Windows® 7 Brother® printer offline
Windows 7 is the latest and the best Operating System from Microsoft. This OS would deliver very nice performance. This also has so many features. Brother color inkjet, label, laser/LED and the mobile printing solutions could be used at business and home. When a printer goes offline, it would cause frustration. The print command would cause an error on the printer. This would take it offline and then prevent all future printing jobs. In some situations, the printer application or the driver has been installed but the printer and it spooler services are in idle. In such situations, the printer might go offline mode. These offline issues would be solved very easily.
Following are the tips to fix offline printer issues:
- Set printer to online
- Clearing print jobs
- Solve driver issues
Set printer to online
When the printer goes offline, the first thing, you need to do is to set the printer online. Sometimes this might work. For doing that, you need to go to 'Settings' and then 'Printers'. Then you have to right click on the 'Printer' and then select the option which says 'Use Printer Online'. After doing the same, you need to test the printer in order to see if it is now printing.
Clearing print jobs
The next method to fix an offline printer is to clear any print jobs that exist. You need to double click on the 'Printer' after performing the above mentioned step. Then, you have to go to the 'Printer Menu'. In that, you need to select the option 'Cancel All Documents'. Sometimes, there could have been any stuck print job which would cause the printer to go offline. You need to try once again in order to set the printer back to online and then try printing a test page.
Try to restart the system. If this would not work, you need to reinstall the drivers. The drivers might be the reasons for these issues. If the drivers are faulty, the printer show offline issues. So firstly, you need to uninstall those drivers. Then, try to install the best drivers. If that was the problem, offline issue might be solved. If any sort of viruses are present in the system, they might cause the corruption of drivers. So, try to use the best antivirus software also.
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