How to reset the Blink Sync module? If you’re looking for simple and reliable instructions for this particular query, you’re reading the right blog post. The other day, my friend Sandra’s Blink Sync module was showing connectivity issues with the Wi-Fi. So, I helped her resolve it by resetting it.
Now, I’m going to share the same valuable and sequential instructions that I used to reset Sandra’s Sync module to help you deal with your device quickly. Without any delay, let’s dig in and explore!
4 Reasons When You Should Consider A Sync Module Reset
Before jumping to the how-to section, let’s discuss some situations where it’s crucial to reset your Blink Sync module:
- If you’re facing a similar issue to Sandra with connecting the Sync module with your Blink cameras or the Wi-Fi network.
- If your Blink app is showing trouble recognizing the Blink devices.
- Seeing the message ”sync module offline”.
- When you want to fix occasional glitches.
I understand how problems with the module can disrupt the whole system and fixing it becomes crucial. Let’s head on to the next section to learn how to find the reset button and deal with these problems.
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How to Reset the Blink Sync Module 2: A Handy 4-Step Guide
Now, let’s see how to reset your Blink Sync module. In my recent exploration through the relevant instructions, I crafted a simpler version of the step-by-step guidelines. Trust me, it’s easier than you think and works perfectly fine. Let’s have a look.
- Pinpoint on the Sync module the reset button on the bottom edge or on its back position.
- Tap and keep pressing the button with a thin object (make sure that it’s not metallic).
- Five seconds later, you should be able to view a light flashing, red in color.
- When 15 seconds pass, you will be able to see a blinking blue light. Once the process is done, the light color turns into a solid green light.
Now, when you’ve decided to reset the Blink Sync module, keep in mind that you will need to set up everything all over again. It was a bit hectic when I was helping Sandra and took me quite some time to revert all the things back to the way she wanted but with the help of Blink’s customer service, we resolved the issue.
Using our experience and Blink’s customer service call recording, I’ve jotted a guide and made it easy for you. Continue reading to find out!
A Self-Tested Guide of Things to Do After Module Resets: The 12 Important Actions
After the reset, a Blink camera system and the Module are required to re-connect. Here are the instructions that I followed for the proper configuration of Sandra’s module after reset:
- On your device, install and open the Blink app.
- An option “add device” will pop up. Select that.
- Connect your Sync module to a laptop or any other energy source.
- Choose the option ”Sync module”.
- A QR code is printed on at the back of the Sync module, locate it.
- The Blink app will require access to your camera, grant it, and use it to scan the QR code.
- Connect with the network that is generated by your Sync module.
- Now, reconfigure the module to your personal Wi-Fi.
- Tap on the option ”done” and a Sync module will pop up on the screen of your Blink app.
- Now, find the plus (+) sign on the right side of the app and open that.
- Then, when you find the option ”Blink Wireless Camera”, select it.
- Again, using the camera in the blink application, scan the QR code and you’re good to go.
You will now be able to smoothly use and take advantage of the Sync module.
Now, the tech-lover in me always wants to look for alternate ways and it’s time to look into the other common way that I tried to fix the Blink Sync module problems. Let’s learn about it:
Restarting Your Sync Module
For simple issues like only refreshing the Sync module or trying to connect it to the Wi-Fi network, you can try restarting instead of resetting. I personally prefer resolving the issue with the power cycle instead of resetting because it usually solves the issue and you don’t have to set up everything from the default.
However, we are not very successful. But you can try your luck by following these simplified instructions:
- Disconnect your module from the energy source.
- Keep your Sync module disconnected for almost 30 – 45 seconds.
- Lastly, connect it, turn it on until you observe a green and solid blue light, and then create connections to the Blink cameras.
How Do You Force a Firmware Reset: Simple Instructions
If you’re facing persistent issues and you can’t reset your device smoothly, don’t worry. I have curated a simple guide for this process too. Let’s check it out:
- Disconnect the power of your Sync module and keep hold of the reset trigger. (use a paperclip or safety pin to do it).
- Don’t release the button and plug in your power cord.
- Be patient unless you see a red light. Only after that, let go of the reset button.
- After that, you will see the green and blue light on your module.
- Reconnect the module to the application, allow the firmware to update and the process will be completed.
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Solving Post-Reset Problems
When you are done with the reset, a few additional issues may show up. Worry not because I also had to go through them. Below, I have listed the common problems and how Sandra and I resolved them, let’s dive in!
1. Connecting to the Wi-Fi Again
This issue is pretty common and can be resolved by ensuring that your Sync module is receiving the Wi-Fi signals properly for swift operation. Also, double-check the password and the name of your network connection.
2. Recognition of Devices
If your camera is not discovering the device, ensure that it’s close to the Sync module meaning they are within range, and then try reconnecting. If the issue is not resolved, I would recommend you restart your device and give it a second go.
3. Contact the Blink Official User Helpline
If it’s something other than the above two problems, you should contact Blink support for additional assistance. Provide details about the problem that you are facing and the steps taken, they will help you get out of the situation.
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What Makes Blink Module an Integral Part of System
Listed below are some reasons why the Blink module is considered important. Let’s dive in!
- It allows the battery-operated devices of Blink to stay online.
- Allows the Blink camera users to manage multiple Blink devices in one place.
- Stores the video recordings securely.
- Provides access to instant alerts and the ability to live-stream video
Can I delete my Blink Sync module and reinstall it?
Yes, you can delete the Sync module and reinstall it if necessary. To do it, use the Blink app to remove the module and then follow the setup process to add it again.
What happens if you unplug the Blink Sync module?
If you unplug the Blink Sync module, the normal functionality is disrupted. During this time, the cameras cannot communicate with the Sync module.
Why is the green light flashing on my Blink Sync module?
The green light flashing shows that you are not actively setting up the module. A green light is a signal that the module is ready to get connected to a Wi-Fi network.
What if my Blink camera is already registered to another account?
If your Blink Camera is already registered to another account, you will need to get it removed before adding it to your device. Blink cameras cannot exist in two places at once.
How do you reset the Blink Sync module?
You can easily reset the Sync module by locating and pressing the reset button with a safety pin. You need to press and hold the button for 5-15 seconds and you’re good to proceed with setting it up again.
The final say is that how to reset the Blink Sync module is not a difficult process if you follow the guidelines correctly. You will be required to reset your Blink system for several reasons like connectivity issues or seeing the ‘offline’ message. However, before deciding on a factory reset, keep in mind that you have to set up everything all over again.
For the reset process use a non-metallic object to press the reset button for about 5 seconds until you see a red light appear. Then, after 15 seconds, the light should start blinking blue and turn green, that is the sign indicating your module is ready to get configured.
To avoid issues after the reset, ensure that the module is in the network’s range and you are using the correct credentials. If you face any unexpected issues, I would recommend getting in touch with customer support.