NVRAM replacement is NOT the only solution, when you don't know supervisor's and admin's password. The procedure is a bit complicated, but it works on many Ricoh machines - this is the last thing you can do before NVRAM replacement for this case. If you need to do it, send me PM or e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.
I don't know which method can be illegal - nothing is replaced, removed or changed. Only all passwords are cleared, nothing is lost. I did it last week on Ricoh 5560. Soon I will try on another machines, but there is no reason not to work. Only some service skills are required - entering Service Mode, executing SP's. If someone have machine with lost passwords I will try to help - for free
I dont think the factory password should be posted on an open board such as this but I think we would all like to try your innovative method.
Alternatively my email address is listed here. send it to me please.
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Well, now if a factory password would help me out, that would be awesome. I posted this a few weeks back in the printers forum, got some help, but nothing that provided the needed answer.
I've got a lost password for logging in through the Web interface of my Ricoh color printer, Ricoh Aficio SP C222DN. I can still get in through the Smart Organizing Monitor software, but would REALLY prefer to be able to log-in through the web interface and get rid of this SOM software.
I've tried to find methods to reset the admin password, but printers don't seem to have a Supervisor account. If this method would work for me, I'd be ever grateful! Been looking to unlock this thing for a number of years now. Only method I've been given so far that's guaranteed is NVRAM replacement, and frankly I don't want to spend the money on it, as the price vs. convenience ratio is not in line with each other. Nor is the time I'd need to spend to program in the factory settings all over again.
Thanks for any help!
*If Admin doesn't work, try Admin074. I have a spc232dn at home and it uses "Admin", but the 222 model may use "Admin074" (same as the SOM access code).
Last edited by teebee1234; 01-16-2012 at 04:55 AM.
I'm pretty sure that I had tried doing the factory defaults thing before with no luck, but I gave it another go. YEAH! back to logging in to the web interface for me... Leaving the default password of nothing in place...
Many thanks, been locked out of that for a few years now...
Last edited by femaster; 01-17-2012 at 02:36 AM. Reason: Did reset, answered my own question, so removed it.
There is no way around the supervisor name having a password set. I've heard of people putting the NVRAM in the socket upside down which is supposed to reset it but I've not tried it myself!