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Good morning! I have a Lexmark 5470 printer! It has both black and coloured ink new but over one year old due to other computer issues. Error 1203 keeps cropping up. Why?

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on Jan 20, 2007

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: x4270 lexmark all-in-one InkJet Printer

Error 1203 is a bit of a generic cartridge issue. If this is a new printer and these are new cartridges, the most likely cause is defective cartridges, they do happen from time to time with new printers. It is also possible that there's a communication issue in the cartridge bay in your printer. Personally, I wouldn't try to do these diagnosing steps (Short of checking for any obvious mistakes). Since this printer is brand new, I would put it back in the box and return it for an immediate replacement. Some retailers would try to find any way to discredit your return right, the aim would be to give them as little ammunition as possible. To try and self troubleshoot the cartridge, first make sure they are inserted correctly. First, ensure you removed the tape from the contacts on the cartridge from its package. Make sure when you snap the cartridge in, it doesn't appear loose or easy to shake in the cradle. If you're still getting the error, remove the cartridge and check for any residual ink. If ink is present (appearing to leak in any form), it's possible this is causing the error. You can try cleaning the cartridge, a safe solution to use would be a light application of methylated spirits on a cloth that doesn't disintegrate. Holding the cartridge at its sides, you can run the cartridge in a vertical motion on the cloth. Horizontal motions can potentially damage the cartridge. You can also check the contacts on the printer (This is, the gold circuits where the cartridge touches the printer in the cradle). If ink appears on this, this can also be causing the issue. You would need to use an electrical safe contact cleaner (A very light amount) and a safe cloth to clean it with. Anything that can leave particles would be unsafe to use. Make sure to let the solution dry before reinserting the cartridge. Hope everything works out.

Posted on Jan 24, 2007

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Chris Schutte

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SOURCE: help - Black not printing

Try cleaning the contact points of the cartridge itself and the unit that holds the cartridge with alchol. If still not printing try nossle cleaning from your printer properties.

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

Anonymous

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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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Juanita Vega

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SOURCE: Lexmark x2650 printer not responding to new cartridge

yes you have to have both of them then everything should be fine.if you have the color cartridge that is empty put it in for now and see if it will work it will let u know that it is empty but at least you will be able to print in black

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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