Installed reasonably priced ink, printed for a few days by just ignoring the alighment error message. Now, error message 1203 appears, along with a statement about violating their warranty; software will not print.
Will attempt to remove the software and just utilize the print driver and see if that fixes the problem.
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.
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Try to remove the color cartridge from the printer and manually clean the cartridge nozzles with a damp paper towel. Here's a link to the Lexmark website to guide you on how to manually clean the nozzles http://bit.ly/9wzuAL. If this fails, maybe the cartridge has defective contacts. If this is the case, I suggest you contact Lexmark Technical Support for further assistance. Thanks.
Ink cartriges have chips in them, if the printer does so many prints without getting the "I've had a new Original Cart fitted" it will stop untill,you give it one, regardless if there ink or not
Im afraid it doesn't care that you only need to use the colour cartridge, it is designed to cost you money and make money for lexmark not refillers.
Welcome to our modern world, manufactures make the ink hard to recycle by incorperation of expensive chips that makes refillers, unable to make a easy dollar, because if that want to make cartridges that work they must also fit the expensive chip.
All empty cartridges have a little ink left in them because getting air in ink lines is not a thing we want.
I have refilled my cartridges many, many times. A messy job, but well worth the savings. Never over fill, handle carefully.
The printer will give an error message, but just press cancel, do not order a new cartridge, Your refilled cartridge will work on the lexmark x5470. Good luck.
There are a small number of #23/#24 cartridges that are not properly recognized by the printer. Lexmark has a firmware upgrade to correct this issue.The upgrade for the X3430 is available from Lexmark at:
Make sure the printer is ON and connected with a USB cable.
Download and run the appropriate firmware upgrade for your computer.
Be sure not to disconnect or power off the printer until the upgrade is complete
When the update finishes the printer will restart and will accept the cartridges. Please contact Lexmark support if this does not fix the problem.
A similar patch is available for the X3430 and Z1420 models. See http://bit.ly/LoXxv
There should be a dialogue box that pops up on your computer when the cartridge is low telling you to order new ones. Usually there is a box you can check to tell it to ignore that the cartridge is low. If you don't get the dialogue box, somewhere in your printing preferences you should be able to tell it to "ignore ink levels." There does not exist a cartridge that "does not contain this circuitry." There are no compatibles of these cartridges and all refills are of original manufacturer cartridges.
Make sure the cartridge is pressed completely down in the carrier. If it isn't installed correctly, the printer won't recognize that it's there. It's also possible the cartridge is defective, so in that case you should return it to the store where you bought it and get a new one.