If you have tried to print a document in Windows 10, you know that it will not print on the printer will not be online. Usually, hp Officejet 6700 is  offline this simply involves turning on your printer. Waiting a few seconds for the status to change printer offline to online.

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Unfortunately, this does not happen all the time. Instead, the Hp Officejet 6700 printer will remain in offline status even though your printer is active and connected to your computer or network. There are plenty of reasons why Windows may not detect that the printer is online and I will do my best to cover as many solutions as possible.

Printer keeps saying HP Officejet 6700 offline

The first thing you need to do before delving deep into the settings and tools is to simply try the power bike of your printer and computer. Many times that fixes the problem. Turn off your printer and turn off your computer.

Turn off your hp printer

Then turn on your printer and wait for it to connect to the network. If you are using a USB cable, just wait until the printer starts up. Now turn on your computer and see if the printer still appears offline or not. Make sure the printer is completely turned off and not just in power-saving mode. If you are unsure, the best thing to do is completely unplug the printer for about 30 seconds.

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If your printer still appears offline, then you can try using the printer software that came with your printer. These printer services can usually detect the printer on the network and fix any problems that cause the printer to appear offline. For example, you can check out my previous post about using HP Print and Scan Doctor to help with HP printer issues.

HP Print and Scan Doctor

For Canon, go to their support page, enter your model number and then click on the Software tab You can download their My Printer software to manage and maintain your printer.

This is especially true for all printer manufacturers. If you have a Dell printer, go to the Dell drivers and download pages, search for your printer, and then download the printer app. Above is an illustration of software running on my Windows 10 computer. This will tell you the status of the printer and give you additional details like ink levels, etc. If you are not sure if the printer software is installed on your computer, you can check by going to Settings, then clicking on Devices, and finally clicking on Printers and Scanners.

Printers in the Control Panel

Windows 10 will list the printers on the right and if there is a software package installed to manage the printer, it means an Application available for this device. If you click on the printer, then click on Manage, you will see an Open button printer application. In my case, I did not even know I had the software already installed on my system, so this was helpful.

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Sometimes, even though the printer is online and connected, the settings are configured incorrectly. Open the printer queue by performing to Devices and Printers in the Control Panel and double-click on the printer. Here you want to click on Printer in the menu bar and then be sure to select Stop Printing and Use the Printer Offline.

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If the problem is with the Windows printing subsystem, then executing the problem can help. You can run the troubleshooter by following the steps in Step 2 to get to your Device Manager screen for the printer. Once there, you will see the Run troubleshooter link Click on it and it will check the spooler service, network settings, etc. A troubleshooter usually works if the problem is related to Windows.