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Every time when the phone rings and I answer it the fax kicks in with that really annoying sound. I have to shut down the fax and plug it back in after I am done my call. what is the normal setting for the fax when I have an answering machine connected to it? I have a CLX 3160 series color laser. The fax has a separate ring tone but is connected over the same telephone line

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The fax is on what you call a Distinctive Ring tone. You need to go in to the settings on the fax machine, and look for Ring type, or Distinctive Ring, And set it to 2 or 3, Dependent on how the phone rings on the fax number.

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