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HDD Lock Password: Changing the HDD Lock Password

With the Enhanced Security mode activated, you can specify a new lock password (8 to 32 alphanumeric characters, with case-sensitive) by changing the default lock password initially given to the HDD.

Setting up a lock password will prevent the leakage of document data by taking out an illicitly-switched HDD. If the HDD itself is externally accessed, the data readout will not be available until the correct lock password is entered.

  • Do not use your name, birthday, employee number, etc. for a password that others can easily figure out.

  • Be careful not to inform anybody else of the password, or not to let it known to others.

  1. Follow the procedure on Administrator Setting to display the [Administrator Setting Menu] screen.

  2. Press [Security Setting] on the [Administrator Setting Menu] screen, and then press [HDD Management Setting] and [HDD Lock Password] in sequence.

    The [HDD Lock Password] screen is displayed.

  3. Press [Current Password] to enter the password currently used, then press [OK].

    Default password is the machine's serial number consisting of 13 alphanumeric characters. The machine's serial number is 13 alphanumeric characters, and this is displayed at the upper right of [UTILITY] screen.

  4. Press [New Password] to enter your new password, then press [OK].

    • Enter 8 to 32 one-byte characters for the HDD lock password.

  5. Press [Input Confirmation] to enter your new password once more, then press [OK].

  6. Press [OK] to complete the setting.

    • To cancel the change, press [Cancel].

    In either case, the screen returns to the [HDD Management Setting Menu] screen.