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I see the message Printer is Offline when I try to print with a USB connection. What should I do?

    Make sure your product is turned on, then do the following:

    • Windows 8.x: Navigate to the Apps screen and select Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers. Right-click your printer icon, click See what's printing, select Printer, and then uncheck Use Printer Offline.
    • Windows 7: Click and select Devices and Printers. Double-click your printer icon, click See what's printing, select Printer, and then uncheck Use Printer Offline.
    • Windows Vista: Click and select Control Panel (or point to Settings and then select Control Panel). Select Printer (under Hardware and Sound) or Printers. Right-click your printer icon and select Use Printer Online.
    • Windows XP: Click Start and select Control Panel (or point to Settings and then select Control Panel). Select Printers and Other Hardware (if available) and then Printers and Faxes. Right-click your printer icon and select Use Printer Online.
    • OS X: Open the menu and select System Preferences. Select Print & Fax, Print & Scan, or Printers & Scanners. Select your printer, then click to remove the printer. Click +, select your printer, and click Add to add the printer back to the printer queue.

    If the steps above did not help, check the solutions below:

    • Check the product's LCD for any error messages and follow any instructions provided to clear the error message.
    • Make sure you are choosing the correct printer when printing. If there are multiple copies of the same printer, remove the ones not in use.
    • Make sure the USB cable is a shielded "AB" cable not more than 6.5 feet (2 meters) long.

      Note: Do not use devices that extend the length of the cable because they can cause signal degradation.

    • If you're using a USB hub with your printer, connect the printer directly to your computer.

      Note: Do not connect the printer through a USB keyboard. The keyboard acts as a hub and can interfere with signal transmission.

    • Connect the USB cable to another USB port on your computer.
    • Use a different USB cable.

    If the solutions above do not help, contact Epson support for more help.

Published:  15-May-2014 Was this helpful​? Thank you for the feedback!
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