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Check the status of the printer at Control Panel. Set it to online if it's shown as offline. If this doesn't fix the problem, check whether installing the vista driver available at your printer manufacturer's website helps.
Step 1: a. Click Start, go to Control Panel and select Hardware and Sound. b. Click Printer. c. If the Printer is offline, it shows "Offline" status. If the Printer is online it shows "Ready". d. If the Printer is offline, set it to online. e. Right-click on the printer and select "Use Printer Online". f. The display should change to ready when the printer is set to online.
Step 2: If still you are facing issues, then update the printer driver. This should fix the problem.
For further precise instructions, please let me know the Operating Systems installed on the Computer.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
When you double click the Printer and Faxes icon in the Control Panel
you will see the printer that your computer is currently using. See....
if the printer image is clear it is online and ready to use, if its
blurred then its in offline mode and cannot be use.
offline printer.. some possible reasons is on the usb cable.. check if
there is no open wire along the cable...Inserting the USB connector on
the other usb slot of the cpu sometimes work just wait first until it
If the printer is still blurred and offline after
checking the usb connection, the 2nd thing to do is check the
properties of the printer if it is set to offline mode. how? Double
click your printer icon. It will display the print jobs window. Click
on the Printer tab and uncheck on the "Use printer Offline". Cancel all
pending print jobs, close the printer window and try again to print.
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.
perform the syeps below if you are using XP Operating SystemL
Step 1: ===== Determine if the printer is paused or offline : =============================
1.Open the printers folder, if necessary. a.Click the Start icon. b.Click Control Panel. c.Click Hardware & Sounds. NOTE: This step is not required when using Classic view in Windows Vista. d.Click Printers.
2.Right-click the name of the printer and then click Open.
4.Verify that Pause Printing and Use Printer Offline are not selected.
5.Press Esc to close the window without making any changes.
Step 2: ===== Check for the default printer and USe printer Online in the printers and faxes folder. =========================================================
Click Start -->> Control panel -->> Hardware and sound-->> Printers-->>Change default printer. ---> Please Right Click on the printer icon which has tick mark and Select the options Use printer Online and Set as Default and also Select the option Resume printing.
Unplug it and then re plug it in; I suggest USB connection over anything else; don't worry about self install if you already have done so in the past. In the print > hit properties on the icon for bubblejet > go to the ports tab > scroll all thw way to the bottom and click the "USB" checkbox. and you should be good.
A couple suggestions. Unplug the usb cable from the pc to the printer, make sure there is no paper jammed in the machine, unplug the machine from the wall and see if you can move the print head left to right freely. If nothing is obstructing it plig the power cord in with out the usb cord plugged in. See if the machine goes to ready. If all of these fail, that means the main board has been damaged by a power surge, and it would be cheaper to replace the machine than repair it. Good luck!