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The scanners won't scan information after being programmed

The scanners are being programmed using the program sheets from the manuel. They are 'beeping' as they are being programmed. When I go to scan a barcode, no information is being entered into the field by the scanner. I have switched out scanners and cables, and the same problem reoccurs. I've checked the ports and all are enabled. What else sould i check?

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Re: the scanners won't scan information after being...

I would scan default barcode again. If you are using PS2 connectors. Scan barcode for PS2 keyboard. And USB for USB connectors. Most likely it is not seeing the device. Or treating as a keyboard as it should.

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