Rangecast FAQ
[FAQ-1062] How to perform scanner Factory Reset


Page Type: SOLUTION


SUBJECT

Sometimes a full reset is the best way to clear problems. This FAQ describes how to erase scanner programming and restore the radio to original factory state.


METHOD

HOW TO PERFORM FACTORY RESET -- The scanner can be reset via METHOD 1, via its front panel keypad or METHOD 2 by using RC-CONTROL utility software.


METHOD 1 - MANUALLY USING KEYPAD

(1) Turn off the scanner.

(2) With one hand, press and hold the [2] and [9] and [HOLD] keys.

(3) With the other hand, turn on the power knob. The scanner will immediately display "All Memory Clear - Please Wait".

(4) After a few seconds the display will change to "Restore Program List? Yes='E' / No='.' Press the [.] key to finish erasing. When done the scanner will display "Scan Mode - Nothing to Scan".


METHOD 2 - USING THE RC-CONTROL UTILITY

Alternately a factory reset can be done by the Rangecast utility called RC-CONTROL. If the program is not on the desktop already, download it from http://rangecast.com/resource.

(1) With the scanner powered on and connected to the PC, click the RC-CONTROL icon, which will then test all COM ports to locate scanners connected to the PC.

(2) Type the COM port number for the desired scanner and the RC-CONTROL menu screen will appear.

(3) One of the menu options is 'FACTORY'. Type FACTORY at the prompt. The scanner will display "REMOTE MODE - KEYPAD LOCK" for a few seconds while being reset.


Rangecast FAQ - ID 1062 - last updated 02 August 2017     Images shown - [block]