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Brother-hl-3040cn.10194836
8.2 out of 10

Brother HL-3040CN

Brother HL-3040CN The Brother HL-3040CN is a color printer Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Brother HL-3040CN

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Overall 6
6.0

Nice Printer - Poor Networking

developer spot, Amazon
18 August 2012
  • Summary: The printer works great with Ubuntu 11.10 Linux and Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit). The only trick is that you have to install the .deb package from the Brother website and then force Ubuntu's printer manager to use the PPD file in /usr/share/cups/model/Brother. The network connectivity of this printer is questionable.
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Overall 5
5.0

"Don't use to run more than text weight paper!"

angeltrad, CNET
2 March 2011
  • Pros: nice print color, comes with full ink cartridges. It has a small foot print and a fair sized drawer for paper, for the price. It does have a led info screen.
  • Cons: IT wont feed card stock...even flimsy card stock must be manually fed, and it jams often even when manually feeding it..Forget feeding it (card stock) via the tray.
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Overall 6
6.0

Brother Printer

squareape, Amazon
28 December 2010
  • Summary: This is a good printer however, it should be used for basic printer. It jams quickly with envelopes and thick paper. Otherwise it is fine. I would not recommend for someone one needs it for true business purposes but home/casual use is great.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Anthony_Y, NCIX.com
5 November 2010
  • Summary: Good value if it is under $100. The running cost should be lower than other color laser printer. A few key strokes will reset the toner counter. Hope I can really get 3000+ pages from the starter toner.
  • Pros: Easy to reset toner counter
  • Cons: Big footprint
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Picture quality 6
6.0
Options 6
6.0
Color and saturation 6
6.0

Brother HL-3040CN: Budget price, average picture quality

timboid, Ciao
13 May 2013
  • Excerpt: "The great thing about this printer is the low initial purchase price (less than £130 in November 2011), and the fact that for under £50, you can get a full set of non-OEM toner refills (although you must first buy a Gear Reset kit for around £11 - this is a one-time purchase, however). I would also recommend spending an extra £15 on an after-market 512MB memory module to virtually eliminate any "Out of memory" error messages you might get when printing ...
  • Pros: Low purchase price, cheap cost of refill consumables, good overall speed/performance
  • Cons: Photo print quality only average (fiddly fine tuning), 1 - sheet manual feed, slow start - up
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Overall 6
6.0

Couldn't load drivers

Geosidics, Amazon
6 April 2013
  • Summary: Just could not load the printer drvers and Brother and Microsoft help lines were an absolute waste of time. In the end an IT friend was able to delve into the software and after a few hours of sweat managed to get the drivers loaded. Now the printer is up and running it seems to be very good - however only time will tell as too how long the toners last.
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Overall 6
6.0

good printer, shame it died!

F. Temple "Rummy", Amazon
11 March 2013
  • Summary: I had mine for less than 2 years when it suddenly decided that the toner had run out, no matter how many times I changed the cartridges for new ones. And since it won't print if it thinks toner is low, that's it, dead. However, that said I have bought a second because its a pretty good printer fits on the desk, does the envelopes, labels etc, and I had more value of toner left over than the cost of a new printer so I got another.
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Overall 6
6.0

Solid, fast printing, very expensive consumables

Chris Keegan, Amazon
7 March 2011
  • Summary: I bought this printer thinking that I was picking up a bargain and on the whole, I really like it - it's fast, the print quality is good and for a shade under £[] you can't complain. My experience has been marred, however, by a couple of issues, which is why I give it 3 stars, not 5. Firstly, I was led to believe that the printer shipped with toner cartridges that were 50% capacity, yet the Black one ran out after about 700 pages.
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Overall 6
6.0

Für den Preis ganz ok, stinkt beim Drucken

Michael Hadlich "silent_wa", Amazon
2 March 2013
  • Summary: Ich drucke nicht viel aber mein betagter HP LaserJet 4 hat seine besten Zeiten hinter sich. Gut, dachte ich mir, nehm ich mal einen Billig-Drucker "auf Raten". Mir ist dabei klar, dass ein Satz Originaltoner u.U. mehr kostet als der Drucker. Bisher hatte ich immer teurere Geräte gekauft und trotzdem für Toner viel Geld hinlegen müssen. Der Brother HL-3040 kommt gut verpackt und mit 3 Jahren Hersteller-Garantie. 1000 Seiten sollen mit dem beiliegenden Toner möglich sein.
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Overall 6
6.0

Guter Drucker mit kleinen Fehlern

Mister Bigs, Amazon
10 February 2013
  • Summary: Lieferung und Verpackung waren ohne Beanstandungen. Auch die Installation der Treibersoftware war unter Windows 7 (32 bit) kein Problem. - Textausdrucke sind einwandfrei. - Bei Fotodrucken gibt es Probleme. Diese sind zu dunkel und haben zu schwache Farben. Abhilfe schafft hier nur das Anpassen der Druckoptionen.
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