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I get an error 1203 error code when i change the ink cartridge

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I can only think it is 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.

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

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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.


Rick

May 30, 2011 | Dell 926 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Cartridge Error # 1203 when replacing black ink cartridge


It sounds like the printer thinks it is not a genuine ink cartridge. Fit a Lexmark cartridge to cure it.

Jul 16, 2010 | Lexmark X8350 InkJet Printer

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I have inserted a new color ink cartridge, but when i close the printer I get an error message that reads 'Cartridge Error, Error #1203'. I have tried two different cartridges with no success. What is...


Yes ok it will be the inks.
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.

Jan 05, 2010 | Dell 966 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Prenter 926 shows error 1203


A 1203 error usually involves some type of cartridge problem.

Did you recently change a cartridge out? If so, did you use a factory new ink cartridge by Dell?

If you did not, then that could be your problem.

Jul 15, 2009 | Dell 924 All-in-One InkJet Printer

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1203 error code


Solution to get rid of error 1203 on printer 926 is


Disconnect and Reconnect the Printer Power Supply
  1. Unplug the power cord from the wall socket.
  2. Disconnect the power supply from the back of the printer.
  3. Wait 15 seconds.

    Reconnect the power supply to the back of the printer.
  4. Plug the power cord back into the wall socket.

Try a Known-Good Ink Cartridge in the Printer Replace each affected cartridge in the printer with a known-good cartridge and check to see if the problem is resolved.

This error comes up because the copper contact of the cartridge is not able to communicate with sensor of the printer.

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Dell Printer 926 Error 1203 "Print Head Short"


Error code 1203 means that you have a print head short error. The way to fix this is to:
1) Clean the contacts on the cartridge w/ a damp cloth. Only do it in one direction so that you're not smearing ink all over the contacts!
2) Disconnect and then reconnect the power cord from the wall and from the back of the printer. Wait about 30 seconds, and then plug everything back in.
If this doesn't work, you may need to replace the ink cartridges...you can always try it one more time just to be sure

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Error message 1203


This link should have the answer for you.
http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=A940&message.id=13761

Jul 27, 2008 | Dell 924 All-in-One InkJet Printer

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Error code # 1203


Error 1203 is basically a cartridge error. Try cleaning the contacts on the cart & in the cart carrier, reseat the carts & then power off the printer. while holdin down the stop clear button, rebrick the power chord.

Jun 30, 2008 | Lexmark X4270 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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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.

Jan 20, 2007 | Lexmark X4270 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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