Sometimes, you're ready to print a document you select "Print" and choose the printer you prefer But there is no action. Follow these easy steps to change your printer's status changed from an offline printer to a printer that is online.A normal everyday scenario. You check the menu for your printer and notice that there is a "Printer offline" message. With a few easy checks and actions, you can bring your printer online quickly and easily. 

Sometimes, when printing. The computer or device thinks that the printer is not working, in reality, the printer is online and ready to print. Sometimes, it's as simple because your cable isn't correctly connected, or simply a mistake that is caused by a paper jam.

But a printer that shows an " Offline " error could be due to issues with the driver for your printer or software. It could be due to the condition of your printer as well as if you've installed or not installed any updates.

The printer that is offline and online for troubleshooting software is compatible to troubleshoot printers of all kinds which include Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, and plenty more.

How do I have my offline printer appear as online?

Be sure to follow each step to make sure that you don't have any missing items to restore your printer's issue from offline to online.

Physical Print and Cable Checks

Verify that each end is on the USB cable to ensure that they are securely inserted. If your printer is connected to the network then ensure that your Ethernet cable is securely placed. If the printer is wireless, test your internet connection or ensure that it is linked to the router.

If you're connected via cable, Try connecting the cable to the cable at the end of the cable to plug it into multiple ports or sockets of your device.

Try another cable to ensure that the issue isn't caused by the cable itself. If you're connected to an internet connection or wireless device it is a quick test to connect a cable to your device/computer to verify that your printer is functioning. The issue could be due to the network connection.

How do you set the printer on "Online" Manually

Click the Start icon on the left side of your screen. Select Control Panel and then Devices and Printers.

Right-click on the printer that is in question, and then selects "See What's printed".

In the new window, click "Printer" in the bar menu located at the top.

Choose "Use the Printer online" from the drop-down menu.

Stop All Print Jobs In Process

In on the "See What's Printing" menu, just right-click then "Cancel" any printing jobs that are currently running.

After removing the print jobs, Select "Use Print Online" and then "Use Printer Online.

If you find that any print jobs that are not working persist, try restarting your printer and PC.

Removing and Installing Your Printer

Right-click on the printer from Devices and Printers and select "Remove device".

Add the printer once more by clicking the Add Printer option in Devices and Printers.

How do you remove Printer Drivers and packages

Check that you're using Windows as an administrator or sign in with one.

Enter CMD into the bar of search.

At the command prompt, the command prompt and type "print @ /s /t2" including spaces for the Print Server Properties window.

Then, remove the Driver and the Package for the printer you are looking for.

Now you can connect your printer to the network by selecting Add a printer in Devices and Printers.

Your printer should appear online and allow you to print.

If it is not, there could be to be a problem with the electronic printer the best advice is to get in touch with the printer's maker or a printer tech.

Always verify the price for repairing a printer issue in certain instances, it could be more affordable to buy an entirely new printer than paying the repair and maintenance costs.

Another option is to restore your printer. Follow these steps:

Try to connect your printer up and running. Visit "Settings" followed by "Printers." Right-click on the printer, and choose "Use Printer Online."

Verify whether there are any printing jobs that need to be cleared. Double-click on the selected printer.

Visit "Printer Menu" and select "Cancel All Documents."

In the event of a jammed printer or work that caused the printer to display an error and then shut down.

Print again in order to bring the printer to work again. Print a test page and determine if the issue is fixed.

Find the printer and change the printer into "printer off" then turn the printer back on.

Examine whether your printer has a jam that could cause an error.

Examine all wireless and network connections to confirm that the connections are functioning. Restart your device or computer.

If this isn't working it is necessary to install the drivers again.

To install the drivers again, visit "Settings" and then "Printers" and choose the printer.

Right-click on the printer, and select "Properties".

Under "General" as well as "Details" search for the driver icon Select it, then select the driver once more.

It is also possible to install the driver on the printer's manufacturer's website.

Reinstall your printer. Under "Printers" within the "Settings" menu, back to select the printer.

Remove it from your menu. Then restore it using the "Add printer" wizard "Add Printer" wizard.

Make sure you download the most current driver for your printer on the website of the printer's manufacturer.

If none of this works, try these easy steps:

Select "Start," then select the "Devices and Printers" folder. You can also type "Devices as well as Printers" in the search bar. You can also type "Printers" to access the Settings menu.

Right-click the icon to open your printer. It could be marked to be part of your device's name or the printer's name. Check your device if you're unsure. Select the "See What's Printing" option.

Simply click on the "Printer" menu within the pop-up window and then uncheck "Use the Printer Offline." Anything that is in the print queue of your printer will print.

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