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Cant get fax to send or receive

Has dial tone and rings phone like its trying to fax but doesnt send and then doesnt receive either

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Most likely you plug wrong jack on your machine, make sure have plug in jack which marked "line"

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Recieving faxes
  • Plug a regular, non-digital, phone into the fax's phone line and see if you get a dial tone
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  • Dial the fax number from a phone    
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  • Attempt to dial the fax number you are trying to send to from another phone.
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    • If the remote fax does not answer, the problem is on the remote side, contact the recipient

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