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I can not send or recieve faxes. Ran fax test

I can not send or recieve faxes. Ran fax test report says no dial tone detection. Phone rings says connecting nothing comes thru.

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  • lori411 Jun 25, 2009

    I have Cox cable telephone and this fax machine has worked fine for about a year. All of the sudden won't send or recieve today and I hooked a phone up to the line and it has a dial tone.

  • happyoutkast May 11, 2010

    what kind of phone service do you have? that's important because if you're using a VoIP service like Vonage or Comcast with that fax machine, you're going to have issues. As far as I know HP faxes are incompatible and will not work on Comcast home phone service.....neither HP nor comcast have a definite solution (other than getting a more compatible fax machine).

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Cox Cable is pretty much the same as comcast's and vonage's services. HP fax machines have had HUGE compatibility issues with those types of services, and may be that they did something to their service that caused your fax to stop working.....

Other than that call HP and see if they have any troubleshooting or Diagnostics that you can run, but I ran in to these problems with HP faxes all the time while installing comcast phone service, never knew WHY it didn't work, just that HP doesn't work on that type of service.....at least certain models...Also maybe call COX and see if they did anything recently that could cause it to stop working....

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You need to find a telephone with 2 conductors and not 4. I tried it and it worked. Cable phone service does not use VOIP it actually uses services similar to the telephone company. Instead of converting the analog signal of the phone somewhere down the street at the switch it converts it to digital at the cablemodem and sends it at different frequency on the cable. It then goes to the cable company and hooks into the regular telephone system.

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