Question about Symbol Spark LS 1004
Need to get an old symbol spark ls1006 to work with this hp laptop running Windows XP Media Center Edition.
I've attached a ps/2 to usb adapter to the spark and attached it to a usb port on the laptop. I open notepad and then try scanning a barcode to test. The symbol laser light is seen scanning. It seems to pick up the barcode no problem and I get the beep. The red scan light turns to the green decode.
Problem is I'm not getting any numbers from the barcode scan showing up in notepad or in the business application that I want to use in the end state.
Is one potential source of the problem that the ps/2 to usb adapter is passive? I've seen that suggested as an issue. If so, what's a good "active' adapter? Is it because I'm trying to use the spark on a laptop? Is there a driver that I should have for the spark? Is there a way to reset the spark?
I'm very new to barcode scanning so any help is greatly appreciated.
An active adaptor will generally have short cables on it rather than being once piece of plastic. Also all active adaptors which I have seen will have 2 PS/2 ports, one for mouse, one for keyboard/barcode scanner while a passive will have only one port.
They are fairly simple devices, and any should work equally as well as the next one.
Posted on Nov 18, 2008
Search for ls1000 or the spark (it's nickname) - you should get the product manual as one of the first hits. You've got to go through programming the the barcode scanne, which is no easy task.
Posted on Oct 10, 2008
Here at Legacy Global we can help you. Call Diana at 1-847-750-9231.
Posted on Sep 09, 2008
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