I recenlty received some 3500XL switches and I am trying to reset their password so I can erase all configs. I am starting by trying to follow the instructions to boot to the Switch Rom where I can reset the password. My instructions have me:
- Hold mode button and connect power cable
- once the light above the 1x port goes off, release mode
I am suppose to see the "password-recovery mechanism is enabled" line but I only see "Xmodem file system is available" instead. If i continue on in the instructions i get access denied when I try to access the flash dir (dir flash command).
Can someone help me with what I am doing wrong?