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We are not receiving faxes

The machine rings and answers, but display says "receiving error. Ask sender to send again."
This is a new development - started about 2 weeks ago.
Occasionally, a fax will come through. Maybe 1 in 12 comes through.
We have it set for 3 rings.
The fax log is on, so we can see that there are faxes not coming through.

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Re: We are not receiving faxes

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

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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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I have a hp 2200 all-in-one printer. For some

if it sends ok, then it has probably been switched to "manual receive" form "automatic mode"

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Machine does not receive faxes

It the funky line DSL?
Fax machines are designed to be on a dedicated ANALOG phone line. Sorry

Oct 16, 2008 | HP 1040 Plain Paper Inkjet 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.

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Can't get this fax machine to work with my answering machine

I have the same problem. I can send a fax, but if I try to receive a fax, the distinctive ring goes off, and it says RECEIVE on the display, but it doesn't receive anything, and there is nothing in the memory. Any ideas? PLEASE HELP!!!!!

May 24, 2008 | HP 640 Inkjet Fax Machine

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Receiving error I fixed my own problem. I had printed out a system data sheet on my fax machine and found out that the "error" was in under sending confirn, so I went into my menu to the sending confirm section and turned it off. Then my boss tried sending the fax and it came through like nothing was ever wrong...I think the other day when my Iguana got in my office, he must have done something, as I found him perched on my fax machine....hmmmm. Thanks for the follow-up email.

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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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Manual can be found here: Does the unit ring at all? If it does do the following (taken from the manual) Receiving automatically in FAX mode 1. Press Rcv.Mode/Contrast until the display shows ?FAX MODE?. 2. When you get a call, the machine answers the call on a specified number of rings and receives a fax automatically. You can change the number of rings. See ?RINGS TO ANSWER? on page 5.4. To adjust the ringer volume, see ?Adjusting volume? on page 2.8. If the phone is not ringing, then the call is never even getting to your fax machine. Hope this helps If you need more information, please ask before rating this solution. Ed

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