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How do I factory reset this Swann 88050H HDVR, I don't know

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How do I factory reset this Swann 88050H HDVR
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: I don't know but the model number is *****
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: It just happend.
JA: Anything else you want the security expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Home Security Systems
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

Hi Jason, I’m Louie. Sorry you had to wait awhile but I’ll do my best to help.

Initially, bear with us; re-confirm and post back with the complete model number of the Swann product; something like an HDK8-8050

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

For some reason, SWHDR88050H is reported back as a non-valid Swann product. Could it possibly be a SWHDK-880508?

Still, do you have Administrative priveleges for this DVR?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was using the admin default password ***** but changed it and cant remember what it is. Thats why im trying to reset it.vhow do i bypass the password ***** make a new one.
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

Depending on the version, there would be a small button switch inside at the circuit board. Pressing on this switch would delete all presets and revert the system to factory defaults.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ive already opend it and looked. It wasnt there. The label under the dvr says SWHDR 88050H.
S/No. 2780308144715.
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

Sorry but the attached file is for a Philips HTS3565D DVD Home Theater System.

Please post back with clear picture(s) of the inside circuitry of the SWHDR 88050H. Click HERE.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Here is the circut board
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

Clearer please; thanks.

And would that be a coin battery near the buzzer? If yes, can you please try removing for an extended period of time.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok hear goes nothing.
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

Yes please; and would look forward to an update when able.