Hi, I was wondering how I change the fax machine so that it can accept incoming phone calls and faxes while pluged into the one phone line. Also is it possible to get a free manual of the internet for this fax. Thanks Brad.
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Try using a standard phone to call your Fax Line
Connect a phone to this Line to test for voice
Disconnect Fax Machine from Phone Line
Reset Fax machine
The Fax machine is supposed to respond to the right tones being sent down the voice line
If it is not responding & all else works then check your Fax settings for "Receiving"
Are you sharing your home phone line with your fax? If so, do you have a voicemail or an answering machine connected in the same line?
If you have an answering machine connected to the same
line as the fax, set the answering machine to answer incoming calls before the
printer does. Increase the number of rings by a factor of 3 over the answering
machine. For example, if the answering machine is set to pick up on 4 rings,
set the printer to pick up on 7 rings.
If you have a voicemail feature in the same line as the
fax, you may subscribe from your phone service provider for a distinctive ring
pattern feature. You can program your printer to have a distinctive ring
pattern and phone number for incoming faxes.
Take your incoming phone line and plug it into the place that says "line" on your fax machine. Plug another phone cord into where it says "phone" and connect this to your telephone. Test to make sure you have chosen the right places by dialing a phone number to fax to and listen for the dial tone. If you get a dial tone, then you have set it up correctly.
On the fax machine look for the button that says "menu". Push it and use the up and down arrows to navigate the options on the display. Look for fax set up and press "ok" or "enter" on the fax machines keyboard to access this area. Look for "number of rings" and change the fax machine to a number of rings that is less then your voice mail box if you have one. Then close and save your choices.
Have someone send a test fax by dialing your phone number for the line connected to the machine. The fax machine will pick up on the number of rings set and automatically begin receiving and printing a copy of your incoming fax.
You cannot use magic jack.
You can also choose to manually answer an incoming fax if you see that your display on the fax machine says "ringing" or incoming" you can push the "start" button and this will start receiving your incoming fax.
For a phone line dedicated only to the fax machine, the process is as follows:
Press Menu/Set, 0, 1.
You will see the Fax Receive window
Use UP and DOWN arrows to change the setting to FAX ONLY
Your fax machine will now answer every incoming call. If the fax machine is sharing the phone line with a telephone, repeat the above steps and change from FAX ONLY to FAX/TEL This option will allow you to share the line with a phone only, not an answering machine. Once in FAX/TEL mode, the fax machine will still grab every incoming FAX call, and give a special ring (slightly different than a regular telephone ring) when it's a regular incoming phone call signaling you to answer the phone. I hope this helps with your problem. Best of luck! Greg
Did you go through the entire setup procedure according to the manual including the fax/tel set up? Fax/tel setup tells the fax machine how you are using it. For example is the phone line used for just receiving faxes or is it used to receive phone calls AND receive incoming faxes OR is there a telephone answering device (TAD) attached to your phone line. If there is one, set it to 2 rigns. If you have it set to 4 rings the fax could disconnect before receiving the incoming fax. If you cannot send, then it has to be a line problem assuming you went through all the set up procedures correctly. Short of this you may have a bad unit and need to return it.
You can buy a 2 line phone, but to use the fax/dsl line for voice, you will also need a line sharing device.
"The stick" is a good brand....
All it does is recognize if an incoming call is a fax or a voice call. If fax it would go to a fax port on the stick. If voice, it comes out the voice port which you can call on.
The same rules apply to this line....if something is using it, the next call will get busy......But now you could have the phone company "Hunt" your line 1 to line 2 (fax/dsl) if line 1 is busy.......hence...2 incoming lines....
Most of my fax mahines I setup,I setup with the fax only mode,and then I change my incomming ring to 7.This give you enough time to answer the phone and minnimize the risk of losing faxes.If a external phone is connected to the phone and you receive a fax call,you press 25 on the external phone and the fax switch to rceive.
I am not really familiar with your machine, but have worked on faxes for 20 years. Most models are fax, fax/tel, and tel, meaning it is either or, or a combination. The function you seek was on many models with a built in answering machine. As the machine answered, you said in your message to press start now, or leave a message.
I would say, use your *9* solution with phone while you are there, but switch it to fax mode when you leave. Any regular call coming in at that time will not get answered anyway, but faxes would automatically be received. I know it is an extra step, but that would work.
To Change the ring count
1. Press the <Menu> button repeatedly until [FAX SETTINGS] is displayed.
2. Use the [ ] or [ ] to select [RX SETTINGS] then press <OK>.
3. Use the [ ] or [ ] to select [INCOMING RING] then press <OK>.
4. Use the [ ] or [ ] to select [ON] then press <OK>.
5. Use the [ ] or [ ] to select the desired number of rings. Press <OK> then press <Stop/Reset>.