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How to Proceed with Printer Setup?

If you are new to setting up a printer then here under are a few steps to help you ease out the setup process. The setup process can be combersome so be sure to follow each step diligently.

  1. Firstly, Open and remove the printer from its packaging and connect it to a power source. 
  2. Carefully install the ink cartridges as shown in the manual. 
  3. Plug in the cables firmly and check if they are properly connected in case of a wired printer. 
  4. Now put some blank printing papers into the input tray. However, make sure that the paper size and type is compatible with your Printer model. 
  5. Set preference for time, language and country. 
  6. Next, download and install the printer driver software so that your printer can connect to the computer or smartphone. 
  7. Lastly, try printing a document so that you are ensured that your printer is connected and running efficiently. 

How to Fix Printer Offline Issue?

If your printer has abruptly stopped working, then the first problem at sight for troubleshooting is the printer offline issue. It’s a common issue and with a few steps and little technicality, anybody can get the glitch fixed in a m,atter of few minutes.

  1. Start by checking the cable connections. Ensure that the USB cable is firm and well connected.
  2. The second thing to try is to set the printer online on wifi manually.
  3. Also, make sure to remove all the pending print jobs from the print queue.
  4. Check for the corrupt and outdated drivers which can lead your printer into going offline instantly. In this case, make sure to remove the old and reinstall new drivers immediately.
  5. If possible, also try and run the Print and Scan Doctor wizard to identify and rectify any printer errors.
  6. Check for a paper jam issue by taking out the input tray. If you find a piece of paper stuck then remove it carefully without much force.
  7. Check for any errors like printhead issue on the screen which might help you identify a hardware fault.
  8. Finally, seek professional help incase you are unable to fix the issue yourself.

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How to Resolve Printer Offline Issue by using Print and Scan Doctor tool?

  1. Start by downloading the Print and Scan Doctor tool.
  2. In the next step, click on 'Run PSdr.exe' command from ‘Download’ on your computer.
  3. Once it’s open, choose your printer from the options mentioned in the list.
  4. The screen may prompt a message, 'Turn on the printer updates'. In this case, click Yes.
  5. The following step could be a prompt, 'set printer to default printer'. Click on yes and continue.

Following all the above-mentioned ways will help you troubleshoot the Printer Offline Issue using Print and Scan Doctor. But, always make sure to check if your printer is working fine or not. If not, then you may require a professional assistance.

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