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  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    I have this problem too, my machine is the brother MFC 7840w. It is not sending or recieving, its brand new and recieved 1 fax on the first day I set it up and hasnt worked since. When I put a fax through, it holds it in the memory. Also when I get someone to send me a fax the machine just rings and it doesnt pick it up.

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First of all have you pluged a phone into the phone cord of the machine ? Just to verify the phone line.
Is your phone number and ID entered into the machine?
If that information was somehow deleted, that has to be reentered for the fax machine to work. Thats a legal thing.
If the phone line is fine and your ID is properly in the machine and it still is not working then you have a bad fax modem board.
hard to tell you much more without knowing the make or model number.

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Attach the magicJack device to a USB port on your computer.
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Send a fax to your magicJack phone number to receive a fax. You can find your magicJack phone number at the top of the magicJack splash screen that will display on your computer after inserting the magicJack device.
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Cannot send or receive faxes to one particular number, but is able to send and receive faxes with other numbers


"cannot send or receive faxes to one particular number, but is able to send and receive faxes with other numbers"

If your machine can receive a fax transmission from one number, it will receive from all numbers.

If your machine can send to all but not to one particular number, please check that there is a fax machine there to receive it.

You can try to send manually and listen for beeps from the other fax -if one is present- then push the START button to initiate transmission.
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Can not send fax. The receving fax rings but my machine does not respond and send the fax. I can receive ok.


The document does not feed into the machine.
Be sure the document is not wrinkled, and you are putting it in correctly. Check that the document is the right size and not too thick or too thin. (See document types and sizes on page 43).
You cannot receive faxes automatically. Check if "TEL" appears on the right side of the display. In TEL mode, you
cannot receive a fax automatically. Be sure the handset is seated on the cradle properly.
The machine cannot receive faxes manually. Do not hang up the handset before pressing Start/Enter to receive a
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The machine does not send anything. Check that the document is loaded face down. Send should show up
in the display after it dials. Check if the machine to which you are sending can receive your fax.

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Yes, you must set up your fax machines like this: The receiving fax must be set to auto receive and the telephone line must be inserted in the "line" input. A line must then be connected from the "Tel" to the "Line" of the Transmitting machine, which must be set to "manual receive." This is not really a satisfactory way of doing things as you can't send and receive 2 machines on the same line together. A much better way is to have 2 lines. with a machine attached to each. Get the tel company to put "No answer transfer" on the line as an accesory. Give them the number of the fax machine that transmits. Make it "manual receive" Now you have a versatile system that you can also use the office telephone with.

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Receive Mode Setting
On the operation panel, press the following buttons to select the appropriate receive mode.
  1. Press <Fax>.

  2. Press <Menu>.

  3. Press the right or left arrow button to select [Receive mode set], then press <OK>.

  4. Press the right or left arrow button to select the receive mode that best suits your needs, then press <OK>.


    FAX ONLY MODE: When you want to receive only faxes automatically with your machine, or have a dedicated telephone line for FAX use only.

    MANUAL MODE: When you receive mainly voice calls and sometimes faxes, or want to receive faxes manually.
    ANS MACHINE MODE: When you want to receive voice messages on your answering machine and receive faxes automatically.
    FAX/TEL AUTO SW: When you want to receive faxes automatically as well as voice calls.
    DRPD: When you have subscribed to a DRPD service with your telephone company.

  5. Press <Stop/Reset> repeatedly to return to fax standby mode.

Sending Methods Sending From Your Machine (Memory Sending)
  1. Load the document on the Platen Glass or the ADF.

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    Sending from the platen

    Important: When sending a double-sided document, set the document on the Platen Glass. You cannot scan double-sided documents from the ADF.


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    Sending from the ADF

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  2. Press <FAX>.

  3. Adjust the settings for your document as necessary.

  4. Dial the recipient's number using the numeric keys or speed dialing.

  5. Press <Color> for color sending, or <Black> for black & white sending.

    • When the document was loaded on the Platen Glass:

      1. When the following message is displayed, load the next page on the Platen Glass.

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        If you have only one sheet to scan, press <OK>..
      2. Press <Color> to send in color, or <Black> to send in black and white.

        IMPORTANT: If you do not press the same button you pressed in step 5, the machine does not start scanning.
      3. Repeat steps 5a and 5b to scan in all pages of the document.
      4. Press <OK>.

    • When the document was loaded in the ADF:

      The machine starts sending automatically after the document is scanned in.

      Note: Color sending is available only when the recipient's fax machine supports color faxing.
  • To cancel sending before sending a fax, press <Stop/Reset>.
  • To cancel memory sending while sending a fax, follow any instructions on the LCD after pressing <Stop/Reset>.
  • If the document remains in the ADF after pressing <Stop/Reset> during sending a fax, press <OK>. The remaining document is automatically fed out.

Sending From Your Machine (Manual Sending)
Use manual sending when you want to talk to the recipient before sending a document, or if the recipient does not have a fax machine that can receive automatically.
Caution:
  • With manual sending, you cannot use the Platen Glass to send documents.
  • You will need to connect a telephone to your machine if you want to talk to the recipient before sending a document.
Follow this procedure:
  1. Connect a telephone to your machine if you want to talk to the recipient before sending a document

  2. Load the document in the ADF.




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    Sending from the ADF

  3. Press <FAX>.

  4. Adjust the settings for your document as necessary.

  5. You can lift the handset if one is connected to the machine.

  6. Dial the recipient's number using the numeric keys or coded speed dialing.

  7. Talk through the handset to the recipient. (If you hear a high-pitched signal instead of the
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  8. Ask the recipient to set recipient's fax machine to receive faxes.

  9. When you hear a high-pitched signal, press <Color> for color sending, or <Black> for black & white sending. Then hang up the handset.

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