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OpenAI ChatGPT API 429 "Too Many Requests" error - SOLVED

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Starting 26th March 2024, some API calls to OpenAI's ChatGPT end point receive a

429 "Too Many Requests"

error which is confusing as the accounts experiencing this are nowhere near their RPM (requests per minute), RPD (requests per day), TPM (tokens per minute) or TPD (tokens per day) limits.

Instead, it stems from an issue with OpenAI's auto-recharge not working and allow accounts to temporarily fall into negative balance until the billing catches up.

This ISN'T a Rate Limit error as it reports - check your balance instead at

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