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Settings reset I like the printer quite well save for one problem: once a week or so, it resets all the settings to default. This is a problem because I use it as a fax machine, and it suddenly starts answering all the calls to that line. Also, it forgets the time and date, which is annoying. Anyone have any ideas? It's not losing power-- the computer next to it stays on just fine-- but perhaps replacing something like a bios battery would do the trick?

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Unfortunately, you are right. The BIOS batery is welded to the main board of the unit and it cannot be replaced. Therefore, any power outage makes it reset. Since your unit consumes 6.0 amps, try connecting it to an UPS battery backup 750VA or more. If you wish, I can quote you a new mainboard for replacement.

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