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A Spicehead asked a question about removing a hard drive from a Xerox Workcenter in order to erase it for security reasons. See this blog post for more information on this security risk.
All the models are different and have drives in different locations. This is a step by step for the Xerox Workcenter 5655.
Step 1: Unscrew the Pins
Unscrew the pins that the back of the machine for the tray underneath the scanning station.
Step 2: Pull out the Tray and Remove Drive
Pull the tray out. The hard drive is on this tray. On this model, it was in the top left corner of the tray. Unplug the drive and remove.
Step 3: There may be multiple drives for other models
Sometimes there may be another drive located in a bump out at the back of the machine. If you have a bump out, there is likely another hard drive inside. Remove the cover and you should be able to see the drive inside. The model pictured here does not have a bump out, but this is where it would be located.
Office Multifunction Copiers can be a Security Risk:
It's always good practice to discuss security options with your service provider. There are all kinds of legal issues that can potential arise from the loss of personal data. Your print fleet should be part of your security discussion!