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I moved the fax into another office. It rings and shows that it is recieving but does not print out the fax. It will also dial and connect when you send out a fax, but will not complete the job. I moved it back to it's original location, but it still is not working. I have also tried a couple of different phone cables.

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Have you try rebooting the fax or even unstall the software and then reinstall software.

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