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Fax We have had our MFC0420CN for sometime, but have never used the fax mode. Now that our other fax machine has passed on, we would like to use the fax mode that is in this all-in-one Brother machine. What do we need to hook it up and how?

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On this page, you can download the User's Guide.: see sections 2-5:

http://www.brother-usa.com/SiteSearch.aspx?sk=MFC-420CN

You may have to copy and paste the link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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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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Canon MP830 has stopped receiving faxes. When the fax phone number is called it rings but the fax does not pick up.


Can you still send fax? if sending and receiving are not working you can try to update or uninstall/reinstall the software for this unit..

Hope that helps.............

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Machine tries to fax while on phone


Hi ...

There are situations when fax interrupts the telephone conversation. The possible cause of this issue is Remote RX feature on MP 780. There are 3 possible solutions to these problems which are listed below:

I) Change Remote RX ID on MP780
  1. Confirm the <Fax> button light is lit. If the light is not lit, press the <Fax> button.

  2. Press <Menu> button. [RECEIVE MODE] will appear on the display.

  3. Press < (left arrow) or > (right arrow) to select [RX SETTINGS].

  4. Press <OK>. [ECM RX] will appear.

  5. Press the < (left arrow) or > (right arrow) to select [REMOTE RX].

  6. Press <OK> twice. The current Remote RX ID number will appear.

  7. Press < or > to select the desired Remote RX ID number. The options are from 00 to 99.
  8. Alternatively, you can press the numeric keypad to select the number.
  9. For example, to select [38], press <3> and then press <8>.

  10. Press <OK>.

  11. Press <Stop/Reset> to return to standby mode (date and receive mode will appear).
II) Turn off Remote RX on MP780

  1. Confirm the <Fax> button light is lit. If the light is not lit, press the <Fax> button.

  2. Press <Menu> button. [RECEIVE MODE] will appear on the display.

  3. Press < (left arrow) or > (right arrow) to select [RX SETTINGS].

  4. Press <OK>. [ECM RX] will appear.

  5. Press the < (left arrow) or > (right arrow) to select [REMOTE RX].

  6. Press <OK>. The current Remote RX option [ON] will appear.

  7. Press < or > to select [OFF].

  8. Press <OK>.

  9. Press <Stop/Reset> to return to standby mode (date and receive mode will appear).
III) Choosing a receive mode MP780
If you want to receive only faxes automatically with your machine, or you have a dedicated telephone line for fax use only:
  • Select [FAX ONLY MODE].

    When you receive a fax call: The machine will receive the fax automatically.
    When you receive a voice call: You will not be able to answer the call.
If you receive mainly voice calls and sometimes faxes, or you want to receive faxes manually:
  • Select [MANUAL MODE].

    When you receive a fax call: The telephone will ring. Pick up the handset and if you hear a beep, press <Black> or <Color> on the machine to receive the fax.
    When you receive a voice call: The telephone will ring. Pick up the handset to answer the call.
    For remote receiving: If you are far from your machine, dial 25 (the remote receiving ID) on your telephone to receive faxes. (Telephone being used, such as a base station for a cordless phone, must be connected through the MP780 for the remote receiving function to work.)
If you want to receive voice messages on your answering machine and receive faxes automatically:
  • Select [ANS.MACHINE MODE].

    When you receive a fax call: First the answering machine connected to your MP780 will respond to an incoming call, and then the MP780 will receive faxes automatically.
    When you receive a voice call: The answering machine connected to your MP780 will respond to an incoming call.
If you want to receive faxes automatically as well as voice calls:
  • Select [FAX/TEL AUTO SW].

    When you receive a fax call: The machine will receive the fax automatically.
    When you receive a voice call: The machine will ring. Pick up the handset to answer the call.
If you have subscribed to a Distinctive Ring Pattern Detection (DRPD) Service with your telephone company (US only):
  • Select [DRPD].

