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Plug a regular phone into the wall jack and listen for a dial tone.

Plug a phone cord into the LINE port of the fax machine.

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Display fax gives a warning "received in memory" we also have a warning "prepare black toner" We can not print the fax! What can we do?


Generally the "received in memory" message is a result of the machines inability to print. I.E. It received a fax, attempted to print it, failed, and then stored it in memory to print once the issue has been corrected.

The Prepare Black Toner error is likely directly related. If the toner cartridge is empty, inserted incorrectly, or damaged it could be causing this error. Try reseating the cartridge by removing and reinserting. If that doesn't clear the error try replacing it with a new Canon branded cartridge.

As soon as you correct the printing issue the stored faxes will print.

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I cannot send faxes or make copies with my Brother intellifax 1270e. When the paper gets to the read point sensor it stops and says "press stop button" . The machine will receive fine and print...


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How do I receive faxes with the 240c


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Manual mode turns off all automatic answering functions unless you are using the Distinctive Ring feature or you are using an external answering machine on the same line as the Brother machine.


*Distinctive Ring is a function of your Brother machine that allows a person with one line to receive fax and voice calls through two different phone numbers on that one line. Brother uses the term "Distinctive Ring," but telephone companies market the service under a variety of names, such as Custom Ringing, Personalized Ring, Smart Ring, Ring Master, Ident-a-Ring, Ident-a-Call, Data Ident-A-Call, Teen Ring, SimpleBiz Fax & Alternate Number Ringing and BT Call Sign.
  1. Setting the Receive Mode
    1. Press Menu.
    2. Press the up or down arrow key to select Initial Setup.
    3. Press OK.
    4. Press the up or down arrow key to select Receive Mode.
    5. Press OK.
    6. Press the up or down arrow key to select Manual.
    7. Press OK.
    8. Press Stop/Exit.

Receiving Faxes in Manual Mode
  1. Lift the handset of a telephone that is on the same line as your Brother machine.
  2. When you hear the sending machine's fax tones (short beeps that occur at regular intervals), do one of the following:
    • If the telephone you answered is near your Brother machine or connected to its EXT jack(socket), press Black(Mono) Start or Color(Colour) Start.
    • If the telephone you answered is not connected to or near your Brother machine, press *51 (*91 for New Zealand) on its dial pad.
  3. Your Brother machine will produce receiving tones.
  4. Replace the telephone handset. Your Brother machine will begin to receive the fax.

< Easy Receive (Fax Detect) >
The Easy Receive (Fax Detect) feature allows you to receive faxes in Manual Mode by simply lifting the handset of a telephone that is on the same line as the Brother machine. Your Brother machine will automatically generate fax receiving tones, at which point you can replace the telephone handset and wait for your fax to be received and printed.

Your Brother machine's Easy Receive (Fax Detect) feature is turned ON by default. To adjust your Brother machine's Easy Receive (Fax Detect) setting, please follow these steps:

  1. Press Menu.
  2. Press the up or down arrow key to select Fax.
  3. Press OK.
  4. Press the up or down arrow key to select Setup Receive.
  5. Press OK.
  6. Press the up or down arrow key to select Easy Receive or Fax Detect.
  7. Press OK.
  8. Press the up or down arrow key to select On, Semi or Off. *In some brother machines, Semi may not be in the options.
    If you choose Semi, your Brother machine will only answer an incoming fax if you answer using its handset or by pressing the Hook, Hook/Hold, Hold, Speaker Phone or Tel/R key on its control panel.
  9. Press OK.
  10. Press Stop/Exit.

Note Here are a couple of points to keep in mind:
  • If Easy Receive (Fax Detect) is ON, but your Brother machine doesn't automatically answer the incoming fax when you lift the extension telephone's handset, press *51 (*91 for New Zealand).
  • If you send faxes from a computer that is on the same telephone line as the Brother machine and the Brother machine intercepts the calls, turn Easy Receive (Fax Detect) OFF.

Please post your feedback and Vote if the problem resolved as per your satisfaction.

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Intermittently, the confirmation page on the fax says the fax failed (didn't go thru) but it actually did. Why is this? The confirmation page is printing false results, indicating the fax failed to go...


This is because some faxes don't have Error Correction Mode capabilities.

If there's a slight distortion on the line, the receiving machine (without ECM) receives a fax with some minor errors. And even though for a human eye the resulting fax page is perfectly readable, for the machine, that thinks only zeros and ones, there was an error detected in the data, and hence the trasmission failed.
Faxes with ECM when they detect an error, ask the sending fax to re-send the last portion of data, and this way can bring the transmission to a 100% successful end.

