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My fax machine will successfully send out faxes, but I cannot get it to receive. I have a distinctive ring on my fax line, and it simply continues to ring and ring and does not roll over to fax mode. What settings do I need to have? It worked last Fri., but not this week.

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    Its ringing and ringing but not receiving

  • ldarmiento Dec 18, 2008

    my machine will fax out but not receive faxes.

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    My fax machine will successfully send out faxes, but I cannot get it to receive.
    I have a distinctive ring on my fax line, and it simply continues to ring and ring and does not fax. What settings do I need to have? Help...

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My faxes will not receive because of communication errors


Hi,

Scenario 1

In the HP Solution Center, click Settings, point to Fax Settings & Setup,
and then click Fax Setup Wizard.

After you have connected the phone cord to the port labeled 1-LINE, run the
fax test again to make sure it passes and the HP All-in-One is ready for faxing.
Try to send or receive a test fax.
Make sure you use the phone cord that came with the HP All-in-One. If you
do not use the supplied phone cord to connect from the telephone wall jack
to the HP All-in-One, you might not be able to send or receive faxes. After
you plug in the phone cord that came with the HP All-in-One, run the fax test
again.
If you are using a phone splitter, this can cause faxing problems. (A splitter is
a two-cord connector that plugs into a telephone wall jack.) Try removing the
splitter and connecting the HP All-in-One directly to the telephone wall jack.

Scenario 2

If you are not using a distinctive ring service, check to make sure that the
Distinctive Ring feature on the HP All-in-One is set to All Rings. For
information, see Change the answer ring pattern for distinctive ringing.
? If Auto Answer is set to Off, you will need to receive faxes manually;
otherwise, the HP All-in-One will not receive the fax. For information on
receiving faxes manually, see Receive a fax manually.
? If you have a voice mail service at the same phone number you use for fax
calls, you must receive faxes manually, not automatically. This means that
you must be available to respond in person to incoming fax calls. For
information on setting up the HP All-in-One when you have a voice mail
service, see Fax setup. For information on receiving faxes manually, see
Receive a fax manually.
? If you have a computer dial-up modem on the same phone line with the
HP All-in-One, check to make sure that the software that came with your
modem is not set to receive faxes automatically. Modems that are set up to
receive faxes automatically take over the phone line to receive all incoming
faxes, which prevents the HP All-in-One from receiving fax calls.
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User Guide
Note Some digital answering machines might not retain the
recorded silence at the end of your outgoing message. Play back
your outgoing message to check.
If the HP All-in-One shares the same phone line with other types of phone
equipment, such as an answering machine, a computer dial-up modem, or a
multi-port switch box, the fax signal level might be reduced. The signal level
can also be reduced if you use a splitter or connect extra cables to extend
the length of your phone. A reduced fax signal can cause problems during
fax reception.
To find out if other equipment is causing a problem, disconnect everything
except the HP All-in-One from the phone line, and then try to receive a fax. If
you can receive faxes successfully without the other equipment, one or more
pieces of the other equipment is causing problems; try adding them back one
at a time and receiving a fax each time, until you identify which equipment is
causing the problem.
If you have a special ring pattern for your fax phone number (using a
distinctive ring service through your telephone company), make sure that the
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?
If you have an answering machine on the same phone line with the HP All-in-
One, you might have one of the following problems:
- Your answering machine might not be set up properly with the HP All-in-
One.
- Your outgoing message might be too long or too loud to allow the HP All-
in-One to detect fax tones, and the sending fax machine might
disconnect.
- Your answering machine might not have enough quiet time after your
outgoing message to allow the HP All-in-One to detect fax tones. This
problem is most common with digital answering machines.
The following actions might help solve these problems:
- When you have an answering machine on the same phone line you use
for fax calls, try connecting the answering machine directly to the HP All-
in-One as described in Fax setup.
- Make sure the HP All-in-One is set to receive faxes automatically. For
information on setting up the HP All-in-One to receive faxes
automatically, see Set the answer mode.
- Make sure the Rings to Answer setting is set to a greater number of
rings than the answering machine. For more information, see Set the
number of rings before answering.
- Disconnect the answering machine and then try receiving a fax. If faxing
is successful without the answering machine, the answering machine
might be causing the problem.
- Reconnect the answering machine and record your outgoing message
again. Record a message that is approximately 10 seconds in duration.
Speak slowly and at a low volume when recording your message. Leave
at least 5 seconds of silence at the end of the voice message. There
should be no background noise when recording this silent time. Try to
receive a fax again.

