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Dell Printer 926 cartridge error

Installed a new cartridge, got a "left cartridge error" message. Fiddled with it for a while, ended up getting an "error 1203" message. Unplugged and replugged the machine from the power outlet, am now getting "left cartridge error" message again. I have removed and replaced the cartridge about three times, no help at all.

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  • KamiKraze01 Nov 25, 2008

    After replacing the ink in my cartridge, I've had an error message: 1203. I've repeatedly taken out the cartridge & placed it back in, but still my printer fails to work properly & remove the error msg. How can I fix this problem?

  • blkwid1 Dec 21, 2008

    replaced the cartridge and keep getting erroe 1203??!!! I dont know what to do I have unistalled it and reinstalled it, taking the cartridges out again and again. HELP!!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    any help?

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    same problem... my guess is this printer sucks!

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    having same problem nothing is working i dont know what else to do. i need to use the printer now. help

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    I installed a new cartridge and now I'm getting left cartridge missing message on my printer.

  • dschloss Feb 04, 2009

    im running windows 7... just installed new ink cartriges that i ordered from swiftink.com and I am getting the same problem. I tried poohkies solution and this still didnt solve my problem.

    any help?
    David

    Posted by Guest on Feb 01, 2009I installed a new cartridge and now I'm getting left cartridge missing message on my printer.

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    Same damn problem everyone else is having, error 1203 on a dell 926 series 9 printer, i un and re plug it in, take out and put cartridges back in, and restart it and re install it and still NOTHING works. I hate this stupid thing. I need a report printed out NOW and NO way of fixing it.

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    replaced cartridge in 926 with new series 9 cartridge from Dell. Left print cartridge error (says wrong cartridge). Did not work with 2nd new. Anyone find cure?

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    keep getting a "left cartridge incorrect" error. printed fine yesterday. taking cartridge out and putting back in doesn't correct problem

  • ssharrieff May 21, 2009

    Same problems that are described with Del 962 printer. Left cartridge incorrect. Is it an ink cartridge made in the Pillippines problem, or a real one?

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I had the same prob..... I fixed it I took a clean soft rag sprayed Windex on it wiped off the ic type board on the front of the cartridge and also the board on the inside that the cartridge rest up against,,, turned it off and on put a copy under the scanner and kaabam it printed a month of pulling my hair out it works

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If the old cartridge can be detected and the new ones are not
Try rubbing the metal contact on the ink cartridge with cotton or clean clothes there is a very thin film covering the contact that sometimes prevented the Printer from recognizing the Cartridge

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Just had black cartridge filled. got error message I thing 1203. tookout cartriges and replaced them again. lost all power. unplugged from wall and adapter in back of printer for a minute. plugged back in...


First remove the cartridge and try to switch on the printer.
The error code 1203 is shown if its faulty shortened cartridge.
Printer identify such sort of cartridges as overfilled one.

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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

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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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Error 1203


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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My printer says error 1203 catridge error...can you help me with this...I can not find my owners manual?


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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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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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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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


Error #1203

A 1203 error message on the operator panel could indicate a problem with one of the ink cartridges. Please carry out the steps below the image to confirm that this is a cartridge failure rather than a hardware problem
  1. 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. 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. 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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To determine whether this error is due to a cartridge failure or a hardware problem with the printer, do the following: Make sure the printer is powered on. Open the printer's top cover. The print cartridge carrier moves and stops at the loading position. Press down on the cartridge lever to raise the cartridge lid. Remove the cartridges. With the cartridges out of the printer, close the top cover. Power the printer OFF and then back ON. Check the operator panel to see if the 1203 error has returned or if a new message is displayed. If the message displayed is 1203, there is something wrong with the printer hardware. Please contact Lexmark Technical Support. If the message is Cartridge Missing, reinstall the cartridges into the printer. Insert the black cartridge in the left carrier. Insert the color cartridge in the right carrier. Snap the lids closed. Close the top cover. Check the operator panel. If the 1203 message is still present, you need to insert one cartridge at a time to determine which cartridge is producing the failure. With one cartridge in the carrier, close the top cover and check the operator panel. If the 1203 message is displayed, that cartridge is producing the error. If Cartridge Missing is displayed, the second cartridge is the defective item. Please replace the defective cartridge.

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