Summary: The printer came with only a power cord. When prompted by the installation CD to connect the printer to the computer, I realized I was not given the cable. I called customer service and they informed me that they do not include the cord with the printer. This cord is necessary for installing the printer, whether you are using it wirelessly or not! I had to buy one for $25!!! Recommend checking that a printer comes with all required parts before buying.
Summary: I bought the printer about 2 and a half weeks ago. Set it up and printed on regular paper with no issue. (However, it sounded like a jet engine taking off so its claim to being quiet on another site is a joke.) Last night I tried to print on labels. I'm a 'techie' so doing this should be pretty easy, correct? Not on your life. I changed the media setting to labels which is what is necessary on printers, especially laser.
Summary: I got this printer and printed about 600 pages with it, just text and a few diagrams in color. When the color toner runs out, which happens VERY quickly, you CANNOT PRINT IN BLACK AND WHITE. Unless you purchase an overpriced cartridge and replace that one color that's out, the printer won't print, at all! And 2000 pages is a LIE. You'll get 600-800 pages before you need another toner cartridge. I'll NEVER buy a Lexmark printer again!
Toner cartridges don't last and cost more than the printer.
13 August 2009
Summary: Lexmark claims the High Yield Toner Cartridge has a 2,000 page yield, but I have not seen anything close to that, my experience is less than 500. I got the printer in 4/2010, and according to the printer I have printed 912 pages, but I have replaced the Black twice, once a low yield, and once 2.5k yield. I have replaced all color cartridges, and now need to replace Magenta again. I'm on Mac OS 10.6 and have a Windows 7 box.
WORST PRINTER EVER Lexmark C540N Color Laser Printer
13 August 2009
Summary: Let me start by saying I believe there is a problem with the entire line of Lexmark C540. I have personally gone through 5 different Lexmark C540 each one had a different problem with printing that was related to the some component that controls the way the image is affixed, each I would start receiving prints with inconsistent image quality. The first failed after a few months, the replacement a few days and so on each lasted a few days.
Do not buy!! low yield toner, will not let you print when one is empty.
13 August 2009
Summary: The quality of print for this printer is very good however; the yield for the toner cartridges is very low. My page count right now is 360. I replaced the black cartridge already two weeks ago. My Magenta is now out and this printer will not print at all because of the "88 Replace Magenta" error even though the black is full. You can't even access any of the printer menus. I just flashes red until you pay for a new cartridge.