Which way round does the card go in the cash machine again?!

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Kattt_452
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Right I know this is the stupidest question ever, and I have paid for stuff with my card quite a few times in the past but I'm having amnesia today and need an answer pronto!!

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Usually it's with the microchip upwards and at the front.
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The end with the shiny square thing (i think it's a microchip) goes in first.
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chip to the front facing up , mag stripe to the right and on the 'bottom'
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Usually it's with the microchip upwards and at the front.
So I'd be inserting it with the security number side facing me?
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who cares...the lady will tell you if its wrong anyway...different machines r different
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(Original post by Kattt_452)
So I'd be inserting it with the security number side facing me?
No, you need the raised numbers facing you. There are usually even little pictures on ATMs and Chip&Pin machines to show you which way round it goes...
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So I'd be inserting it with the security number side facing me?
No the security number is usually on the back of the card on the signature strip.

The chip should be on the front of your card. When you put the card into the machine the chip should be facing upwards and it should be the side closest to the chip that goes in first.
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So I'd be inserting it with the security number side facing me?
I can't read the word inserting without thinking rude thoughts.

And i realise this statement is of no use whatsoever to you.
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(Original post by MonsterMash)
I can't read the word inserting without thinking rude thoughts.

And i realise this statement is of no use whatsoever to you.
:rolleyes: At this stage, saying putting it in the machine wouldn't really be a better alternative would it...

Thanks everyone, I feel like a prize fool right enough.
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Put it in one way and it it doesn't work do it the other :p:
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Put it in one way and it it doesn't work do it the other :p:
I thought machines nommed your card if you put it in the wrong way?
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SHHHH GUYS!

We don't want more females to know how to use cards. The economy aint recovered yet.
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I thought machines nommed your card if you put it in the wrong way?
I always put mine in the wrong way as long as you don't force it it should be fine
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Rule of thumb: silver side of the microchip facing up, on the far side of the card from you.
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If you give me your card and your pin, I'll be glad to do it for you



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I always put mine in the wrong way as long as you don't force it it should be fine
Oh okay, that's alright then.

(For the lulz: I accidentally cut up the wrong bank card this morning after receiving a new debit card.)
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I thought machines nommed your card if you put it in the wrong way?
no you either cant get in the slot (s******)

or it spits it back out (another s******)
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no you either cant get in the slot (s******)

or it spits it back out (another s******)
:rolleyes:

In any case, after all that, the woman actually just took the card off me and inserted it herself :lolwut:
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