How to use the BLAST & MEGABLAST Diagnostic Tool

The BLAST MEGABLAST Diagnostic Tool is an application for your PC or Mac that lets you recover an unresponsive speaker and reset it to the factory default settings. The tool also has the ability to gather diagnostic information that can be emailed to Customer Care to help them troubleshoot problems.

The tool is available for Windows (10, 8, and 7), as well as MacOS (10.10+).

Mac OSX Diagnostic Tool Windows Diagnostic Tool

Running the BLAST MEGABLAST Diagnostic Tool

  1. Download the tool and then open it. Mac users should drag the file into the Application folder. Follow the onscreen instructions to install.
  2. Connect your speaker to the computer using the USB cable that came with the speaker.

    NOTE: It’s important that you use the included cable as it supports data transfers. If you need a replacement cable please contact Customer Care.
  3. If possible, turn your speaker on. If your speaker won’t turn on, the tool will still work, however.
  4. Open the tool using the icon on your desktop, or from the Application folder on your Mac.
  5. If the speaker is not detected by the utility, check the USB connection between the speaker and your computer, and then click Refresh Data in the upper left corner of the tool.
    Refresh Data
  6. If the tool still doesn’t detect your speaker, please contact Ultimate Ears Support.
  7. Once your speaker has been detected, information for it will be displayed.
    Speaker Data
  8. To reset the speaker to factory defaults click Reset to Factory Defaults.
    Reset Defaults
  9. NOTE: Resetting to factory defaults will clear all customer configured information on the speaker. This includes any previously paired devices and Wi-Fi settings. After resetting the speaker you’ll need to go through the app setup again before you can connect to Wi-Fi or use Alexa.
    Resetting Data

  10. Once the reset completes, turn your speaker on and use the BLAST & MEGABLAST app to set it up.

Creating a Diagnostic File

If your speaker continues to be unresponsive after the reset or has other issues in general, please use the following steps to create a Diagnostic File.

  1. Open the BLAST MEGABLAST Diagnostic Tool.
  2. Connect your speaker to the computer using the USB cable that came with your speaker. 
    NOTE: It’s important that you use the included cable as it supports data transfers. If you need a replacement cable please contact Customer Care.
  3. Your speaker should automatically turn on after being connected to your computer. If it doesn’t, turn it on now. If the utility doesn’t recognize your speaker, click Refresh Data in the upper left corner of the tool.

    Refresh Data

  4. Under Reset To Factory Defaults, click Create Diagnostic File.
  5. Review the information and then click OK to continue.

    Create Diagnostic File

  6. The diagnostic file will be created and automatically saved to your computer’s desktop.
    IMPORTANT: If the utility doesn’t recognize a Serial Number for your speaker, add something to the name of the diagnostic file to associate it to you, such as a case number if you have one, or your first and last name.
  7. When you contact Ultimate Ears Support, let them know that you have run the BLAST MEGABLAST Diagnostic Tool and the agent will let you know where to email the file so it can be reviewed.