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Number of phone rings

I have this Canon Fax T400 can you please tell me how to change the number of rings before the fax machine kicks in

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  • linda378 Jan 30, 2009

    I do not have the instruction manual and I want to change the number of rings before the fax is accepted...Please help



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You have to go into the menu to change it.

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