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Catridge error Yes, can you please tell what a error 1203 means

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  • hope64 Feb 28, 2008

    I have the same problem. I just added the stinkin cartridge and showin up erro 1203. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?



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My lexmart came with one cartridge (colored one). I believe I was to have 2 of them, one being the black one. I tried to find one for the printer but was unable as no one seemed to carry it.

Can you supply me with a comparable no# for the black one?

Appreciate any help you can give me.....

Thanks again. Susan

Posted on Feb 09, 2008


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Yes this happens lots on Lexmarks
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..
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Error 1203 is a very interesting error which normally means that your catridges overflow even from brand new catridges after a several prints or right after you refilled the catridges.

Check to see if ink are smeared on the holder where the contact panel with the catridge.

I use the klennex with a few drops of water to dampen and clean off those contact on the holder and my printer work again.
The refill ink work very well if you let it sit 24 hrs. Then before you print anything, you should run aligned the catridges a couple times then run clean catridges 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 klennex on those holder contact panel.

To reset the error code, disconnect the power cord from the wall. Also remove the power brick from the back of the printer for 60 seconds. Then connect everything again.

Please let me if this information helped.

Please rate me if you are haapy with the solution.

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My printer says error 1203 catridge error...can you help me with this...I can not find my owners manual?

The error 1203 error message on the operator panel could indicate a problem with one of the ink cartridges. Please follow the steps given below:
1. Please make sure the All-In-One is powered on.
2. Pull the control panel towards you, and then open the cartridge access door. The print cartridge carrier moves and stops at the loading position.
3. Pull the old cartridges towards you, and then lift them out.
4. With the cartridges out of the printer, shut the access door and the control panel.
5. Power the printer OFF and then back ON.
6. Please check the operator panel to see if the same error has returned or if a new message has appeared.
7. If the message displayed is 1203, there is something wrong with the printer hardware.
If the message now displaying is Cartridge Missing, do the following:

1. Reinstall the cartridges into the printer.
2. Insert the color cartridge in the left carrier. Insert the black cartridge in the right carrier.
3. Push back firmly on the cartridges until they snap securely into place.
4. Close the cartridge access door, and then close the control panel.
5. 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.
6. With one cartridge in the carrier, close the access door and control panel.
7. Please check the operator panel. If the 1203 error is displayed, this cartridge is the defective item. If the Cartridge Missing message is displayed, the second cartridge is producing the failure.
8. Please replace the defective cartridge.

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In this Case just unplug the Power Supply from the Printer...........
Remove both the catridges from the Printer........
Move the Catridge carrier which holds the catridge back and forth for abt 20 times as fast as u can....
Now Turn the Printer On it will work fine.........

Good Luck...........

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I have just purchased and inserted two new cartridges in my Dell 924 and it continues to give me the Cartridge error #1203, any ideas?

error 1203 means ink overflow i think. Here are some solutions you can try:

Solution #1:
use a klennex with a few drops of water to dampen and clean off those contact on the holder. Sometimes ink is smeared on the holder where the contact panel with the catridge.

Solution #2:
place your old cartrages back in and see it if works without giving you an error code. If so, return the new ones back to Dell because they are probably defective and Dell will replace them for you.

Solution #3
turn off printer. Remove AC power cord and USB cable from back of printer for 1 minute. Replug and retry. This actually should be your first step.

Hope this helps!

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