Factory Resetting a Locked Flashforge Dreamer WiFi Card

Rootyjr | 05-16-2018
Factory Resetting a Locked Flashforge Dreamer WiFi Card

Not that long ago I locked myself out of the Flashforge Dreamer's WiFi admin console.  I asked tech support at Flashforge about it, and they said I had to replace the WiFi card which they offered me.  I declined offer and decided that I would fix the problem myself.  Thankfully, the internet always has your back.  After some scouring I got a basic idea of what to do to fix this issue.  Then, I wrote this post as a guide showing you exactly how to solve this problem yourself.

Please Note: This is a self-tested guide that worked well.  That being said I am not responsible for any damages or injury that you may incur either to the device or yourself.  Try it at your own risk.

Tools You Will Need:

  • Alan Key (Look in your Flashforge maintenance kit.)
  • Small piece of flexible metal (A stripped down twisty tie works well.)

Removing the Bottom Panel:

The first thing you want to do is place the Dreamer on it's back.  A bed will work well for this just make sure there is a power outlet near it.  Remove the bottom black panel from your Dreamer.  There is an alan key included in your maintenance package shipped with the Dreamer.  There is a total of six screws that will need to be removed.  After that, just pop the black panel off.

 

Bottom of Dreamer after the black panel has been removed.
Bottom of Dreamer after the black panel has been removed.

Locating Your WiFi Card:

At this point you will need plug power in to your Dreamer.  After that turn it on and use the touch display to turn on the WiFi.  If you can see in the picture above there is a small chip at the bottom of the core blue board.  That's your WiFi card (see below).

Your Wifi Card.
The WiFi card.

You will want to take a small wire and connect the two highlighted terminals for about 5-6 seconds.  At this point the LED on the right side of the chip will start to flash continue counting to around 5-6 seconds.  When you are done counting, pull the clip away from the card.  If the flashing doesn't stop immediately, tap the connection real quick once more.  At this point all you have to do is restart the printer, turn WiFi on in the settings, connect to the network with your computer/tablet/phone, and trying logging in to see if it works.  If it doesn't work, just repeat the steps.  I had to do it a few times to get it to work.

Connecting the pins.
Connecting the pins.

The End Result:

Because this a factory reset all WiFi related changes have to be redone.

The network that needs resetting. | The reset network.
The old network | The reset network.

I hope this guide was helpful. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment.

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