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Receiving a fax

My fax says DRPD because it use to be set for a specific ring. I want to clear that and set it up fo a manual fax. When I hit the receive mode it doesn't do anything.

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Re: receiving a fax

Press recieve mode repeatedly until manual mode is displayed.
after a few seconds the display will change to the month/day manual.

when the telephone rings and you answer it if you hear the beeps etc press start/copy and hang up handset to print doc.

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Our HP 2140 fax under distinctive ring setting DRPD was answering under our Master ring (double Ring) until yesterday it switched inside somehow where it now answers regular phone ring instead of...

Was the fax plugged into another telephone line? Maybe a power surge?

My solution would be to reconfigure the fax from scratch to learn the ring pattern.

From the Manual:

Step 1-Teach the HP Fax the ring pattern

The HP Fax will learn the ring pattern when you call it from another telephone or fax

1. Be ready to call the fax machine.
2. Press Menu repeatedly until BASIC FAX displays and press OK.
3. Use LEFT ARROW - RIGHT ARROW BUTTONS to scroll through the options until DRPD Mode displays and press OK.
Call this fax from another fax machine... Waiting Ring...
will display.
4. Call the HP Fax.

DRPD OK will display when the pattern has been learned and the HP Fax will return
to Ready mode.

Step 2-Set up distinctive ring (DRPD) answer mode

Once you have activated distinctive ring, it becomes one of the answering modes you
can select by pressing the Mode/Contrast button.

Press Mode/Contrast repeatedly until DRPD Mode appears in the display.

• In Ready mode, DRPD appears in the right hand corner of the display.
• Now, the HP Fax will manage calls and faxes as if it were set to AUTO mode
(AUTO mode on page 28)

TIP: Distinctive ring must be set up again if you reassign your fax number
or connect the machine to another telephone line. Once set up again (that
is, the fax machine has learned the ring pattern and the answering mode is
correctly set), you should test the fax machine by calling the fax number
and another number on the same line. The machine should respond
appropriately to a call placed to the fax number with fax tones, and to a
normal telephone call with the expected ring pattern.

Mar 04, 2011 | HEWLETT-PACKARD HP 2140 Fax

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I have a Model MF 4150 , Serial No. JVM 73593 The Basic Guide that came with the purchase does not provide the necessary information. I have a phone on the same line as the fax machine (plugged into...

I'm going out on a limb here, and guessing it's a Canon imageClass MF4150... If not, please disregard this solution.

The advanced manual can be viewed / downloaded / printed here, directly from Canon:

To stop it from interfering with the telephone conversation:

Issue: Fax interrupts telephone conversations in answering machine mode (AnsMode)
Solution: Setting the Receive Mode - ICMF 4150

Setting the Receive Mode
  1. Press <Additional Functions>.

  2. Use <la.gif> or <ra.gif> to select [5 FAX SETTINGS], then press <OK>.

  3. Use <la.gif> or <ra.gif> to select [3 RX SETTINGS], then press <OK>.

  4. Use <la.gif> or <ra.gif> to select [3 RX MODE], then press <OK>.

  5. Use <la.gif> or <ra.gif> to select the desired receive mode, then press <OK>.
    round_note.gif - For [AnsMode], make sure an answering machine is connected to the machine.
    If [AnsMode], [FAX/TEL], or [DRPD] is selected, you can select some settings as below:

    --- [AnsMode CHK TIME] (select time from 10 to 30 seconds for the answering machine to start playing outgoing message after receiving a call)
    --- [FAX DETECT TIME] (select the duration from 10 to 70 seconds for the fax to detect)

    --- [RING START TIME] (select the time from 0 to 30 seconds for the phone to start ringing after receiving a call)
    --- [F/T RING TIME] (select the duration of ringing from 10 to 45 seconds)
    --- [F/T SWITCH ACTION] (select the action the machine will take after the ringing ends, Receive or Disconnect)

    --- [NORMAL RING]
    --- [DOUBLE RING]
  6. Press <Stop/Reset> to return to the standby display.

Apr 25, 2008 | Fax Machines

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Somehow our machine is no longer on auto receive. we need to pick up the receiver and hit start each time it rings in order to receive the fax please help

Press the Reception Mode button to toggle between Fax, Answering Machine and Tel (manual receive). If you need to change the number of rings before the Fax is picked up, press Function 4 then # # # Then press a number between 1 and 5 followed by Stop.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(BTW there is a little arrow that points to the Reception Mode on the LCD screen -> Tel on the left, Fax on the right (both of these across the top right), and A.M. on right side.)

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Not receiving any incoming faxes

Is the phone line working? Do you have any devices connected to the phone line that pick up before the fax machine? Make sure the machine has paper and is set to FAX or AUTO. Is there a Memory Full error? Clear the memory (Setup > Memory Clear then press Start/Enter. Use the left and right arrows to select the items to remove. Press Start/Enter twice (second time to confirm the choice). Repeat until all memory is cleared that you wish to clear. Then press Stop to exit.)

If you are using the ANS/FAX mode and have an answering machine connected to the extension port, disconnect the anwering machine and switch to FAX or AUTO. Check if the machine receives faxes. Sometimes the extra device causes interference. Call the fax machine from a different phone number and see if you hear the fax tones.

Check that the Junk Fax barrier is off, if the incoming call is from a machine that is not listed in your speed dial database. If you have a distinctive ring, make sure that the Fax machine has learned the ring by pressing Setup go to DRPD. Choose Set and call the fax machine from another phone. The LCD will say Waiting Ring until it gets that call and then once the ring is learned will say END DRPD Setup

I hope these ideas help.

Cindy Wells
(If you have a phone company voice mail service, the faxes may end up stuck in that box. It depends on how many rings the fax is set to wait before picking up versus when the voice mail opens to take the call.)

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Our brother intellifax 4750e fax machine will not

It is probably set to manual receive, meaning you have to pick up the receiver, then hit start to receive the fax. I'm sorry I don't know specifically where to find this setting on your model but if you can find it in your menus, you should be able to switch to auto receive to eliminate this.

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HP640 not receiving with Distinctive Ring Option

You need a dedicated ANALOG phone line.

A DSL filter screens out ANALOG signals to a DSL device.not the other way around. There are no DIGITAL fax machines.

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I have the HP640 Fax machine and I'm trying to program the distinctive ring mode but when I follow the instruction which state to press the menu button and scroll to advanced fax and press ok and then it...

I had been confused for the past ten months on this issue and just figured it out! Get a distinctive ring from you telephone service. If you have a answering machine, set it to answer on the 4th ring. On the fax, press menue til you get to the BASIC FAX, press OK, scroll the arrow button til you get to the DISTINCTIVE RING, press OK. Call your special fax number assigned from the telephone co, the machine should read DRPD OK, then on the face of the hp640 on the left i believe is a button called Rcv. Mode/Contrast, press that til you get to DRPD Mode, press OK. It should work great!! Hope this helps.

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I need to set Distinct ring

Press Function then Data Registration press set use the Down arrow to RX setting press set scroll down to RX mode press set Scroll down to DRPD press set pess set again at Drpd Select fax and Choose your ring type.

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All calls go directly to fax. Calls don't go to answering machine. I can't answer calls manually to speak with caller.

You seem to have chosen the correct answering mode which is ans/fax.Also pls check whether DRPD mode is correctly set .
It should be off in case your tel line does not have dual ring feature.

happy faxing


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