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Canon MX310 just set up - phone rings like incoming fax

I have just set upCanon MX310.Prints and faxes fine but when phone rings its like a fax incoming and intermitent ring.Very fuzzy noise on line when calling and dial tone

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  • joarivas Dec 17, 2008

    Every time that I receive a call to my home , my fax detects a incoming fax. Even though is working properly because I can send faxes, and work with the rest of functions. It's the second machine with the same problem, It's this by default?

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    I have the same problem. Connections are fine; the Canon just never realizes that someone’s picked up the phone, and keeps trying to mate with a fax machine on the other end.

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Check out the connection some where loose or also check out connecting the external phone line to the printer and whether the same problem occurs or not.

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