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PCS Powerscan problems

I have a PCS Powerscan that won't always scan a barcode.  The device with "beep" as if a scan was captured, but no data is detected.  Attempted in Notepad as well.  If I unplug the device and plug it back in, it then works, but only for a few scans.  The cycle then repeats itself.
I know it's not a distance issue with the Wireless device, since I am scanning right next to the Transmitter. I have PSC Model:Powerscan barcode scanner. It reads the barcode but seems too slow to recognise the barcode and does not capture the data.

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Clean the powerscan screen with solution, it may be dirty.

Posted on Apr 03, 2008

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    Ginko Apr 03, 2008

    They usually do this when the screen is dirty. You can clean it with a computer screen cleaning kit (cloth and solution). If this does not work the lamp inside the scanner may be faulty or opaque from use, and is not giving back enough light. In this case you will need to take your barcode scanner to a service and have the lamp replaced.



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