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
• To perform a soft reset: gently press something like an unfolded paperclip into the reset hole, above the backup battery location.
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.