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Re: set up to receive fax
It does not matter, it should wake up as soon as a fax is coming in, the problem is most likely that the fax set-up was improperly done. There should be a setting to tell it when to pick up, after two,three or four rings, if you have an answering machine, time date. Those need to be set-up for it to work.
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Setting the Sleep Mode reduces power consumption while the machine is idle.
You can choose how long the FAX/MFC is idle (from 00 to 99 minutes) before
it drops into sleep mode. The timer automatically resets itself after the machine
receives a fax or PC data or makes a copy. The default setting is 0 minutes.
1 Press Menu/Set, 1, 7.
2 Use the Dial pad to enter the length of
time the machine is idle before it drops into sleep mode (00 to 99 minutes),
and then press Menu/Set.
3 Press Stop/Exit.
Your Brother machine#s Sleep Mode function reduces power consumption while the machine is idle. You can adjust how long your Brother machine is idle (between 00 and 99 minutes) before Sleep Mode is initiated. Please note that the default setting is 00 minutes, and the timer automatically resets itself after the Brother machine receives a fax,receives data from your PC, or makes a copy. To adjust your Brother machine#s Sleep Mode setting, please follow these steps:
The sleep mode is only a power save mode. You may not have the machine in the correct fax receive mode. If the machine is on a line by itself it needs to be set to fax only, if line is shared with a telephone it needs to be in fax/telephone, if you share the machine with an answering machine it needs to be in TAD mode, and so forth.
Each time you press the MODE key it will change the receive mode. Most people hit this key by mistake and change the MODE and the unit will not pick up calls. Press the MODE key until you are in the correct mode.
To make sure the machine will print, press reports and then the 1, this will print a help list. If the help list prints you know that the machine works. Then check to make sure the machine is in the correct fax receive mode.
You should be able to send and recieve faxs in the sleep mode. You need to reset the machine, pull out the plug, hold down the menue key while you plug the machine in. When maintanence comes up in the display enter 01 and wait. Whwn maintanence comes up again press 99.
DO NOT PRESS ANY OTHER NUMBERS OR YOU WILL DAMAGE THE MACHINE BEYOND REPAIR.
Your fax is now reset and completley empty, you will have to put in your name etc and sleep mode will be set to "0" minutes