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Brother MFC-240C Printer

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Brother MFC-240C Printer
 
3.7

(based on 22 reviews)

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For all your Printing,copying,faxing needs

Brother MFC-240C is a good multifunction printer. It prints, copies and faxes.Installing the software initially to use the Brother MFC-240C was simple to do. I have done a ton of printing...Read complete review

Brother MFC-240C is a good multifunction printer. It prints, copies and faxes.Installing the software initially to use the Brother MFC-240C was simple to do. I have done a ton of printing from this printer and it has given me pretty decent quality papers. I have not yet tried to print any pictures from it, so can't rate it on that aspect.  Sending a fax from it was a breeze. Making copies on this machine is quite simple.  This is a great all around machine for your home.  We use it for our home office so it gets a little more work out than your standard home printer . You get a one year warranty with this printer which is average for this type of  machine. We have had this printer for nearly one year and not encountered any problems. We have not had problems with paper jamming when making lots of copies. The only time it's had paper jam problems is when I printed envelopes. I don't know if it was a problem with the Brother MFC-240C or it was a user issue. Perhaps I didn't load the envelopes properly. The ink cartridges last a decent amount of time. I have purchased generic ink cartridges and they have worked just fine in this MFC.

 

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Hope you don't run out of ink on Brother MFC-240C Printer

Brother MFC-240C Printer - this has happened to me numerous times. I hate the printer. It will just simply stop working. No warning. Today I am sitting here, once again, trying...Read complete review

Brother MFC-240C Printer - this has happened to me numerous times. I hate the printer. It will just simply stop working. No warning. Today I am sitting here, once again, trying to print a simple little document, and it will not print. Why? Because it's out of ink. If that wasn't bad enough.. like, I would expect it to continue to at least TRY to print it, even if it was a reduced quality, or a lesser darkness.. but no, it just simply stops.The worst part tho, is that I am trying to print in just 'black'.. on here it has to be 'grayscale only'.. and even though I have black ink, it will not print. Why? Because it is out of yellow and cyan. Now that is REALLY annoying. Ink is also expensive. You get a cheap printer, you make up for it in the price of ink.

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3.0

The MFC-240C needs to copy some feautures from HP

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from Fresno, CA

Comments about Brother MFC-240C Printer:

It has all the functions I need and I got a really good price for it, but it lacks the user interface of hp all in one printers.I hope the will get there soon, int he mean time I do appreciate Brothers effort.also there is a weird pop up error on Mac OS computers when you turn the computer on and brother is saying is Apple's fault but they are the ones who wrote the driver

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4.0

Only likes Brother ink

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from Beaumont, TX

Comments about Brother MFC-240C Printer:

I bought some online, off brand, cheap ink for my Brother printer and it glombed it up so bad I actually had to send it back to the manufacturer and ultimately had to replace it on an exchange basis. Fortunately, they didn't charge me anything but I did have to do without my printer for about two weeks.

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5.0

Brother MFC-240C is the best I've ever owned

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from Weaverville, NC

Comments about Brother MFC-240C Printer:

The Brother MFC-240C is the best printer I have ever owned.

I have tried several different brands, and none compare with the quality

and easy use of this printer.  The pages come out perfect every time, no jams

or problems.  The machine is self cleaning & "tells" you when there is a problem

such as low ink in a particular color.  Changing the ink cartridges is SO EASY.

I would recommend this brand to anyone who is tired of the problems of poor

quality printing & hard to use products....too many of them I have tried in the past.

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5.0

great printer for price

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from Commerce, GA

Comments about Brother MFC-240C Printer:

We purchased this printer mfc240 just over a year ago and it has been a very good investment ever since. The user friendly installation was very simple. We love the built in options that come with this printer such as ease of replacing the ink cartridges, wire tracks that hide the excess wire, the stands that hold the top of the printer for adjusting settings.

Even though it has four color cartridges they are inexspensive and are very easy to lock in to place. the model is not the smallest of space takers but not so big that it fits in most printer slots for our desk. We also enjoy the ease of using our memory card from our camera on the printer, the slot is located on the front and the extra usb port is on the front also.

Faxing is simple as well backlighting helps you see the numbers that you have dialed and the choice of using just black or color option is great.The manufacture is brother and is a very good product and name brand that is known in the pc industry. Overall i would recommend this all in one product to family and friends.

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1.0

MFC 240C. Absoultely the worst printer I had in 17 years.

