I saw it was mentioned that the Savin CLP340D (Ricoh SPC820) drums can be used in some of the copiers with some modification.
Is the copier model the Savin C4040/C5050? (Ricoh MPC4000, MPC5000)
Also, sounds like the dev. unit section of the drums for the CLP340 can not be used in the copiers?
Today, I have used black drum as replace for color drum in my Ricoh MPC2800. Swapped the wires, cut out a corner of the connector as in original, and now all works as a charm. Thank You good people, for useful instructions. You helped to save me a huge pile of money, especially when I don't have very much. Recently I heard a rumor from my technician, that in new Ricoh MP series, Ricoh build their printing devices, with only one type of drums for all CMYK colors. I don't researched this info to confirm, but I think it is good thing if it's true. So PEOPLE, it's working fine, and I have done a replacement very fast. It's quite easy to do, with some precautions.
Last edited by mywebnet; 03-20-2014 at 08:03 PM.
We've been using this method for years now, and adapted it to newer models too. It's true Ricoh has changed the prerequisities a number of times with the model changes, and also they've updated the older drums and such. Usually it's just a matter of looking closely at the two drums to see what you need to modify. Not too hard if you're a tech. Saves a pile of money too. A big pile.
Good luck in the future!
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in these models i never used a black drum as a colour drum yet but thanks in advance eheh, but in mpc 2500/3500/4500 i often have to do this and the only thing that i do is grind de connector and works great. should i be swipe the cables as well ? or for these models the unique thing to do is grind the connector ?
I researched a lot info about this models on the Forum, and can surely say, that MPC2500/3500/4500 does not need wires to be swapped. It's easy to check with multimeter. For me, I double checked the connectors, how they wires on the drum unit with multimeter (for color and black), and then I was sure for 100%, that for my black drum unit it's necessary to swap wires.