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No incoming fax tone

Will not give fax tone to incoming fax; rings like a regular phone. Everything is connected; dedicated land line for business fax.

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  • mcharles Aug 30, 2007

    The fax light is lit. I have used this fax for over a year as a fax-only machine. Everything is exactly as it has always been. That is what is so confusing.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    set ring tone in fax



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Sounds like it's not set to auto-answer faxes. Do you have the manual so you can see how to check that setting? If not, I can try to find it.

Posted on Aug 30, 2007

  • John Goodman Aug 30, 2007

    The manual can be found here:

    To make sure auto answer is set up right, hit mode until only the Fax light (not the Fax/Tel light) is on, if it's a dedicated line.

    Leave both lights on for TAD operation (fax plus voicemail, basically. Specifics are in the manual.)

    the Fax/Tel light only for both fax and telephone. It will answer, and send a fax tone if it receives one, otherwise it will ring again.

    And neither light on for manual faxing - which means you have to push the start button every time you receive a fax.

    Hope that helps.



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