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I'm not sure if I have the correct cord or if I have it pluged into the correct port.

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  • johnartz Oct 21, 2008

    what does the correct cord look like to plug my hp deskjet d2400 printer into my computer and does it matter what port I plug it into. I'm not sure the cord I have is correct?

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    Stephen Medley May 11, 2010

    You haven't specified anything so you never will be sure.

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It is either a usb "A" connector which is the squarish side of the usb cable and the flatter "B" connector is the side that goes into your computer's usb jack. Some printers, like yours also still use a parallel port which is a Centronics big, wide rectangular connector that connects to the printer side and the other end is a DB25 parallel connector than goes to the parallel DB25 printer jack on your computer. You must have at least one of those cables but you only use one or the other. The usb will be configured to a usb local printer port or the parallel will use the LPT1 port. HP.com will provide you with a quick install brochure with pictures for you to see. post back if you need more help! Steve Medley

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I cant send a fax or reseave one


Sir/Madam

Solution one: Check the fax connections Use the following steps to check the physical connections, and then use the HP Fax Test Service.

Step one: Check the physical connections

  1. Disconnect the telephone cord from the HP fax product, and then examine the connector on the end of the cord. Make sure that the cord has only two wires. Figure 1: Two-wire telephone cord

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  1. Four-wire telephone cordGraphic: Four-wire telephone cordIf the cord has four wires, replace it with a two-wire phone cord.
    If you must use a cord with four wires, use the converter that shipped with product. The converter allows a cord with four wires to work with a device that requires a cord with two wires.
  2. Connect one end of the telephone cord to the telephone jack, and then connect the other end of the cord to the port labeled 1-Line on the back of the HP fax product.
    Figure 3: Fax only


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  1. 1 - Telephone jack2 - Two-wire telephone cord to 1-Line
  2. Connect a single-line telephone to the 2-Ext port on the back of the HP fax product.
    Figure 4: Fax and telephon


  3. 1 - Telephone jack2 - Two-wire telephone cord to 1-Line
  4. Connect a single-line telephone to the 2-Ext port on the back of the HP fax product.
    Figure 4: Fax and telephone

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1 - Telephone jack 2 - Two-wire telephone cord to 1-Line
3 - Telephone
If other devices need to use the same telephone jack, make sure that they are connected to the 2-Ext port on the back of the HP fax product.
Figure 5: Fax with answering machine and telephone


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  1. 1 - Telephone jack2 - Telephone cord from 2-Ext
    3 - Optional telephone cord to telephone
    4 - Optional telephone
    5 - Answering machine
    6 - Two-wire telephone cord to 1-Line
  2. Pick up the telephone receiver and listen for a dial tone. Make sure that you can dial out using the telephone keypad.
    If there is a dial tone and you can dial out using the telephone, the HP fax product is connected correctly to a working telephone cord and telephone jack. If there is no dial tone, check the configuration again and make sure that it is set up correctly.If You Still Having Hp Printer Problem Then Visit Official HP Printer Website On Below Link URL http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c02263145
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Cannot send receive fax


Make sure the phone line is pluged into the "line" port and not the "ext" or "tel" port. Also try a different jack if possible.

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It says " The wizard was unable to communicate


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The fax appears to dial the number successfully. The receiving fax is turned on. It apprears to try for a long time. The error report says "no answer."


It is not your fax line is the other party.did you try any other number?
Post back.

Solution one: Perform a fax line test Perform a fax line test to check whether the fax line is properly connected. Step one: Run a Fax Test
  1. Press the Setup button (c01395353.jpg ) on the product control panel.
  2. Use the Arrow keys (c01073166.jpg ) to select Service , select Fax Service , select Run Fax Test , and then press OK . The Fax Test prints.
    • If the report passes, try to resend the fax.
    • If the report fails with the message 'Fail - the phone line is not active,' plug the cable into a working telephone jack, and then try to resend the fax.
    • If the report fails with the message 'Fail - the cord is in the wrong port,' continue to 'Step two: Change the cable to the correct port.'
Step two: Change the cable to the correct port Make sure the telephone cable is inserted in the correct port. Remove the cord for the fax line from the port labeled with a telephone, and then insert it into the correct port. Figure 1: Fax portsc01756259.gif Scanner error message The message 'Scanner error ' displays on the product control panel while sending a fax. Solution: Check paper size This product only supports paper less than 381 mm (15 in). Use only letter, A4, or legal sized paper for sending faxes. To send this fax, copy or print the original document onto shorter paper, and then resend.


If you need more help come back.Post / thumbs / testimonial are welcome!

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We cannot dial out when sending a fax. You can hear the line open but no dialing tone. Any ideas?


