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Brother HL-5450DN
8.9 out of 10

Brother HL-5450DN

High-Speed Monochrome Laser Printer for Small to Medium Sized Bu Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Brother HL-5450DN

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Overall 4
4.0

fair

REVIEW_NUMBER_FIELD_, B&H Photo
21 September 2014
  • Excerpt: noisy, outdated firmware, slow transmit
  • Pros: Sharp Detail
  • Cons: Flimsy, Noisy
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Overall 4
4.0

Fast Printer - Very High Current Draw May Limit Your Using It

G. Langlois, Amazon
13 February 2014
  • Summary: I bought this printer to replace an 8-year old Brother HL-5150D. I got great service from my old laser printer, but it finally croaked so I replaced it with this new, similar model. Rec'd the printer quickly, hooked it up, and printed a test page. Really fast, but also loud.
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Overall 4
4.0

Brother's policy on third party replacement cartridges needs to be disclosed clearly and prominently

Terra Ziporyn, Amazon
18 January 2014
  • Summary: In the past, I have had great success with using Brother machines with third party print cartridges. However, I recently purchased a new HL-5450DN machine and Brother may have changed its policy regarding compatibility with third party print cartridges.
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Overall 4
4.0

Printing is the thing it does well: not waking from sleep and bad setup instructions are the things it does badly

Liah, Amazon
26 December 2013
  • Summary: First things first: you have to wire this printer into your network (attach it to a network router with a cable) before it will join the network and be findable by your mobile devices (iPhone, iPad etc). And not just any cable -- it has to be a Category 5 ethernet cable, NOT a USB cable.
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Overall 4
4.0

Smear due to lack of uniform heat.

Atlas Brand "Atlas", Amazon
10 December 2013
  • Summary: I have used many Brother printers before but this one had a problem where it would print on paper but would not heat the paper properly causing smear after about 15 pages. Returned.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Nortridge, Adorama
2 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Well this isn't a horrible printer. When it works, we do have some that do but we have an issue with one and brother didn't offer to replace it. The drums are super exp as well. All in all if your lucky and get one that works its a great printer but if you get one that doesn't or breaks after 4...
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Overall 4
4.0

spits out blank pages on reboot

dirkjal, Amazon
12 March 2013
  • Summary: every time the computer was rebooted it would spit out 7 pages with garbage on them immediately at boot up. after spending numerous hours on the phone with worthless tech support and having done firmware updates, downloaded new drivers, and excorcising the demons i finally gave up on using through...
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Overall 4
4.0

Unhappy Camper

F. Galan "researcher", Amazon
8 March 2013
  • Summary: Spent 30 minutes carefully setting up my new printer, reading all instructions, etc. Upon power-up the printer blew out my breaker turning off power in my office. After I got the power back on I found that my relatively new Belkin uninterruptible power supply (UPS) was no longer operational.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not happy that only installation is a CD

CondoKareninSarasota, Walmart
2 February 2013
  • Summary: I bought this as a printer for our winter condo. My CD drive is broken in the condo computer. So, I was unable to install the printer, which can be installed only by CD. Very disappointed. Will take it to my regular home and hook it up to my other computer there because sending it back is a hassle.
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor Print Quality

Business Consultant, Staples
7 December 2012
  • Excerpt: It was easy to set up, which is a plus. Prints fast. Copy quality is poor; not sharp. You have to be careful what type of paper you use. I used some laser labels and the ink rubbed off. Not only is copy quality poor, something seems off with the roll/drum because I get smudges on the paper.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy to Use, Efficient
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