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We are installing a HP Laserjet 3050 fax machine on the fly...

It is not linked to Windows software and is hooked up to a dedicated fax line. How do we set it to answer after only 1 ring? currently it is set to 5 rings.

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Hello,

  1. On the all-in-one control panel, press Menu.
  2. Use the < or the > button to select Fax setup , and then press Menu .
  3. Use the < or the > button to select Fax Recv. setup , and then press Menu .
  4. Use the < or the > button to select Rings to Answer, and then press Menu .
  5. Change the number to 1.
Enjoy the solution
Nikhil Gedam.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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