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Brother MFC-495cw Printer Review

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

The Brother MFC-495cw is a color inkjet all-in one. Full of features useful in the home or in a small office, this multifunction printer garners a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

Quick Summary

The Brother MFC-495cw is a compact and stylish all-in-one printer, scanner, copier and fax machine just under $130. This multifunction printer with wireless networking is full of great features, and is perfect for the home or for small offices. It prints at a speed of up to 35 pages per minute in black, and up to 28 pages per minute in color.

The Best of Brother MFC-495cw

The Brother MFC-495cw comes equipped with a 3.3” widescreen color LCD display, which allows you to enhance or edit your photos, and easily read the printer’s help menus.

This multifunction printer also allows you to fax, copy, or scan your documents unattended with the help of a 15-sheet auto document feeder. You can also print photos directly from your USB flash memory, a PictBridge-enabled camera or your digital camera’s media cards. Scanning multiple items is now tremendously easy. With the printer’s Auto Crop mode, you can scan items in one pass and divide these pages into separate files or PDF pages.

This printer also thinks about convenience. The Brother MFC-495cw’s 4-Cartridge Ink system allows you to change only the Brother printer cartridge that needs to be replaced.

The Disadvantages of Brother MFC-495cw

The Brother MFC-495cw has a photo tray that is dedicated for printing smaller photos.  Also, the printer can at times print slower than the advertised print speeds.

Printer Cartridges Used in Brother MFC-495cw

Brother Black Inkjet Cartridge: LC61Bk

Brother Cyan Inkjet Cartridge: LC61C

Brother Magenta Inkjet Cartridge: LC61M

Brother Yellow Inkjet Cartridge: LC61Y

Brother MFC-495cw Troubleshooting & Support Information

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Change Brother Printer Ink Cartridges in 5 Easy Steps

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Yes, changing the cartridge for your Brother printer is easy. This is because the printer warns you once the printer cartridge needs replacement. Want to know how you will be able to replace the ink cartridge successfully?

1.  Start by checking your printer’s LCD panel. The LCD displays the message when your printer ink cartridge is empty. Always wait for this warning sign so you will not waste printer ink.
2.  Once you find out which printer cartridge needs replacement, you should remove it using the release lever found inside your printer. Pull the lever carefully to unlock and remove the ink cartridge.
3.  It is time to replace the empty printer cartridge. Make sure you have pulled out the protective yellow cap off the new printer cartridge. You should not touch its insertion slot as this can stain your skin.
4.  Lock the new printer cartridge into the printer. Use the arrow located at the side of the printer ink in order to install the printer cartridge correctly. Once you have positioned the cartridge in the right spot, push its release lever. Wait for the “clicking” sound to ensure it is secured in its place.
5.  Reset your printer’s ink dot counter. You will then be asked by the printer through its LCD screen if the cartridge is brand new. This is important so that it can reset the printer ink dot counter. You may press any of these three buttons for this process: the up navigation key; the number “1”; or the “+” sign.

    With all the steps mentioned above, you can change your Brother’s printer ink with a wide smile.

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