    When you receive a fax call: The machine will ring according to the ring pattern you have chosen and receive the fax automatically.
    When you receive a voice call: The machine will ring according to the ring pattern you have chosen. Pick up the handset to answer the call.
Dont' forget to vote if this helps .... Cheers :)

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Canon MP530 receive fax issues


Receive Mode Settings Select from the following receive mode options to suit your needs. Once you've decided on which receive mode to use, follow the below instructions to set the receive mode using the operation panel. Receive Mode Setting
  1. Press the <FAX> button to enter Fax mode.
  2. Press <Menu>.
  3. Press the right or left arrow button to select [Receive mode settings], then press the <OK> button.
  4. Press the up or down arrow to select the receive mode that best suits your needs, then press <OK>.

Types of receive mode
Select the receive mode according to your needs.
Receive mode
Purpose
FAX/TEL AUTO SW When you want to receive faxes automatically as well as voice calls. FAX ONLY MODE When you want to receive only faxes automatically with your machine, or have a dedicated telephone line for FAX use only. DRPD When you have subscribed to a DRPD service with your telephone company. MANUAL MODE When you receive mainly voice calls and sometimes faxes, or want to receive faxes manually. ANS.MACHINE MODE When you want to receive voice messages on your answering machine and receive faxes automatically. FAX/TEL auto switch
FAX :
The machine does not ring but will receive the fax automatically. Voice call :
The phone attached to the machine will ring. Pick up the handset to answer the call. Note:
  • Ring start timing and Telephone ring length can be specified in FAX/TEL auto switch in the Receive mode settings.
  • If you want the telephone to ring when it receives a fax, connect a telephone to your machine and enable the Incoming ring settings in RX settings.
  • The phone attached to the machine may not ring depending on the telephone type you are using.

FAX only
FAX * :
The telephone does not ring. The machine will receive the fax automatically. Voice call :
You will not be able to answer the call. * If you want the telephone to ring, connect the telephone to your machine and enable the Incoming ring settings in RX settings menu.


DRPD
FAX :
Your telephone line will ring according to the ring pattern you have chosen and receive the fax automatically. Voice call :
Your telephone line will ring according to the ring pattern you have chosen. Pick up the handset to answer the call. Note: Specify the FAX pattern in the DRPD: Set FAX ring pat. in RX settings menu.

Manual RX
FAX :
The telephone attached to the machine will ring. Pick up the handset and if you hear a beep tone, press the <Color> or <Black> button on the machine to receive the fax. Voice call :
The telephone attached to the machine will ring. Pick up the handset to answer the call. Note: If you are far from your machine, you can use the remote receiving function to receive faxes. Pick up the handset of the telephone connected to the machine and press 25 (the remote receiving ID).

Ans. machine connect
FAX :
First the answering machine connected to your machine will respond to an incoming call, and then the machine will receive faxes automatically. Voice call :
The answering machine connected to your machine will respond to an incoming call. Note:
  • Set the answering machine to answer on the first or second ring.
  • The entire message should be no longer than 15

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I HAVE A CANNON PIXMA MP830 IAM USING A ANSWER MACHINE ON MY PHONE I HAVE MY CANNON PIXMA ON "ANSWER MACHINE CONNECT" MODE SETTING BUT WHEN A FAX IS SENT TO ME THE PHONE RINGS THE ANWSER MACHINE...


the connection should be phone cord to the fax then to the answering machine. answering machine answers first (rings to answer must be lower than the fax).

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Wont send fax


Hi,

Error 350: Under rare conditions incompatibility between the two machines may cause the remote machine to simply abandon the call.

Try these steps...

1. Press setup, then go to TOOLS.
2. press okay on TOOLS, then look for RUN FAX TEST. then press okay.
3. It will print a fax test page. Check if everything passed.
4. If it passed everything, try to press setup again, then go to ADVANCE FAX SETUP.
5. Scroll, down and look for ECM (Error correction mode), then press okay
6. Under ECM you will have to options "ON or OFF" try to choose OFF then press OKAY.
7. Now, try sending a fax.

