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Manual fax answering won't work

We don't have a dedicated fax line, but we can't seem to get it to work when we pick up manually

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For receiving a fax, its not necessary that you should have a dedicated fax line. But in case you are using a voice mail over the same phone line in which you receive faxes, it may interrupt it.  So its recommended to use a Distinctive Ring Pattern, which will be provided by your phone vendor. However before trying it try to  do   a power drain in printer. To do a power drain, you need to dixconnect the printer for power connection, leave it for few minutes than replug it. Else  try a reset on the printer, try to unplug the power cable, press and hold # and 6 on the pritner while power cable is unplugged , and than while holding the # and 6 button replug the power cable back to unit. It will reset the printer to factory defaults. This should work....

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How to receive a fax


  1. Connect the multi-function printer to a phone line. Most printers with fax capability have more than one phone jack, so make sure you are plugged into the right one.

  2. Turn the printer on and access the start-up menu. Pick an answering mode based on your expected usage of the fax capabilities of your machine (see the next steps for more information about this).

  3. Put the printer in manual mode if you expect little fax traffic. The manual mode usually requires you to pick up every call that comes to the machine. If you hear the signal for a fax, you push the start button and hang up.

  4. Choose the automatic mode if you expect a lot of faxes or have a dedicated fax line. In automatic mode, the printer listens to incoming calls and determines whether they are faxes or voice calls. Voice calls get sent on to your phone, and faxes are picked up by the printer.

  5. Select the number of rings you want your multi-function printer to give you before dropping a call. If you are using the manual mode you may want to go with four or more rings. Two rings should be sufficient in the automatic mode.

  6. Load paper into the paper tray. Check on the paper level frequently if you receive a lot of faxes.

  7. Set the desired print quality, and you are ready to receive faxes.

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Instructions Things You'll Need:
  • Phone line
  • Multi-function printer
  1. Step 1 Connect the multi-function printer to a phone line. Most printers with fax capability have more than one phone jack, so make sure you are plugged into the right one.
  2. Step 2 Turn the printer on and access the start-up menu. Pick an answering mode based on your expected usage of the fax capabilities of your machine (see the next steps for more information about this).
  3. Step 3 Put the printer in manual mode if you expect little fax traffic. The manual mode usually requires you to pick up every call that comes to the machine. If you hear the signal for a fax, you push the start button and hang up.
  4. Step 4 Choose the automatic mode if you expect a lot of faxes or have a dedicated fax line. In automatic mode, the printer listens to incoming calls and determines whether they are faxes or voice calls. Voice calls get sent on to your phone, and faxes are picked up by the printer.
  5. Step 5 Select the number of rings you want your multi-function printer to give you before dropping a call. If you are using the manual mode you may want to go with four or more rings. Two rings should be sufficient in the automatic mode.
  6. Step 6 Load paper into the paper tray. Check on the paper level frequently if you receive a lot of faxes.
  7. Step 7 Set the desired print quality, and you are ready to receive faxes.

You should be all set now to receive faxes.

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How could I switch the fax, to receive


do you mean the fax line is shared with the phone line, and you want the machine to pick up faxes when necessary, and let phone calls go? If that's the case, this mahcine is designed to be on a dedicated line. In other words, there is not setting for "distinctive ring", or to set the # of rings to pick up. It will answer any call coming in. The only thing you can do is set it to "manual receive", under "user tools", "fax features", and then you could use it for sending faxes, but it will not receive unless you switch it to fax, and press the "on hook" button.

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How do I manually receive an incoming fax? I do not keep it on Automatic Receive because it is on my voice line, not a dedicated fax line.


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I have one line with three numbers attached to it... one of them is a fax. I have set up distinctive ring, but the fax machine won't pick up on it's specific ring. I have tried them all. I can manually...


Hello Tiffany,

As far as I'm concerned, HP does not make Fax machines that work off of distinctive ring systems. They only work off of the number of rings before automatic pickup.

My recommendation is that you set the fax number to a dedicated line.

If you need more assistance for automatic pickup, I can guide you through setup, if you can give me the model of your fax machine.

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Most fax machines are set-up to pick up all calls. There isn't a way to know you are receiving a voice call until the fax picks up and doesn't hear the tracer signal that kills our human ears.

You could change the number of rings it takes the fax machine to pickup the call. If you set it to the max, you would have plenty of time to pick-up. this option is normally part of the settings on the machine itself.

The only other options are to unplug the fax when you aren't expecting to receive a message, or get a dedicated fax line. It depends on how much you use the fax.

Hope this helps! Please don't forget to rate the answer!

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Receive Mode Settings Select from the following receive mode options to suit your needs. Once you've decided on which receive mode to use, follow the below instructions to set the receive mode using the operation panel. Receive Mode Setting
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  2. Press <Menu>.
  3. Press the right or left arrow button to select [Receive mode settings], then press the <OK> button.
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Select the receive mode according to your needs.
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Purpose
FAX/TEL AUTO SW When you want to receive faxes automatically as well as voice calls. FAX ONLY MODE When you want to receive only faxes automatically with your machine, or have a dedicated telephone line for FAX use only. DRPD When you have subscribed to a DRPD service with your telephone company. MANUAL MODE When you receive mainly voice calls and sometimes faxes, or want to receive faxes manually. ANS.MACHINE MODE When you want to receive voice messages on your answering machine and receive faxes automatically. FAX/TEL auto switch
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The phone attached to the machine will ring. Pick up the handset to answer the call. Note:
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FAX only
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DRPD
FAX :
Your telephone line will ring according to the ring pattern you have chosen and receive the fax automatically. Voice call :
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Manual RX
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The telephone attached to the machine will ring. Pick up the handset and if you hear a beep tone, press the <Color> or <Black> button on the machine to receive the fax. Voice call :
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Ans. machine connect
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