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I have a lexmark 2600 and I can't get it to send my fax.

I'm trying to fax and my lexmark keeps reading no dial tone. It's hooked up to the modem, it prints and everything works but this. Someone PLEASE HELP!

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Try attaching another regular phone to the phone line and see if your line from the wall is working first. Then you need to check the cable from the wall to the machine. If all is good, your modem may be bad. Hope this helped!

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For you to send a fax with the Brother Fax you can try these steps:

1. First make sure that you have a dial tone by lifting the handset or just by pressing the hook/speakerphone button. Once you have verified you have a dial tone press the hook button again to return to the main screen or hang up the handset. LCD should display the date & time



If you don't have a dial tone make sure that the telephone line cord is connected on the fax machine's Line jack. If you don't have a dial tone still, connect it to another working outlet. If you don't have a dial tone still, connect a working telephone on the wall jack to see if you'll get a dial tone. If you get a dial tone on the regular phone then problem is either with the line cord or the fax machine.



2. Once you have the date & time on the LCD screen, Load the document that you want to send on the automatic document feeder which is directly above the LCD screen.



3. The LCD screen should change from the date/time to "Enter Fax No. & Press Start" Once you got this screen dial the fax number and then press Start.



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Need more information about this problem.
1. If you plug a phone in the wall is there a dial tone.
2. Can you recieve faxes.
3. If you can reset the machine, reset or initialize it.
4. With a analog phone plug it in that fax socet and try calling the phone to see if it rings. If it does the line is good.
5. If it does have a dial tone, suspect a modem board or main board defective.

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Confirm dialing the correct fax number?

Any 0s to get an outside line, any special area codes?

What happens when you try to send a fax, can you hear a dial tone? can you hear the fax ringing? can you hear a response from the recipiant?

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Hi i cant send a fax


First thing is to ensure that you have dial tone by picking up the handset on the fax machine and listening for dial tone.If there is no handset take a standard house phone and plug it into the jack where the fax machine was inserted. If there is dial tone on the phone then I would advise you to turn the power off the fax for two minutes then power back on. If there is no dial tone on the phone line contact your vendor or local phone carrier and report NO DIAL TONE

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Help when i try to fax using my brothers 560, the number dials, the machine sounds like it's faxing, but the disply says telphone. how can i correctthis


Do you pick up the hand set when you are dialing, If you do the display will read telephone. When you want to send a fax put the paper in the document feeder. Dial the # press the start key or put the documents in the document feeder press the hook button to here the dial tone, dial the number what for the tones pres the start key. hope this helps
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Message: phone off the hook


I am reading 2 different things into this post, so if I am of base let me know exactly what is happening.
If you are getting an off the hook message on the machine display, there is an actuator on the cover where the phone is on the machine that is for some reason not being actuated. The cover poped off a little, the actuator broke. But it is not turnign on a switch that tells the machine the phone is connected and on the hook.
Now if you are simply not getting a dial tone. What happens when you plug a phone into that jack? Do you then get a dial tone? If you get a dial tone on the phone and not the machine, then try connecting the phone into the cord of the fax machine to eliminate the phone line itself. If you do that, and you still have no dial tone on the fax machine only. The modem on the fax machine has failed and would need to be replaced.
I suspect a phone line issue, but unsure if you have checked that as of yet.

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did you put the originals page(s) in the machine FIRST to fax, then enter the number then press start?
If you enter the phone number 1st BEFORE putting your originals in the feeder, the machine thinks you want to make a copy.
The FAX Mode is the setting for incoming faxes.
Try that and let me know if it works.
There should also be a button called "Hook" or "speaker" or something that you hit and you will hear the dial tone.
Once you hear the dial tone, you can dial the number, (make sure the pages you want to fax is in the feeder.
Once you hear the fax high pitch noise, hit the start button.
Hope this helps.
Let me know if it does and also remember to leave a feedback and rating if I have helped you.
Thanks and good luck.
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I'm no expert but, did you try touching the online or hook button on the fax to hear the dial tone? Or connect a basic home phone into the phone jack at the wall the fax was plugged into. Do you get a dial tone. If no dial tone, call the phone company. If there is a dial tone, its the fax.

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