How do you fix the error code L-500 in Minecraft?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 3rd, 2022

Minecraft error code l-500 is a server error that occurs when the server is unable to connect to the client. This can happen for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to: the server is down, the client is behind a firewall, or the client's internet connection is not working.

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1. Restart your computer

  1. To restart your computer, press the "power" button on your computer and then press the "restart" button.
  2. After your computer restarts, sign in to your computer.
  3. Click on the "start button" and then click on "control panel."
  4. Under "system and security," click on "restart."
  5. Click on "yes" to restart your computer.
  6. After your computer restarts, sign in to your computer.
  7. Click on the "start button" and then click on "minecraft."
  8. Click on "options."
  9. Under "game," click on "server."
  10. In the "server options" window, click on "start."
  11. Under "server address," enter the address of the server where the problem is occurring.
  12. Click on "ok" to restart the server.
  13. If the problem is still occurring, click on "help."
  14. In the "help" window, click on "logging."
  15. In the "logging" window, click on "disable."
  16. Click on "ok" to close the "logging" window.
  17. Click on "quit."

2. Update your drivers

  1. Open Device Manager by right-clicking on "My Computer" and selecting "Manage."
  2. In the "Device Manager," locate the "Network Adapters" category and select it.
  3. Right-click on the network adapter you wish to update and select "Properties."
  4. On the "Driver" tab, select the "Update Driver" button.
  5. In the "Search for Driver Software" dialog box, type "msinfo32" and click on the "OK" button.
  6. If the "Update Driver" button is not available, then the driver you are looking for may not be available for your specific computer. In this case, you will need to contact your computer's manufacturer for assistance.
  7. Select the "Browse for Driver Software" button and locate the driver file. After you have located the driver file, click on the "Open" button.
  8. Click on the "Yes" button to install the driver.
  9. Restart your computer.
  10. Verify that the driver has been installed successfully by opening Device Manager and clicking on the "Network Adapters" category. The updated driver should be listed under "Network Adapters."

3. Update Minecraft

  1. Go to the official Minecraft website and sign in.

  2. Click on "Updates" in the top right corner.

  3. On the Updates page, click on the "Download" button next to the Minecraft version you want to update.

  4. On the Download page, click on the "Install" button.

  5. When the Minecraft update is ready, it will start downloading.

  6. When the download is complete, click on the "Install" button to install the update.

  7. When the Minecraft update is installed, click on the "Play" button to start the game. If you are still having problems with Minecraft, you can try the following troubleshooting steps:

  8. Make sure your computer has the latest version of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed.

  9. Make sure your computer has enough memory (at least 4GB).

  10. Make sure your computer has the latest version of the Minecraft client.

  11. Make sure your computer is connected to the Internet.

  12. Make sure your computer is up to date with all the latest security patches.

4. Reinstall Minecraft

  1. Navigate to the location of your Minecraft installation.
  2. Delete the META-INF folder if it exists.
  3. Download the latest Minecraft installer.
  4. Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. Launch Minecraft and select the “Create New Profile” option.
  6. Enter the name of your new profile and click the “Create Profile” button.
  7. Select the version of Minecraft you want to install and click the “Install” button.
  8. Minecraft will start to install and once it’s complete, click the “Play” button.
  9. If you experience any errors while installing or playing Minecraft, please follow the instructions below to fix the error.

5. Run Minecraft as an administrator

  1. Open the Minecraft launcher and click on "Play."
  2. On the "Options" menu, click on "Minecraft Server."
  3. On the "Minecraft Server" window, click on the "Administer Server" button.
  4. On the "Administer Server" window, click on the "Security" tab.
  5. On the "Security" tab, click on the "Run As" button.
  6. In the "Run As" window, type "java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server.jar" and press Enter.
  7. In the "Console" window, type "!l-500" and press Enter.
  8. The "Console" window will show the error code "L-500."

Some users might also have success with the following opitons:

  1. Delete the .minecraft folder
  2. Repair your Minecraft installation
  3. Try running Minecraft in compatibility mode
  4. Reset your router
  5. Check for malware on your computer