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Communication error when sending a fax.

I have tried numerous attempts and also tried calling the recipients' fax line with a regluar phone call and could hear the fax handshake. Getting frustrated.

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Is it all numbers of just this one? If all numbers then there may be too much noise on the line for the fax to get a good connection.

Things to try:
1) unplug the fax for about 5 minutes and try again.
2) Try plugging the fax into a different phone jack if possible.
3) Try using a different (preferably as short as possible) phone cord and see if that helps.

If just this one the problem may be on the recepients end.

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How to fax?


This section describes dialing and sending faxes directly using the Numeric buttons.

note:
  • A PBX (Private Branch Exchange) is an on-site telephone switchboard. If your machine is connected through a PBX or other telephone switching systems, you have to dial the outside line access number first, and then the number of the party you are calling.
Sending a Fax with the Numeric Buttons .

Click here for other useful sending methods.


1. Preparing for sending a fax.(1) Make sure that the power is turned on.

(2) Load a document on the Platen Glass or in the ADF.

important:
  • When sending a double-sided document, set the document on the Platen Glass. You cannot scan double-sided documents from the ADF.







(3) Press the FAX button.
The fax standby screen will appear.
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(4) Adjust the density (scan contrast) or image quality (fax resolution) as necessary.
See "Adjusting the Sending Quality"

2. Sending the fax.
  • When the document was loaded on the Platen Glass:
(1) Use the Numeric buttons to dial the recipient's number.
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(2) Press the Color button for color sending, or the Black button for black & white sending.
important:
  • Color sending requires that the recipient's fax machine supports color faxing.
(3) Press the OK button.
The machine starts sending the fax.
note: When loading two or more documents

  • Load the next page, and press the same button as you pressed in (2) of step 2. Repeat the same procedure to scan all pages of the document, and press the OK button.
  • When you have sent the first page with the Black button, the following pages will be sent in black and white.

When the document was loaded in the ADF:

(1) Use the Numeric buttons to dial the recipient's number.
(2) Press the Color button for color sending, or the Black button for black & white sending.
The machine scans the document automatically and starts sending the fax.
important:
  • Color sending requires that the recipient's fax machine supports color faxing.
note:
  • To cancel sending a fax, press the Stop button, and follow the instructions on the LCD.

  • If documents remain in the ADF after pressing the Stop button during scanning, "Close the feeder cover [OK]Eject the document" will appear on the LCD. Press the OK button so that the remaining document is automatically fed out.

Automatic redialing
  • When sending a fax and the recipient's line is busy, the machine will redial the number after a specified interval. Auto redial is enabled by default. Auto redial can be enabled or disabled by selecting ON or OFF. Select ON to specify the number of redialing in Redial times and redialing interval in Redial interval.

Redialing the Number Dialed with the Numeric Buttons

1.Prepare for sending a fax.
(1) Make sure that the power is turned on.
(2) Load a document on the Platen Glass or in the ADF.
(3) Press the FAX button.
The fax standby screen will appear.
(4) Adjust the image density (scan contrast) or quality (fax resolution) as necessary.
See "Adjusting the Sending Quality"
2. Select the telephone number recently dialed.
(1) Press the Redial/Pause button.
Most recently dialed fax number using the Numeric buttons will appear.
(2) Use the g0016984.png (-) or g0008875.png (+) button to select the number to redial.
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(3) Press the OK button.
The selected number will appear in the fax standby screen.
3. Send the fax.
Press the Color button for color sending, or the Black button for black & white sending.
important:
  • Color sending requires that the recipient's fax machine supports color faxing.


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What does COM-E mean when we try to send fax's and the transmissions has this written on it instead of OK.


It means "Communication Error".
The result might be twofold:
- the fax didn't reach it's destination because of communications error (any kind)
- the fax did reach it's destination, but part of it may be unreadable or distorted, or some pages of a multi-page fax did not go through.
In many cases, what the device perceives as an erroneous transmission, is perfectly readable by a human. Therefore it's good to call the recipient and ask if the fax is readable and if all the pages were received.

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Same problem


press the setup button and scroll down to tools.
in tools there should be an option that says run fax test.
that would give you a printed page as to which part of the hardware of the printer or the fax line failed.

What your error code means is(look below)

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.

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Our Epson Sylus CX9400Fax Series is not receiving or sending faxes. We have already done the phone call to India thing for 90 minutes. All settings were changed and tested. They are now back to factory...


Ok, here's a check list for you.
SENDING

Check the following:

  • Make sure the phone cable is connected correctly and verify that the phone line works by connecting a phone to it.


  • Make sure that your recipient's fax machine is turned on and working.


  • If you connected the Epson Stylus CX to a DSL phone line, you must install a DSL filter to the line or you won't be able to fax. Contact your DSL provider for the necessary filter.


  • If your phone line has static or other noise problems, turn off the ECM (Error Correction Mode) setting and try faxing again.

    Follow these steps to turn off the ECM setting:

    1. Press Setup.


    2. Select Fax Settings, then press OK. You see this screen:


    3. cp_display_141_er.gif

    4. Select Communication, then press OK.


    5. Press cp_button_44_er.gif and select ECM. Then press cp_button_42_er.gif and set it to Off.


    6. Press OK.



RECEIVING


Try the following if you can't receive a fax:

  • Make sure the phone cable is connected correctly and verify that the phone line works by connecting a phone to it.


