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  • MOVIEMAVEN13 Jul 14, 2008

    I HAVE A i560 AND AM TRYING TO CONNECT IT TO A DELL LAPTOP WITH WINDOWS XP. i HAVE INSTALLED DRIVERS. ALL THE BASIC STUFF, IT WILL PRINT SCREEN AND A TEST PAGE BUT IT WILL NOT PRINT FROM AN APPLICATION - I TRIED SEVERAL - LIKE WORD. i GET AN ERROR MESSAGE THAT THE PRINTER IS OFFLINE WHICH IT IS NOT. I HAVE TRIED RESETTING THAT ALSO, RESTARTING, UNPLUGGING, ETC ETC. THERE IS ALSO A COMMENT ABOUT THE PAPER THICKNESS BELOW THE OTHER ERROR MESSAGE. ANY IDEAS????

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    i have a brother 490 cw and it says it is ofline and when i run the diagnostics it is connected.

    i dont know what to do

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    i have an lexmark x1240 printer and a hp computer with windows vista basic. it says there is a communication problem. what do i do?

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Dear customer,
The first thing you should try is simply turning your printer off, wait a minute or so and then turn it back on. That may fix your problem right then and there. If not, try disconnecting the cable that hooks into your computer and then reconnect it. After you do that, you'll also want to restart your computer to make sure everything lines back up. If you're still having trouble after that, try sending something to your printer to print and when you see the printer icon pop up in your taskbar, double click on it. Then go to the File menu and make sure the option of "Work Offline" is unchecked.
Another thing you can try is right clicking on that printer icon and clicking the choice that says "Set printer online." Or, if all else fails, there may be an actual button on your printer that can help you get it connected again. If your printer has one, it will say something like "Online" and you can press that button to reconnect your printer so that it will print once again. Now, all printers are different, so don't hold me to that, but if your printer does have that button, it's an easy fix for this type of problem. Hopefully your printer situation can be fixed with one of these suggestions, but if not, you can always refer to your user manual or contact the manufacturer for additional help.

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Why the offline message


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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.
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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:
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http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Update-drivers-recommended-links

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Depends on your OS you need find "printer and faxes" or "printer options on the hardware.

  • Open the Start menu and click on the "Devices and Printers" 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. The status of the printer will be shown as either "Printer: Ready" or "Printer: Offline."


  • Click on "Printer: Offline" and the Printer menu will appear. Click on "Printer" in the menu bar and uncheck "Use Printer Offline." This action will change the printer from offline to online.

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  • 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.



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    hi

    just folow the step

    Step 1
    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.
    · Step 2
    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.
    · Step 3
    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.
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    · Step 3
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    · Step 4
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    Reference: http://www.ehow.com/how_4796279_change-printer-offline-online.html

    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 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.

    There's a small chance this might be your fix.

    Hope this helps!
  • Step 2 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.
  • Step 3 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.

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