Lexmark Printer Offline Windows 8

Get Back Lexmark Printer Online

The printer Offline error is bound to happen for all kinds of printers. Some of the common reasons for the printer going offline are the wrong configuration of Windows or some bugs in the Lexmark printer software. Printer problems are also caused by outdated or corrupted drivers. Lexmark printer offline on Windows 8 is one such issue. We will now look into the different methods on how to resolve Lexmark printer offline on Windows 8 Operating System.

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CONFIGURE PRINTER SETTINGS

Making some small changes in the printer settings can be the solution to most of the printer problems.

  • Click  Start at the bottom left corner of the desktop screen and select the Control Panel option.
  • The Control Panel window will open.
  • Click the  Devices and Printers   option.
  • You will see the list of printers connected to your Windows 8 computer.
  • Perform a right-click on the Lexmark printer and select the option  See what’s printing .
  • Remove the stalled print jobs from the queue.
  • Click the Printer option located on the left and see if you have enabled the option  Use Printer Offline .  Click to disable it.
  • Still if the printer is offline, ensure if itis connected to your computer.
  • One more alternative way would be to turn off both the Windows 8 computer and the Lexmark printer and then turn themback on.
CONFIGURE PRINTER SETTINGS
RESTART PRINT SPOOLER SERVICE

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RESTART PRINT SPOOLER SERVICE

Performing a restart on the Print Spooler is a guarantee that you will have the Lexmark printer back online.

  • Open the Run command (Windows key + R).
  • Type  msc  in the Run command field and press the  Enter button.
  • The Windows Services window will now open.
  • Locate the Print Spooler service, perform a right-click, and select the  Restart  option.

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CONFIGURE PRINTER PROPERTIES

  • Click  Start and select the  Control Panel   option.
  • The Control Panel window will now open.
  • Select the  Devices and Printers
  • Select the Lexmark printer from the list of printers.
  • Perform a right-click on the Lexmark printer and click the  Printer Properties option.
  • The printer properties window will open.
  • Click the  Ports tab and click the  Configure Port  button at the bottom right corner.
  • Click the checkbox to uncheck  SNMP Status Enabled (if ticked).
  • Click the  OK  button to save changes.
CONFIGURE PRINTER PROPERTIES
CHECK FOR WINDOWS UPDATES

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CHECK FOR WINDOWS UPDATES

  • Open the  Settings for the Windows 8 computer (Windows key +I).
  • Select the Change PC Settings option at the bottom of the panel.
  • On the left side, select the option Windows Updates .
  • Now,select the option  Check for Updates Now .
  • After updating your computer check, if the Lexmark printer offline issue has been fixed.