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Symbol LS2208 General Purpose Barcode Scanner Support

Zebra LS2208 scanners, shown in black and white

Here are support and repair resources for your Barcode Scanner. 

+ First Time Setup / Getting Started

The Setup guidelines below will take you to English documentation. You can access the localized User Guides in the MANUALS section.

Confirm that you have the following equipment.

  • LS2208 scanner
  • Zebra proprietary USB cable
  • (Other host interfaces setup are described in the LS2208 Product Reference Guide (for example,  Keyboard Wedge Interface)

First-Time Connection steps

1. Connect the RJ41 end of the USB cable to the handle of the LS2208 scanner.

2. Connect the USB end of the cable to your computer's USB port.

3. The LS2208 will power up with a low/medium/high beep sequence

4. Pull the LS2208 trigger and confirm the illumination is present.

5. Scan Set Factory Defaults programming barcode from the LS2208 Digital Scanner Quick Start Guide.

  • When scanning a programming barcode from a screen/monitor, increase magnification to a minimum of 125%. This will ensure good barcode quality for a successful scan.

6. To test sending a barcode, open a text document in an application such as Microsoft Word or Notepad.

  • Ensure that you can type into the text document using your keyboard.
  • Scan a product barcode.

7. The scanned barcode will be displayed in the text document.

Keyboard Language (Country Code) Information

If Windows is configured for a region’s local keyboard and does not use an English keyboard layout, transferred barcode data may appear inaccurate.

Identify the language Windows uses and scan a compatible keyboard language configuration barcode (country code) USB Country Keyboard Types (Country Codes)

Consult the LS2208 Product Reference Guide (or available language copy) for additional scanner setup information.

+ Drivers

  • USB CDC Driver Support

    The driver is used to emulate a virtual RS232 Communication port using a USB port on a Windows PC.

  • JPOS Driver

    (Java for Point of Sale) is a standard for interfacing POS software, written in Java, with Zebra hardware used to create a point-of-sale system.

  • OPOS Driver

    The driver enables bar code data communication between any scanner and an OPOS-compliant POS application.

+ Manuals

  • LS2208 Product Reference Guide (en)

    MN000754A06EN Rev A

    Download 3 MB
  • LS2208 Product Reference Guide (en) (for products manufactured before Dec 31, 2014)

    72E-58808-12 Rev A

    Download 3 MB
  • LS2208 Quick Start Guide (en)

    MN000753A04EN Rev. A

    Download 1 MB
  • LS2208 Quick Start Guide (en)

    MN000753A04EN Rev. A

    Download 1 MB
  • LS2208 Quick Start Guide (en) (for products manufactured before Dec 31, 2014)

    72-71882-03 Rev. A

    Download 649 KB
  • LS2208 Quick Start Guide (en) (for products manufactured before Dec 31, 2014)

    72-71882-03 Rev. A

    Download 649 KB
  • Advanced Data Formatting Programmer Guide

    Programing barcodes and instructions for customizing scanned data.

    Download 1 MB

+ Videos


+ Utilities

+ Developer Tools

  • Scanner SDK for Windows

    Scanner Software Developers Kit (SDK) for Windows includes Sample applications for C++ and C#, OPOS, JPOS, and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) drivers and test utilities.

  • Scanner SDK for Android

    Scanner Software Developers Kit (SDK) for Android enables the development of custom scanner control apps for Zebra scanners.

  • Scanner SDK for Linux

    Scanner Software Developers Kit (SDK) for Linux includes the JPOS driver, Development libraries and header files for application developers, and Test and Sample utilities.

+ Troubleshooting

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