  1. Make sure that you have plugged the phone cord directly and securely into the wall jack and into the back port of the fax product. The fax port on your product is marked "Line," "To Wall Jack," or with a wall jack symbol.
  2. Make sure the Line Interface Unit (box that the phone cord plugs into) is fully seated into the back of the fax product.
  3. Remove any other devices from the line such as splitters, credit card machines, or telephone answering machines.
  4. Try sending and receiving faxes on a different fax line.
  5. Try using a different telephone cord.
  6. Have the phone company test your line for static or noise problems.
  7. Turn Error Correction Mode (ECM) off, if you encounter the same error repeatedly.
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My ml 1610 printer says its not connected to my computer even though the cord is pluged into the usb port


Check the hardware and software settings first

1) Check the Hardware Connection -
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b) USB Connection from Printer to Computer

2) Checked the Drivers Software
a) XP/Vista = Open the device manager
Click Start - right click on My Computer
Click on Manage
Click on Device Manager
Click on (+) Ports COM & LPT and Check Printer is listed or not
or
Check for Printer Name (Samsung ML1610) is it listed under device manager
if YES - Check by printing the test Page
if NO - Install the Printer Drivers and then print the Test page

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Make sur ethe usb is pluged in adn the printer is on. If your computer is not detectingthe printer restart the computer, if all else fails try another usb port.

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Fax


To test your fax setup
1 Press Setup.
2 Press 6, and then press 5.
This displays the Tools menu and then selects Run Fax Test.
The HP all-in-one displays the status of the test on the color graphics display and prints a report.

3 Review the report.
– If the test passes and you are still having problems faxing, check the fax
settings listed in the report to verify the settings are correct. A blank or
incorrect fax setting can cause faxing problems.
– If the test fails, review the report for information on how to fix any problems
found. For more information, you can also see the next section, The fax test
failed.
4 Press OK to return to the Setup Menu.

Make sure you used the phone cord supplied in the box with your HP all-in-one
to connect to the telephone wall jack. One end of this special 2-wire phone
cord should be connected to the port labeled "1-LINE" on the back of your
HP all-in-one and the other end to your telephone wall jack

This special 2-wire cord is different from the more common 4-wire phone cords
you might already have in your home or office. Check the end of the cord and
compare it to the two types of cords shown below.

If you used the 4-wire phone cord, disconnect it, find the supplied 2-wire cord,
and then connect the 2-wire cord to the port labeled "1-LINE" on the back of
your HP all-in-one. For more information on connecting this phone cord and
setting up your HP all-in-one for faxing, see Fax setup.
If the supplied phone cord is not long enough, you can extend it. For
information see The phone cord that came with my HP all-in-one is not long
enough.
● Try connecting a working phone and phone cord to the telephone wall jack
that you are using for the HP all-in-one and check for a dial tone. If you do not
hear a dial tone, contact your telephone company and have them check the
line.
● Other equipment, which uses the same phone line as the HP all-in-one, might
be in use. For example, you cannot use your HP all-in-one for faxing if an
extension phone is off hook, or if you are using your PC modem to send an email
or access the Internet.
● The phone line connection might be noisy. Phone lines with poor sound quality
(noise) can cause faxing problems. Check the sound quality of the phone line
by plugging a phone into the telephone wall jack and listening for static or
other noise. If you hear noise, turn Error Correction Mode (ECM) off and try
faxing again. For information, see Use error correction mode. If the problem
persists, contact your telephone company.
● If you are using a digital subscriber line (DSL) service, make sure that you
have a DSL filter connected or you will not be able to fax successfully. The
DSL filter removes the digital signal and allows your HP all-in-one to
communicate properly with the phone line. Obtain a DSL filter from your DSL
provider. If you already have a DSL filter, make sure it is connected correctly.
Make sure your HP all-in-one is not connected to a telephone wall jack that is
set up for digital phones. To check if your phone line is digital, connect a
regular analog phone to the line and listen for a dial tone. If you do not hear a
normal sounding dial tone, it might be a phone line set up for digital phones.
● If you are using either a private branch exchange (PBX) or an integrated
services digital network (ISDN) converter/terminal adapter, make sure the
HP all-in-one is connected to the port that is designated for fax and phone
use. Also, make sure that the terminal adapter is set to the correct switch type
for your country/region, if possible.
Note that some ISDN systems allow you to configure the ports for specific
phone equipment. For example, you might have assigned one port for
telephone and Group 3 fax and another port for multiple purposes. If you
continue to have problems when connected to the fax/phone port, try using the
port designated for multiple purposes; it might be labeled "multi-combi" or
something similar. For information on setting up your HP all-in-one with a PBX
phone system or ISDN line

you may also refer to the manual for this unit here
if you go there please refer to page 82 of the manual or chapter 10

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I finally disconnected the power cord and re-pluged it in. That seemed to clear the problem. I only use it occasionally and it seems to be a problem that developes when I disconnect the USB cord from the front of the CPU. Though I solved it myself it is nice to know there is somewhere I can go to ask for help. THANKS!

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Try going into your device manger, and see if you have a exclamation mark by your ports.. Check and make sure you have the usb cable plugged into the correct port. Good Luck! :)

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