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ATM card blocked after entering wrong PIN 3 times?

Recently, a friend of mine tried to withdraw some cash using his HDFC Debit card at a Union Bank of India ATM. May be he was in some sort of hurry, he entered his PIN wrongly, thrice. As you’d expect, his Debit card was blocked. It was written on the ATM transaction slip: ‘ATM card blocked, please visit your branch’. He was worried.

I told him that it’d only be blocked for a day and in case he remembers the PIN correctly he can use the same PIN without any problem from the next day. He wasn’t convinced and immediately went to his home branch, which was just a Kilometer or so away from where we were. Another friend of mine accompanied him to the branch while I was waiting there. They came back, with confirmation that the same PIN will work after 24 hours.

So why this story now?

Because in case you come across such situation, all you need to do is wait for a day and then try with the same PIN again tomorrow. My friend has a HDFC Debit card, and I can confirm this is also applicable to ATM/Debit cards of popular banks such as SBI (and all its associate banks), ICICI Bank, Axis Bank and PNB.

In case you really forgot the PIN, then you need to visit the branch or call the respective phone banking numbers to get your PIN reset. Different banks’ have diffHDFC Titanium Royale debit carderent charges for resetting the PIN. For SBI or its associate banks’, its a nominal charge of Rs.100.

Note: Your card can also be blocked if you enter the PIN wrong (3 times) at a Point of Sale, for example at any merchant store. And it will also be blocked, if 3 wrong entries occur in a combination of ATM and Point of Sale tries, such as 2 at ATM and 1 at Point of Sale.

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45 comments

  1. govind tukaram gawade

    Sir my atm card is blocked please give me new pin code

  2. Very Useful Information Thanks to Sai Digital Magazine

  3. i got new ATM card (chip typed) in place of old one, while generating PIN for new one, system asked me enter the PIN.I enter the old PIN thrice.The card has been blocked.Anybody please tell me how can i unblock my ATM card.

  4. DIBYA LOCHAN SAHU

    Sir my atm card blocked please new pin

  5. Please help me I written 3 time wrong password in sbi atm card please help to unblock my ATM card please please I have so important work with ATM

  6. Please help me I written 3 time wrong password in sbi atm card please help to unblock my ATM card please please I have so important work with ATM

  7. b venu gopal reddy

    sir my atm card is blocked because of forgot my pin how to unblock my atm card

  8. I have 4 time wrong passwod my card is block .how to unblock?

  9. Should we try the next day or after 24 hrs

  10. Your atm has been captured. I tried to withdraw money from my card SBI i got the message your atm has been captured.
    i tried to withdraw from NON SBI atm 2 times i got transaction cancelled.
    second time i tried in another bank atm same i got same

    later i went to sbi atm where my bank account is there. First time i got cannot processs . second i got card has been captured. can anyone tell me whats the prbolem . i entered correct pin and also every time i use same atms for taking cash i had no problem before but why i suddenly got this

  11. I forgot my pin of Central Bank of India classic debit card . I intend it for 3 time and it got block . how to get new pin my card. Hiw much time it will take.

    • Check your net banking for any pin reset option. If not you have to visit your branch and ask for pin reset. I’m not sure of cbi, but pin reset should be an instant thing.

    • I forgot my pin of Axis bank debit card . I intend it for 3 time and it got block . how to get new pin my card. How much time it will take.

  12. My debit card blocked due to entering wrong password. Solve my problem

  13. My axis.visa debit card has been blocked during online transaction
    Will it also be unblocked the next day???
    Plz let me knw

  14. Thank you so much for the information!

  15. hi friends i got my new idbi atm and pin today i went to online registration. but its showing your card is blocked i entered a correct pin.

  16. I was blocked my ATM Card by entering 3 times wrong password. What to do?

  17. I was really feared,but i read this site and then we feel relax that my atm is ready to use after 24 hour….

  18. you are internet banking facility activated customer you can generate Your atm pin at home i think this facility applicable for sbi card holders

  19. Sir,

    I forget my icici paycard pin how can i take the pin
    actully that account created in bangalore and now am in kolkata so how can i take my atm pin
    and company was not given me any passbook. can you please help me (sai) sir Please

  20. I wrongly entered 3 times, then the card was blocked but i know my pin number. Can i use it tomorrow?

  21. I forgot my pin of sbi classic debit card. I entered it for 3 times and it got block. How to get new pin for my card. How much time it will take?

  22. Does this one day block also apply to City Union Bank ?

  23. Today I experienced better test of cash withdrawal from an SBI ATM. O yes my dear friend if you have entered wrong pin code and your card has been blocked, then try to the next day with the same and correct pin code, don’t worry, it will work.

    Thanks You

  24. What happen for Bank of India debit card?is it automatically ok in 24 hours?

  25. Atm pin block pls send me pin number

  26. This post is really useful to me…

    Thanks you…

  27. I forgot my pin of sbi classic debit card. I entered it for 3 times and it got block. How to get new pin for my card. How much time it will take?

  28. My pnb card was blocked yesterday for wrong pin. I hope I can use it today.

  29. Thanks for information, I did same mistake today and was worried and was finding solution over internet and I visited this site thank you so much.

  30. Thanks man you saved my as*

  31. Hi sai,
    Thank you so much. Yesterday I too did the same mistake and was worrying. Thanks friend.

  32. Hi,
    Thanks for the post. I got tensed just like your friend. After reading this post, I’m ok now.

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