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HELIX Support FAQ
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Line 6 Device Factory Reset Proceduresfactory reset restore
Note: This will erase all current presets and restore the factory sounds, so please save your sounds on a second source if necessary.
AMPLIFi 30/75/150/TT: Press and hold the Master Volume knob and Tone button as you power up the amp.
AMPLIFi FX100: Press and hold the Master Volume knob and the TAP button as you power up the unit.
Axsys 212 or AX2: Press and hold the "User/Preset" and "Save/Store Sounds" buttons, and keep holding as you turn the unit on.
Duoverb: Hold A & D while powering unit.
DT25/DT50: Requires a MIDI-to-USB interface with driver support from manufacturer (M-Audio MIDIsport series, Yamaha UX16, etc.) and use Line 6 Monkey via USB connection to MIDI In and MIDI Out of DT50 for a firmware re-install. DT25/DT50 Firmware Update Instructions
Firehawk FX: Press and hold the Master Volume knob and the TAP button as you power up the unit. Unfortunately, any patches not backed up to My Tones prior to the reset will be lost.
Firehawk 1500: Press and hold the Master Volume knob and the Navigation Encoder (the scroll wheel) as you power up the unit.
Flextone I &II: hold down A, B, C, and D while powering the unit on.
Flextone III: hold the A and D Buttons while powering up for 8 seconds.
Bass POD: press and hold the up and down arrow buttons as you power the unit on for ~ 5-7 seconds or until it goes to the preset 1-A
Bass POD Pro: Hold the UP and DOWN arrow key down as you power on for ~ 7 seconds.
Bass POD XT Pro and Bean: press SAVE once, use the select key to scroll clockwise to “factory recall” page, then press SAVE twice.
Bass POD XT Live: see POD XT Bean/Live/Pro
Bass Floor POD: Hold COMP and FX while powering up. When “01” appears, disconnect power. Power up.
Floor POD: Hold MOD and DELAY while powering up. When “01” appears, disconnect power. Power up.
Floor POD Plus: Hold BANK UP and BANK DOWN while powering up unit (display will read INT)
Four Button Modeling Pedal: (DL-4, MM-4, FM-4, DM-4): Hold A and D footswitches and power up - the power is turned on and off on the modeler pedals by inserting a plug into the left mono input jack.
Helix: Turn unit off and then back on. Hold in Footswitch 8,9,+12 right after you turn the unit on, throughout the boot process, until you see that your factory presets are loading
HD147: hold the A and D Buttons while powering up your amp.
JM4: Hold down the settings/tone button as you power the unit on and hold the button for 5-8 seconds.
M5: Press and hold the TAP button and tap the Model Select knob to enter the setup menu. Tap the model select knob until you see the MIDI, Tempo and Gate functions. Turn the model select knob until the corresponding display shows RST FACT. Hold the On/Off switch and tap the model select knob twice to reset the M5.
M9: Press FX Unit 1B and 2B switches at the same time to enter the setup menu. Press the Model Select knob until the display reads MIDI Gate Display across the top. Turn the Model Select knob until the corresponding display shows RST FACT. Press and hold the TAP button just before (split second) pressing the Model Select knob. Its like pressing them down at the same time, but making sure the TAP button is pressed first. Do that once again to reset the M9.
M13: Press and hold Looper Controls to enter the setup menu. In FX UNIT 4, turn the Model Select knob until the corresponding display shows RST FACT. Press down on the Model Select knob twice to complete the reset.
Lowdown: power on while holding down the 'A' button for 5-8 seconds.
POD/POD 2.0/Bass POD/POD Pro: press and hold the up and down arrow buttons as you power the unit on for ~ 5-7 seconds or until it goes to the preset 1-A
Pocket POD: Hold the save button and 4-way arrow key up while plugging a cable into the instrument input to power the unit on. The unit will prompt for a factory reset, press save to initiate the factory reset. You can also re-install the flash memory on the Pocket POD by connecting to your computer via USB and using the latest version of Line 6 Monkey. In the UPDATES tab of Monkey, click on Flash Memory, then click 'Re-Install Latest' or 'Update Selection'.
POD X3 - Bean/Live: Press and hold the ‘Home/Hold For Commands’ button, select ‘Reset User Presets’ and press the ‘Save’ knob to reset the User bank to its factory presets.
POD XT: Bean/Live/Pro: You must re-install the flash memory on the PODxt device to reset the unit back to factory settings. Check out this link for instructions. PODxt reflash instructions.
POD HD300/400: POD HD300/400 Factory Reset Video Tutorial
POD HD500/500x/HD/HD Pro: You must re-install the flash memory on the HD device to reset the unit back to factory settings. Check out this link for instructions POD HD500 Factory Reset Video Tutorial
Rackmounted Pro Effect units
MOD Pro/Filter Pro/Echo Pro: press MIDI/Sys, use program select knob to “FR” (save button will begin flashing). Turn speed knob all the way up to “all”, press save twice.
From the edit menu, select "Factory Reset" and press the Nav/Select Encoder. Turn the Encoder to select OK, or cancel to exit. Press the encoder button to commit your selection.
Spider I, II, III, IV, Micro, and Valve Series: Hold down the A (or clean) button as you turn on the power and hold the button for 5-8 seconds.
Spider Jam: Hold down the settings/tone button as you turn on the power and hold the button for 5-8 seconds.
Variax Electric and Acoustic Guitars and Basses
You will have to connect your VARIAX to the WORKBENCH, POD XT/X3 LIVE, or VETTA II to reset your factory default settings. Then you will have to connect your interface to your computer. Here are the instructions for each:
Variax Electric 300, 500, 600, 700 and James Tyler Variax Guitars
These instruments can only be returned to factory reset by reinstalling the flash memory. Connect the Variax digital guitar cable to your Variax interface (you will need to have the unit powered the with TRS cable unless you are using a POD XT/X3 Live or Vetta) to the Line 6 Monkey, select your variax instrument, choose firmware (in the updates tab), and select “reinstall latest”.
Variax Acoustic (Steel String and Nylon) 300
These instruments do not have a reset function. The presets are simply a variety of settings that the user can overwrite. In other words, the user cannot lose anything, except for the original settings that are provided as examples/starting points.
Variax Acoustic 700 - Soft Reset
Start with unit off (TRS cable and/or Variax Digital cable unplugged from guitar). Rotate the model selector to the SITAR position.
Press and hold model selector (as in Save routine) while inserting TRS cable or Variax Digital cable to power up the unit and perform reset. For a full reset, please follow the Variax Electric Guitar procedure as described above.
Variax Bass 700 705
Factory defaults must be restored one at a time. Select the Model you wish to normalize. Place the blend and two tone controls in the detent position. Now press the Model select pot down until the indicator light stops flashing. The Model should now be restored to factory settings. Use this procedure for any model you want to restore to the factory setting.
Vetta I & II
Press the save button, and spin the Page knob until you get "Reset USER memory?". Press the Save button again and you will see the Vetta count through the channels one by one.
Vetta Reflash procedures
Rackmounted Pro Effect units