Why Canon Printer Offline?

Common Reasons for Printer Offline

While you try to print on your Canon Printer from your computer, if you see the Canon Printer Offline message, then the causes of the issue could be any of the following:

  • Connectivity problem
  • Paper jam.
  • Outdated printer driver

Printer Offline Error

Follow Basic Troubleshooting Steps


Troubleshooting Steps

Immediately as you encounter the Printer Offline error message, follow the basic troubleshooting steps mentioned below.

  • Check the connection between your printer and computer.
  • If you have connected the printer using a USB cable and if the cable is damaged, then replace it.
  • Make sure the printer is connected to the power supply. Do not establish the power connection using a surge protector as it can cause power fluctuations.
  • Restart the printer, computer, and router (if the printer is connected over a wireless network).
Canon Printer Offline


Canon Printer Goes Offline On Windows - Solution

  • For Windows 10: Select the Start menu on your device, go to the Settings options, and choose the Device tab under the Settings.
  • For Windows 8: Select Control Panel under the Settings option.
  • Click on Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers.
  • Right-click on the Canon Printer icon and select the See what’s printing option.
  • Now, click the Printer menu and see if the Use Printer Offline option is selected. If it is selected, then deselect it.
  • Also, select your Canon Printer as the default printer on your computer.
  • If you see any pending print jobs, then remove them from the print queue.
  • Still, if the printer offline error appears, remove the printer driver from your computer and reinstall it.

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