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Incoming faxes Why will my fax machine not accept more than 3 pages on an incoming fax at any one time. It cuts off after 3 pages and gives me a "comm.error" message. This happens every time.

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Unplug the phone line and unplug the fax machine. Then clear the memory if it starts printing out again.

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Menu 2, 5, 1

Set fwd/page/store to *OFF

It will then ask if you want to delete all faxes in memory. Say yes.

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check the silver spring loaded contacts inside the drum cavity make sure they casn be pushed in and spring back out. Also clea them with a dry cotton swab

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Philips magic 3 PFA 331 fax machine will not accept incoming faxes and just says open paper cover all the time which i have done, changed ink roll also, triangle with exclamation light flashing on it red.

there is a switch that is not being pressed when you close the fax machine, try to locate him and put there a piece of glue or stick it whit something to press it, after that it should work ok.

Feb 14, 2011 | Philips Fax Machines

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My hp 1040 will not pick up fax after the fifth ring answering machine picks after forth ring can't tell the between phone call or a fax used to before changed date on answering machine fax quite working

Set rings to answer
You can select the number of rings that will occur before the fax answers an incoming call. If you are using your machine as both a telephone and a fax machine, we suggest you set the ring count to at least 4 to give you time to answer.
TIP: HP 1050 Fax: The Toll Saver function for the Digital Message Center interacts with Rings to Answer. See Toll Saver on page 40. If you have the HP 1050 Fax and have Toll Saver turned on, set the Rings to Answer to 2.
1. Press Menu repeatedly until BASIC FAX displays and press Start/Enter.
Rings to Answer will display.
2. Press Start/Enter.
3. Enter the number of rings you want (2-7) and press Start/Enter.
The HP Fax rings the set number of times and then answers. It then produces a different sounding ring to alert you to which type of call is incoming.
• The additional ring may occur once for a fax call
• The additional ring occurs 5 times for a voice call. After the 5 additional rings, the answering machine will answer.

Dec 08, 2010 | HP 1040 Plain Paper Inkjet Fax

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Repeating incoming faxes several times

Under service mode FUNCTION and Data registration and #, find clear function and select ALL.
After that reenter your sett.

Jun 16, 2010 | Canon L220 Plain Paper Laser Fax

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First, make a copy of something to determine if your machine is at fault.

Move the blue slider on the drum cartridge back and forth 10 times.

Oct 01, 2009 | Brother IntelliFAX 4100 Laser Fax

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My fax goes off periodicall when a call comes in.

It means that your fax machine is "answering" the incoming call before you pick up the handset. Usually, the factory setting on the fax machine picks up after two incoming rings. There are three ways you can address this issue: 1.) You can either change the number of rings to, say, five incoming rings to give you enough time to answer the phone before the fax machine picks up, or 2,) you can find out if your fax machine has a feature that allows for the voice hook "click over" that will allow you to override the fax when you pick up your handset, or 3.) turn your fax machine off until you need to send a fax.

If you want to investigate number 2.), then you'll need your operator's manual.

Good luck.

Aug 28, 2009 | Fax Machines

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Incoming faxes always go over to a 2nd page - just a small amount - but it waste that next sheet - how can I make it fit better - or shrink the page 5% to fit better? Dean

Printing a Reduced Incoming Document
Your machine can reduce the size of an incoming fax to fit the size of the paper
in your machine. Select ON to turn on this feature.
After you connect Cassette #2, you can turn on Automatic Reduction for each
cassette. (See Turning on Cassette #2 (Option for FAX-4100 and FAX-4750e), Page
1 Press Menu, 2, 1, 5.
2 If you have the optional Cassette #2,
press or to select CASSETTE #1
or CASSETTE #2, and then press Set.
3 Use or to select ON (or OFF), and
then press Set.
4 Press Stop/Exit.
If you send faxes from a computer on the same phone line and your Brother
machine intercepts them, set Easy Receive to OFF.
Cassette #2 can be purchased.

Aug 24, 2009 | Fax Machines

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Trying to cancel incoming fax on panafax uf-8000

there is a feature called junk fax that will stop all incoming faxes

Jan 08, 2009 | Panasonic PanaFax UF-8000 Laser Fax

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Incoming faxes from multiple locations jamming our machine

I believe there should be a "Clear memory", or "dump fax Memory", in the menu selection.
Press reports and scroll to machine print out. You should get a print out on the machines configuration and help menu to better assist you.
This should dump the memory so you can prepare yourself for new incoming faxex.

Dec 08, 2008 | Xerox FaxCentre F116 Plain Paper Laser

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Setting the voicmail

Voicemail or telephone answering device (TAD). There is a BIG difference. Voicemail is product of your telephone service provider. If you have voicemail, most providers have a solution to this that you must arrange through them. If you have an answering machine, you can set your Brother to TAD mode. In TAD mode, if your answering machine picks up, (you must set your answering machine to answer in less rings than your fax), your fax will "eavesdrop" to listen for the fax tones from the sending machine. If it hears these tones, it will disconnect your answering machine and accept the incoming fax. If it does not hear the tones, it allows the answering machine to record the incoming message. If you are home. If you answer the call and hear a tone every 2.5 to 3 seconds, that signals an incoming fax. Simply touch *51 on the keypad of the phone you picked up on. You will hear some shrill tones. That is your fax machine attempting to receive the incoming fax. Hang up the phone you are on and it will receive the fax. In any case, make sure that the receive mode is NOT set to AUTO. Set the receive mode to TAD or MANUAL. If these instructions were not clear enough, let me know and I will send you DETAILED instructions. You can find the manual here: If you need additional assistance, please let me know before you rate this solution. Ed

Jun 29, 2007 | Brother IntelliFax-2820 Laser Fax

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