I am unable to successfully use the method where you hold down the mode button.
So, I go to CLI and erase the config.text and vlan.dat files. and then use reload command.
It asks me if I want to save: None of the insturctions tell me what to do. I chose yes.
When switch reboots, all info is still there.
For a 2960-X connected though USB cable, in my case, I see :
prompt is ">"
I push the "MODE" button during many seconds (around 5 , then 10 and then 30 seconds)
but nothing happen..
I also try to power on the switch, and push "MODE" button ...
nothing happen too.
The "enable" password is lost.
I just see the secret value of "enable" (it's encrypted) inside a very old configuration file.
Then, I don't know how to reset this switch .
Can you help me ?
Power of the switch, press the mode button for 20 seconds or until SYS led goes solid and release mode button, you should then be in rommon mode.
rename flash:config.text flash:configOLD.text
once switch restarts
rename flash:configOLD.text flash:config.text
copy flash:config.text system:running-config
<change the access credentials)
copy run start