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Brother 640 printer says it is offline

It says it is offline and will not print. I have not switched anything.

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  • rriberdy Nov 02, 2008

    Mine does the same thing. There is NO button to put it back online. I must delete it and search again for it.
    I will try reinstalling it with the control centre to see if that helps.


  • sachetpack Nov 23, 2008

    The icon in the bottom right of my computer screen is brown and it will not print. the only way of sorting this is to re-install all the software. There must be a better way!!!! There is no online button on the printer.

  • karen559 Dec 03, 2008

    No button either....just the same frustrating problem.

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I plugged it into a different USB port on the computer, and it started printing immediately.

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Check the front control panel, and there should be a button that is labeled 'on line' or similar. Press it to bring the printer to an on line state.

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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