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Cartridge error i have an error when i ha ve put in a new cartridge it says error #1203

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  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2008

    I shut off the unit and we waited 30 seconds and replugged it. It still says the same message. Please help.

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2008

    My Lexmark also says Error #1203. What the heck is that? It's certainly NOT in the manual anywhere! I am borrowing a friend's Lexmark, actually. It worked on a set of 8 business cards and that was it. I think if you're not spending millions of dollars on the all-in-ones big companies use, and you're just a regular consumer buying the el-cheapos from the store, your're just getting jipped!

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2008

    I am using my friend's Lexmark X5470. It has the error message "Error #1203. What does that mean? It's nowhere in the user's manual, so, how are you supposed to fix it? Those of us consumers that use these el cheapo all-in-ones are getting jipped. The company probably makes money off of the cartridges you buy and NOT the machines themselves. CROOKS!

  • pete_22_88 Jul 02, 2008

    Same problem as above. Turned off and then back on, but no solution

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How I solved this problem was, I took out the color cartridge (which seem to be the one giving the error message) and worked only with the black ink (and chose print black and white )

My color ink cartridge had been refilled at Walgreens. The Black ink cartridge is an original Lexmark

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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


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

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I put a cheaper replacement cartridge in for the printer and it says on the printer Error#1203. It also says cartridge error


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.
Hope this helps

Mar 23, 2010 | Lexmark All-in-One Printer with PictBridge

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Cartridge error 1203


ERROR 1203 LEXMARK ERROR 1200 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.


Hope it will work for you take care all the best Pineworks

Mar 13, 2010 | Lexmark X7170 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I have inserted a new color ink cartridge, but when i close the printer I get an error message that reads 'Cartridge Error, Error #1203'. I have tried two different cartridges with no success. What is...


Yes ok it will be the inks.
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 05, 2010 | Dell 966 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Error 1203 I'm getting error 1203 on the printer. I have new cartridges in. Fresh paper. Still getting error 1203


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, replace your cartridges to fix the problem.

Nov 26, 2009 | Lexmark X7170 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I have a lexmark 5470 model and have a 1203 error.


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 26, 2009 | Lexmark X5470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Lexmark x9350 printer gives error message #1203


I logged into Lexmark's web site and checked their printer support page. It said that if you get error message 1203 your ink cartridge has leaked fluid. In order to find the right cartridge, do the following. Remove both ink cartridges, put in one, turn off the printer, turn it back on and if you get the message 1203 that's the cartridge with the problem. I did not get that message. I turned off the printer, put in the other cartridge, and turned it back on. Sure enough, I got the 1203 message again. (I had cleaned the wrong cartridge before). I removed the leaky cartridge, cleaneded it (making sure I did not leave any residue) and put it back in the printer. It worked!

Jun 13, 2009 | Lexmark X9350 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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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 message 1203


This link should have the answer for you.
http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=A940&message.id=13761

Jul 27, 2008 | Dell 924 All-in-One InkJet Printer

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