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Fax not sending docs

Fax machine will not accept outgoing faxes is set up for fax only but when we try to send it comes up as telephone and will not send. all electrics and connections are fine. please help, we are a medical centre and rely on our fax.

best regards

sue

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  • alexcrystal May 11, 2010

    Hi,

    Thanks for your response. I spoke to Brother who identified the problem.



    Once again, thanks.

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Hi the first thing to check is that thhe phone cable is set i the right socket make sure the cable is in the line socket and not the tel socket these are usually at the back if it is in the wrong one the machine will try to connect as a phone call.. good luck A.

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