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Symbol Spark LS 1004 Problem

We have a Symbol Spark LS 1004 Barcode scanner in our library. Recently, we changed your old computer for a new one. But since that day, the barcode scanner doesn't work. When I scan the barcode, it does a beep like usual.. but the data doesn't appear in our software we use to borrow the documents.
The weirdest is that we put the scanner in the old computer again, to see what is wrong... and the scanner doesn't work at all in the old computer too. It reads the barcode, but the data still doesn't appear. We are totally clueless since the scanner was working fine on this old computer before we do the change.
We tried to set the parameters with the help of the product reference guide... but it's not helpful at all.
Do you have any idea what is going wrong with our Barcode scanner ?

Stéphanie V.

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Re: Symbol Spark LS 1004 Problem

What barcode scanner do you have? USB, SERIAL or ps2.

by the way. the old computer is it like NCR, SIEMENS or IBM because then you need to re-program your scanner.

i found a manual where you can set your pc type with barcode scanner. be careful not to scan reset defaults. because you will loose your settings.

look at chapter 4-9 and 4-10

If you don't know ask me. we don't want to lose al the settings.

good luck

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