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I have never had a problem with my fax machine until recently. All of a sudden, the machine rings and rings when a fax is trying to come in; it will show call pickup; to receive the fax, I have to pick up the receiver and hit "fax start", then hang up. Obviously, if I am not in the office, I don't receive anything because I don't know a fax has tried to come throught. Help, please!

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The machine has probably been taken off of auto-answer. You can download the manual from Brother's website here:

http://www.brother-usa.com/manuals/default.aspx?ProductID=PPF2800&ProductGroupID=2&WT.cg_n=Support&WT.cg_s=Manuals

Then you can verify it's set up properly. If the problem is due to some failure in the fax machine (always possible) you can find service options on Brother's site as well.

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