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Just received my new fax number and it is on the same home phone line.
When I initially set up the machine, I put in my home number and now need to change the number to my new one just given to me. I can't seem to do it and have tried everything in the menu. How do I input my new fax number? Thanks.

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According to the user manual, which can be obtained at
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us/en/doc/manual_index.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfc210c_all&type2=5&flang=English&dlid=
if you don't have one handy, the steps to set your fax machine's number is on page 42. The steps to take are:

Setting the Station ID
You should store your name or company name and fax number so
they print on all fax pages you send.
1 Press Menu/Set, 0, 3.
2 Enter your fax number
(up to 20 digits).
Press Menu/Set.
3 Use the dial pad to enter your name (up to 20 characters).
(See Entering Text on page B-11).
Press Menu/Set.
4 Press Stop/Exit.
You cannot enter a hyphen in the fax number. To enter a space
press once between numbers.
If the Station ID has already been programmed, the LCD will ask
you to press 1 to make a change or 2 to exit without changing.

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