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Why My Brother MFC 5890CN Printer Offline?

Is your Brother MFC 5890CN printer offline? Then you have to troubleshoot the printer to continue printing/scanning. Several factors might be causing issues with your printer status. Follow the quick steps given below to bring your printer back online.

Brother MFC 5890CN Printer Offline

Solution 1: Physical Check

  • First, you have to check if your printer has been turned off. If so, you cannot print or scan any documents remotely from the connected computer.
  • Turn on your printer and try printing a test page to resolve this error.
  • If your printer has been put into sleep mode, press any keys on the printer’s control panel to wake it up.
  • Check the USB or Wi-Fi connection between your printer and the computer.
  • Ensure that you have firmly connected the USB cable to the printer’s USB port and the USB port of your computer/laptop.
  • If you have connected them wirelessly, make sure there are no Wi-Fi interference and place your printer closer to the router for increased signal strength.

Solution 2: Manually Bring Back Your Printer Online On Windows

  • On your Windows computer, open the Control Panel app and click the Hardware and Sound tab.
  • Select the Devices and Printers option and locate your printer’s icon from the list of devices displayed on the screen.
  • Right-click on your printer’s icon and select the See what’s printing option.
  • Click the Printer tab and deselect the Use Printer Offline option.
  • Once again, right-click on your printer’s icon and select the Set as default printer option to configure your printer as the default printer on your computer.
  • Clear all the print jobs from the print queue and try printing a test page remotely from your computer to check if the Brother MFC 5890CN printer’s offline problem has been resolved.
  • If still the Brother MFC 5890CN printer offline issue persists, remove and reinstall the printer driver on your computer.
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