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Printer cable I have been using this as a fax machine only since purchase. I have now got a new computer and want to install as a printer. I seem to have mislaid the cable for printer to computer. What kind of cable do I require?

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I have an HP 2510 printer. I cannot use it to fax because once I plug the phone jack into the printer I get a busy signal. If I plug the jack into a phone, it works fine. How do I get the printer to...


Hi irwinbadin,

HP fax products are designed so that other telephone equipment can be connected on the same line as the fax. The unit must be connected first using a two-conductor fax/phone cable like the one that shipped with the HP product. Using a four-conductor telephone cable may cause problems receiving faxes or calls.

There are two different types of phone cables. There are two-conductor phone cables like what originally shipped with the HP fax product and there are four-conductor cables. HP fax products are designed to work with a two-conductor phone cable. Look at the end of the cable and verify that it has only two copper leads or wires. Replace any four-conductor cables with a two-conductor cable. Only two-conductor phone cables should be used to connect the all-in-one to the phone line.

Figure 1: The difference between a two-conductor phone cable and a four-conductor phone cable
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Step one: Connect the phone line to the fax
The fax will have two or three sockets (or jacks) for phone lines. Some of these may have a removable plastic plug in them. These sockets will be labeled with text, To Wall Jack , or with a graphic of the wall jack. See Figure 1 below.

Plug the two-conductor telephone cable that came with the HP product into the telephone wall jack. Then, plug it into this socket as shown below.

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In areas with above ground telephone lines and electrical storms (lightning), it is a good idea to purchase a telephone line surge suppressor and connect it between the telephone wall jack and the fax. This will help prevent damage to the fax from a lightning-caused power surge on the phone line.

Step two: Add other phone-line devices
To connect other telephone devices, use the other socket (or sockets) on the fax. These are identified by text or with a graphic of a telephone and/or computer.

Connect a caller ID unit between the fax and the telephone.
Use the information below that matches the devices you need to connect.

Fax and telephone
Connect a single-line telephone to one of the added sockets on the fax. The telephone will share the same phone line as the fax. See the illustration below.

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Fax, answering machine, and telephone
When a telephone answering machine and telephone are connected, connect the answering machine to the fax and then connect the telephone to the answering machine as shown below.

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Fax and computer modem
To use a fax and a computer modem on the same phone line, connect the fax to the computer modem. The modem socket on the computer may be labeled Line or Wall jack .

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Fax, computer modem, and telephone
To use a computer modem and a telephone with the fax, connect the computer modem to the fax. Then, connect the telephone into the second phone line connector on the computer modem or the third fax socket (if it is available). The image below shows how to connect a computer and a telephone to a fax with two sockets.

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Fax, modem, answering machine, and telephone
The image below shows how to connect a computer modem, answering machine, and telephone to a fax. Connect the computer modem to the fax, then connect the answering machine to the computer, and finally, connect the telephone to the answering machine.
If the fax has three phone line sockets instead of two, some of the devices can be connected to the other phone socket on the fax.

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Hope it helps.

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Jun 27, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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I want to know how i can use my copy machine to a fax so i can use it for incoming or outgoing?


Install software
Make sure all cables plugged: phone cable, USB cable to computer

Send fax from computer:
- print your document to printer HP .... FAX

Send "traditional" fax:
- put your document into scanner input
- type phone number on HP Officejet keyboard
- push button "Send"

If your HP Officejet if connected to phone line, it reseiving faxes automatically.

Hope this helps

Nov 12, 2010 | HP Officejet 4215v All-in-One Printer

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I would like to know if it is possible to print from my computer to the brother intelifax 2820? Is it possible to use this machine as the printer? Do I need to down load a program to do this.


Yes; the machine has printer capabilities. It comes equipped with a USB port (cord may not have come with machine and needs to be purchased). Just connect the machine to your computer via the USB and your computer will search for software to install it as a printer. You may also install it using the software that came with the machine.

Oct 26, 2009 | Brother IntelliFax-2820 Laser Fax

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Brother Fax MFC 790CW. Loaded the USB cable from fax machine to my computer and start with it would print from the computer though now it keeps saying offline all the time and even though when I right...


Hi there Jenny, are you using Vista with this printer? If yes, you can to the following:

1. Click the Vista Start button, and go to Control Panel
2. Click Hardware and Sound.
3. Under Printers, c
lick Change default printer.
4. Right click on the printer icon, select Run as administrator, and then click on Properties.
5.
If the User Account Control prompt is displayed, click Continue.
6.
Click on the Ports tab.
7.
Click Configure Port associated to your Brother MFC790c
8. Change the Protocol to Raw.
9. Then click OK.

Restart the printer and try again.

If this does not work, please let me know so that I can suggest other solutions. Goodluck!

Oct 25, 2009 | Brother Office Equipment & Supplies

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I can't use the scanner or printer on my machine


connect your printer to your computer using USB cable. it is provided with the printer.
check for the driver cd. probably got it with printer. when you put the cd in cdrom drive it will auto run an install program. select the install driver option or similar one suggesting to install the drivers for your printer.
make sure that during installation ur printer is ON and connected to your computer.
new install window will pop up. just do next till finish button appears.
thats it ....... restart your computer and u can use it directly

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Connect fax from 6210 to phone via cable modem (VoIP)


In Order to use a Fax functionality of the router you need to connect the small RJ11 cable for telephones on the printer port. These printers do not suppoer VOIP Fax. To use VOIP as fax you can purchase a online VOIP subscription where you can scan and fax the documents.

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No cable to connect printer to computer


Anywhere, I have purchased many from Rite-aid a/b usb cable.

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How to install new brother printer 2820


How to install it as what? A fax machine? Or a printer/scanner?

To install as a FAX, just plug a phone line cord into the port that says "Line", plug the power cord in and you're done.

As a printer, go to Brothers web site and download the software for your machine. Install the software, plug a USB cable into the machine and the computer and follow the on screen instructions. It's really that simple.
Please try to be more verbose with your questions.

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First you need to purchase a parellel printer cable. You will need to install and/or download the software for this unit. Make sure you plug in the cable. one end to the printer ,one to the computer. Then when you print...make sure you choose THAT printer to download from.

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