Question about Brother MFC-3220C Plain Paper Inkjet Fax

1 Answer

I cann't receive any fax.

What can I do? The fax keeps coming but the machine didn't pick it up.

Posted by on

  • homeseller May 16, 2008

    I do not have an instruction booklet for this fax machine.....how do I set the printer to receive properly?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 12 Answers

First thing to check is to make sure all the lines are plugged into the correct slot. After you check and make sure those are ok try and get another fax to be sent to it while you are there and after it rings, press the 'HOOK' button and see if it receives the fax and starts printing. If it does, more than likely the printer is not set to receive properly. If the 'HOOK' button doesn't do anything then the modem in it is bad and has to be replaced. Unfortunately, its not cost effective to replace those. Its cheaper to buy a whole new printer and get the 1 year warranty.

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

3 Suggested Answers

SOURCE: Hooking up a fax machine on home telephone line

Well... the problem is that you are running two machines on one line. ONE of them has to take predominance. Both machines should have settings for "number of rings to answer at". It sounds like you currently have the fax set to less than the answering machine, so the fax picks up after two rings, while your answering machine might be set to more, which it never gets to, because the fax answered the call already(It doesn't matter if you answer the phone, or the fax picks up, once the line is open, the answering machine is taken out of the equation). Even if you set the answering machine to answer first, you're then taking the fax service out of the loop. I'm not sure how you're going to juggle that, since both types of machines each need control over the line to work properly. That's why we (business machine folk) always recommend a dedicated line for fax service.

Posted on Jan 24, 2007

Healeyman
  • 1198 Answers

SOURCE: My fax machine will send faxes but not receive them. I have made sure it is plugged in and connected but no faxes will come through. Please Help!

If you have an answering machine, have it answer at three rings. Have the fax answer at five rings. Let the answer machine go thru it's cycle, and see if the fax picks up.

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

M2Tech1
  • 313 Answers

SOURCE: Fax machine won't receive without pick up phone receiver.

on the front display you will see a recieve button and you need to press this and you will see on the display it say either fax...fax/tel.. auto press the button until fax shows thsi means it is only being used as a fax so the line will auto pick up... if you set it to auto it will ring check the line and if it finds its a fax it will put it through as one if not it will ring you phone.. good luck

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

FO-3150-won't auto answer, have to pick up receiver to get faxes


renield, that worked perfect!!! Thanks a million!

Feb 06, 2013 | Sharp Fo-3150

1 Answer

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.

Oct 15, 2009 | Brother Fax Machines

1 Answer

THE FAX MACHINE CAN RECEIVE THE FAX IN THE MEMORY BUT FAIL TO PICK UP


My office fax machine can receive the fax in the memory, but it does not print it.

May 19, 2009 | Panasonic KX-FL541 Plain Paper Laser Fax

1 Answer

My fax machine will send faxes but not receive them. I have made sure it is plugged in and connected but no faxes will come through. Please Help!


If you have an answering machine, have it answer at three rings. Have the fax answer at five rings. Let the answer machine go thru it's cycle, and see if the fax picks up.

Apr 27, 2009 | HP 1220 Plain Paper Inkjet Fax

1 Answer

Receiving fax


You need to press the "mode" button until the mode on the right side of the display says "FAX ONLY" ( if the line is just for faxes) or "FAX/TEL" ( for fax and voice calls) in the fax/tel mode it will ring with a "double ring" if it is a voice call.

Mar 09, 2009 | Brother IntelliFAX 770 Plain Paper Thermal...

2 Answers

Cannot receive faxes, but can send


Hello,
I can send faxes from my HP Fax 1010, but cannot receive them. I can dial the number from another phone but it will keep ringing and the machine never picks up. We have tested the phone line and all seems well. Is there some setting on the fax machine itself that I need to change in order to receive? Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Aug 25, 2008 | HP 1010 Plain Paper Inkjet Fax

1 Answer

Fax not picking up Brother 4100


have you see the display if it was saying the word receiving...?

let me know..

Jun 26, 2008 | Brother IntelliFAX 4100 Laser Fax

1 Answer

Can not receive faxes


On the front of your machine, you will see a button that says "In/Out". I bet someone hit that by mistake, turning off auto-answer.

Nov 05, 2007 | Panasonic Panafax UF-595 Plain Paper Laser...

2 Answers

Panafax UF 7000 Fax Doesnt Receive


These fax machines have a problem with memory.You may want to add extra memory cards to them.Either that or you have to keep manualy emptying it out.Memory usualy comes in 8&16MB.

Oct 18, 2007 | Panasonic Panafax UF-780 Plain Paper Laser...

1 Answer

Can't receive fax


Pick up the receiver and see if you hear a fax tone noise. If so then push the start button and hang up. Is this machine on a dedicated line or shared with the main phone number? Sometimes some people will pick up the receiver on their fax machine dial the fax number and wait for a tone before sending. If this is the case the machine can not recognize that is a ax. Make sure your machine is set for auto receive if it is on a dedicated line.

Apr 06, 2007 | Brother IntelliFax-2820 Laser Fax

Not finding what you are looking for?
Brother MFC-3220C Plain Paper Inkjet Fax Logo

53 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Brother Fax Machines Experts

CheckitRight
CheckitRight

Level 3 Expert

1349 Answers

Soulvisitor
Soulvisitor

Level 3 Expert

1113 Answers

Paul King
Paul King

Level 3 Expert

735 Answers

Are you a Brother Fax Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...