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Cartridge error code 1203

New cartridges but I still get the same error notification

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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.

Posted on Feb 20, 2012

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SOURCE: X4270 ALL IN ONE WILL NOT PRINT ERROR 1203 COMES UP,

Noticed you message while searching for answers to repairing another Lexmark printer. You probably already have the answers by now but here is what the manual says.

Hardware Error: 1200

The All-In-One is stalled.

1. Press Power to turn off your all-in one.

2. Unplug your all-in-one fro the wall outlet.

3 Check for paper jams.

4 Plug in your all-in-one

Cartridge Error: 1200

The cartridge carrier is jammed.

1. Turn off you all-in-one

2. Unplug the all-in-one form the wall outlet.

3. Open the control panel.

4 Open the cartridge access door

5. Make sure the cartridges are snapped in place in the carrier.

6. Check for objects obstructing the carrier.

7. Plug in your all-on-one

8. Press power to turn your all-in-one back on.

Hope this resolves your issues.

The ultimate fix for this problem is to give your Lemark and Dell printers to people that you really dislike. Let them live with the frustration. Then buy yourself a Hewlett Packard, Canon, or Epson printer. Check the cost of the cartridges for each brand prior to making a purchase. Purchase the printer with the least expensive cartridges and one that will take the generic (compatible) cartridges available in retail stores and refill stores. My personal favorite are the Epsons. They print excellent colors and are very affordable to own, and most important, operate.




Let me know if it works?

Posted on Nov 01, 2007

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SOURCE: error code

well I have had the same thing happen.on the left only use 31[photo]; 32; 34....on the right33; 35..left takes black or 31 photo....right color cartridge only

Posted on Dec 20, 2007

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SOURCE: Error #1203

Call your lawyer and suggest a class action law suite. IT"S A KNOWN ISSUE!!!

Posted on Dec 24, 2007

pamthegreek
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SOURCE: Error: 1203

Lexmark #34 carts are smart
try this workaround ---> take out the carts >>> Turn off >>> turn it back on >> check the display for messages shown>> Re install the carts as "new" by selecting it as new using the arrow keys !! >>

  • Refer to the Lexmark Solution Center software for more troubleshooting information:
  1. To access the help, double-click the Lexmark Productivity Suite icon on your desktop.
  2. Click Maintain/Troubleshoot.
  3. Click the Troubleshooting tab on the left side of the screen.
  • Visit our Web site at http://support.lexmark.com/ for help.
  • Refer to the Lexmark Solution Center software for more troubleshooting information:
  1. To access the help, double-click the Lexmark Productivity Suite icon on your desktop.
  2. Click Maintain/Troubleshoot.
  3. Click the Troubleshooting tab on the left side of the screen.

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

d2704
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SOURCE: Lexmark P6250 Printer error 1203 - Consult User Guide

It is a hardware printing problem . Try to clean contacts in printers in cartridge holder by alcogol and elastic rubber. it may become dirty an poor contact. after this you can try this:
Put some layers of the sticky tape on cartridge to improove force of contact.
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The printer read Cartridte error 1203 I am reading the manuel but I do not understand how to fix it to print. I do not have it connected to the computer I just want to make copies.


Are you using Dell Series 9 ink cartridges?

Error 1203 is a very interesting error code. Here is what I found out about error 1203



Error 1203 is a very interesting cartridge error. It means your cartridges overflow even from brand new cartridges after a several prints or right after you refilled the cat ridges. Check to see if ink are smeared on the holder where the contact panel with the cartridge


Solution:
I use the lint free cloth(coffee filter work great) with a few drops of water to dampen and clean off those contact on the holder and my printer work again.
Then before you print anything, you should run aligned the cartridges a couple times then run clean cartridges a couple times.
Print the test page to see how it's look and way you go.
Be sure not to leave any debris of lint free cloth(coffee filter work great on those holder contact panel.


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ERROR 1203 LEXMARK ERROR 1200 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..
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2 - when error shows up, shut the printers power off; wait one minute and turn it back on press copy.


