We have scanner that we use to scan barcodes. Before the scanner instantly recognized the barcode with in seconds. Now the scanner doesn't seem to be scanning properly. It will scan a barcode every now and then. About 10 out of 88 times. Does the scanner need new batteries or does it even use batteries? If batteries are the answer what type? Thanks
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Re: Scanner isn't scanning all the time
It doesn't sound like a power issue. Most likely it either needs cleaned, or it needs the laser recalibrated or replaced. Try cleaning the glass for starters, and then hold the scanner about two inches from a white piece of paper. You should get a solid, bright red line. If the line is distorted you need to recalibrate the laser. If it's dim, the laser unit is going out. The laser can be replaced, but I don't know if it's one of those things where the part plus labor costs more than replacing the scanner.
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Hi. Read your scanner's manual as the manual should contain a barcode for "automatically press enter after scanning a barcode", or a shorter name. Once you scan the barcode, it will activate the function on your scanner.
We did this for our motorola scanners pretty fast after purchase.
1. Press and hold the trigger for an extended period of time (approximately 5 seconds). The scanner cycles
through three settings (Low, Medium, High) emitting a 2-beep tone at each setting.
2. To select a particular setting, release the trigger after you hear the desired 2-beep tone.
Print Adobe pages 128 and 129 of 302 of the M2000 Series Product Reference Guide and scan the "Scan Options" "Data Suffix" and "Enter" barcodes. The scanner will give two beeps after the first barcode, two beeps after the second and a warble after the third programming (Enter) barcode.
The default setting for this scanner is EAN13 enabled. This means that all 12 character barcodes will be changed to 13 characters by adding a zero in front.
How to Disable:
Open the manual that came with the scanner (it's available to download on the Cipherlab web page if you don't have it).
Find the UPCA Parameters barcodes (currently page 29). The next heading down is Convert to EAN13. You will see the disable and enable barcodes.
1) Scan Enter Setup Barcode (on practically every page of the manual at the bottom). The scanner will beep 6 times.
2) Scan the Convert to EAN13 Disable barcode. The scanner will beep once.
3) Scan the Update barcode at the bottom of the same page.
Your scanner should now read both 12 and 13 character barcodes correctly.