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Brother HL-5370DW
7.1 out of 10

Brother HL-5370DW

High-Speed Laser Printer for Small Offices or Small Workgroups Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Brother HL-5370DW

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Overall 6
6.0

Nice printer but...

Charles O., Newegg
19 April 2012
  • Summary: If you buy one of these with the intention of setting a static IP on it, be prepared to factory reset it once in a while. The reset steps are: 1) Turn the printer off. 2) Hold the GO button down and turn the printer on. 3) All the lights will stay on solid.
  • Pros: It's cheap. Not a bad buy for the money. It prints larger print jobs without any trouble. Generic toners are pretty cheap.
  • Cons: These printers have a bad habit of losing their static IP addresses. I have two of these setup in the office. They are set with static IP addresses. They will randomly lose their IP address and the only way to fix them is to do a factory reset, and then reset the static settings back into them. L...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Rich R., Newegg
6 March 2012
  • Summary: I'ma fan of Brother printers and AIOs. If they fixed this issue I would purchase more of them. These are ideal for the 2-5 workgroup users. Right now I'm pushing clients to the MFC-8480DN instead.
  • Pros: Nice quality printer, simple driver for the desktop (does not load a bunch of useless tools like HP), drivers for all major operating systems, cheap consumables
  • Cons: Same as below, I also have 5 of these at various client locations and experience the same wireless bug on 2 of them. For no discernible reason it goes from a static wired connection to a wifi only connection. Stepping through the 'GO" reset sequence always brings it back but I should not have to ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Brother 5370DW Laser Printer

C L., Newegg
6 November 2011
  • Summary: I really cannot recommend this printer. It is such a disappointment compared to my old Brother. I have switched to printing any checks or envelopes on my HP OfficeJet. If I am printing something that I need to keep for a while, it too must be printed on the OfficeJet to ensure that there is legible...
  • Pros: Duplex printing, and the ability to load different types of paper into each paper tray (letterhead in one and 2nd page in second).
  • Cons: I replaced my 6 year old Brother laser printer that had duplex printing and two paper trays because a part broke and could not be replaced. I loved my old Brother printer. It was very fast and produced excellent quality printed pages. I miss my old Brother printer. This new 5370DW has the same fe...
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Overall 6
6.0

Prints Well, Networks poorly

Takao Y., Newegg
4 June 2010
  • Summary: The printer will report the toner is out when the cartridge reaches 80% empty. To use the remaining toner place a piece of black tape over the sensor port on the right hand side of the toner. This will fool the printer into thinking the toner is full and you can use what is left.
  • Pros: Excellent cost per page for a printer in this class. Printer drivers work well in XP / Vista/ and Windows 7. Both 64 bit and 32 bit drivers are available and work. Drivers are easily deployed.
  • Cons: We purchased two HL5370 printers 8 months ago. The Ethernet interface has died on both of these machines. They continue to work fine with 3rd party print servers but we can no longer get SNMP information from them using this method. An internet search reveals several others with this issue so it ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Printer Bad Network Interface

Jeffrey H., Newegg
17 May 2010
  • Summary: I bought these printers for their price/performance ratio. They consistently get good reviews and I've had good luck with Brother in the past. I would have given 4 Stars, but with 2 failed network interfaces I had to knock off one star.
  • Pros: Good all around printer, Good performance for the price. Separate toner/drum so consumables are less expensive than other laser printers on the market.
  • Cons: Bought 2 of these printers on sale for $180 at a brick and mortar. Wired network interface failed on both printers within 24 hours. Printer still works though the USB interface. I must have gotten 2 printers from the same bad lot.
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Overall 6
6.0

A mixed bag

A N 3, Amazon
5 March 2010
  • Summary: I got this printer to replace my 11 year old HP 6MP. The specs for this replacement printer are great, but I think the reality is a bit different. First the good news. This printer setup easy with both Mac OS X 10.6.1 and Vista and XP.
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Overall 6
6.0

Set-up nearly enough to make me hurl it out a window

TerriE, Amazon
5 March 2010
  • Summary: I have had this printer for about a year and am shocked that no one has gone postal on Brother HQ yet. I now have three laptops from which I can print wirelessly, but here are some things you should know: 1.
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Overall 6
6.0

Fine printer, but don't use three-hole prepunched paper

Lise Bellamy, Amazon
5 March 2010
  • Summary: My previous laser printer was an HP 4050, which was happy to print on just about any sort of paper--including cardstock. This one balks at three-hole-punch paper, which either fails to feed properly or fails to duplex; I have a feeling it won't work very well on anything other than ordinary copy...
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Overall 6
6.0

Mix of Virtues and Vices

Chuck Darwin, Amazon
4 March 2010
  • Summary: Pros: 1. I would be cautious about the use of the printer in a large office, but (with the below exception) the parts quality and build of the printer are superior to competitors in its price range--and far superior to consumer grade HP. 2. The print quality is fine. Speed is fair. 3.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good printer with some deal breakers

Paul Q, Amazon
13 December 2009
  • Summary: This printer has some great features but there are two serious issues: 1) POWER DRAIN. This printer causes brown-outs in my house. My last two laser printers did not. Every time it started the printing process, the lights went dim and my UPS system clicked on.
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