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Erasing Printer Hard Disk Memory; Configuring Printer Hard Disk Encryption - Dell B5460dn User Manual

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Securing the printer

Erasing printer hard disk memory

Notes:
Some printer models may not have a printer hard disk installed.
Configuring Erase Temporary Data Files in the printer menus lets you remove residual confidential material left
by print jobs by securely overwriting files that have been marked for deletion.
Using the printer control panel
1
Turn off the printer.
2
Hold down 2 and 6 while turning the printer on. Release the buttons only when the screen with the progress bar
appears.
The printer performs a power-on sequence, and then the Configuration menu appears. When the printer is fully
turned on, a list of functions appears on the printer display.
3
Press the up or down arrow button until Wipe Disk appears, and then select one of the following:
Wipe disk (fast)—This lets you overwrite the disk with all zeroes in a single pass.
Wipe disk (secure)—This lets you overwrite the disk with random bit patterns several times, followed by a
verification pass. A secure overwrite is compliant with the DoD 5220.22‑M standard for securely erasing data
from a hard disk. Highly confidential information should be wiped using this method.
4
Press the up or down arrow button until Yes appears, and then proceed with disk wiping.
Notes:
A status bar will indicate the progress of the disk wiping task.
Disk wiping can take from several minutes to more than an hour, during which the printer will be unavailable
for other user tasks.
5
Navigate to:
Back > Exit Config Menu
The printer will perform a power‑on reset, and then return to normal operating mode.

Configuring printer hard disk encryption

Enable hard disk encryption to prevent loss of sensitive data in the event the printer or its hard disk is stolen.
Note: Some printer models may not have a printer hard disk installed.
Using the Embedded Web Server
1
Open a Web browser, and then type the printer IP address in the address field.
Notes:
View the printer IP address in the TCP/IP section in the Network/Ports menu. The IP address appears as four
sets of numbers separated by periods, such as 123.123.123.123.
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