FAQs & Troubleshooting



FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting


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Date: 10.11.2010 ID: faq00000157_006

What is the "Station ID" and how do I set it?

The Station ID is for identification purposes.Your name and fax number will be printed as the header of every fax sent. To enter your "Station ID", follow the steps listed below:


  1. Press the Menu key.

  2. Press the Up or Down Arrow key to select Initial Setup and press OK.

  3. Press the Up or Down Arrow key to select STATION ID  and press OK.


    If the Station ID has already been programmed, the LCD will ask you to press 1 to make a change or 2 to exit without changing.

  4. Enter your fax number (up to 20 digits) and press OK.

  5. Enter your telephone number (up to 20 digits) and press OK.

  6. Use the dial pad to enter your name (up to 20 characters) and press OK.


    • The numbers 2 through 9 have letters listed above the keys. If you press the key once, you choose the first letter, twice you choose the 2nd letter, 3 times the 3rd letter and, for the numbers 7 and 9 key, 4 times the 4th letter.

    • If you need to enter a character that is on the same key as the previous character, press the right navigation key to advance to the next space. (Example: To enter the name "ED", press the number 3 key twice to choose "E". Press the right navigation key to advance to the next space. Press the 3 key once to choose "D".)

    • If you entered a letter incorrectly and want to change it, press the left navigation key to move the cursor under the incorrect letter, press Clear/Back or Clear.

    • To enter a special character, press the *, #, or 0 and press the left or right navigation key to move the cursor under the special character or symbol you want. Then, press OK to select it. The symbol will appear on the display screen. These special characters and symbols are available for text only, not for phone numbers.

  7. Press Stop/Exit.


    Only for USA Customers:
    The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any person to use a computer or electronic device to send any message via a telephone fax machine unless such messages clearly contain in a margin at the top or bottom of each transmitted page, or on the first page of the transmission, the date and time it is sent and an identification of the business or other entity or other individual sending the message and the telephone number of the sending machine or such business, other entity or individual. To program this information into your machine, see how to set the Date and Time and the Station ID on this page.

Related Models

FAX-2840, MFC-7340, MFC-7360, MFC-7450, MFC-7470D, MFC-7840N, MFC-7860DW, MFC-8370DN, MFC-8380DN, MFC-8460N, MFC-8510DN, MFC-8860DN, MFC-8880DN, MFC-8910DW, MFC-9120CN, MFC-9320CW, MFC-9440CN, MFC-9450CDN, MFC-9840CDW

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