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Printing I have a problem , it is telling me I have error #1203, have refilled ink cartridges , and have no user guide to hand , help

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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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Printer would not print. Says see error #1203 in users guide.


By any chance is your printer a Lexmark?

1203 Error Message indicates a problem with an ink cartridge. Can be a communication failure between the printheads (cartridges) and the printer or a short in one of the printheads.

Commonly occurrs with refilled ink cartridges and indicates the cartridge has been overfilled.

If powering off and restarting the printer does not correct the problem, to remedy, remove the ink cartridges, check for leaking or excess ink on the cartridge contacts; clean the cartridge contacts using a water dampened q-tip. See for illustrated instructions:

http://support.lexmark.com/index?page=content&id=HO2322&locale=EN&userlocale=EN_US
If the problem is with over-filled cartridges, to avoid a repeat, you may need to wick out some excess ink by placing cartridge on a damp paper towel.
If these steps do not resolve your issue or your problem is not with a Lexmark printer, please reply with the make and model number of your printer for an alternate solution.

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Dec 01, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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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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Cartridge Error # 1203 when replacing black ink cartridge


It sounds like the printer thinks it is not a genuine ink cartridge. Fit a Lexmark cartridge to cure it.

Jul 16, 2010 | Lexmark X8350 InkJet Printer

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Dell all in one printer 964... Error message 1203... What does this mean? I recently had the ink refilled at Walmart. The printer did work after the ink was refilled, but now it's being very odd and will...


Hi there

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.

All the best Pineworks

Apr 27, 2010 | Dell 966 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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IT KEEPS TELLING ME THE RIGHT CARTRIGE IS WRONG, ERROR #1203, WE LOST OR OWNERS GUIDE


Here is what Lexmark says:

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.

Also the cartridge that should be installed looks like Lexmark 32 ink for black and 33 ink for color.

Mar 25, 2010 | Lexmark X5470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Hi my name is Hector,on my 2.5 inch display it say cartridge erro error #1203. I checked my users guide it dosnt say anything about error numbers.


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

It's mean your catridges overflow even from brand new catridges after a several prints or right after you refilled the catridges. Check to see if ink are smeared on the holder where the contact panel with the catridge. I have the same problem which I think lexmark have a problem and overlook.
Solution:
I use the klennex with a few drops of water to dampen and clean off those contact on the holder and my printer work again.
The refill ink work very well if you let it sit 24 hrs. Then before you print anything, you should run aligned the catridges a couple times then run clean catridges 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 klennex on those holder contact panel.


or try this other option:


Dell All-in-One Printer Cartridge Error 1203.

I found if you cover a copper contact on the color cartridge the error clears and the cartridge works. Looking from the contact side for the color cartridge 2nd row contact 2 from the left. I found if I use an ohm meter from 2nd to 3rd contact I measure 119 ohms. I believe that is a shorted cartridge. If you bought it New I would get it replaced. I use a SMALL square piece of Scotch tape. I believe this will work on Lexmark printers.

Jan 06, 2010 | Dell 966 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Printer is not working new ink


Cartridge World stores have a 100% satisfaction guarantee; they will repair, replace, or refund any cartridge you find unsatisfactory. You need to go to the store you purchased this cartridge from and request a new one.

Sep 29, 2009 | Lexmark X8350 Print, Scan, Copy and Fax...

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Cartridge error


Error 1203 is a very interesting error which normally means that your catridges overflow even from brand new catridges after a several prints or right after you refilled the catridges.

Check to see if ink are smeared on the holder where the contact panel with the catridge.

Solution:
I use the klennex with a few drops of water to dampen and clean off those contact on the holder and my printer work again.
The refill ink work very well if you let it sit 24 hrs. Then before you print anything, you should run aligned the catridges a couple times then run clean catridges 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 klennex on those holder contact panel.

To reset the error code, disconnect the power cord from the wall. Also remove the power brick from the back of the printer for 60 seconds. Then connect everything again.

Please let me if this information helped.

Please rate me if you are haapy with the solution.

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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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Error 1203


You can try testing your Printer with another Print Cartridge and if the error message repeats, you should contact Service Center as then there would be a Hardware Problem.

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