How to Change the Date on the Brother IntelliFax 2820

by Jason Artman

The Brother IntelliFax 2820 is designed to display the current date and time on the front display panel whenever you aren't actively using the machine. In addition, you can configure the machine to display the date and time when you send a fax. The internal clock relies on an uninterrupted power source to remain correct, and if you've moved the fax machine to a new location in your home or office or have suffered a power outage, the information displayed may no longer be correct. Use the menu options to change the date.

Press the "Menu/Set" button on the control panel of the IntelliFax 2820.

Press the "0" button, and then press "2" to select the "Date/Time" configuration option on the menu.

Push the buttons corresponding with the last two numbers of the current year, such as "11" for 2011. Push the "Menu/Set" button.

Push the buttons corresponding with the number of the current month. Include a leading "0" for months with one digit, such as "07" for July. Push the "Menu/Set" button.

Push the buttons corresponding with the number of the current day, including a leading "0" if needed. Push the "Menu/Set" button.

Push the buttons corresponding with the current time, using military -- 24-hour -- time. For example, 1:00 p.m. would be "1300." Push the "Menu/Set" button.

Push the "Stop/Exit" button.

About the Author

Jason Artman has been a technical writer since entering the field in 1999 while attending Michigan State University. Artman has published numerous articles for various websites, covering a diverse array of computer-related topics including hardware, software, games and gadgets.