HP is one of the top companies known for manufacturing computers and related devices. The HP printers are very budget-friendly and available in various ranges. You can use these printers on PCs, laptops, and various other devices. New printer models provide multifunctionality where you can use your device for scanning purposes also. You can also connect your HP printer to the network and take printouts from all the devices which are connected to the network. But some people reported that they are getting HP Printer offline while taking the printouts. This issue appears when your printer is not configured with the PC corrected or the printer is seeking some error.
Reasons for HP 419 printer showing offline status error:
Your USB cable is faulty
The printer is unable to make a connection with the router
Corrupted printer driver
Virus infection is interrupting your printing process
Pending print jobs
Printhead/fuser gets damage
You have lots of pending print jobs
HP printer is facing paper jam
Fixing HP 419 printer offline error:
Inspect your USB cable
While printing, whenever your printer shows offline status, check whether the USB cable is connected correctly or not. Eject the cable and reconnect it. If the cable you are using seems loose then use another cable. Try to connect another device with your cable, if your cable is faulty then purchase a good high-speed USB cable for your HP printer. Now give a print command from your computer and check whether the printer is online or not.
Check your network
If you are taking network printouts from your HP printer then you have to connect the printer to the access point (router). If the printer is offline then inspect the network. You will require a physical WPS pin for connecting the HP printer to the network. Restart the router and then try to make a connection with the HP printer. Press the Wi-Fi button of your printer and the lamp will start blinking. The lamp will blink until it finds the access point. Once the Wi-Fi lamp becomes steady then you can easily take printouts. The offline error can also appear when the printer is out of the network range. Place your HP printer near the access point (router) and then give the print command.
Update/restore your printer driver
Your printer driver is a crucial tool for connecting the printer and computer. If the printer driver is corrupted or outdated then your printer won’t receive the commands from the computer. Go to the HP printer driver and right-click on it. Click on the Update option. If a new update is available for your device then it will start installing on your computer. Check for the error after updating the driver. In case, the printer driver is corrupted then you have to restore all the corrupted files. Go to the driver and inspect for the corrupted files. Edit the files to restore the driver. If you can’t restore your printer driver then you should reinstall the HP printer driver from the HP website.
Clean the printhead
The printhead of your HP printer can also get you into error. If the printhead is damaged then replace it immediately. In case the error is appearing due to a clogged printhead then use the utility tool and remove all the ink from the printhead:
Open the control panel of your HP 419 printer
You have to press and hold the power button of the printer
Now press the cancel button two times
Hit the Resume button and now release the power button. These steps will clean the printhead of your printer. You can also clean the printhead by using HP solution center:
Go to the Start button
Click on All Programs
Tap the HP button
Go to HP Solution Center
Click on Settings and go to Printer Toolbox
The Toolbox will appear on the screen
Select Device Services
Click on Clean Printhead. Now follow the on-screen commands and your printhead will start cleaning. You have the same process about 2-3 times. Now restart your Hp 419 printer and check whether your printer is now online or not.