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Disconnect fax want to disconnect fax part of machine as do not want recieve faxes anymore and just use machine as phone is this possible

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Scroll through the menus and look for "MANUAL MODE"

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Fax machine isn't able to recieve or send anything


Make sure there is a dial tone on the phone reciever. If there is not check the connections, the cord could be damaged or disconnected. If there is, check the Recieve mode.

If not call Brother support - its free

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Check if the machine is set on automatic recieve.
When on manual recieve, you'll have to start recieving manualy by pressing the button.

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You have to answer the hone to recieve the fax


Try unplugging the power cord for 10 seconds to reset the machine.

Scroll through the menus and set your machine to AUTO or AUTO RECEIVE.

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Phone and fax recieving on the one phone line.


Hi Brad,

Press fuction 64 set.

Look at the print out for MANUAL MODE setting

Press fuction 74 set 1 set to enable MANUAL MODE

Now to receive a fax you must press START when the fax rings.

I don't think you're going to find a free manual. Check eBay.

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Can't receive faxes but can send them okay


The easiest thing to check is the recieve mode setting. most of the time when this happens the machine is set on manual recieve. Set it to automatic recieve and you should be fine.

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You cannot use a four wire cable to connect the fax to the wall. You must use a two wire cable, like the one that came with the machine.  BTW, that means you can't you the EXT port to connect a two line phone or answering machine.

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Still can't get fax not to pick up when answering machine is connected.


if you have the fax-575 there should be a TAD setting.

This is the setting you would use if you're using an answering machine on the same phone line as your fax machine.

To set the Recieve Mode :

Press Recieve Mode. The LCD display shows your current selection.

Continue to press Recieve Mode until your new selection appears. After 2 seconds the screen returns to the date and time display, along with your new Recieve Mode setting.


The 4 Recieve modes are Fax Only, Fax/Tel, TAD:Answering Machine, Manual.

Hope this helps!!!

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Cant send fax


Recieving faxes
  • Plug a regular, non-digital, phone into the fax's phone line and see if you get a dial tone
    • If you do not have a dial tone, seek support from your telephone service provider
  • Dial the fax number from a phone    
    • Normal circumstance is that you will have the fax machine pick up and make high-pitched noises
    • If the fax does not pick up, put a regular phone on the fax line and see if the regular phone rings when dialed
      • If the phone rings, answer it and see if there is line noise
        • If the line is clear, call the service number listed on your fax
        • If the line is staticy or unclear, call your telephone service provider
      • If the phone does not ring, call your telephone service provider
Sending faxes
  • Attempt to dial the fax number you are trying to send to from another phone.
    • If you hear electronic noises on the line, the other end has a fax machine on the other end
      • Check to see if you can recieve faxes.
    • If the remote fax does not answer, the problem is on the remote side, contact the recipient

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It sounds like you have a problem with your phone line. If your machine has a reciever, pick it up or press the hook key. You want to listen to the dial tone. If there is any static in the line it will cause faxc problems. Also you can try disconnecting the fax and plugging in a standard phone into the wall jack. Make a phone call and aee if the line is clear or if there is static. If you do hear static in the line, first try replacing the phone line cord, from the wall to the fax, or phone. If that doesnt help then it is definatly a problem with the line and you must call the phone co. If the line is clear with the standard phone, and static with the fax reciever, or hook mode, then you may have a bad modem board in the fax. Let me know if I can be of further help! John

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