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How do I turn off the auto answer for the fax option----The fax sounds if I manually answer the telephone

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Press the auto answer button until the button lits off/button light goes off.

Or got to front panel press set up button

go to basic fax or advance fax

look for auto answer and choose off

power off then turn the printer on to make sure the settings takes effect.

hope I helped you in simplest way I know

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For more details on how to setup your Lexmark X4650 printer for faxing, please refer to the User's Guide found on the Lexmark website.
Additional info:If you have an answering on the same line as your fax:

To make sure the printer picks up incoming faxes, set Auto Answer to On, and then set the printer to pick up after a greater number of rings than the answering machine. For example, if the answering machine picks up calls after four rings, then set the printer to pick up after six rings. This way, the answering machine picks up calls first and your voice calls are received. If the call is a fax, then the printer detects the fax signal on the line and takes over the call.

If you have a voicemail feature associated in the same line as your fax:

Voice mail and fax can share the same telephone line if you subscribe to a distinctive ring service offered by your telephone company. This feature allows you to have multiple telephone numbers on one telephone line. Each telephone number has a designated ring pattern (single ring, double ring, triple ring, or double and triple ring). The different ring patterns let you know which telephone number was dialed, and which device you should use to answer the call.


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If you have an answering machine connected to the same line as your fax:

To make sure the printer picks up incoming faxes, set Auto Answer to On, and then set the printer to pick up after a greater number of rings than the answering machine. For example, if the answering machine picks up calls after four rings, then set the printer to pick up after six rings. This way, the answering machine picks up calls first and your voice calls are received. If the call is a fax, then the printer detects the fax signal on the line and takes over the call.

If you have a voicemail feature associated to the same line as your fax:

Voice mail and fax can share the same telephone line if you subscribe to a distinctive ring service offered by your telephone company. This feature allows you to have multiple telephone numbers on one telephone line. Each telephone number has a designated ring pattern (single ring, double ring, triple ring, or double and triple ring). The different ring patterns let you know which telephone number was dialed, and which device you should use to answer the call.


If you do not have distinctive ring service, then set the printer to receive faxes manually (Auto Answer Off). This setting lets you receive both voice calls and fax calls, but works best if you use voice mail more often. You need to turn off voice mail whenever you are expecting a fax.

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  2. Wait 20 seconds and then press the power button (c01658021.gif ) to turn on the HP fax product.
  3. Connect one end of a two-wire telephone cord to the telephone jack and connect the other end of the cord to the port labeled 1-Line on the back of the HP fax product. Figure 1: Two-wire telephone cord c01501963.gif Figure 2: Connect the telephone cord to the 1-Line port c01664685.gif 1 - Telephone jack 2 - Two-wire telephone cord to 1-Line
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  5. Press the Setup button (c01371950.gif ) on the product control panel.
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  2. Press <Menu>.
  3. Press the right or left arrow button to select [Receive mode settings], then press the <OK> button.
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Purpose
FAX/TEL AUTO SW When you want to receive faxes automatically as well as voice calls. FAX ONLY MODE When you want to receive only faxes automatically with your machine, or have a dedicated telephone line for FAX use only. DRPD When you have subscribed to a DRPD service with your telephone company. MANUAL MODE When you receive mainly voice calls and sometimes faxes, or want to receive faxes manually. ANS.MACHINE MODE When you want to receive voice messages on your answering machine and receive faxes automatically. FAX/TEL auto switch
FAX :
The machine does not ring but will receive the fax automatically. Voice call :
The phone attached to the machine will ring. Pick up the handset to answer the call. Note:
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DRPD
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Manual RX
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Ans. machine connect
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Did you follow the instructions in your HP Photosmart 3110 AIO manual, starting on page 30? I'll assume that you set-up your printer using Case E or Case H, where you share a voice line with your fax service. If so, then you should set the AUTO ANSWER option to OFF per the instructions on page 50.

If you have an answering machine, then you should set up the printer using Case I, whereby you will set the AUTO ANSWER option to ON and then set the the RINGS TO ANSWER to a number greater than the number of rings for your answering machine to pick up.

I hope this helps. If you have another configuration that I haven't answered (i.e. other than Case E, H, or I), please reply back with your exact set-up.

Or if you have lost the manual, you can get it from this website:

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Receiving a fax You can choose to receive a fax automatically, manually, or through an answering machine.
Note: For your All-In-One to receive a color fax, the machine from which you are receiving must also support color faxes.
Automatically Recommended for a dedicated fax line
Your All-In-One automatically accepts incoming faxes using the automatic answering mode. When the Auto Answer light is on, the All-In-One receives a fax after the specified number of rings set in the Options menu.
To set a number of rings for the automatic answering mode:
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Manually Recommended for a shared fax and telephone line
You can choose which incoming faxes to accept by setting your All-In-One to manual answering mode.
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Answering machine Recommended for a shared fax and telephone line
To receive a fax with an answering machine connected to your All-In-One, set the answering machine to answer incoming calls before the All-In-One does. For example, if you set the answering machine to answer calls after 3 rings, set the All-In-One to answer calls after 5 rings.
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