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Set up to receive fax

I can not receive a fax. It is in sleep mode when a fax comes through

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Re: set up to receive fax

It does not matter, it should wake up as soon as a fax is coming in, the problem is most likely that the fax set-up was improperly done. There should be a setting to tell it when to pick up, after two,three or four rings, if you have an answering machine, time date. Those need to be set-up for it to work.

Posted on Oct 11, 2007

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