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Able to send fax cannot receive fax

The line keeps ringing. The sender calls saying they are trying to send fax but unsuccessful.

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Re: able to send fax cannot receive fax

Make sure phone line is pluged into line on fax,make sure fax is set auto.there should be a button on fax panel that say's receive mode.

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Hp officejet 6500 instructions for receiving a fax? Thanks

You can receive faxes automatically or manually. If you turn off the Auto Answer option, you must receive faxes manually. If you turn on the Auto Answer option (the default setting), the device automatically answers incoming calls and receives faxes after the number of rings that are specified by the Rings to Answer setting. (The default Rings to Answer setting is five rings.)
If you receive a legal-size fax and the device is not currently set to use legal-size paper, the device reduces the fax so that it fits on the paper that is loaded. If you have disabled the Automatic Reduction feature, the device prints the fax on two pages.
NOTE: If you are copying a document when a fax arrives, the fax is stored in the
device memory until the copying finishes. This can reduce the number of fax pages stored in memory.
This section contains the following topics:
• Receive a fax manually
• Set up backup fax reception
• Reprint received faxes from memory
• Poll to receive a fax
• Forward faxes to another number
• Set the paper size for received faxes
• Set automatic reduction for incoming faxes
• Block junk fax numbers
• Receive faxes to your computer (Fax to PC and Fax to Mac)
Receive a fax manually
When you are on the phone, the person you are speaking with can send you a fax while you are still connected. This is referred to as manual faxing. Use the instructions in this section to receive a manual fax.
NOTE: You can pick up the handset to talk or listen for fax tones.
You can receive faxes manually from a phone that is:
• Directly connected to the device (on the 2-EXT port)
• On the same phone line, but not directly connected to the device
NOTE: The automatic document feeder must be empty to receive a fax. If there are documents in the ADF, then the device will not be able to receive incoming faxes.
To receive a fax manually
1. Make sure the device is turned on and you have paper loaded in the input tray.
2. Remove any originals from the document feeder tray.
NOTE: The automatic document feeder must be empty to receive a fax. If there
are documents in the document feeder, then receiving the fax will be
3. Do one of the following to answer a fax manually:
• Set the Rings to Answer setting to a high number to allow you to answer the
incoming call before the device answers.
• Turn off the Auto Answer setting so that the device does not automatically
answer incoming calls.
4. If you are currently on the phone with the sender, instruct the sender to press Start on their fax machine.
5. When you hear fax tones from a sending fax machine, do the following:
a. Press START FAX Black or START FAX Color on the device control panel.
b. When prompted, select Fax Receive.
NOTE: Depending on your country/region, the device might receive the fax
automatically when you hear fax tones from the sending fax machine.
6. After the device begins to receive the fax, you can hang up the phone or remain on the line. The phone line is silent during fax transmission.

Jan 30, 2011 | HP 1250 Plain Paper Thermal Inkjet Fax

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I can send a fax, but can not retrieve. Line continues to ring,

Press the START button while it is ringing. Scroll through the menus and set your machine to AUTO RECEIVE.

Jan 26, 2010 | HP Fax Machines

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Fax machine will not receive a fax

try switching the fax with a phone and calling... that phone with your cell... see if you have static... if you have static on the line... then call your phone company and have them fix the line... or try putting a magnet filter on the line... next reconnect your fax and call... if your phone line is ok... and it just keeps ringing.... adjust the ring wait time to 2.... if thats doesn't help... you have a bad mainboard...

Dec 10, 2009 | Brother IntelliFax-2820 Laser Fax

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Brother fax 4750e can not receive or send fax. sender said the line just ring and ring endlessly

To set up for receiving Fax, do the following:
Press Mode button repeatedly untin Fax and Fax/Tel lights are lit.
Faxes will automatically print and answering machine will take the calls. If you have a dedicated fax line, do the following:
Press Mode button repeatedly until just the FAX light is lit. Then the machine will answer every call as a fax.

Apr 23, 2009 | Brother IntelliFAX 4100 Laser Fax

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Receiving Problem

Do you have a DSL or any other digital phone line?

Are you set to "AUTO RECEIVE" ?

Call the fax machine from a regular phone and listen for fax tones.

Sep 29, 2008 | Panasonic KX-FL511 Plain Paper Laser Fax

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Receiving faxes

The memory may be corrupted which is affecting the it receiving incoming faxes - to clear the memory: 1. Press the Menu/Set and Fax Resolution keys in this order. 2. Press the 0 key. 3. Press keys 91 (Parameter Initialise will appear in the display)

Sep 07, 2007 | Brother MFC-3220C Plain Paper Inkjet Fax

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Receiving a fax when using the phone

you can not use the phone simultaneously while sending or receiving a fax. You do not need a separate line. especially if you do not do a lot of faxing. You just can not do both at the same time. You can set your machine to automatically receive faxes when you are not present. The machine will detect the sending tones of the senders fax and automatically receive your fax. You may want to order a users manual from brother to help you set up your fax for your specific needs. Their number is 1-800-284-4357. Another option is you can order the distinctive ring option from your phone company. This will allow you to give out a seperate phone number for your fax while only having one line. The machine can be programed to distinguish the distinctive ring and automatically pick up with out you wondering if it is a fax or phone call. But again you can not talk and fax at the same time. Good luck and let me know if I can be of further help! John

Sep 07, 2007 | Brother FAX-1960C

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Stretched text on faxes

In my experience, this type of problem is on the sender's end and not the receivers. We have sent faxes before and while they are sending, the paper on our end misfeeds and the received copy on the other end is stretched and unreadable. One way to determine this is to have a few different people from different locations send you faxes. If all the faxes have this problem, then it is a good bet it is a problem on your end. If not, then it is probably a problem with this particular sender's fax machine. I hope this helps.

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Receiving Faxes

Can you receive a voice call on the same line? Call the machine with your cell phone and see if it rings and you can hear your voice on the fax receiver. Use your manual to check the settings.

Feb 23, 2007 | Brother IntelliFAX 4100 Laser Fax

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