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Fax The machine started only receiving faxes and had a busy signal every time we tried to fax something. After about four days of it functioning in this manner, the machine stopped receiving or sending faxes. Presently the only way we can receive faxes is to manually press the button when the fax rings. How can be get the machine to function properly? Thanks in advance. Vivien

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    My Hp Officejet 7310 will ring when receiving faxes, it will not however, print the fax out. I tried it in 'auto answer mode' but it does not make any difference. I tried 'poll to receive' from the menu, but that does not work either. YS Hans D.

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HI,

u need to make change to answer ring pattern from the front panel of unit .

Set the fax function to answer the phone automatically by pressing the auto answer mode button on front panel .

Thanks

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You will have to look through the options in the unit to find the receive settings in the menu. Make sure it's actually set up to receive. Usually there are receive (RX) options such as: manual, fax/tel, fax only, number of rings, distinctive ring and others.

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Good Day Sir, I have a solution to your problem, hope this will help you.

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