Every time you slide a card through the reader, a little bit of whatever was on the card gets left behind. This will build up over time and can eventually block the magnetic reader. Cleaning the swipe is simple, but before you start assembling your own contraption to clean the sensor, give us a call and we can send you the product that is designed for this job.
These Cleaning Cards are very easy to use and they won't cause harm to your Magnetic Reader. You just need to swipe them through as you would a normal Credit Card about 5 or 6 times. If it seems that it is still dirty, don't worry, we will send you more than one at once to make sure that the device is clean. After you clean it, it should be ready to go and it will read much better.
If your Card Swipe still does not work after cleaning, it may need to be repaired. Please refer to our previous Blog Post for the procedure.