DSC PC 580 reset questions

Old 11-23-08, 05:38 PM
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DSC PC 580 reset questions

My home is setup with a DSC PC 580 with no monitoring. The system was armed and the master code was unknown, so the the battery and AC were unplugged.

Now I was wondering how to get the system back up with a new master code. After reading a couple of threads, I think the installer code is needed to reprogram the master code when the master code is not known. Also, I think the installer code is 5555; according to other threads. Is that right so far?

So what I need to know now is what to input for programming.

All input is welcomed.
Old 11-23-08, 06:14 PM
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You are kinda blurring the instruction for DSC with the Ademco instructions.

The only way to get control of this thing is to try the hardware default, and if they set the installer lockout, you are stuck anyway, so it's worth a shot.

From the installer manual:

To default the main control panel (hardware), perform the following:
1. Remove AC and battery from the panel.
2. Remove all wires from the Zone 1 and PGM1 terminals.
3. With a piece of wire short the Zone 1 terminal to the PGM1
4. Apply AC power to the main panel.
5. When Zone Light 1 is lit on the keypad the default is complete.
6. Remove AC power from the control
7. Reconnect all original wiring and power up the control.

Go here for the installer manual: http://alpinealarms.com/dscmanuals/dscpower432im.pdf

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