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Metrologic Keyboard Wedge Barcode Scanner (MS5145)

We recently implemented barcode scanning. About 30% of the scanners do not work. They lock-up the keyboard and often the computer will not boot. The light on the scanner is on. When a barcode is placed underneath it, it beeps once. Pushing the button does nothing. Swapping scanner heads instantly fixes the problem (even if the computer is on and the keyboard is locked up). Are all of these scanners faulty or do they need to be reconfigured?

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Re: Metrologic Keyboard Wedge Barcode Scanner (MS5145)

Are you using usb keyboards if so set the scanners to stand alone keyboard wedge you will find this in the manual. if this is not the case it could be that the scanner is set for a different keyboard type just set the scanner for keyboard wedge emulation. hope this helps Pete

Posted on Aug 23, 2007

Re: Metrologic Keyboard Wedge Barcode Scanner (MS5145)

I found a solution. The scanners needed to be reset to default. (via the manual) Thx anyway. Didn't know they could be configured for use without a kboard... That definately bit me once.

Posted on Aug 23, 2007

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