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Dell 926 Printer, Error 1203, (Print Head Short), have changed cartridges twice. Still showing error

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Normal 0 Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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Hi, i'm getting error message 1203 on the printer and we've lost the user's manual. Can you tell me what this is?


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 cartridges. 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.

Article on refilling Dell ink cartridges


Rick

Sep 10, 2011 | Dell 926 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I have the Dell AIO 926 and i have an Error Message. Error 1203 Consult User's Guide I cannot print, what do i do?


error 1203's error name is print head short which indicates a short circuit in the print head has occurred. solution to this problem is to disconnect and then reconnect the printer power cable. Reinstall the ink cartridges.For more information, see Replacing Ink Cartridges.
Replacing Ink Cartridges
  • Turn on your printer.

  • Lift the printer unit, and then position the scanner support between the tabs to hold it open.


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  • The ink cartridge carrier moves and stops at the loading position unless the printer is busy.
  • Press down on the ink cartridge lever to raise each ink cartridge lid.


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    Remove the old ink cartridges.


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  • Store the cartridges in an air-tight container, such as the storage unit you received with your photo cartridge, or dispose of them properly.

  • If you are installing new ink cartridges, remove the sticker and transparent tape from the back and bottom of each ink cartridge.
    NOTE: The following illustration shows a black cartridge and a color cartridge (used for normal printing). For photo printing, use a photo cartridge and a color cartridge.
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    Insert the new ink cartridges. Make sure the black or photo ink cartridge is secure in the left ink cartridge carrier, and the color ink cartridge is secure in the right ink cartridge carrier.
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    Snap each lid closed.

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    Hold the printer unit up, push the scanner support back to unlock it, and then lower the printer unit until it is completely closed.

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  • Jun 05, 2011 | Printers & Copiers

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    What is error 1203?


    Error code 1203 on this printer model is a Shorted print head circuit, this can be the cartridge (most common) or it can be the print head floating ribbon is shorted.

    Jan 16, 2011 | Dell 926 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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    Error 1203 for Dell Printer AIO 926


    Ok 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.

    Jan 17, 2010 | Dell 926 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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    Dell 926.... the printer will not acknowledge that a new cartridge has been put in. It will not work. previously had the error code 1203, a short circuit in print head. That has now disappeared. Help...


    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.


    Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
    All The Best: Pineworks

    Aug 10, 2009 | Dell 926 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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    Prenter 926 shows error 1203


    A 1203 error usually involves some type of cartridge problem.

    Did you recently change a cartridge out? If so, did you use a factory new ink cartridge by Dell?

    If you did not, then that could be your problem.

    Jul 15, 2009 | Dell 924 All-in-One InkJet Printer

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    After installing new color cartridge got error 1203-print head short. Followed manual's instructions to repair but problem still exists.


    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.

    Jul 08, 2009 | Dell 926 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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    Dell Printer 926 Error 1203 "Print Head Short"


    Error code 1203 means that you have a print head short error. The way to fix this is to:
    1) Clean the contacts on the cartridge w/ a damp cloth. Only do it in one direction so that you're not smearing ink all over the contacts!
    2) Disconnect and then reconnect the power cord from the wall and from the back of the printer. Wait about 30 seconds, and then plug everything back in.
    If this doesn't work, you may need to replace the ink cartridges...you can always try it one more time just to be sure

    Jan 09, 2009 | Dell 924 All-in-One InkJet Printer

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    Carriage error


    Solution to get rid of error 1203 on printer 926 is


    Disconnect and Reconnect the Printer Power Supply
    1. Unplug the power cord from the wall socket.
    2. Disconnect the power supply from the back of the printer.
    3. Wait 15 seconds.

      Reconnect the power supply to the back of the printer.
    4. Plug the power cord back into the wall socket.

    Try a Known-Good Ink Cartridge in the Printer Replace each affected cartridge in the printer with a known-good cartridge and check to see if the problem is resolved.

    This error comes up because the copper contact of the cartridge is not able to communicate with sensor of the printer.

    Abhishek

    Mar 30, 2007 | Dell 924 All-in-One InkJet Printer

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