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Machine does not answer phone

4750 can send fax, can print test page and do everything BUT ANSWER an incoming fax. (If I pick up handset the call completes, though of course it does not fax). Your thoughts? This is a machine that was working perfectly yesterday but was moved (though not unplugged) to a different table and did not work today.

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  • mariau Jan 29, 2008

    Thanks. I knew the line was plugged in correctly since we were able to send a fax but the mode WAS the problem. It had been inadvertantly switched from FAX only to Phone/Fax so it was waiting for someone to answer the phone. Thanks for answering!

  • RhDar Apr 16, 2008

    Since yesterday afternoon, I have not been receiving faxes. Anyone faxing in gets an automatic busy signal. My mode reads "sleep." Is this correct or should it be reading "online"?



    I have added paper and unplugged the machine twice. I have received an activity report which came out clearly this morning.



    Please advise what steps I need to take.



    Thank you for your assistance,

    Rhonda

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Some things to check-

I know you said it wasn't unplugged but check the phone line is plugged into the line socket. I don't know how many times I had people who people unknown to them (children, cleaners) have knocked out the line cord and plugged it back in the wrong socket.

Hit the on-hook or hook button and check for dial tone. This will check if the line is still working.

Also the fax will have a mode button. If it has been bumped while moving it could be on manual mode (the machine will not automatically pick up)

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