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I just purchased a Dell Inspiron i570 computer. I hooke my HP C3140 up to it. It shows as my default printer but the status shows as offline. How do I change it to online?

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Offline means the printer is off. You should check printer to see if it is off, then turn it back on. If it is already on, check the cable (usually usb printer cable) to make sure the cable is securely plugged in to computer and and to printer. You might also need to reboot your Dell printer too. After all these, but printer still says offline, you might need to delete that printer in control panel, printers and faxes and reinstall again. If this is a case, you need to follow the printer installation correctly for it to work. Let me know if I can further help.
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