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Brother MFC 8640D stuck on fax only

I recently moved and when I set up the printer it will only work as a printer and for receiving faxes. I cannot send a fax, scan a document or make a simple copy. I am not sure where the manual is right now as I have not yet unpacked. Any ideas on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    I have the same problem. The LCD reads fax only, but it won't fax, and it cannot be switched to copy or scan. I cannot access the menu either. Turning it off and on does not work. When turned on, there is a loud beep but no error code.

  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    The previous poster exactly described my issue with a MFC-8840D.

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SOURCE: Lines on copy/scan/fax

You have something on your "scanner glass", the narrow piece of glass that the scanner "looks" through during adf use. Get some window cleaner or rubbing alcohol and clean it with a damp cloth. Often, it's correction fluid (Liquid Paper). A little dot is all it takes because the paper is traveling across the dot, effectively drawing a line down the length of the page.

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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SOURCE: brother mfc 8440 "printing" problems

Hi
I recently had this problem - tested fuser and all sensors.
The fix is to reset the memory.
To do this, enter the Maintenance mode. Menu, * 2864
(enter the number quickly)
then type 01 ( zero one ), this will reset all memory including the user settings.
Finally type 99 to exit Maintenance mode.
The printer will restart and the error will be gone. Test out with copy and printer reports
Hoping this fixes your problem
Regards
Lindsay

Posted on Nov 25, 2007

SOURCE: wont work

Hi,
The issue you have posted does require little more information in order to isolate the issue to fix it. Information like have you installed the printer driver and connected the printer cable to the system in your system for the printer to communicate, are you getting any error messages when you are trying to scan or print, weather you have used the printer earlier and it was working fine till the recent past or it was just being used for sending faxes only and printing and scanning was not tried earlier, However let me provide you few steps that you cold try to fix the issue.

  1. Click on start point Control Panel and click on it.
  2. In the control panel window click on the icon labeled “System”
  3. Click on the Hardware option at the top and then click on Device manager.
  4. On the device manage page check if you have any devices under “Other Devices option with a YELLOW ! mark, if so right click on the device and left click on uninstall.
  5. Close all the windows and then insert the Driver disk for the Printer in the CD/DVD Disk Drive to install the drivers for the printer.
Note: At this point of Disconnect the printer cable if it is connected to the system tower, and do not connect the cable until the installation wizard prompts you to do so.

If you do not have the Printer driver disk handy then you can download and install the printer driver form the link below:
Brother MFC-3340CN Printer & Scanner Driver USB (Free Download)
http://www.driversdown.com/drivers/10429.shtml
Brother MFC 3240C Printer & Scanner Driver USB (Free Download)
http://printers.free-driver-download.com/Brother/25079/Brother-MFC-3240C-Printer-&-Scanner-Driver-USB-v.A-Windows-98-ME.html

  1. During the installation the wizard will prompt you to connect the printer USB cable to the system tower, so go ahead and connect it.
  2. Once the installation is finished restart the computer.
Should you require any further assistance regarding the
printer or even require assistance regarding any other
computer related issue in future please feel free to
contact me I will be more than glad to assist you.

Regards

Malik Khan

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

the kowalski
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SOURCE: Black lines in copies and fax's Brother MFC 7420

If the black lines comes when using the ADF (top feeder), try to see if you get the same problem when using the scanner glass or receiving faxes. If you don't, you simply have to clean the glass strip to the left of the a4 sized scanner glass. Wipe it with a dry cloth piece, no paper and no water/alcohol. If you see some dirt there that you're unable to simply wipe off, try to use a cotton wool to "rub" it off.

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

ryeisenman
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SOURCE: Brother MFC 8220 all-in-one fax prints with a vertical line

First guess is you have a bit of dirt (often white-out from people scanning corrected paper that's not quite dry) stuck on the fax scan window. This should be described pretty well in your user manual (which you can download online from brother.com).

Its also possible that there is dirt (typically loose toner) on the laser scan window (there's a laser that shines through it to get the image pattern on the drum). That window is often along the bottom of the unit under the drum/cartridge (take the cartridge out and look). The Brother manual I've seen seems to ignore this possibility.

