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Brother-hl-5240.13549957
6.8 out of 10

Brother HL-5240

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Reviews and Problems with Brother HL-5240

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Overall 6
6.0

when you already have full cartridges- a new printer is a buy

Ronald Minks "Ron from Texas", Amazon
29 June 2009
  • Summary: Our old HL-5240 worked great for three years and then died suddenly and completely. Plenty of newer more capable printers & printer combo's out there but adding up the sunk cost of three brand new HL-5240 cartridges waiting in our cabinet to be used makes the decision easy. Plus the HL-5240 price point dropped to $169 from the $260 range. All we do is print black & white real estate documents so this unit works for us.
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Overall 6
6.0

prints good but not envelopes

Henry Vaughn, Amazon
13 October 2008
  • Summary: Except for always creased envelops, printer is just fine. I own three of the same make/model printers and Brother has not yet answered my email regarding envelopes.
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Overall 6
6.0

Poor envelope feed

D Darkman, Amazon
21 July 2008
  • Summary: The printer works as well as one might expect for a desktop printer; fairly fast; copies are crisp-looking and clean. My mediocre rating is for its poor envelope-handling ability. Envelopes come out heavily creased. The support document tells several things you can do to fix this. One (a software change) doesn't help at all.
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Overall 6
6.0

Mangles envelopes

arkman, Amazon
31 December 2006
  • Summary: Just unpacked and set up the printer. Initial results on 8 1/2 x 11 sheets are great. Excellent quality, good speed, setup went without a hitch. Unfortunately, no matter what I do it mangles #10 envelopes fed through the manual feeder. I believe I've tried all the pertinent thickness settings in the driver, including envelopes, envelope thin, envelope thick, etc. Every envelope comes out badly wrinkled.
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Overall 6
6.0

"pretty good but needs additional memory for photoshop"

jmay, CNET
17 October 2006
  • Pros: fast, 2 paper trays
  • Cons: will not print 1200x1200 without additional memory
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Overall 6
6.0

Not a long term bet

david starbuck, Amazon
17 May 2012
  • Summary: Having owned two of these machines both of which broke down within 2 years, outside of the warranty period, I would urge you to buy from a supplier offering an extended warranty. Whilst the printer performed well, when it was working and the Brother support staff were very helpful, I have now purchased a Samsung with a five year warranty.
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Overall 6
6.0

Noisy 'Iron Lung'

Ewen Mackinnon, Amazon
17 March 2008
  • Summary: Although i am generally happy with the performance of this product i cannot believe the noise level it generates when printing. I upgraded from an HL1030 which i have had for 6 trouble free years, hence the reason for opting for another Brother machine. However the HL1030 was much quieter than the HL5240 which is referred to constantly as an 'iron lung'. If silence is golden do not buy the HL5240!
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Overall 6
6.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Compatta e poco rumorosa

alexxxs77, Ciao
11 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Questa stampante è presente nel mio Ufficio e per un periodo l'ho utilizzata, poi ho cambiato scrivania e anche stampante. E' una stampante compatta che occupa poco spazio, anche perchè il vassoio della carta è sotto allo spazio dal quale i fogli vengono ...
  • Pros: buona qualità della stampa, poca rumorosità
  • Cons: toner e drum separati
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0

Etwas älter aber ausreichend

belial94, Ciao
28 March 2010
  • Summary: Diesen Drucker habe ich 2 Wochen lang während einem Schulpraktikum genutzt und ihn während dieser zeit täglich benutzt. Somit habe ich Erfahrungen, wenn auch keine langfristigen, gesammelt. Lieferumfang Zum Lieferumfang kann ich nichts sagen, da ich ihn nicht geifert bekam. Technik Der Drucker druckt in schwarz mit einer Auflösung von 1200 x 1200 dpi und soll 24 Seiten pro Minute (A4) schaffen, nachdem er 8 Sekunden bis zum ersten Druck benötigt hat.
  • Pros: Geschwindigkeit, Bedienung
  • Cons: Schwarz/Weiss
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Overall 6
6.0

Meine Erfahrungen mit dem HL 5240

Reinhard C. Franck, Amazon
16 February 2009
  • Summary: Der Drucker hat den Mangel, dass die Papierfuellanzeige an der Kasette rechts aussen trotz voll nur 1/4 anzeigt. Es stimmt die Aussage von Brother nicht, dass die Füllanzeige sich nach dem ersten Druck normalisiert. Das Umgekehrte ist der Fall. Den ersten Drucker hat amazon reibungslos und schnell umgetauscht. Leider weist der zweite Drucker den gleichen Fabrikations- oder Konstruktionsfehler auf. Daher nur 3 Sterne.
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