I have a HP Deskjet 3845 Printer. A couple of days ago I tried to print something and the printer showed up in Device Manager as Offline. The "Use Printer Offline" is NOT checked, and I have unplugged the printer and then replaced the plug and the USB cord multiple times and restarted the computer more times than I can count. The LED for what I think is the power button (left most side of the front of the printer, just to the left of a button that has an X above it) will not stop blinking, and the printer will not show as ready, only as offline.
Is the printer completely dead? I absolutely canNOT afford a new one. If you told me it was completely FREE I absolutely could NOT afford the shipping.