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Reboot a Cisco 7940/7960 series handset

To reboot a Cisco 7940 / 7960 serial VOIP handset without unplugging the power brick (or the ethernet port when using PoE / Power Over Ethernet), you can press the following three button combination: [*] + [6] + [Settings] The “Headset” button light will light up briefly and then turn off, then the same thing will occur with the “Mute” button light, and then finally the same will occur with the “Speaker” button light. The phone will then reboot. This…

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Default config unlock password on a Cisco 7940 / 7960 series handset

To change any configuration options on a Cisco 7940 or 7960 series voip handset itself (not over tftp), you need to enter in a unlock config password. This may be needed if you want to set up the handset with a static IP address. To get to the unlock config screen, press the “Settings” button, scroll down to “Unlock Config”, and press the “Select” softkey. You will now be asked to enter the password. The default password is “cisco”. As…

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