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How to set auto recieve fax

Machine is on manual. will not pick up fax. how do set for auto recieve fax.

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Re: how to set auto recieve fax

I am not entirely familiar with the keyboard layout of that model but there should be a button tht is marked auto/tad/ft with a light next to one of the 3 settings. push the button until the light next to auto turns on. If there is not a button then this setting will have to be set in the menu/fax setup.

Posted on Jun 26, 2007

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How do I recieve a fax

This question is pretty vague but I will do my best to answer your question.
  • Make sure the fax is plugged into a working phone jack (cable goes to line port on fax if multiple jacks are on fax machine)
  • Set the mode on the fax to auto (if you want fax to automatically answer fax)
  • Set the mode on the fax to manual (if you want to manually tell the fax to pick up the line)
  • Set the mode on the fax to A.M. (if you are using an answer machine, you will need to reference your operators manual for this as each manufacturer uses different settings)
After doing this call you fax line with your cell phone and see if your fax rings then answers (for auto).

Oct 14, 2009 | Fax Machines

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Stuck on manual recieve

Press the RECEIVE MODE button on the panel until the display reads FAX on the right side.

Jun 18, 2007 | Brother FAX-575 Plain Paper Thermal

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I can send fax but cant recieve fax

You have not told us which model fax you have but most machines have a receive mode selection. Your machine may be set to 'manual' receive. It will only receive if you pick up the phone and hit the start buton. The phone has to be connected to the machine. Look on your machine for the receive button. It may be marked as 'auto receive' and 'manual receive'. Select 'auto' so the machine will answer. It may be marked as 'fax mode' and 'tel mode' if so select 'fax mode''. It may also have a selection 'ans mode' you don't want this as it assumes that you have an answer phone connected to your machine and it waits until the machine answers before it detects incoming fax. Good Luck

Jul 07, 2009 | Brother IntelliFax-4100e Fax

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Fax machine won't receive without pick up phone receiver.

on the front display you will see a recieve button and you need to press this and you will see on the display it say either fax...fax/tel.. auto press the button until fax shows thsi means it is only being used as a fax so the line will auto pick up... if you set it to auto it will ring check the line and if it finds its a fax it will put it through as one if not it will ring you phone.. good luck

Jun 26, 2009 | Brother IntelliFax-4100e Fax

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Cannot recieve faxes, but will send them

No model number provided.
....but your problem is that you have switched off "automatic reception", and set it to "manual reception" somehow. Check your manual to find out how to set it.

Apr 17, 2009 | Fax Machines

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My machine stopped recieving faxs.

Not familiar with the procedure to set your machine, so refer to your manual if need be, but somehow you machine has been chnged from "automatic receiv" to "manual receive", or "telephone mode".. Setting obviously needs to be "auto" for the machine to pick up on it's own.
Often times, this is a button right on the operation panel that you can toggle between the different settings.

Feb 24, 2009 | Brother Fax Machines

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You have to answer the hone to recieve the fax

Try unplugging the power cord for 10 seconds to reset the machine.

Scroll through the menus and set your machine to AUTO or AUTO RECEIVE.

Nov 25, 2008 | Brother MFC-8220 Fax

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Still can't get fax not to pick up when answering machine is connected.

if you have the fax-575 there should be a TAD setting.

This is the setting you would use if you're using an answering machine on the same phone line as your fax machine.

To set the Recieve Mode :

Press Recieve Mode. The LCD display shows your current selection.

Continue to press Recieve Mode until your new selection appears. After 2 seconds the screen returns to the date and time display, along with your new Recieve Mode setting.

The 4 Recieve modes are Fax Only, Fax/Tel, TAD:Answering Machine, Manual.

Hope this helps!!!

Jan 30, 2008 | Brother FAX-575 Plain Paper Thermal

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Can you pick up the receiver on the phone and hear the fax tone when receiving? If so, can you then press the start button and begen receiving? If that works, then the fax auto settings are not set properly. Do you have the owners manual? Read the receiving fax section.

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