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Brother HL-5040
5.1 out of 10

Brother HL-5040

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Reviews and Problems with Brother HL-5040

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Overall 2
2.0

a struggle

Jason, Amazon
27 July 2008
  • Summary: This HL5040 has treated its owner roughly. PAPER: It rolls every sheet of paper it prints, from cheap to heavy-stock resume, to the point that a 10 page document will roll up against the printer and jam the pages that follow. ENVELOPES: I've never gotten a clean return address on an envelope.
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Overall 10
10

Great printer, great price

Edward E., Newegg
30 April 2004
  • Summary: I got this in lieu of my usual HP LaserJet route, and I'm not disappointed. It was very easy to setup and works like a champ. The build quality seemed very good for a printer of this price. The biggest points to me were: Smaller size, USB 2.0, about 17PPM, and 8MB of RAM built-in.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Winner For the Second Time

D. T. Blume, Amazon
27 January 2004
  • Summary: I purchased my Brother HL-5040 from Amazon.com for $190.00 delivered, including the USB 2.0 cable, and the TN-530 3,000 page "starter" toner cartridge and the DR-500 drum rated for 20,000 pages.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great value for the price

Kimberly, Amazon
6 October 2003
  • Summary: I bought this printer from Amazon to replace an aging HP Laserjet 5L that needed a major repair. So far I'm very happy with the printer. The print quality is good, the speed is great, and I love the 250 sheet paper tray.
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Overall 4
4.0

High-Pitched Squeal

R. Sperry, Amazon
3 August 2003
  • Summary: A fast, inexpensive printer with good quality output but one major drawback: this printer gives off a high-pitched squeal that is especially noticeable when it goes into sleep mode.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent printer for the money

Amazon
9 May 2003
  • Summary: I have this printer shared between Macs and Windows machines on my home network using a print server. It's a sweet machine. Quick to warm up and fast to print. With 8 Megs of RAM, it has never given me a memory-problem.
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Overall 2
2.0

Under-whelmed & Disappointed

Amazon
9 May 2003
  • Summary: Two problems: 1.) Poor print quality, especially on B&W photos/graphics. The 5040 would not print a full range of tones. No black, just a weak dark gray. Plus roller marks. Un-showable results for sales kits. 2. Print controls were installed in Swedish rather than English.
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Overall 2
2.0

answers

dan mcnally, Amazon
9 May 2003
  • Summary: I could not get a response from customer service after four days. I was very interested in the printer but no one can seem to answer my simple question.
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Overall 10
10

Great for linux!

R. Paul Mccarty, Amazon
9 May 2003
  • Summary: I've been struggling to keep my Apple Laserwriter 16/600 running with linux for several years. It's been fantastic. But after my last upgrade to SuSE 8.2, I ran into several problems getting the drivers installed and configured. So, I finally decided it was time to get a new printer.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good, fast printer except for one thing...

Amazon
9 May 2003
  • Summary: Like one of the reviewers said below, the printer occasionally prints out a page with a blank space/white line running horizontally across it. When this happens, it's always with a multi-page document (usually on page 2 ONLY of the document, go figure)!
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