly aligned
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Overall 2
2.0

Want a cheap printer? You got a cheap printer

Patrick, Amazon
23 February 2006
  • Summary: I've been very disappointed by my experience with this printer and the lack of service from Brother Corporation. The printer itself worked fine right out of the box. The quality is fine. I'm running Macs with OS X. The Mac compatability was a big reason for my purchase. My initial response was actually so good, that I recommended it to my coworker who also bought one. Problem #1: The rebate.
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Overall 2
2.0

Power Sucker

Joe, Amazon
5 February 2006
  • Summary: Lights dim every a while not to mention printing.(Brother says that 's your house not up to current wire standard!?) Here is what I find its electricity spec.: standby 70w; printing 450w. A similiar HP ($50 more though) standby 2w;printing 250w. If you have a strong circuit in the room/house,you are fine.I need to returned it.
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