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    MP C6501 HDD Replacement

    Hello,

    We have MP C6501, was working fine but we decided to use it as a donor and took 1 of 2 HDD's out. Now im thinking of restoring it.
    I tried adding a different HDD and go through the procedures of formatting HDD preseting stamp data, but with no luck.
    I couldnt find information about what size HDD's can you use for this machine.So far i have done the following :
    • Installed another HDD 500GB together with original 160GB.
    • Entered SP5832-1 to format the HDD's.
    • Entered SP5853-1 to download the fixed stamps from ROM to HDD.
    • Turned machine OFF/ON.

    Seems like simple procedure but i get the error SC860 together with other HDD related errors : SC870 SC872 SC925.
    Question is can i use any HDD ? Can it be the same size ? Or is this some sort of special HDD that cannot be replaced by anything else?

    Appreciate all the suggestions. Thanks.

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    Re: MP C6501 HDD Replacement

    Unfortunately the HDD's have to be a matched pair. I'm willing to bet they have to be quite a low capacity too, as you say 160GB.

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    Re: MP C6501 HDD Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by TonerMunkeh View Post
    Unfortunately the HDD's have to be a matched pair. I'm willing to bet they have to be quite a low capacity too, as you say 160GB.
    Thanks for answer. Will try to low format 2 160GB HDDS and let you know.

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    Re: MP C6501 HDD Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by Like1mS View Post
    Thanks for answer. Will try to low format 2 160GB HDDS and let you know.
    From the service manual on HDD replacement "The two disks are always replaced together as a unit. Never attempt to replace a single disk." Usually when Ricoh says this the disks are formatted by Ricoh as a matched set and you cannot use just any HDDs. You have to order the unit from Ricoh or a used equipment that parts out machines. The HDD unit will include both drives, the mounting bracket for the drives and possibly the cables. Otherwise the C6501 will not recognize them.

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    Re: MP C6501 HDD Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by slimslob View Post
    From the service manual on HDD replacement "The two disks are always replaced together as a unit. Never attempt to replace a single disk." Usually when Ricoh says this the disks are formatted by Ricoh as a matched set and you cannot use just any HDDs. You have to order the unit from Ricoh or a used equipment that parts out machines. The HDD unit will include both drives, the mounting bracket for the drives and possibly the cables. Otherwise the C6501 will not recognize them.
    Seems like its the case. The machine indeed does not recognize them. I looked all over parts catalog but couldnt find HDD unit, only the bracket. Would be nice atleast to find out whats the cost of the unit. Maybe somone would be kind enough and has the code. If not then thank you guys for answers will try to look for it.

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    Re: MP C6501 HDD Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by Like1mS View Post
    Seems like its the case. The machine indeed does not recognize them. I looked all over parts catalog but couldnt find HDD unit, only the bracket. Would be nice atleast to find out whats the cost of the unit. Maybe somone would be kind enough and has the code. If not then thank you guys for answers will try to look for it.
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    Re: MP C6501 HDD Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by copier tech View Post
    D0815797 - HDD Ass'y

    It comes with the 2x drives.
    Thanks alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Like1mS View Post
    Thanks alot.

    Its around the $400 mark so I would assume its not just the bracket!



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    Re: MP C6501 HDD Replacement

    Why spend a fortune on HDD assy to restore the toner belching POS, scrap it.

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    Re: MP C6501 HDD Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by davel View Post
    Why spend a fortune on HDD assy to restore the toner belching POS, scrap it.
    We have remaining toner for the machine, thought we could use it up. But agreed, not worth it. To the salvage it is. Thank you guys for answers, loving this community.

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