In today's article I'll walk you through resetting your PanelView Plus 7 to Factory Defaults:

Step 1) Plug a USB Keyboard into your PanelView Plus 7:

Step 2) Cycle Power to your PanelView Plus 7 while holding down the F1 Key:

Step 3) When the Maintenance Menu comes up, press the down arrow key once to select “Special BOOT Option – None”

Step 4) Now press the right key until you see “Special BOOT Option – Factory Defaults”

Step 5) Now press the up arrow key to select “Reboot With Selected Options” and press enter:

Step 6) At this point your PanelView Plus 7 will reboot and reload the default firmware it came with, which in this case was 7.0:

Step 7) This also reset the units desktop access password back to the default password of “password”

To watch a video demonstration of the above, check out Episode 38 of The Automation Minute Season 4 below:

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Shawn Tierney
Automation Instructor and Blogger

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Shawn began sharing automation news and know-how online in 1996 when he launched his first BBS. Then in 1999 he moved to the internet launching, which he later renamed In 2013 he moved his automation efforts to a new website,, which has since become the most popular independent industrial automation blog on the web.

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