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Brother-hl-2280dw.33284951
9.1 out of 10

Brother HL-2280DW

Monochrome Laser Printer with Convenience Copying and Color Scan Read more

Great Deal: $99.99

Reviews and Problems with Brother HL-2280DW

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Overall 2
2.0

Beware if Deep Sleep mode

Bert "Bert", Amazon
23 October 2014
  • Summary: Beware of Deep Sleep mode. I print many times when I am not at my desk. If you don't look to at the top of the printer and make sure it is not in Deep Sleep mode before you print, if it is, then the print job gets held up, you will need to cancel it, go to the printer and power off and then power on and then rerun the job. I asked if Deep Sleep mode could be turned off completely and Brother said no. Not an efficient printer if you want convenience and mobility.
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Overall 2
2.0

Installation Unsuccessful

Carolyn, Staples
17 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I was really excited about this printer, but unfortunately I could not get it to install properly. (I have installed other printers so I felt this would be just as simple.) The software disk started out well and everything seemed to be going smoothly and quickly, but then it got hung-up at a certian point during installation, and just stay in that holding pattern -- no error message or anything.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 6
6.0
Print quality 8
8.0
Speed performance 8
8.0

I wanted to throw it out the window

aldrclm, Bestbuy
5 August 2014
  • Summary: The company recommends installing the printer using a USB cable but then does not provide one.
  • Pros: not much yet
  • Cons: wireless setup
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Overall 2
2.0

Wireless does NOT Work - Period*********

Mike, Staples
20 May 2014
  • Excerpt: The wireless connection on this machine does not work consistently! Unless you want to spend 20 minutes every day or every other day to reconfigure this machine it will not connect! Lots of lost time spend on the phone redoing the configuration just to print something. I am a network engineer and do not need their help, just hoping they tell me a fix. Nope, latest driver is installed and they have nothing.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not satisfied with theONLINE order i had

David Davison, Staples
22 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Delivered to Alewife store could not do instil I payed $30. For online. I expect REFUND therefore. The online failed to communicate with the store.
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Overall 2
2.0

Will not print wireless with verizon jet

Cycledude, Staples
2 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Prints fine with USB cable but will not print wireless with verizon jetpack, Brother description of this printer does not explain this at all, I would not buy another one
  • Pros: Fast Print Time, Prints Fine With Usb
  • Cons: No Light To Indicate On, No Wireless With Jetpack
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Overall 2
2.0

Stopped by the driver installation

Simple Man, Staples
28 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I will have to return this printer without ever using it, because the software would not upload to my laptop. Neither the disk nor the website installation worked, always hanging up with a driver-installation error code. Product support was pleasant but not helpful, as they only (1) asked me to go through the same steps I had already performed and (2) sent me an email link to the Brother software website.
  • Cons: Hard Setup
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Overall 2
2.0

Doesn't work with my IPad

Claudio, Staples
3 January 2014
Overall 2
2.0

No Intuitive

Sherri 847, Staples
19 July 2013
  • Excerpt: The scanner portion is NOT user friendly or intuitive. I needed to scan a several page document and couldn't find how to add pages. I scanned them as separate documents then couldn't find how to save them. Finally I used a different scanner and got the documents out to a client at a co-worker's station. When I went to shutdown the program it came up with the screen to add pages or save the file. I am having a lot of trouble with anything other than using it as a printer.
  • Pros: Compact Design, Fast Print Time
  • Cons: Hard Setup, Hard To use
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Overall 2
2.0

Piece of junk

Chris 9, Officemax
28 May 2013
  • Excerpt: This product does not work with windows 8. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. I am very familiar with windows 8, computers in general, and setting up printers. It appears that this product and possibly all brother products are not compatible with windows 8. I realize this is partially microsoft's fault, but brother advertises that they have fixed the issue but they only make it worse by having costumers download useless drivers.
  • Cons: Does Not Meet Expectations, Set up
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