Test fax setup
You can test your fax setup to check the status of the printer and to make sure it is set up correctly for
faxing. Perform this test after you have completed setting up the printer for faxing. The test does the
Tests the fax hardware
Verifies the correct type of phone cord is connected to the printer
Checks that the phone cord is plugged into the correct port
Checks for a dial tone
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Checks for an active phone line
Tests the status of your phone line connection
The printer prints a report with the results of the test. If the test fails, review the report for information
on how to fix the problem and rerun the test.
To test fax setup via the printer control panel
Set up the printer for faxing according to your particular home or office setup instructions.
Make sure the ink cartridges are installed, and that full-size paper is loaded in the input tray
before starting the test.
From the printer control panel, touch Setup.
Touch Fax Setup.
Touch Tools, and then touch Run Fax Test.
The printer displays the status of the test on the display and prints a report.
Review the report.
If the test passes and you are still having problems faxing, check the fax settings listed in
the report to verify the settings are correct. A blank or incorrect fax setting can cause
If the test fails, review the report for more information on how to fix any problems found.
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