How to Fix a Brother Printer When the Computer Is Offline

When you are ready to print a job but your Brother printer is offline, it can easily hold up your planned production. Delays are inevitable when you are dealing with computers and printers, but this doesn’t change the fact that it can be frustrating. A few simple troubleshooting steps can get your Brother printer back online so that you can quickly resume printing and meet your deadlines.

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Inspect all printer and computer connections and then power up your printer.

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Double-click the Brother printer icon on your computer. Alternatively, click the Windows "Start" button, click "Devices and Printers" and right-click the Brother printer icon.

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Click on "See What's Printing."

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Click the "Printer" drop-down menu.

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Remove the check mark from the "Use Printer Offline" box. You should now be able to resume production and complete your print job.