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2 issues, can't enter my fax #, Major black lines and poor image on copy. I just got this from a thrift store still in new packing and wrapped up, never touched or used.

I have everything. This was in the box, in the Styrofoam, each part in it's original wrapping untouched. I have used the manual to set up the fax, but according to the book I should get a "Own Number Set" display after a sequence of "function", 3,#, #. Instead I get "Security select" and punching additional # through the entry mode does not show the own number set. Believe me, I have gone through every setting I can find, but it isn't there. Could VOIP be an issue here? The second problem is when I copy it is horrible quality. Large vertical black bands and lines across the copy and the image is broken with washed out vertical lines. I haven't tried to send a fax yet as I'm afraid the scanning is messed up. When I do a machine print (report) the image is crisp, clear, and fine. I suspect the scanning part is messed up somehow, but everything is pristine new. Any ideas or experiences? I'm speculation DOA from sitting.

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  • Alan Jorgensen Oct 29, 2012

    Thank you both for your comments. There is no cartridge as it uses imaging film I could change, but it prints clean reports with nary a streak. Just streaked copies. I appreciate the link for parts, but I'm taking it back to the thrift store. I paid $30 for it and they're around $60 new. A real shame, DOA out of the box.

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