Cisco 3560-X Password Reset

  1. Unplug Cisco 3560-X power
  2. Hold down "Mode" button on front, and plug in power
  3. Continue to hold "Mode" for about 15 seconds, until the SYST LED turns solid green, then release
  4. Log into the switch via console, you should see the "switch:" prompt
  5. Enter the command flash_init
  6. Rename the config file with rename flash:config.text flash:config.old
  7. Enter the command boot to load IOS
  8. Enter no to abort system configuration dialog
  9. Proceed to enable mode with the en command
  10. Type rename flash:config.old flash:config.text
  11. Then copy flash:config.text system:running-config
  12. The configuration has now been loaded, go into conf t and change the user/enable password
  13. Once changed, save the new passwords with wr mem