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The fax machine is in sleep mode

The fax machine rings and if you pick up the telephone and push fax/start it will send the fax. If you don't do anything, it will not send the fax at all. On the window the machine is saying SLEEP. Can you help?


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  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    I seem to have the same problem. I can send faxes and receive faxes manually, but the machine will not answer the phone. The machine is set to FAX mode and is plugged into a dedicated line with a DSL filter.

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Fax machines are ANALOG devices and will not work reliably on a DIGITAL phone line . Filter makes no difference.

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    Leroy Elliott Jan 24, 2009

    Thanx for the Fixya!

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You can try a factory reset if that doesn't work. Unplug unit, hold menu button, plug back in and wait for lights to blink and display to read Maintenance.

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