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DSL FILTER Hi, I have a Lexmark X5495 AIO, it will not send/receive fax says phone line error. Where is the DSL filter situated? Thanks in advance. dc@protech-tools.co.uk

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  • dc19 Jan 27, 2009

    Thank you for your help.

    Turned out to be I had a faulty phone line.



    Regards

    Dave

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I know that my DSL filter is plugged in to my telephone socket, it has about a 6 inch lead from the phone socket to the filter so it should be quite close to the socket.

Hope that helps.

Mike

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    Mike Neath Jan 27, 2009

    Your welcome.

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