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HP 1040 fax machine won't receive faxes automatically

I have the above product and the only time i can receive a fax is if i am home and push the start button on time. How can i receive a fax and not be home? Will it automatically go into fax mode some how?

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    Jan Davis Aug 19, 2008

    I have the same problem, the machine will only receive faxes if I am home and push the button. How can I receive automatically and not have to be home to push the button?

  • kellyjs5 Aug 25, 2008

    Can not receive a Fax with HP 1040 Fax. Comes up Receiving Error. What can I do to fix this???

  • gfriedman Mar 26, 2009

    I have the HP 1040 fax and I can't get incming faxes. I keep getting the following error message: tel/fax switched.

    Does anyone know how to fix this?



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