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X5470 printer To start off I have a #1203 error, I put new ink in and couldn't get it to workI have lost everything on my pc and i'm starting over...what do I do to get this thing up and printing ? Is my usb not configured right ? So far it seems to be loaded Now it says the printers busy and can not do a test page, then it says there no cartridges in it, please if you can steer me in the right direction........ this is also suppose to be a plug and play why is it such a problum .2. this has nothing to do with the printer but I made a recovery cd and it won't run it says it not a recovery cd???

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Please sue this link to trouble shoot the error:

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X 5470 Error 1203

The ink cartridge in your printer has a short.
1. Unplug your printer. 2. Wait 30 seconds to allow the printer to reset. 3. Plug your printer back in. 4. Remove the ink cartridges, and wipe off the copper connectors you'll see on the bottom of it with a cloth. 5. Reinstall the ink cartridges.
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Jul 27, 2011 | Lexmark X5470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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What does error #1203 mean on the printer?

error 1203 is a cartridge error. turn off the printer and unplug from the power outlet. take the cartridges out and reinstall them. if that doesn't do it you might have to replace your cartridges. if they are new, return them as defective.

Mar 02, 2011 | Lexmark X5470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Here is what Lexmark says:

Cartridge Error: 1203 Your print cartridge has a short.
  1. Press Power to turn your All-In-One off.
  2. Unplug your All-In-One from the wall outlet.
  3. Plug in your All-In-One.
  4. Reinstall the cartridges.
If this does not resolve the problem, see More troubleshooting options, or replace your cartridges.

Also the cartridge that should be installed looks like Lexmark 32 ink for black and 33 ink for color.

Mar 25, 2010 | Lexmark X5470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Just installed 2 new new ink cartridges now it shows error 1203 HELP


Try following these troubleshooting instructions from Lexmark.

Error 1203 Troubleshooting

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Sep 28, 2009 | Lexmark X5470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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You can refill the cartridges with ink but what they don't tell you is the cartidges can only be use 3-4 times if not less...the electronic package on the cartridge is not designed for multiple use. You may have to install all new cartidges and if the system has been corrupt, you may to uninstall and re-install the device for it to work.

Aug 27, 2009 | Lexmark X5470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Lexmark X5470 software rejects generic ink cartridges

Yes this may be the trick for it.

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..
2 - when error shows up, shut the printers power off; wait one minute and turn it back on press copy.

Jul 21, 2009 | Lexmark X5150 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Lexmark colour ink cartridge error 1203

try these steps
  1. Press Power to turn off your printer.
  2. Unplug it from the wall outlet.
  3. Plug in it again.
  4. Reinstall the cartridges.(not the printer software)

Jun 30, 2009 | Lexmark X5470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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After i change the black ink an error #1203 came up an would not print again,i have a lexmark x5470 any help would be greatfull thanks

Try removing all the cartridges from the printer then turning off the printer and unplug from the electrical outlet for 10 - 15 seconds. Plug the printer back in and then reinstall all the cartridges. turn the printer back on.

Jun 15, 2009 | Lexmark X5470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I receive code 1203 after changeing cartridge

Try the following link -

1. Enter your printer model
2. On the following page under "Search the KnowledgeBase" enter the text "error 1203"
3. From the results select "Troubleshooting a 1203 Error Message on the Lexmark X5450/X5470"
4. Follow the directions there and see if it solves your issue.

If not, you may want to try calling Lexmark Customer support.

Apr 27, 2009 | Lexmark X5470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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