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Can fax but can't recieve

My Brother Intellifax 2800 can fax will no problem. The machine does not receive any faxes. You can hear the beep and it will say " call pickup" and then nothing.

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    The machine was in fax mode with a single ring pattern already.



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Your machine may be in mannual mode or in answering machine mode. First confirm weather your machine is in auto/fax mode for receiveing.put the machine in to fax mode with sigle ring pattern.

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