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Having issues receving Fax on a shared phone line with voicemail . Will only recevie when left on auto or by pressing the manual button . HP Officejet Pro 8500 A909g Series

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THE VOICEMAIL WILL KICK-IN AFTER A CERTAIN NUMBER OF RINGS WHEN NO-ONE ANSWERS. FOR THE FAX MACHINE TO ANSWER PROPERLY IT WILL HAVE TO BE SET TO A LESSER NUMBER OF RINGS....POSSIBLY 2 RINGS LESS TO ENSURE THERE IS NO PICKUP- ANSWER INTERFERENCE FROM THE VOICE-Mail.

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How to receive a fax


Check if the auto answer is turned on. Also, check the ring pattern if it is set to Auto. If this is a shared line with your phone and you have an answering machine, set your fax to pick up 5 rings higher than your answering machine.

If you have a voicemail service, you'll need to get a distinctive ring feature from your phone company for it to work.

Apr 13, 2012 | Lexmark Prospect Pro205 Wireless...

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Hi my hp 640 will not answer a fax call, but will answer only if we pick up the hand set.


Issue When the all-in-one product is sharing a phone line with voice calls, some calls are interrupted by fax tones. Follow the steps below to solve the problem.Step one: Check the Rings to Answer setting If Auto Answer is enabled, the HP fax product will answer the phone line when the number of rings reaches the number of rings specified in the Rings-to-Answer setting. When voice calls will be received on the same phone line as faxes, set to rings-to-answer to 6. If you do not want the fax to answer automatically, either turn off Auto Answer from the front panel and receive faxes manually (this may result in lost faxes) or subscribe to a distinctive ring service from the phone company (if available). Refer to the Answering faxes manually section below to learn how to answer faxes manually or refer to the Using distinctive ringing section below for more information about using distinctive ringing. The Rings-to-answer setting for the HP Officejet 500 and 600 series products can only be checked or set using the all-in-one software on the computer. The Rings-to-answer setting for the HP Officejet 500 and 600 series products can only be checked or set using the all-in-one software on the computer. Follow the steps below to check or change the setting for all models except the HP Officejet 500 and 600 series:
  1. Depending on the model, press either Menu , Setup , or Fax Setup repeatedly until Basic Fax Setup appears in the display.
  2. Press Enter (or Start or OK ).
  3. Press the right arrow button repeatedly until Rings to Answer is displayed, and then press Enter .
  4. The number of rings before the HP fax product answers will be displayed.
    • The setting is correct if it is 6. Press Cancel or Stop (Stop Fax) to exit the menu.
    • If the number is not 6, press the right arrow button until 6 appears in the display and then press Enter (or Start or OK ).

Aug 30, 2011 | HP 640 Inkjet Fax Machine

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I can send but not receive on my HP fax 1010. Both send and receive modes had been working just fine until this past weekend. I suspect I might have accidently bumped a button on the front...


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Since you have verified from the manual and see no issues with the settings I doubt that you have done some thing wron with the settings. Even though just check whether you plugging the phone line into the line jack or the phone jack on the fax machine, it should plug in to line. Also try and unplug/replug the units power cord as well as trying a different phone jack location. If tghis does not work try to capture the error that you get as this would help in entering in the troubleshooting link provided bellow:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SupportTaskIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=110&prodSeriesId=295747&prodTypeId=15179

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Jan 19, 2011 | HP 1010 Plain Paper Inkjet Fax

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Will not send or recive fax


To test the fax setup from the product control panel, follow these steps.
  1. Press the power button (c01658021.gif ) to turn off the HP fax product.
  2. Wait 20 seconds and then press the power button (c01658021.gif ) to turn on the HP fax product.
  3. Connect one end of a two-wire telephone cord to the telephone jack and connect the other end of the cord to the port labeled 1-Line on the back of the HP fax product. Figure 1: Two-wire telephone cord c01501963.gif Figure 2: Connect the telephone cord to the 1-Line port c01664685.gif 1 - Telephone jack 2 - Two-wire telephone cord to 1-Line
  4. Make sure that there is plain white paper in the input tray.
  5. Press the Setup button (c01371950.gif ) on the product control panel.
  6. Press the down arrow (c01664686.gif ) to select Tools , and then press OK .
  7. On the Tools menu, press the down arrow (c01664686.gif ) to select Run Fax Test , and then press OK . The fax diagnostic test prints.
  8. Review the report.
    • If the test lists faxing issues and solutions, the fax test failed. Follow the steps on the printout to troubleshoot the issue. This report is specific to your product and faxing environment, so use the solutions on the report to resolve the listed faxing issues. Repeat the fax test after fixing the listed faxing issues to make sure the test passes. If the HP fax product still cannot receive a fax, go to "Solution two: Make sure that the Auto Answer feature is turned on."
    • If the test does not show faxing issues and solutions, the fax test passed. Continue to the next solution.

