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Lexmark P6250 Printer error 1203 - Consult User Guide

I had shut down the computer and printer for over 2 weeks while on vacation. When I returned, and tried to print I got a message "Cartridge Error". So I took both ink cartridges out and put them back in. Same error message. I did this several times, then gently cleaned the cartridges with a damp cloth, dried them and replaced them. Same problem, so I put new cartridges in and tried again. Now I get the message "Error: 1203, Consult User Guide.

I consulted the User guide, but it doesn't address the 1203 error. What's the problem? Is it a printer hardware repair problem, a driver problem, or what? What do I try next?

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    Put in new cartridge getting error:1203 Consult user guide. Does not say anything in user guide and website does not provide help either.

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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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I also get the error 1203. how do i get my printer to work again?

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