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Can't fax When I try to fax, the display says telephone and it justs rings and never feeds the paper through.

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Re: Can't fax

You probably have the telephone cord patched into the wrong jack. Make sure it is plugged into the jack marked "line." If the problem persists, try doing this: 1. Unplug the power cord and the telephone line cord. Then wait for 30 sec or so before 1st plugging in the powercord. Wait until the display reads the currently set time, then plug the telephone line cord into the jack marked "line."

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Our HP 2140 fax under distinctive ring setting DRPD was answering under our Master ring (double Ring) until yesterday it switched inside somehow where it now answers regular phone ring instead of...

Was the fax plugged into another telephone line? Maybe a power surge?

My solution would be to reconfigure the fax from scratch to learn the ring pattern.

From the Manual:

Step 1-Teach the HP Fax the ring pattern

The HP Fax will learn the ring pattern when you call it from another telephone or fax

1. Be ready to call the fax machine.
2. Press Menu repeatedly until BASIC FAX displays and press OK.
3. Use LEFT ARROW - RIGHT ARROW BUTTONS to scroll through the options until DRPD Mode displays and press OK.
Call this fax from another fax machine... Waiting Ring...
will display.
4. Call the HP Fax.

DRPD OK will display when the pattern has been learned and the HP Fax will return
to Ready mode.

Step 2-Set up distinctive ring (DRPD) answer mode

Once you have activated distinctive ring, it becomes one of the answering modes you
can select by pressing the Mode/Contrast button.

Press Mode/Contrast repeatedly until DRPD Mode appears in the display.

• In Ready mode, DRPD appears in the right hand corner of the display.
• Now, the HP Fax will manage calls and faxes as if it were set to AUTO mode
(AUTO mode on page 28)

TIP: Distinctive ring must be set up again if you reassign your fax number
or connect the machine to another telephone line. Once set up again (that
is, the fax machine has learned the ring pattern and the answering mode is
correctly set), you should test the fax machine by calling the fax number
and another number on the same line. The machine should respond
appropriately to a call placed to the fax number with fax tones, and to a
normal telephone call with the expected ring pattern.

Mar 04, 2011 | HEWLETT-PACKARD HP 2140 Fax

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I can send but not receive on my HP fax 1010. Both send and receive modes had been working just fine until this past weekend. I suspect I might have accidently bumped a button on the front...


Since you have verified from the manual and see no issues with the settings I doubt that you have done some thing wron with the settings. Even though just check whether you plugging the phone line into the line jack or the phone jack on the fax machine, it should plug in to line. Also try and unplug/replug the units power cord as well as trying a different phone jack location. If tghis does not work try to capture the error that you get as this would help in entering in the troubleshooting link provided bellow:

Please get back to us if you have further query else please accept the suggestion.

Thank you for contacting

Jan 19, 2011 | HP 1010 Plain Paper Inkjet Fax

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Display says line error and print out says jam

• Check the connection. The cord from the TEL.LINE jack to the wall jack should be no longer than
six feet.
• Make sure there are no modem devices sharing the same telephone line.
• Check with the other party to make sure their fax machine is functioning properly.
• Have your telephone line checked for line noise.
• Try connecting the fax machine to a different telephone line.
• If the problem still occurs, your fax machine may need service.
Clearing a jammed document
If the original document doesn't feed properly during transmission or copying,
or DOCUMENT JAMMED appears in the display, first try pressing start/memory . If
the document doesn't feed out, remove it as explained below.
Do not try to remove a jammed document without releasing it as explained
below. This may damage the feeder mechanism.

Jan 17, 2011 | Sharp UX A255 Plain Paper Thermal transfer...

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Just checking..we have a brother fax Intellfax 4750 and we can send out faxes however no faxes are coming in. It says receiving on the display but ringing in busy from the person sending the fax...any...

Call your fax machine from a telephone...have someone watch your fax and see if it answers...also listen on the telephone and see if you get the "tones" that a fax gives.....if your fax just keeps ringing then it just may have been set to the "tel" (telephone) mode...set it back to the Fax mode.

Oct 25, 2010 | Fax Machines

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Hello! How to program automatic reception of a fax after 4 calls (at the weekends, when at office anybody isn't present. Thank you. Best regards, Veronika

hi; Receiving Both Documents and Telephone Calls Automatically: Fax/Tel Mode If you set Fax/Tel mode, you can control precisely how the fax handles incoming calls by adjusting the following settings: ??? Adjust the time the fax takes to check whether a call is from a fax machine or a telephone (<RING START TIME> setting). ??? Adjust the length of time the fax rings when the call is a voice call (<TEL RING TIME> setting). ??? Set whether the fax switches to receive mode after the ring time set in <TEL RING TIME> has elapsed (<DEFAULT ACTION> setting). 1 Press [Menu]. 2 Use [{] or [}] to select <DATA REGSTRATION>, then press [Start/Copy]. The LCD displays <USER SETTINGS>. 3 Use [{] or [}] to select <RX SETTINGS>, then press [Start/Copy]. The LCD displays <ECM RX>. 4 Use [{] or [}] to select <FAX/TEL AUTO SW>, then press [Start/Copy]. The LCD displays <RING START TIME>. 5 Press [Start/Copy]. 6 Use the numeric buttons, or [{] or [}] to enter the time the fax waits before ringing when it receives a call, then press [Start/Copy] twice. 7 Use the numeric buttons, or [{] or [}] to enter the time the fax rings while waiting for someone to pick up the Handset, then press [Start/Copy] twice. The LCD displays <RECEIVE>. Note ??? If paper jams, see "Troubleshooting" on page 53. ??? If the Ink Lamp lights up faxes will be received to memory. 8SEC. 22SEC. Use [{] or [}] to select <RECEIVE> or <DISCONNECT>, then press [Start/Copy]. This setting tells the fax what to do if the Handset is not picked up within the specified ring time set in step 6. 9 Press [Stop]. Setting ends and the fax returns to standby mode.

Oct 14, 2010 | Canon FAX-JX200

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I can't send faxes, the screen says telephone. It

You may need to dial a prefix prior to dialing the phone number you're trying to fax. It could be as simple as putting a number "1" prior to dialing the number.

Jun 26, 2009 | Brother IntelliFAX 775 Plain Paper Thermal...

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I can send fax but cannot recieve one it just rings

My Mode was wrong. I switched it to telephone and fax (instead of manual). Then i set the ring to pick up on the third ring. now i dont have to be here to press start everytime a fax comes. I found all the information by searching for the manual on line it is under "Basic fax settings"

Mar 19, 2009 | Brother IntelliFAX 1270E Plain Paper Fax

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Telephone rings only twice

No. Fax machines are designed to have their own dedicated fax lines.

Some newer models, tho, allow you to set NUMBER OF RINGS.

Oct 30, 2008 | Panasonic Panafax UF-550 Plain Paper Laser...

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Canon Fax phone L80

If it is a dedicated fax line it is probabaly best set to fax only mode. Fewer rings (No more than two) FaxTel mode will ring for longer to allow you to pick it up if its a phone call.

Check if the machine has dial tone by onhook button or handset to check. If you have none try testing with another phone to rule out the machine.

Try a manual reception. Pick up the phone when it rings and press the start button.

Jan 31, 2008 | Canon FAXPHONE L80 Laser

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Receiving a fax

Press recieve mode repeatedly until manual mode is displayed.
after a few seconds the display will change to the month/day manual.

when the telephone rings and you answer it if you hear the beeps etc press start/copy and hang up handset to print doc.

Jan 29, 2008 | Canon FaxPhone L75 Plain Paper Laser

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