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Receiving Faxes I can send a fax but I can't receive one. The sender says that they are getting a continuous busy signal. What could be the problem?

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Can you receive a voice call on the same line? Call the machine with your cell phone and see if it rings and you can hear your voice on the fax receiver. Use your manual to check the settings.

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