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Cant fax i cannot get my fax machine to fax it keeps saying busy help pls

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Re: cant fax

Check whats the disply on the printer screen...if its says to print an alignment page then pls go ahead and print the alignment page...check with ur telephone operator on how to set it up..

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Make sure our cable connector is clean cheers

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