Epson® Printer Offline Issue
Is the Epson printer connected to your system going offline?
Printers are computer peripheral devices necessary for taking print-outs or hard copies of work done on computers. Some of the common types of printers include LED printers, LCD printers, all-in-one printers, inkjet printers, laser printers and so on. Epson printers are among the best printers available in the market. They come with the best quality internal components that are thoroughly tested to ensure that problems would not come up when the printer is in use. Therefore problems related to printer internal components on Epson printers would be rare. However, some Epson printer users might face printer going offline issue. With this issue, the status of the printer would automatically go offline and users would not be able to use the printer well. The status of the Epson printer installed on your system can be changed using the 'Printers and Fax' option in the 'Start' menu of your computer. If the task bar on your computer also has a printer notification, then right clicking on the icon would also provide status changing options. The 'Printer and faxes' option on the 'Control panel' can be also used for the same purpose.
Following details gives users more information regarding causes of offline message in Epson printers:
- Driver problems
- Connecting hardware issues
- Printer errors
The Epson printer connected to your system requires drivers to function properly. Drivers link the Operating System and the printer, and issues with the drivers would directly affect the functioning of the printers. If the driver is not able to communicate with the printer, the Epson printer would show an offline message. All users having this problem are advised to check the printer drivers installed on the system using the device manager and if the drivers are found at fault, they would have to be replaced with suitable ones.
Connecting hardware issues
The Epson printer is connected to the rest of your computer with the help of connecting cables and hardware. Any hardware issue with the connecting hardware would cause the printer status to be offline. Epson printer users having the offline message issue are suggested to check the connecting hardware such as connecting pins and connecting cords and ensure they are not damaged and secured properly to the system. If the hardware is found damaged, they would have to be replaced to solve the problem.
Errors within the printer service which is running on the system can also cause Epson printer showing offline message. These errors might have developed over time as the printer was used. Stopping the active printer service and restarting the service would clear off errors and solve the issue. Users are also advised to reset the printer hardware after restarting the printer hardware.
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