Do bank cards work after going through a 60 degree wash? Watch

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Well? xD

(The nearest cashpoint is 8 miles, so it's not really convienant to go and check. XD)
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I'd try but I only have the one card
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well my school swipecard has a similar magnetic strip and thats been washed a few times.
it still works!
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Going into the city today - We'll soon find out!!
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I wouldn't think so.

If you call them up they will probably send you a new one. That's what I did when I lost mine.
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favorite[/s]things...]well my school swipecard has a similar magnetic strip and thats been washed a few times.
it still works!
Mines a chip and pin though. :P
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Mine didn't.
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(Original post by Spotty Dog)
Mines a chip and pin though. :P
i believe the information is still held in the strip though.
you can always try it and call for a new one if it doesn't work!
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You will be fine aslong as it hasn't deformed the plastic of the card.
The chip should be fine, electronics only break in water when they're switched on.
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Mines a chip and pin though. :P
Electronics can't be damaged in water unless they are turned on. So it will probably be fine, so long as the plastic didn't get distorted or anything...
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they do work after a 60C wash, don't with tumble dryers!
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It worked!!
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