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My handset doen't have a ring tone and cannot be used. Also, my machine won't pick up calls.

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Try unplugging power and re-plugging first.

Plug a regular phone into the wall jack and listen for a dial tone.

Make sure the phone line is plugged into the LINE port of the fax machine.

What is make / model?

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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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Tel/Fax/Answering machine keeps freezing


Dear mariss34

While receiving a fax you shouldnt pick up the handset, but if u pick accidently then u will not recieve fax and hence u will hear an engage tone. If you are using a single line for both tel and fax then the party who is sending the fax should pre-inform you that it is a fax call so that when it rings you dont pivk up the handset.

You can also check your line weather it is working properly by using a normal telephone. This should be the first step rather, make calls to confirm it.

The last option is Power off the tel/fax machine for 3min completely and then try again.Also make sure the tel/fax is in tel mode and not in fax mode. Try to assign it in both modes.

If still you are not clear then the mannual which comes along with should help you, If still you cannot figure it out, Then you can call your service provider for help, they should definetely help you out.

Thankyou

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I have a Sharp Fax machine FO 1450 (bought in 1997) with telephone handset. The telephone connection has been playing up - sometimes calls cut out or I can hardly hear the person with whom I am talking....


Sounds like contact trouble, try some alcohol on a q tip and wipe the contacts on the hand set, unplug the wire and clean both ends well, or replace the curlie cord from a phone in your house, and see if it changes things.

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Hi sythonk
1. Make sure you have a telephone cable connected the jack labelled "LINE" on your brother machine.
Go through the Menu on the LCD, Initial setup, dial tone, choose the correct dial tone PULSE or TONE.
Exit from the menu.
Pick up the handset on the fax machine, and dial your nuber to make a phone call. (To send a fax, dial the number without lifting the handset.)
Hope this will work for you. If it solved your problem, give a please rating
Cheers
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Fax rings (two rings) fax doesn't come through.


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When it rings, if it has a handset,pick it up and if you hear a fax tone press the start key.

Andrew

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I can't figure out how to set up my fax machine so it won't mess up my phone and answering machine either.


Telephone wire goes to fax, out to answer machine, Important to set fax on answer machine mode and set the ring count to pick up AFTER the telephone answer machine. Set fax ring count to 5 rings, and answering machine to 3 or 4. When some one calls answer machine or you pick up first, then if no one will leave a msg. fax tones are different than voice tones, they are called CNG tones. Most new fax machine will sense this and if a fax will go to fax only. Ring count is the key. Also you could set fax up for maual mode and would not jump to anser machine or fax till you want.....good luck

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Phillips magic5 problem


Hi, I had this problem and spoke to sagem at www.sagem.com/support.
the solution is simple, turn off your fax machine at the wall, take out your batteries from the handset and leave both off for 15 minutes. then turn on the fax machine and replace the batteries back in to your handset, at it will work.....

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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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Check the line for a dial tone on the machine. Either the handset, onhook or speaker phone button. This will test if any comunictions boards have failed in the machine. If you have a dial tone the fax is ok

Next try a manual transmission. Basically make a normal phone call with for example using the handset but have your original in the fax ready to go, ring the fax number when you hear the other fax pick up you press the start button.

Don't forget the other fax may have a problem.

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If it is a dedicated fax line it is probabaly best set to fax only mode. Fewer rings (No more than two) FaxTel mode will ring for longer to allow you to pick it up if its a phone call.

Check if the machine has dial tone by onhook button or handset to check. If you have none try testing with another phone to rule out the machine.

Try a manual reception. Pick up the phone when it rings and press the start button.

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