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LS3578 So I have a LS3578 connected via Bluetooth (A long range Bluetooth adapter) to my windows PC where I have a POS system. Now, the scanner connects beautifully, as either a slave or master Via COM port emulation. The problem I'm getting is that no data seems to be being transferred to my PC. Now, I know that the scanner is connected, via COM because I have checked the status on the Bluetooth Toshiba stack, and it definitely connected via COMport. I have also tested it via HID (Keyboard emulation) and this DOES bring up the barcode on the screen, however, it doesn't split the barcode number up with an "enter" as a normal RS-232 barcode does with another scanner. I can do either two things: I can stick it in HID mode, and program the scanner to put an "enter" after all scans (which hopefully is possible) or, I can somehow have my data actually sent to the PC. (I know its being transmitted though, because it isn't giving me an error message when paired) I can't believe I can't find more information about this on the net! thanks in advance Dave

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SOURCE: no data is transmitted

you need software to convert to barcode to text. im in the same boat right now...keep lookin ;)

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SOURCE: No PS/2 Ports on new PC only USB ports. Need to make work with USB connectivity.

I have a P/S 2 port to USB adapter that I got with a microsoft natural keyboard once. So I know they make them. Here are a few you can get.

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SOURCE: Cannot Get Symbol m2004-i290 cyclone to work with Beetle /M

Hi, the link in this otherwise excellent article is dead - Symbol appear to have been absorbed by Motorola and you can't get a direct link from their site. To get to the reference guide, go to, wait for the re-direct to Motorola, then look under 'Products' for Barcode Scanners. Click that and type "M2000" in the 'Describe your problem' field. First result should be the Product Reference Guide.

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SOURCE: symbol M2004 scanner scans bar code using

I know this is an old thread but it may be useful to someone.
Model: Symbol M2004-I111 cyclone.
Look up no."73-39696-111" for a pdf of programming instructions.
The large jack plug goes to a security tag demagnetiser. Though mine has only two wires, a black and a red. Scanner works with nothing connected to this end. I think pressing the button on the top of the scanner sends a pulse to the demag. to disable the security tag.
The scanner needs a powered com port to work. Usually only on purpose built till machines not ordinary pc ports.
Good luck i have not been able to figure out the complexities of getting it to do what I want yet (no read all code!).

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SOURCE: I have purchased a used Symbol Wireless Scanner

Try re-installing the barcode scanner drivers.

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