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Receiving Problem We are having a problem receiving faxes. The phone line rings, but the machine does not ring or pick up. We can send faxes though. There are no error messages on our end, but senders are getting error messages such as "fax not picking up" or "fax busy". Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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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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