Scenario 3

The HP All-in-One might be dialing too fast or too soon. You might need to
insert some pauses in the number sequence. For example, if you need to
access an outside line before dialing the phone number, insert a pause
following the access number. If your number is 95555555, and 9 accesses
an outside line, you might insert pauses as follows: 9-555-5555. To enter a
pause in the fax number you are typing, press Redial/Pause, or press the
Space (#) button repeatedly, until a dash (-) appears on the display.
You can also send the fax using monitor dialing. This enables you to listen to
the phone line as you dial. You can set the pace of your dialing and respond
to prompts as you dial. For more information, see Send a fax using monitor
dialing.
? The number you entered when sending the fax is not in the proper format or
the receiving fax machine is having problems. To check this, try calling the
fax number from a telephone and listen for fax tones. If you cannot hear fax
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can also ask the recipient to check the receiving fax machine for any
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Can't receive fax's......how do you set it up to receive...thank you


Hi,

In the HP Solution Center, click Settings, point to Fax Settings & Setup,
and then click Fax Setup Wizard.

After you have connected the phone cord to the port labeled 1-LINE, run the
fax test again to make sure it passes and the HP All-in-One is ready for faxing.
Try to send or receive a test fax.
Make sure you use the phone cord that came with the HP All-in-One. If you
do not use the supplied phone cord to connect from the telephone wall jack
to the HP All-in-One, you might not be able to send or receive faxes. After
you plug in the phone cord that came with the HP All-in-One, run the fax test
again.
If you are using a phone splitter, this can cause faxing problems. (A splitter is
a two-cord connector that plugs into a telephone wall jack.) Try removing the
splitter and connecting the HP All-in-One directly to the telephone wall jack.

Scenario 2

If you are not using a distinctive ring service, check to make sure that the
Distinctive Ring feature on the HP All-in-One is set to All Rings. For
information, see Change the answer ring pattern for distinctive ringing.
? If Auto Answer is set to Off, you will need to receive faxes manually;
otherwise, the HP All-in-One will not receive the fax. For information on
receiving faxes manually, see Receive a fax manually.
? If you have a voice mail service at the same phone number you use for fax
calls, you must receive faxes manually, not automatically. This means that
you must be available to respond in person to incoming fax calls. For
information on setting up the HP All-in-One when you have a voice mail
service, see Fax setup. For information on receiving faxes manually, see
Receive a fax manually.
? If you have a computer dial-up modem on the same phone line with the
HP All-in-One, check to make sure that the software that came with your
modem is not set to receive faxes automatically. Modems that are set up to
receive faxes automatically take over the phone line to receive all incoming
faxes, which prevents the HP All-in-One from receiving fax calls.
124
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?
User Guide
Note Some digital answering machines might not retain the
recorded silence at the end of your outgoing message. Play back
your outgoing message to check.
If the HP All-in-One shares the same phone line with other types of phone
equipment, such as an answering machine, a computer dial-up modem, or a
multi-port switch box, the fax signal level might be reduced. The signal level
can also be reduced if you use a splitter or connect extra cables to extend
the length of your phone. A reduced fax signal can cause problems during
fax reception.
To find out if other equipment is causing a problem, disconnect everything
except the HP All-in-One from the phone line, and then try to receive a fax. If
you can receive faxes successfully without the other equipment, one or more
pieces of the other equipment is causing problems; try adding them back one
at a time and receiving a fax each time, until you identify which equipment is
causing the problem.
If you have a special ring pattern for your fax phone number (using a
distinctive ring service through your telephone company), make sure that the
125
?
If you have an answering machine on the same phone line with the HP All-in-
One, you might have one of the following problems:
- Your answering machine might not be set up properly with the HP All-in-
One.
- Your outgoing message might be too long or too loud to allow the HP All-
in-One to detect fax tones, and the sending fax machine might
disconnect.
- Your answering machine might not have enough quiet time after your
outgoing message to allow the HP All-in-One to detect fax tones. This
problem is most common with digital answering machines.
The following actions might help solve these problems:
- When you have an answering machine on the same phone line you use
for fax calls, try connecting the answering machine directly to the HP All-
in-One as described in Fax setup.
- Make sure the HP All-in-One is set to receive faxes automatically. For
information on setting up the HP All-in-One to receive faxes
automatically, see Set the answer mode.
- Make sure the Rings to Answer setting is set to a greater number of
rings than the answering machine. For more information, see Set the
number of rings before answering.
- Disconnect the answering machine and then try receiving a fax. If faxing
is successful without the answering machine, the answering machine
might be causing the problem.
- Reconnect the answering machine and record your outgoing message
again. Record a message that is approximately 10 seconds in duration.
Speak slowly and at a low volume when recording your message. Leave
at least 5 seconds of silence at the end of the voice message. There
should be no background noise when recording this silent time. Try to
receive a fax again.

