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The Card Slot does not read many of the MSU ID cards

The Card Slot does not read many of the MSU ID cards. 

Swipe ID cards using a single, smooth motion from top down to bottom.  Do not swipe up and down repeatedly, as is a common practice. This will scratch the card and wear out the read-heads on the register.  Only use this up and down multi-swipe technique as a last resort for problematic cards. 
Use a magstripe cleaning card in the card slot on a monthly basis.  Swipe the cleaning card through the reader approximately 10 times to remove magnetic build up and dirt.  See “Supplies” section below for ordering information.