  • To receive faxes automatically, make sure the Auto Answer light is turned on. To turn it on, press the Auto Answer/Space button.

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  • Make sure paper is loaded.


  • If you connected the Epson Stylus CX to a DSL phone line, you must install a DSL filter to the line or you won't be able to fax. Contact your DSL provider for the necessary filter.


  • If your phone line has static or other noise problems, turn off the ECM (Error Correction Mode) setting and try faxing again.

    Follow these steps to turn off the ECM setting:

    1. Press Setup.


    2. Select Fax Settings, then press OK. You see this screen:


    3. cp_display_141_er.gif

    4. Select Communication then press OK.


    5. Press cp_button_44_er.gif and select ECM. Then press cp_button_42_er.gif and set it to Off.


    6. Press OK.

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"no answer"


Call the number from a regular phone line and listen for fax tones. No fax tones....it's not a fax machine, or the recipient has their fax machine set to MANUAL RECEIVE.

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Setting up fax machine to receive


Receive Mode Setting
On the operation panel, press the following buttons to select the appropriate receive mode.
  1. Press <Fax>.

  2. Press <Menu>.

  3. Press the right or left arrow button to select [Receive mode set], then press <OK>.

  4. Press the right or left arrow button to select the receive mode that best suits your needs, then press <OK>.


    FAX ONLY MODE: When you want to receive only faxes automatically with your machine, or have a dedicated telephone line for FAX use only.

    MANUAL MODE: When you receive mainly voice calls and sometimes faxes, or want to receive faxes manually.
    ANS MACHINE MODE: When you want to receive voice messages on your answering machine and receive faxes automatically.
    FAX/TEL AUTO SW: When you want to receive faxes automatically as well as voice calls.
    DRPD: When you have subscribed to a DRPD service with your telephone company.

  5. Press <Stop/Reset> repeatedly to return to fax standby mode.

Sending Methods Sending From Your Machine (Memory Sending)
  1. Load the document on the Platen Glass or the ADF.

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    Sending from the platen

    Important: When sending a double-sided document, set the document on the Platen Glass. You cannot scan double-sided documents from the ADF.


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    Sending from the ADF

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  2. Press <FAX>.

  3. Adjust the settings for your document as necessary.

  4. Dial the recipient's number using the numeric keys or speed dialing.

  5. Press <Color> for color sending, or <Black> for black & white sending.

    • When the document was loaded on the Platen Glass:

      1. When the following message is displayed, load the next page on the Platen Glass.

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        If you have only one sheet to scan, press <OK>..
      2. Press <Color> to send in color, or <Black> to send in black and white.

        IMPORTANT: If you do not press the same button you pressed in step 5, the machine does not start scanning.
      3. Repeat steps 5a and 5b to scan in all pages of the document.
      4. Press <OK>.

    • When the document was loaded in the ADF:

      The machine starts sending automatically after the document is scanned in.

      Note: Color sending is available only when the recipient's fax machine supports color faxing.
  • To cancel sending before sending a fax, press <Stop/Reset>.
  • To cancel memory sending while sending a fax, follow any instructions on the LCD after pressing <Stop/Reset>.
  • If the document remains in the ADF after pressing <Stop/Reset> during sending a fax, press <OK>. The remaining document is automatically fed out.

Sending From Your Machine (Manual Sending)
Use manual sending when you want to talk to the recipient before sending a document, or if the recipient does not have a fax machine that can receive automatically.
Caution:
  • With manual sending, you cannot use the Platen Glass to send documents.
  • You will need to connect a telephone to your machine if you want to talk to the recipient before sending a document.
Follow this procedure:
  1. Connect a telephone to your machine if you want to talk to the recipient before sending a document

  2. Load the document in the ADF.




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    Sending from the ADF

  3. Press <FAX>.

  4. Adjust the settings for your document as necessary.

  5. You can lift the handset if one is connected to the machine.

  6. Dial the recipient's number using the numeric keys or coded speed dialing.

  7. Talk through the handset to the recipient. (If you hear a high-pitched signal instead of the
    recipient's voice, go to step 9.)

  8. Ask the recipient to set recipient's fax machine to receive faxes.

  9. When you hear a high-pitched signal, press <Color> for color sending, or <Black> for black & white sending. Then hang up the handset.

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Cant send fax


Recieving faxes
  • Plug a regular, non-digital, phone into the fax's phone line and see if you get a dial tone
    • If you do not have a dial tone, seek support from your telephone service provider
  • Dial the fax number from a phone    
    • Normal circumstance is that you will have the fax machine pick up and make high-pitched noises
    • If the fax does not pick up, put a regular phone on the fax line and see if the regular phone rings when dialed
      • If the phone rings, answer it and see if there is line noise
        • If the line is clear, call the service number listed on your fax
        • If the line is staticy or unclear, call your telephone service provider
      • If the phone does not ring, call your telephone service provider
Sending faxes
  • Attempt to dial the fax number you are trying to send to from another phone.
    • If you hear electronic noises on the line, the other end has a fax machine on the other end
      • Check to see if you can recieve faxes.
    • If the remote fax does not answer, the problem is on the remote side, contact the recipient

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