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INK CARTRIDGE I bought a #32 lexmark black cartridge and machine relays message to me saying that I have a #1203 ink cartridge error.  What does that mean.  Are ther different #32 lexmark cartridges?

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    I bought a black ink cartridge because it was low. My color is low too but I didn't replace it yet, and I am having the same issue(1203). It seems to work sometimes. I wish I could figure out what's wrong!

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Http://support.lexmark.com/perl/support/support.cgi?ccs=229:1:0:439:0:0&docid=ENUS21870
it is a known issue.  Try cleaning the contacts with alcohol and qtips on both the printer and the printer cartridge.  If that doesn't work, it may be a faulty ink cartridge or a faulty carrier.

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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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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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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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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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Normi, The 1203 error as you suspected deals with the ink cartridge. This is a common problem and Lexmark has a troubleshooting procedure posted on their web site. Here is the link for the web page. http://support.lexmark.com/cgi-perl/knowledgebase.cgi?ccs=229:1:0:439:0:0&emeaframe=&docid=ENUS21870 Hope this solves your problem and please don?t forget to rate this posting.

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