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123Scan File Can't download the ADF rules to a symbol P370 from 123Scan using RS232 cable. it says: "no answer from terminal".

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P370 WILL NOT connect with your terminal or base, so forget about this intent and go for the goal which is loading your programming to your scanner. According to Motorola the work around is simple and faster than trying to resolve this.
Start with Reseting the scanner completly back to Defaults.
In the 123Scan, PRINT Barcodes and the rules ADF Rules of your programming.
Start scanning from
"Parameter Settings" until the last page barcode "Reset Scanner".
That is it. Problem solved.
You will need to do this for every new programming Rule.

Posted on Jan 26, 2011

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Scanner needs to be put in program mode by reading the " Load 123Scan File"

Posted on Nov 12, 2011

  • Leticia Gonzalez Nov 12, 2011

    Thanks, problem solved. the problem was the the bit per second configuration, as default the scanner has 38400 bit per sec. and i was trying to connect using 9600 bps. once i change that in rs232 config i was able to donwload adf rules. the cradle is connected to my pc using rs232 cable, then I read the "Load 123 scan file" barcode.



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