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Fax is inoperative

One day fax is working and the next day it quit. I have no dial tone when I try to dial out and incoming faxes are not answered. The line is working at the wall jack and I have swaped phone cable / line too. All I hear is a click when I press the hook button on the front panel. Also, all we can locate is the quick start guide and not a main users manual that probably has a troubleshooting guide for help.

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Re: Fax is inoperative

The incoming telephone line was out of order need to call the phone maintenance to fix telephone line.

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