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Weboughta 1040 fax machine. our phone system is bell canada. the answering system and call waiting will not work when fax is hooked up

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Fax machines are designed to have their own dedicated analog phone line.

Any other condition is a **** shoot.

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Hi. When my house phone rings more than three times my fax machine trys to answer the phone making conversations inpossible. How do i get my fax hp1040 to answer only my fax's?


The fax is set to answer on the 4th ring. Change it to answer on say... 6 rings.It cannot differentiate the call before it's picked up ... it just answers at at set number of rings

Apr 01, 2011 | HP 1040 Plain Paper Inkjet Fax

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My hp 1040 will not pick up fax after the fifth ring answering machine picks after forth ring can't tell the between phone call or a fax used to before changed date on answering machine fax quite working


Set rings to answer
You can select the number of rings that will occur before the fax answers an incoming call. If you are using your machine as both a telephone and a fax machine, we suggest you set the ring count to at least 4 to give you time to answer.
TIP: HP 1050 Fax: The Toll Saver function for the Digital Message Center interacts with Rings to Answer. See Toll Saver on page 40. If you have the HP 1050 Fax and have Toll Saver turned on, set the Rings to Answer to 2.
1. Press Menu repeatedly until BASIC FAX displays and press Start/Enter.
Rings to Answer will display.
2. Press Start/Enter.
3. Enter the number of rings you want (2-7) and press Start/Enter.
The HP Fax rings the set number of times and then answers. It then produces a different sounding ring to alert you to which type of call is incoming.
• The additional ring may occur once for a fax call
• The additional ring occurs 5 times for a voice call. After the 5 additional rings, the answering machine will answer.

Dec 08, 2010 | HP 1040 Plain Paper Inkjet Fax

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Have changed phone service providers. they say that the fax mach. and land line can work together. I say i need another phone line for the fax mach. please help. the fax mach. is a hp 1040 fax. jeff h.


If they changed you over to Vonage or some other digital service, the fax machine will not work reliably.

You need a plain old telephone system POTS for your fax. All faxes are analog.

Nov 12, 2009 | HP 1040 Plain Paper Inkjet Fax

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I get Send Error Try Again


Verify that you have a dial-tone by plugging a regular phone into the wall jack

Oct 14, 2009 | HP 1040 Plain Paper Inkjet Fax

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I can't fax in our out...Don't know about set up


The fax phone line goes to LINE Port
Answering machine goes to TEL Port

Jun 19, 2009 | HP 1040 Plain Paper Inkjet Fax

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How to set hp1040 fax to work with aout answering


Hi,

If you are using the same phone line as your fax, you can start by connecting the answering machine on Line2 or 2-Ext at the back of the fax. Set the fax to answer on two rings higher than the Answering Machine. (for example: if answering maching is 4 rings, fax is 6 rings)

And then, turn on the auto answer.

Mar 22, 2009 | HP 1040 Plain Paper Inkjet Fax

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Our computer will not recognize the Fax Machine


There is a site called DRIVERGUIDE you can try, they require that you register but it's free.

Mar 17, 2009 | HP 1040 Plain Paper Inkjet Fax

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Machine does not receive faxes


It the funky line DSL?
Fax machines are designed to be on a dedicated ANALOG phone line. Sorry

Oct 16, 2008 | HP 1040 Plain Paper Inkjet Fax

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