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Is it poss. to disable the auto answering machine in old fax (with a phone) model 372 I think. In the man. book this option dosn't shown. Thanks, Rony.

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There should be a button near the top left side area on the front of the printer that says "auto" and/or has a little red light next to it. When the light is on the printer will auto answer. Push the button until there is no light on and this should turn off auto answering.

There are a few models that do not have this button, but they still have the option on whether to automatically answer or not. It is just accessed a different way.

If you find you have a machine without an auto answer button and wish to turn this service on and/or off, press the "menu" key on your printers keyboard and use the arrows to scroll through the options available. When you the "basic fax setup" press the "enter" or "ok" key on the keyboard. Then continue using the arrow keys to scroll the options until you find the "auto answer" on or off feature and again press the "enter" or "ok" key to change it.

Some machines have two fax setup catagories. If you cannot find the auto answer key in this area, scroll with the arrow keys to find the second one and try there. I have found that some say "basic fax setup" and have another catagory on "advanced fax setup" ect.

Posted on Mar 20, 2011

  • ronyt Mar 26, 2011

    the fax m/n is 352. I checked in the menu ander "advance set-up", there is no option about the
    auto answering.....also i don't see any other set-up.
    Pls advise.
    Many Thanks,
    Rony.

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