Pros The features of this "all in one" are pretty good, as long as you don't want to print pictures, and money is not a problem for you (as you will need to replace this machine every 18 months to two years). The print cartridges are separate (black, cyan, ye
Cons I bought my MFC5200C January 2003. I just received the dread "Machine Error 41". The cheapest fix for this is $164 parts and labor; it requires the print head to be replaced because the ink is not flowing to the print head. My machine is used in a home
"Look elsewhere!"on by Phil6382
Pros When it works it's fast and good quality
Cons Prone to failures, breakage, etc
Summary I had a 5100C and two 5200C's and they both suffered from eventual 'Machine Error 41' problems. I got about a year out of each. I will vener buy another Brother product again. Go with another brand.
Pros Had all the options for small business
Cons Longevity of machine is low for the price paid
Summary I am on my 4th replacement machine because of defective print heads. Now I am stuck with the one I have and it self cleans the ink when ink levels get below 1/2 full. It uses the rest of the ink in the cleaning. Can not print at all if one of the 4 ink cartridges is empty. Software was confusing although suppose to be able to use on two machines at one with USB and parallel once the print head starts to go good luck. IF you really want to buy one new it is only good a few short months, not worth the price. I'll sell you mine, it's office name is CRAP, make you a good deal.
Pros All in one. Cheap.
Cons Software is confusing, ink cartridges run out constantly (won't allow you to use a refill kit), Ink cartridges are expensive and contain only a fraction of what HP print cartridges have. It runs "cleanings" all the time (noisy and uses ink during the clea
Pros Great scanner, great fax, great everything, but as the other person said, it sometimes "loses" the driver. The symptom is that it will not complete the print.
Cons it loses the driver, but I just go into my printers and faxes place, "delete" the printer icon (thus the whole program) restart my pc and it "finds" the hardware again (the mfc) and then finds and installs driver again on my computer. Fairly easy.