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Brother HL-2240
8.6 out of 10

Brother HL-2240

Compact Monochrome Laser Printer for Homes or Home Offices The B Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Brother HL-2240

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Overall 4
4.0

Ready to send it back

Scott L. Fredstrom, Amazon
4 February 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Very finicky and can be wasteful and frustrating.

calendarboy, Amazon
7 January 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Estimation on Pages Is Inaccurate

Melissa B, Amazon
3 January 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

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...
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Overall 4
4.0

Brother hi printer

madagan, Amazon
8 October 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Low-end printers have become commodities...

jim montgomery, Amazon
10 July 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

The nanny printer - never again!

AGuyinBend, Amazon
16 January 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not good for printing band fliers or graphics

Conradical "conradical1", Amazon
23 October 2011
  • 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?
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Overall 4
4.0

Not the best deal for Brother monochrome printer

Pete Chen, Amazon
18 October 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't Order for the Duplexer

aw-sf, Amazon
14 September 2011
  • 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.
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