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Lexmark XM7263

Lexmark XM7263

Fax Receive Results in Alternating 'Printing Page' and 'Waiting' Messages with No Output

What you will see

When receiving a fax:

The control panel displays alternating Printingpage (x) or Waiting messages, and status on the Fax Job Log displays OK / ***(pending).

Fax Job Log

What else is known:

  • This is an analog fax and not Fax over IP (FoIP), which uses VoIP.
  • Fax forwarding is not being utilized.
  • Issue is intermittent and random.

Suggested remedies

Contact Lexmark Technical Support, and...

All symptoms and operating conditions listed above match your problem scenario...

Reference this article ID#(SO1059), and request firmware (.P564 or above) to remedy this issue.

Users of the X548, X74x Series, X792, X950 and 6500e should request firmware .P501 or later.

Only certain symptoms or conditions match your problem scenario...Again, reference this article ID#, but explain to the support agent how your issue differs from what is described in this article.

The support agent will ask you to identify your existing firmware-code levels to ensure that you are not currently using any special firmware for a specific reason.

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Audience: 'Lexmark internal' only

Escalation Item#s: 396006(WC devices) and 413466 (HS devices)


Additional escalation information

An actual 'faxdata' file was captured and provided to members of Lexmark's development team for this issue. Data analysis found an issue with JBIG decompression where a bad image or graphic in the fax was prohibiting further processing by the printer.

Before you provide firmware

A separate issue that involves the forwarding of faxes has been identified with a similar outcome of alternating "printing" and "waiting" messages. Report any similar such instances to product engineering before providing this PE firmware fix to customers.


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