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Color cartridge error

I have had my Lexmark X4270 all in one for a couple of years, just recently the color cartridge was replaced with a compatible cartridge and it gave an error (missing color cartridge) so i took that one back and purchased a Lexmark color cartridge
it is still saying missing color cartridge
will you help me?

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Re: color cartridge error

Clean the needle-like contacts where the cartridge-contacts lean on when inserted in the printer.
And push them a few times with clean finger, maybe one of them does not push back on cartridge if the printer is not new.
If all "needles" are at the same level and clean, it should work, especially with genuine Lex cartridge.

If not, then the fact that this issue occured when using a compatible cartridge is pure coincidence and your printer has an age problem, maybe it can be solved by Lexmark specialist but the cost of repair will be higher then buying a new printer.

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Lexmark X4270 gives an error cartridge missing. It is not missing. what is the problem

Make sure you are using genuine Lexmark black cartridge. Lexmark does not recommend the use of refilled, re-manufactured or clone cartridges. You might not get the print quality you expect from ink that is specially formulated by Lexmark.
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I have error 1200 on my lexmark x4270 fax machine after installing new black cartridge.

The 1200 error code indicates that the cartridge carrier has stalled. It could be due to the new black cartridge installed in the printer. Make sure you are using the correct version of black cartridge for your model and it's properly inserted in the cartridge carrier.
To remedy the problem, try to remove the black cartridge from the carrier > close the cover > unplug and re-plug the printer into the power source to reset it > when the printer turns on, re-insert the new black cartridge > check for any errors. If problem continues, try to insert a different known working black cartridge to determine if the new one is faulty.
For further troubleshooting, you may also refer to this article found in the Lexmark website: 1200 Error Message on a Lexmark X4250/X4270/F4270 All-In-One.

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Used x4270 .no cd to download. list of printers does not inclued 4270. having problems with error 1200. took out old cartlidge and don't know how to put them back. have printer connected to computer...

Try to fix the 1200 error first. The error indicates that the cartridge carrier has stalled. Please refer to this article to fix the problem: 1200 Error Message on a Lexmark X4250/X4270/F4270 All-In-One. Once your cartridge carrier is functioning properl, re-insert your cartridges - How to Install Ink Cartridges In Lexmark X4200 Series AIO.

You can download the Lexmark X4270 driver by visiting the Lexmark website at Select your operating system, download and execute the file. Follow the instructions on your computer screen.

For your scanning concern, especially when scanning documents, you will need the Lexmark OCR scan software to do the job. The scan software is available only on the installation disc that came with your printer. If you lost the disc, please contact Lexmark Technical Support Center for additional assistance.

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My printer Lexmark X4270 is displaying on it's screen always Error #1203. what can I do?

error 1203 is cartridge error, cartridges has a short
1. press power button to turn off your printer
2. unplug your printer to the wall outlet
3. plug in your all in one
4. reinstall your cartridges
if this does not resolve the problem replace your cartridges with new one
for more trouble shooting option :
1. click start> program> lexmark 4200 series> lexmark solution center
2. click the trouble shooting tab on the left side of the screen
i hope this helpful
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Feb 03, 2011 | Lexmark X4270 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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We are not able to send faxes,the error message is 1200. The reference number for the fax is x4270.

The 1200 error indicates the cartridge carrier has stalled. It could be caused by a cartridge that's not properly seated or the encoder strip (transparent strip behind the cartridge carrier) is out of place. Refer to this article from the Lexmark website: 1200 Error Message on a Lexmark X4250/X4270/F4270 All-In-One to help you identify and resolve the problem.
If you need additional assistance, please contact Lexmark technical support. Thanks.

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How do you know and find the cartridge number in a x 4270 lexmark printer?

The Lexmark X4270 printer uses cartridge number 70, 71 and 75 for the Mono Ink Cartridge. For the Color Ink Cartridge it uses 19,20 and 25. You can check this link - if you want to purchase these cartridges. Thanks.

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Can't find Lexmark 70 or 71 cartridge local are there other options to use of 70 or 71?

Aside from #70 and #71,#75 mono cartridge is also compatible with Lexmark X4270 printer. I hope this one's available in your area. Good luck!

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I have a all in one printer from Lexmark X4270. I recently purchase the black ink cartridge, but it doesn't recognize the cartridge has been installed and it keeps flashing "missing cartridge". What is...

Unfortunately I suspect there is a major fault that isn't worth repairing.

My father had a X1270 which developed a similar fault which could not be cured with cleaning or replacement cartridges. Dismantling it revealed no physical problems with connectors or cables, so it had to be the electronics.

Cost of a repair by a Lexmark agent would be far more than a new printer ! Printer only 15 months old when fault appeared.

My father has now moved and his new neighbour has just thrown his Lexmark in the bin - also less than two years old.

Personally would not touch a Lexmark again.

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Error #12 Shows on my lexmark x4270 all in one how do i clear it

Hello there,

In my experience I've never come across an error #12 on a X4270. I've seen an error 1200 & error 1203 a couple of times. Did you get this error after installing a new cartridge? then there are chances that the new cartridge that you installed is defective. The best way to figure if out is to take both the cartridge out and power recycle the printer with the cartridge out. Check out if the operator panel says "cartridge missing" when it is powered back on. If it doesn't say "cartridge missing" then the printer hardware is defective. You would need to get it serviced. If the printer comes up with "cartridge missing" message, then either one of the two carts that you have is defective. I would suggest you to insert one cart first and close the cover and check if it says "cartridge missing" If it does come up with that message then insert the other cart too.. If you get Error 1203 on after inserting a cart, then that cart is defective and needs to be replaced.

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hi alyciaadamo;
im not sure but i think uninstalling and reinstalling will not get the printer set back to default settings. can you navigate through the menu even if you see the error? press the cancel or something? if you can,look for reset factory settings.

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