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Go to menu option and choose the option fax and set the parameter like auto receive or manual set the ring auto answer mode after certain ring. If it is in auto receiving mode it will receive the fax after the ring which you set. Make sure the phone wire which you insert in fax machine getting proper dial tone and getting out going calling facility. Have a nice day and do not forget to rate please...!
Here's the link to download the Lexmark X4270 User's Guide: http://bit.ly/cNbUKo. If you prefer to have the printer pick up faxes automatically, I suggest you configure the printer to pickup after the 2nd or 3rd ring before your voicemail picks it up. On the User's Guide, go to Faxing, Receiving a Fax for the instructions. For more info about the printer, go through the User's Guide. Hope this helps.
If your printer has FAX capabilities. Good way to tell is if you have a phone number pad on the front of your printer.
You must have this connected to a phone line for it to receive a fax. Setup the fax application through your installation CD that came with the Printer/fax machine. Often you set the fax machine to pick up after so many rings. This allows you to leave the printer/fax machine on and gives you time to answer BEFORE the fax machine does. If uncle Bob or Aunt Susie should call to say Hi!
Basically what is happening: You turn on the Printer/Fax machine it sits idle waiting for a phone call. Someone now sends you a fax using your phone number. YOUR printer/fax machine is sitting there listening for the phone to ring. Lets say you have your printer/fax machine setup to answer after 5 rings. After 5 rings, your Printer/fax machine will pick up and listen for signal tones from the the other machine. If it gets these, it will "handshake" and send a confirmation fax tone. Then the data will be transferred and printed out on your machine or held in a fax program for you to print or save later.
It is critical that you do not pickup the phone too early or the two fax machines trying to communicate will fail. If you do this, you will hear an awful squeal and a serious of tones. You can often hang up quickly and the two machines will transmit again the handshake signals and resume business as usual.
Short answer: Two fax modems are talking to each other over your phone line to transmit data.
I have a HP Officejet J6480 All-In-One and needed the answering machine and fax to be on at the same time. I called the help line at HP and they said I needed another phone line into the home but I tried this and it worked.
First I got a different phone number for the fax machine - they do this for no charge at my phone company. This is not another physical line into the home - it is just another phone number with a different ring - it rings 2 fast rings for the fax machine instead of the phones regular one ring. I set the answering machine built into the phone to pick up after 4 rings and I set the fax machine to pick up on 2 rings. Be sure to set it so the fax pick up number of rings are less than the answering machine pick up number of rings.
It worked for me. Hope this works for you too.
Did you go through the entire setup procedure according to the manual including the fax/tel set up? Fax/tel setup tells the fax machine how you are using it. For example is the phone line used for just receiving faxes or is it used to receive phone calls AND receive incoming faxes OR is there a telephone answering device (TAD) attached to your phone line. If there is one, set it to 2 rigns. If you have it set to 4 rings the fax could disconnect before receiving the incoming fax. If you cannot send, then it has to be a line problem assuming you went through all the set up procedures correctly. Short of this you may have a bad unit and need to return it.
i fixed the fax set up (from the machine itself) to answer a fax on the triple distinctive ring. we don't have that on our phone service, but this way, i can change it back to a single ring if i'm expecting a fax.
Disable call waiting is only set to "yes" if you have call waiting, press "menu" then scroll down to "reset all setting" make sure to backup phone entries before doing this . Follow the "fax settings" below:
FAX SETTING FOR 5500 (VOICE MAIL)
- ANS. MODE TO "YES" - ANS. MACHINE RINGS "3" - FAX RINGS TO ANS. "4"
FAX SETTING FOR 5500 (ANSWERING MACHINE)
- ANS. MODE TO "YES" - ANS. MACHINE RINGS "4" - FAX RINGS TO ANS. "3"
I had the same problem when i first install my fax machine and at that time I only had the black ink cartridge in the fax machine one's I installed the color ink cartridge, my fax machine started working.