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How to reset the XP-SR40 reader to factory default setting? (Coldstart)
Author: Microengine Views: 14903 Created: 24-02-2015 06:19 PM 0 Rating/ Voters

This article contains steps to reset (Coldstart) the XP-SR40  reader to default setting.

Applies To:

  • XP-SR40

› Failed to perform Coldstart.
 Lost of the Master Card for add or delete card from XP-SR40.     

 Failed to proceed Coldstart.
 Memory reader does not clear after Coldstart is completely perform. The card installed before Coldstart still can be access.
 Reader does not beep every 1 second during Idle Mode after Coldstart.
 Green LED on XP-SR40 does not blinking when in Idle Mode.

 Cause (optional)
 Reader is not functioned properly.
 Master Card for Delete All Cards is not available/ faulty.
 Card which going to be deleted cannot be used anymore (Eg: Broken/ faulty/ missing).

 Resolution Summary

 Make sure the wiring connection is correct.
 To perform Coldstart, during reader is power up, press and hold the exit button for 2 seconds.


Please complete the following steps below in order to resolve your issue.

 Make sure the wiring connection is correct.
 To perform a ColdStart, please follow the steps below:

  1. Switch off the power for the reader.
  2. Upon switching on the reader, it will enter to the power up mode. The Red LED will be blinking for 10 seconds.
  3. During this moment, press the exit button for 2 seconds to ColdStart the system.
  4. The reader will be reset to factory default setting and all the card user will be clear from the reader.
  5. When the XP-SR40 reader has been reset to factory default setting, the reader will keep single beep every 1 second. Green LED is blinking and EM Lock will be always released. 
  6. After presenting 3 Master Cards, the reader will stop beeping, Green LED will be turn off and lock will be engaged. See AA-00245 to program the Master Card.
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