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5.6 out of 10

Brother HL-5040

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Overall 10
10

Over Ten Years Old!

MSCudd "MSCudd", Amazon
8 February 2014
  • Summary: I've had this printer for over ten years now. It's still printing beautifully! It's been an amazing purchase! Well worth the money all those years ago!
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Overall 10
10

HL-5040 a workhorse

Jobob, Amazon
12 November 2012
  • Summary: Admittedly, I only use this printer for light office use. I bought it in 2002 or so, I have moved it via car about 7 times. I have only used the same toner cart. that it came with. Nice black print. Seems to image stuff fairly fast. As I look at some photos in a printed page, a dark photo shows some horizontal striping not seriously ugly, but it is there. I would like to get a printer that works with my ipad. I guess this isn't it, but alas, I can't part with it.
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Overall 10
10

Bought 6 years ago and it's still rockin'

Philip L. Mann, Amazon
7 December 2009
  • Summary: I bought this printer 6 years ago and it is still working and I'm still on the first toner cartridge. Granted it's only being used for light home office use, but I would wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone looking for a good alternative to the inkjet money pit.
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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. It has wrinkled every one I've passed through it, or it catches and prints at a 45° angle. I print labels, and generally lose one.
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Overall 10
10

workhorse personal or small business printer

KTJ7 "ktj7", Amazon
5 May 2008
  • Summary: I bought this 5 years ago and print about 500 pages per month. This printer has been sturdy, fast and reliable, seems to be efficient with toner etc.
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Overall 10
10

Brother HL-5040 Laser Printer

terristaz, Ebay
3 March 2008
  • Summary: my company only allows personal use of a few specific printers. The 5140 is one and it is a great little printer for the price
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Overall 8
8.0

The little Engine that Couldn't

B. Rosenberger, Amazon
15 May 2007
  • Summary: I bought this printer for business in the Summer of '05. For the past 2 years, this printer has been great! I use the second tray option every day, and usually print around 20 to 30 pages per day. The printer likes the paper in the secondary tray to be nice and straight. If the pages are curled even a little, the printer folds the paper and sometimes jams. It's not hard to remove the jams though.
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Overall 10
10

Great laser printer for a great price

M. Haley "hotmomma3", Amazon
22 September 2004
  • Summary: I've had this printer for about 10 months & use it all the time. I'm an independent notary signing agent & print mortgage documents with it several times per week. I've had an occasional paper jam, but easily cleared. As for crinkling of envelopes on manual feed, just set the guides a little farther out, so the envelope has room to flow through & no crinkles...I learned that from my office's HP 4 -- same issue there. Easy to correct.
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Overall 4
4.0

Only Cheap

Wei Zhang, Amazon
20 August 2004
  • Summary: I must say I was disappointed about the printer. I bought one from Frys a month ago. Setup was quick and easy. Printed test page, and some word doc OK. When I tried to print a direction from Yahoo map, it shows horizontal white bars. Try it couple times, it happened randomly. Called support, waited for over 25 mins. Then I was asked to clean the drum unit. No help. Went to level 2 support. Rep insisted it is the connection problem.
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Overall 10
10

Can't beat it for the price!

dolcevita, Amazon
13 July 2004
  • Summary: This is a terrific printer. I needed to replace my NEC 1260, which was begining to jam all the time and the cartridges were becoming very hard to find. For less than the price of a new NEC toner cartridge, I bought this printer (another site had a short-term terrific price.) I could not be more pleased. Easy to set up, superfast printing (my old laser was 12ppm), affordable replacement cartridges, small footprint.
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