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I have an HP 2840, and it wont fax, and wont answer incomming faxes

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Check the phone line with a regular phone. Make sure the phone line going to the fax machine is plugged into the LINE port of the fax machine.

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Receiving faxes whilst connected to a phone line automaticly


Check video for 'fax receive set up' in similar model:


Manual receive: In coming call receives like telephone
Fax/tele: Incoming call rings like telephone if its not fax, if incoming is fax it will entered in fax mode automatically
Automatic: Incoming call converts in fax mode after ring count ends( ring to answer option also avail in fax set up mode rage 1-6 rings)
Fax: Incoming calls straight away converts in to fax mode.( this option only for dedicated fax lines)
Set up your best option as per your requirement.

Nov 29, 2012 | HP LaserJet 3050 All-In-One Printer

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How do I set up the fax feature?


Introduction The HP All-in-One can receive faxes automatically or manually depending on the Auto Answer setting. If the Auto Answer option is set to On (the default setting), the HP All-in-One will automatically answer incoming calls and receive faxes after the number of rings specified by the Rings to Answer setting. (The default Rings to Answer setting is five rings). Refer to the given instructions to receive faxes automatically or manually. Receiving faxes The HP All-in-One can receive faxes automatically or manually. Receiving a fax automatically To receive faxes automatically, set the Auto Answer option to On (the default setting). The HP All-in-One will automatically answer incoming calls and receive faxes after the number of rings specified by the Rings to Answer setting. (The default Rings to Answer setting is five rings). Receiving a fax manually If the HP All-in-One has been set up to receive faxes manually (the Auto Answer option is set to Off ), or you answer the phone and hear fax tones, use these instructions to receive faxes.
  1. Make sure the HP All-in-One is turned on and you have paper loaded in the input tray.
  2. Remove any originals from the document feeder tray.
  3. Set the Rings to Answer setting to a high number to allow you to answer the incoming call before the HP All-in-One answers. Or, turn off the Auto Answer setting so that the HP All-in-One does not automatically answer incoming calls.
  4. If you are currently on the phone with the sender, instruct the sender to press Start on their fax machine.
  5. When you hear fax tones from a sending fax machine, do the following:
    1. Press Start Fax Black or Start Fax Color on the control panel of the HP All-in- One.
    2. When prompted, press the down arrow to highlight Receive Fax Manually , and then press OK .
  6. Press Start Fax Black again.
  7. After the HP All-in-One begins to receive the fax, you can hang up the phone or remain on the line. The phone line is silent during fax transmission.


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Dec 11, 2010 | HP Photosmart C7280 Laser Printer

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What is answer mode?


The answer mode determines whether the HP Fax answers incoming calls or not.

Different answer modes are :

* Fax

The HP Fax will automatically answer all incoming calls using the Rings to Answer setting. This is the default setting.

* FaxTel (unit with handset model only)

The HP Fax automatically answers all incoming calls using the Rings to Answer setting. If the call is a fax call, the HP Fax will receive the fax. If the call is a voice call, the HP Fax will create a special ring to indicate it is a voice call. The incoming voice call will need to be answered using the attached handset.

NOTE: If the HP Fax determines the call is a voice call, only the HP Fax will ring with the special ring tone. The other phones on the same phone line will not ring at all. You will not be able to pick up the voice call using the other phones.

* Tel

The HP Fax will not automatically answer calls. Faxes will need to be received manually.

* AnswerMachine

The HP Fax will monitor the line when an incoming call is answered by a person or by the answering machine. If the HP Fax detects fax tones on the line, it will receive the fax.

Jun 07, 2010 | HP Officejet 4315v All-In-One InkJet...

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Unable to receive fax on HP 2840


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slect it to the recieving mode.
hopefully it will work fine

Sep 03, 2009 | HP LaserJet 2840 All-In-One Printer

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Incoming Fax Error


Maybe depends on poor phone connection from this sender, caused by bad line or a transmitt problems. In faxsettings All fax, change "error correction" to off and "V34" faxspeed to slow, this will help.

Nov 10, 2008 | HP LaserJet 2840 All-In-One Printer

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2840 hp multi function printer


Try this Meny-arrow right to fax settings(enter)-arrow right to received fax(enter)-arrow right to rings before answer choose max 4 otherwise it may not work correct

Sep 23, 2008 | HP LaserJet 2840 Printer

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Fax Pick up


Hi Greg- double check to make sure the machine is set for auto pick up.To do this:

1)On the control panel press MENU
2)Use the < or the > button to select Fax setup, then press ENTER.
3)Use the < or the > button to select Fax Recv. Setup and then press ENTER.
4)Press ENTER to select answer mode.
5)Use the < or the > button to select Automatic, then press ENTER.
The control panel display shows the answer mode you specified.

If this fixes your problem PLEASE rate this as fixed. If not, don't rate yet.Just add a comment and I'll be glad to assist you further.

Jeff

May 07, 2008 | HP LaserJet 2840 All-In-One Printer

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Receiving a fax


The answer mode determines whether your HP All-in-One answers incoming calls or not.
If you set the HP All-in-One to answer faxes automatically, the HP All-in-One will answer all incoming calls and receive faxes. Set the Auto Answer setting to On.If you set the HP All-in-One to answer faxes manually, you must be available to respond in person to the incoming fax call or your HP All-in-One will not receive faxes. Set the Auto Answer setting to Off. For more information on receiving faxes manually, see Receive a fax manually. If you do not know which answer mode to use, see Choose the recommended answer mode for your setup.
To set the answer mode 1 Press Setup. 2 Press 4, and then press 2. This selects Basic Fax Setup and then selects Auto Answer.
3 Press right arrow to select On or Off. 4 Press OK to accept the setting.

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Can't get incoming faxes to work


when you try to receive fax what error you get on screen can you tell me. it help me to diagnose the problem bye

Sep 26, 2007 | HP LaserJet 2840 All-In-One Printer

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