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Fax shows an 'off-hook' status

When a phone line is connected to the fax/printer it immediately shows that the phone is 'off-hook'. I cannot send a fax because the machine think's it's off the hook.

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Where's the hook sensor

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Pleaz check the hook sensor

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check where your phone cale goes into the machine you will proberbly find two sockets one marked phone and one marked line the phone line needs to go into the one marked line and a phone handset in the one marked phone if this is correct try ringing yor line that the fax is plugged into see if you get a ring or engaged tone if you are getting engaged unplug the fax and try again if this now works the chance is that the modem board in your fax has failed and will require replaceing

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Hello. Please make sure your telephone line is plugged into the correct outlet.

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In order to fax correctly, you must plug the line into the jack with a block (looks like a 'T') marked on it. Do not plug the line into the jack marked with a phone hand set marked on it.

This shoulds in detail how to connect the line properly. For this printer the line cord must be plugged into the jack labelled "L"
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