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brother HL Series EHL-5240 Personal Up to 30 ppm Monochrome Laser Printer

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  • EHL-5240
  • 1200 x 1200 dpi
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Cartridges Compatible

Cartridges Compatible
TN550, TN580 & DR520


HL Series
Recommended Use
14.6" x 15.1" x 9.7"
20.9 lbs.


Output Type
Laser Technology
Black Print Speed
Up to 30 ppm
Black Print Quality
1200 x 1200 dpi
Time To First Page (seconds)
Less than 8.5 sec.
PCL6, BR-Script3, IBM Proprinter, Epson FX
Max. Duty Cycle
Up to 20,000 pages monthly

Media Handling

Input Capacity, std.
250-Sheet Input Capacity
Input Capacity, max.
250 sheets x 2
Output Capacity, std.
150 sheets


USB Ports
LPT Ports

Hardware SPEC

Noise Level (Approx.)
Avg. 27dB / Avg. 53dB
Microprocessor Type
NEC VR5500
Memory, std.
16 MB
Memory, max.
512 MB
Power Requirements
AC 120V 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
1 year limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days

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  • RAJAB Q.
  • 4/20/2010 6:24:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Excellent printer with parallel and usb inputs. Works great.
Unbeatable service from new egg. I got mine in just two

Cons: none

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  • Jeffery S.
  • 3/8/2010 6:43:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOh Brother...

Pros: This is the 4th of these printers we've purchased. Overall a decent printer. No real problems on the 4 prints with the oldest being over a year old now.

Cons: Somewhat noisy - esp. picking paper up from the front feed. Slow printing the first page, but fast from that point on. Sucks power when it kicks on - it dims the lights...

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  • Michael J.
  • 1/3/2010 3:34:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great printer works great. I've been using printer for about a month

Cons: none

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  • Wanda H.
  • 12/9/2009 5:55:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast, cheap, versatile, easy to upgrade!

Pros: Price, easy to update memory, manual duplex, 1200x1200 dpi, parallel and USB connectivity, reasonable toner/drum prices, great output quality, Vista/Windows 7 *and* Windows 98 drivers. Bought a refurb one from Newegg dirt cheap after rebate and promo code. Memory was a breeze to add. I connected it to my printserver easily via USB and used the parallel connection (simultaneously) to connect to an older W98 machine I use to run several legacy programs that XP won't support. Two other computers use XP, and I also have a laptop running Win 7. Win 7 was a little difficult to set up, but I think it was more a function of Win 7 (I couldn't use homegroup because the other machines had different OSs). The HL-5240 appears to be a faster version of the HL-1440 with more memory and better resolution, and the interface is almost identical. I own the HL-1440 and have been pleased with it, so I decided to upgrade. I will note, however, that I am a light user.

Cons: Uses older laptop memory, not quite as easy/cheap to find as newer DDR versions, but at least it's not proprietary. Manual duplex took a while to figure out. The HL-1440 manual duplex was straightforward, so it took me a while to figure out that on the HL-5240 I had to do things a little differently, even though the interfaces are practically identical. After selecting the manual duplex mode, I had to select "Tray1" for the First Page under the Paper Source, and not let it default to "Auto Select", otherwise it wants to print the second side from the MP Tray, which doesn't hold much paper. Other than this little quirk and the Win 7 setup, everything was easy and straightforward. Oh, shipping took almost a week, which is very unusual for Newegg.

Other Thoughts: The refurb looked brand new. You'll need to read the manual to figure out how to print out the status page which shows you if your memory has been added correctly and how much predicted life you have left in the toner and drum. Don't buy the expensive memory recommended in the manual. Buy the cheapest 144-pin sodimm SDRAM you can find, just make sure you buy from a reputable vendor, that it isn't registered, and that it's LOW density. I bought PC133, 3.3v, CL3 (CAS latency of 3, not the 2 they say you have to have) and it worked great. If the memory is faster than the recommended PC100, then you can use a higher latency (within reason). The memory they recommend costs 4x more than what I paid (for 512mb). In all, the refurb printer with additional 512mb memory cost me less than a Franklin (assuming I get the rebate).

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  • Charles V.
  • 10/31/2009 7:18:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRecertified:Brother HL Series HL-5240 Monochrome Laser Printer

Pros: Out of the box looked like new. Simple and easy set up. I wanted a reliable laser printer to run off two computers, set one up on parallel cable and the other with the USB and was printing within minutes. Cannot beat the quality and the Newegg pricing and delivery was great

Cons: None. I had thought install may have have been longer but it was a snap.

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  • Electric P.
  • 9/1/2009 1:01:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBrother 5240 laser printer review

Pros: Fast, laser quality and easy to setup. The manual feed tray is a great feature for a printer at this price level.

Cons: It's a little big for the typical home user, so measure your space carefully to be sure it fits.

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  • Ann F.
  • 8/2/2009 4:23:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsRebate $50 for this model

Pros: Clear and Sharp print

Cons: Rebate Form clearly states that THIS model HL5240 is eligible for a $50 rebate (other models have rebates from $20-$30-$50). If you received less than this, re-check the rebate form and call them about it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/29/2009 9:16:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsBeware of Rebates (duh)

Pros: I ordered this printer (refurb) and many other Brother printers because they offer great value.

Cons: I only got a $30 rebate when the form said $50. The check comment stated "Thank you for participating in UP to $50 Brother Rebate"

Other Thoughts: Still a good deal and NewEgg is great of course

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  • Dan P.
  • 6/11/2009 1:59:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks great

Pros: works like a champ, hooked up to my win 7 rc1 box, found it installed it and it prints like a champ.
prints pretty dang fast, no waiting around

Cons: kinda loud, but what can you expect in a quiet office with a laserjet

Other Thoughts: a great buy for sure, got it for 80 bucks after MIR

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