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Fax Rings but nothing comes thru

My HP J4680 will ring but will not process the fax or complete. I can send one with no problem

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    Bill Schilz May 11, 2010

    Have you gone into the menu-fax and set auto-receive to on? It may be set to manual receive and waiting for you to hit the fax button?

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1.When you set it up you told it to answer after a certain number of rings. 3 rings is the safest low number .
You can dial it from any phone and it should answer, give a squeal.- if it doesn't answer, plug a plain phone into the same jack and see if it rings when you dial the number- you may have a bad jack.

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