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Won't fax or receive

Changed cartridge and received "press enter to align cartridge" message. Pressed enter then setup and this seemed to reset machine as time and date message appeared. When I try to fax I receive message as "No Answer" on other end, but their fax machine is operating. I cannot receive. Anyother suggestions to reset machine.

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  • mlgrubb Apr 17, 2009

    Is used solely as fax. Is not connected through the computer. Will make copies and will print error report and setup information

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    megax01 May 11, 2010

    Have you tried the phone line the printer is connected to, to see if there are any problems with it? You should hook that phone line directly to your phone and call the fax number thats giving trouble and see if you get a fax tone. If you have to request 1 that might be your problem right there.

  • megax01
    megax01 May 11, 2010

    Is the printer printing at all? and are you using it directly with a phone line or through the computer modem?

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You need to check the cable that goes to the wall.. Make sure it is plugged into the plug on the printer that says "line" or "wall" if it is plugged into the one marked phone... it will most likely not work.


After that (if it doesn't work) go through the setup procedures the manufactures manual has for that model

If you lost it your in luck HP has everything you need here:
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I understand that you are receiving the message to align print cartridges when ever you print.

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So, make sure that ink cartridges have sufficient amount of ink and are of genuine HP should not be refilled or remanufactured.

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Using a clean, dry lint-free cloth (a coffee filter works well), wipe the cartridge contacts, from the top to the bottom. The contact area of the cartridge should be rubbed briskly to remove the waxy lubricant material from the gold contacts. The contacts inside the printer may also require cleaning. Using a clean, dry, lint-free cloth, gently wipe the contacts, from the top to the bottom.

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Even if the issue persists, bypass the alignment by following the below given instructions:

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