Canon MP280 Printer Offline

Follow The Steps Solve Canon MP280 Printer Offline

If you properly configure the printer and make all the connections appropriately, eventually, you can escape from many printer problems in the future. So, it is always recommended to take time while setting up any printer. One of the most repetitive issues that most users face these days is the printer offline issue. One of the root causes for this issue could be miscommunication between the printer and the network device. In the below segments, we have provided some of the troubleshooting methods which you can follow to get rid of the printer offline issue on your Canon MP280 printer.

Canon MP280 Printer Offline



  • First, turn off the Canon MP280 printer.
  • Disconnect the machine from the power outlet.
  • Leave the printer as it is for about one or two minutes.
  • Connect the power cord and turn on the printer.
  • While performing this step, have a look at the overall printer connection.
  • A damaged cable can also lead to an offline printer issue.
  • This is a simple troubleshooting method, which you can follow in any problematic situation.



  • Take out the ink cartridges from the printer and check whether there are any tapes left unremoved.
  • Make sure that both the ink cartridges (Black and Tri-Color) are fitted properly.
  • Check whether the print head is clean or not.
  • Anyways, if you haven't changed the cartridges for quite a long time, then do change it right away.
  • Sometimes, the printer offline issue could be due to a paper jam.
  • If that is the case, then gently pull the paper tray and remove the jammed paper.
  • Once done, load some paper and try to print an alignment page.



Re-adding the printer is one of the troubleshooting methods, which you can try as part of the troubleshooting step.

  • Click on the Windows Start icon, then type Devices and printers in the search bar.
  • You will see the list of printers that are connected to your PC.
  • Locate your printer name (Canon MP280), right-click on your printer icon, and click Remove Device.
  • Wait for a few minutes and re-add the printer to your computer via a USB cable.
  • While adding the printer, make sure that you set your Canon printer as the default one.
  • Also, if you notice that the Use Printer Offline option is selected, uncheck the option.
  • This troubleshooting method will eventually solve the printer offline issue. If not, then do check out the following troubleshooting steps.



The problem can also occur due to an outdated driver. Printer drivers do get outdated over a period of time, so it is necessary to update the drivers from time to time for a smooth printer experience.

  • Open your default web browser and land on the printer's support page.
  • Click on Drivers & Downloads.
  • Scroll down the page, select your OS version, and download the latest firmware updates for your Canon printer.



  • If your computer has automatically installed the printer's drivers, try to uninstall the entire printer drivers and their traces from your PC.
  • Once done, download the latest printer drivers from the manufacturer's website.
  • Open your default web browser and land on the printer's support page.
  • Click on Drivers and Downloads.
  • Scroll down the page, select the OS version, and click on Drivers.
  • You will be prompted to download the complete software package; download the same on your PC.
  • Once the driver download is over, carry on with the driver installation steps.
  • Go to your PC's Downloads folder, where you can find the downloaded drivers.
  • Double-click on the printer driver Setup File to start the installation process.
  • In the setup wizard, click Start Setup.
  • Read the Licence agreement and agree to the terms and conditions.
  • Complete the driver installation process.

We hope that the above troubleshooting steps would have solved your Canon MP280 printer offline issue. If not, then do call us for further assistance.