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    Is it possible to format a hard disk on a Ricoh MP C5503 via the Web Imagine Monitor or via accessing the device remotely?

    If not, how can I wipe the disk when next onsite?

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    Re: Format Hard Disk

    Quote Originally Posted by bullet102 View Post
    Is it possible to format a hard disk on a Ricoh MP C5503 via the Web Imagine Monitor or via accessing the device remotely?

    If not, how can I wipe the disk when next onsite?
    No you can't format the HDD remotely on the C5503 but the later models you can.

    To format the HDD log into service mode & run SP-5832-001

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    Re: Format Hard Disk

    You'd be best off removing the HDD and formatting it with a caddy.
    Computers are serious tools, Michael!

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    Re: Format Hard Disk

    Quote Originally Posted by bullet102 View Post
    If not, how can I wipe the disk when next onsite?
    If what you are wanting to do is erase, wipe, the content of the disk formatting will not do that. Ricoh format utility does not overwrite the entire disk. It just rewrites the directory structure. The C5503 comes with Data Overwrite Security unless it is a CC model. If you are installing a new machine, it is recommended to activate the Data Overwrite Security and HDD Encryption unit by selecting "Format All Data" from “System Settings” on the operation panel. If you run "Format All Data" after installation, it will erase all stored data.

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    Re: Format Hard Disk

    Quote Originally Posted by copier tech View Post
    No you can't format the HDD remotely on the C5503 but the later models you can.

    To format the HDD log into service mode & run SP-5832-001

    Can I on the C5504? Got them to do too.

    Can you explain how I "log into service mode & run SP-5832-001"?

    Thanks

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    Re: Format Hard Disk

    Quote Originally Posted by TonerMunkeh View Post
    You'd be best off removing the HDD and formatting it with a caddy.
    How? Where is the HDD located and how do I remove?

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    Re: Format Hard Disk

    Quote Originally Posted by bullet102 View Post
    Can I on the C5504? Got them to do too.

    Can you explain how I "log into service mode & run SP-5832-001"?

    Thanks
    The answer is, no you can not get into service mode.

    This is for trained techs only, you need to call a tech to come perform this service for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anothertech View Post
    The answer is, no you can not get into service mode.

    This is for trained techs only, you need to call a tech to come perform this service for you.
    I'd love to, but the £ they want to charge per machine, and the number of devices I need to do this on make it totally unfeasible. That's why I'm here, asking for help.

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    Re: Format Hard Disk

    Quote Originally Posted by bullet102 View Post
    Can I on the C5504? Got them to do too.

    Can you explain how I "log into service mode & run SP-5832-001"?

    Thanks
    Yes, use the remote support app with this you can access service mode remotely.
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    Re: Format Hard Disk

    Quote Originally Posted by copier tech View Post
    Yes, use the remote support app with this you can access service mode remotely.
    Remote support app? Sounds exactly what I'm looking for. What do I need to do?

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