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Error code # 1203

Just replace ink and code error came up 1203; what is the solution; Please!

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Error 1203 is basically a cartridge error. Try cleaning the contacts on the cart & in the cart carrier, reseat the carts & then power off the printer. while holdin down the stop clear button, rebrick the power chord.

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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SOURCE: X4270 ALL IN ONE WILL NOT PRINT ERROR 1203 COMES UP,

Noticed you message while searching for answers to repairing another Lexmark printer. You probably already have the answers by now but here is what the manual says.

Hardware Error: 1200

The All-In-One is stalled.

1. Press Power to turn off your all-in one.

2. Unplug your all-in-one fro the wall outlet.

3 Check for paper jams.

4 Plug in your all-in-one

Cartridge Error: 1200

The cartridge carrier is jammed.

1. Turn off you all-in-one

2. Unplug the all-in-one form the wall outlet.

3. Open the control panel.

4 Open the cartridge access door

5. Make sure the cartridges are snapped in place in the carrier.

6. Check for objects obstructing the carrier.

7. Plug in your all-on-one

8. Press power to turn your all-in-one back on.

Hope this resolves your issues.

The ultimate fix for this problem is to give your Lemark and Dell printers to people that you really dislike. Let them live with the frustration. Then buy yourself a Hewlett Packard, Canon, or Epson printer. Check the cost of the cartridges for each brand prior to making a purchase. Purchase the printer with the least expensive cartridges and one that will take the generic (compatible) cartridges available in retail stores and refill stores. My personal favorite are the Epsons. They print excellent colors and are very affordable to own, and most important, operate.




Let me know if it works?

Posted on Nov 01, 2007

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SOURCE: error code

well I have had the same thing happen.on the left only use 31[photo]; 32; 34....on the right33; 35..left takes black or 31 photo....right color cartridge only

Posted on Dec 20, 2007

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SOURCE: Error #1203

Call your lawyer and suggest a class action law suite. IT"S A KNOWN ISSUE!!!

Posted on Dec 24, 2007

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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: dell 946 error 1203

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...........

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

SOURCE: 1203 error code

Solution to get rid of error 1203 on printer 926 is


Disconnect and Reconnect the Printer Power Supply

  1. Unplug the power cord from the wall socket.
  2. Disconnect the power supply from the back of the printer.
  3. Wait 15 seconds.

    Reconnect the power supply to the back of the printer.
  4. Plug the power cord back into the wall socket.

Try a Known-Good Ink Cartridge in the Printer Replace each affected cartridge in the printer with a known-good cartridge and check to see if the problem is resolved.

This error comes up because the copper contact of the cartridge is not able to communicate with sensor of the printer.

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

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Hi, i'm getting error message 1203 on the printer and we've lost the user's manual. Can you tell me what this is?


Error 1203 is a very interesting error code. Here is what I found out about error 1203



Error 1203 is a very interesting cartridge error. It means your cartridges overflow even from brand new cartridges after a several prints or right after you refilled the cartridges. Check to see if ink are smeared on the holder where the contact panel with the cartridge


Solution:
I use the lint free cloth(coffee filter work great) with a few drops of water to dampen and clean off those contact on the holder and my printer work again.
Then before you print anything, you should run aligned the cartridges a couple times then run clean cartridges 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 lint free cloth(coffee filter work great on those holder contact panel.

Article on refilling Dell ink cartridges


Rick

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Error code 1203 for a dell photo 924 printer


Hello thanks for using FixYa
Error code 1203 means that you have a print head short error

By this solution you may fix it

  • Clean the contacts on the cartridge with a damp cloth. To make sure that you are not smearing ink all over the contacts do it only in one direction.
  • Now disconnect and then reconnect the power cord from the wall and from the back of the printer and then wait about almost 30 seconds,and then plug everything back in.
If this doesn't work, you may need to replace the ink cartridges. But most of the time this error remove by it so you can try it one more time just to be sure.

I hope this solution will helpful 4 u
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Cartridge Error # 1203 when replacing black ink cartridge


It sounds like the printer thinks it is not a genuine ink cartridge. Fit a Lexmark cartridge to cure it.

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Lexmark x4270- Can't find manual. Shows error 1203. How can I correct this. Thanks


Hi


Error 1203 occurs due to smearing of ink on the carriage bottom where the cartridge head touches the carriage bottom. Please turn off your printer and unplug it.
Clean the bottom of carriage with a damp cloth and clean any dried ink. Make sure that you use the printer after 5-10 mins or until the carriage area dries up completely.

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.

Now try and check whether you are still getting an error. I hope that you are using orignal Lexmark ink. If not then please use genuine inks only.

Daniel Scott

Jun 10, 2010 | Lexmark X4270 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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1203


Error 1203 is a very interesting error code. Here is what I found out about error 1203
Error 1203 is a very interesting cartridge error. It means 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 cartridge

Solution:
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.
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.

Hope this helps and please feel free to rate me

Sep 12, 2009 | Dell 942 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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1203 error code


Solution to get rid of error 1203 on printer 926 is


Disconnect and Reconnect the Printer Power Supply
  1. Unplug the power cord from the wall socket.
  2. Disconnect the power supply from the back of the printer.
  3. Wait 15 seconds.

    Reconnect the power supply to the back of the printer.
  4. Plug the power cord back into the wall socket.

Try a Known-Good Ink Cartridge in the Printer Replace each affected cartridge in the printer with a known-good cartridge and check to see if the problem is resolved.

This error comes up because the copper contact of the cartridge is not able to communicate with sensor of the printer.

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Displays Error Code 1203 - What is that? User Manual is lost.


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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Error message 1203


This link should have the answer for you.
http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=A940&message.id=13761

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Error #1203


Normi, The 1203 error as you suspected deals with the ink cartridge. This is a common problem and Lexmark has a troubleshooting procedure posted on their web site. Here is the link for the web page. http://support.lexmark.com/cgi-perl/knowledgebase.cgi?ccs=229:1:0:439:0:0&emeaframe=&docid=ENUS21870 Hope this solves your problem and please don?t forget to rate this posting.

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