How to properly reboot a 721 (1 Viewer)


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Sep 14, 2003
Athens, Texas, United States
I know that pulling (then replacing) the card on the 721 causes a reboot, but I also see that pressing the power button and holding it for about 8-10 seconds results in a reboot as well. Is pulling the card somehow better? It would seem that pulling the card could eventually lead to a scratched/dirty/defective card, whereas holding down the power button would be more benign. So why do so many people (including tech support) tell you to pull the card for a reboot?

Smith P.

On Vacation
Oct 4, 2003
Bay Area, CA
Reinsert card means cold boot, while pressing power button - warm. Probably you are familiar with the two methods of reboot, if not - just one example: warm reboot doesn't eliminate resident virus if your PC infected.


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Sep 12, 2003
Brielle, NJ
I prefer the turn off the switch on the power strip method usually on the once a month lockup.... (usually my fault when I string together too many remote commands at once)

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