My windows XP recognizes it and it functions. is there a driver I could buy or download to use this scanner simply to read raw data into a file, or spreadsheet, for inventory. This would be for my own personal use as My Boss doesn't want the expense of all the accompaniing equiptment, IT would just make my record keeping a little easier. Thanx.
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Download the quick start guide from support.symbol.com and reset to default by scanning the code from the PDF manual. This could either be a programmed ASCII prefix, or an error in the codes you are scanning. Have you seen the same problem with more than one scanner?
This is an older model handheld that utilizes either and RS-232 cable or Symbol Synapse cable to link to a PC. If the model you are using is cordless, then there should be a dock that is used to connect to your PC.
Most computer peripherals using RS-232 connections require a driver install to the PC in order to recognize the input from the device. Upon successful connection of the handheld or dock to the PC with driver installed, the unit should work as long as there is no physical malfunction to the unit.
The driver utility support the p470 models can be found here:
there is probably an error in the configuration of the scanner. You would need to setup the scanner for a specific interface (like USB, Keyboard Wedge, RS232 or similar).
The programming barcodes are provided in the Product Reference Guide for the LS1900 Series, available here http://support.symbol.com/support/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=5093002apdf&sliceId=&dialogID=191028773&stateId=1%200%20191024482
scanners are just plug and play.. be sure the scanner is programmed to read the type of bar code you are scanning.. Check the symbol to make sure it is not defaced. Try scanning test symbols of the same barcode type. and last tip, move the scanner closer to or further from the bar code.
it depends on the configuration of your host and scanner. Usually there it works like this:
Connect the scanner to USB or per Keyboard Wedge
Select the correct language set for your Scanner
Try to scan your barcode
if this will not work - enable the barcode you need to scan with the programming barcode from Manual
The Barcodes needed to set up the device are listed in the Reference Guide at http://support.symbol.com/support/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=5093002apdf