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Printer won't print - error 1203

Replaced cartridges, reinstalled multiple times and re-replaced with oem cartridges, cleaned contacts with q-tip, the screen on the printer shows both cartridges full.

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Tell me how long the printer sat with empty cartridges? More than 30 days?

You may want to deploy this trick: take new ink cartridges out, put them to the side. take the hair dryer and for 2-3 min, blow hot air around the area and clean up the ink with alcohol swabs until clean! Also clean with alcohol, the contact points and surrounding area. Reinsert the ink and try and see if the printer recognizes new ink.

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SOURCE: Error #1203

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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SOURCE: 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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Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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SOURCE: 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!

Posted on Jun 13, 2009

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SOURCE: 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.

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    Hi. Your printer may be having difficulty recognizing the cartridges. Here's an article in the Lexmark website to troubleshoot the problem. Just click on this link. http://bit.ly/cYolo3 . Hope this resolves the problem.

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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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    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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    Hi I have error 1203 on my lexmark P4350 printer can you help


    Error 1203 on a Lexmark printer indicates that the printer cartridge has a short circuit. Lexmark recommends that you resolve the issue as follows:

    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.
    Also, try cleaning the contacts where the cartridge plugs in. Could be a short there or on/in the cartridge itself.

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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.

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    1203


    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 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 cartridge

    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.
    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.

    Hope this helps and please feel free to rate me

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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..
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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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    When you turn on the printer an error occurs and #1203 comes up and says consult user guide


    Its generally a cartridge error

    Remove the cartridges...and properly clean the contacts of the cartridge...the printer service station where the cartridges sit...clean well for smeared inks....reinstall cartridge..

    Align print head...

    clean the print head from the printer software....
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    If this worked for you...please do not forget to vote!

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