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

I replaced the black cartridge with a new one. I only need to print black forms today and don't have any color catridges available to me at the moment. I figure a new color cartridge can wait until tomorrow. Now I get error 1203 and can't print. I've gone through the manual and performed all the steps for error 1203 numerous times with no success.
Any ideas of what I need to do to solve my problem?

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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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