Last updated: 12/10/2021
A factory reset will not erase the current firmware installed on the unit. Instead, it erases all values in the player registry, including all network settings, BrightSign Network recovery settings, touchscreen configuration settings, etc.
There are several ways to reset a player to factory defaults. Choose one of the methods below.
You can watch a tutorial video that covers methods 1 and 2 by clicking here.
If you are currently using a firmware extension, be sure you have the means to reinstall the extension as it may be removed by the Factory Reset process.
Note: The Control Button method requires the player to be installed with firmware version 6.2.39 or later. If you encounter problems, especially with setting up a player after factory reset, use the Factory Reset Script further below.
- Disconnect power to the player
- Disconnect or remove the player's storage device* (USB, SD card, SSD)
- Hold the SVC and Reset buttons
- Apply power to the player
- Wait for the red Err LED to flash rapidly
- Release the SVC and Reset buttons
The error LED will stop flashing and the player will boot up
- Wait until the player completes startup reboots again - the reset does not happen until this second boot
- Replace the player's storage device if it was disconnected
The error LED will stop flashing. The player will then boot up, reboot, and initialize with factory defaults.
It is imperative that you allow the player to go through this entire boot and reboot cycle for the factory reset to actually take place before reinstalling/reinserting the player's storage so it can perform setup.
* While it is possible to use the button method to Factory Reset a player that has storage connected/inserted, it will attempt to execute the files on storage before resetting the player, and if the storage contains a device setup, it will perform the device setup, preparing files on the storage, then perform the factory reset, leaving the files on the storage in a set up state, but the player's internal settings in a reset state, and that can cause unexpected behavior.
Diagnostic Web Server (DWS)
Note: The Diagnostic Web Server method requires the player to be installed with firmware version 6.2.39 or later. If you do not know what firmware version your player has, use the Factory Reset script further below.
- Access the DWS.
- Navigate to the CONTROL tab.
- Click the Factory Reset button.
Factory Reset Script
To reset your unit to factory default settings:
- Download the factory reset autorun.brs file by clicking here (the file is also available at the bottom of this article).
- Copy the autorun.brs file to the root directory of a blank SD card or USB thumbdrive.
- Insert the SD card or USB thumbdrive into the unit while it is powered off.
- Power on the unit. In a moment, you will see a yellow message on the screen that states "Deleting Recovery settings". You will then see this message: "Settings Deleted. Remove script from flash card, and Restart".
- The script will delete itself and restart the player when complete. Once restarted, you should see a BrightSign logo on the screen with the firmware version that is installed on the unit.