20 Most Recent HP 1040 Plain Paper Inkjet Fax Questions & Answers


What is a VOIP connection?

It stands for Voice Over Internet Protocol. Basically your phone system connection is going over the internet. Definition here: http://compnetworking.about.com/cs/voicefaxoverip/g/bldef_voip.htm k
11/6/2020 10:16:08 AM • HP 1040 Plain... • Answered on Nov 06, 2020

My fax won't print copy's

Based ENTIRELY of the total LACK of make and model information about your fax unit, my guess is that the software DRIVER is corrupted! But of course, that is a total GUESS! Let me show you why that is SO IMPORTANT! My favorite ant broke her leg ... leaving her only FIVE good legs to run around on! Most people know that ants (INSECTS) have six legs. But you MIGHT have assumed that my ant was my mom's sister, or my dad's sister, and that I simply misspelled AUNT!
5/11/2017 4:01:10 PM • HP 1040 Plain... • Answered on May 11, 2017

How to change cartridge hp 1040 fax

open the machine and there will be a graphic inside showing you,
2/12/2015 1:51:24 AM • HP 1040 Plain... • Answered on Feb 12, 2015

I am having problems receiving a fax.

Check the number of rings your fax machine is set to. Chances are, the answering machine is set up for 4 rings and the fax machine is set up for 6. If this is the case, change the number of rings on your fax machine to 2 or 3 rings to ensure an incoming fax will go directily to the fax machine. If the fax doesn't recognize the call as a fax, it will go through to the answering machine.
11/7/2014 12:08:24 AM • HP 1040 Plain... • Answered on Nov 07, 2014

What does mode G3 send error mean?

The other fax machine is not G3, which is the latest configuration. Maybe a very old fax machine.
5/12/2014 8:23:41 PM • HP 1040 Plain... • Answered on May 12, 2014


Replace the print cartridge
When you notice that the print becomes light or ink low or when install new ink cartridge appears in the display, replace the print cartridge. The part number for replacement cartridges is HP 20.
1. Take out a cartridge from its packaging and carefully remove the tape covering the printhead.
Hold the cartridge by the colored top or black areas only. Do not touch the copper area.
2. Press the Access Cartridge button on the control panel.
The cartridge carrier moves to the install position.
3. Open the control panel and cartridge compartment cover (it will click and remain open).
4. Pull the cartridge toward you and remove it.
3 To load the cartridge insert the cartridge as shown below. When the cartridge is pushed to the back of the cartridge carrier, push the top of the cartridge until it clicks into place.
If the cartridge moves loosely in the carrier, it has not clicked into place. Repeat this step.
5. Close the cartridge compartment cover and control panel.
6. Press Start/Enter.
7. Press 1 for new cartridge, or 2 for the old one.
• When you put in a new cartridge, you must choose 1:New
• When you put in a used cartridge, choose 2:Used. This helps you to check the correct amount of ink you have left.
TIP: If you mix up several used cartridges, it is not possible to check the correct amount of remaining ink. Once you have put in a new cartridge, use it until it is completely exhausted.
5/5/2014 10:34:27 PM • HP 1040 Plain... • Answered on May 05, 2014

Machine will scan a printed sheet when I press the

The document should be face down when copying..

Hope this helps !!
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4/13/2013 10:44:04 PM • HP 1040 Plain... • Answered on Apr 13, 2013

What does AU mean at the end of the date?

Hello Jill,If you are still using the HP 1040 fax machine please read the following article. That machine was recalled by HP last month due to a potential fire hazard.http://www.ccl-la.com/blog/index.php/recall-on-hp-1040-and-1050-fax-machines/BuddyMc
3/3/2012 2:40:53 AM • HP 1040 Plain... • Answered on Mar 03, 2012

Fax machine not copying?

If you have an HP 1040 or 1050 fax machine be sure tot checkout this article about the recall HP did on this machine due to a potential fire hazard. You need to contact HP before you have problems with the unit.http://www.ccl-la.com/blog/index.php/recall-on-hp-1040-and-1050-fax-machines/BuddyMc
3/3/2012 1:51:59 AM • HP 1040 Plain... • Answered on Mar 03, 2012

My HP 1040 fax will not print after replacing ink? Yes I removed the tape.

Hello,Just wanted to let you know that machines was recalled by HP due to a potential fire hazard. Check out the details here before you have major problems.http://www.ccl-la.com/blog/index.php/recall-on-hp-1040-and-1050-fax-machines/BuddyMc
3/3/2012 1:48:41 AM • HP 1040 Plain... • Answered on Mar 03, 2012

Plug in 1040 fax machine--power

replace the main logic board PCB
3/3/2012 1:46:26 AM • HP 1040 Plain... • Answered on Mar 03, 2012
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