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How can I reset a Dell 5100cn printer back to its default settings?

Posted on 2011-10-07
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
How can I reset a Dell 5100cn printer back to its default settings?

I would like to perform a "cold reset" (as HP calls it) on this Dell 5100cn printer.

How can I do this?
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 earned 2000 total points
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You may download the Owner's Manual from:

This is on page 35:

Initializing NVRAM

You can restore the original factory default menu settings by initializing NVRAM.

1. Press Menu.
2. Press down arrow until Configure appears, and then press right arrow or Enter.
3. Press down arrow until Maintenance appears, and then press or right arrow or Enter.
4. Press down arrow until Init NVRAM appears, and then press or right arrow or Enter.
5. The Init NVRAM Are you sure? message appears on the operator panel. Press Enter.
6. Turn off the printer, and then turn it on again.

Regards, Joe

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