Resolving Brother® MFC-7840W Printer Offline Issue
Printers are computer peripheral devices essential for taking physical copies of work done on computers. Printers are essential for working in a home as well as office environment and they are of many different types. Brother MFC-7840W printer is very popular as it is capable of producing high quality economical prints at good speeds. All the components used in Brother MFC-7840W are of very high quality and this means that hardware related problems with the use of Brother MFC-7840W printers would be rare. However, some users might face software issues such as Brother MFC-7840W printer showing offline status. The Brother MFC-7840W printer connected to your system might be showing offline status because of reasons such as problems with the printer drivers, errors within the printer spooler service, problems with the printer hardware connecting the system and the printer etc. Brother MFC-7840W printer showing offline status issue can be very annoying and in some cases, the printer might suddenly become offline during a printing task in progress which would result in loss of paper as well as ink. The status of the Brother MFC-7840W printer connected to your system can be changed by going to the 'Printers and fax' option in the Start menu and changing the status. If even after changing the status, it is going back to offline, then it is a serious issue and has to be dealt with.
- Restart printer spooler service
- Verify printer drivers
- Check connections
Restart printer spooler service
The Brother MFC-7840W printer connected to your system might be going offline because of errors within the printer spooler service. As printer spooler service is always active and running on the system, they might develop some errors when in use. In such cases, the Brother MFC-7840W printer going offline issue can be solved by restarting the printer spooler service and clearing off all the errors. The printer spooler service can be restarted using the 'services.msc' command in 'Run'.
Verify printer drivers
Like other computer peripheral devices connected to your system, even Brother MFC-7840W printer requires drivers. Drivers act as the translators between the printers and the Operating System installed on the computer. If the drivers installed for Brother MFC-7840W printer have some issues, then the printer might show offline even when it is not. All Brother MFC-7840W printer users having the printer showing offline issue are recommended to verify the printer drivers installed on the system using the Device Manger and if the drivers are found having some problems or outdated, replacing them with proper updated versions can solve the problem.
The Brother MFC-7840W printer is connected to the rest of your computer with the help of connecting hardware. If the connecting hardware such as connecting cords and connecting pins are having some problems or the connections are not secure then, the printer might go offline. Users having Brother MFC-7840W printer going offline issue are suggested to check the connections along with the connecting hardware and secure the connection. If the problem is not solved even after securing the connections, the hardware would need to be replaced to solve the offline issue.
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