You are getting the offline error on your brother printer. That can be annoying, particularly when you are trying to print something.
There could be a number of reasons your printer is offline. You see printers are a complex machine, with many different parts and connection, each have to work perfectly well and in sync, for the printer to perform its work correctly.
The offline issue can be due to many reasons, power failure, network issues, maybe the printer's drivers files got corrupted, hardware issues, even loose connection may cause the error. You see the problem could be anywhere down the line so how do you resolve this error.
Well, the best course is to asses every major reason that can cause this problem. Only in this way you can pinpoint the actual reason and work accordingly to resolve it.
That is exactly what we are going to tell you in this guide. We will go through every possible scenario that could be the culprits for this issue, and we will help you to troubleshoot this annoying problem.
Power failure is the most common reason; a printer goes offline.
Ok, you have ruled out the power failure to be the issue that is causing the Brother Printer is Offline error. Now it's time to check that the printer is connected to the computer.
It may be possible that your printer got disconnected from your computer. Your printer can be connected to the computer through USB, it can be connected wirelessly through Wi-Fi, or it can be connected through an Ethernet cable.
If you connect your printer through Wi-Fi;
If you connect your printer through Ethernet cable
Click the start button then control panel and then Device and printer Right-click the printer icon.
From the dropdown menu, click what's printing.
If there is a tick mark on use printer offline removes it.
Now choose the open as administrator option and enter the password if any.
Check your printer status; it may have returned online
If your printer is not set as the default printer, your computer's operating system may not communicate with it; the result will be that the printer will show offline.
Faulty drivers can also cause the printer to show printer offline error. You must keep your printer drivers updated
If you find performing all these checks overwhelming or you are unable to do so, it is always better to call the help center of brother printer and ask the expert for assistance.