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Getting error# 1203 on X4270 printer

The printer is not recognized by the computer for some reason. I installed some used ink cartridges that I bought and all of a sudden the printer is not recognized by the computer

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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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I keep on getting error # 1203 what does this mean?


Error 1203 indicates a problem with one of your cartridges. Refer to this article from the Lexmark website on How to Troubleshoot a 1203 Error on the Lexmark X4250/X4270/F4270 Printers. I hope this information has been helpful. Thanks.

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Error 1203 means that there is no cartridge attached to the printer head. However, there are some cases when this error message appears because the cartridge is not attached properly to the printer. If this happens, the printer will not be able to identify the presence of the cartridge and thus encounter an error.

http://www.fixya.com/support/t5901483-printer_says_cartridge_error_error

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Lexmark x4270- Can't find manual. Shows error 1203. How can I correct this. Thanks


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Error 1203 occurs due to smearing of ink on the carriage bottom where the cartridge head touches the carriage bottom. Please turn off your printer and unplug it.
Clean the bottom of carriage with a damp cloth and clean any dried ink. Make sure that you use the printer after 5-10 mins or until the carriage area dries up completely.

If the 1203 message is still present on the operator panel, you need to insert one cartridge at a time to determine which cartridge is producing the failure.

Now try and check whether you are still getting an error. I hope that you are using orignal Lexmark ink. If not then please use genuine inks only.

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Error 1203 on lexmark x4270


Error 1203 You have an problem with the Ink Cartridge or the slot it goes into , replace the cartridge or Clean the copper contacts on the cartridge and also in the cartridge slot

Apr 08, 2010 | Lexmark X4270 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Just got new ink-got 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.

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Need UsersGuide for Lexmark X4270, ?code 1203? on LCD panel!


cant find a user manual, only install manuals :(

from reading on your error it seems to point to an ink cartridge issue have a read of some of the following links

http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/printer/38960

http://www.fixya.com/support/t131154-error_1203

loads more, just search lexmark x4270 error 1203


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Lexmark x4270


This may be due to communication issue. Below link may be able to help you to resolve this issue..
http://etech.maiila.com/lexmark-x4270-driver-software-download-including-for-vista

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ERROR #1203


Error 1203 on a Lexmark is an issue that occurs either when a cartridge is bad or the printer cartridge Slot is bad... I would suggest you to try cleaning the copper contacts of the both carts and cart slot in the printer and try again..

If that doesn't work just call up their support number and check for replacement..

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Error message 1203 on Lemark X4270


Does your unit have a printhead cleaning manager. Do this a few times. Check to see if you have to reset ink levels too.

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Error 1203 is a bit of a generic cartridge issue. If this is a new printer and these are new cartridges, the most likely cause is defective cartridges, they do happen from time to time with new printers. It is also possible that there's a communication issue in the cartridge bay in your printer. Personally, I wouldn't try to do these diagnosing steps (Short of checking for any obvious mistakes). Since this printer is brand new, I would put it back in the box and return it for an immediate replacement. Some retailers would try to find any way to discredit your return right, the aim would be to give them as little ammunition as possible. To try and self troubleshoot the cartridge, first make sure they are inserted correctly. First, ensure you removed the tape from the contacts on the cartridge from its package. Make sure when you snap the cartridge in, it doesn't appear loose or easy to shake in the cradle. If you're still getting the error, remove the cartridge and check for any residual ink. If ink is present (appearing to leak in any form), it's possible this is causing the error. You can try cleaning the cartridge, a safe solution to use would be a light application of methylated spirits on a cloth that doesn't disintegrate. Holding the cartridge at its sides, you can run the cartridge in a vertical motion on the cloth. Horizontal motions can potentially damage the cartridge. You can also check the contacts on the printer (This is, the gold circuits where the cartridge touches the printer in the cradle). If ink appears on this, this can also be causing the issue. You would need to use an electrical safe contact cleaner (A very light amount) and a safe cloth to clean it with. Anything that can leave particles would be unsafe to use. Make sure to let the solution dry before reinserting the cartridge. Hope everything works out.

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