Factory Reset DSC PC1616 / PC1832 / PC1864
If you have lost or forgotten your installer code for Powerseries (PC1616/PC1832/PC1864) and need to make changes to the system programming you will need to factory reset the panel which will remove/reset ALL programming and should also reset the installer, master and user codes.
Please note: THIS WILL ERASE ALL PROGRAMMING. So this is a last resort only. Also, some DSC panels are modified for the installing company (eg. ADT) so even when factory reset they still maintain THEIR custom code rather than the DSC default code.
This factory reset is performed at your own risk as a last resort and we do not provide support for this procedure.
If you still have access to the installer's code the panel can be reset through menu options.
Perform the following to default the main control panel:
1. Power down the system completely.
2. Connect a short (wire) between Zone 1 and PGM1 on the control panel (remove all other wires form these terminals).
3. Power up the control panel (AC power only) for 10 full seconds.
4. Power down the control panel, remove short between Zone 1 and PGM1.
5. Power up the control panel.
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