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Problems faxing to particular number which keeps saying poor line condition.

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They may have a DSL or some other digital phone line. Does not sound like a problem on your end.

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My 575 fax won't send; it keeps printing "poor line condition". Is there something I can do? I am just trying to send a fax like I always do. It makes the noise at first like it does when it transmits,...


If this is happening to only one number you're trying to fax to, then the problem is most likely on their end, not yours. If it is happening with all the numbers you fax to, then I would suggest checking the telephone line hooked to the fax. Look for loose connections, or perhaps a bad cord from the phone outlet. The connection could be good enough to get a dial tone, but not secure enough for the fax to operate. If none of that holds true, I would suggest taking it to the shop and let a technician look it over.

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What does poor line condition mean? i can receive and send faxes but to one particular fax number is it my fax or the other side?


If this happening only on one fax number, its the other side, could be their line or fax machine.

Just make sure for youre end that the telephone wire is in the LINE jack of fax machine (NOT EXT) and other end should should go directly to wall jack (meaning no extention or splitter)

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This problem could be Phone line problem, or hardware failure or receiver's (the machine of the person whom you are sending the fax) machine problem and so on. First, let's check the line, if you have another Phone line, please dial from the number to your number, also, connect the currently connected line to a receiver and call a Land-line number, if the outgoing or incoming is ok, the proceed forward, otherwise, you telephone operator should check the line.

Sometimes, sending fax to a particular number doesn't work, to make sure, try sending a fax to another number.

If the line which is connected to the machine is extended from another machine such as Receiver, Switch, etc... unplug them and connect the fax machine directly to the Line.

It's also important to adjust the compatibility mode, to do this, follow the steps below:
  • Press Menu.
  • Press the up or down arrow key to select Fax.
  • Press OK.
  • Press the up or down arrow key to select Miscellaneous.
  • Press OK.
  • Press the up or down arrow key to select Compatibility.
  • Press the left or right arrow key to select Basic (for VoIP).
  • Press OK.
  • Press Stop/Exit.

If you place the scanning document/file on the auto-sheet feeder, you can help it pulling inside the passage or you can use the glass (flatbed) instead. Sometimes, this small mistakes with the sheet-feeder creates this problem. You can also clean the rollers inside the ADF (auto document feeder) passage.


If all of the above measure don't help, I would suggest you to call brother and seek their help. The rest is with mechanical or we can say hardware or firmware related issue. (use this form to contact Brother)

I wish you good luck.

Thanks for using FixYa.

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Depending on your location the line coulod well be poor quality for a sensitive fax. Any spurious sounds on a fax line will cause it to fault.
May I suggest you try the fax on the mainline first before assuming the unit is at fault.

Length of line from point a to b can also reduce the efficiency of signal. It may sound ok to the ear, but resistance may be the factor in reducing the level of the tone that the fax requires to hear and then activate send or receive.It reports poor line condition and even poor memory because it keeps loading to send.

If it does it on the mainline as well then I would be considering a technical call for help. There may be a fault in the unit.

please rwte my help++++Thanks for using FIXYA

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If your fax has a handset listen to the dial tone and make a call if the connection is poor call the phone Co.

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the problem is with their system, not yours. they are probably missing lots of faxes. They may for instance have a few phone lines which receive faxes called a "hunt". If one or more of their lines are bad they may not even realize it.

I suggest you call them and tell them what is going on.

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This problem could be Phone line problem, or hardware failure or receiver's (the machine of the person whom you are sending the fax) machine problem and so on. First, let's check the line, if you have another Phone line, please dial from the number to your number, also, connect the currently connected line to a receiver and call a Land-line number, if the outgoing or incoming is ok, the proceed forward, otherwise, you telephone operator should check the line.


Sometimes, sending fax to a particular number doesn't work, to make sure, try sending a fax to another number.

If the line which is connected to the machine is extended from another machine such as Receiver, Switch, etc... unplug them and connect the fax machine directly to the Line.

It's also important to adjust the compatibility mode, to do this, follow the steps below:
  • Press Menu.
  • Press the up or down arrow key to select Fax.
  • Press OK.
  • Press the up or down arrow key to select Miscellaneous.
  • Press OK.
  • Press the up or down arrow key to select Compatibility.
  • Press the left or right arrow key to select Basic (for VoIP).
  • Press OK.
  • Press Stop/Exit.

If you place the scanning document/file on the auto-sheet feeder, you can help it pulling inside the passage or you can use the glass (flatbed) instead. Sometimes, this small mistakes with the sheet-feeder creates this problem. You can also clean the rollers inside the ADF (auto document feeder) passage.

If all of the above measure don't help, I would suggest you to call brother and seek their help. The rest is with mechanical or we can say hardware or firmware related issue. (use this form to contact Brother)

I wish you good luck.

Thanks for using FixYa.

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"poor line condition'


Very often this is caused by either the sender or receiver having VOIP phone service. Check this and if this is the case you need to set the baud rate to 9600.

Hope this helps!

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Call your telephone provider. There may be noise on the line. Ask you telephone provider to perform a line check on your line. If there is a problem they can fix it on their end. Worst case senario, they come to location as you have poor lines or old lines into your home.

If you have Vonage or Comcast Digital phone service, you will want to slow down your modem speed on the fax machine. Your manual should show you how to do it.

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