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Hello! I believe you are referring to the "race" between your fax and the telephone...Can you provide a little more depth...type of fax...type of phone...Are you using a single land-line? Guru...saailer

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My Lexmark Interpret S405 fax?copy machine picks up incoming call from cell phone as fax. it goes onto fax automatically after 2 rings..


It seems that you're sharing your home phone line with your Lexmark fax machine. You can adjust the "pick-up" ring from the printer operator panel by pressing the Setup button > Fax Setup > Ringing and Answering > Pick Up On > select your preferred number of rings before the fax answers.
Please note:
If you have an answering machine connected to the same line as the fax, set the answering machine to answer incoming calls before the printer does. Increase the number of rings by a factor of 3 over the answering machine. For example, if the answering machine is set to pick up on 4 rings, set the printer to pick up on 7 rings.

If you have a voicemail feature in the same line as the fax, you may subscribe from your phone service provider for a distinctive ring pattern feature. You can program your printer to have a distinctive ring pattern and phone number for incoming faxes.

Should you still need assistance, please leave a comment to my response and I'll get back to you. Should this resolves your problem, your rating will be greatly appreciated.

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Our HP 2140 fax under distinctive ring setting DRPD was answering under our Master ring (double Ring) until yesterday it switched inside somehow where it now answers regular phone ring instead of...


Was the fax plugged into another telephone line? Maybe a power surge?

My solution would be to reconfigure the fax from scratch to learn the ring pattern.

From the Manual:

Step 1-Teach the HP Fax the ring pattern

The HP Fax will learn the ring pattern when you call it from another telephone or fax
machine.

1. Be ready to call the fax machine.
2. Press Menu repeatedly until BASIC FAX displays and press OK.
3. Use LEFT ARROW - RIGHT ARROW BUTTONS to scroll through the options until DRPD Mode displays and press OK.
Call this fax from another fax machine... Waiting Ring...
will display.
4. Call the HP Fax.

DRPD OK will display when the pattern has been learned and the HP Fax will return
to Ready mode.

Step 2-Set up distinctive ring (DRPD) answer mode

Once you have activated distinctive ring, it becomes one of the answering modes you
can select by pressing the Mode/Contrast button.

Press Mode/Contrast repeatedly until DRPD Mode appears in the display.

• In Ready mode, DRPD appears in the right hand corner of the display.
• Now, the HP Fax will manage calls and faxes as if it were set to AUTO mode
(AUTO mode on page 28)


TIP: Distinctive ring must be set up again if you reassign your fax number
or connect the machine to another telephone line. Once set up again (that
is, the fax machine has learned the ring pattern and the answering mode is
correctly set), you should test the fax machine by calling the fax number
and another number on the same line. The machine should respond
appropriately to a call placed to the fax number with fax tones, and to a
normal telephone call with the expected ring pattern.

Mar 04, 2011 | HEWLETT-PACKARD HP 2140 Fax

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How do I increase the number of rings on my Brother MFC-780n fax/printer before it picks up?



Setting the Ring Delay
The Ring Delay sets the number of times the
MFC rings before it answers in Fax Only or
Fax/Tel mode. If you have extension
phones on the same line as the MFC or
subscribe to the telephone company’s
Distinctive Ring service, keep the Ring Delay
setting of 4.
(See Operation from extension telephones on
page A-4 and Easy Receive on page 4-3.)
1 If it is not illuminated in green, press
(Fax).
2 Press Menu/Set, 2, 1, 1.
3 Press ▲ or ▼ to select how many times
the line rings before the MFC answers
(00 - 04).
Press Menu/Set.
(If you select 00, the line won’t ring at
all.)
4 Press Stop/Exit.
Initial Setup
1.Receive Mode
Current Receive Mode
Fax : Fax Only
F/T : Fax/Tel
TAD : External TAD
Mnl : Manual
Setup Receive
1.Ring Delay

Apr 02, 2010 | Brother MFC-7820N All-In-One Laser Printer

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How to change the number of telephone rings before fax becomes engaged ?


1. Press <function> then the "Down Arrow" at the <start> button until [OPTION SETTING] appears.
2. Press "Right Arrow" at the <start> button, then the "Down Arrow" repeatedly until the desired setting appears.
3. Setting [NUMBER OF RINGS] press "Right Arrow" and you should be able to set number of rings 2-8.
4. When finished press <start>. To exit press <stop>

Mar 10, 2010 | Sharp UX-B750 Inkjet Fax

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Fax answers on phone calls.


Hello There. Most household all in one units cannot operate on the ring characteristcs that you are describing.

They simply operate on the number of rings before automatic pickup to the fax machine. Therefore, you will need to just change the number of rings before the fax machine picks up. In this case however, you will not be able to use voicemail, since one or the other will will pickup.

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01102249.pdf
Page 63 and 64 (in PDF) or page 62 and 63 (hardcopy manual) explain the process.

Ignore the information about setting higher then voicemail. That information is typically only valid if you have the old voicemail devices in your home. Most people now adays get a voicemail service added to your telephone service, in which case you cannot control the voicemail as easily.

So again, in other words you will be sacrificing your voicemail for your fax machine. Only other way around it is to get a dedicated fax line to seperate the two numbers.

Feb 26, 2009 | HP Photosmart C6180 All-In-One InkJet...

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Fax machine will not reset to be able to answer the phone


When you set your fax machine to answer on a certain number of rings it will answer it on that number of rings expecting it to be another fax machine. If you do not answer it before the aloted number of rings you will not be able to talk since the fax machine will be trying to talk in computer speak. To help you may want to set it to answer after more rings.

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Brother intellfax 2800


Scroll through the menus for NUMBER OF RINGS

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Hpofficejet: will not receive fax. Sender is given our phone number, our phone is answered and we dial our code -- this no longer works. Cannot find manual. Do we reset the number and how, or what...


I just got a new line just for my SF-5100 fax. It was working before I switched to this phone company. I checked the line on a regular phone and it seemed ok. When I plug it up to my fax machine, when it rings I get this static sound instead of rings. One of my customers said when she tried to fax something, she got that same static sound and it would not go through. When I tried to fax her something, I dialed the number and when the fax machine was repeating the numbers it was a series of that same static sound. Then the operator said I should try my call again - so it did not dial through. A few minutes ago, the screen said RX also. Can you please help?

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