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We are unable to find the literature that came with this machine. What is Error 388?

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Hi There,

HP All in One Error 388 is a FAX transmission error code that means the Fax software has encountered too much noise on the telephone line to talk to its destination. It's not a problem with your printer. The solution is to wait until line traffic noise subsides (try again later).

If you're not trying to send a fax then your software installation may be flawed in some way and uninstaling and reinstalling the printer would likely resolve the issue.

Best Regards.

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Error 388 when trying to send a fax


The local machine has originated a fax session and detected a remote fax machine but has been unable to detect any T30 frames. If the machine is in V.17 mode, it is likely the connection has been interrupted. In V.34 mode is also possible for this error to occur due to compatibility problems with certain machines and/or line conditions.

Solution:

1. Reattempt the fax transmission at a different time when telephone line conditions have improved.

2. Disable V.34 on the local machine and attempt the transmission using the V.17 mode. ( See error 227 for changing to a slower speed or disabling V.34 .)

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Hp all in one C7280, I cannot send a fax. I get an error print out that says Error 388, image on fax send report is set to off...Please help me to fix this by e-mail or by phone 310-576-7890. Thank you,...


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388 The local machine has originated a fax session and detected a remote fax machine but has been unable to detect any T30 frames. If the machine is in V.17 mode, it is likely the connection has been interrupted. In V.34 mode is also possible for this error to occur due to compatibility problems with certain machines and/or line conditions.

Solution:

1. Reattempt the fax transmission at a different time when telephone line conditions have improved.

2. Disable V.34 on the local machine and attempt the transmission using the V.17 mode. (See error 227 for changing to a slower speed or disabling V.34 .)

Jul 18, 2008 | HP Office Equipment & Supplies

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Problem faxing-error message


Error 388:
Definition

There is too much noise on the line for a valid connection between two fax machines to complete. The noise problem might go away over time.

Solution

Retry the fax reception at a different time when telephone line conditions have improved. Call the telephone provider if line conditions fail to improve.

Error 403:
Definition

During a V.34 transmission, the local machine is unable to connect (handshake) with the remote machine and is consequently unable to send a T30 frame. This occurs when the line is disconnected or if line conditions degrade during the session.

Solutions
  • Remove any pass-through devices from the phone line, and then try the fax again.
  • Confirm that the fax/phone cable is no longer than required, and that it does not pass near unshielded electric motors such as fans, heaters, or household appliances.
  • Try to send the fax at a different time when telephone line conditions have improved.

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Receiving error 388. Can receive faxes but won't connect with other fax machines when trying to send


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The reason for the error code:
4e5e48b.jpg Error Code: 386, 387, 388, 389, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395 Definition

There is too much noise on the line for a valid connection between two fax machines to complete. The noise problem might go away over time.

Solution

Retry the fax reception at a different time when telephone line conditions have improved. Call the telephone provider if line conditions fail to improve.
Error Code: 386, 387, 388, 389, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395 Definition

There is too much noise on the line for a valid connection between two fax machines to complete. The noise problem might go away over time.

Solution

Retry the fax reception at a different time when telephone line conditions have improved. Call the telephone provider if line conditions fail to improve.
Please Click here and follow the instructions to resolve the issue.

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Error message 388


Hi! Error 388 means the local machine has originated a fax session and detected a remote fax machine but has been unable to detect any T30 frames.
If the machine is in V.17 mode, it is likely the connection has been interrupted. In V.34 mode is also possible for this error to occur due to compatibility problems with certain machines and/or line conditions.

Solution:

1. Reattempt the fax transmission at a different time when telephone line conditions have improved.

2. Disable V.34 on the local machine and attempt the transmission using the V.17 mode. ( See error 227 for changing to a slower speed or disabling V.34 .)

Use the link below-

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=110&prodSeriesId=1153695&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=1153695&objectID=buu02549

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What is error 388


there is not error code for the OfficeJet 4315. however, there are similar code for other Hp printer.
error "388" is lised as unable to detect T30 frames. in other words, the machine fail to establish comparable connection. this can be the machine trying to send out fax in high speed, or the phone line problem.
consult the user manul how to set a lower transmission rate, or try to send the fax at a differnt time of the day . If that still give you problem, please call the phone company and have they look a the phone line.

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Sending faxes


Error 388 is for telephone line conditions being bad, have you called your telephone company and head you telephone line checked...?
If not please have it checked.

For more details on the error message check the link bellow with Error codes any their reasons:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bpu02549&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=79477

Good Luck

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Can't fax in or out with my L7680


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395 The machines were unable to complete the handshake.

*Try to send the fax at a time when telephone line conditions have improved

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Communication error


keep the window closed ok? that's more along the lines of the phone issues, than the fax machine itself..there are many ways to outwit the phone tree issues, but each number would need to be encoded directly.

solution?

get a dedicated inexpensive fax machine, or use efax.com

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Fax


error code 388 says :-
Unable to complete the handshake.

*Try to send the fax at a different time when telephone line conditions have improved.

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