09-25-2011 08:57 PM
How do I get my printer back online?
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Re: My printer is offline, how do I get it back on line?
10-12-2013 05:55 PM
After stressing about this, I did what I consider MY RULE #1 (and preach about it and then forget); think Canadian accent:
"When in doot (doubt)...REBOOT"! So I did. The printer made some "working noises" and whatever "printer offline problem" was kicking my butt, the printer reset itself (software or hardware) and I've had NO problems since then .
I was frustrated enough that I was just going to spend cash I had no right to spend and buy a newer, more expensive printer. I have 3 HPs (2 of them are the small deskjets) and an Epson (which I don't use because the paper is loaded from thr rear and I don't have the room). All my printers come from the early ages of the digital cameras--buy a camera, get a free printer. My #1 is an F335; it prints, copies and scans like the workhorse it's always been. I don't print photos, it sucks ink, but I hope it lasts forever.
This was too simple and may not be the answer for everybody, but I hope it will work for some of you.
09-26-2011 12:02 AM
If the printer is turned on but the os is stating it is offline, go to the control panel and find printers. Right click the icon of your printer and choose the option "use printer online". If this doeasnt work for you provide me with some more info.
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01-03-2013 02:54 PM - last edited on 12-01-2014 08:12 AM by george-p
02-25-2013 04:26 PM - last edited on 12-01-2014 08:17 AM by george-p
This article should help with your printer offline error (it is the same as linked by garytech1 linked above:
Give the steps outlined a try and let us know if it helps. If it does not help we need a little more information, what printer is this for? What operating system are you running?
Best of Luck!
05-01-2013 04:57 PM
I find your test for reading and entering your web site insulting. How can anyone with vision proplems ,such as macular degeneration read some of the letters. I know the reason for them but I have found the whole
HP seervice lacking. I have owned 3 printers . Never have I had one as touchy as this one. Maybe it's the computer, I don't know,but trying to find an answer with the online manual is horrible. First , my whole afternoon has been spent trying to find out how to get the Printer to go back online. . I've had it a couple of years now and this is the first time this has happened.. If I scan something it prints fine. But I can't copy anything online. Between Windows and HP , I can't express why I continue to torture myself.
05-09-2013 10:41 AM
Moved to the Mac printing forum for better coverage.