Scenario 3

The HP All-in-One might be dialing too fast or too soon. You might need to
insert some pauses in the number sequence. For example, if you need to
access an outside line before dialing the phone number, insert a pause
following the access number. If your number is 95555555, and 9 accesses
an outside line, you might insert pauses as follows: 9-555-5555. To enter a
pause in the fax number you are typing, press Redial/Pause, or press the
Space (#) button repeatedly, until a dash (-) appears on the display.
You can also send the fax using monitor dialing. This enables you to listen to
the phone line as you dial. You can set the pace of your dialing and respond
to prompts as you dial. For more information, see Send a fax using monitor
dialing.
? The number you entered when sending the fax is not in the proper format or
the receiving fax machine is having problems. To check this, try calling the
fax number from a telephone and listen for fax tones. If you cannot hear fax
tones, the receiving fax machine might not be turned on or connected, or a
voice mail service could be interfering with the recipient's phone line. You
can also ask the recipient to check the receiving fax machine for any
problems

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Manual mode turns off all automatic answering functions unless you are using the Distinctive Ring feature or you are using an external answering machine on the same line as the Brother machine.


*Distinctive Ring is a function of your Brother machine that allows a person with one line to receive fax and voice calls through two different phone numbers on that one line. Brother uses the term "Distinctive Ring," but telephone companies market the service under a variety of names, such as Custom Ringing, Personalized Ring, Smart Ring, Ring Master, Ident-a-Ring, Ident-a-Call, Data Ident-A-Call, Teen Ring, SimpleBiz Fax & Alternate Number Ringing and BT Call Sign.
  1. Setting the Receive Mode
    1. Press Menu.
    2. Press the up or down arrow key to select Initial Setup.
    3. Press OK.
    4. Press the up or down arrow key to select Receive Mode.
    5. Press OK.
    6. Press the up or down arrow key to select Manual.
    7. Press OK.
    8. Press Stop/Exit.

Receiving Faxes in Manual Mode
  1. Lift the handset of a telephone that is on the same line as your Brother machine.
  2. When you hear the sending machine's fax tones (short beeps that occur at regular intervals), do one of the following:
    • If the telephone you answered is near your Brother machine or connected to its EXT jack(socket), press Black(Mono) Start or Color(Colour) Start.
    • If the telephone you answered is not connected to or near your Brother machine, press *51 (*91 for New Zealand) on its dial pad.
  3. Your Brother machine will produce receiving tones.
  4. Replace the telephone handset. Your Brother machine will begin to receive the fax.

< Easy Receive (Fax Detect) >
The Easy Receive (Fax Detect) feature allows you to receive faxes in Manual Mode by simply lifting the handset of a telephone that is on the same line as the Brother machine. Your Brother machine will automatically generate fax receiving tones, at which point you can replace the telephone handset and wait for your fax to be received and printed.

Your Brother machine's Easy Receive (Fax Detect) feature is turned ON by default. To adjust your Brother machine's Easy Receive (Fax Detect) setting, please follow these steps:

  1. Press Menu.
  2. Press the up or down arrow key to select Fax.
  3. Press OK.
  4. Press the up or down arrow key to select Setup Receive.
  5. Press OK.
  6. Press the up or down arrow key to select Easy Receive or Fax Detect.
  7. Press OK.
  8. Press the up or down arrow key to select On, Semi or Off. *In some brother machines, Semi may not be in the options.
    If you choose Semi, your Brother machine will only answer an incoming fax if you answer using its handset or by pressing the Hook, Hook/Hold, Hold, Speaker Phone or Tel/R key on its control panel.
  9. Press OK.
  10. Press Stop/Exit.

Note Here are a couple of points to keep in mind:
  • If Easy Receive (Fax Detect) is ON, but your Brother machine doesn't automatically answer the incoming fax when you lift the extension telephone's handset, press *51 (*91 for New Zealand).
  • If you send faxes from a computer that is on the same telephone line as the Brother machine and the Brother machine intercepts the calls, turn Easy Receive (Fax Detect) OFF.

Please post your feedback and Vote if the problem resolved as per your satisfaction.

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it's most likely the compression on the phone line or you need to set up your fax machine for proper receive mode.
Contact your phone service provider to see if they support faxes.
(Faxes cannot handle nearly as much compression as standard voice)

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How do I use use a distinctive ring to separate the incoming fax from the incoming normal calls I want to direct to the answering machine. I am from S. Africa. I am using an all in one Samsung SCX-4521F. I...


