Initializing all settings on the MF450 Series

Article ID: ART180894 | Date published: 09/13/2022 | Date last updated: 09/13/2022


This enables restoration of all data and machine settings, including logs, to the factory default values. This prevents sensitive data from being leaked when replacing or disposing of the machine. When the initialization process finishes, the machine automatically restarts.

The following models are covered in this article
  • MF451dw
  • MF452dw
  • MF453dw
  • MF455dw


  • Before initializing, make sure that there are no documents being processed or waiting to be processed. These documents will be deleted when initialization is performed.
  • To use the machine after initializing it, you need to configure all settings from the beginning.
  1. Press "Menu".
  2. Select "Management Settings".
  3. Select "Initialize All Data/Settings".
  4. Select "Yes".
  5. Select "Yes" again.

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