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When I plug a phone line into the fax its says memory in use and I can not fax

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go to applications folder for your computer, dbl click printer/fax icon for make of printer. check settings.
lastly, go to web site of printer model and check site for trouble shooting if this does not work above.
hope this helps and good luck

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You can adjust the Compatibility mode. This adjusts the sensitivity of the machine to interference on the phone line by lowering the transmission speed:
a. Press Menu, 2 (Fax), 0 (Miscellaneous), 1 (Compatibility)
b. Press Up or Down arrow to select "Basic"
c. Press OK.
d. Press Stop/Exit.
e. Try resending the fax.
If the problem continues we recommend you try the unit on another line at the current location or another location. Always restart your machines after you made changes, that way you will see the results.

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Some things to check are these.
1 Make sure your phone line is plugged into the Line slot and not the slot for a phone or answering machine.
2. Make sure the machine ECM mode is ON.
3. Make sure Secure Recieve is OFF.
4. Make sure the JUNK MAIL feature is OFF.
There also may be a memory reset procedure for you fax machine to clear and reset the memory.
There is a slight chance that your problem is the phone line. if you have a phone to plug into it, check for static on your phone line.
You can also try replacing the cord from the phone jack to the machine, they get noisy and cause problems at times.
Other phone line issues may be low line voltage, low line current and DB loss, that has to be checked by the phone company.

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Thks for the above info. Went to my 530 to fix same problem and didn"t work. Mem in use light kept flashing. Re-traced phone line and outside line and found they were plugged into wrong jack. Moved the phone to the phone plug and outside line to outside line, and problem gone. This worked for me but there may be other causes that will make this happen


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