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Comm Error 386 appears when trying to send fax. Fax fails.

Fax dials, connects and then the error message Comm Error 386 appears

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SOURCE: Comm. Error

Try this website: http://www.instruccionesweb.com/u2/pdf/fax/Canon-L120-en.pdf

Posted on Jun 25, 2007

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SOURCE: comm error 232 & no fax detected when receiving

Sam here. Anyone have a solution?? We use a voip setup for phones. Wondering if its related. We have signal converter boxes installed.

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SOURCE: We are having lots of problems receiving faxes.

There is a big chance this is a line problem, contact your phone line company before trying to fix or replace your Fax modem on the MFP.

Good Luck

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Error 386


Hi Error 344,

Is telling you the remote end has hung up the call which means it may not be a fax number (you called a voice line number for example, you can confirm if it as fax by just calling the number on your phone if you hear the whistles of a fax then that's not the cause).

I'm not familiar with the HP model but if it is "Super Group 3" (you can tell this if the transmission speed is capable of above 14.4kbps) and you're trying to call an older fax the remote machine may not be able to recognise the "Calling tone" your machine is sending and so it hangs up. You can try to remedy this by temporarily disabling Error Correction Mode (ECM) in your machines fax set up menu this will disable the Super Group 3 capabilities of the fax and maximum transmission speed will be reduced to the older Group 3 machine. HP website recommends the following:
Error Code: 344, 345, 346, 347, 348, 349 ECM, 350 ECM, 351 ECM, 352 ECM, 353 ECM, 354, 355 Definitions
  • The remote machine failed to respond to a fax command from the local machine because the connection was interrupted. These errors can occur if the phone lines in the area to be faxed are old or there is noise (static on the phone line). Other reasons can include power outages and other power-related problems.
  • The call-waiting service can cause this error. The click, heard for an incoming call, is actually a momentary disconnect of the line.
  • The remote user pressed the Stop key while the reception was in progress.
  • Under rare conditions, incompatibility between the two machines might cause the remote machine to abandon the call.

Solutions
  • Retryt the fax reception at a different time when telephone line conditions have improved. Call the telephone provider if line conditions fail to improve.
  • Disable ECM. Errors might still occur, and might result in a degraded image quality on the received page. However, the ability to send the entire document will be improved.
  • Try sending at a lower transmission speed.

Error Code: 386, 387, 388, 389, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395 Definition
There is too much noise on the line for a valid connection between two fax machines to complete. The noise problem might go away over time.
Solution
Retry the fax reception at a different time when telephone line conditions have improved. Call the telephone provider if line conditions fail to improve.

Jan 23, 2014 | HP Officejet 6600 e-All-in-One -...

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When sending fax on canon pixma MX350 i get a NG error REPORT what does this mean


Hi There!
Comm Error will show on the display if there is an issue with the phone line like an interference or it's not connected directly to the wall jack.

What you can do is check if the machine has a dial tone or try to call the fax # where you need to send the fax, just check if it's ringing. Second before loading the paper make sure that the display shows date & time. Then load the document in the tray the display should show enter fax # & start. Start dialing the # then press start.

Hope this helps.

Vikroks

Mar 29, 2011 | Brother IntelliFAX 560 Plain Paper Fax

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Everytime I am sending a fax i get the common error 20 02


Comm Error will show on the display if there is an issue on phoneline that were using.
First please check if the machine has a dial tone or try to call the fax # where you need to send the fax, just check if it's ringing. Second before loading the paper make sure that the display shows date & time. Then load the document in the tray the display should show enter fax # & start. Start dialing the # then hit start.

Hope this helps.

Mar 29, 2011 | Brother IntelliFAX 770 Plain Paper Thermal...

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The fax appears to dial the number successfully. The receiving fax is turned on. It apprears to try for a long time. The error report says "no answer."


It is not your fax line is the other party.did you try any other number?
Post back.

Solution one: Perform a fax line test Perform a fax line test to check whether the fax line is properly connected. Step one: Run a Fax Test
  1. Press the Setup button (c01395353.jpg ) on the product control panel.
  2. Use the Arrow keys (c01073166.jpg ) to select Service , select Fax Service , select Run Fax Test , and then press OK . The Fax Test prints.
    • If the report passes, try to resend the fax.
    • If the report fails with the message 'Fail - the phone line is not active,' plug the cable into a working telephone jack, and then try to resend the fax.
    • If the report fails with the message 'Fail - the cord is in the wrong port,' continue to 'Step two: Change the cable to the correct port.'
Step two: Change the cable to the correct port Make sure the telephone cable is inserted in the correct port. Remove the cord for the fax line from the port labeled with a telephone, and then insert it into the correct port. Figure 1: Fax portsc01756259.gif Scanner error message The message 'Scanner error ' displays on the product control panel while sending a fax. Solution: Check paper size This product only supports paper less than 381 mm (15 in). Use only letter, A4, or legal sized paper for sending faxes. To send this fax, copy or print the original document onto shorter paper, and then resend.


If you need more help come back.Post / thumbs / testimonial are welcome!

Dec 10, 2010 | HP Laserjet M1319F Laser Multifunction...