Print streaks DO NOT mean cartridge drum replacement in many cases !! On brother Intellifax or MFC or other laser copier/printer/fax, keep in mind that either the fax/copy scan window OR the laser scan window can get dirty. If the fax scan window is dirty, you see streaks on outgoing faxes and copies (but NOT incoming faxes). If the laser scan window is dirty, you see streaks on all prints (copies, faxes, print-from-computer).

Note also that when transporting/moving some laser copier with the toner cartridge inside, the toner can get out and make a big mess inside (including getting the laser scan window dirty). An air compressor can be usefull to blow it out. And sometimes using alcohol to clean is a BAD idea (maybe incompatible with plastic and rubber parts). A damp rag is probably fine.

Posted on Nov 21, 2009

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SOURCE: i get vertical lines on scans and copies when

Hello,

Check out this page on our web site at:
http://www.ccl-la.com/dirty_scanner.htm This page shows you what to do to get rid of the lines on scans and copies.

I hope this helps, if so please rate our solution.

Buddy
Corporate Computer
www.ccl-la.com

Posted on Jan 12, 2010

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The all-in-one printer fax will receive a fax with no problem, but will not send a fax. It will scan the document, dial the number and connect to the other fax machine. It says sending, after about


Line noise is one of the common causes for fax problems. You might want to have your line checked for any noise.

Also, you can try to lower down the fax send speed. To do that, on the control panel of your printer, press on Setup > Fax Setup > Dialing and Sending > Max Send Speed > 9600.

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How to fax?


This section describes dialing and sending faxes directly using the Numeric buttons.

note:
  • A PBX (Private Branch Exchange) is an on-site telephone switchboard. If your machine is connected through a PBX or other telephone switching systems, you have to dial the outside line access number first, and then the number of the party you are calling.
Sending a Fax with the Numeric Buttons .

Click here for other useful sending methods.


1. Preparing for sending a fax.(1) Make sure that the power is turned on.

(2) Load a document on the Platen Glass or in the ADF.

important:
  • When sending a double-sided document, set the document on the Platen Glass. You cannot scan double-sided documents from the ADF.







(3) Press the FAX button.
The fax standby screen will appear.
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(4) Adjust the density (scan contrast) or image quality (fax resolution) as necessary.
See "Adjusting the Sending Quality"

2. Sending the fax.
  • When the document was loaded on the Platen Glass:
(1) Use the Numeric buttons to dial the recipient's number.
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(2) Press the Color button for color sending, or the Black button for black & white sending.
important:
  • Color sending requires that the recipient's fax machine supports color faxing.
(3) Press the OK button.
The machine starts sending the fax.
note: When loading two or more documents

  • Load the next page, and press the same button as you pressed in (2) of step 2. Repeat the same procedure to scan all pages of the document, and press the OK button.
  • When you have sent the first page with the Black button, the following pages will be sent in black and white.

When the document was loaded in the ADF:

(1) Use the Numeric buttons to dial the recipient's number.
(2) Press the Color button for color sending, or the Black button for black & white sending.
The machine scans the document automatically and starts sending the fax.
important:
  • Color sending requires that the recipient's fax machine supports color faxing.
note:
  • To cancel sending a fax, press the Stop button, and follow the instructions on the LCD.

  • If documents remain in the ADF after pressing the Stop button during scanning, "Close the feeder cover [OK]Eject the document" will appear on the LCD. Press the OK button so that the remaining document is automatically fed out.

Automatic redialing
  • When sending a fax and the recipient's line is busy, the machine will redial the number after a specified interval. Auto redial is enabled by default. Auto redial can be enabled or disabled by selecting ON or OFF. Select ON to specify the number of redialing in Redial times and redialing interval in Redial interval.