Please let me know if the steps that i gave resolve your issue or not. So that i can still go ahead and give you another possible solution.

Thank you so much.

adonscott

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Setting up fax machine to receive


Receive Mode Setting
On the operation panel, press the following buttons to select the appropriate receive mode.
  1. Press <Fax>.

  2. Press <Menu>.

  3. Press the right or left arrow button to select [Receive mode set], then press <OK>.

  4. Press the right or left arrow button to select the receive mode that best suits your needs, then press <OK>.


    FAX ONLY MODE: When you want to receive only faxes automatically with your machine, or have a dedicated telephone line for FAX use only.

    MANUAL MODE: When you receive mainly voice calls and sometimes faxes, or want to receive faxes manually.
    ANS MACHINE MODE: When you want to receive voice messages on your answering machine and receive faxes automatically.
    FAX/TEL AUTO SW: When you want to receive faxes automatically as well as voice calls.
    DRPD: When you have subscribed to a DRPD service with your telephone company.

  5. Press <Stop/Reset> repeatedly to return to fax standby mode.

Sending Methods Sending From Your Machine (Memory Sending)
  1. Load the document on the Platen Glass or the ADF.

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    Sending from the platen

    Important: When sending a double-sided document, set the document on the Platen Glass. You cannot scan double-sided documents from the ADF.


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    Sending from the ADF

    *MP830 shown

  2. Press <FAX>.

  3. Adjust the settings for your document as necessary.

  4. Dial the recipient's number using the numeric keys or speed dialing.

  5. Press <Color> for color sending, or <Black> for black & white sending.

    • When the document was loaded on the Platen Glass:

      1. When the following message is displayed, load the next page on the Platen Glass.

        nextpagelcd.gif

        If you have only one sheet to scan, press <OK>..
      2. Press <Color> to send in color, or <Black> to send in black and white.

        IMPORTANT: If you do not press the same button you pressed in step 5, the machine does not start scanning.
      3. Repeat steps 5a and 5b to scan in all pages of the document.
      4. Press <OK>.

    • When the document was loaded in the ADF:

      The machine starts sending automatically after the document is scanned in.

      Note: Color sending is available only when the recipient's fax machine supports color faxing.
  • To cancel sending before sending a fax, press <Stop/Reset>.
  • To cancel memory sending while sending a fax, follow any instructions on the LCD after pressing <Stop/Reset>.
  • If the document remains in the ADF after pressing <Stop/Reset> during sending a fax, press <OK>. The remaining document is automatically fed out.

Sending From Your Machine (Manual Sending)
Use manual sending when you want to talk to the recipient before sending a document, or if the recipient does not have a fax machine that can receive automatically.
Caution:
  • With manual sending, you cannot use the Platen Glass to send documents.
  • You will need to connect a telephone to your machine if you want to talk to the recipient before sending a document.
Follow this procedure:
  1. Connect a telephone to your machine if you want to talk to the recipient before sending a document

  2. Load the document in the ADF.




    mp830_adfguides.jpg
    Sending from the ADF

  3. Press <FAX>.

  4. Adjust the settings for your document as necessary.

  5. You can lift the handset if one is connected to the machine.

  6. Dial the recipient's number using the numeric keys or coded speed dialing.

  7. Talk through the handset to the recipient. (If you hear a high-pitched signal instead of the
    recipient's voice, go to step 9.)

  8. Ask the recipient to set recipient's fax machine to receive faxes.

  9. When you hear a high-pitched signal, press <Color> for color sending, or <Black> for black & white sending. Then hang up the handset.

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Fax problem


I had the same problem! You have to set your fax machine option to DRPD mode. Menu, to Fax setup, to DRPD mode, press ENTER, ENTER again, it should say waiting ring, you then have to call your fax line. Back to Fax Setup, Recieve Mode, press DRPD mode. This way your machine well distinguish a different ring for your fax.

