When you’re offline, there’s no way to print your documents. They remain on the computer and can be saved for later printing, but you cannot use your HP 8030 printer. This problem is often caused by a malfunctioning power cord or if the printer just turns off unexpectedly as a protective measure. It may also happen if the computer stops recognizing your device as an official HP printer.
In this article, we’ll show you how to fix these problems so that you can finally get those important documents Printed.
How to Power On Your HP 8030 Printer
As mentioned earlier, the common cause of being offline is that the power cord fails or the device stops working due to a power failure. If this happens, you should check if another device is connected to the same power strip or outlet. If there isn’t an alternative way to turn on your HP 8030 printer, use a spare power cord. Connect it directly into your device and see if it turns on properly. If it does not, try another outlet and test again. Another reason why your printer can go offline when printing is if there was a sudden power outage that caused it to turn off unexpectedly as a precautionary measure. If this is the case, then there’s nothing to worry about. You should check that all the cables are properly connected and try turning it on again.
How to Fix: Computer Not Detecting HP Printer Offline
If your computer stopped recognizing your HP 8030 printer as an official device, you won’t be able to print even if it is turned on. To fix this problem quickly, check that your device wasn’t accidentally unplugged from the computer. Next, make sure that there are no cables disconnected from the printer or computer and that all the hardware is secured firmly in their respective ports. If everything seems to be in place, restart your computer and try printing again using a different program. If this still doesn’t work, follow the steps below to start using your printer again.
Part 1: Fix Printer Driver Issues
Open Device Manager and check that the device is listed under “Printers”. If you can’t find your HP 8030 printer in the list, right-click on “Other Devices” and select “Update Driver Software”. In the new window, choose “Browse my computer for driver software”. Click on “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer” and proceed to update your printer driver. After doing so, restart your computer and try printing again. If still there’s no result, proceed to Part 2 of this article below.
Part 2: Repair Corrupt Printer Registry
Open Registry Editor (Press Windows Key + R, and type “regedit” in the box, and hit Enter). Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print, if you are prompted for administrator password or confirmation click OK. Now go through each key in the right pane of the above directory until you locate NoSpooler under Print. If you find NoSpooler listed under Print, right-click on it and select Delete. Restart your computer again and check if your HP 8030 printer is back online now. If not, proceed to Part 3 of this post below.
Part 3: Reinstall HP Drivers
In the first step, download the HP Printer Installer for Windows 10 and install it on your computer. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Common Files\HP\HPPrinterOnLine and run hp-setup.exe (If this folder is not there, move to C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard , and proceed from step 2). Follow the onscreen instructions to complete installation of your printer. Restart your computer and you should be able to print again to your HP 8030 printer.
Part 4 (Optional): Delete HP Printer Folder on Disk
If you are sure that you don’t need to print from the offline HP 8030 printer anymore, you can safely remove it from disk. To do so, use this command in Command Prompt:
Remove-Item -Recurse -Force “C:\ProgramData\HP SimpleSave Application”
After executing this command, restart your computer and check if your printer is back online.
Part 5: Reinstall HP Client Solutions Enabler
If your computer still doesn’t recognize your offline HP 8030 printer in spite of completing Part 1 to Part 4 above, you can try reinstalling the HP Client Solutions Enabler by following the steps below. Note that this method will delete all custom settings, so make sure to back up all important data first.
1) Press Windows Key + I on keyboard and hit Control Panel.
2) Click on Programs and Features.
3) Select HP Client Solutions from the list and click Uninstall/Change.
4) In the new window, click Uninstall and follow the onscreen instructions to finish the process.
After the uninstallation process, restart your computer and check if you can print to your HP 8030 printer again.
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Before you try to get your offline HP 8030 printer back online, check your power cord and be sure the printer is plugged in. Try restarting your computer as well, and if that doesn’t work, then you may need to reinstall the driver software. If none of these fixes works for you and your HP 8030 printer remains offline, then contact their customer service team for help with getting it back online.