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Illegible fax whenever i send a fax from the machine, the quality of the fax for the recipient is poor (regardless of whom i am sending it to). i think it is caused by an imaging problem on my (sender) side. any advice?

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  • anujgrover Feb 11, 2008

    the fax machine is a sharp FO-6600

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Get a new one or take it to someone and get it repaired

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HOW TO FAX


  1. Make sure the fax machine is plugged into a power source and also plugged into a working phone jack.
  2. Turn the fax machine on.
  3. Obtain the fax number of the destination fax machine.
  4. Gather the documents you want to send and put them in the order you want them to be received.
  5. Fill out a separate piece of paper called a coversheet with the recipient's name, fax number/phone number, your name, your phone number, a short message and number of pages (including coversheet).
  6. Lay the documents face-up in the fax machine feeder tray with the coversheet on top
  7. Dial the recipient's fax number - put 9 before the number and area code
  8. Press the "fax" or "send" button, depending on the particular fax machine model

Nov 17, 2014 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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ECM error message


Noise in the phone line, or low signal strength during fax transmission can result in fax failures. Noise or poor signal strength can cause a partial or complete loss of fax information during transmission. When Error Correction Mode (ECM) is on, the receiving fax machine checks the fax information for errors during reception. If the receiving fax machine detects an error, the receiving fax requests that the sending fax resend the information. Resending all or part of the information can make transmission times longer, but helps improve the quality of the received fax.
If the phone line quality or signal strength is extremely poor, sending a fax can fail. Turning off ECM can improve the ability of the product to send a fax successfully when the phone line quality is poor. However, the image quality of the received fax might be poor.
If ECM must be off to send faxes successfully, have the telephone service provider check the phone line quality. For an HP Fax, turning off ECM from the control panel does not necessarily mean that fax transmission will not use ECM. Fax products use ECM as follows.
  • All faxes sent in color use ECM.
  • All faxes sent at the highest transmission speed use ECM.
  • The ECM setting affects only sent faxes, not received faxes.
Enabling or disabling Error correction mode (ECM)
  1. On the product control panel, press the Menu button (c01743394.gif ).
  2. Use the arrow buttons (c01073166.jpg ) to select Basic Fax , and then press the OK button (c01335940.jpg ).
  3. Use the arrow buttons (c01073166.jpg ) to select ECM Mode , and then press the OK button (c01335940.jpg ).
  4. Use the arrow buttons (c01073166.jpg ) to select On or Off , and then press the OK button (c01335940.jpg ) to confirm the setting.
  5. Press the Back button (c01496476.gif ) twice to return to the main screen.

Mar 06, 2014 | HEWLETT-PACKARD HP 2140 Fax

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I'm having complants that my faxes are blured


Most common cause is going to be you need to have the scanner optics cleaned. Hopefully you have a local repair guy that can do this for you. However you can buy new basic fax machine like this now days for $75 to $80 which might be cheaper than servicing the old one.
Here is a tip for you tho. Make a copy using your fax machine. The quality of your copy is the same quality that you are sending out via the fax. So if your copy looks good then your outgoing faxes look fine. If you get a poor copy then that poor quality is what is being sent out. So copy quality = fax send quality.
Good Luck and Thank You for using Fixya.

Dec 01, 2010 | Sharp UX 108 Roll paper Thermal Fax

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Its giving me a pls open cover offline screen and it wont send any faxes i might be stupid this maybe is normal or simple but when the machine is warming it gives out a wicked screeching noise


Hi Fax machines are one of the oldest ways to send document information over a telephone line. Before e-mail became the most popular, and more efficient way to send documents, the fax machine was king. With time, fax machines have become sophisticated machines capable of many functions. No longer found only as a stand-alone machine, fax machines are included in copiers and printers. Faxing can even be done through computer software to a receiving fax machine or printer. So with such a complex machine there are several things that could go wrong. This article teaches you some basic troubleshooting steps.
    Fax Quality
  1. If the faxes you are receiving are too dark or light, or ruined by streaks and splotches, play around with the darkness and density settings on your machine. Send a few test faxes until the quality looks good on your end. If the faxes continue to come out poorly, the problem probably lies on the sender's end. If you are the sender, and your documents are coming out badly on the other end, try cleaning the sensors of your machine with a damp cloth.

Aug 09, 2010 | Brother IntelliFAX 4750 Plain Paper Laser...

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Several recepients cant read my fax, very feint. Is it a fault with my fax?


Try making a copy on your machine and see what the copy looks like.
What are you sending,??? if its a second carbon copy of something...remember what you see is what you get...if the original is poor quality the receiver will get poor quality. You can darken the image slightly...refer to your operators manual.

Jun 16, 2010 | Samsung SF-560 Plain Paper Laser Fax

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RE: SENDING FAX


The scanner glass is dirty or needs replacement. lift up the scanner door where you put original in. See the glass strip 1/2 inch by about 8 inches. clean with alchohol good. dry. test. Lawrence

Jul 18, 2008 | Sharp FO 77 Roll paper Thermal Fax

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Poor Quality


If you can copy ok you have effectively ruled out your machine as you have used both the scanning and printing mechanism of the machine.

It will probably be the fax on the other end as if it sends a poor quality page that's all your machine can receive, a poor line can also cause problems if it is from multiple faxes. If so have your provider check the line (you probably hear static on the line).

Mar 17, 2008 | Brother IntelliFAX 2800 Laser Fax

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Recipient recieves a black page


I have seen the print cartridge not being seeted cause this problem.
  1. Open the front cover by pulling the cover release buttons toward you, and raising the cover.

    Slightly lift up on the Laser Printer Cartridge and then pull it toward you, but do not remove it.

    WARNING: The Fuser is hot! Use caution when you are working in this area. To prevent damage to the cartridge, do not expose it to light for more than a few minute.

    CAUTION: Do not touch the green Photoreceptor Drum. Scratches or smudges on the Photoreceptor will result in poor copy quality and may shorten the life of the cartridge.

  2. Slide the cartridge back down along the slots until it clicks into place.

  3. Close the Front Cover.
    Then Unplug an replug in the machine.

Dec 11, 2007 | Sharp UX 300 Plain Paper Thermal transfer...

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