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Keep gettomg error message 388


Hi There,

HP Support provides definitions and solutions for it's printers.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=uk&docname=buu02549#Error386

At this site you can simply scroll down and click on the blue underlined link "388" which states,

"There is too much noise on the line for a valid connection between two fax machines to complete. The noise problem might go away over time."

"Retry the fax reception at a different time when telephone line conditions have improved. Call the telephone provider if line conditions fail to improve."

Since you didn't state that you were having a problem sending faxes, I fear this is limit to which I can assist you. That being the case, please reserve negative feedback for HP if the solution isn't sufficient.

If the error persistes and you are not attempting to send a fax unsuccessfully, it would indicate a false error report and that your registry in your operating is a bit out of order where the printer is concerned and the best "final" solution would be to uninstall the printer from the Control Panel COMPLETELY, then hold down the WIndows logo key and press the R key. A Run window will appear. Type in %temp% and hit ENTER. Your Temp File folder's contents will appear. Left click one in that window and then hold down the CTRL key and hit the A key. All files will be selected. Hit the Delete key. Remove every file that Windows will allow and then close the window, Disconnect the printer from your computer. Then go here:

http://h20180.www2.hp.com/apps/Lookup?h_lang=en&h_cc=us&cc=us&h_page=hpcom&lang=en&h_client=S-A-R163-1&h_query=Officejet+6210

Select the correct version of your 6210 (there are 3). At the next page Download the Full Version software by saving it to your Desktop. Then double-click the software installation file and follow the prompts. Do not connect your printer until the software prompts you to do so.

Ciao for Now


Error Code: 386, 387, 388, 389, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395 Definition

There is too much noise on the line for a valid connection between two fax machines to complete. The noise problem might go away over time.

Solution

Retry the fax reception at a different time when telephone line conditions have improved. Call the telephone provider if line conditions fail to improve.
Error Code: 386, 387, 388, 389, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395 Definition

There is too much noise on the line for a valid connection between two fax machines to complete. The noise problem might go away over time.

Solution

Retry the fax reception at a different time when telephone line conditions have improved. Call the telephone provider if line conditions fail to improve.
Error Code: 386, 387, 388, 389, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395 Definition

There is too much noise on the line for a valid connection between two fax machines to complete. The noise problem might go away over time.

Solution

Retry the fax reception at a different time when telephone line conditions have improved. Call the telephone provider if line conditions fail to improve. Error Code: 386, 387, 388, 389, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395 Definition

There is too much noise on the line for a valid connection between two fax machines to complete. The noise problem might go away over time.

Solution

Retry the fax reception at a different time when telephone line conditions have improved. Call the telephone provider if line conditions fail to improve. Error Code: 386, 387, 388, 389, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395 Definition

There is too much noise on the line for a valid connection between two fax machines to complete. The noise problem might go away over time.

Solution

Retry the fax reception at a different time when telephone line conditions have improved. Call the telephone provider if line conditions fail to improve.

Sep 07, 2010 | HP OfficeJet 6210 All-In-One InkJet...

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What is a Comm. error 2001?


This is an error message you get because of poor line conditions, this is common when sending overseas.

Please follow the directions below for sending overseas.

Press (Fax). Load your document.
Press up or down arrows to choose
Overseas Mode.
Press OK.
Press up or down arrows to choose On (or Off).
Press OK.

then dial number and press start.

Apr 12, 2010 | Brother MultiFunction Center MFC-440CN...

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I've tried to send a fax unsuccessfully. A message of "common error 386" appears. What does it mean?


The error code 386 indicates Unable to complete the handshake. Seems there is some conjection the phone line between you and the recipent's phone line
Try to send the fax at a different time when telephone line conditions have improved. You can have the telephone company check the telephone lines of both ends for any further interuptions.
Check the link bellow for a detailed resolution on error codes:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bpu02549&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=1119598
Gerrit Jan

Nov 11, 2009 | HP LaserJet 3030 All-In-One Printer

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Receiving error 388. Can receive faxes but won't connect with other fax machines when trying to send


Hi,

The reason for the error code:
4e5e48b.jpg Error Code: 386, 387, 388, 389, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395 Definition

There is too much noise on the line for a valid connection between two fax machines to complete. The noise problem might go away over time.

Solution

Retry the fax reception at a different time when telephone line conditions have improved. Call the telephone provider if line conditions fail to improve.
Error Code: 386, 387, 388, 389, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395 Definition

There is too much noise on the line for a valid connection between two fax machines to complete. The noise problem might go away over time.

Solution

Retry the fax reception at a different time when telephone line conditions have improved. Call the telephone provider if line conditions fail to improve.
Please Click here and follow the instructions to resolve the issue.

May 21, 2009 | HP Officejet 6310 All-In-One InkJet...

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Fax sending problem


It sounds like you have a few problems. First, the comm error usually means there was a problem communicating with the other fax. This maybe caused by a phone line issue, or a bad connection. You will have to replace you ink but that does not have anything to do with your sending issues. As far as the pages getting stuck, the separation pad under the top cover should be cleaned. If you lift up the cover where you load your pages to be sent, and look in there(on the backside of the keyboard)you will see a flat square rubber piece. Clean it thoroughly with a rag and some rubbing alcohol. Also clean the rubber rollers as well. Good luck John

Jul 03, 2007 | Brother IntelliFAX 1840C Plain Paper...

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