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HP j3608 Can not get fax to answer on combined phone line with fax I have set for FAX & single ring any ideas?

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If you have checked the programming to make it Auto Answer and have the Ring set to one then it may not be connected to the phone line. Does it send OK? If it does not send then it may not be connected to the phone line. Check the plugs on the phone wire and the sockets on the machine and in the wall to see if the connectors are straight.

Another question, what type of phone line do you use? If you have a digital phone system your fax may not work on the line you have in the office. It requires an analog POTs (Plain Old Phone) line.

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This link shows various configurations of setting up your phone/fax/answering machine or using an answering service.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c00059780#Dist_ring
Distinctive Ringing Service setup While it is not available everywhere, a distinctive ringing service can be purchased from most telephone companies. With this service, more than one phone number is assigned to the same phone line. Each phone number will ring differently. The main number will ring with a normal single ring and the additional number will ring with a distinctive ring pattern assigned by the phone company.
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Introduction The HP All-in-One can receive faxes automatically or manually depending on the Auto Answer setting. If the Auto Answer option is set to On (the default setting), the HP All-in-One will automatically answer incoming calls and receive faxes after the number of rings specified by the Rings to Answer setting. (The default Rings to Answer setting is five rings). Refer to the given instructions to receive faxes automatically or manually. Receiving faxes The HP All-in-One can receive faxes automatically or manually. Receiving a fax automatically To receive faxes automatically, set the Auto Answer option to On (the default setting). The HP All-in-One will automatically answer incoming calls and receive faxes after the number of rings specified by the Rings to Answer setting. (The default Rings to Answer setting is five rings). Receiving a fax manually If the HP All-in-One has been set up to receive faxes manually (the Auto Answer option is set to Off ), or you answer the phone and hear fax tones, use these instructions to receive faxes.
  1. Make sure the HP All-in-One is turned on and you have paper loaded in the input tray.
  2. Remove any originals from the document feeder tray.
  3. Set the Rings to Answer setting to a high number to allow you to answer the incoming call before the HP All-in-One answers. Or, turn off the Auto Answer setting so that the HP All-in-One does not automatically answer incoming calls.
  4. If you are currently on the phone with the sender, instruct the sender to press Start on their fax machine.
  5. When you hear fax tones from a sending fax machine, do the following:
    1. Press Start Fax Black or Start Fax Color on the control panel of the HP All-in- One.
    2. When prompted, press the down arrow to highlight Receive Fax Manually , and then press OK .
  6. Press Start Fax Black again.
  7. After the HP All-in-One begins to receive the fax, you can hang up the phone or remain on the line. The phone line is silent during fax transmission.


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The answer mode determines whether the HP Fax answers incoming calls or not.

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The HP Fax will automatically answer all incoming calls using the Rings to Answer setting. This is the default setting.

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The HP Fax automatically answers all incoming calls using the Rings to Answer setting. If the call is a fax call, the HP Fax will receive the fax. If the call is a voice call, the HP Fax will create a special ring to indicate it is a voice call. The incoming voice call will need to be answered using the attached handset.

NOTE: If the HP Fax determines the call is a voice call, only the HP Fax will ring with the special ring tone. The other phones on the same phone line will not ring at all. You will not be able to pick up the voice call using the other phones.

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The HP Fax will not automatically answer calls. Faxes will need to be received manually.

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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:
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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:
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  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

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i fixed the fax set up (from the machine itself) to answer a fax on the triple distinctive ring. we don't have that on our phone service, but this way, i can change it back to a single ring if i'm expecting a fax.

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Do you have a distinctive ring pattern in the same phone line
If no then you need to get a distinctive rig pattern from your service provider, which will differenciate the type of rings for phone and fax.
If you have a distinctive ring pattern make sure which one it has single rings, double rings, triple rings and double and triple rings.
To enable> First make sure auto answer in turned On
In setup/Menu go to > Rings to answer and set it to 5 or 6, and make sure the rings to answer in you answering machine set to 4(Always Should be lower then you rings to answer in the fax)
In Advance Fax setup> Then Ring pattern should be setup for the one which you service provider as given either double or triple Rings>
And the go to tools and run fax test and check what has failed

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