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The ink level is fine, but fax incoming pages come out blank?

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Check the ink cartridges head, they may be dry

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Solution: Set [AUTO PRINT RX] to ON (MX300 / MX310)

AUTO PRINT RX When [AUTO PRINT RX] is set to [OFF], incoming received faxes will be temporarily stored to memory and transaction reports (TX, RX and Activity) remain in memory. The default setting is [ON], which means incoming received faxes and transaction reports will automatically print. The fax machine will not automatically print a received fax and will store it in memory in the following conditions.
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To set AUTO PRINT to ON, please follow these steps.
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  2. Press the <Menu> button. [FAX SETTINGS] is displayed

  3. Press the left or right arrow button to select [RX SETTINGS] , then press <OK> two times.

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    2. To store received faxes in memory when ink is low or out, press the left or right arrow to select [OFF] and then press <OK>.

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