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The error 1203 error message on the operator panel could indicate a problem with one of the ink cartridges. Please follow the steps given below:

1. Please make sure the All-In-One is powered on.
2. Pull the control panel towards you, and then open the cartridge access door. The print cartridge carrier moves and stops at the loading position.
3. Pull the old cartridges towards you, and then lift them out.
4. With the cartridges out of the printer, shut the access door and the control panel.
5. Power the printer OFF and then back ON.
6. Please check the operator panel to see if the same error has returned or if a new message has appeared.
7. If the message displayed is 1203, there is something wrong with the printer hardware.
If the message now displaying is Cartridge Missing, do the following:

1. Reinstall the cartridges into the printer.
2. Insert the color cartridge in the left carrier. Insert the black cartridge in the right carrier.
3. Push back firmly on the cartridges until they snap securely into place.
4. Close the cartridge access door, and then close the control panel.
5. If the 1203 message is still present on the operator panel, you need to insert one cartridge at a time to determine which cartridge is producing the failure.
6. With one cartridge in the carrier, close the access door and control panel.
7. Please check the operator panel. If the 1203 error is displayed, this cartridge is the defective item. If the Cartridge Missing message is displayed, the second cartridge is producing the failure.
8. Please replace the defective cartridge.

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The error 1203 error message on the operator panel could indicate a problem with one of the ink cartridges. Please follow the steps given below:

1. Please make sure the All-In-One is powered on.
2. Pull the control panel towards you, and then open the cartridge access door. The print cartridge carrier moves and stops at the loading position.
3. Pull the old cartridges towards you, and then lift them out.
4. With the cartridges out of the printer, shut the access door and the control panel.
5. Power the printer OFF and then back ON.
6. Please check the operator panel to see if the same error has returned or if a new message has appeared.
7. If the message displayed is 1203, there is something wrong with the printer hardware.
If the message now displaying is Cartridge Missing, do the following:

1. Reinstall the cartridges into the printer.
2. Insert the color cartridge in the left carrier. Insert the black cartridge in the right carrier.
3. Push back firmly on the cartridges until they snap securely into place.
4. Close the cartridge access door, and then close the control panel.
5. If the 1203 message is still present on the operator panel, you need to insert one cartridge at a time to determine which cartridge is producing the failure.
6. With one cartridge in the carrier, close the access door and control panel.
7. Please check the operator panel. If the 1203 error is displayed, this cartridge is the defective item. If the Cartridge Missing message is displayed, the second cartridge is producing the failure.
8. Please replace the defective cartridge.

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Error #1203


Error #1203

A 1203 error message on the operator panel could indicate a problem with one of the ink cartridges. Please carry out the steps below the image to confirm that this is a cartridge failure rather than a hardware problem
  1. Make sure the All-In-One is powered on.
  2. Pull the control panel towards you, and then open the cartridge access door. The print cartridge carrier moves and stops at the loading position.

  3. Pull the old cartridges towards you, and then lift them out.
  4. With the cartridges out of the printer, shut the access door and the control panel.
  5. Power the printer OFF and then back ON.
  6. Check the operator panel to see if the same error has returned or if a new message has appeared.
  7. If the message displayed is 1203, there is something wrong with the printer hardware.
    If the message now displaying is Cartridge Missing, do the following:
    1. Reinstall the cartridges into the printer.
    2. Insert the color cartridge in the left carrier. Insert the black cartridge in the right carrier.
    3. Push back firmly on the cartridges until they snap securely into place.
    4. Close the cartridge access door, and then close the control panel.
    5. If the 1203 message is still present on the operator panel, you need to insert one cartridge at a time to determine which cartridge is producing the failure.
    6. With one cartridge in the carrier, close the access door and control panel.
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Error 1203 is an issue that occurs either when a cartridge is bad or the printer1.gif cartridge Slot is bad... Try to cleaning the copper contacts of the both carts and cart slot in the printer and try again..
If that doesn't work, then you might try a new black cartridge and possibly a color cartridge too.
Hope this helps.
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Please remember to post a feedback and or rating if my suggestion has helped you fix your problem.

Note: Refilling carts may damage the contacts of the carts as well as the printer (From a printer companies website)

(repeating this message again, for some reason this site logged me off and It didn't give me credit for the post)
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