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CISCO Switch -- factory reset ?

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I have three spare Cisco 3560G series 48 port POE switches that were taken out of the office we closed and the associated console cables.

Please provide articles/steps on how to reset to factory default since I don’t know the switch user/pass and want to reuse them.
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http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/lan/catalyst3560/hardware/quick/guide/3560gsg_08.html
Getting started guide.

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/lan/catalyst3560/hardware/installation/guide/3560hig.pdf
Hardware installation guide.

To reset the switch, press and hold the Mode button. The switch LEDs begin blinking after about 3 seconds. Continue holding down the Mode button. The LEDs stop blinking after 7 more seconds, and then the switch reboots.

The switch now behaves like an unconfigured switch. You can enter the switch IP information by using Express Setup as described in the "Running Express Setup" section.
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https://supportforums.cisco.com/discussion/11756896/cisco-switch-29603560-password-recovery-and-factory-default-mode-button

Has information on password recovery if you would like to try and save the configurations.
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