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Error printer is saying error #1203,cannot use it

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There is a problem with one of the cartridges.

What you nee to do is first remove the cartridges and close the carrier lids. Unplug the printer from the electrical outlet, wait a few seconds, then plug it in again. If the power button isn't lit, turn on the power. Reinsert the printer cartridges, and you should be good to go.

If you see the error again, then repeat the above procedure and only put in the black cartridge instead of both. If you don't get the error, then try putting in the photo cartridge. This will let you know which cartridge has the problem. If the black alone causes the error, the black one is the problem. If you see the error when you insert both, but not with the black, then the photo cartridge is the bad one. Get a new cartridge (either black or photo) and that should take care of the issue.

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Printer says error #1203 what do I do


Problem Error 1203 ; 1203 error message; 1203 cartridge error; Cartridge short error Solution Overview
The 1203 error message is caused by either a communication failure between one of the printheads (cartridges) and the All-In-One (AIO), or by a short in one of the printheads.
Resolution

  • If the problem occurred immediately after the printer was purchased and unpacked from the box, please contact Lexmark Technical Support for assistance.

  • If the problem is occurring during the normal printer lifetime, the procedures below will help you to resolve it.

Troubleshooting a Communication Error between the Cartridge and the Printer click on this link and follow the steps listed, hope this helps! http://support.lexmark.com/index?page=content&id=SO3683&actp=search&viewlocale=en_US&userlocale=EN_US&segment=SUPPORT&productCode=LEXMARK_X5495&searchid=1286737658844 Please leave rating ;) thanks

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I put a cheaper replacement cartridge in for the printer and it says on the printer Error#1203. It also says cartridge error


Cartridge Error: 1203 Your print cartridge has a short.
  1. Press Power to turn your All-In-One off.
  2. Unplug your All-In-One from the wall outlet.
  3. Plug in your All-In-One.
  4. Reinstall the cartridges.
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These steps are for a Lexmark 4200, but I suspect they will work for your printer as well:

Cartridge Error: 1203

Your print cartridge has a short.

1. Press Power to turn your All-In-One off.
2. Unplug your All-In-One from the wall outlet.
3. Plug in your All-In-One.
4. Reinstall the cartridges.

If this does not resolve the problem, see More troubleshooting options, or replace your cartridges.

Source: http://www.lexmark.com/publications/pdfs/4200/eng/trouble.html

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Try this first see if it will help.

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..
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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This link should have the answer for you.
http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=A940&message.id=13761

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Error 1203 on a Lexmark is an issue that occurs either when a cartridge is bad or the printer cartridge Slot is bad... I would suggest you to try cleaning the copper contacts of the both carts and cart slot in the printer and try again..

If that doesn't work just call up their support number and check for replacement..

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