MFC-J775DW(XL)

FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

Send a fax

Click here if you know how to send a fax but are having issues sending, click here to see information for it.

 

Step 1: Verify you hear the dial tone

  1. To verify your Brother machine has a dial tone. (Click here to see how to verify that my Brother machine has a dial tone.)

     

    • If there is dial tone, go to STEP 2.
    • If there is no dial tone, verify the telephone line cord is directly connected from the Brother machine's LINE jack (socket) to the wall telephone jack (socket).

       

      • If you are using an analog telephone line and there are splitters, commshare devices, power strips or surge protectors between the wall telephone jack (socket) and the Brother machine, remove them. Removing these devices assists in determining if the issue is related to the device or the Brother machine.
      • If you are using a DSL or Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone system, there can be multiple types of telephone line connections (modems, interface boxes, phone adapters, splitters, etc). However, a telephone line must be connected to the Brother machine's LINE jack (socket).

     

  2. If there is still no dial tone, click here to see information for it.

 

Step 2: Send a fax following one of these fax-sending procedures

 

Send a fax using your Brother machine's Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)

For the models with an ADF (Automatic Document Feeder):

 

NOTE: Illustrations shown below are from a representative product and may differ from your Brother machine.

 

  1. Place the document(s) you want to fax in the ADF.
     
    After you put your document(s) in the ADF, the Brother machine's display (hereinafter called LCD) should display "ADF Ready" for a few seconds and then display the fax-sending options.
     
  2. Press FAX(FAX).
     
  1. Enter the fax number you want to send to.

    You can manually dial the number or use Address Book or call history.
        
  2. Press Black (Mono) Start or Color (Colour) Start.

    Your Brother machine will scan and fax the document.
  • You can press Stop/Exit to cancel the fax.
  • If you send a black & white fax when the Brother machine's memory is full, it will be sent in real time.
 
Send a fax using your Brother machine's flat scanner glass
  • You cannot send multipage color faxes from the flat scanner glass.
  • You can send documents up to Letter or A4 size.
  • (For the models with an ADF)
    Since you can only scan one page at a time on the flat scanner glass, it is easier to send multipage faxes using the ADF.

 

  1. Place the document you want to fax face down on the flat scanner glass.
     
  2. Press FAX(FAX).
         
  3. Enter the fax number you want to send to.

    You can manually dial the number or use a Speed Dial number or call history.
           
  4. Press Black (Mono) Start or Color (Colour) Start.

     

    • If you press Black (Mono) Start, the machine will scan the first page. Go to STEP 5.
    • If you press Color (Colour) Start, the LCD asks if you want to send color fax. Press 1 or Right arrow key to choose Yes to confirm.
      The machine starts dialing and sending the document.
  5. Do one of the following:

     

    • To send a single-page fax, press Black (Mono) Start again or press 2 or Left arrow key to choose No.

      The machine starts sending the document.
    • To send more than one page, press 1 or Right arrow key to choose Yes. Go to STEP 6.
  6. Place the next page you want to fax face down on the flat scanner glass.
         
  7. Press OK.

    Your Brother machine will scan the next page.

    Repeat STEPS 5 through 7 for each additional page you want to fax.
          
  8. After all pages have been scanned, press 2 or Left arrow key or Black (Mono) Start to start.

If your question was not answered, have you checked other FAQs?

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If you need further assistance, please contact Brother customer service:

Related Models

MFC-J460DW, MFC-J480DW, MFC-J485DW, MFC-J775DW(XL)

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