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Guía de inicio para el Square Reader para tarjetas con chip

The Square Reader para tarjetas con chip has two slots – one for swiping magstripe cards and one for inserting chip cards.

A view of the chip card reader that shows the 2 slots – one for magstripe cards and one for chip cards.

Note: If you have the contactless and chip card reader, ir aquí para obtener instrucciones de configuración, as the steps differ from the ones outlined in this article. You can also comparar los distintos lectores Square Reader en cualquier momento.

Charge the Chip Card Reader

Before you use your reader, make sure it’s fully charged. To charge, plug one end of the accompanying USB cable into the reader and the other end into a wall charger, USB port on your computer, or any powered USB outlet.

You’ll see a small amber (yellow) light at the bottom of the reader when charging is in progress. The following colors indicate different battery states:

  • Green: Fully charged

  • Amber (Yellow): Charging

  • Red: Low battery or no charge

When your reader is charged, open the Square app and insert the reader into the audio jack of your device with Square’s logo facing you. When you see “Reader Ready” at the top of your screen in the app, you can start accepting payments.

Accept Payments with Your Chip Card Reader

Chip Cards

Every card with a chip will need to be inserted in the front slot of the reader and held in place throughout the entire transaction. 

When you’re ready to process a chip card with the Square app:

  1. Hold the card vertically with both the card and Square’s logo facing you.

  2. Insert the card (chip side first) into the front slot.

  3. Push the card to the left until you hear a click to make sure the chip on the card makes contact with the chip in the reader.

  4. Leave the card in place until you fully complete the payment.

If you’re having any trouble with your reader, review these consejos para la solución de problemas del lector.

MagStripe Cards

Every magstripe card without a chip can be deslizar por la ranura posterior del lector

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