Redialing the Number Dialed with the Numeric Buttons

1.Prepare for sending a fax.
(1) Make sure that the power is turned on.
(2) Load a document on the Platen Glass or in the ADF.
(3) Press the FAX button.
The fax standby screen will appear.
(4) Adjust the image density (scan contrast) or quality (fax resolution) as necessary.
See "Adjusting the Sending Quality"
2. Select the telephone number recently dialed.
(1) Press the Redial/Pause button.
Most recently dialed fax number using the Numeric buttons will appear.
(2) Use the g0016984.png (-) or g0008875.png (+) button to select the number to redial.
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(3) Press the OK button.
The selected number will appear in the fax standby screen.
3. Send the fax.
Press the Color button for color sending, or the Black button for black & white sending.
important:
  • Color sending requires that the recipient's fax machine supports color faxing.


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Can't receive faxes


Hello. Make sure you're plugging the printer to the correct phone jack in the wall. If you're using a splitter, bypass it. Check the settings in the printer. Make sure you assigned the correct Fax number in it and place your Fax name as well. If you're sharing your home phone line with the fax and you have an answering machine, set it to answer first and the Lexmark fax later with a minimum of 2-ring gap. If you have a voicemail, turn it off since it will a conflict with the fax or avail a distinctive ring feature from your phone company so it can work with the fax. Hope this helps.

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HOW TO EMAIL SCANNED DOCUMENTS FROM HP J4580 DIRECTLY?


It is not possible to email the scanned file directly through the printer. However, you may send fax over the Internet

You may subscribe to a low cost phone service that allows you to send and receive faxes with your device by using the Internet. This method is called Fax over Internet Protocol (FoIP). You probably use a FoIP service (provided by your telephone company) if you:
• Dial a special access code along with the fax number, or
• Have an IP converter box that connects to the Internet and provides analog phone ports for the fax connection.

NOTE: You can only send and receive faxes by connecting a phone cord to the port labeled "1-LINE" on the device. This means that your connection to the Internet must be done either through a converter box (which supplies regular analog phone jacks for fax connections) or your telephone company.

Some Internet faxing services do not work properly when the device is sending and receiving faxes at high speed (33600bps). If you experience problems sending and receiving faxes while using an Internet fax service, use a slower fax speed. You can do this by changing the Fax Speed setting from High (the default) to Medium. For information on changing this setting, see Set the fax speed. If you have questions about internet faxing, contact your internet faxing services
support department.

(Ref from the manual of the printer.)

Hope this helps.

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1. I can send faxes, but cannot receive them. 2. Can't scan documents.


You will have to set the fax to auto receive faxes. The "How To.." guide will be in the manual that came with the printer. During this set up you will put your fax number and the setting that is needed. Also i had issues from some customers that had a similar issue because they did not properly put the phone cord in the correct port in the fax, please read the diagram. this is very common, but easy to fix issue. most of the time ;)

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I CAN`T SEND A FAX


Fax machines are sorta like printers, sorta like scanners, and sorta like dial up modems all wrapped into one expensive box.
1. First thing to make sure of is that you are hooked to a phone line. most fax machines have a phone handset that you can make calls from. Call someone and make sure that works. If So, you are able to connect to phone networks, and should have no trouble sending or receiving data. If you have a dead line or no sound, check the line and check the power. (its always the easy stuff that is overlooked, just check it and make sure).
2. If this fax machine has computer interface, (usb port or parallel cable port), see if you can scan with it. Drop a document into the scan area and see if the computer can scan an image from the scanner. If the scanner works, you can scan images into the fax machine to be sent to the fax number. (If your fax machine does not have a scan to computer feature, skip this.)
3. if your fax machine has a print from pc feature, try to print a document to it from your computer. If you can print, then the printer works, and you can receive faxes. (if your fax machine does not have a pc printing feature, skip this)
4. Here is how a typical fax machine works. You place the document or image into the scanner feed area. You press a big button that usually says "fax" and then, a screen pops up saying to dial the number. You dial the number and press SEND. once you press Send, the machine will scan the document, dial the number and sing a little dial up modem song awaiting a response from the receiving machine. the receiving machine acknowledges the fax, and the singing is no longer audible (but it continues because the modem song is actually data transmission/reception). after about 20-60 seconds, the fax completes and the call ends. As for the particular model you have, the functions should be about the same, though the buttons and arrangements may be different. FYI, you can send a fax straight from the PC too, if you have a dial-up fax/modem card.

