Summary: I should have read reviews before I purchased HL 2240. It is loud when it prints. I had to change my password and it took me 2 chats and 2 phone calls and I got disconnected once. Then the machine started printing fuzzy lines after only having used it for one day. Did another line chat that sent me to a link to change the properties. That didn't work. A co-worker took over and started a new chat which lead to being told to clean the drum.
Summary: I purchased this to supplement our networked printer. Seemed like a great idea since it uses the same toner cartridge as the 2240. When the 2240 prints it seems like a nice printer (though it is unusually noisy). Unfortunately, it has many quirks that can be wasteful and irritating. I actually like this printer 80% of the time. The rest of time I want to throw it out the window.
Summary: I agree with former customers- the product claims that one toner cartridge can print out many pages, but I have not foudn this to be true. I have had this for one semester during graduate school, and it is already out of toner. It is not possible that I have printed the number of pages the company claims one toner cartridge can print.
enough to dim the lights and worse yet, crash my computer
J. Berk, Amazon
12 December 2013
Summary: I only had this printer running long enough to do a test print. It draws nearly 500 watts when it prints, enough to dim the lights and worse yet, crash my computer. Not having an outlet on another circuit in the room to plug it into, I went back to my old HP1018 laser that uses 220 watts during print cycles. I don't know why Brother printers are energy stars if they suck so much power.
Summary: I bought this printer a short time ago, believe it was in Aug or the end of July and have not used it very much. In fact I have only gone threw a 1/4 pack of copy paper and it is reading I am out of ink. This does not set well with me as to the Brothers products.
Summary: I purchased a Brother HL-2240D for my home office in November 2012, replacing a earlier Brother model that had functioned without fault for 6 years. Working in IT support, I prefer HPs, but don't need the functionality for my small office. I moved the printer stand this morning, disconnecting the printer's power cord after turning off my computer, and disconnecting the USB connection from its hub.
Summary: I previously owned HP printers. When these ran low on toner, they just flashed a warning, but they did not stop printing. You replaced the toner cartridge when you felt the print quality was too low. This brother model stops working when Brother decides that your toner is too low. This happens when the print quality is still very good.
Summary: Well, this printer does a pretty good job of cranking out text, but WOW it does a bad job with photos and graphics. I got this printer hoping to save $$ on ink as I crank out a lot of black and white fliers for my band. Toner is cheaper, and why waste a lot of expensive color ink, right? However, from the first copy I printed, there were streaks across the page all the way down the page. The software bundled with the printer is of little help.
Summary: Printers are following the "razor and blades" business model. They are sold at a very low price. Manufacturers then make up the profit by selling cartridges at a ridiculously high price. In this case, the cartridge is half the price of the printer. All Brother monochrome printers look extremely similar. The flagship model is HL2270DW now Brother Printer HL2270DW Wireless Monochrome Printer . I suggest that you buy that printer instead. That printer is constantly on sale.
Summary: Most of my printing is duplex to help save the earth, and as my very reliable Brother HL5150D printers are wearing out (after many tens of thousands of pages) I decided to replace with another Brother. Ordered two, and the duplexer on each started jamming after a dozen pages or less. Both went back to Amazon. Installation and print quality were fine so I can't say anything about other uses not relying on the duplexer.