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Hardware reset Hi there please could anyone help me out, I have the wyse s30 and the screen refresh rate was set way too high for the screen, I was told to do a hardware reset to system defaults but im not sure how to do this as i cant do it via software. Please send help to Thanks

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  • kdickson456 Aug 13, 2008

    I use the hardware reset but it doesnt seem to clear the ip address and default gateway from the settings. we have two diffrent sites at work and have moved one terminal accross from the other site, but it doesnt seem to want to get rid of the old settings. it clear it and when you click on renew it picks up the old details again thus cant connect on the new site.

    Can anyone help? please e-mail me a response back to


    Kweku Dickson

  • alibaba69 Jan 13, 2009

    Screen sits at wyse terminal logo and using the "g" key or the "shift" G does absolutely nothing. FYI, unable to access the control panel as the machine sits at the "splash" screen. V30L winterm.



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Double-clicking the System icon in the Control Panel opens the System Info dialog box.You can use this dialog box to allocate thin client memory and reset the thin client to factory defaults.

The General tab contains a check box that allows you to reset the thin client to factory defaults (the check box is active for administrators only).

You can reset the thin client to factory default settings by selecting the *Reset the terminal to factory-default property settings* check box (the System Settings Change message displays and you can confirm and follow the instructions provided to reset the thin client).

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I am not 100% sure this will work but it did for the 1200LE series, hold down the G key on startup of the unit.

Posted on Jun 25, 2007


Booting the device while holding down the "G" key

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