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LS2208 scanner unrecognized by my HP notebook

My HP notebook using Windows Vista doesnt recognized the LS2208 scanner thru usb port. It says "unrecognized usb device" when i plug the scanner thru usb... help.....

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Re: LS2208 scanner unrecognized by my HP notebook

It is not likely VISTA will run your scanner software as it is very old. However you could check program compatibility mode and set it to run as Win 95/8 Check compatibility in Start/Programs/Accessories or go to my Computer Windows Help[ and type compatibility in the search field But I don't think you will get far.

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Hello I have trouble with laser ls2208 it is PS2 connection but i have only USB on PC so i buy converter ps2 to usb but after connected scanner read product but not send text to pc .

You can try scanning the Keyboard Wedge host type barcode IBM AT Notebook then rebooting your PC. If this does not work you should order a CBA-U01-S07ZAR. This is the USB cable for use with the LS2208. Zebra Technologies support solution ADC-00217 addresses this type of issue. The article was written for connecting to a laptop, but your connection is similar if you do not have a keyboard attached to the cable. This link will take you to the solution which includes the IBM AT Notebook barcode. portal motorolasolutions com Print the article and scan the barcode then reboot your PC.

Dec 11, 2014 | Symbol LS2208 Handheld

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Wher can i found Simple COM Port Emulation USB driver version 1.8.6

Have your tried the driver provided at

It says tis 2.33mb. Even if it turned out to be a driverscanner, simply install and wen it find the driver you are looking, use the ID to search for it on google and if it can installed directly.

Good luck

Nov 14, 2014 | Symbol LS2208 Handheld

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Dear sire I have symbol LS2208 handheld scanner (serial cable) but when connected in com port in a regular PC it do not power on .

you're going to either connect it to a com port that provides power, or get a different cable that allows you to connect an external power supply to it.

CBA-R01-S07PAR RS232 Cable assy, 50-14000-009R 220V PS,

or get a usb cable - program the scanner to USB, This will provide the power.


but only if you have an operating system that recognizes USB

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LS2208 displays no light

If the scanner is on a USB extension, they can be underpowered and will show up in the device manager but not work. This device like to be connected to a USB cord no longer then 4 ft or so.

Feb 23, 2010 | Zebra LS2208 Handheld Barcode Scanner

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I cant use symbol ls2208ap . how i use it

hello, once you have it connected to your computer via usb, serial or keyboard wedge, you scan the barcodes that come in the user guide to set it up, its pretty much a plug and play. you can find the quick start guide at

Let me know if i can be of additional assistance,

Kim Ganoe
800.933.2839 x251

Feb 01, 2010 | Symbol LS2208-7AZK0100S Handheld

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LS2208 Can get it to work no driver

If your scanner shipped with a keyboard wedge cable and you are using a PS/2 to USB adapter all you should have to do is scan the IBM AT Notebook barcode on Adobe page 56 of 342 of the LS2208 Product Reference Guide. I suggest saving a copy of the document to your host then printing just that page. Scan the barcode then try scanning your barcode. If the computer still does not see your barcode try rebooting. If this still does not resolve your issue you may want to purchase a USB cable. The part number is CBA-U01-S07ZAR.

If you have the CBA-U01-S07ZAR and the scanner is not sending data then you should scan the HID Keyboard Emulation barcode from the QRG that came with the device or Adobe page 109 of 342 of the guide referenced above. I hope this helps.

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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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Reading codebars

A solution to your problem would be to use usb cable to connect the scanner to the POS system. I have had a similar issue in the past where the IBM pos system did not like the cable that the customer had and we've got around this by using usb instead.

I hope this helps you although it may not be the kind of answer that you were looking for,

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LS2208 works - Keyboard does not

Check that the wedge is good. It is basically a hybrid spltter that powers both the scanner and the keyboard.
USB keyboard?
If so, you may want to go direct to either a serial port or a USB direct connection

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