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I have a Canon MF6500-series in my office that has stopped sending faxes. I've checked the phone line and I have dial tone. Control Panel shows no warning indicators. Is there a fix?

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  • Bill2020 Oct 16, 2008

    Thanks. Phone line was plugged in the TEL jack and not the LINE jack.

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Please let me know the exact error message. One fix for such kind of issue is to uninstall and reinstall the printer and configuring the fax setting. Make sure no changes in the default area code and phone no. has been done in your fax setting by some other user.

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Can you still receive fax or its doesn't send and receieve fax please clarify so we can help you better..

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What have you done to reset it? Try unplugging it and deleting the drivers on the computer and reinstalling everything and see if it starts working again. If not, let me know

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Check if the printer is printing, if it is not printing at all, that is the cause.

Test the phone cable and try a different socket.

If you do not find anything wrong, then reinstall the drivers from disk.

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