Question about Symbol LS 4278 Barcode Scanner

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I have a new LS4278 with the STB4278 cradle using a KBW. I downloaded the easy setup and scanned the "default" then paired it then the "IBM PC/AT". When i scan something, it beeps like it scanned, then i get three tones and a red light on the cradle. and of course nothing in word pad. Help ;-)

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  • bigmacdave Apr 05, 2011

    Ok,



    i let it charge fully. (only have one) the green light it solid.



    When i scan something, it beeps once like it scanned, and then i get 4 beeps all the same tone and the green light on the cradle turns red. then about a second the light on the cradle turns back to green.

  • bigmacdave Apr 05, 2011

    no. i didn't install any software. I just followed the setup instructions from the Quick start.

    It has three things to scan and then says i can use notepad to make sure its working.

    1) default
    2) the pair tag
    3) IBM PC/AT keyboard

    then it says, use notepad to make sure its working

  • bigmacdave Apr 05, 2011

    ok, software installed. no difference

    Things i know: the scanner is talking to the cradle because if i scan the "default" it unpairs it and if scan something, the scanner beeps in many tones and the cradle does nothing. When i pair it back, and i scan, then i get the scanner making 4 tones the same time the cradle turns red.

    my setup is i have the KBW plugged in the keyboard port and the cradle, and i have the power adapter plugged in to the cradle. It seams the cradle isn't talking to my machine. is there something i can check

  • bigmacdave Apr 05, 2011

    Yes, i followed the instructions for the KBW section. also i found this quick guide which pretty much says the same thing on shorter.
    http://support.scansource.com/images/TKP...

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Hi,, ok the beeping means it scanned, however, the tones after it means that there is not response from the application sever. Let me explain. The bar code scanner is OPOS, and requires POS software for it to work right. in other words its designed specifically for POINT OF SALE DEVICES. 1 such program is cash register express.

http://www.internationalpointofsale.com/downloadcrenet.html

click that link full out the form and you will get a FREE FULLY WORKING VERSION.

what happens is the scanner, scans, sends it to the pc, the opos software takes the info, and sends back a message saying thanks, the scanner isnt getting the thank you message and thats why it appears a bit grumpy with the tones and all.

Any POS software will work, you just need to install it, setup the devices propperly on it and caliberate it which can be tricky for people. dont wory i am not letting go out in the cold alone.

http://download2.pcamerica.com/12.0/cre_getting_started_manual.pdf


That is the getting started ,manual with full detailed instructions in setting up the device in CRE (cash register express).. same principle is used in any pos .. OPOS can be complicated and scary, but use that guide and you'll be fine.. Is in pdf format and requires adobe acrobat reader to open, more than likely you already have that. so just save a copy or print it out.

PS the manual has instructions for cash draws and printers as well..

let me know if you need more help,, bye..

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Hi,

Welcome to Fixya. If you are receiving Three quick beeps (all the same tone) it means that the battery is low. Since this was a brand new device then you need to charge it up same with other device that uses a battery that you need to change before you use it. I attached the manual below so that if you have questions about the functions of the Scanner you can use it a reference.

LS4278 Reference Manual

You can also download the latest software and driver on the link below

LS4278 Drivers and Software

If you have questions please let me know. Thanks for using Fixya.

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  • Rofel Lantican
    Rofel Lantican Apr 05, 2011

    Did you already installed the latest software?

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    Rofel Lantican Apr 05, 2011

    Can you please try to install the driver of the scanner so that it will work

  • Rofel Lantican
    Rofel Lantican Apr 05, 2011

    Just a quick question did you follow the reference manual above on how to set it up?

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