Brother MFC 4800 fax out problem

By MaryRedmond
Aug 27, 2009
  1. Hi -

    Freestanding - not running from CPU - worked OK 4- 5 years - now (today) receives faxes OK but handshake with remote fax - can't connect. Any ideas?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    It may be time to buy another FAX machine
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    We have had some luck with partial disassembly and thoroughly cleaning with denatured alcohol, while also pulling and reseating all cables.
    But I agree with TMagic650... As IBM once said, "there comes a time when each device reaches the end of its useful product life."
    It only takes one of those tiny little chips or circuits to burn out... and they will all burn out eventually...
  4. MaryRedmond

    MaryRedmond TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks ...

    Appreciated. For whatever reason, the poor thing spontaneously resumed working normally about 10 days after the first post and has continued to do so since. Maybe the equivalent of putting a golf club in the garage.

    Mary Redmond
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