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Recording option I am a writer and I do telephone interviews on the phone. The HP1040 is not letting me do that. I also have an extension line. I used this little gadget that plugs into the tape recorder and into the fax machine, but I am unable to get it to work. It just won't record. I have try different combinations with the fax itself and the gadget but nothing doing. Can someone help? Thanks very much in advance.

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Re: recording option

Here is the manual if you don't have it

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