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Fax machine not selecting faxes from calls

Lexmark Model# 5470 does not distinguish incoming faxes from incoming phone calls.I can receive faxes without a problem if the phone is off. ( I have a computer, answering machine/phone and fax/printer on one phone line with Cincinnati Bell,DSL type internet service)

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  • donaldedward Mar 26, 2008

    no comment, I want to know what to do!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    when someone attempts to fax me, either the phone picks up or it doesn't fax all the document pages

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    trouble fax without a land line. can you fax with dsl service/

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