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Dell Printer Offline Windows 11, 10 ⚠️ Dell Shows Offline Why

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STEPS: Fix Printer Offline To Online

Dell printer offline: Dell printers are the intelligent printers that provide users best printing experience. But sometimes due to some technical glitch, it shows an offline error. It is amongst the most common errors faced by users. Almost 70 to 80% of dell users face this issue.

 

dell printer offline windows 10
dell printer offline windows 10

If you are also facing a dell printer offline issue and wanted to know the solutions to bring the printer back online so you just have to read the article and follow the steps mentioned.

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Reasons Why is my dell printer offline?

There could be several reasons responsible for the “Dell printer offline” error displays on the device. We are going to enlighten the most common reasons for this issue.

Reason – 1 Outdated printer drivers

Outdated printer drivers can cause the “Dell printer offline” error. To fix this you have to update the printer drivers and if you are unable to update the drivers then uninstall the previous drivers and reinstall the new ones.

Reason – 2 Connection Error.

Sometimes we neglect small errors and those errors cause major issues. Connectivity is one of those small errors, we forgot to check whether the USB is properly connected to the device or not, and if the printer is connected to the device through wi-fi then the device and the printer are connected to the same wi-fi or not.

Reason – 3 Paper jamming issue

While completing our printing commands at times the paper got stuck in the printing queue and that caused a “dell printer offline” error. TO fix this you have to open the printer and clear the printing queue.

Reason – 4 Printer not set as default

If the device has multiple printers and you have not selected any printer as default then the device automatically chooses the last printer you have used as the default printer and if you give printing commands then they were going on the default printer and due to this your dell printer offline windows 10. To get rid of it you have to set your dell printer as default.

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Reason – 5 Printer spooler service

The printer spooler is the software in the windows which manages the printing commands sent from a device to a printer. Sometimes the printer spooler service has been stopped and due to that “Dell printer offline error displays for this, you have to start the printer spooler service again.

Troubleshooting steps for windows 10 printer keeps going offline

If the printer is offline then you have to make sure that the printer is connected to the device.

Step 1: Power off the device and the printer.

Step 2: Turn on the printer and wait for 10 – 15 seconds to make the printer ready.

Step 3: Now check the printer connection.

Step 4: If the printer is connected through a USB connection, then ensure that the USB is properly connected and the cables are not damaged.
If it is connected through a Wired connection ensure that the cable is properly connected to the Ethernet port.
If it is connected through a wireless network then make sure it is properly connected to the device.

Step 5: Now try to give new printing commands and see if the “dell printer offline windows 10” error is resolved or not.

How to bring Dell printer offline windows 10 back online?

Quick Fix – 1 Change power management settings

Step 1: Get the “Dell printer online” by changing the power settings.

Step 2: Go to the windows taskbar and Enter “Control Panel”.

Step 3: From the “Control Panel” tap on the “Device Manager” menu.

Step 4: Under that find Universal Serial Bus Controllers” and double-tap on that option.

Step 5: It will expand the list and from that list, you have to select “USB root hub”.

Step 6: Now double-click on the ” USB root hub” option.

Step 7: From the menu click on the “Power Management” option.

Step 8: Under that, you have to select “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save manager”.

Step 9: Restart the device to save all the changes.

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Quick Fix – 2 Check printer status

Step 1: Turn on the device and Go to the windows taskbar

Step 2: Type “Control Panel” and press enter to continue.

Step 3: From the “Control Panel” tap on the “Devices and Printers” menu.

Step 4: Search for “Dell printer” from the list.

Step 5: Right-click on the “Dell printer” and select the “See what’s printing” option.

Step 6: Now you have to select the “Printers” option from the top of the menu.

Step 7: From the dropdown, you have to select “Use printer offline”.

Step 8: if the option is greyed out then select the “Run as Administrator” option.

Step 9: Now again click on the “Printers” menu and now select the “Use printer offline” option.

Quick Fix – 3 Clear printing Queue

Step 1: On your device go to the windows taskbar

Step 2: Type “Control Panel” and press enter to continue.

Step 3: From the “Control Panel” tap on the “Devices and Printers” menu.

Step 4: Search for “Dell printer” from the list.

Step 5: Right-click on the “Dell printer” and select the “See what’s printing” option.

Step 6: Now you have to select the “Printers” option from the top of the menu.

Step 7: From the dropdown, you have to select “Cancel all documents”.

Step 8: if the option is greyed out then select the “Run as Administrator” option.

Step 9: Now again click on the “Printers” menu and now select the “Cancel all documents” option.

Quick Fix – 4 Set printer as default

Step 1: On your device go to the windows taskbar

Step 2: Type “Control Panel” and press enter to continue.

Step 3: From the “Control Panel” tap on the “Devices and Printers” menu.

Step 4: Search for “Dell printer” from the list.

Step 5: Right-click on the “Dell printer” and select the “Set as default” option.

Step 6: After that, you have to check if there is any checkmark on the “Dell printer” option.

Step 7: If there is a checkmark then the printer is set as default.

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Quick Fix – 5 Reinstall printer

How to remove the printer?

Step 1: On your device go to the windows taskbar

Step 2: Type “Control Panel” and press enter to continue.

Step 3: From the “Control Panel” tap on the “Devices and Printers” menu.

Step 4: Search for “Dell printer” from the list.

Step 5: Right-click on the “Dell printer” and choose the “Remove device” option.

Step 6: Press “Yes” to confirm the deletion.

How to add a printer?

Step 1: On your device go to the windows taskbar

Step 2: Type “Settings” and press enter to continue.

Step 3: Click on the “Devices” option from the available list.

Step 4: From the left, you have to choose the ‘Printers and scanners” option.

Step 5: From the top, you have to choose “Add a printer or scanner”.

Step 6: It will start searching for the printer option, and select “Dell printer” from the list.

Step 7: Press add to add the dell printer back.

Quick Fix – 6 Run printer Troubleshooter

Step 1: On your device go to the windows taskbar

Step 2: Type “Settings” and press enter to continue.

Step 3: Click on the “Devices” option from the available list.

Step 4: From the left, you have to choose the ‘Printers and scanners” option.

Step 5: After that, you will see the “Run the troubleshooter” option from the right.

Step 6: Tap on the option and it will start the troubleshooter.
If there is any problem then it will detect it and display the steps you need to follow to fix the dell printer offline windows 10 error.

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Quick Fix – 7 Update printer drivers


Step 1: Get the “Dell printer online” by changing the power settings.

Step 2: Go to the windows taskbar and Enter “Control Panel”.

Step 3: From the “Control Panel” tap on the “Device Manager” menu.

Step 4: Under that find the “Printers” option and double tap on that option.

Step 5: It will expand the list and from that list, you have to select “dell printer”.

Step 6: Right-click on that option and from the list select “Update driver” to proceed.

Step 7: After that, you have to choose “Update driver automatically”, it will update the drivers, and if the drivers are still not updated then follow the instructions given below.

Update drivers by visiting the manufacturer’s website.

Step 1: Visit the manufacturer’s website.

Step 2: Search for your printer model from the website.

Step 3: After that download the latest drivers.

Step 4: Now reinstall the latest printer drivers in the device.

Conclusion

These are the steps that you can perform to bring the dell printer offline windows 10 online. The problem can be solved by following the instructions. Hope this article will be helpful in bringing your dell printer offline back online.

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