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Finding error messages

When I attempted to print I get cartridge error message: 1203 that says consult user guide. How do I find locate 1203 in my Dell All-in-one center?

I replaced my black ink cartridge which didn't help.

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  • crzymoma4 Oct 12, 2008

    we put in new ink carts & it printed a few times but now the printer is locked up and wont do anything. It says cartridge error 1203 consult user guide.

  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2008

    same problem, catride error 1203 also when I lift the lid to my printer unit, my cartridge carrier does not automatically move to the loading position. I just put in a new black cartridge today and it did print a few times correctly.

  • Dave
    Dave Oct 25, 2008

    same problem

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Yes ok try and try.
Error 1203 is an issue that occurs either when a cartridge is bad or the printer cartridge Slot is bad...

1 - try cleaning the copper contacts of the both carts and cart slot in the printer and try again..
or
2 - when error shows up, shut the printers power off; wait one minute and turn it back on press copy.

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

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SOURCE: Cartridge Error # 1203 when replacing black ink cartridge

It sounds like the printer thinks it is not a genuine ink cartridge. Fit a Lexmark cartridge to cure it.

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or
2 - when error shows up, shut the printers power off; wait one minute and turn it back on press copy.




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