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Windows® 7 Printer Offline
What causes a printer to go offline on Windows 7?
An electronic device used to make copies of documents from a system is known as a printer. Printers come in many types. Printers can be classified according to the technology used. Dot-matrix, inkjet are some of the printers available. You need to install the correct printer driver to use your printer. Sometimes you may see that your printer goes offline after start up. You can get online help and support to fix this issue. To enable the printer online mode, first you need to select ‘printers and faxes’ from Control Panel. Now you can get a window which will display all the printers currently set-up on your computer. Find the printer and enable the online mode. Offline printers have various disadvantages. You can identify the offline stage of the printer only after completing all the configurations of the printer.
Reasons why printers go offline on Windows 7:
- Offline state
- Causes and symptoms
If a Windows 7 printer is offline, it will not provide a proper display even if you have connected the device properly to the system. Offline error messages will be displayed on the screen of the printer. If you are using a network printer, sometimes your printer creates a print command and takes it offline. To resolve this issue you need to change the settings of the printer.
Causes and symptoms
You can see a button to activate the offline stage of a Windows 7 printer. If you push this button unexpectedly, then the printer will change to offline mode automatically. Thus, you will not be able to take printouts if the printer goes offline. The only symptom that you will get due to an offline error is that it will be displayed.
The solution for an offline error of a printer is to check the proper connection of the printer. Two options exist to turn off the offline mode. If you choose the first option to change the offline state of the printer, then go to Control Panel and then ‘Printer and Faxes’ option on the Control Panel. Double-click on the printer you want to change to online mode from the displayed window. A pop-up window will open and you need to select ‘Uncheck Printer Offline ‘ option from the menu bar.
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