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List of QuickBooks POS Errors – Quickbooks provide best accounting solutions and a user wants to get manage their company data in an organized manner with the help of QuickBooks. However, QuickBooks users face some POS Errors. So here we are going to discuss List of QuickBooks POS Errors. 

QuickBooks is a great accounting software by which any business person can run a business from anywhere and at any time. In QuickBooks, you can connect your bank account with QuickBooks automatically to manage all your bank transactions. Adding Payments to your Point of Sale (POS) makes credit card processing easy and fast. Below you can check List of QuickBooks POS Errors. 

List of QuickBooks POS Errors

sometimes users face some POS issues with their running devices. Let’s discuss some List of QuickBooks POS Errors.  and their troubleshooting methods.

QuickBooks Error 171603

Error message 176103: Unable activate the product, this error occurs when attempting to validate a Quickbooks for Point of Sale Desktop License.

Reasons for this errors are,

  • This error occurs when you Enter wrong validation code for an upgrade copy of point to sale
  • The license number is wrong
  • Computer system date may be set incorrectly.

Troubleshooting steps to resolve this issue are given below,

Solution 1

  • To verify that the right validation code is used
  • Validation code should be entered without spaces.

Solution 2

  • Go to the windows start button then right click and you have to choose Open Windows Explorer.
  • Now, click Organize and click on Folder and Search options,
  • You have to Click on View Tab
  • Click on show hidden files and folders
  • Click to clear the Hide protected operating files checkbox.
  • When you see the warnings, click Yes and then click on Ok

QuickBooks Error Code 176109

Invalid Product Code or Invalid Product Number Errors

This error mainly occurs when you upgrade your Point of Sale to a newer version or when you are adding more users or adding a client license to an existing Point of Sale network. This error also occurs  if you have inserted an incorrect product key.

You should verify the product code by using simple ways:

Click on Help, then you have to select  About Point of Sale and check for the Product Number. Make sure you are logged into Windows as the administrator If the product number is correct. Once if you have eliminated administrator rights then files in the Point of Sale Client Entitlement folder can damage.

Solution 1:

To repair these damaged files, do the following steps:

  • Click the Start button then click on Control Panel
  • select Folder Options.
  • Select the View tab and you have to select Show hidden files, folders, or drives.
  • Then click on OK.
  • Click the Local Disk (C:) > Program Data > Intuit > Entitlement Client > v8. [Windows 7 and Vista]

Solution 2:

Browse to Local Disk (C:) > Program Data > Intuit > Entitlement Client > v8. [Windows 8]

  • Select all of the files in the folder and you have to delete them.
  • Now open the  QuickBooks POS.
  • If the problem still persists, you have to  to re-install the Point of Sale software.

Error code 175305: Storage Exchange error

This error caused by either,

  • Windows firewall is interfering with the store exchange process
  • You are not logged into Microsoft windows as an administrator


  • Go to the file menu and you have to Select Preferences
  • Click on Company
  • Now click multi-store and choose the store Exchange
  • Take note of the current preference
  • Choose Not Used for each store and you have to click on save
  • Now, File and select the Company Preferences
  • Click on Multistore then on  Store Exchange.
  • Re-enter the original company preferences for each store’s communication method
  • click on Save.
  • Now perform another cycle of Store Exchange (Stores> Send File)

QuickBooks Point of Sale Financial Exchange Error:

No money displayed in the inventory assets, When the users try to enter the received inventory in the software and when attempts to QB financial software to run an inventory report. Check the solution given below :


In Financial, check the activity log, financial center to see if you are getting any financial exchange errors. The log will give you a clue as to what’s wrong in this If you are the log. If something is missing in QB so it comes usually.

  • Go to the File and you have to search for  your default mapping accounts
  • Then select preferences and click on the company
  • Click on Accounts.

QuickBooks POS Store Exchange File Errors

One of the common errors in QuickBooks Point of Sale is store exchange file error. Store exchange is the process of exchange of data between headquarters and remote stores. The data transferred between stores is known as mailbag.

Solution 1

  1. Close your Point of Sale QuickBooks

  2.  On your desktop, Right-click the Point of Sale icon and select Run as Administrator.
  3. Run the Store Exchange.

Solution 2

  1. Open an internet browser outside of Point of Sale to ensure your internet connection works. If it doesn’t, contact your IT.
  2. Create a new Windows Administrator user to ensure the Windows Profile you are using is not damaged.
  3. Run the Store Exchange

Bank Account Errors for QuickBooks Point of Sale

Window 7 or Vista

  1. Please click OK to the error dialog box and restart the computer. Now, try opening Point of Sale again.
  2. If the error still persists: Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Run.
  3. In the Open field, enter MSC and then click OK.
  4. Right-click QBPOS Database Manager vXXand select Start. If Start is unavailable, select Restart.

Window  XP

  1. Please click OKto the error and restart the computer. Now, try opening Point of Sale again.
  2. If the error persists: Choose Start and select Run.
  3. In the Open field, enter MSC and then click OK.
  4. Right-click QBPOS Database Manager vXXand select Start. If Start is unavailable, select Restart.

We hope that by following the above steps you will able to fix QuickBooks POS Errors. The above List of QuickBooks POS Errors is very helpful in solving some of the common POS Errors

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