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Printers often go off line for no reason. It can be genuinely off line or the pc is just not seeing the printer anymore To put it back on line all you need to do is open the print queue (double click on the printers icon in printers devices/ printer and faxes) go to File and in the drop down list it will say "Use printer Offline or Use printer online. click on it and if the pc is seeing the printer if will change and the printer will then start up and print. If this does not work then check your cable to the printer or your network connection to reestablish the connection.
Once you have added either a USB or networked printer to your PC or Mac computer, you can begin sending documents to print. However, on occasion, a print command will create an error on the printer and take it offline, which will prevent all future jobs from printing. To resolve this issue, you will need to change your printer settings from offline to online. PC Instructions - Open the Start menu and click on the "Printers and Faxes" icon. This will open a window with a list of the printers currently set up on your computer.- Double-click on the icon of the printer you want to change to online. A pop-up window detailing all current print jobs will open.- Go to Printer in the menu bar of the pop-up window and uncheck "Use Printer Offline." This action will change the printer from offline to online.Mac Instructions - Open System Preferences by clicking on the icon in the Dock.- Go to the Print & Fax control panel under the Hardware category.- Select the printer you want to take online from the list on the left side of the screen. Then click on the "Open Print Queue" button.- Click on the "Resume Printer" button at the top of the queue window to change the printer from offline to online.