Printer is Offline - MP190
Article ID: ART137901 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 05/16/2019
 

Description

Refer to this document when message Printer is Offline appears while attempting to print.

 

Solution

If you attempt to print and you see a message telling you that the printer is offline, here are some things to check.
  1. Is the printer plugged in and powered on?

    If not, make sure that the printer is plugged in.  Then, use the power button to turn it on.
     
  2. The USB cable may not be seated correctly at the printer or at the computer.

    Reseat the cable to make sure the connections are secure.  Make sure that the printer is connected directly to the computer and not into a USB hub.
     
  3. If you are using a Windows PC, is the Use Printer Offline option enabled?  To check, follow this procedure.
     
  1. Hold the Windows  key on the keyboard and type the letter R.  This will open a Run box.
     
  2. In the Run box, type control printers and click OK.


     
  3. Right-click on the icon for your printer, then click See what's printing.


     
  4. Click the Printer menu, then remove the check from Use Printer Offline.


     
  5. Try to print again.

If this does not resolve the problem:
 
  1. Are you sending the print job to the correct printer?

    If the print job is sent to a printer that was disconnected from the computer, you may experience this error.

    Example:  Canon MG6800 series printer is connected to the PC wirelessly.  Print job sent to a Canon iP8700 series printer that was connected via USB but is no longer connected will result in the following:



    Print job sent to Canon MG6800 series printer: