How To Perform a Factory Reset on S5/H5 Model DVRs

How To Perform a Factory Reset on S5/H5 Model DVRs

Most newer Amcrest model DVRs with end notations "S5" or "H5" will have a different factory reset process than its previous counterparts. To verify if your DVR has this specific end notation, inspect the serial number tag on the bottom of the device before proceeding with this factory reset procedure.


To begin the process you will need to remove the DVR cover. Use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the four screws on the back and sides of the device. Once the screws have been removed, lift the lid to expose the DVR's motherboard. 

On the motherboard you will notice a small black button. This is the factory reset switch for your device: 


To factory reset the device, unplug the DVR from power. Once power is removed from the unit, press and hold the factory reset switch for 4 - 5 seconds, continue holding the reset switch and plug the DVR's power supply back into the unit, you will hear a beep. Continue holding the reset switch and allow the device to initialize for 20 - 30 seconds and then release the switch. 

When complete the DVR will be reset to its factory default settings and you will be able to setup your DVR. For more information on how to setup your DVR please click here.

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