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Reformatting a 300/303/310/400 Series Appliances

Published date: 14 September 2018


Reformatting a 300/303/310/400 Series Appliances

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NetBotz version 1


This article describes how to reset or reformat a Version 1 appliance. This procedure will return the appliance to its default settings which will erase all license keys, thresholds, user ids & passwords, and configuration details.
Please note that version 1 appliances are no longer supported so any procedures taken on these appliances are done at your own risk. 


1. Attach a serial cable from your PC to the bot.
2. Start HyperTerminal
3. Configure HypterTerminal to use the correct serial port (that the cable is attached to) and take the default settings for everything except the bits per second which should be set for 38400
4. Power off the bot (pull out the power cord)
5. Power on the bot (re-connect)

You will see something like the following:


NetBotz ROM Version 1.3.34
Power On Self Test Results:
ROM Checksum: OK
Real-time clock: OK
Analog to Digital Converter: VMIN = 0x00000000
Analog to Digital Converter: VHALF = 0x00000200
Analog to Digital Converter: VMAX = 0x000003FF
Analog to Digital Converter: OK
Camera: OK
Application: OK - Version: Dev_08162002_1849_mmoreno

Running application.
Primary SYSVARS chksum valid: 0x00000a44
Primary BSPVARS chksum valid: 0x00000bfe
IP address on LAN is
LAN interface's subnet mask is
IP address of default gateway to other networks is
DHCP is enabled
This board's MAC Address is 00:02:D3:00:2B:7F
Product Code: RackBotz
Revision Code: REV A10-12
Manufacture Date: 10/30/2001
Manufacturer Code: TEX
Product Model Number: 300
pSOS 2.5.1 Version
To change any of this, press any key within 3 seconds


6. When you see the prompt above ""To Change any of this, press any key within 3 seconds"", press ""Shift F"" (that is Shift and F at the same time).
7. You will then be prompted with the following ""Do you really want to format the filesystem? [N]""
8. Type a ""Y"" and press ""Enter""
9. The bot will format its file system and then continue booting

Once the booting is complete, reboot the bot once more.


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