So the only thing you can do is ask your recipients to upgrade their fax machines to an ECM-capable model :)

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Jammed fax machine memory?


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HP LaserJet M1522nf MFP No Fax detected


The book says
No fax detected
The product answered the incoming call but
did not detect that a fax machine was calling.
This could be really tricky. The missed faxes could be just random wrong number or recorded sales calls that are dialing you machine.
If you are sure they are fax machines calling then we get into phone line issues and that sort of thing. If you get static or noise on the line it can affect your machines ability to hear the other machine. I saw somewhere tha replceing the cord form the wall to the fax helped some people with a similar problem.
You can always try turning the machine off and unplugging it for awhile this is a common suggetion from HP for almost any product with a problem.
Hope this helps

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I can send faxes from my HP J3640 but I can't receive them. The instructions mention turning on "auto-answer", but there is no button or nothing in the menu for "auto-answer". How do I turn on auto-answer?


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Issue The product cannot receive a fax, but it sends faxes successfully. All other functions work correctly. Usethe following solutions in the order presented to resolve the issue.When one of the solutions resolves the issue, there is no need tocontinue troubleshooting. Solution one: Run a fax diagnostic test
  1. On the product control panel, press the Setup button (c01461502.gif).
  2. Press the Right Arrow button (c01185072.jpg) to select Tools.
  3. Press the Right Arrow button (c01185072.jpg) to select Run Fax Test, and then press OK. The fax diagnostic test prints.
  4. Review the results of the test.
    • If the test lists faxing issues and solutions, the fax test failed. Follow the solutions on the printed report totroubleshoot the issue. This report is specific to your product andfaxing environment, so try the solutions on the report before tryingthe next solution in this document.
    • If the test does not show faxing issues and solutions, the fax test passed. Continue to the next solution.
Solution two: Test the receiving function Follow these steps to make sure the receiving function works correctly.
  1. Makesure the originator of the fax has the correct fax number for yourproduct, and then ask that person to send a test fax to your product.Watch the control panel display and listen to the sounds the productmakes.
  2. Review the results of the receiving function test:
    • If the product receives the fax correctly, you resolved the issue. You do not need to continue troubleshooting.
    • If the product does not ring or does not answer the call from the other fax machine, ask the originator of the fax to send the test fax again. If the second try fails, go to Solution eleven in this document.
    • If the message on the control panel reads ' Answering' and does not change to ' Connecting', the product is not detecting the other fax machine. Go to Solution eleven in this document.
    • If the product rings briefly, and then stops, another device answered the call. Continue to the next solution to continue troubleshooting.
Solution three: Check for conflicting telephone services Many telephone companies offer services that prevent unwanted calls. The following services might block incoming faxes:
  • Voice mail
  • Privacy block
  • Security screen
  • Anonymous call rejection
  • Privacy manager
  • Any other service that screens or intercepts incoming calls
If any of these services are on the telephone line connected to theproduct, contact the telephone service provider for its recommendedsolution. A distinctive ring service, if it is available from the telephone service provider, often resolves this issue. Solution four: Use an analog phone service HPdesigns Fax and All-in-One products to work with analog telephoneservices. These products might experience some difficulties whenconnected to phone lines with digital services. For best faxingresults, connect the product to an analog telephone service. To obtain digital services information or support, contact the telephone service provider or your system administrator. Solution five: Check the fax connections

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Not receiving any faxes but sending


Note: check your equipment for:
Fax machine must be connected to an answer machine

Receiving a fax automatically:
1 Make sure the Fax Auto Answer light is on.
2 To set the number of telephone rings before the printer automatically receives faxes,
Receiving a fax with an answering machine
When a telephone ring is detected, the answering machine picks up the call.
If the printer detects a fax, it receives the fax and disconnects the answering machine.
If the printer does not detect a fax, the answering machine receives the call.
2 Set the answering machine to answer incoming calls before the printer does.
For example, if you set the answering machine to answer calls after three rings, set the printer to answer calls
after five rings.
3 To set the number of telephone rings before the printer automatically receives faxes.

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Mode incorrectly switching to Handset


Hi Sue, Can you tell me if there is anything else conencted to your fax line? Most Ricoh products will display handset if the dialtone is not detected. It could be that something is using the line or is causing it to short. Another thing to check if the machine is an older 1515- if this occurs after you receive a fax and you are behind a PBX, there was a batch of modems in the Ricoh machines that had a problem with not disconnecting the line, resulting in the handset being displayed. Could be any number of items, normally I would start the troubleshhoting with line issues and go from there.. Brad

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