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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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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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HOW TO FIX...PRINTER IS OFFLINE BUT IT IS ON...WE ARE UNABLE TO PRINT.


If you are getting a status message as the printer is offline on your pc,and afterward you can't ready to print the reports.
Steps to Resolve the Printer Offline Issue:
Step 1:
At first, you need to check your network through the HP Scan Doctor which encourages you to discover and fix the printing issues.
Steps To Run the HP Scan Doctor
    •Open the HP Scan Doctor tool by double tapping the symbol.
    •Start- - >Select your printer- - > Fix Printing
    •Then the list of issues displayed on the screen as result.
    •If the tool shows the white checkmarks at that point there is no issue.
    •If the tool shows the white wrench then the issues are found and repaired
    •If the tool shows the yellow shout point then the issues are found however that can't be solved or skipped.
    •If the device shows the red stamp then you have to take after the on-screen guidelines to determine the issues.
    Step 2:
      Set Your Printer as Default Printer
      •Search your gadget on your PC and select your printer and uncheck the Pause Printing and Use Printer Offline

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    •If you can capable print implies your printer is online.
    Officejet 4650 keeps going offline then proceeds with following step Step 3:
    Check Whether You Connect With Correct Port
      •Go to printer- - > Printer Properties - >Port
      •For USB association utilize USB or DOT4
      •For Network Connection use WSD, organize, Standard TCP/IP Port Step 4:
      •Update the printer firmware which may resolve your issues

      Step 5:
      •Manually connect the wired or wireless connection
      Step 6:
        •For network connection just you have to add the second printer to your Windows.
        •Select your printer - > Properties - >Add Port - > Standard TCP/IP Port - > Next port
        •Now you can ready to print implies stop the troubleshooting. Still get the same issue mean you need to connect the printer customer support via +1-800-836-3987

Jan 08, 2016 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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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 Office Equipment & Supplies

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Print pc data bypass add LTR paper


This indicates that you are trying to print a document that is letter size not standard A4 etc.

Sep 28, 2011 | Panasonic Workio DP-2330 Printer

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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 . . ....


Hello,
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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Our hp color laserjet printer is not printing... all the ink cartridges are new and inserted correctly... we have no idea what's wrong


There can be a number of things that are wrong so bear with me as I list some suggestions or possible solutions.

Always, ensure that your cables are securely connected between the PC/Printer and your AC Power cord is securely plugged into the outlet as well as the back of the printer. Additionally, make sure that the printer isn't indicating an internal problem such as low toner, paper jam or some error code on it's display. If everything on the printer appears to be normal, proceed to the next paragraph, If there are any error codes or messages on your printers display, you'll need to look those up to clear those issues before proceeding.

Open your print queue in your computer, (Control Panel > Printers> HP Color Laser or name of your printer) verify that your printer is seen as the "Default" printer and that it isn't currently selected to work "Offline".

If it shows that it is the "Default" printer, and it is NOT selected to "work offline", then let's try the next step. If for some reason it isn't the "Default" printer, you can select it to be so. If for some reason it shows that it is "Offline" uncheck that selection.

Under your printer "Properties" (right click on your printer, bottom selection on the drop down menu) you will have a "Self Test" button. Click this button (only once), observe your printer and see if it prints a test page.

If your printer shows no error messages, all cables are secured (always double check), your printer doesn't show it is offline in the printers queue, it properly prints the test page then at this point it should be working correctly.

If the steps I have mentioned above don't work, please provide more detail as to the printer model, any changes that you have recently made (software installed, cartridges changed, etc.) and we will find you a solution.

Aug 31, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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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.


Hi

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.

Thanks,

Roger

Oct 10, 2009 | HP Photosmart C6280 Printer

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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"


The printer offline error mostly troubles windows 7/8/10 users, The printers loses connectivity even when it is connected and operating. The status message displays offline on the computer, and the printer does not print. An Offline status indicates that the computer has failed to communicate with the printer. In some network conditions, the printer might get offline unexpectedly.

Before going to the solution for this you must know when and why printer offline error takes place:
The error may appear when Windows 8 diagnoses that the printer is unavailable, but unfortunately, most times it fails to tell whether the printer is really offline or if it has connectivity problems or printing errors. Reasons why your printer appears to be offline, include problems with hardware, such as disconnected cables or malfunctioning equipment, and problems with software, such as corrupted or incompatible driver files.
These might occur when:
1. The connection between the computer and the printer is slow/unresponsive.
2. The printer has encountered an internal error
3. There are multiple unfinished print jobs in the queue.
There are some simple steps you can follow before going to any complicated way:
Your printer offline can be a problem with the driver software. This is a small piece of code that Windows and the printers use to "talk" to each other. If the driver software is outdated, corrupted or incompatible with the version of Windows that you have installed, you may need to update it.
Restart the printer and the computer or unplug its USB cable.
Do check that the printer's power cable is plugged into an electrical outlet. If the printer is connected to a power strip, make sure the strip itself is connected to the electricity supply and is turned on.
In case you are using a network printer both wired or wireless, You restart the router as it may cause due to network failure.
Different manufacturers come with their own diagnostics software which can inform the user about the problems coming up (Ex : HP's Print and Scan Doctor), Use it as it will be really useful.
PRINTER OFFLINE ERROR Solution 1 :
Type in Services in your windows searches and hit the enter key. Click on Services option from the set of search results as shown below.
A new window for Services opens up. Scroll down and find the entry named Print Spooler.
Now right-click on Print Spooler entry and then on Properties option.
Set Startup type as Automatic from the drop-down menu.
As next, hit the Start button and wait till windows start the Print Spooler. Once done, hit Apply button.
Now if you look at the status of the Print Spooler, you can see that it is Started.
Solution 2 :
If the above method doesn't work for you, you can always try our second method. For that, type in Devices to the windows search and choose Devices and Printers from the search results.
Now find the printer that is offline and right click on it. Click on the option See what's printing from the context menu that appears.
A new window opens. Now click on the Printer tab and uncheck the option that says Use Printer 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 PRINTER...you 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.

DeniseA

Mar 01, 2008 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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