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Symbol Barcode Scanner (LS2208) adding ESD infront of numbers

I have a symbol bar code scanner used for inventory. They used to work with a serial connection, now the do not and I have to switch to a USB. the problem with the USB is that when it scans, there is a ESB in front of the bar code numbers. I have reset to factory defaults, I have configured from scratch. There is no prefix or suffix enabled (I even put some there as a testing and yet the ESD is still there) I cannot use the scanner in this state

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Have a read through this document.

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have you tried scanneing the enter barcode after 6 ?

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Hello Norma, you can use the suffix or prefix to send characters, which are not included in the barcodes tgehter with the scanned barcode data.
If you dont need any character before or after the data, you can leave it blank.
It is usually used to add an Enter or Tab to switch to the next line, while scanning to some application like excel.

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Hi my name is christian canola and i purchased a symbol ls2208 barcode scanner from geminicomputers and i downloaded the program 123 scan2 for my barcode scanner and i click on my scanner is connected via...

Hi Christian, if your scanner was manufactured before February 2010 it may not be able to communicate directly with 123Scan2 so you wont be able to upgrade firmware with the program, but you will still be able to use it to create configuration sheets. These are the only two uses for 123Scan2.

To create a configuration sheet without "finding" the scanner click Create New Configuration then choose My scanner is NOT connected. Select the LS2208 and click on the blue firmware button to get into the configuration. When you have completed your configuration click the Print bar codes selection at the top of the window and when the file comes up be sure to click on the Bar code formatting menu and change the Bar code type to 1D One setting per barcode if it is not already there. Older scanners will not work with concatenated 1D barcodes where 123Scan2 puts more than one setting into a barcode.

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How do I read Barcodes in Microsoft Excel?

<p>Bar code symbols are composed of a number of adjacent bars and spaces of different widths of pre-defined codes. A barcode scanner is used to read or scan the bar code symbol to represent the information to decode. Once the symbol is scanned by a handheld reading device or another, can then be used by computer software to track inventory and perform other functions. Microsoft Excel is a computer application that use bar code information can make the business perform. <br /> <p><br /> <p>1. Insert bar code scanner to your computer using the "interface cable keyboard wedge". The keyboard wedge interface cable looks like the printer port of your computer, and differs only in that a connection between the scanner bar code and serial number of your computer or USB port. The cable is provided as a peripheral pattern with hand-held bar code scanners. <br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Open Microsoft Excel on your computer after the bar code scanner connected to your computer. <br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Links on the Excel cell to the bar code to enter and bar code scanning to load it into Microsoft Excel. <br /> <p><br /> <p>4. View the data in Excel file is translated into a vision of the bar code information. <br />

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I have a Symbol LS2208 barcode scanner with an RS232 connection. My new computer only has USB. Can I simply buy a new cable for the scanner, or do I have to get a serial-usb adapter to make it work?

You can purchase a USB cable for the scanner. The cable comes out of the handle of the scanner. The part number of the USB cable is CBA-U01-S07ZAR.

Sep 05, 2009 | Symbol LS2208 Handheld

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Hello! I have a problem with scanning bar codes by ls2208 scanner. This device uses rs232 serial port, and when I try to read some bar code, the scanner is reading, but there is no number in notepad. How...


The scanner is sending the data to the serial port. You need an application to pull that data in off of the COM port. You can test using HyperTerminal. The scanner defaults to 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity and no hardware or software handshaking. Point HyperTerminal to the correct COM port (most likely COM1) and set it to the settings I just listed. When you scan you should see the data show up in the window.

If you want the data to go into Notepad or any other program expecting keyboard strokes I would recommend the Motorola (formerly Symbol) USB cable CBA-U01-S07ZAR or the CBA-K01-S07PAR keyboard wedge cable.

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Barcode scanner Symbol LS2208

I had the same problem with LS4278, you need to configurate your keyboard and scanner in the same regional and language options

Oct 20, 2008 | Symbol LS2208 Handheld

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Symbol has confirmed that there was a batch of scanners sent out with defective lasers. Call them at 800-653-5350 for a replacement. Have the scanner handy to give them the serial number. They were very helpful.

Oct 06, 2008 | Symbol LS2208 Handheld

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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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