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What do I do if I withdrew the "wrong" AVAX from an exchange?
What do I do if I withdrew the "wrong" AVAX from an exchange?
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Users who withdrew their AVAX on the wrong network can follow the general steps below to access their funds and return them to the original location:

NOTE: If not already in the wallet, users will need to obtain the chain's gas token for transaction fees when returning their non-C-Chain AVAX to the original platform.

  1. Add a custom Layer-2 network to Core. Users can visit for RPC information for both the Polygon and BSC networks.

  2. Once the appropriate network is added to Core, make that network the primary network.

  3. Return the non-C-Chain AVAX to their original source (for example, an exchange). Restart the withdrawal process and choose the Avalanche C-Chain network.

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