Resetting the MC 218

Ericsson MC218 Normal Reset

If you forget the password for the whole machine, you will not be able to use your MC 218 until you perform a ‘hard reset’. All the files on the internal disk drive will be lost.

If you find that you cannot exit a program normally, move to the Desktop screen and select List List open files on the File menu. Select the program from the list and press Close file.
If this does not work, or if your MC 218 appears to have locked up, you can always perform a ‘soft reset’. This should restart your MC 218 while preserving most of your information.
It is worth trying a soft reset if the keys on the MC 218 do not appear to respond, or if the MC 218 seems to switch on and you are sure the batteries are good (especially if the contrast still appears to work), but the screen is
otherwise blank.
• To perform a soft reset: gently press something like an unfolded paperclip into the reset hole, above the backup battery location.
Ericsson MC 218 full reset
After a soft reset, any changes to open Word or Sheet files (or OPL programs) are lost. Your other files on the disk drive are almost always safe.
It is possible (although unlikely) that a program failure causes the reset to lose the information on the disk drive and could even prevent the reset from working at all. If this happens, you will have to perform a ‘hard reset’.
WARNING! A hard reset resets the MC 218 completely, and all information on the internal disk drive is lost.
To perform a Ericsson MC-218 hard reset:

1. Press the unfolded paperclip into the reset hole as for the soft reset.
2. Close the battery cover.
3. Open your MC 218 and hold down both Shift keys.
4. Press Esc to switch on and a hard reset is performed.


General advice: Before you buy a new cell phone or new tablet, please try the following procedure to repair your device in a software way. First charge your battery, backup your important data if possible and in most cases take out SIM and SD card before doing factory reset. It is impossible to recover your data after doing a hard reset, so online backup is always important. For all of your data, a backup should be done on an external device, hard drive, raid system or media. With or without insurance, if your cell phone lost, damaged or stolen at least your invaluable data is backed up in a safe place. If you are about to sell your phone and you want to wipe your personal data, or if your phone affected with virus you have to do a hard reset. In some cases, you can delete the forgotten password or lock pattern from your device as well. All information is for devices with stock based ROMs. If you are using rooted device, always back up your EFS folder first, containing your IMEI info, etc.! Please also note, that a hard reset operation will not unlock your mobile phone's SIM lock or network lock, but it will remove the unlock pattern, remove the user password or PIN password (NOT the SIM card's 4 digit PIN code). Also note that the firmware version will not be affected in any way, it will not be downgraded, it will remain the same you are using and if you have rooted your device, root privileges remain also unaffected.