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My lexmarkp4350 is not printing the black ink

I have put in 3 different cartridges and on top it reads error 1203 consult user guide and I can't find my guide. it seems like all the buttons are jammed. They won't do anything, but bring up the message error 1203 consult usuer guide.

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Ok this some times works.

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..
2 - when error shows up, shut the printers power off; wait one minute and turn it back on press copy.

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