Error Codes

BBC micro:bit with all 25 LEDs lit


Your micro:bit may encounter a situation that prevents it from running your code. When this happens, a frowny face will appear on your micro:bit screen (see picture) followed by an error number.

Below is a list of error numbers and what they mean:

  • 10 (MICROBIT_I2C_LOCKUP): the micro:bit's I2C bus is not working
  • 20 (MICROBIT_OOM): there is no free memory on the micro:bit
  • 42: your micro:bit can't execute your script properly. Flash a different .hex file to it, then try flashing and running your previous script again.