Intermec CN51 hard reset
Reboot the Computer
You may need to restart the computer to correct conditions where an application stops responding to the system.
Press the Power button and select Reboot from the menu.
Cold Boot the Computer
If the computer seems to be lock ed up and does not respond to keypresses, try a cold boot to reset the operating system.
The computer may also cold boot if you change the battery while the CN51 is in Suspend mode, or if you do not change the battery
quickly enough when the CN51 is in Hibernate mode.
1 Press and hold the Power button for at least 8 seconds. The computer turns off.
2 Press the Power button again. The computer cold boot.
Clean Boot the Computer
Caution: A clean boot erases the memory in the mobile computer, including all applications and data files, with the exception of
those found in the Flash File Store or any removable storage
If the computer seems to be locked up, try cold booting it. If a cold boot does not work, use a clean boot to get the computer up and running for further troubleshooting.
1 Press the Power button for about 2 seconds and then release it. The Intermec Power Options screen appears.
2 Select Reboot from the menu. The computer reboots.
3 Watch the startup screen. As soon as a white bar appears in the center of the screen, press and hold the Power button.
If the message Launching OS appears in the white bar before you press and hold the Power button, the computer does not clean
boot and you must start again with Step 1 after the computer finishes booting.
4 When the message Release IO Button appears, release the Power button. The message Enter first key in 20 seconds
5 Press the Space key. The message Enter second key in 6 seconds appears.
6 Press the Enter key. The message Confirm first key in 6 seconds appears.
7 Press the Space key. The message Confirm second key in 6 seconds appears.
8 Press the Enter key. The message Cleanboot Confirmed appears, and the computer continues the clean boot process.