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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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