04-14-2014 04:05 PM - edited 04-14-2014 04:07 PM
We have an HP Officejet v40.
It still prints and copies well after several years.
there are two problems I would like to solve
1. We cannot seem to get the fax working.
The basic elements are the
one dsl wall jack
one telephone wall jack
the dsl router/modem
the answering machine
There is currently no line running from the phone wall jack plug in the AiO printer to the wall jack. In other words, one jack in the back of the AiO is empty.
There is one line running from the computer tower to the AiO printer.
There is one line running from the computer tower to the splitter. Two lines run from this splitter to
1. the answering and
2, the telephone.
the line from the dsl router/modem runs directly to the dsl wall jack. There are no splitters involved.
the line from the telephone wall jack runs to another splitter that has only 2 sockets, so maybe it is really only an unnecessary extender. This line also runs to a third splitter which has lines to the answering machine again and another to a second telephone in another room.
I am sure this is inefficient but this is the way it was configured by the DSL technician from the ISP provider, so I do not want to change it without knowing what I am doing.
Any help appreciated in getting our fax to work.
A second minor problem is that the telephone ring comes from the computer tower and sometimes from the telephone itself but sometimes only from the tower.
04-16-2014 03:14 PM
Welcome to the HP Support Forums!
I read your post regarding the HP Officejet v40 and the fax setup, I would like to offer a hand. I have found this HP document: Troubleshooting Fax Transmission and Reception Issues, that I hope will help you with the configuration of the fax.
This HP document: Testing Your HP Fax Machine with the HP Fax Test Service will provide you a way to easily test the connection once it is setup.
I hope this helps.
04-21-2014 08:58 AM
It could be a hardware failure or just a simple connection issue. The documentation I linked in my last post should get us to a point where we can identify the issue, then we would be able to do our best to resolve it. Have you had a change to look at the support information I provided?
- HP Printers - Installing Your Printer Driver Using the Windows Built-in Solution
- Download and Install Your Windows HP Printer Driver and Software for a USB Cable Connection
- HP Printers - Installing a Mac Printer Driver Using Apple Software Update
- HP Printers - Download and Install a Mac HP Printer Driver and Software
- Setting up the All-in-One (Hardware)