HP Officejet 4500 - Receive a fax manually

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Receive a fax manually

When you are on the phone, the person you are speaking with can send you a fax while
you are still connected. This is referred to as manual faxing. Use the instructions in this
section to receive a manual fax.

NOTE: You can pick up the handset to talk or listen for fax tones.

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You can receive faxes manually from a phone that is:

Directly connected to the device (on the 2-EXT port)

On the same phone line, but not directly connected to the device

To receive a fax manually
Make sure the device is turned on and you have paper loaded in the main tray.
2. Remove any originals from the document feeder tray.
3. Set the Rings to Answer setting to a high number to allow you to answer the incoming

call before the device answers. Or, turn off the Auto Answer setting so that the device
does not automatically answer incoming calls.

4. If you are currently on the phone with the sender, instruct the sender to press Start

on their fax machine.

5. When you hear fax tones from a sending fax machine, do the following:

a. Press left arrow or right arrow to select Black-and-white fax or Color fax.
b. Press Start.
c. After the device begins to receive the fax, you can hang up the phone or remain

on the line. The phone line is silent during fax transmission.