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Printer Offline and cannot get it back on

Need to know what steps to take to get printer back Online. This is critical to my business and have several things in Q to print. Would appreciate a quick as possible response,

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Have you tried power off then on again, if yes, go to
START> PRINTER AND FAXES> right click your printer which is the brother mfc-490cw and uncheck USE PRINTER OFFLINE. when you right click your printer there, there shoul no check on the selection USE PRINTER OFFLINE. if that doesnt fix it still, check the usb cable or even try replacing it(the cable) or relocate to where is connected (usb port) on your pc.
a fine feedback would suffice

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