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Printing letters etc.

Each time I select print, the printer block indicates (my printer) as either
error or offline. I then have to select Add Printer resulting in a mass of printers all of which indicate either error or ofline when I request print after writing a letter. This annoying problem which occurs 9 out of 10 times is frustrating as well as a nuisance. PLEASE HELP!!!?

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Re: printing letters etc.

Delete all your printers. Unplug the printer. Download the newest driver from HP. Run the driver and connect the printer only when the program asks you to.

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Printer offline

You did not specify if printer was formerly working, the model # of the printer, or what version of Windows you are using. All this information is needed for successful troubleshooting. However, the below is general resolution for your problem:

"Offline" means your computer cannot "see" the printer as connected and powered on.

In order of things to try:

1. Turn printer OFF. Unplug USB cord from printer (or other end from computer). Wait at least 30 seconds. Plug USB cord back in. Turn printer back on. Does it still show as "offline" under Start --> Devices & Printers?

2. Try replacing the USB cord (yes, they can and do go bad).

3. Turn printer off. Unplug USB cord.
Under Windows Start --> Printers and Devices:
RIGHT click the Konica printer icon. Select "uninstall" (or "remove device") and follow through until printer is successfully UNinstalled. If there is other Konica software installed, remove it also (via Start --> Control Panel --> Add/Remove Programs -or- Programs & Features).

4. Reboot your computer. Follow manufacturer printer installation procedure, step-by-step (consult mfr website if you do not have a printed installation manual). Do not plug in USB cord or turn on printer until instructed to do so.

If all else fails:

Ignore any manufacturer installation instructions.
Do # 3 only above.
Reboot computer.
Plug in printer and connect it to computer.
Let Windows try to automatically install it (in most cases, Windows can install the "basic" print drivers, which are smaller and sometimes more stable than the fancy drivers and excess software the manufacturer wants you to install).

If still no go, you probably have a dying or dead printer. Consult manufacturer website for help.

Mar 07, 2014 | Konica Minolta Printers & Copiers

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I can not get anything to print on my Epson NX420 using my IMAC. It says the printer is offline and I can't even print a test page. Can you help?

I'm assuming the printer worked previously from the iMac and now it does not. If you never had it connected, please add a comment to this effect, and include your OS version.

First, Open the Print Center (Printer Utility) and check the status of the printer. It may be listed as stopped. If so, delete any extra print jobs (additional attempts to print the page), then click the Start Jobs icon.

You can verify printer connectivity by clicking Add in the Printer List (if that is not visible, select Show Printer List from the View menu). Be sure to select either the USB or wireless network protocol connection. If the NX420 shows up, you have a good connection. In that case, click cancel and skip the next paragraph.

If you are printing via USB, check the cable (I sometimes forget to plug in my printer cable after downloading from my camera). If you are printing via your wireless network, check the status of the wireless connection from the printer.

Also, in the printer utility window, click the Supply Levels icon to verify that all of the ink cartridge levels are high enough to permit printing.

Are there any error messages on the printer display? A fault detection will take the printer offline.

Jun 22, 2011 | Epson Printer

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The exclamation point light on our Lexmark printer E260dn continues to light up. Each time, we have to open the panel that covers the toner area and close that panel. Then our print job continues . . ....

you have to check paper settings (letter, A4..etc)
For examle - > if you trying to print A4 but printer expecting Letter this error will occur...
If you using Windows XP - .> click start button, then click on Printer and Faxes, select your printer and then click right mouse button on him, select Properties, then click Printing Preferences, now click on tab Paper/Quality and select right paper format...

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Good luck!

Jan 14, 2011 | Lexmark E234 Laser Printer

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Printer is offline how do I get it online?

Try to print. Once an error appear on your computer, right click the printer icon on the taskbar and click open printer connection.

Printer window will appear.
Highlight the pending print job. Click the File menu and uncheck the Print Offline.

Right click on the pending print job and select Restart printing documents.

Jun 23, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MX340 Wireless Office...

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Printer says offline

Try to refresh the Print Queue. Go to System preferences then select Print and Fax. Highlight NX100 and click on the minus sign ( - ) to delete the printer. Re-add the printer by clicking on the plus sign ( + ).

Apr 10, 2010 | Epson Stylus NX100 InkJet Printer

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I get an error message saying the printer is offline. It is connected through a router wich is broadcasting fine.


To resolve the issue which says "Printer Offline" we need to Add a Port.

So I request you to perform below steps.

1. Print a network configuration page from the printer front panel.
A. Press the Setup button.
B. Press the arrow buttons to select Network and then press OK .
C. Press the arrow buttons to select Print Network Configuration Page and then press OK. The Network Configuration Page prints.

2. Note the IP address on the printer.
3. Please open the printers folder located in the control panel
4. Right click on the icon and select properties
5. Select ports tab and click on create new Port button.
6. Select the Ports tab, and then click Add Port. Select the standard TCP/IP Port and create a new port. Type the IP address of the Printer and proceed with the onscreen instructions.

Now try printing.

I am sure this will resolve the issue.



Oct 10, 2009 | HP Photosmart C6280 Printer

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I have a Canon ImageClass MF4150and Vista O/S x64.

pls refix the printer catridge. after refixing it printer is not working then some hardware issue in this printer.

Aug 16, 2009 | Printers & Copiers

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Windows says printer offline, but it is not offline. network settings confirmed. windows firewall turned off. scanner works perfectly over network, but printer is "offline"

Go to your printer list (Start - Printers and Faxes or Start - Control Panel - Printers and Faxes). Find your printer, right-click on it and you should see an item named, "Use Printer Offline" or "Use Printer Online" in your list. If you click on that item, it will toggle back and forth between the two settings. If it's offline, it will say, "Use Printer Online". Also, the printer icon will be grayed out if it is offline.

Aug 04, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MX850 Multifunction Printer

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Printer online then offline

My first solotution was to reinstall the printer as a new printer. But that is uncessary. The fix is as easy as changing the IP address the in Port.

The problem is the the IP address for your wirelss is not static. and when it changes, the printer does not recognize the new IP address. When this occurs. go the the printer folder ( in the control panel) and click on 'add new priter'. Then select 'add a network wirless printer . NO NEED TO INSTALL THE just want to see the IP address.

Note the IP address.

GO to the printer, click on the right mouse and select 'properties'
Click on Port
You will see the current port already highlighted.
Click on ' configure port' and change the IP address under "printer name or IP address.
Click OK.
Problem solved

Good luck.


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