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Unable to send fax

When I press hook before dialing, all I can here is a click instead of a dial tone. Please help Renee

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  • AlanD Nov 14, 2007

    I am experiencing the same problem. The unit did work for over a year then stopped sending / receiving faxes. There is no dial tone when I press the hook button.


    • I have confirmed that the phone line works.

    • I have tried the phone line in both phone ports on the fax machine.

    • I have confirmed the menu setting is set for tone
    Any advice on next steps would be appreciated.

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    I have the same problem. Fax/dial tone worked fine for over a year and then suddenly the MFC stopped getting the dial tone. No reason for change to have occurred since software and machine settings were not changed. I expect this to be an inherient design hardware problem within the MFC 420CN.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    what does it mean when you press off hook and it dont have a dial tone

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There are several reason:
Do you have chosen the right connection (cable)?
Is the cable inserted well?
Did you choose the right software settings (press menu/fax etc. all writen inside the manual)?
Did you have a look at the faq?:
http://www.brother.com/library/websites/www.com/top_new/download/index.htm
(choose your country, your printer and the FAQ section. Here you can choose fax)
Did you had a lighting strike the days before? (The fax modul will be defectiv)

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The document your sending have logo or pictures thus taking a lot of memory, try sending plain text and see what happens

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I cannot send fax


Hi there!



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.



Hope this helps. Rate if it works.

Thanks!

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I want to make sure I understand this completely. You get no dial tone from the fax machine when hooked up to VOIP. In the past, was there an audible dial tone from the fax, or did it just dial silently and give you an error if there was no tone? When you said you got a dial tone by connecting a phone to the ext phone port of "the machine" did you mean the fax machine? If you get a dial tone by running a phone through the fax machine, then the line is good. I have used a fax machine over Sunrocket before they went defunct, which used the same technology base as Vonage - so it should work. If you used to get an audible dial tone when using the fax, and no longer do, and you are geting a dial tone on a regular phone that is connected to the ext. port of the fax machine, then the problem has to be in the fax machine itself, not the VOIP. If you can verify that, we can go from there.

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Hi there!


For you to send a fax with the Brother Fax 775 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 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.


Hope this helps. Rate if it works.


Thanks!

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Hello,

Make sure that you have your telephone line from the wall jack plugged into the port on the fax that says "LINE" and that your telephone is plugged into EXT.

All your cables and jacks seem like they are working since your phone gets a dial tone, the onyl thing could be that the wires are mixed or the modem on the fax is broken.

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Pat

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This issue was addressed previously by another FixYa expert. Read the entire post before attempting any repairs. Hope this helps

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You only hit hook to hear the dial tone or use the machine like a speaker phone. To send a fax you press fax start. If you can't hear a dial tone when you press hook, there is something wrong with the phone line connection, or it's plugged in to the wrong plug on the machine. The phone line goes into the one marked with an L, the other with the pic. of a phone is for an additional telephone.

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