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How to connect a barcode scanner to your computer

If you run a business, you probably need a barcode scanner to help control the items in and out of your iTunes. It is also possible to bar code reader to a computer at home. These devices connect through a USB port like most other external hardware.


1. Connect the barcode scanner to your computer via the USB port. A window showing the computer has detected a new piece of hardware.


2. Insert the CD driver installation. Wait until the installation wizard.


3. Follow the instructions to complete the installation. Remove the driver CD and replace it with a software CD is provided.

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how to program the price of items on to the barcode scanner


The programming is not done on the bar code scanner, but on your alpha unit. You need to program the item price when you program the item UPC and the Description.

May 25, 2011 | Royal PS700-USB Handheld Barcode Scanner

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We are using a Metrologic MS9520 (keyboard wedge) with QuickBooks. It won't scan barcodes provided by Quickbooks, even though it's supposed to be compatible. We've downloaded about every driver, config, etc. program, and still no results. It will scan other printed barcodes, but locks up. Do we have a faulty scanner?


What I would first is to bring the barcode scanner back to factory defaults. To do this you will need the manual that came with the scanner, on the first page is a bar code that say "enter/exit configuration mode" scan that first and you will hear three beeps, then scan the bar code for "recall defaults" and rescan the bar code to "enter/exit configuration mode" then retry using your scanner, if this does not work bring up "notepad" on your computer and try to scan any bar code form any retail item. This should scan, if it does net then it could be a defective scanner. See page 2 on the manual link

http://www.posguys.com/download/voyagerprogramming.pdf

Nov 11, 2010 | Microsoft Metrologic MS9520 Voyager...

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