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Hello, I have the Motorola LS3478-FZ barcode reader and am having a strange problem. This is a wireless reader, and the cradle is plugged in via USB. The reader seems to scan any barcode I give it, except for the 20-Digit USPS Delivery Confirmation barcodes. I have looked through the manual and tried to configure it the best I can but nothing I do will work. The troubleshooting in the manual clearly states "Problem: Laser comes on, but scanner does not decode the bar code." "Solution: Ensure the scanner is programmed to read the type of bar code being scanned." However, nowhere in the manual does it tell me how to program it to read certain barcodes. Any ideas? Thanks for your help.

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  • matthew_s711 Sep 22, 2010

    Thank you for your response. This pointed me in the right direction, however, I can still not get this to work. I am following the directions to the best of my ability in the manual, but it still will not read. Do you have any further step by step instructions on how to get these barcodes to scan?

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Hello Mathew,
the USPS barcode is the GS1 128 (Code128) that will help you by activating accoring to the manual. Please be sure that you enable all lenghts of the Code128 barcode. That is probably the issue.

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    Max Quido Oct 10, 2010

    Hello Mathew,
    I would need to see the barcode to be sure how to conigure it correctly. Please provide me a link to any sample.



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