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Fax from Brother MFC 5890

by volvogirl / May 18, 2014 5:54 AM PDT

My relative wants to email me a 60 page pdf to fax for her. Is there any possible way to put it on a flash drive and fax from that instead of printing 60 pages to fax? My printer has a usb port. Doesn't look like it from the manual. I assume I have to fax from my land line. Anyway to fax from a computer or file?

Could I plug my phone line into my computer Win XP sp3? Then could I find a fax program? Ummmm. Wonder if my pc has a phone plug in the back. Or any of our laptops. Have notebooks with Win 7 and a new one with Win 8.1

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Ok I do have a phone plug for PCI.
by volvogirl / May 18, 2014 6:06 AM PDT

And Fax under Accessories-Communications. How do you fax using that?

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Whew!!! Messed up
by volvogirl / May 18, 2014 6:41 AM PDT

Ok I went to Add/Remove Windows Components to see if Fax was installed and it wasn't. It said to check the ones you wanted to install or remove. So I checked FAX and unchecked all the others that were already checked (like Outlook Express & IE) since I didn't want to remove them. Wrong move. It installed FAX or but uninstalled OE & IE. Praise the Lord I found an automatic system restore point from yesterday! Looks like I'm ok now, but still don't have fax console.

So should I do it again and just add the check mark to Fax and leave the others still checked?

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