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Please check the printer is correctly installed to the computer.Then goto control panel, Select printers and faxes option.Delete the existing printer .Then goto file tab,add printer,select the connected printer. After that you can start printing normally.

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You have to self diagnose the printer by your self. Please try this solutions.

1. Usually it is getting offline when the main computer that connects directly to the printer is off and you are only sharing from this computer through a router or a switch hub. Sure it will mention that the printer is offline and cannot print anything. You need that workstation to be open to be able to connect to the printer.

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