HP Printer Offline
Mainly two modes are present in the printer and these are turn on and turn off mode. When you find that a device is not turned on or it is not connected to any other devices, it means that that device is in turn off mode. When an HP printer goes in to offline, it would cause frustration. A print command would create an error on the printer and then would take it offline and prevent all future printing jobs. If the printer application and driver has been installed, but the printer and it spooler services are not in active or in idle that might also cause the offline mode of printer. All printers have their power saving mode. This is the role of offline mode. That means the display would be in off but power is still on. It would wake up automatically when job is there and no need to turn on. But sometimes there might be issues you have to turn it on.
- Turning on the mode
- Fix offline mode
- Things to remember
Turning on the mode
In order to turn offline mode to online mode you have to firstly click Start. Then take the Control panel. In that you have to find the option named 'Printers and Faxes' icon. By clicking that, it would open a window. This window would show the list of printers which is connected. You need to double click the printer in which you have to change the mode. A pop-up window would appear. Then go to the printer in the menu bar of that pop-up window and then uncheck the 'use Printer Offline'. After that the printer would go into the online mode.
Fix offline mode
When the printer goes into offline it might be due to printer driver issues. In order to solve this issue, you need to reinstall the driver. You need to uninstall the current driver. Then download the driver from the printer manufacturer website. This might fix the offline mode present in the printer. Because sometimes the virus issues would cause the corruption of drivers.
You want to make the whole system free from virus. Because viruses are the unwanted programs which would alter all the programs and system files. They have the capability to replicate themselves by attaching to more documents. When the printer drivers get corrupted by them, printer goes to offline. In order to avoid this situation, you have to use the best Antivirus software. Always try to use the compatible driver and authentic websites only.
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