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How to add memory to the Okidata C6150

Can't find how to remove the side panel, to add memory. Okidata's manual, in a word... frustrating.

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[1] Open the top cover. [2] Open the front door. To do this, look directly under the digital display and located a latch. Pull the latch up and the front door will open toward you. [3] On the right-side panel of the printer, locate a big screw in the middle of the top and loosen it. Now, the side panel comes off easily. [4] Once the side panel is off the printer, you will see a big vertical opening where one (1) RAM module can be inserted. [5] Note also that, to the left of the big opening, the word HDD is stamped onto the metal. That's where a 2.5-inch hard drive can be installed. There are two screw holes diagonally where a hard drive should be installed.

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  • profinite Mar 24, 2010

    In step [3] when the side panel becomes loose, pull the top part of the side panel away from the printer. The side panel has three big plastic tabs that latch into slots along the bottom part of the side. That's why, if you pull only the top part of the side panel away from the printer, the panel comes off easily.

  • profinite Mar 24, 2010

    My guess as to why the user manual has no instructions on how to open the right-side panel is that OKI wants you to purchase RAM (and HDD) directly from them and that the instructions on how to install the RAM (and HDD) will explain how to open the right-side panel. I would not think that this approach by OKI is bad. If the instructions were in the user manual, then typical end users would try to open the right-side panel and begin "investigating" what's under the panel. If an end user guesses wrong about the exact kind of RAM to be inserted, it could fry the logic board. Making end users purchase RAM directly from OKI and sending instructions with the RAM to the end users would avoid yet another bunch of tech support calls. This is my guess, but I think it makes sense.

  • profinite Mar 24, 2010

    I would also bet that, if you purchase an HDD directly from OKI for a C6150, it would come with proper mounting brackets and screws for the two screw holes that are already present on the metal.

  • profinite Mar 24, 2010

    Indeed, on page 109 of the user manual where available options such as RAM, HDD, etc. are explained, it clearly says "Instructions for installing these options are found in the packaging with the option."



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