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Call Pickup We have a model 2820 fax/copier and have it set to fax/telephone since we also get phone calls on that line. We previously had another model of Brother fax/copier and when the "phone" rang and we received a message of "call pickup", either there was someone on the phone or we had to push "start" to initiate the fax to come through. Now, when the "phone" rings and we pick it up, there is no one on the line and when we push "start" to initiate the fax, nothing comes through. All settings are the same as with the older model. Other faxes come through fine.

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    Unplugging the unit and plugging it back in solved the problem!

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There may the fax is set to auto mode you need turn off the auto answer in your printer , or you need to contact the company by:


http://www.brother-usa.com/Support/Default.aspx

good luck.

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It is a wiring problem i would consider calling the manufacture and see what they can say.

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