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from Essex, MD

Comments about Brother MFC-240C Printer:

Constantly jams if printing more than two pages at a time. if any ink runs out cannot print in any of the remaining colors. Cannot print card stock or Avery business cards or any perforated paper template paper from Avery, without jamming. When jams, must repeat the unjamming process (remove cover, reload paper) consecutive times for the printer senses it's done. I bought it becuase I was pleased with my Brother laser printer. never buy another Brother again, it appears they cheapened the construction. Now, I support Epson, especially becuase they have a through-feed system that doesn't require the paper to be turn around for printing.

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4.0

Love the multi-functionality

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from Waterford Works, NJ

Comments about Brother MFC-240C Printer:

I have had this printer for a while, and I haven't really had a problem with it. I like that I can copy, fax, or print with it. It is small and easy to use, and prints documents well. I think it is quite fast when copying, printing, and scanning, although I don't do a lot of high bulk printing. During the few times that paper has jammed in the printer, it was very easy to fix, as the top of the printer lifts up without any problem. Faxes can also be fed directly into the top of the printer, and so I've found the fax function also easy and fast. The only thing I don't really like about the printer is the fact that the buttons on the front stay lit. My printer is in my room, and so I have to cover them up with something before I go to sleep, as the light bothers me a bit.

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5.0

Brother where are thou?

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from Myrtle Point, OR

Comments about Brother MFC-240C Printer:

I was smart and bought 2 of these Brother MFC 240 C one for myself and one for my daughter in college. This means I can buy ink in bulk and we have ink on hand andready to use. I do a lot of printing so I have actualy work out one printer. Poor thing : ^ ) I did have insurance on my printers when one malfunctioned I Brother replaced it no quetions asked. At first I wasn't sure I liked the separate cartridges for each color but I quickly learned it was a great cost saver. When one color runs out I don't have to replace the entire color cartridge just the one that needed replaced !

The scanner & fax capabilities are wonderful and give good clear scans or copies. I love my Brother All in one MFC 240 c multifunction printer/ scanner/ copier & fax. Printing commands are simple and there is an access door in the rear of the unit that gives you access to clear any paper jams.

if i had to say any negative about this unit it would be that it does get paper jams. ****

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2.0

Worst printer I ever had

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from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Brother MFC-240C Printer:

The **Brother MFC-240C Printer** is the worst printer I ever had. It is way too bulky and has too many cons. The Brother Printer comes with 1 color ink carthrage for all colors. It can copy, print, and fax. The reason why I don't like this printer is because it has the usb inside the printer where it comes out, which gets tangled and hard to use. Also, there is no wifi connection from the printer to the computer. The Printer is too bulky and wastes ink really fast as well as paper. 

**The Pros:** Does the job (inefficiently). Fax, printer, and copy machine. Cheap

**The Cons: **Takes a while starting up as well as the printer has to clean the ink for some reason and that stalls 5 to ten minutes of your time. The paper gets jammed sometimes and takes a while to print something out. Also, you have to press the power button for a long time to turn it up. Every single thing I do with this printer stalls my time. 

**Overview:** This printer takes a lot of my time when I have to print something up for a project and don't have a lot of time so I give this a 2 stars because there is no (technical) problems with it and does the job (slowly). I do not recommend this printer, I prefer lexmark printers over Brother printers.

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4.0

Its alright, you can find better

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from Oak Lawn, IL

Comments about Brother MFC-240C Printer:

This printer is not the best printer to own. I have used this printer for so many things and several times, it disappointed me alot. It loses signal to my laptop because it is wirelessly connected to several laptops and i do not understand how several laptops can lose signal to it. Its kind of annoying when scanning because the scanning feature isnt the best in my opinion. Its annoying to navigate through because its not that simple where you can click one button and it does it all for you. It takes a while sometimes but it doesnt have many paper jams and  that is very important for me. It also prints fine and tells the user about hte level of the ink. Its good and bad at the same time. I dont like the other features it has because i always have difficulty when i use them. Faxing is not something im good at but scanning is sometimes easy when its figured out but other than that it can give a little trouble.

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4.0

This Brother all in one printer scanner is great

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from Walnut, CA

Comments about Brother MFC-240C Printer:

I have owned this printer for about one year now. Overall general printing is great. Since i don't usually do fax, i did not try to use the fax function. For scanner, it's not hard to use and with the program is easily to custom the scanning option. However, it can get dusty on the scanner and you will find small hair or cloth on the things you are scanning, like photos. The scanner resolution can be adjust to very large but like i mention before it's hard to clean dust of the scanner. I only buy generic ink cartridges from online discount store. It's easy to install and only require couple times of cleaning the printer head before use. The 4 cartridge is a advantage  frof printing decent color and photo documents. Also making photo copy is fast and easy with a single button. I don't get a lot of paper jam but it is very easy to fix the paper jam with the printer's design. I highly recommend this all in one printer for it's price and functions!

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