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Error 8016A0FA occurs when you try to redeem an Xbox Live Gold membership card

You see the following error code when you try to redeem a prepaid Xbox Live Gold membership card:

8016A0FA

This error means that redeeming the card would put you over the maximum time allowed for an Xbox Live Gold membership. An Xbox Live Gold membership can be extended to a maximum of 36 months.

Solution

To resolve this problem, hold onto the Xbox Live Gold card until your Xbox Live membership is closer to expiring. Your membership can be extended to a maximum time of 36 months (3 years).

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