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How to Reset a Slingbox

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Introduction

Slingbox.
If your Slingbox is not working as intended and you've exhausted all other possible repair steps or you want to give it to someone else, you can reset it to factory defaults. This guide will help you with that process.

1 Factory Reset

Performing a factory reset deletes all your existing settings and configuration and cannot be undone. Performing this action requires you to reconfigure the Slingbox again.

  1. Locate the Reset button on the rear side of the Slingbox. The reset button on some boxes may be recessed and you will need to use a pin or straightened paper clip to press it.
    Back of Slingbox with reset button highlighted.
  2. With the Slingbox powered on, press and hold the reset button.

    For Slingbox 350, 500, M1 and M2 models

    1. Hold the reset button until the network light on the front panel flashes twice quickly.
      Network light highlighted on front of Slingbox.

    For all other models

    1. Hold the reset button until the Sling logo blinks.
      Slinbox logo LED highlighted on front of Slingbox.

    The wait time varies between 10 to 60 seconds depending on model.

  3. Release the reset button and let the Slingbox complete the reset process.

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Slingbox.
If your Slingbox is not working as intended and you've exhausted all other possible repair steps or you want to give it to someone else, you can reset it to factory defaults. This guide will help you with that process.

Performing a factory reset deletes all your existing settings and configuration and cannot be undone. Performing this action requires you to reconfigure the Slingbox again.

  1. Locate the Reset button on the rear side of the Slingbox. The reset button on some boxes may be recessed and you will need to use a pin or straightened paper clip to press it.
    Back of Slingbox with reset button highlighted.
  2. With the Slingbox powered on, press and hold the reset button.

    For Slingbox 350, 500, M1 and M2 models

    1. Hold the reset button until the network light on the front panel flashes twice quickly.
      Network light highlighted on front of Slingbox.

    For all other models

    1. Hold the reset button until the Sling logo blinks.
      Slinbox logo LED highlighted on front of Slingbox.

    The wait time varies between 10 to 60 seconds depending on model.

  3. Release the reset button and let the Slingbox complete the reset process.