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I have a Symbol LS2208 barcode scanner with an RS232 connection. My new computer only has USB. Can I simply buy a new cable for the scanner, or do I have to get a serial-usb adapter to make it work?

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You can purchase a USB cable for the scanner. The cable comes out of the handle of the scanner. The part number of the USB cable is CBA-U01-S07ZAR.

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You can buy USB cable for Scanner

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You can try scanning the Keyboard Wedge host type barcode IBM AT Notebook then rebooting your PC. If this does not work you should order a CBA-U01-S07ZAR. This is the USB cable for use with the LS2208. Zebra Technologies support solution ADC-00217 addresses this type of issue. The article was written for connecting to a laptop, but your connection is similar if you do not have a keyboard attached to the cable. This link will take you to the solution which includes the IBM AT Notebook barcode. portal motorolasolutions com Print the article and scan the barcode then reboot your PC.

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Hi my name is christian canola and i purchased a symbol ls2208 barcode scanner from geminicomputers and i downloaded the program 123 scan2 for my barcode scanner and i click on my scanner is connected via...


Hi Christian, if your scanner was manufactured before February 2010 it may not be able to communicate directly with 123Scan2 so you wont be able to upgrade firmware with the program, but you will still be able to use it to create configuration sheets. These are the only two uses for 123Scan2.

To create a configuration sheet without "finding" the scanner click Create New Configuration then choose My scanner is NOT connected. Select the LS2208 and click on the blue firmware button to get into the configuration. When you have completed your configuration click the Print bar codes selection at the top of the window and when the file comes up be sure to click on the Bar code formatting menu and change the Bar code type to 1D One setting per barcode if it is not already there. Older scanners will not work with concatenated 1D barcodes where 123Scan2 puts more than one setting into a barcode.

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Dear sire I have symbol LS2208 handheld scanner (serial cable) but when connected in com port in a regular PC it do not power on .


you're going to either connect it to a com port that provides power, or get a different cable that allows you to connect an external power supply to it.

CBA-R01-S07PAR RS232 Cable assy, 50-14000-009R 220V PS,


or get a usb cable - program the scanner to USB, This will provide the power.

CBA-U01-S07ZAR-B

but only if you have an operating system that recognizes USB

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I cant use symbol ls2208ap . how i use it


hello, once you have it connected to your computer via usb, serial or keyboard wedge, you scan the barcodes that come in the user guide to set it up, its pretty much a plug and play. you can find the quick start guide at

http://support.symbol.com/support/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=7188201cpdf&sliceId=&dialogID=165478796&stateId=1%200%20165462678

Let me know if i can be of additional assistance,

Kim Ganoe
800.933.2839 x251

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Hello! I have a problem with scanning bar codes by ls2208 scanner. This device uses rs232 serial port, and when I try to read some bar code, the scanner is reading, but there is no number in notepad. How...


Hi,

The scanner is sending the data to the serial port. You need an application to pull that data in off of the COM port. You can test using HyperTerminal. The scanner defaults to 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity and no hardware or software handshaking. Point HyperTerminal to the correct COM port (most likely COM1) and set it to the settings I just listed. When you scan you should see the data show up in the window.

If you want the data to go into Notepad or any other program expecting keyboard strokes I would recommend the Motorola (formerly Symbol) USB cable CBA-U01-S07ZAR or the CBA-K01-S07PAR keyboard wedge cable.

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I have this situations: my system don't read any code begining with 0, please need this configuration for symbol LS2208. Thank you.


Your scanner must have been delivered with a "Quick Start Guide".
All you need to do is to scan the following barcodes from thar Guide:
1.Set Defaults
2. Scan Options
3.<Data><Suffix>
4.Enter
5.The barecode for whatever type of connection you use (RS232, Keyboard, etc.)

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Scanner doesn't turn on


Hello Loverboy,
the scanner turns on automatically as he he receives power from the host interface.
Please check the cables and connection. For RS232 interface would you need an external power supply. USB can power the scanner without external power supply. By Keyboard Wedge installation please connnect also the Keyboard.

Nov 09, 2008 | Symbol LS2208 Handheld

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SCANNING PROBLEMS


We are major Symbol/Motorola dealers...I can help. I don't understand your question. (By the way, by changing the cable on your keyboard wedge models, you can also use them on the USB ports. Give me a call at 1-866-306-7226, or you can also contact the Help Desk at 1-800-653-5350

Cheers.

Bill Matisz,
qdata inc.
Edmonton, AB

Mar 03, 2008 | Symbol LS2208 Handheld

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Symbol LS2208 RS232


Go to the LS2208 quick start manual scan the "Set Defaults" barcode and it will return the handheld to factory default.

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LS2208 barcode problem on Citrix


You you using USB versions of the device?

What device is hosting Citrix? (Maybe I should rephrase ... what computer is the LS2208 connected to and does it hold a citrix client)

Be advised that Citrix hosted on specialty devices like table pcs are finicky about the keyboard data timing (a synchronous operation)

Possibility #2 is power sag. When that scanner comes on it requires a lot of current, and often USB power (.5 amp max) isn't enough.

If you have a 15 foot USB cable on the scanner try a 6' striaght cable instead of one of the external power supply cables which provides a power pack and more power.

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