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Ledger transaction failed - troubleshooting steps
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Written by Jakov
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Recommended Ledger Troubleshooting Steps (& Some Tips!)

This guide aims to help you troubleshoot common issues you might encounter while using your Ledger device. By following these steps, you can often resolve connection problems or errors and get back to managing your cryptocurrency securely.
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Important Considerations Before Troubleshooting:

  • Browser Compatibility: Ledger currently doesn't support Firefox for connecting to wallet applications. Please use a different browser like Chrome, Brave, Edge, etc.

  • Ledger Live Interference: Close Ledger Live before connecting your Ledger device to other wallet applications like Solflare. Ledger Live running in the background can sometimes interfere with the connection.

  • Blind Signing: Ensure Blind Signing is enabled on your Ledger device. (Solana app - Settings - Allow blind signing - YES)

Troubleshooting Steps:
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If the above considerations haven't resolved your issue, proceed with these troubleshooting steps:

  1. Try a Different Browser: Sometimes, browser extensions or compatibility issues can cause problems. If you're using an unsupported browser like Firefox, switch to a supported option like Chrome, Brave, or Edge.

  2. Replace the USB Cable: A faulty USB cable can prevent a proper connection. Try using a different cable, preferably the original one that came with your Ledger device, as it's guaranteed to be compatible.

  3. Use a Different USB Port: Try plugging your Ledger device into a different USB port on your computer. Some ports might have limited functionality or be malfunctioning.

  4. Restart Your Computer: A simple computer restart can often resolve temporary glitches that might be causing connection issues.

  5. Connect to Solflare Mobile App (Nano X Only): If you have a Ledger Nano X, you can connect it directly to the Solflare mobile app available on both iOS (Apple App Store) and Android (Google Play Store).

Additional Information to Provide for Better Support:
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When contacting Ledger support or seeking help online, including as much detail about your issue as possible can expedite the troubleshooting process. Here's what information can be helpful:

  • Error Messages: If you're encountering any error messages on Solflare or your computer screen, note down the exact wording and include it in your support request.

  • Ledger Device Model: Specify which Ledger model you're using, such as Nano S, Nano X, etc.

  • Completed Troubleshooting Steps: Indicate which troubleshooting steps you've already tried (all of them or just a few). This helps support identify any missed steps or suggest alternative solutions.

Checklist for Successful Connection:

  • Ensure Ledger Live is closed.

  • Verify Blind Signing is enabled on your Ledger device.

  • Update both the Ledger firmware and the Solana app installed on your Ledger device.

  • Make sure your Ledger is unlocked and displays "Application is ready" on the screen.

  • Use the original USB cable that came with your Ledger.

  • Try connecting to a different USB port on your computer.

  • (For Mobile Connection) Verify in your phone settings that the Solflare app has permission to access location and Bluetooth if applicable to your phone model.

  • In your browser settings, enable access to USB devices.

  • Remove all USB devices from your browser profile and then re-add them. This can help resolve conflicts with other connected devices.

By following these steps and providing detailed information when seeking support, you can effectively troubleshoot most common Ledger connection issues and ensure a smooth user experience.

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