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Printer shows offline

Got a new computer. downloaded the printer. it says that it is ready to print but when i try to print it gives an error message that it isn't communicating and offline. have downloaded adobe reader unplugged and replugged usb ports front and back. what next?

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Re: printer shows offline

Your next plan of action should be to let the printer reset its self. Unplug the printer for a few minutes then plug it back in. Turn printer on and try to print something. If this does not work then what i would do is use add remove programs and remove the software and drivers for the printer and re install them again. Read and use the manufactures recomended way of installing your new printer. Start off with printer unplugged and usb unplugged then begin as if you bought it brand new. I cant stress enough how important following the manufactures instructions are.

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Hp officejet6500wireless status shows offline and cannot function


Welcome to fixya

Please do the steps if you are using windows

1: Switch off the printer . unplug the usb cable from the computer and printer

2: (For Windows Xp computer )
Now Click start > Control panel > Printers and faxes > delete all printers that shows here

(For Windows 7 computer )
Now Click start > Control panel > Devices and Printers > delete all printers that shows here

3: Plug the printer usb cable back to the printer and computer and switch on it.

4: Check whether your printer is detecting and installing . After the installation windows will give out a message " Your new hardware is ready to use"

5: (For Windows Xp computer )
Now Click start > Control panel > Printers and faxes > check whether a new printer is added here. If there try to take a print out.

(For Windows 7 computer )
Now Click start > Control panel > Devices and Printers > check whether a new printer is added here. If there try to take a print out

If the printer is not there then click the below link


Please vote me if it helps

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I can't get my printer to work

You need to elaborate the issue.
What message is it giving you when you are trying to print
Is it a wired printer or wireless
when was the last time you were able to print
is it giving you any error message while printing?
Is it showing printer online or offline

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Lexmark E250d - have just installed new cartridge & now won't print. ! light & toner light are both steady orange.

Define "won't print".
Does your computer show the printer as attached, and "online" or "offline" ?
When you try to print a "test" page, do you get an error-message? Exactly what?

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My Dell 1700n Printer keeps showing up as offline. I have a Dell Optiplex GX520 PC. My printer has been working fine, I moved the printer to a new PC temporarily and then moved it back to my PC and now...


i suggest you reinstall the drivers on the computer(s) which will use the Dell 1700n printer.

let me know if this helps

if you need the drivers go to this link all you have to do is select the operating system (go to My Computer, right click and properties, will give you the OS)

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Mfc7340 will not print--it was working just fine and then it errors out. Uninstalled and reinstalled and it shows ready but errors out

Hello ,

First, please make sure there is no error message displayed on the LCD screen of the printer

Now we will check the status of your printer in the printers menu in the control panel.
The printer’s status should be set to “ready”
If the printer is “paused” simply clear the print queue, right click on the printer and select “resume printing”.

If the printer says “offline”, follow these steps.
  1. Clear the printer queue
  2. Shut down the computer
  3. Unplug the USB cable from your computer and your printer
  4. Unplug the power cable from the printer and wait 15 seconds
  5. Plug the USB cable back into the printer and the computer.
  6. Plug the printer’s power cable back in.
  7. Turn your computer back on.

Your printer status should be back to ready now and you are able to print.

Thank you,

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When I try to print, get error message-error offline. How do I fix this?

If you have no errors on the printer, the printer must have ink and paper and a ready or green light on. After that, go to control panel, printers, and right click on your printer icon. make sure it is checked as the default printer, and if it says offline, click on use printer online. If there are no errors on the printer you should be ready to print.

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Printer Offline Message


Go to system settings and select the 'Printer' option.

Right-click on the printer and enable the 'Use Printer Online' function.

Cancel all the printing jobs till that moment and redo the process.

Sometimes the 'Printer Offline' message occurs due to a 'Job Stuck' issue.

Check all network connections and functions.

Be sure the network interfaces work properly.

Turn the printer off and on to see whether the device is working properly.

Get more information to fix printer offline error :

Hope this information helps you.

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Trying to print 'offline'. Computer recognises it is offline but will not print. Error message says 'Printer is offline' which is as it should be. Printer is HP photosmart C4580.

So, if you want to print, the printer must be online. Offline method doesn't work to print. When the computer sayst that the printer is offline, it means ypur printer is turned off or you don't connected the printer to PC.
As in conclusion, if you want to print set the printer online.

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Dell 3100cn Printer

Hi Lillie,

No, the message for RAM disk has nothing to do with your issue. RAM disk is an option for that printer, but most users do not have that option, and if you accessed the menu for the 3100 on most of the machines in use you would receive that same error.

Although the printer itself shows " ready to print", this does not mean that your computer is communicating with the printer. In Fact, that message would show up even if you did not have it attached to any computer, as long as it was turned on and passed the self test.

More then likely the problem lies within the computer, NOT the printer.

To test the printers functionality, try printing a menu item, from the "reports" menu. Select either the printer settings, or the PCL Fonts report. When selected, the printer should print which ever report you selected.

One thing you may want to check is to see if there are any print jobs " locked up " in the print spooler on your computer, and also make sure that the printer is not set to "work offline".

To do this, open the control panel, go to your "printers" folder, then double click on your printer.
This will open up the printer information for that printer. If there are any jobs in the print queue, they will show up here.

if there are any print jobs stacked up, usually it is the top job that had a problem and is "stuck". This will prevent any job sent after that to be held, pending release of that one.

single click the top job and either restart the job, or delete it.

Also, make sure that the printer is not set to work offline by clicking on "printer" from the menu and ensure that work offline is not checked.

Good luck.

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