Question about HP LaserJet 2840 All-In-One Printer
2840 rings incoming faxes but will not pick up until you hit the start fax button. Shouldnt the fax just pick up? It is plugged into just a phone line.
Hi Greg- double check to make sure the machine is set for auto pick up.To do this:
1)On the control panel press MENU
2)Use the < or the > button to select Fax setup, then press ENTER.
3)Use the < or the > button to select Fax Recv. Setup and then press ENTER.
4)Press ENTER to select answer mode.
5)Use the < or the > button to select Automatic, then press ENTER.
The control panel display shows the answer mode you specified.
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line as the fax, set the answering machine to answer incoming calls before the
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