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How can I reconfigure my MagTek credit card swipe reader to factory default settings?

To reconfigure your Magtek credit card swiper (Model #21040107 and #21040145) to factory defaults, complete the following steps:

  1. Disconnect the Magtek swipe reader from the computer's USB port.
  2. Click the link to download USB Swipe and Insert Reader from MagTek's website.
  3. Run the Setup Wizard to install the downloaded program. Installation of source code is not required.
  4. From the Start (All Programs) menu, navigate to the MagTek folder and click on MagTekUSBMSRDemo
  5. Connect the MagtTek swipe reader to an available USB port on the computer. At the bottom of the USB MSR program window, a status message will be displayed that the reader has been connected. 
  6. From the File menu, select Open
  7. From the Open dialog box, double click on the following command file: "Change to Keyboard.txt."
  8. In the yellow "Load From File" section, click the Download button. This will execute the commands in the file and reset your MagTek credit card swipe reader to keyboard emulation mode. Results will be displayed in the Communications Dialog text box. 
  9. From the peach "Send Message (Hex)" section to the right of the SendMsg button, enter the following text: 01 04 63.*
  10. Click the SendMsg button. Results will be displayed in the Communication Dialog text box.
  11. From the peach "Send Message (Hex)" section to the right of the SendMsg button, enter the following text: 01 05 0D.*
  12. Click the SendMsg button. Results will be displayed in the Communication Dialog text box. 
  13. Upon execution of the steps above, disconnect the MagTek swipe reader from the computer's USB port.
  14. Wait 30 seconds and reconnect the MagTek swipe reader to the computer's USB port. At the bottom of the USB MSR program window, a status message will be displayed that the credit card reader emulating a keyboard has been connected.
  15. Close the MagTek USB MSR application. 

*Readers purchased by Acclivity/MYOB merchants will use the following messages in lieu of those detailed in steps 9 and 11:

  • Step 9: Use the following text: 01 04 73.
  • Step 11: Use the following text: 01 05 09.

Refer to the Readme.txt for additional information on the Magtek USB MSR appliction.

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