NOTE: Click here (c00261105) (in English) for more information on interpreting the fax diagnostic test page. Solution two: Make sure that the Auto Answer feature is turned on The Auto Answer feature must be turned on for the HP fax product to receive faxes automatically. Turn on Auto Answer using these steps.
  1. Press the Setup button (c01371950.gif ) on the product control panel.
  2. Press the down arrow (c01664686.gif ) to select Basic Fax Setup , and then press OK .
  3. On the Basic Fax Setup menu, press the down arrow (c01664686.gif ) to select Auto Answer , and then press OK .
  4. Press the down arrow (c01664686.gif ) to select ON , and then press OK .
  5. Try to receive a fax.

Nov 02, 2010 | HP Officejet 5610 All-In-One InkJet...

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I cannot receive faxes. I have a voicemail set up on my phone that is in use. I would like to use the 1050 as a phone and a fax machine only. I will settle if I could only use it as a fax machine. I have...


If you have a voicemail set on the same line then you may only be able to use either the fax or the voice mail if you want to the fax then change the rings to answer on the fax to 2 (setup button->basic fax settings->rings to answer->press ok on 2) keep the mode to auto mode. However if you want to use both the voicemail and the fax on the same line you might have to get a DRP (Distinctive Ring Pattern) from you telephone company.

Jun 10, 2010 | HP 1050 Plain Paper Inkjet Fax

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Will not accept incoming faxes


Have you set the Fax to Auto-answer or is it waiting for you to manually answer the fax? Change this by pressing Setup and Press 3, Press 3 again. Press the right arrow to toggle On or Off.

Make sure that the rings to answer is set appropriately. Press Setup 3 4 to change.
If you have a PBX or ISDN converter phone system, check that you are using the correct phone jack - for phones and faxes.

Do you have a voicemail service on the line? This will force you to receive faxes manually and only when you are present.

If you have an answering machine connected to the line, check that the answering machine is not the problem by disconnecting it and trying to receive a fax. Long welcome messages can make the calling fax machine hang up early. Insufficient time between the end of the message and the beep can make it impossible for the OfficeJet to spot the fax tones; the same is true with loud messages.
If this is the problem, record your message again, keeping it short (10 seconds but speak softly and slowly).

If you have a distinctive ring on the fax line, make sure that the OfficeJet is programmed to recognize the ring (some ring patterns cannot be interpreted and you'll need to contact your phone company to change it).

Check that other computer hardware is not causing an issue (modem with auto-answer, other interference). Unplug everything except the OfficeJet and try to receive a fax to check for interference. Then reconnect one item at a time and try getting a fax again to determine which item is causing the probelm.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Apr 08, 2010 | HP 5510 4-in-one Printer

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How to set fax machine so it can accept after 2 rings?


