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Does not receive faxes. Out going faxes takes two to thrwee time before it works. Dialing does not sound right.

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There a numbers of reasons why your machine doesn't receive faxes. Please follow the following steps to start troubleshoot: 1. First check your power supply and make sure the output is correct. You can do this with a multimeter. Suppose if your adaptor Dc output is 31Volt and you can see only 20Volt on your multimeter, you'll not be able to receive or send faxes. 2. Make sure you hear the correct dial tone when you dial a number, if not reset your machine, to do this, remove all the components from the machine like; cartridges, paper, power cable, phone line cable, and reconnect them after few minutes. 3. Verify that the answer mode is correctly set. 4. Also verify that the phone line is directly connected to the machine, means not rollover connection (extension line). 5. Try the machine with another phone line, this will let you know that your phone line is not the culprit. 6. Check your cartridges and verify they are working well, you can print a test page.
If all of the above instructions can't fix the problem, then your machine is needed to be serviced. I wish you good luck.

Posted on May 26, 2010

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More then likely you have the fax set up to USE A DIALING PREFIX.

Therefore it is automatically doing this, regardless of what you input.

Follow the proceedure below ( which comes directly from the users manual for your printer type ) to change this. Delete the " USE A DIALING PREFIX " information.

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Using the Fax Setup Utility Use this utility to adjust the fax send and receive settings. When you save these settings, they apply to every fax you send or receive. You can also use this utility to create and edit your speed dial list.
  • Click Start onestep.gif Programs onestep.gif Lexmark 4200 Series onestep.gif Fax Setup Utility.
  • From Lexmark All-In-One Center All-In-One Main Page, click Fax Setup Utility.
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The following table describes the Fax Setup Utility tabs:
On this tab:
You can:
Send
  • Enter your name and fax number.
  • Select a maximum send speed and a print quality for outgoing faxes.
  • Choose whether to scan the entire document before dialing the number.
  • Choose whether to use error correction.
  • Select when to print a fax usage report.
  • Select when to print a fax activity report.
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  • Choose whether you want to print a footer (date, time, and page number) on each page.
  • Automatically reduce an incoming fax to fit to the paper size loaded or print it on two sheets of paper.
  • Select whether you want to forward a fax or print it, and then forward it.
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  • Select the number of times you want the machine to redial and the time between those attempts if the fax cannot be sent on the first try.
  • Select the phone line format you want to use (Pulse, Touch-tone, Behind a PBX).
  • Enter a dialing prefix.
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Add to, create, or edit the speed dial list.
Group Speed Dial
Create a group number and name, and then add phone numbers to the group.

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Before you begin


To pinpoint the cause of the issue, please record answers to the following questions:

Can a fax be sent or received?
Can a fax be sent, but not received?
Has the fax function ever worked in the past?

Any error messages may also help to narrow down the cause of the issues.

Print out the following:

- a settings list to view the current fax settings
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Initial checks
If the fax option has worked in the past and does not do so now, check that the same connection is being used and that it still works.
Check to see if any configuration settings have been changed that could have affected the fax settings.

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Check the phone line (without the printer):
Test the line by connecting a phone directly into the phone port.
Check for a dialing tone.
If you cannot hear a dialing tone, try another phone cable. Once you can hear a dialing tone, you know that the phone port is live and working.
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Check that the printer is accessing the dialing tone correctly:
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If you can't hear a dial tone, make sure that the speaker volume is set to High. (Go to Fax, press Options eight times until SPEAKER VOLUME is displayed, then use the plus or minus buttons to change the setting to HIGH. Press Select.)
If there is still no dial tone, unplug the power cable and the phone lead, then plug them back in and try again.

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Connect the Lexmark All-in-One directly to the phone port. IMPORTANT: Do NOT connect any phones to the EXT port.
Make sure the Fax receive mode is set to answer the fax after 3 rings. (Press the Fax button on the operator panel and then press Options three times until ANSWER FAX WHEN is displayed. Change the settings using the - or + buttons as appropriate.)

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Make sure that Country Code is set correctly:
Press the Fax button on the operator panel and then press Options 15 times until Advanced is displayed.
Press Select.
Press Options 13 times and then press the + or - button until the right country is displayed.
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