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    Best Color Box

    How is the Ricoh Pro 5110s in terms of reliability, image quality and ease of repair?

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    If your not tied to Ricoh look at the Konica Minolta line. Very good boxes and easy to service. Of course all techs have their favorite, usually with what they have most experience on. With that being said I think Kon/Min has been discussed on this forum as the top box!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barbee View Post
    How is the Ricoh Pro 5110s in terms of reliability, image quality and ease of repair?

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    I've done this course & look after a few.

    Overall a great bit of kit if you look after them, always replace parts when they reach PM & as always keep FW up to date.

    Fuser unit a nightmare to work on, half a day to service just that unit!
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    Great box, fusing can be done in approximately 2 hours after a few.
    Please start you post with brand, model, problem.

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    I have found they work pretty well as long as the PM schedule is followed religiously. When they are kept up, the print quality is excellent. There are lots of tech pubs for this unit as it was the first generation of this design. The 5200 series is better as its 2nd Gen and has most of the pubs already applied and improvements.

    And I agree, the Fuser is overly complex but as long as you document and take pictures the first time and take your time they get better. I think the manual says the Fuser has 15 different type and size screws, just pay attention to put them back exactly where you found them or there will be issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyb View Post
    I have found they work pretty well as long as the PM schedule is followed religiously. When they are kept up, the print quality is excellent. There are lots of tech pubs for this unit as it was the first generation of this design. The 5200 series is better as its 2nd Gen and has most of the pubs already applied and improvements.

    And I agree, the Fuser is overly complex but as long as you document and take pictures the first time and take your time they get better. I think the manual says the Fuser has 15 different type and size screws, just pay attention to put them back exactly where you found them or there will be issues.

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    i ll usually take a piece of cardboard and draw a picture of a fuser unit and punch holes and mark notes and pop that screw into the hole.
    I have not done any 5100/5200 yet and have seen them offered up to me.
    Are THE drums the same design as the mpc3503 series?
    Why is it a 40k waste container when all other colors go way past that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fshead View Post
    i ll usually take a piece of cardboard and draw a picture of a fuser unit and punch holes and mark notes and pop that screw into the hole.
    I have not done any 5100/5200 yet and have seen them offered up to me.
    Are THE drums the same design as the mpc3503 series?
    Why is it a 40k waste container when all other colors go way past that?
    No the drums are totally differant to the xx03 series infact nothing about the 5110 is the same as the metis.

    Waste toner is huge will last longer than 40k you could empty it if you really need to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fshead View Post
    i ll usually take a piece of cardboard and draw a picture of a fuser unit and punch holes and mark notes and pop that screw into the hole.
    I have not done any 5100/5200 yet and have seen them offered up to me.
    Are THE drums the same design as the mpc3503 series?
    Why is it a 40k waste container when all other colors go way past that?
    TOTALLY different design to the Metis series. More similar to the Venus (MP C6501) series but MUCH better.

    As for the waste toner, the 5100 series they fill up really fast (there is a tech pub about it). The newer 5200 is similar but they adjusted the parameters and they are much slower to fill up. The waste toner bottle is a consumable and the customer changes it in my area.

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    it really all depends on the customer needs.. frankly I have had some customers that should NEVER have been given ANYTHING but a 64ct box of Crayola's and a bunch of paper.!

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    Phil forgot something, what about the customer's that only want B&W and not "64" bit color? I guess just a black Crayola crayon for those imbeciles,

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