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Fax Reserved Yesterday our fax machine rang about 6 or 7 times without receiving any faxes, while we thought this was weird we assumed it was a problem on the other end, and while we weren't expecting any faxes it wasn't a problem. Today we went to fax something and the machine reads "Fax Only" and "Fax Reserved #006". I was unable to find anything in the manual regarding how to fix this or what's going on. The machine will not let us fax currently. Please help.

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Try unpluging the machine and the replug and let the machine reboot. brother tech

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