I have had this 1840 c machine for a couple of years using it only as a photocopier... NOW, my other fax machine is down and it is important that I use this fax machine.... PROBLEM is... I can not receive a fax... cant find the book... never used it in fax mode before ..... help
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Make sure that you sent the fax face down. If all your faxes are sent blank, there may be a problem with the scanner. Try making a photo copy placing the page face down, if your copy comes out blank then the scanner is finished.
If your photocopy does not come out blank then the problem is on the other end and not your machine.
As you said, the set up is either trying to dial a "9" or other number to access an outside line before dialing your destination number. You will need to get into the menu and delete that command. After that, you should be able to dial out.
Remember to have the fax set to "FAX" not "TELEPHONE" to send and receive automatically.
Noisy line? is all that strikes true when you ensure me it makes great photocopys, but then you receive OK, very strange, All the mechanisms for doing a local copy is the same as sending a fax the difference is the conversion to phone noise so it has to be electronic, I;d guess lightning/power surge, cant think of much else....sorry
Set your machine to MANUAL, this will allow you to answer every call yourself, then if it is a fax, the machine will take over. Sounds like you have it in fax/tel mode now, which allows for the fax machine to answer every call then if not a fax, double rings to you.
1.DO YOU GET DIAL TONE ON -ON HOOK DIAL BUTTON OR ON THE HANDSET ?
IF NOT PLS CHECK THE PHONE LINE OTHERWISE---
2.TRY RINGING THE MACHINE FROM OTHER PHONE,CAN U HEAR THE RING ? IF YES ,PLS CHECK WHAT NOS OF RINGS ,THE MACHINE IS SET TO RECEIVE, AS WELL AS SET THE CORRECT RECEIVE MODE , I.E. FAX /TEL/ANS-FAX...
3 IF U STILL DON'T GET FAX TONE WHILE RECEVING ,THEN TELEPHONE LINE CARD SHOULD BE BAD...
TRY REPLACING TEH SAME ,SHOULD RESOLVE THE PROBLEM.