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VVX 500 Boot Loop

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VVX 500 Boot Loop

I have a VVX 500 that fouled up during bootup and now it's stuck in a bootloop.  It keeps reading, "Could not download xxxxxxxxxxxx.cfg, using existing configuration."  Then it says application not present and reboots.  I know I need to factory default the phone, but since it already has the non-default admin password, it is a non-alphanumeric password.  How do I enter an admin password that has special characters using the dial pad?  Anyone else experienced this and have a workaround?  I tried using some of the dialpad combinations like 1, 3, and 5 and 0, 1, and 3...but no luck.  Any help would be much appreciated.  Thanks.

 

-Michael

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Polycom Employee & Community Manager

Re: VVX 500 Boot Loop

Hello mshorey,

welcome to the Polycom Community.

The community's VoIP FAQ contains this post here:

Oct 10, 2012 Question: I get the error Message "error loading 00xxxxxxxxxx.cfg" and then Phone continues to reboot

Resolution: Please check => here <=


The above basically means you have formatted the file system and deleted the Phone application.

 

You therefore need to setup a provisioning server as explained here:

 

Oct 7, 2011 Question: How can I setup my Phone / Provisioning / Download / Upgrade / Update / Downgrade Software?
Resolution: Please check => here <=

 

Also you may want to read:

 

Oct 10, 2011 Question: How can I reset / Factory default my Phones configuration?

Resolution: Please check => here <=


Please ensure to provide some feedback if this reply has helped you so other users can profit from your experience.

Best Regards

Steffen Baier

Polycom Global Services

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The title Polycom Employee & Community Manager is a community setting and does not reflect my role. I am just a simple volunteer in the community like everybody else. My official "day" Job is 3rd Level support at Poly but I am unable to provide official support via the community.

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Notice: This community forum is not an official Poly support resource, thus responses from Poly employees, partners, and customers alike are best-effort in attempts to share learned knowledge. If you need immediate and/or official assistance please open a service ticket through your proper support channels.
Please also ensure you always check the VoIP , Video Endpoint , Skype for Business , PSTN or RPM FAQ's
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Re: VVX 500 Boot Loop

Thank you for the reply Steffen.  I am supplying an option 66 that points to the provisioning server on the router the VVX 500 is connected to.  To verify the option 66 was still working, I registered another 500 via the same router, and it grabbed it's configuration successfully.  I would like to get into the setup of the phone, but am unable to do that since the admin password had been changed to one that contains special characters via the phone configuration on the SIPPS.  I am not aware of a way to input a password that contains special characters via the dialpad.  And of course I'm unable to get into the webgui as the phone keeps rebooting.  Thoughts?

 

-Michael

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Polycom Employee & Community Manager

Re: VVX 500 Boot Loop

Hello mshorey,,

you should simply be able to factory reset the phone if you know the password.

 

The above reply shows a post on how to do so and explains that this needs to be done during the countdown.

 

You can change the characters via a key on the phone from numerical to alphabetically.

 

If you require further assistance please work with your Polycom reseller.

 

We do not discuss within this community on how to reset the Password if it is lost.


Please ensure to provide some feedback if this reply has helped you so other users can profit from your experience.

Best Regards

Steffen Baier

Polycom Global Services

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The title Polycom Employee & Community Manager is a community setting and does not reflect my role. I am just a simple volunteer in the community like everybody else. My official "day" Job is 3rd Level support at Poly but I am unable to provide official support via the community.

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Notice: This community forum is not an official Poly support resource, thus responses from Poly employees, partners, and customers alike are best-effort in attempts to share learned knowledge. If you need immediate and/or official assistance please open a service ticket through your proper support channels.
Please also ensure you always check the VoIP , Video Endpoint , Skype for Business , PSTN or RPM FAQ's
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