Some give me a busy sig. and others go OK I tried calling the same number from a phone at the same time it was ring busy and I get through. this tells me that the machine is not connecting. It is a line with DSL on it. I recently added filters they supplied but it made no difference.
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It is not uncommon for this to happen. What I did with my Pixma was go on the assumption that the fax executable file had become corrupted. So I uninstalled it, then reinstalled, and all went smoothly until the next time, when the same solution worked again. Since the other possibility is hardware which means money, try my solution.
The easiest way to experiment with this problem is to plug in a phone in place of the fax.Take the list of numbers and try dialing them with the phone.Many local carriers now require for you do dial a "1" before the exchange,even if you are in the same area code.(I live in the D.C. area,and we have to dial "1" first).I believe adding a 1 to your local fax numbers will correct this issue.If not,try dialing another number at your location.If you can call one of your other numbers OK,but cannot dial to a local number even when dialing 1-area code-exchange-last four digits,this may be an issue with your long distance carrier.(Anytime you dial one before the other ten digits,it goes through along distance carrier,even on local calls).
Try to connect simple phone to fax line and try to dial a number of fax that you are calling from machine.If the line is ok then do the next: press MENU and # ( service mode) with cursors go to clear, ok, clear all and ok.Turn off and on. If that doesnt help call service.
Be carefull: the tel. line to fax machine must be connected in L slot, not in small picture of telephone.
Unplug the phone line from the machine. Wait a few minutes then try calling your fax number from a phone while leaving the phone line disconnected from the machine. If it rings fine from the phone, then re-install the phone line to the fax machine. Try making the call again. If you now get a busy signal then the modem in your fax machine has gone bad and is holding the line open. Make sure when installing the phone line you are placing the cord into the "line" port on the machine and not the phone port.
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Since you mentioned that you have an outside line, do you have to use a code to dial out normally? Try plugging in a phone to the line for your fax machine, and attempt to dial the number for the other fax machine using the phone. You should reach the fax and hear a high pitched sequence of tones. This is the other fax machine trying to establish a connection. If you still get a busy signal, try calling the owner and letting them know that their fax machine is not accepting incoming calls.
You can buy a 2 line phone, but to use the fax/dsl line for voice, you will also need a line sharing device.
"The stick" is a good brand....
All it does is recognize if an incoming call is a fax or a voice call. If fax it would go to a fax port on the stick. If voice, it comes out the voice port which you can call on.
The same rules apply to this line....if something is using it, the next call will get busy......But now you could have the phone company "Hunt" your line 1 to line 2 (fax/dsl) if line 1 is busy.......hence...2 incoming lines....
Something is causing the fax machine to "trip" to busy. There is some type of short occuring either in the fax machine or the physical phone line itself. Unplug the fax, plug in a regular single line telephone. Call the fax number from another telephone. If the phone rings and you can talk to the other party, the problem is in your fax machine. If the call still is busy, the problem is in your wiring, either in your office or the phone company network.