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Factory Settings
Posted by RayG8 on Friday, March 17, 2017 9:57 AM

What information would I need in order to reser a decoder to its factory settings? I use an MRC Prodigy Advance 2 and the decoder is an older decoder in an Atlas loco.

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Posted by rrinker on Friday, March 17, 2017 2:23 PM

 You need to know what decoder it is. Different brands use different reset options, but the most common are CV8=8 or CV30=2. Both are read only CVs but will make the reset happen - if you read them back they will still show the previous value, CV8 being the manufacturer ID assigned by the NMRA.

 Older decoders usually did not have a single CV reset option.

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Saturday, March 18, 2017 9:11 PM

You should also read back and write down (I use a spreadsheet) any CVs you commonly change, such as locomotive address and momentum values.  Otherwise you'll have to experiment with some of them all over again, because a factory reset will put them back to the way they came out of the box.

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