One problem you may face hp deskjet 2540 says offline. One problem you may face is when the printer says it is running offline in Windows 10 and Mac.

Any deskjet printer can connect to a computer via Ethernet or WiFi and turn online. However, what can you do if you have a terrible “offline printer” error. How to turn printer online and ready to print? Follow the provided troubleshooting steps to fix desk-jet offline.

Hp deskjet 2540 troubleshooting Windows 10

Set the default printer in windows can automatically install the last deskjet 2540 as the default printer. This can be useful, but it can be the reason that the printer you want to use is offline.

To resolve deskjet 2540 offline issue follow the steps given below: 

  • Press Windows + I to open Settings, click Devices> Printers and Scanners.
  • Select the printer, and click Open Queue.

Click on the toolbar at the to-right at Printer and click Set as Default Printer.  You may see the message “Installing this printer by default means that Windows will stop managing your default printer.” do, click well.

If you want to turn the deskjet online. Go back to the Printers and Scanners page. Check the Allow Windows to control default printer check box.

How do I Connect Hp deskjet 2540 to wifi on Windows and Mac

Check the connection to the computer and printer. First of all: check all the printer cables. Make sure they are securely connected to both the printer and the computer. 

Second, check if your network is working. If you are having problems connecting to the Internet, this is not a problem localized on the printer. In this case, our guide on how to fix Wi-Fi issues with Windows will be helpful. Third, if possible, use another way to connect your computer to the printer. If you use Wi-Fi, switch to Ethernet and vice versa.