Why does my fax machine keep saying busy?

What can I do? The message ‘No Response/Busy’ on your Brother machine indicates that the number you attempted to send to was busy or did not respond to your incoming fax. The problem may be related to your line connection.

Why is a fax not going through?

If you find your fax not working, it could be due to the following reasons: The fax number you’re trying to send your fax to is busy or unreachable. You are trying to send a fax to a number that is blocked or outside your area code. Your fax machine could not establish a connection with your telephone line or modem.

How can you tell if a fax is busy?

Check your fax user guide to see if your machine offers this capability. Check with a contact at the company to which you’re faxing to verify that the target machine hasn’t run out of paper, ink or toner. Some faxes refuse to answer if their supplies run out and their memory for incoming faxes fills up.

How do I know if my fax went through?

You can tell if a fax is completely transmitted (and received by the other fax machine) if your fax has printed a confirmation page. It is a page that summarizes the time and date, number of pages, and destination fax number.

How do you check if the fax machine is working?

To test a fax machine simply fax to somebody else with a fax machine – and have them send a reply fax back to you. When sending the fax, turn on the confirmation page feature – a successful confirmation page shows that the fax machine on the other end has successfully received the message.

What happens if a fax isn’t answered?

Fax machines will automatically retry calls in case the receiving end fails to answer. It is easy to adjust the number of times the machine redials by just checking your machine.

Do you dial 1 before sending a fax?

As fax works over the phone network, all fax numbers are simply phone numbers and should be dialed the same way as a regular phone call. When calling locally within the United States and Canada: There is no need to dial a leading ‘1’.

How do I test my fax machine?

To test a fax line, make sure your fax machine is plugged into the line. Send someone a fax and ask the recipient to report whether the fax arrives and looks normal. Then, have someone send you a test fax and confirm the fax arrives and prints as it should.

How long does it take for a fax to go through?

When sending or receiving a fax, documents that contain mostly text usually take approximately 1 minute per page. For documents that contain graphics (e.g. scans of documents), or for faxes that are being sent through a slow phone line, it may take 5 minutes per page or more to be sent or delivered.

Will fax go through if machine off?

Yes, you can send a fax if the office is closed. Most offices leave their fax machines on outside of business hours. Faxes received after business hours will be processed the next business day.

How do I test my HP fax machine?

You can send a test fax to the HP Fax Test Service at 1-888-HPFaxme (1-888-473-2963). This free service sends a return fax within 5 to 7 minutes when fax is working properly.