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NOT SCANNING CORRECTLY

I have a Symbol LS2208 keyboard wedge scanner.It was working fine for 2 weeks and then all of a sudden it gave me a problem.
One day half way through the day I scanned a item and the scanner displayed about half the bar code digits on the screen and then gave 4 long beeps and the red led came on on the scanner.
Now it seems to scan ok for about 13 times and then the same as above happens.Sometimes it displays about half the bar code digits followed by the current date and time.
I have tried re-configuring the scanner but notyhin helps.
Please help.Thanks.

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  • omega7410 Jan 05, 2008

    Thanks for your solution.It is a keyboard wedge config.

    That means it has a ps/2 that plugs in pc and then a ps/2 adapter on this cable for the keyboard.It is a 6 foot cable.

    I seemed to have solved the problem by setting the keystroke delay to about 40ms.Ever since I did this all seems ok.



    Thanks for your reply.

    Much appreciated.

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Are there any links to said external power supply?

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I'm guessing you are using the USB version and the power that comes from the comuter via the USB cable.

It is quite likely that the problem you are having is due to power sag. .500ma is the limit from P.C. s

Do you have a 15 foot cord on there? If so try a 6 foot cord. Sagging still occurs with a 6 foot cable ...but only half as much. If the problem goes away you are on the right track.

I have a cable (I should say Motorola has a cable) with a separate power supply that should fix the problem.

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