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Barcode scanner won't scan.

Is able to scan once then nothing. it makes a sound and the red light appears
it`s a ps/2 converted to usb

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Re: barcode scanner won't scan.

You are likely experiencing power sag. If you are using a 15 foot usb cable try a 6 foot one instead. Even if that doesn't work it still could be power sag.

We sell an external power cable kit that replaces your USB cable with one that includes a power pack on the computer side.

The power pack provides the extra power you need.

It happens when it does becuase when the laser comes on more power is needed than available. The 5 VDC sags and the processor whigs out on you.

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