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Cartridge I PUT IN TWO NEW CARTRIDGE AND IT READING ERROR #1203, WHAT IS MY PROBLEM

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Remove both the Cartridges take a Paper Towel turn the catridges direction so that u can see a Copper plate with small boxes on it....... Just wipe it twice or thrice with the Paper Towel..........Now Move the Catridge carrier which holds the Catridges manually with ur Hand from right to the Left and from Left to right for about 20 Times............. Now Insert both the catridges inside the Printer............. Turn the Printer On............ If still the same Error Message.... Clear NV RAM..... Unplug the Power Supply from the Printer.... Press and Hold the #5 button on the Printer and plug in the Power Supply....... Don Release the #5 button till the Printer turns on completely.... After releasing the #5 button........ Press the Menu button once Keep on Pressing the Right Navigation Key till u find an option saying Maintanence goto maintanenece and go to manufacturing and click on clear NV RAM..... Now as soon as the Printer is Restarted....... Still if it doesnt work call: 1-800-LEXMARK (539-6275)
Get the Printer Replaced... Good Luck

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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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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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Yes ok it will be the inks.
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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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1 - try cleaning the copper contacts of the both carts and cart slot in the printer and try again..
or
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1 - try cleaning the copper contacts of the both carts and cart slot in the printer and try again..
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Ok this some times works.


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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