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Fax interrupts phone call

I have a telephone answering device (TAD) connected to my CLX-3160FN/XAA and when I use the phone the the fax comes on and interrupts the phone call after a few seconds. It does it almost every time. Everything else on the machine works fine and we can send anreceive faxes fine.

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  • drogne Mar 19, 2009

    I don't have a tad, because I think the printer can do this function on it's own. BUT I have it set to TEL which means that it should never answer and it still does. Same issue as you in a way.

    This printer is a real piece of **** in my opinion, but that is pretty much the norm these days.


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1. Make sure your [RINGS TO ANSWER] settings are more than the same settings for your answering machine.
2. If someone tries to make a copy while the phone line is in use, they need to press number 1, as if telling the unit that they want one copy. If not, the unit will think you are trying to receive a fax and will interrupt the communication.

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