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What does error 1203 Mean?

I keep gettting this 1203 error and I have tried everything I can think of and have lost my manual what does this error mean?

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Overview

The 1203 error message is caused by either a communication failure between one of the printheads (cartridges) and the All-In-One (AIO), or by a short in one of the printheads. The procedures below will help you to resolve this issue.

Troubleshooting a Communication Error between the Cartridge and the Printer

NOTE: The embedded links in the table lead to specific troubleshooting documents.
Step Action
1
Power off the All-In-One (AIO) and remove the power supply from the back of the unit. Wait 30 seconds, then reinsert the power supply and power the AIO on.

Did the error message return?

Yes: Continue to step 2.
No: Print a test page. If the test page prints, the error is resolved.
2 Open the top cover of the AIO and remove both cartridges from the AIO.

3
Power off the AIO and remove the power supply from the back of the unit. Wait 30 seconds, then reinsert the power supply and power the AIO on.

Did the error message return?

Yes: There is a hardware problem with the printer. Continue to Contacting Lexmark.
No: Continue to Step 4
4
Power off the AIO and remove the power supply from the back of the unit. Reinsert the power supply, and power the AIO on. Open the top cover of the AIO and insert the color cartridge. Close the top cover.

Did the error message return?

Yes: Continue to Cleaning the Cartridge Contacts, then repeat step 4. If you have already tried cleaning the contacts, continue to Defective Cartridge Test.
No: Continue to step 5.

5
Power off the AIO and remove the power supply from the back of the unit. Reinsert the power supply, and power the AIO on. Open the top cover of the AIO and insert the black/photo cartridge. Close the top cover.

Did the error message return?

Yes: Continue to Cleaning the Cartridge Contacts, then repeat steps 5. If you have already tried cleaning the contacts, skip to Defective Cartridge Test.
No: Print a test page. If the test page prints, the error is resolved.


Cleaning the Cartridge Contacts

NOTE: The embedded links in the table lead to specific troubleshooting documents.Step Action
1 Power off the AIO and remove the power supply from the back of the unit. Open the top cover of the AIO. Using the carrier belt, gently move the cartridge carrier to the middle of the unit.
2 Remove the cartridges. Clean the cartridge contacts and the AIO carrier contacts .check the link for cleaning http://support.lexmark.com/cgi-perl/knowledgebase.cgi?ccs=229:1:0:590:0:0&framed=&docid=ENUS24064&relevance=0



Defective Cartridge Check

To test the cartridge, replace it with either a new cartridge or a known good cartridge from another printer of this type. If the error message persists, proceed to Contacting Lexmark.

Posted on Mar 14, 2008

I too have this 1203 error from my printer .what does this error mean? And how can I fox it??

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

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