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HELP!!! I've replaced my black ink cartridge with a new one but it keeps giving me a message saying that it has a cartridge error, error #1203. I have no idea what it means. Please help.

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  • sun prairie Jul 27, 2008

    I keep getting the error message 1203 also, first labeled as "print
    head short" and now as "cartridge error", of course not identifying
    which cartridge.. The message refers you to the owner's
    manual. They couldn't be much more vague, but I did what the
    manual said. I've replaced the black ink cartridge. I also
    wiped the contacts with alcohol as suggested by one of your
    respondants. I don't want to waste the money on a color cartridge
    if that's not going to fix the problem. Anybody have any ideas?

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What i did was remove the color cartridge then close up the printer. it then gave a missing cartridge error but you can click through that so you can run with one cartridge. then everything worked fine and so i went back and put the color back in and it was good to go

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