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Dell MFP Printer 2155cn factory reset

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Hello, I'm looking for a bit of help with our Dell MFP 2155cn printer.  Our IT Dept. has had some turnover recently and the admin password for a printer is no longer known.  Normally the device can be factory reset via the LCD menu or by using a key combo and hard booting the printer.  Any reset option available via the LCD panel does not do what we need. On other Dell printers a factory reset can be forced while holding down the menu or start button on the panel and powering up the device.  This also failed.  We found precious little when performing a Google search on the topic as well.  I suspect that a factory reset on the Dell 2155cn may require a special jumper setting on the system board or it simply isn't possible, but that is mostly conjecture.  I sure could use some help if anyone has any suggestions.  We have branches in Germany so that's where the printer was actually purchased.  When I entered the service tag on the US Dell website I was forced to navigate to Dell Germany.  My Deutsch isn't so good and that's why I'm here.  Any help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks.
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Well I'm going to have to file this one under "duh".  We tried everything on the LCD panel or key combo while rebooting.  In the end a firmware update cleared everything including network settings and the admin password.  I didn't think it would update because it was password protected but I was wrong.  If you're remote just make sure someone is local to input the network settings on the LCD panel.  Issue solved.
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