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Get Your Printer Online

Friday, August 31st, 2007 by | Filed Under: Printing Help
 
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Get Your Printer Online

So, tell me, have you ever gone to print something out and you can’t do it because you get an error message that says “Printer Offline?” It happens to the best of us, but that doesn’t make it any less annoying! So, what can you do when this happens? Luckily, you have a few options you can try when you need to get your printer back “online.” Would you like to hear about them? I thought you might. Well, keep reading and you will!

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. Good luck, my printing friends!

~ Erin

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