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    Toner and Drum compatability for Ricoh MP 201 and MP 301

    Are the Drum Units and Toner for Ricoh MP201 and MP301 the same, part #s are different, yet they look identical, is the developer different?


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    Re: Toner and Drum compatability for Ricoh MP 201 and MP 301

    Toner bottle and toner loading system very different.

    Use type 1515 pcu by either swapping the faceplate with an MP301 PCU, OR snap off the plastic locator pin on the front of the machine and slide it in.
    Quite a few threads about this.


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    Re: Toner and Drum compatability for Ricoh MP 201 and MP 301

    If you look at a Genuine Ricoh toner bottle, you will see a small box with a number in it, usually three digits. This is the recipe number for the toner and developer. If the recipe number of the toner does not match the developer, you will have CQ problems. If the recipe number of 2 different toner bottles match but they are different product codes, there is a physical difference in the bottles. It could be length, the bottom of the bottle where the bottle motor couples, the quantity of toner or some other difference.


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    Re: Toner and Drum compatability for Ricoh MP 201 and MP 301

    Quote Originally Posted by slimslob View Post
    If you look at a Genuine Ricoh toner bottle, you will see a small box with a number in it, usually three digits. This is the recipe number for the toner and developer. If the recipe number of the toner does not match the developer, you will have CQ problems. If the recipe number of 2 different toner bottles match but they are different product codes, there is a physical difference in the bottles. It could be length, the bottom of the bottle where the bottle motor couples, the quantity of toner or some other difference.
    Agreed...with these two machines it's the different base of the bottle.


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    Re: Toner and Drum compatability for Ricoh MP 201 and MP 301

    Quote Originally Posted by slimslob View Post
    If you look at a Genuine Ricoh toner bottle, you will see a small box with a number in it, usually three digits. This is the recipe number for the toner and developer. If the recipe number of the toner does not match the developer, you will have CQ problems. If the recipe number of 2 different toner bottles match but they are different product codes, there is a physical difference in the bottles. It could be length, the bottom of the bottle where the bottle motor couples, the quantity of toner or some other difference.
    Slimslob

    I see the number on the devs but not on the toner bottles? Where is this number located?

    Press the GREEN button!!

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    Re: Toner and Drum compatability for Ricoh MP 201 and MP 301

    Quote Originally Posted by Polarbear View Post
    Slimslob

    I see the number on the devs but not on the toner bottles? Where is this number located?
    Next to the box that says components
    Left bottle 1170D toner, right bottle MP301 toner - Imgur

    I believe that is what he means.


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    Re: Toner and Drum compatability for Ricoh MP 201 and MP 301

    Quote Originally Posted by Polarbear View Post
    Slimslob

    I see the number on the devs but not on the toner bottles? Where is this number located?
    You're not looking at the lot number on the top of the developer bag are you? The recipe number is usually only 3 digits and is in a small box at the bottom of the label.


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    Re: Toner and Drum compatability for Ricoh MP 201 and MP 301

    Quote Originally Posted by sturmtrooper View Post
    Next to the box that says components
    Left bottle 1170D toner, right bottle MP301 toner - Imgur

    I believe that is what he means.

    Thanks Chaps.

    Ours don't seem to have those. There is only EDP code information on the label

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    Re: Toner and Drum compatability for Ricoh MP 201 and MP 301

    Quote Originally Posted by sturmtrooper View Post
    Next to the box that says components
    Left bottle 1170D toner, right bottle MP301 toner - Imgur

    I believe that is what he means.
    i thought those would be the same since the 1515pcu appears to work in the 301


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    Re: Toner and Drum compatability for Ricoh MP 201 and MP 301

    Quote Originally Posted by sturmtrooper View Post
    Next to the box that says components
    Left bottle 1170D toner, right bottle MP301 toner - Imgur

    I believe that is what he means.
    Quote Originally Posted by Polarbear View Post
    Thanks Chaps.

    Ours don't seem to have those. There is only EDP code information on the label
    The recipe number is the 3 digit number in the box. 160 on one bottle, 514 on the other. Even though the ingredients in both are the same, with different recipe numbers, the ratio of those ingredients are not the same. If your bottles do not have the recipe number they are probably not Genuine Ricoh.


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