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Resetting the Symbol PPT 8800 Terminal

If the terminal stops responding to input, reset it.

Performing a Symbol PPT 8800 Soft Reset

A soft reset restarts the terminal and saves all stored records and entries.

Files that remain open during a soft reset may not be retained.
DO NOT perform a soft reset if the terminal is suspended. Press the power button to wake the terminal.

To perform a soft reset on the Standard 6-key keypad, press the Enter and keys while holding down either the left or right scan trigger and then releasing the keys.
To perform a soft reset on the 15-key keypad, press and keys while holding down either the left or right scan trigger and then releasing the keys.

Performing a Symbol PPT 8800 Hard Reset

A hard reset also restarts the terminal, but erases all stored records and entries. Therefore, never perform a hard reset unless a soft reset does not solve the problem.

To perform a hard reset:

1. Remove the battery cover.

2. While holding down the Function key, use the stylus to gently press the reset button.

3. Release the Function key.
4. Replace the battery cover.
5. Press .
6. As the terminal initializes its Flash File system, the Symbol splash screen displays for about a minute.
7. Calibrate the screen.

With a hard reset, formats, preferences, and other settings are restored to their factory default settings.

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.