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I purchased a Symbol MC50 MC5040 WIFI Bar Code Scanner PDA Camera (as it was described on eBay), but when I got it, it didn't have the bar code scanner at the top of the unit (only a camera lens on the back) or program loaded into it. I asked the seller about it and he said it was a camera and needed to be converted with software. I think I got deceived. I was hoping i was getting a point and scan device to check isbn numbers on books. Can i do this with this unit, and where do i get the software?

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All MC50s are equipped with an scanner, if you would read out the Full Product number (like MC5040-XXXXXXXXX) of your device. Then can you check which kind of scnner is built in. The Software is usually preinstalled in the /Application folder.

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

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    If you have the unit with a camera it will NOT have a scanner, they are separate units. Howver there is a device and software to convert your unit. The scanner option and software cost about $250.00. I have such a unit all ready to go and will sell it for $250.00 to you if you area interested. Send an email to sean@alliedscale.net

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