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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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Re: Number of phone rings - Fax Machines

You have to go into the menu to change it.

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My answering machine (phone line) is picking up when I dial my fax number. How do I set my fax machine up so that it will pick up when I dial the fax number?

Either your fax machine is set to answer on more rings then your answering machine is or you dont have the automatic answer key pushed?

Determine how many rings your answering machine picks up on and then change the number of rings to a lower amount on your fax machine. To change the number of rings before picking up the line, press the "menu" key on the fax machine and use the up and down arrows to scroll until you find the "basic fax set up" or the "advanced set up" areas. I am not sure which one will have the number of rings setting. Try looking in both until you find it.

when you see it press "ok" or "enter" get in and change the amount of rings before answering. call your fax machine to make sure it picks up before your answering machine.

This should solve your problem.

Mar 21, 2011 | Fax Machines

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My hp 1040 will not pick up fax after the fifth ring answering machine picks after forth ring can't tell the between phone call or a fax used to before changed date on answering machine fax quite working

Set rings to answer
You can select the number of rings that will occur before the fax answers an incoming call. If you are using your machine as both a telephone and a fax machine, we suggest you set the ring count to at least 4 to give you time to answer.
TIP: HP 1050 Fax: The Toll Saver function for the Digital Message Center interacts with Rings to Answer. See Toll Saver on page 40. If you have the HP 1050 Fax and have Toll Saver turned on, set the Rings to Answer to 2.
1. Press Menu repeatedly until BASIC FAX displays and press Start/Enter.
Rings to Answer will display.
2. Press Start/Enter.
3. Enter the number of rings you want (2-7) and press Start/Enter.
The HP Fax rings the set number of times and then answers. It then produces a different sounding ring to alert you to which type of call is incoming.
• The additional ring may occur once for a fax call
• The additional ring occurs 5 times for a voice call. After the 5 additional rings, the answering machine will answer.

Dec 08, 2010 | HP 1040 Plain Paper Inkjet Fax

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I am trying to change the number of rings on my fax machine befor

You will need to provide make and model as the setting are different with each brand.

Apr 08, 2010 | Fax Machines

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Cant get to the phone before the fax kicks in!

You CAN set the number of rings on that machine - but only to 4 I believe. But you can also set it to "manual receive" so that you have physically pick up a phone, and the select 'start' on the machine (when you hear a fax tone), or you can set it to 'Fax/Tel', and have it determine what is a fax call.
Check your manual, because there are several features available that you're obviously not familiar with, and anything else you buy is going to be just as complicated, and probably won't do anything more than this unit is already capable of. You need to read the manual, and figure out how to use it.

Download the user guide here:

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I have a canon fax L250 i can send a fax but i can not receive a fax please help

Call this number (12723 12) from your fax line to ensure the fax number you are calling is the correct number. The service will repeat the number of the line you are on back to you.
Does a normal handset ring when plugged onto the fax line and called?
Is the fax machine in manual or auto-receive mode?

Mar 02, 2009 | Canon FAX-L250

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Receiving a fax from a certain number

Does the other party have a DSL phone line?

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Same fax and phone number

check the setting in the receive mode button. set it to fax

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Auto-answer issue: fax beeps on line when voicecall received

Try changing the receive mode from automatic to FAX ONLY and set the number of fax rings higher. You should be able to receive phone calls and if you are not answering your phone it will automatically receive a fax.

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Changing the amount of rings

Pick the phone up earlier it will stop ringing......:-)

To set the number of rings-to-answer
To set or change the number of rings-to-answer, use the following steps:
1. On the all-in-one control panel, press Menu.
2. Use the < or the > button to select Fax setup, and then press tick
3. Use the < or the > button to select Fax Recv. setup, and then press tick
4. Use the < or the > button to select Rings to answer, and then press tick
5. Use the alphanumeric buttons to enter the number of rings-to-answer, and then press tick

But I still think picking up the phone earlier would be easier

Your Manual, please rate as fixya or post back

Dec 28, 2007 | Fax Machines

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Sharp UXB700 Fax

Below is for when you are using machine in fax mode, is that how you use it or are you also using the answering machine function? ie TAD mode



If desired, you can change the number of rings on which the fax machine

answers incoming calls in FAX mode. Any number from 2 to 5 can be


1 Press FUNCTION once and 3 times.



To select FAX mode, press

(with no document

in the feeder) until the arrow in

the display points to FAX.








Using TEL Mode


2 Press once and once.

3 Press once.

4 Enter the desired number of rings (any

number from 2 to 5).

Example: 3 rings

5 Press to return to the date and time display.

Note: If you are using Distinctive Ring, the fax machine will answer calls after

two rings regardless of the above setting.

Oct 16, 2007 | Fax Machines

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