The Brother MFC-490CW is a all-in-one color inkjet printer released in July 2009.

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Should I go with 5 or 4 packs of Toners for my Brother HLL8360CDW

There are quite a few seller selling the TN433 toner on Amazon, Most of them selling the 4 Packs Toner and There is a seller selling it for 5 Packs, which one should I go.

The 5 packs one TN433 $89.99

The 4 packs (they all selling the same price around 75.99) TN433 75.99

Should I buy one extra for my printer as I might print black more than colors?

Thank you for your advise.

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Printer companies really are not in the business of making money selling printers. They are in the business of selling ink. They go to all kinds of effort to make sure that only their products will work in their machines. Laser printers such as HP even put chips in their cartridges to prevent you from filling them. They have expiration dates so that sometimes a brand new toner won't work because it is to old. After fighting with this for years, trying all kinds of refill, replacement chips, I gave up. I was just to much hassle and I need a printer to get an invoice out. So I just acquiesced and I buy the correct inks. Now we have the idea that computers and printers should only have a six year life. Apple is no longer providing drivers for these older printers. So you upgrade to High Sierra and you can no longer print on a seven year old machine. Ain't corporate greed just dandy?

BTW I' using original cartridges in mine, the TN540 in a 15 year old machine and El Capitan.

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El Capitan? I still love Mountain Lion. Still the fastest after 10.6.8


@avanteguarde El Capitan was the newest system that would still run with that old printer. I have it on a 2008 MacPro and Apple dropped it off the plist with Sierra even though it is much faster than half of the newer machines. They even dropped my 2009 MacPro. The stock Geekbench on that one 64 bit is 17619. The Geekbench on a 2013 MacPro is only 14660.

An iMac 2015 benchs at 11014. But Apple says my machine is obsolete. Higher numbers are better.


Interesting, which processor is this?


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Why not just refill your existing toners.

Just remember to reset the toner counter.

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