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September 12, 2017, 01:23:18 PM
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Hi,

I just received some bitcoins on my address (verified this on blockchains) but my electrum wallet seems to be out of service before I could retrieve them from the server. So there are still on blockchains but my wallet won't retrieve anything.

What happens then to my money ?

I even tried to make a new wallet from the seed phrase but this oe does not connect at all. I already reinstall electrum.. ^^

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September 12, 2017, 01:39:52 PM
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Hey! Some of the electrum servers do not work sometimes, so you'll need to switch the server that you are currently using.
Here is how you can do it:

1. Click "Tools" from electrum, and then "network".
2. On network you will see many servers, which you can pick out of from which you want to use. You can change them quickly depending on which works and which do not.
3. Then just press okay, and wait for 10 seconds to see whether the electrum syncs the transactions or not.

You can run your own electrum node as well, if you want. However this requires a computer with at least 150GB of free HDD space for the blockchain, since electrum nodes search for the transacactions from bitcoin nodes which are setup.
I hope this helps you, and if none of the servers work, you will have to update electrum probably or sign a transaction seperately and broadcast it or just simply export and import the private key to another wallet.

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September 12, 2017, 01:44:58 PM
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What happens then to my money ?

It stays on the blockchain until you can get a wallet working properly with the correct address and seed phrase (or private key).

Then, when you eventually get the wallet working correctly, the wallet will be able to access and spend those bitcoins.

If you do not have the correct seed phrase, and your do not have the correct private key, then the bitcoins will stay right where they are at on the blockchain forever.

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September 12, 2017, 02:02:57 PM
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Hi,

Thanks onnz24 to answer.

I did tried a new wallet : didnt work. I tried change servers : didnt work either, actually electrum wont connect to any server if I dont switch it off and on again..
I gonna try your node solution.. Ill be back.. ^^


And many thanks Danny to reassure me : so they wont be lost.. ever ? Smiley
Good !..

The time I get back the new wallet did connect and start sync.. It stucks now in june 2017 with not verified transactions and will go on I hope.

Will update..
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September 12, 2017, 02:19:46 PM
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Hi,

Thanks onnz24 to answer.

I did tried a new wallet : didnt work. I tried change servers : didnt work either, actually electrum wont connect to any server if I dont switch it off and on again..
I gonna try your node solution.. Ill be back.. ^^


And many thanks Danny to reassure me : so they wont be lost.. ever ? Smiley
Good !..

The time I get back the new wallet did connect and start sync.. It stucks now in june 2017 with not verified transactions and will go on I hope.

Will update..

Your coins will not be lost if you hold the private keys or the wallet files. what is your electrum version if i may ask?
If it is old, please update it since it might have some old nodes.
You can also try to delete all the files on the electrum folder apart from the wallets folder

press windows + R and then write on the box the following: %appdata%/electrum

Then delete everything except folder named "wallets". WALLETS FOLDER HAS YOUR PRIVATE KEYS, WHATEVER YOU DO NOT DELETE IT!!

This kind of approach could work as well, however i recommend trying to update your wallet. Hosting electrum node takes quite alot of tech knowledge to succesfully do.

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September 13, 2017, 01:00:29 PM
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Hi onnz,

Thanks for the suggestion but I already did try to start over (I have a backup of all my credentials), seed and everything.. But nothing worked.

So before get into the node session I tried again but with a purge parameter (debian / electrum 2.7.9 : apt-get --pruge remove electrum) and it did work.. Nearly.. Because it actually didnt get /update to my last operation.

Now I have a I supposed-working wallet but without the money I had in the previous ?? And yes, before asked I did restore it with my seed.

Anyone has any suggestion ? ^^

Thanks
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