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I have it set to auto answer and 2 rings and it won't answer. It worked this morning and then just stopped. the test fax all passed as well. any suggestions?

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Go to menu option and choose the option fax and set the parameter like auto receive or manual set the ring auto answer mode after certain ring. If it is in auto receiving mode it will receive the fax after the ring which you set.
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Posted on Apr 28, 2010

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SOURCE: Increase the number of rings

the default setting is 5 rings. if you need to change that:
set the ring to answer to higher number, however, that will put the machine in manual answering of fax.
the better setting is to rest the phone or the answer machine to a lower number of rings.

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Menu/Fax Setup/Enter/Fax Receive Set up/Enter/Rings to Answer

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

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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

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