Distinctive Ring basicsDistinctive Ring service is an optional service available from many telephone companies. The Distinctive Ring service permits you to assign more than one telephone number to the same telephone line. Distinctive Ring allows you to use a single phone line for both voice and fax calls. You can assign a unique phone number and ring pattern for incoming fax calls. When a fax comes in, each telephone number makes a distinctive ringing sound, such as a single ring, double ring, or triple ring.
NOTE: The Distinctive Ring Service is the name HP and others use to describe this feature. Distinctive Ring is also known as:
  • Call Sign
  • Custom Ring
  • Ident-a-Call
  • Ident-a-Ring
  • Ident-a-Ring
  • Multi Ring
  • Personalized Ringing
  • Ringmaster
  • Smart Ring
  • Teen-Ring
The Distinctive Ring Service allows the HP product to work similarly to a dedicated fax line. If you connect an HP fax product and a telephone to one telephone line, you can assign one telephone number for fax calls and another for voice calls.
NOTE: You cannot send or receive faxes when the phone line is in use. Even if the HP fax product has a separate telephone number, it is still sharing the same phone line. Set the Distinctive Ring Service Using the menus on the product control panel, follow these steps to set a distinctive ring pattern. Step one: Turn on Auto Answer Turn on Auto Answer by pressing the Auto Answer button on the control panel. The button light indicates when Auto Answer is on.If the button light is already on, you do not need to press the button. Step two: Set the distinctive ring patternFollow these steps to change the answer ring pattern.
  1. Press the Setup button (c01461502.gif ) on the product control panel.
  2. Press the Right Arrow button (c01185072.jpg ) to select Advanced Fax Setup , and then press the OK button.
  3. Press the Right Arrow button (c01185072.jpg ) to select Distinctive Ring , and then press the OK button.
  4. Press the Right Arrow button (c01185072.jpg ) to select one of the following options:
    • All Rings
    • Single Rings
    • Double Rings
    • Triple Rings
    • Double & Triple Rings
  5. Press the OK button to select the option.
  6. Press the Back button (c01490920.gif ) to return to the main menu.
Now if you have anymore problems copy the link from below and paste it in your address bar and it will help you further with a document. Follow all the settings in the document and your fax should be setup,keep in MIND THAT THE RINGS TO ANSWER SHOULD BE 2,SO YOU CAN RECEIVE FAXES AFTER TWO RINGS

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01647469&tmp_task=solveCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3795406

Feb 01, 2010 | HP Officejet 6500 Wireless All-in-One...

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Fax machine cuts into incoming calls


Issue: Device answers while in Tel Priority Mode
Solution: Disable the Manual /Auto Switch MX700

Man/Auto Switch By default, [Man/Auto Switch] is set [OFF]. If it was set [ON] and you want to change this setting or if you want to increase the time before the fax answers, follow these steps.
1. Press the <FAX> button, then press the <Menu> button . The Fax menu is displayed.
2. Press the l_mark_s.jpg or r_mark_s.jpg button to select Maintenance/settings, then press the OK button.

l_01815.jpg The Maintenance/settings screen is displayed.
3. Press the l_mark_s.jpg or r_mark_s.jpg button to select Device settings, then press the OK button.

l_01918.jpg The Device settings screen is displayed.
4. Press the t_mark_s.jpg or d_mark_s.jpg button to select FAX settings, then press the OK button.

l_02021.jpg The FAX settings screen is displayed.
5. Press the t_mark_s.jpg or d_mark_s.jpg button to select RX settings, then press the OK button.
6. Press the t_mark_s.jpg or d_mark_s.jpg button to select [Manual / auto switch], then press the OK button.


7. Press the t_mark_s.jpg or d_mark_s.jpg button to select [ON] or [OFF], then press the OK button.


from canon website
"http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=123&modelid=15651#SupportDetailAct"

Dec 19, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MX700 All-In-One InkJet...

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Can't receive fax


go to:
1 On the control panel, press menu/enter.
2 Using the < and > buttons, select Fax Setup, and press
menu/enter.
3 Using the < and > buttons, select Fax Recv. Setup, and press
menu/enter.
4 Press menu/enter to select Answer Mode.
5 Using the < and > buttons, select Automatic or Manual, and press
menu/enter.
6 The control panel display shows the answer mode setting you
specified.

I also attached the link for the laserjet 3300 users manual
http://bizsupport.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/bpl11457/bpl11457.pdf

Oct 28, 2008 | HP LaserJet 3330 All-In-One Printer

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Faxing


Hi,
To fix this issue I would need some more information,

1. Is it a dedicated phone line Or sharing phone line?
2. If it is a sharing phone line then do you share it with an answering machine or a voice mail?
3.If it is an aswring machine or voicemail.. then how many rings has it set to answer?

Aug 25, 2008 | HP OfficeJet 7310 All-In-One InkJet...

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