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SOURCE: error 1203 Lexmark F4270

The 1203 error message is caused by a communication failure between one of the printheads (cartridges) and the All-In One (AIO) or by a short in one if the printheads. The procedures in this article will help you to resolve this issue.
Troubleshooting a Communication Error between the Cartridge and the Printer

Step Action 1 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: Continue to step 2.
No: Print a test page. If the test page prints, the error is resolved.

2 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.
3 Remove both cartridges from the AIO. Close the top cover, 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. Open the top cover of the AIO. Using the carrier belt, gently move the cartridge carrier to the middle of the unit.
5 Insert the color cartridge. Close the top cover, reinsert the power supply, and power the AIO on.
Did the error message return?
Yes: Continue to Cleaning the Cartridge Contacts, and then repeat steps 4 and 5 of this procedure. If you have already tried cleaning the contacts, continue to Defective Cartridge Test.

No: Continue to step 6.
6 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.
7 Insert the black/photo cartridge. Close the top cover, reinsert the power supply, and power the AIO on.
Did the error message return?
Yes: Continue to Cleaning the Cartridge Contacts, then repeat steps 6 and 7. If you have already tried cleaning the contacts, continue 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 (click here for instructions) and the AIO carrier contacts
(
click here for instructions).

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Replaced colour cartridge and got error 1203

Power off the All-In-One (AIO) and remove the power supply fromthe back of the unit. Wait 30 seconds, then reinsert thepower 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 bothcartridges from the AIO. 3
Power off the AIO and remove the power supply from the back of theunit. Wait 30 seconds, then reinsert the power supply andpower the AIO on.
Did the error message return?
Yes:There is a hardware problem with the printer. Continue to ContactingLexmark below.
No: Continue to Step 4.4
Power off the AIO and remove the power supply from the back of theunit. Reinsert the power supply and power the AIO on. Open thetop cover of the AIO and insert the color cartridge. Close thetop cover.
Did the error message return?
Yes:Continue to Cleaning the Cartridge Contacts, thenrepeat Step 4. If you have already tried cleaning the contacts,continue to Checking the Cartridge.
No:Continue to Step 5.5
Power off the AIO and remove the power supply from the back of theunit. Reinsert the power supply and power the AIO on. Open thetop 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, thenrepeat Step 5. If you have already tried cleaning the contacts,skip to Checking the Cartridge.
No:Print a test page. If the test page prints, the error isresolved.

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

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SOURCE: error#1203

Check to see if any ink is smeared inside the holder where the contact panel is located. Normally gold contacts.
Clean off the contacts with a paper towel or q-tip.
Then try reprinting the alignment page. Then print the test page a few times.

Hope this helps


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SOURCE: Error 2200 with Lexmark x7170

Here's an article in the Lexmark website on 2200 Error on the Lexmark X7100 Series All-In-One. Just click on this link for instructions on what to do: http://bit.ly/deHk7F. Hope this helps but if all else fails, don't hesitate to contact Lexmark Technical Support for further assistance.

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What is cartridge error 1203?


1203 error can either be caused by a short in one of the cartridges or a communication failure between the cartridges and the printer. Refer to this article from Lexmark website at http://bit.ly/ctJXzu to determine the cause of the problem. Thanks.

Sep 22, 2010 | Lexmark X7170 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Cartridge 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.


Hope it will work for you take care all the best Pineworks

Mar 13, 2010 | Lexmark X7170 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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X7170 Cartridge error....Code is 1203....need to clear it....WHen I started to scan a document to fax it started getting jammed at the feed and when I stopped it and opened the top cover......It now won't...


Hi there
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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I turned my printer on and have a message reading Cartridge Error Error:1203 See guide. I do not have a guide, it is missing as well as my install disc.


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.

Dec 08, 2009 | Lexmark X7170 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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On my printer it is saying cartridge error 1203 and it won't print. Help!


Hi,

Error 1203 is a cartridge error, please contact the store where you bought it or Lexmark costumer support so they can replace the cartridge.

Good Luck,
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Nov 16, 2009 | Lexmark X7170 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Lexmark 7170 error 1203 when it turns on


1203 Printhead

short-circuit in
printhead.

Replace print
cartridge(s).

Dec 08, 2008 | Lexmark X7170 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Error 1203


I would email Lexmark. Thus far they have been good about assisting with problems. I have found that the User's Guide does not have the info in for numbered error messages also. Mention this to Lexmark when emailing them! Hope this is of help to you.

Oct 27, 2008 | Lexmark X7170 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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X7170


ERROR 1203 LEXMARK ERROR 1200Error 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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