Magnetic Encoder Write Error 10 with Performance / Value Class SDK

Article ID: 85105907



Topic or Information

When encoding magnetic cards using the Performance and Value Class SDK, attempting to encode more than 8 bytes of data to track three may result in an error 10

Applies To

 This solution is useful for:

  • Magnetic encoding
  • Performance / Value Class SDK and Card Printers
  • Track three encoding issues


This issue can be resolved by updating the firmware on the printer to 2.00.03 or greater.  As of October 2012, firmware version 2.00.03 is not a standard release and therefore is not actively supported by Zebra.  Because of this, any unintended behavior of this firmware will not be corrected.  Contact a member of the Card SDK group at to receive a copy of firmware version 2.00.03.

+ Product Codes

  • P100i
  • P110i
  • P120i
  • P330i Card Printer
  • P430i Card Printer
  • Value Class Card Printer