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Symbol LS2208 barcode reader no data to screen

It scan the code but nothing goes to notepad. It has a serial DB9 connector. I connect other brand but PS2 with no problem

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Re: Symbol LS2208 barcode reader no data to screen

Just because it has a DB9 does not mean it is a direct connection. Many Bar code scanners have the DB9 connecting to a interface box and the interface box connects to the PC. If it is really a rs-232 scanner then you need to configure your serial port to the proper settings specified by symbol. But I am confident that this unit is missing the interface box.

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