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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.
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Is there a dial tone if you pick up the reciever ? Can you send faxes or use the machine to make a phone call ? If you can make calls or send faxes the machine probably needs to be set to the auto recieve mode so that it automatically answers when a fax is being recieved. If no dial tone you may have a loose connection to your phone jack.
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
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
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.
You need to set the machine up to AutoAnswer as follows per HP:
Receiving faxes automatically
If the Auto Answer option is set to
, the unit automatically answers incoming calls and receives faxes
after the number of rings specified by the Rings to Answer setting.
to turn on the Auto Answer option.
1: Setting the Auto Answer option
1 - Auto Answer button NOTE:
The Auto Answer button is lit when the Auto Answer option is turned on.
again to turn off the Auto Answer option.
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.