Lexmark Printer Offline Error Windows 11, 10, 8, 7 & MacSteps to fix Lexmark printer offline issues
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Lexmark Printer Offline Error
Causes of Lexmark
If your printer’s driver is not compatible with your system, or you have installed corrupt driver, or at worst if the drivers are not installed properly on your device- you will see error messages like Printer offline.
In rare cases, the printer is automatically set Offline under its properties. So, if you want to know- whether the same cause is also troubling you, open Devices and Printers-> right-click on Printer device to choose Properties.
If your option ‘Printer Offline’ is enabled then, it’s time to disable it.
Apart from software reasons, the hardware of printer can also trigger offline error. So, if your printer no longer responding to print then, troubleshoot it from computer system.
If you see ‘No communication’ error message, repair your printer.
Damaged cables, faulty wiring, or port issues can make your printer appear as offline. Other than this, if your device has obsolete or incompatible drivers- the problem of offline printer will continue to prevail.
So, check for the aforestated causes one-by-one.
Lexmark Printer Offline:
Where to Begin
Verify Network Connectivity
Confirm your device network connectivity with the TCP/IP address of printer. For this simply, type the address on command prompt after the term ‘ping’. Also, make sure that you can easily access the embedded web server of the printer.
Block Security Software
Firewall and other third-party security software sometimes, prevent communication between devices due to security reasons. To know if they are actually troubling you- disable them temporarily & check the connection.
Change Printer Drivers
You might have upgraded the printer drivers but we recommend changing them with a fresh download from a reliable source because there are strong chances of corrupt download and install of printer drivers.
Customize Printer Settings
Printer’s name, IP address, and other settings help your computer connect with the device printer. So, check and change these settings (if required). For instance, the IP address of printer must match with the one assigned to your computer.
How to bring Lexmark
Offline Printer Online?
Whenever your printer displays offline message it implies, either the issue is with your computer or printer. So, continue with the following steps and help yourself change Lexmark printer offline to online.
Quick fixes for Lexmark printer offline windows 10/8/7 that may put your device back in service are as follows:
Boot and Reboot
Printer, its drivers, and computer can reach a point of miscommunication at any time. Therefore, save your work and shut down both printer and computer to clear off the system’s memory and refresh your device.
Now, read the printer’s manual to confirm whether you should start the printer machine before or after the computer boots up.
Note: This last step is damn important because rebooting your device in wrong order may combat your Windows or Mac system from accessing the printer.
Fix Paper Jamming
Lexmark printer continues to stay offline unless paper jam issue isn't resolved completely. So, if the paper sheet is ripped apart in printer's machine, then open your printer and clear every fragment to fix the error.
Once this issue is resolved, you need to reset your printer with a button on machine or via Control Panel window.
Note: Afterward, when you are again inserting the paper in machine, make sure the supply is having good-quality.
Restart Printer Spooler
To make your Lexmark printer turn online, you need to open Run windows through Start menu and type ‘service.msc’ in the provided field.
Note: To locate your print spooler option, you may simply press the key P as well.
Now, check the running status of your printer. In case of no status, right-click on Print spooler and tap on Start/ Restart option!
Adjust Printer Properties
For this, open Devices and Printers-> right-click on the device image to choose Printer properties. Now from the Printer menu in new window, make sure the option ‘Paused Printer’ and ‘Printer offline’ are unchecked.
Likewise, check your network connection and turn on network discovery to allow printer connect with computer.
Note: Troubleshoot all components relating printer networks like router, printer settings, and much more.
After trying all the above solutions- if none of the steps help you then, go for Lexmark printer reset as, it will help you restore the factory default settings of the machine.
Note: The steps to reset Lexmark printer vary according to the model. So, be specific while following the steps.
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