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Error 1200 Got this all in one for xmas. month later unable to remove error 1200. replaced ink worked for about a month or two, then error 1200 again cleaned ink heads remove nonexistance paper jams removed possible dust since unable to use do to error 1200. september replaced usb.still getting error 1200 self test/self clean/ worked for about a week now in oct error 1200 again. now what?

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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.

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In my printer's case, the cartrige carriage was stuck in the park location. I tried tugging on the belt, but the carriage was locked on the right side. I took the grey cover off and discovered that the carriage was locked by a locking lever which normally is pulled down out of the way by a small spring, which I saw laying on the bottom of the black plastic base. The spring had come loose from a tab or pin molded in the plastic. The wiper assembly can be removed by sliding it to where the tabs can exit the slot. one could reattach the spring to the lever and put it back together. I chose to experiment with removing the lever and spring. Apparently, this lever isnt really critical because the printer worked just fine. keep in mind that any time one goes to this extent, one may not get the printer back together to working order. I was at the point where I was going to fix it or chuck it. I may find out in the future what the purpose of the lever was for. Anyway, I invested an hour in dissassembly and reassembly, and I have a working printer/fax for now.

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Soltuion 4 is simplest and it worked! just turn of and on again the power to remove the warning.Cheers

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

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Taking out the ink cartridges and installing them back in did the trick.
However, I did it the long way because initially the belt I thought I was tugging on turned out to be the encoder strip, tugged too hard and out it came. End up having to take the printer grey housing off and re-installing the strip. Everything's fine now.

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Re: error 1200

Lexmark has a decent Tech Support site, and suggests several things to try to resolve the error 1200 in this article.

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