Firstly, you will need to get a 2nd ringtone from your phone provider. Most of them will provide a designated "fax ring" (not a new number) for little or no cost.

In DRPD mode, you can receive a call using the Distinctive Ring Pattern Detection (DRPD) feature. “Distinctive Ring” is a telephone company service which enables a user to use a single telephone line to answer several different services.

Using the Distinctive Ring Pattern Detection feature, your fax machine can “learn” the ring pattern you designate to be answered by the fax machine. Unless you change it, this ringing pattern will continue to be recognized and answered as a fax call, and all other ringing patterns will be forwarded to the
extension telephone or answering machine plugged into the EXT. jack. You can easily suspend or change Distinctive Ring
Pattern Detection at any time.

Before using the Distinctive Ring Pattern Detection option, Distinctive Ring service must be installed on your telephone line by the telephone company. To set up Distinctive Ring Pattern Detection, you will need access to another telephone or someone available to dial your fax number from outside (a cell phone will do!).

To set up the DRPD mode:

1 Press Menu until “Fax Setup” appears on the top line of the display.
2 Press the scroll button ( or ) until you see “Receive Mode” on the bottom line and press Enter.
3 Press the scroll button ( or ) until you see “DRPD Mode” on the bottom line and press Enter.
4 When “Set” displays on the bottom line, press Enter.
“Waiting Ring” appears on the display.
5 Call your fax number from another telephone. It is not necessary to place the call from a fax machine.
6 When your machine begins to ring, do not answer the call.
The machine requires several rings to learn the pattern.
When the machine completes learning, the LCD displays “End DRPD Setup”.
If the DRPD setup fails, “DRPD Ring Error” appears. Press Enter when “DRPD Mode” displays and retry from step 3.
7 To return to Standby mode, press Stop/Clear.
When the DRPD feature is set up, the DRPD option is available in the Receive Mode menu.

To receive faxes in the DRPD mode,
you need to set the menu to DRPD;

NOTES:
• DRPD must be set up again if you re-assign your fax number, or connect the machine to another telephone line.

• After DRPD has been set up, call your fax number again to verify that the machine answers with a fax tone. Then have
a call placed to a different number assigned to that same line to be sure the call is forwarded to the extension telephone or answering machine plugged into the EXT. jack.

• In Tel mode, you can receive a fax by picking up the handset of the extension phone and then pressing the remote receive code Alternatively, you can press On Hook
Dial
(you can hear a fax tone from the remote machine) and then press Start on the control panel of your machine.
• In the Fax mode, the machine answers an
incoming call and immediately goes into fax
reception mode.
• In Ans/Fax mode, the answering machine answers an incoming call, and the caller can leave a message on the answering machine. If the fax machine senses a fax tone on the line, the call automatically switches to Fax mode.
• In DRPD mode, you can receive a call using the Distinctive Ring Pattern Detection (DRPD) feature. This option is available only when you set up the DRPD Mode.

The full user manual for your machine is located here

Hope that is of help to you :)

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if this is @ your home it might be sharing a house phone, or check with phone company to see if there any speical features on your line, call and check the line,your fax line need to be a stand alone

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Faxes office Jet K60


You have to have either a dedicated phone line just for the fax --or-- pay your phone company approximately $2 a month for a service called Distinctive Ringtone. This service will ring a certain way when you have an incoming fax. You will then configure your fax machine to pick up when this distinctive rington is heard. The ringtone is usually two or three quick rings. Your fax machine's settings will have this setting.

Unfortunately, you can't just plug your fax machine into your phone line and start sending/receiving faxes. Look through your fax machine's manual regarding the distinctive ring service. Good luck!!

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I can send faxes, but cannot receive faxes.


Thank you for specifing your connection>

When you have a shared fax line it is import to have a Distinctive Ring Pattern which will differenciate the type of ring patter to recieve voice calls and Fax message.
All You need to do is get a distinctive ring pattern from your telephone service provider (AT&T) and setup your fax machine as per the ring pattern provided by your service provider.

All you need to do is set your rings to answer in youe phone to Rings 4 in your Phone.

Then in the All-In-One Go to menu / Setup> Press the right arrow key and locate basic fax setup> Press Ok and set the Ring Pattern to Number 5 or 6> Press Ok and cancell to come to the main menu
Then in the All-In-One Go to menu / Setup> Press the right arrow key and locate Advance Fax Setup> Locate Distinctive ring pattern and set it to the ring pattern which your Telephone service provider has alloted i.e Single Ring, Double Ring or or Triple Ring (Whichever is applicable)> Nd press Ok and cancell to come to the main menu.

Then you will be able to receive fax message voice cals and voicemail without any interuption.

Good Luck

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