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Error #1200 still

I went through all the steps listed (i.e. turn off, unplug, replug, wait for moving thn unplug) still I'm unable to slide cartridges to the center to replace old ones......are there anymore alternatives to the original solution provided?

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  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2008

    The error message is # 1203 and the fax will not work with this showing.

  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2008

    Error 1200 -can't move the cartridge, although I'm not sure I'm looking in the right place either.




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Your cartridge slide is jammed. try moving it about 1/4 inch manually.

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Error 1200

The problem could be due to a communication failure between one of the printheads (cartridges) and the All-In One (AIO) or by a short in one if the printheads. Please follow the steps below to identify and fix cartridge issues:

  1. Make sure the printer is on.
  2. Open the printer cover. The print cartridge carrier moves and stops at the loading position, unless the All-In-One is busy. Note: If the carrier does not automatically move to the center, turn off the printer or unplug the printer from the power source and then carefully slide the carrier to the center.
  3. Remove both cartridges from the carrier.
  4. Close the printer cover.
  5. Re-brick your printer by pulling out the power supply - black box behind the printer where the power cord is plugged in to, and re-plug after 30 seconds.
  6. When the printer turns on, reinsert one cartridge first. Close the printer cover and check for any errors.
  7. If no error appears, reinsert the other cartridge. Close the printer cover.
  8. Replace whichever cartridge is causing the error to appear with a new genuine Lexmark cartridge. Try to print a document again to verify that the problem is fixed.

Feb 08, 2012 | Lexmark X Office Equipment & Supplies

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Getting error code 2200 on Lexmark P6250 Photo All-In-One InkJet Printer. Programme asked to refer to user guide. Error code not in user guide. Unplugged printer while on. Restarted PC then replugged...


here is what i have found -- follow to all instructions accordingly
although its for another model, these isntructions apply according t their techsupport i spoke with

.Power off the All-In-One (AIO) and remove the power supply from the back of the unit. Wait 30 seconds. Then reinsert the power supply and power the AIO on.
Did the error message return?

Yes: Continue to step 2.
No: Attempt a test scan. If the error message does not reappear, the error is resolved.

Power off the AIO and remove the power supply from the back of the unit. Open the scanner cover. Check the scanner glass for cracks and the scanner casing for cracks. Close the scanner lid. Open the top cover of the AIO. Using the carrier belt, move the cartridge carrier to the middle of the unit. Remove both cartridges, close the top cover, reinsert the power supply, and power the AIO on.
Did the error message return?

Yes: Continue to Contacting Lexmark.
No: Continue to step 3.

Power off the AIO and remove the power supply from the back of the unit. Open the top cover of the AIO. Using the carrier belt, move the cartridge carrier to the middle of the unit. Insert the color cartridge, close the top cover, reinsert the power supply, and power on the AIO.
Did the error message return?

Yes: Repeat step 3 with another color cartridge. If the printer fails again, continue to step 4.
No: Repeat step 3 and install the black/photo cartridge. If both cartridges are installed, attempt a test scan. If the error message does not reappear, the error is resolved.

Power off the AIO and remove the power supply from the back of the unit. Open the top cover of the AIO. Using the carrier belt, move the cartridge carrier to the middle of the unit. Remove the color cartridge and insert the black/photo cartridge. Then close the top cover, reinsert the power supply, and power the AIO on.
Did the error message return?

Yes: Repeat step 4 with another black/photo cartridge. If the printer fails again, continue to Contacting Lexmark.
No: Install the color cartridge. If the printer fails, continue to Contacting Lexmark. If the error message does not appear with both cartridges installed, attempt a test scan. If the error message does not reappear, the error is resolved.

here is where i found the error error#1

hope this helps -- God's speed

Nov 15, 2010 | Lexmark P6250 All-In-One InkJet Photo...

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Error msg: Unable to print It states to refer to

Hi there maximum time we found it is a the head problem. The print head is what the cartridges sit in inside of the printer. For resolve the problem please follow these.

Open the printer and wait for the carriage to slide over. Some how if its not come then Unplug the printer & Manually slide the carriage.
Now Remove the ink cartridges from the print head & Use wet warm cotton swab or use alcohol to thoroughly clean the print head.
Repeat this until there is no ink residue coming off on the cotton swab. After finished it make the head dry then fix it back. Now Try to print something now
If that does not work then follow the next step.

Remove the printer data cable & restart the PC & printer. Then fit back the data cable & turn on the printer. Hope that's start working , if no luck then Uninstall the printer driver & restart the PC & Printer both again. Now install the driver of the printer and connect it with PC ,Turn on printer & go for a test print from the printer preference. Thanks & waiting for your reply.

Aug 22, 2010 | Brother MFC 210C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Need to replace ink cartridges and the printhead

Lift the door then unplug.
Slide your fingers under the cartridge carrier and check for paper debris or other obstructions. If none are found try sliding the cartridges out gently to the middle then replug and see if this resets it. If that doesn't cure the problem unplug again and move the cartridges to the opposite side of the bar as far as it will go then replug.
Now close the lid and wait for a self check. If nothing happens you may have a broken belt.

Mar 07, 2010 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5300 All-In-One InkJet...

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What do i do when i have error 1200 on my pfrinter.

The error 1200 indicates that the cartridge carrier is stuck inside the printer. Please follow the steps given below:

1. Unplug all cables from the back of the printer.
2. Open the front cover and look above the steel rod. You should see a black belt with rubber teeth on it. (On some models, the cartridge access is very small, but the belt should still be visible.)
3. Take the top part of the belt and move it gently to the right. The cartridges should come towards the center.
4. If the cartridges will not move, tilt the printer on its back and try moving the belt again.
5. If it still will not move, try putting your finger inside the area where the cartridges are stuck (with the printer still on its back), and push them firmly against the cartridge carrier holder while you move the belt with your other hand.
6. Once the cartridges are in the middle, snap them firmly into the cartridge carrier. Note: Make sure that these cartridges are the correct models for your printer. Once the cartridges are seated properly, they should not become loose inside the carrier.
7. Plug all the connections back in and power the printer up.
8. Open the front cover again to see if the cartridges slide to the center.

