Sometimes, it becomes too difficult to print the documents whenever you send a printing command to your HP printer, but nothing prints, so this problem leads to HP Printer Offline Issues. Sometimes, the printer is on and ready to print, but the computer thinks that the printer is offline; this issue can be caused due to an error between the printer and the computer. This can also happen due wire connection problems and paper-jam issues.
However, the HP Printer says Offline error, and it can also be caused due to problems with the printer driver. So, whenever an update rolls out, always ensure to update your printer drivers.
How do I turn my HP Printer Offline status to Online?
Whenever your HP Printer Says Offline, turn it back online by just applying some troubleshooting techniques even if you don't have enough knowledge. There could be several reasons behind the occurrence of HP Printer Offline Error.
Ensure to turn on the device connected to the printer. It is not necessary to turn on your printer for this step.
Go to the Control Panel of your computer.
Click on the Drivers and Printer option.
Right-click on your HP Printer and select the See what's printing option.
Click on the Printer accessible at the top menu.
Now, select the Use Printer Offline option in the drop-down menu.
This is how you can resolve your HP Printer Offline Error, but another issue is that
“How can we resolve the issues from occurring again and again?"
Use Troubleshooter to Resolve HP Printer Offline Issues
To resolve the Hp Printer Offline Issues, use the inbuilt troubleshooter available in your computer. Press the Start button, type “troubleshooter” in the search box, and then select the “troubleshooting” option from the search result.
Select the “Use a Printer” accessible under the Hardware and Sound option.
Follow the on-screen prompts and fix the issues that are troubling your printer while printing. It also guides you to fix other related issues.
When you need to print your documents, and you encounter an "HP Pinter is Not Printing” Black error, even you recently installed a new ink cartridge. So, don't be worried; it is a common inkjet printer issue you can face at least once a time in your life.
Why is HP Printer not printing black?
There can be various reasons behind an HP Printer won't Print Black, the printed page is black or has a shallow ink, to fix this issue, only use original HP cartridges, replace the empty or faulty cartridges, clean the printhead, or remove the black cartridge to print only through the tri-color cartridge.
Go through with the Basic Techniques
Switch off your printer, unplug it from the power cord and disconnect all the USB cables. Wait a while, establish all the connections again, plug it back to the power cord, and then turn on your HP Printer.
Print a "Quality Diagnostic Report" or "Print Test Page." You can access this option easily on your printer's display screen or Follow the step-by-step instructions mentioned in your printer's user guide.
Now, check your printer ink levels to find out the ink volume in the cartridges.
Check Volume of the Ink Cartridges
Replace the ink cartridges that are running low or empty.
Make sure that all the ink cartridges are installed correctly in their relevant slots.
Ensure that you've removed the tape over the vent before installing a new cartridge.
If the vents of the cartridges are jammed, then fix it via pin by cleaning the clog over the vent.
Install different ink cartridges in your printer and ensure that your printer is capable of recognizing the cartridges or not. If your printer is working with an old cartridge so, try to install that cartridge again and ensure that your printer is printing a shade of gray color on the paper or not.
Clean the Printhead of your Printer
Jammed printhead nozzles don't allow the HP Printer to print black ink. So, cleaning the printhead fixes some models of the HP Printers. To completely render the print quality, clean the printhead a couple of times.
Go to your HP Printer's control panel.
Go to the Maintenance menu.
Select the Clean Printhead or Deep Cleaning.
Make sure that some sheets of paper should have to be loaded in the input tray of the printer before selecting this option as this option might print a page showing various colors of few output patterns.
Use the Printer Troubleshooter
When your printer doesn't print as expected and then try to fix it through a Printer troubleshooter which comes inbuilt in Windows OS. It may provide fixes for the "HP Printer is Not Printing Black" issue. Follow these steps to proceed further:
In Windows 10, click on the Cortana and type Printer Troubleshooter in the Type here to search section and then select Troubleshoot to open it.
Select Printer and click on the Run the troubleshooter.
Select your HP Printer accessible in the troubleshooter's window.
Click on the Next button to fix the printing error through the troubleshooter.
Press the Window + R button simultaneously on your keyboard.
Type Control Panel in the search box next to Open and click on the OK
Click on the Troubleshooting open the Control Panel
Click on the View all accessible in the left of the control panel window to open a full list of troubleshooters.
Right-click on your HP Printer, and then select the Run as administrator option.
Resolve with the HP Print and Scan Doctor
If none of those mentioned above troubleshooting techniques helped you, then alternatively, you could also fix the printing through the HP Print and Scan Doctor utility. Follow these steps to fix the printing: