Cartridge prices starting at $8.99

The Brother MFC-5490CN allows you to print, scan, fax and copy in one device. It can print at up to 6000 x 1200 dpi and at speeds of up to 35 ppm black and 28ppm color, and it features a built-in 10/100 Base-TX networking for easy sharing. It also comes with a 50-sheet automatic document feeder, and it is easier to maintain, thanks to its 4-ink cartridge system. For your replacement Brother ink cartridge needs, Inkjets has got more affordable options for you. We offer the Compatible Brother LC61BK, LC61C, LC61M, and LC61Y Ink Cartridges all at reasonably low prices. All Inkjets brand products are backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, so rest assured that you'll get only high-quality products that meet or exceed OEM standards. Shop now!

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  1. Brother LC61 Compatible Ink Cartridge 10-Pack Combo
    Brother LC61 Compatible Ink Cartridge 10-Pack Combo
    80% of 100

    Includes 4 Brother LC61 Black, 2 Brother LC61 Cyan, 2 Brother LC61 Magenta, and 2 Brother LC61 Yellow Compatible Ink Cartridges.

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    10 Cartridges / $ ea
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  2. Brother LC61 Compatible, 5 pack (2) Black, (1) Cyan, (1) Magenta, (1) Yellow
    Brother LC61 Compatible Ink Cartridge 5-Pack Combo
    94% of 100

    Includes 2 LC61 Black, 1 LC61 Cyan, 1 LC61 Magenta, and 1 LC61 Yellow Compatible Ink Cartridges

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    5 Cartridges / $ ea
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How to Replace Cartridge(s)

Replace the ink cartridge on the Brother MFC-5490CN with these 7 steps:


  1. Open the ink cartridge cover.
  2. Press down to unlock the release lever, and then remove the empty ink cartridge from the MFC-5490CN.
  3. Remove the new ink cartridge from the bag.
  4. Turn the green knob on the yellow protective cap clockwise until it clicks to release the vacuum seal. Then, remove the protective cap.
  5. Insert the new ink cartridge in the direction of the arrow on the label.
  6. Push the new cartridge gently until it clicks into place.
  7. Close the ink cartridge cover. The printer will automatically reset the ink dot counter.


Frequently Asked Questions


What to do if the Brother MFC-5490CN LCD shows the 'Cannot Detect' error message after installing the compatible ink cartridges?

The 'Cannot Detect' error message often indicates an incorrectly installed ink cartridge. Remove the ink cartridges first and reinstall them properly to resolve the issue.


I got blank text on the printed pages. Does this mean I have to replace one or more ink cartridges?

Not necessarily. You only need to clean the printhead and the ink cartridges to fix the blank text issue.


I want to create a corporate account. How do I go about this?

For corporate account creation, you may call us at 1-972-200-3813 or e-mail us at