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Setting up fax machine to receive


Receive Mode Setting
On the operation panel, press the following buttons to select the appropriate receive mode.
  1. Press <Fax>.

  2. Press <Menu>.

  3. Press the right or left arrow button to select [Receive mode set], then press <OK>.

  4. Press the right or left arrow button to select the receive mode that best suits your needs, then press <OK>.


    FAX ONLY MODE: When you want to receive only faxes automatically with your machine, or have a dedicated telephone line for FAX use only.

    MANUAL MODE: When you receive mainly voice calls and sometimes faxes, or want to receive faxes manually.
    ANS MACHINE MODE: When you want to receive voice messages on your answering machine and receive faxes automatically.
    FAX/TEL AUTO SW: When you want to receive faxes automatically as well as voice calls.
    DRPD: When you have subscribed to a DRPD service with your telephone company.

  5. Press <Stop/Reset> repeatedly to return to fax standby mode.

Sending Methods Sending From Your Machine (Memory Sending)
  1. Load the document on the Platen Glass or the ADF.

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    Sending from the platen

    Important: When sending a double-sided document, set the document on the Platen Glass. You cannot scan double-sided documents from the ADF.


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    Sending from the ADF

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  2. Press <FAX>.

  3. Adjust the settings for your document as necessary.

  4. Dial the recipient's number using the numeric keys or speed dialing.

  5. Press <Color> for color sending, or <Black> for black & white sending.

    • When the document was loaded on the Platen Glass:

      1. When the following message is displayed, load the next page on the Platen Glass.

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        If you have only one sheet to scan, press <OK>..
      2. Press <Color> to send in color, or <Black> to send in black and white.

        IMPORTANT: If you do not press the same button you pressed in step 5, the machine does not start scanning.
      3. Repeat steps 5a and 5b to scan in all pages of the document.
      4. Press <OK>.

    • When the document was loaded in the ADF:

      The machine starts sending automatically after the document is scanned in.

      Note: Color sending is available only when the recipient's fax machine supports color faxing.
  • To cancel sending before sending a fax, press <Stop/Reset>.
  • To cancel memory sending while sending a fax, follow any instructions on the LCD after pressing <Stop/Reset>.
  • If the document remains in the ADF after pressing <Stop/Reset> during sending a fax, press <OK>. The remaining document is automatically fed out.

Sending From Your Machine (Manual Sending)
Use manual sending when you want to talk to the recipient before sending a document, or if the recipient does not have a fax machine that can receive automatically.
Caution:
  • With manual sending, you cannot use the Platen Glass to send documents.
  • You will need to connect a telephone to your machine if you want to talk to the recipient before sending a document.
Follow this procedure:
  1. Connect a telephone to your machine if you want to talk to the recipient before sending a document

  2. Load the document in the ADF.




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    Sending from the ADF

  3. Press <FAX>.

  4. Adjust the settings for your document as necessary.

  5. You can lift the handset if one is connected to the machine.

  6. Dial the recipient's number using the numeric keys or coded speed dialing.

  7. Talk through the handset to the recipient. (If you hear a high-pitched signal instead of the
    recipient's voice, go to step 9.)

  8. Ask the recipient to set recipient's fax machine to receive faxes.

  9. When you hear a high-pitched signal, press <Color> for color sending, or <Black> for black & white sending. Then hang up the handset.

