10-06-2009 05:23 AM
I received my unit about two weeks ago but have not been able to pass the phone cord type. I have purchase all new high quality 2- wire phone cords. I use Comcast as my phone service have tried directly to the wall outlet same results. I how every have used the HP Fax Service to test my out going and receiving faxes and it does work correctly.
I am wonder if it may be a firmware issue, Current FIRMWARE: DLM1 FN0842BR, I have ran my HP Update and noting is listed. I have received an email update about firmware DLM1FN0924AR (4 Sep 2009) OfficejetPro8500A909g_R0924_ENG.exe. The HP Officejet Pro 8500 Firmware flashing (upgrade) requires a wired network or a USB connection. THOUGH WAS UNSURE OF THIS ISSUE: DO NOT upgrade the printer firmware in a wirelessly connected printer.
HP Officejet Pro 8500 A909g AII-in-One series
Fax Hardware Test (PASS)
Fax Connected to Active Telephone Wall Jack (PASS)
Phone Cord Connected to Correct Port on Fax (PASS)
Using Correct Type of Phone Cord with Fax (FAIL)
You are not using the correct type of phone cord.
Please check the items below then rerun this test.
Fax Test Report for
Oct 06 2009 6:36AM
Use the phone cord that was provided with your HP device. Or, you can use the 2-wire phone cord adaptor (not included for all countries) with your existing .
Refer to your User Guide for more information on the fax test and settings.
11-15-2012 04:57 PM
I ran a fax test report and keep getting a fail that states using correct type of phone cord with fax--Fail, yet I'm using the same cord that came with the machine. And has used it for almost a year now.
11-16-2012 04:21 PM
What happens when you try to fax? Is your HP fax the same model listed on the other posts?
What type of phone connection? Is it digital through the internet or a regular phone line?
Please mark the post that solves your problem as "Accepted Solution"
11-16-2012 08:49 PM
I just installed Windows 8 and every time I fail the correct type of phone cord. Yet run the same test in Windows 7 I pass.
I too am using digital through the internet.
In Windows 8 I have faxed to the HP Test Fax System and received my fax back.
Not sure what version of HP OJ 8600 I am running though seems to be working fine.
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