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Reset and Shutdown are two different menu
items, and their exact location (number of clicks of the buttons) can vary slightly with software
release... Basically the procedure is the same, from the front console of the 5000 press the button to
activate the menu, arrow down once til the display shows System, press the center button, then arrow
down until either Shutdown or Reboot is shown in the display and press center button, Yes/No prompt
will come up, press up/down buttons until YES is shown and press the center button again and wait.
It might important to note the reason this is here... if you just pull the plug, any database changes
not committed via "Backup Database Save" that were done since the last system self-maintenance routine
or controlled reboot will all be lost. I have programmed a complete system more than once, had a
fellow tech come in and say something like "Can you move over here, I need that space for ...", so I
just unplug the system and move it to the another bench... and then start reprogramming again because
I hadn't backed up, done a Backup Database Save, or a controlled reboot or shutdown and my system is
back to default because I forgot to do one one little step! Otherwise, there is really no issue with
just pulling the power on a 5000, I have done it hundreds of times with no issues.
Provided by dozer
Also note that if you
just pull the power without properly shutting down, the logs will be deleted. Another way to force a
shutdown on a locked controller ( can not access programming, system un-responsive ) is to hold the
Left-Center-Right buttons down at the same time for 10 seconds. This method allows a controller that
is locked up but still shutdown and save the necessary log information. This procedure is a second to
last resort situation.
Here is the order I would complete a shutdown or reboot. If you are running version 4.X+ with a HX
Controller, there is no need to set a scheduled reset on the controller. CS Controllers 4.X- can
benefit from a scheduled reboot. 5.X+ on a CS Controller will not benefit from a scheduled reboot.
Normal reset / Shutdown in Order of Preference.
1. Use database programming to reboot
2. Use the buttons on the front of the controller to reset / shutdown
3. Hold down Left-Center-Right buttons for 10 seconds to force shutdown ( only used in last resort
4. Pull the power