LS9208 Beeper Definitions

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Beeper Definitions on your Motorola LS9208

Your Motorola LS9208 scanner emits different beeper sequences and patters to communicate with the user. The table below defines beep sequences that occur during both normal scanning and while programming the scanner.

Standard Use

Beeper Sequence Indication
3 short high beeps  Power up
Short high beep  A barcode symbol was decoded (if decode beeper is enabled).
4 long low beeps  A transmission error was detected in a scanned symbol. The data is ignored. This occurs if a unit is not properly configured. Check option setting.
5 low beeps Conversion or format error.
Lo/high/low beep  ADF transmit error.
High/high/high/low beep  RS-232 receive error.

Parameter Menu Scanning

Beeper Sequence Indication
Short high beep Correct entry scanned or correct menu sequence performed.
Low/High beep Input error, incorrect bar code or Cancel scanned, wrong entry, incorrect bar code programming sequence; remain in program mode.
High/low beep Keyboard parameter selected. Enter value using bar code keypad.
High/low/high/low beep Successful program exit with change in the parameter setting.
Low/high/low/high beep Out of host parameter storage space.

Code 39 Buffering

Beeper Sequence Indication
High/low beep New Code 39 data was entered into the buffer.
3 long high beeps Code 39 buffer is full.
Low/high/low/high beep The Code 39 buffer was erased or there was an attempt to clear or transmit an empty buffer.
Low/high beep A successful transmission of buffered data.

Host Specific


Beeper Sequence Indication
4 short high beeps Scanner has not completed initialization. Wait several seconds and scan again.
Scanner gives a power-up beep after scanning a USB Device Type. Communication with the bus must be established before the scanner can operate at the highest power level.
This power-up beep occurs more than once. The USB bus may put the scanner in a state where power to the scanner is cycled on and off more than once. This is normal and usually happens when the PC cold boots.


Beeper Sequence Indication
1 short high beep A <BEL> character is received and Beep on <BEL> is enabled.

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