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You have to answer the hone to recieve the fax

I was wondering how to fix the fax as when you are recieving a fax you have to pick the phone to recieve it, so if we are not here and it rings we do not recieve the fax

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Try unplugging the power cord for 10 seconds to reset the machine.

Scroll through the menus and set your machine to AUTO or AUTO RECEIVE.

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How do I recieve a fax


This question is pretty vague but I will do my best to answer your question.
  • Make sure the fax is plugged into a working phone jack (cable goes to line port on fax if multiple jacks are on fax machine)
  • Set the mode on the fax to auto (if you want fax to automatically answer fax)
  • Set the mode on the fax to manual (if you want to manually tell the fax to pick up the line)
  • Set the mode on the fax to A.M. (if you are using an answer machine, you will need to reference your operators manual for this as each manufacturer uses different settings)
After doing this call you fax line with your cell phone and see if your fax rings then answers (for auto).

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If your telephone service offers ditictive rng you can order another number and your line will ring differently and you can set you G3 Fax to answer the distinctive ring and you regular call will be picked up by the answering machine.

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My fax machine says enternal tad.


TAD stands for telephone answering device. you have to change mode to either fax or phone/fax.
Auto answer is also another option on some faxes

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Brother fax model 575 in Manual recieve Mode,won't change


Telephone Answering Device (TAD). This is the mode you use when you have answering machine active on your phone line.

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The machine is set with the sleep mode as a default. The fax part can be changed to recieve a fax by pressing the fax mode button. Press it until it says Fax only, not F/T. F/T means Fax/Telephone. This mode would make it to where you have to pick up the reciever and press start when a fax comes in. The Fax only mode means it will pick up everytime a fax comes in automatically. Let me know if this was helpful. Please give my helping a rating. Thanks!

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If all else fails try the manual mode:(Press Receive Mode to select
FAX ONLY, FAX/TEL,TAD:ANSWER MACH. orMANUAL.)

Manual Reception
1
Pick up the handset while the phone is ringing.
2 Press Fax Start if you hear fax tones (beeps).
3 When the LCD shows RECEIVING, replace the handset.
(best used when you are expecting a fax and know that the incoming call is a fax)

If you are like most people you probably also have a phone with an answering machine or voicemail setup on your home phone. If this is the case you may want to set the reception made to
TAD:ANSWER MACH.

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Okay for starters, you need to check to see if that fax machine is automatically answering the phone when it rings. you can check to see if it is trying to recieve by call that phone number from another phone and listen if it answers and when it does, does it make a high pitched squelling sound that varies in pitch.
if it does then it should be working ok, if not then you must program your recieve mode to automatically answer.
you can also check to see if it's sending by doing the opposite: put a sheet of paper in the machine to fax and dial your cell phone or other number, when it rings pick it up and listen for the high pitch squeel, if it works then your fax is working properly.

Thank You,

Mikey

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Still can't get fax not to pick up when answering machine is connected.


if you have the fax-575 there should be a TAD setting.

This is the setting you would use if you're using an answering machine on the same phone line as your fax machine.

To set the Recieve Mode :

Press Recieve Mode. The LCD display shows your current selection.

Continue to press Recieve Mode until your new selection appears. After 2 seconds the screen returns to the date and time display, along with your new Recieve Mode setting.


The 4 Recieve modes are Fax Only, Fax/Tel, TAD:Answering Machine, Manual.

Hope this helps!!!

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Recieving faxes
  • Plug a regular, non-digital, phone into the fax's phone line and see if you get a dial tone
    • If you do not have a dial tone, seek support from your telephone service provider
  • Dial the fax number from a phone    
    • Normal circumstance is that you will have the fax machine pick up and make high-pitched noises
    • If the fax does not pick up, put a regular phone on the fax line and see if the regular phone rings when dialed
      • If the phone rings, answer it and see if there is line noise
        • If the line is clear, call the service number listed on your fax
        • If the line is staticy or unclear, call your telephone service provider
      • If the phone does not ring, call your telephone service provider
Sending faxes
  • Attempt to dial the fax number you are trying to send to from another phone.
    • If you hear electronic noises on the line, the other end has a fax machine on the other end
      • Check to see if you can recieve faxes.
    • If the remote fax does not answer, the problem is on the remote side, contact the recipient

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It sounds like you have a problem with your phone line. If your machine has a reciever, pick it up or press the hook key. You want to listen to the dial tone. If there is any static in the line it will cause faxc problems. Also you can try disconnecting the fax and plugging in a standard phone into the wall jack. Make a phone call and aee if the line is clear or if there is static. If you do hear static in the line, first try replacing the phone line cord, from the wall to the fax, or phone. If that doesnt help then it is definatly a problem with the line and you must call the phone co. If the line is clear with the standard phone, and static with the fax reciever, or hook mode, then you may have a bad modem board in the fax. Let me know if I can be of further help! John

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