How to Factory Reset a Swann DVR Without a Password
If you’ve forgotten the password for your Swann DVR (Digital Video Recorder) and need to reset it, there’s a way to restore it to its factory settings. Please note that a factory reset erases all settings and configurations, so proceed with caution and make sure to back up any important data.
Step 1: Locate the Reset Button
Look for a small reset button on the back or side of the DVR. Generally, it is a recessed button that can be pressed using a small pointed object like a paperclip or needle.
Step 2: Power Off the DVR
Make sure the DVR is powered off before proceeding with the reset. Unplug the power cable from the back of the DVR or disconnect the power supply.
Step 3: Press and Hold the Reset Button
Using a small pointed object, press and hold the reset button firmly for about 20 seconds. You may need to use a pen or similar tool to reach the recessed button.
Step 4: Power on the DVR
While still holding down the reset button, reconnect the power cable or supply. Keep holding the reset button until you see the DVR’s LED indicators start blinking.
Step 5: Release the Reset Button
After the LED indicators stop blinking, release the reset button. The DVR will now begin its factory reset process, which might take a few minutes. Avoid interrupting this process to prevent any potential issues.
Warning: Performing a factory reset will erase all settings, configurations, and recorded data on the DVR. This action cannot be undone. Make sure to back up any important data before proceeding.
Note: If the above steps do not work, it is recommended to contact Swann technical support for further assistance.