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Can't recieve a fax.

Senders can't send a fax. If someone calls the fax they get a busy tone. However you can use the handset to call out and it sends a fax just fine.

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Unplug power cord. Plug back in. Call your fax machine from cell phone and listen for fax tones.

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How can I get the telephone on my Brother Fax T96 to work?


Step by step information at the link below.
Brother Fax T96
The F/T Mode is used to allow the fax machine and the telephones to share the same telephone line. When a call comes in, the fax machine and all extension telephones on that line will ring according to the number of rings you have set for the Ring Delay.
When the Ring Delay is completed, the fax machine will answer the call and determine if it is a fax call or a telephone (voice) call.
The fax machine can determine this by the signal it is receiving on the telephone line. If someone is sending a fax automatically , the sending fax machine will transmit a fax tone (a series of beeps every 3 seconds).
If your fax machine hears these tones, it will receive the fax.

If the fax machine does not hear any fax tones, it assumes it is a telephone (voice) call and will begin ringing the F/T ring tones (double ring) for the length of time you selected for the F/T Ring Time. These tones will only ring on the fax machine's handset (extension or external phones will not ring). At the end of the F/T ring time the fax machine will go into the receive mode in order to receive a manual fax.
(If the call was a voice call and was not answered, the caller will hear the fax receive tones also).
  • If you answer the call before the fax machine(during the ring delay period) and determine it is a fax, you can transfer the fax to the fax machine for receiving.

  • If you answer the call on an "extension" phone and hear a beep every 3 seconds (automatic fax) or silence (manual fax), press *51 or *91 for New Zealand (remote activation code) on the telephone keypad, wait to hear the fax machine turn on (chirping sounds) and then hang up.

  • If you answer on the handset of the fax machine and hear a beep every 3 seconds or silence, press the Fax Start or Start/Copy key on the control panel of the fax machine and then hang up the handset.

  • If you answer a call on an "extension" phone during the F/T Ring Time, you will hear the F/T ring tones.
    To release the call from the fax machine, press #51 or #91 for New Zealand (remote deactivation code) on the telephone keypad and you can speak to the calling party.

  • If you pick up the handset of the fax machine during the F/T ring time, you may talk to the calling party immediately.

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When someone is trying to fax us, it says on their side that it went through but we hear no dial tone and do not recieve any faxes. What can we do to try to fix this? We have to have our fax working as...


Well first thing is to call your own fax machine from a telephone at your location and make sure that it rings and answers....you should hear the tones in the earpiece of the phone you are calling from. If that works, go to your fax and try to make a "copy" on it to make sure it actually prints onto paper. Then get someone locally with a fax machine to send you a fax...make sure your machine answers and then prints the page out. If it wont print the pages out are the pages going into memory???? Maybe your machine is asking for toner or a drum???

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Problem: Busy/No Response on all outgoing faxes


Put the document you want to send into the transmit tray, pick up the handset, listen for a dial tone, and then dial the # on the keypad..
It should ring just like any other phone. When the machine on the other end picks up and you hear the tones, press the start button.
Anything other than fax tones on the other end, it is not your faxes fault.

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Busy signal, phone states ''line in use.''


Make sure the handset is set in it's cradle. But it sounds like some other device is on the phone line.

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Receiving Problem


Do you have a DSL or any other digital phone line?

Are you set to "AUTO RECEIVE" ?

Call the fax machine from a regular phone and listen for fax tones.

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Recieveing


If all else fails try the manual mode:(Press Receive Mode to select
FAX ONLY, FAX/TEL,TAD:ANSWER MACH. orMANUAL.)

Manual Reception
1
Pick up the handset while the phone is ringing.
2 Press Fax Start if you hear fax tones (beeps).
3 When the LCD shows RECEIVING, replace the handset.
(best used when you are expecting a fax and know that the incoming call is a fax)

If you are like most people you probably also have a phone with an answering machine or voicemail setup on your home phone. If this is the case you may want to set the reception made to
TAD:ANSWER MACH.

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Sending a fax


First make sure that the fax button has been pushed and is llit...

The 2820 should have a handset. In order to use manual transmission (when you get to hear all the beeps and whistles) you will need to load the document then pick up the handset. then dial the number, when you hear the recieving fax tone then hit the start button.

The 2820 should also have a hook hold button pressing this will allow you to hear the dial tone and the numbers you dial along with the receiving fax tone. If you dont hear anything when you press this button then you may want to use the volume buttons to increase the volume.

Also remember that if you have not picked up the handset or pressed he hook/hold button the unit will use automatic mode, which is to say that all you will do is load the document, dial the number, and then press the start button.

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Busy signal on sending and recieving


Did you plug a phone into the phone jack and see if there is a dial tone?
Thats the first place to start.
After that let me know, and I will give you more ideas.
Sounds like a phone line issue

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Is your handset plugged in the right hole. Customers occasionally plug the handset in the hole marked ext.

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pleas close the redial option and other number may be busy or finished

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