Lexmark printer offline on mac?

I have been using the Lexmark 2581 at home and it was working really well for the most part with my Windows 7 based computer. Recently I switched to Mac and tried connecting it to my Lexmark printer but for some reason it does not detect my Lexmark printer. I tried a few things like rebooting and hard reset and making sure that my Mac and Lexmark printer are on same network but nothing helped. Can anyone here tell me how to resolve the issue.

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9 months ago

Get your Lexmark printer online on Mac -

  • First of all, you have to check all cable connections that are present between your Lexmark printer and computer.
  • Make sure there is no paper jam in the printer tray. Also, confirm that printer has enough papers and all papers are aligned properly. If “low ink cartridge” error message is displaying on the screen then replace the ink cartridges.
  • To install available updates, tap on Apple menu and then choose “Software Update” option. After this, again tap on Apple menu and then choose Restart from the drop-down menu.
  • Move to Dock and tap on System Preferences. Choose “Print & Scan” and then press double click on your Lexmark printer icon that is available in the printers list. By doing this, the yellow light will blink that is next to printer’s name. Then tap on Resume.
  • Now open a document that you want to print by pressing Ctrl+P. Choose your printer and click on Print.

Reset Printing System -

  1. To reset printing system, tap on Apple menu and then choose System Preferences.
  2. Next, click on “Print and Scan”.
  3. Press “Ctrl” button and immediately press right click in Printers list. Choose the option “Reset Printing System”.
  4. Click “+” button and choose your Lexmark printer, if it is appearing. If your printer is not displaying then click on “Add printer/scanner” option. Then choose your printer from the list and tap on Add button.
  5. Wait for a few moments so that your printer can prepare to print.
9 months ago

The reason for your Lexmark to show offline could be varied and that is why I will discuss certain troubleshooting techniques to fix the issue. Follow the instructions carefully.

  1. Check Your Cables

    Make sure to check all the cables connected to your printer and computer is in fine condition. If you find a faulty one replace it with a new one. This might seem a very basic step but mind you most mistakes are created out of neglection.
  2. Make sure Lexmark Printer is Default one

    At times when you have more than one printer or even if the only printer is not set as default chances are you Mac won't be able to forward any print commands. So go the settings and make it as your default printer.
  3. Delete Print Jobs

    If your printer has any previous print jobs pending, make sure to delete it and then restart the printer to check if the issue is resolved.
  4. Install the Latest Driver

    Sometimes if the driver gets corrupted or outdated chances of these kinds of error increases many folds. So make sure to update your printer driver with the latest available version.
  5. Reset Your Printer

    If any of these steps did not help you resolve the problem then it is recommended to reset your printer to the factory settings. Click on the Apple menu and select System Preferences and then select Print & Scan. from here select the option to reset. This will ensure that any kind of problem occurs due to system settings change will be wiped out.

Hopefully, these steps helped you in resolving the offline status of your Lexmark printer. In case you have any doubt or problems regarding the steps then feel free to revert back.

Lexmark printer offline on mac?


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