I changed an ink cartridge and was sure I had it properly snapped into place; however, after charging the ink, I am getting a printer error has occurrer error. It tells me to turn off the printer, thenpress On button to turn on and to see documentation. When I turn it off and back on, it sounds like it's charging and suddenly stops with a horrible noise and gives me the same error. The only documentation I have is the on-line users guide and I'm not having any luck getting back in operation. The Ink box seems to be what is jammed as I cannot get to it to open it and since I just changed a cartridge when the problem happened it is only logical to think I might not have it snapped in. What now? Thanks for any assistance.
After going through the on/off thing for a while, I noticed that most of the paper in the loader had been sucked in and assumed that might be the problem. I thought that would explain the bad sound too. I also unplugged the printer while it was off for a couple of seconds and the problem went away. Hope this helps someone.
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Yes and No. Non branded ink cartridges need to be properly programed to work correctly. If you are going to buy non branded, make sure you can trust the seller. Research the seller and you should be ok. Branded is always the best but also always more expensive and non branded always comes with a degree of risk.
error 1203's error name is print head short which indicates a short circuit in the print head has occurred.
solution to this problem is to disconnect and then reconnect the printer power cable. Reinstall the ink
cartridges.For more information, see Replacing Ink Cartridges.
Replacing Ink Cartridges
Turn on your printer.
Lift the printer unit, and then position the scanner support
between the tabs to hold it open.
The ink cartridge carrier moves and stops at the loading position unless the
printer is busy.
Press down on the ink cartridge lever to raise each ink
Remove the old ink cartridges.
Store the cartridges in an air-tight container, such as the
storage unit you received with your photo cartridge, or dispose of them
If you are installing new ink cartridges, remove the sticker
and transparent tape from the back and bottom of each ink cartridge. NOTE: The following illustration shows a black cartridge and a
color cartridge (used for normal printing). For photo printing, use a photo
cartridge and a color cartridge.
Insert the new ink cartridges. Make sure the black or photo ink cartridge is
secure in the left ink cartridge carrier, and the color ink cartridge is secure
in the right ink cartridge carrier.
Snap each lid closed.
Hold the printer unit up, push the scanner support back to unlock it, and then
lower the printer unit until it is completely closed.
f you have
just installed a new cartridge and you still see an ink related error
message, the cartridge may be incorrectly installed. Follow these steps
to make sure the cartridges are correctly installed:
Make sure the Stylus CX is turned on.
Check the photo viewer screen to determine which cartridge is incorrectly installed. Then do one of the following:
If printer shows the ink cartridge is expended, press the Start button.
If the printer shows the cartridge is low on ink, press the Setup/Utilities button. Press the or button to select Press Start to change cartridges. Then press the Start button.
Press the Start button again.
Lift up the scanner, then open the cartridge cover.
attempt to open the cartridge cover when the print head is moving. Wait
until the cartridges have moved to the replacement position.
Press down all the ink cartridges until they click into place to make sure they are properly seated.
If a cartridge is properly seated already, you may not hear a click.
Close the ink cartridge cover and press it until it clicks into place.
Close the scanner.
Press the Start button. The Stylus CX charges ink for about one minute and displays Charging Ink on the photo viewer screen until charging is finished.
Never turn off the Stylus CX while the Charging Ink message is displayed or you'll waste ink.
Press the Setup/Utilities button to return to the previous mode, if necessary.
Just had this happen to me. Turned it off, turned it back on... nothing. In/out with the cartridge several times and when I blew on the contacts of the printer (where the little microchio on the cartridge touches) it finally worked. Did the blowing on the contacts help? Maybe, but more likely is that the it was just repeatedly trying to d oit before the machine figured it out.
Exerpt taken from Dell Laser 1100 User Manual (p30)
1 Open the front cover. 2 Pull the used toner cartridge out and lift it up and away from the printer. 3 Unpack a new toner cartridge. Hold the cartridge carefully and gently shake it from sideto- side 5 or 6 times to distribute the toner. 4 Pull the tape to remove the protective paper. 5 Locate the cartridge slot inside the printer, one on each side. 6 Unfold the toner cartridge handle and grasp it. Insert the cartridge into the printer until it snaps into place. 7 Close the front cover. Make sure that the cover is securely closed. If it is not firmly closed, printing errors may occur.
PDF Manual can be found here --> http://support.euro.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/1100/en/OM/OM_1100_en.pdf
Make sure you have a new ink cartridge before you begin. You must install new cartridges immediately after removing the old ones.
Follow the steps below to replace one or more ink cartridges that are expended:
Turn on the printer.
If a cartridge is low or expended, you see a message on the display screen. Note which cartridges need to be replaced and press OK.
Open the scanner, then open the cartridge cover.
Squeeze the tab on the cartridge and lift it up. Dispose of it carefully. Do not take the used cartridge apart or try to refill it.
Remove the cartridge from the package, but be careful not to touch the green chip on the edge.
Remove the yellow tape from the bottom of the ink cartridge.
Caution: Do not remove any other labels or seals, or ink will leak.
Insert the new ink cartridge into the holder and push it down until it clicks into place.
Once you replace all the cartridges that need replacing, close the cartridge cover and push it down until it clicks into place.
Close the scanner.
Press OK to begin charging the ink. This takes about 2 minutes. When you see a completion message on the display screen, ink charging is finished.
Caution: To conserve ink, never turn off the printer while ink is charging. If you see an ink replacement message on the display screen, press OK and press down all the cartridges securely