A soft reset (warm boot) re-boots the device without losing RAM data. You would perform a soft reset when
– The terminal fails to respond
– After installing some software applications
– After making changes to certain system settings, such as network cards
Press and hold the Red + ESC keys for approximately five seconds.
The decode and scan LEDs flash for approximately three seconds as the terminal resets.
When the reset is complete, the Today screen displays.
A hard reset (cold boot) resets the operating system, restores the terminal back to factory defaults, and resets the terminal after a bootloader, keyboard, and kernel upgrade. A hard reset erases all of the data stored in RAM memory and all RAM installed applications.
Press and hold the Red + TAB keys for approximately five seconds.
The decode and scan LEDs light for approximately three seconds.
The terminal re-initializes.