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I'd like the fax machine to receive a fax if nobody is home but return control to my answering machine if it's not a fax. So far I can only make one or the other happen by setting the number of rings on each. The one set to the lowest number of rings takes the call. If I make the fax (printer) answer before the answering machine and it's not a fax, the call doesn't get passed back to the phone system. If I let the answering machine answer before the fax, it doesn't pass control back to the fax machine if it is an incoming fax.

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You need a fax / phone switch, available at some Radio Shacks.

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There are situations when fax interrupts the telephone conversation. The possible cause of this issue is Remote RX feature on MP 780. There are 3 possible solutions to these problems which are listed below:

I) Change Remote RX ID on MP780
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  4. Press <OK>. [ECM RX] will appear.

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II) Turn off Remote RX on MP780

  1. Confirm the <Fax> button light is lit. If the light is not lit, press the <Fax> button.

  2. Press <Menu> button. [RECEIVE MODE] will appear on the display.

  3. Press < (left arrow) or > (right arrow) to select [RX SETTINGS].

  4. Press <OK>. [ECM RX] will appear.

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  7. Press < or > to select [OFF].

  8. Press <OK>.

  9. Press <Stop/Reset> to return to standby mode (date and receive mode will appear).
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If you want to receive only faxes automatically with your machine, or you have a dedicated telephone line for fax use only:
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    When you receive a voice call: The telephone will ring. Pick up the handset to answer the call.
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Types of receive mode
Select the receive mode according to your needs.
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The phone attached to the machine will ring. Pick up the handset to answer the call. Note:
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  • If you want the telephone to ring when it receives a fax, connect a telephone to your machine and enable the Incoming ring settings in RX settings.
  • The phone attached to the machine may not ring depending on the telephone type you are using.

FAX only
FAX * :
The telephone does not ring. The machine will receive the fax automatically. Voice call :
You will not be able to answer the call. * If you want the telephone to ring, connect the telephone to your machine and enable the Incoming ring settings in RX settings menu.


DRPD
FAX :
Your telephone line will ring according to the ring pattern you have chosen and receive the fax automatically. Voice call :
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Manual RX
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Receiving a fax You can choose to receive a fax automatically, manually, or through an answering machine.
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Automatically Recommended for a dedicated fax line
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