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Hi, Remote Fax Error being displayed


As some fax machines are not capable of receiving color faxes, legal size faxes, or faxes at 200x200 dpi resolution, make sure you are sending an A4 or letter size (not legal size) page at standard resolution:
Press the Black button for a black-and-white fax. Press the Quality button to check the selected resolution.
Make sure the All-In-One has enough memory free when you want to save the scanned documents into memory before sending the fax. Please refer to the following document: Click here to link to the relevant document.
Note: The scanned documents will only be saved in the memory before the whole fax is sent if the Scan Before Dial option is turned on. (This is the factory default.) Up to 50 black-and-white fax pages can be stored in memory at standard resolution when there are no pending faxes in the queue.
Turn off the Scan Before Dial option by pressing the following keys on the operator panel:
Press the Fax button, then press Options 15 times to get to ADVANCED FAX mode.
Press Select.
Press Options nine times until SCAN BEFORE DIAL appears on the LCD display.
Change the setting from Yes to No using the + (right arrow) button.
Press Select.
Note: The Scan Before Dial option controls whether a document is scanned before a call is dialed. This parameter only applies to a mono fax that uses either 200x100 or 200x200 resolution. Higher resolution mono faxes and all color faxes are scanned after the call is dialed and the receiving machine's capabilities are known.
Lower the fax transmission speed to 14400 or even 9600 bps, as some older fax machines are not capable of receiving a fax at a high speed. To do so:
Press the Fax button, then press Options 15 times to get to ADVANCED FAX.
Press Select.
Press Options 10 times until MAX SEND SPEED appears on the LCD display.
Change it to 9600 BPS using the - (left arrow) button.
Press Select.
Turn off ECM (Error Correction Mode) by pressing the following keys on the operator panel:
Press the Fax button, then press Options 15 times to get to ADVANCED FAX.
Press Select.
Press Options 11 times until ERROR CORRECTION appears on the LCD display.
Change the setting from On to Off using the + (right arrow) button.
Press Select.
Note: Turning off this option makes it possible to receive a fax when the receiver fax machine does not support certain error correction modes. The X6100 Series only supports 1-D MH encoding with the error correction. Fax transmissions without ECM and other ECM types can result in bad quality on the received page.

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Hi, Remote Fax Error being displayed


NOTE this option may vary to printer try USING OPTIONS TO SET CHANGES


To resolve the problem, try the steps below. After each step, try to send a fax again.

1. As some fax machines are not capable of receiving color faxes, legal size faxes, or faxes at 200x200 dpi resolution, make sure you are sending an A4 or letter size (not legal size) page at standard resolution:
* Press the Black button for a black-and-white fax. Press the Quality button to check the selected resolution.
2. Make sure the All-In-One has enough memory free when you want to save the scanned documents into memory before sending the fax. Please refer to the following document: Click here to link to the relevant document.
Note: The scanned documents will only be saved in the memory before the whole fax is sent if the Scan Before Dial option is turned on. (This is the factory default.) Up to 50 black-and-white fax pages can be stored in memory at standard resolution when there are no pending faxes in the queue.
3. Turn off the Scan Before Dial option by pressing the following keys on the operator panel:
1. Press the Fax button, then press Options untill u see ADVANCED FAX mode.
2. Press Select.
3. Press Options nine times until SCAN BEFORE DIAL appears on the LCD display.
4. Change the setting from Yes to No using the + (right arrow) button.
5. Press Select.
Note: The Scan Before Dial option controls whether a document is scanned before a call is dialed. This parameter only applies to a mono fax that uses either 200x100 or 200x200 resolution. Higher resolution mono faxes and all color faxes are scanned after the call is dialed and the receiving machine's capabilities are known.
4. Lower the fax transmission speed 9600 bps, as some older fax machines are not capable of receiving a fax at a high speed. To do so:
1. Press the Fax button, then press Options untill u see ADVANCED FAX.
2. Press Select.
3. Press Options untill u see until MAX SEND SPEED appears on the LCD display.
4. Change it to 9600 BPS using the - (left arrow) button.
5. Press Select.
5. Turn off ECM (Error Correction Mode) by pressing the following keys on the operator panel:
1. Press the Fax button, then press untill u see to get to ADVANCED FAX.
2. Press Select.
3. Press untill u see ERROR CORRECTION appears on the LCD display.
4. Change the setting from On to Off using the + (right arrow) button.
5. Press Select.

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