NOTE: Be sure to poll your device and backup badges before resetting the device as a reset will erase information from the clock!


Resetting Handpunch steps are different depending on the model of your device. Older devices have blue or red box on the left with 5 “dip switches” 

HandPunch with Dip Switches

Regardless of the device you have, first step is to check if you have backup battery and if you do, disable it. Simply remove the power from HandPunch and press few buttons on the screen. If device is functioning, it means that you have a backup battery. You will need to disable it.

At the back of your device locate a pin with label “J7”. There should be a jumper on it. Remove this jumper.


Reset HandPunch with dip switches

  1. On the back of the reader, locate a light blue or red switch box with 5 switches.
  2. Push switches #4 and #5 to “Off” position.
  3. Power up the handpunch. You should see on the screen “COLD BOOT”
  4. If you had a backup battery, you can now install the jumper back.