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Switching fax machine from telephone to fax

The window is saying telephone on panasonic uf490. i can send out faxes, but cannot receive them. customers are saying they are only getting a busy signal. help, and thanks.

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I just had a similar problem... On the upper Rt. hand corner of the #'s keypad is located an "In / Out"
pushbutton switch. There are 2 options. 1.) Rec'v Mode = Tel, or 2.) Rec'v Mode = FAX. Select
FAX option.

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Make sure you are NOT plugged into the port that has a picture of a telephone it.

press

Function 74
set
15
set
choose fax
set
stop

unplug the power cord for 10 seconds.

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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