You should then try to self-test the printer. The self-test allows us to rule out software and the cable by testing the hardware by itself. Please note that this is not a "fix," but rather a diagnostic test to determine if your hardware is at fault.

Please begin by disconnecting the power supply from the wall (not the back of the printer) for at least "30 seconds." Then plug the printer back in and follow these steps:

Next, try this printer self-test by following the steps given below:

1. Press the "Copy" button once.
2. Press the "Options" button 11 times until the screen reads "Maintenance."
3. Press the "Left Arrow(-)" button until the screen reads "Maintenance: Self Test."
4. Press "Select."

The self-test should at least print out a set of either black or color bars, if not both (if you have a printer with both color and black installed simultaneously). Should this test fail, try it again without cartridges installed. If the self-test still fails to take paper in and make sounds like the carrier is moving across the paper, this is a hardware issue, and the printer will require service. If the self-test completes without any cartridges installed, run the self-test again with the color cartridge installed. (If you have both black and color cartridges, after this test, run the test again with just the black cartridge installed.) If you find that either cartridge causes the self-test to fail, please let us know.

If the self-test prints, but has lines or smudges or other print quality issues, please let us know. This includes any print quality issues, we need to know if the problems you have with your black or color are based in the printer, or communications with your computer, or the computer's software.

If the self-test prints your test bar(s) clearly, the printer hardware is not at fault.

Oct 19, 2009 | Lexmark X4270 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Lexmark x4270

The 1200 error is caused by a cartridge carrier stall. This can happen if the encoder strip is out
of place.
Please follow the steps given below:
1. Turn off the All-In-One by pressing the power button. Open the control panel and cartridge access
2. Gently grasp the cartridge carrier belt in the area indicated by the blue arrow and move it to the
3. On the back of the cartridge carrier, there is a small slot that the encoder strip fits into.
Remove the print cartridges and then gently push the encoder strip down and then back up to get it
into the slot. NOTE: If the strip is completely out of the slot, it may be necessary to move it
first forward and then back.
4. Reinsert the print cartridges and slide the cartridge carrier back to the right. Then close the
cartridge access door and the control panel and turn the All-In-One back on.
5. Did the error message return?
If Yes, continue to 'Contacting Lexmark' below.
If No, the error is fixed.

Apr 08, 2009 | Lexmark X4270 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Error 1200

turn on your all in one, open up front door and your cartridge door, slide brown and black belt (it has little grooves on it) to the left carefully till you can take out both ink cartridges, take them both out, snap them both in, then slide cartridge belt back to the right, close doors, turn on

May 27, 2008 | Lexmark X4270 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Printer problem

Hi I went to and they told me to unplug usb and power cord. wait 30 seconds. replug, press menu button until manitenance shows up and select. go to self test, select. it should print something. if not take out cartridges and redo steps. it did work for me

Feb 18, 2008 | Lexmark X83 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Error 1200

Lexmark X4270 Error 1200 Fix - Click here for document link

1. Unplug printer from wall and remove power supply.

2. Unplug any phone lines or USB cords connected.

3. Remove printer attachments, paper trays and phone.

Figure 1 - Printer paper holder and completed print tray

4. Lift the front cover of the printer and remove the white rubber bar by pulling the blue lever on right towards you.

Figure 2 – Top view of printer showing the white rubber feed bar with purple attachment

5. Remove the screws underneath the front cover (6 screws), back of printer (2 screws), and bottom of printer (1). View the images below to find where to remove the screws.

Figure 3 - Top view of printer showing which screws to remove.

5. Cont…

Figure 5 - Bottom view of printer. Image on left is cover to screw. Gently remove ribbon cable to reveal the gold screw beneath

6. Flip the front cover open and gently lift the top of the printer cover. Keep front cover open.

7. Remove the ink cartridges out of their carriage.

Figure 6 - Displays ink cartridge carriage with ink cartridges removed.
Caution: Electrical hazard. Keep hand and metal pieces clear of board or any other electrical wires or parts.

NOTICE: The ink cartridges are all the way to one end. If the X4270 is plugged in, the cartridge carrier is stuck and doesn’t move. After further investigation a noticeable small black plastic lever is preventing the ink cartridges from moving. Photo below shows lever up and down (cartridges already moved in image below).

Figure 7 - Shows inside of X4270 and the lever that causes error #1200. Image on left displays lever up. Image on right displays lever down.

8. Push lever down clockwise so it is flush with plastic wall. Refer to image on right in Figure 6.

9. Lift the front cover open (if not already open) and plug in the X4270. Cartridges should move to center as if preparing for replacement.

10. Unplug the X4270 and remove power supply.

11. Remove bottom assembly carefully.

Figure 8 - Displays bottom assembly with lever and spring
Note: The cause of this problem is the spring slides out of place over time, probably because of ink shed on one end of its loop and loop attachment.

Figure 9 - Displays loop attachment

12. Place spring in loop attachment and use hot tip of heated tool to melt top of loop attachment to prevent further errors. Melt top of loop attachment similar of that to a mushroom top.

Figure 10 - Displays fix for jammed carriage.

13. Reattach the lever to the bottom assembly and slide back into place inside the X4270.

14. Plug in and check if operational.

15. Reassemble X4270 using steps 3-7.

Oct 03, 2006 | Lexmark X4270 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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