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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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  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    The model is LT-1806-1500A. I have lost the barcodelist and i suppose to work the scanner needs those as i have changed the computer. How can i get a new list to get the scanner work? Would You kindly send me an e-mail to Thank You ever so much!



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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


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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