Summary: It seems none of the Brother printers have a working manual feed. Read reviews for other Brother printers to see how common this problem is. I'm on my second Brother model, and can count on one hand the number of times I've gotten the manual feed to work, even using suggested workarounds.
Too many flaws prevent this printer from being a worthwhile investment
Joseph Toschlog, Amazon
2 August 2014
Summary: This was my first home color laser printer and I had very high hopes for it. Unfortunately, after encountering problem after problem, I am ultimately unhappy and dissatisfied with this printer and would gladly return it were it not much too late to do so.
Summary: I purchased this printer Nov 2012. A year and a half. It's streaking yellow on the precise vertical edge of the page OUTSIDE of the print area. OK, I had just changed the toner color streaking.
Summary: This printer arrived with a defective yellow cartridge that printed a yellow streak down the side of every page. I contacted the seller and have never heard a thing back from them. This thing also puts a wicked curl into every page unless you use the rear trap door exit, but if you use that it won't...