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Canon pixma mp530 all-in-one printer set up


Receive Mode Setting
On the operation panel, press the following buttons to select the appropriate receive mode.
  1. Press <Fax>.

  2. Press <Menu>.

  3. Press the right or left arrow button to select [Receive mode set], then press <OK>.

  4. Press the right or left arrow button to select the receive mode that best suits your needs, then press <OK>.


    FAX ONLY MODE: When you want to receive only faxes automatically with your machine, or have a dedicated telephone line for FAX use only.

    MANUAL MODE: When you receive mainly voice calls and sometimes faxes, or want to receive faxes manually.
    ANS MACHINE MODE: When you want to receive voice messages on your answering machine and receive faxes automatically.
    FAX/TEL AUTO SW: When you want to receive faxes automatically as well as voice calls.
    DRPD: When you have subscribed to a DRPD service with your telephone company.

  5. Press <Stop/Reset> repeatedly to return to fax standby mode.
Solution: Changing the TX report MP530

Change the TX Report 1. Press the <Menu> button to display [FAX SETTINGS].
2. Use the [ left.gif] or [ right.gif ] to select [TX SETTINGS] then press <OK>.
3. Use the [ left.gif] or [ right.gif ] to select [TX REPORT] then press <OK>.
4. Use the [ left.gif] or [ right.gif ] to select [PRINT ERROR ONLY] or [PRINT FOR EACH RX] then press <OK>.
5. Use the [ left.gif] or [ right.gif ] to select [YES] or [NO] for [ATTACH TX IMAGE:] then press <OK>.
6. Press <Stop/Reset>.

Changing the Paper Size, Type and Source
Changing the Paper Source
Before printing, confirm that the location where you have loaded paper is selected as a paper source. Press <Feed Switch> to change the paper source.
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(A) Auto Sheet Feeder Lamp
(B) <Feed Switch>
(C) Cassette Lamp
Note: Press <Feed Switch> so that the Auto Sheet Feeder Lamp lights when loading paper in the
Auto Sheet Feeder and the Cassette Lamp lights when loading paper in the Cassette.

You can also select the paper source with the printer driver when printing from the
computer.

Changing the Page Size and Media Type

Note: The asterisk <* > on the LCD indicates the current setting.
1 . Press <Paper>.
When you do not need to change the page size, press <OK> to proceed to step 4.
2 . Use leftright.gif to select the page size: A4 / B5 / A5 / 4x6 / 5x7 / C-CARD / 8.5x11 / 8.5x14
sizetypelcd.gif 3 . Press <OK>.
4 . Use leftright.gif to select the media type: PLAIN / PHOTO PRO / PHOTO PLUS / MATT PHOTO / GLOSSY
selectingtype.gif
Note: In order to obtain optimal quality print results, when copying photographs, use Canon-recommended Photo Paper Pro or Photo Paper Plus Glossy.
5 . Press <OK>.

Entering the Date and Time Note: When your machine is connected to a computer with the MP driver installed, even if the date and time are entered from the Operation Panel of the machine, the date and time will be read from your computer every time you start the computer, turn the machine on, or disconnect and connect the USB cable. When using your machine connecting to your computer, set the date and time on your computer precisely.
The date and time will be reset when you disconnect the power cord or there is a power failure. In this case, you can set it again on the machine. Alternatively, it can be read from your computer and set on the machine by connecting the machine to your computer with the MP driver installed.
1. Press [FAX], then press [Menu].
2. Use [ left.gif] or [ right.gif] to select <USER SETTINGS>.
3. Press [OK] two times.
datetimeset.gif 4. Use the numeric buttons to enter the date and time (in 24-hour format). Enter only the last two digits of the year.
Note: If you misentered the date and time, use [ left.gif] or [ right.gif] to move the cursor under the number to enter the correct number. Three formats of date are available.
5. Press [OK].
6. Press [Stop/Reset].

I hope it helps!!!

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