How to Reboot a PDT3100 Symbol Barcode Scanner

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How to Reboot a PDT3100 Symbol Barcode Scanner
The PDT3100 is a Symbol-branded barcode scanner. (barcode image by bofotolux from Fotolia.com)

Rebooting a Symbol PDT3100 barcode scanner is necessary if there is a software problem that keeps the device from working properly or causes the device to freeze. However, the PDT3100 does not have a dedicated restart or reboot feature, so the device must be forced off, and then turned back on, if a problem arises. After being forced off, the PDT3100 must be warm booted, which resets the operating system without formatting and removing the scanner's memory. A warm boot is the equivalent of restarting a computer rather than reformatting it.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Force the scanner to shut off by pressing and holding the "PWR" button for 15 seconds.

  2. 2

    Press and hold the down arrow and "." keys.

  3. 3

    Press and release the "I/O" key, while still holding the down arrow and the "." keys.

  4. 4

    Release the down arrow and "." after releasing "I/O."

  1. 1

    Power down the terminal by pressing and holding the "PWR" button for 15 seconds.

  2. 2

    Press and hold "/" and "+" simultaneously.

  3. 3

    Press and release "PWR" while still holding down the buttons from Step 2.

  4. 4

    Release the "/" and "+" keys after letting go of "PWR."

  1. 1

    Turn off the scanner by pressing and holding "PWR" for 15 seconds.

  2. 2

    Press and hold the "4" and "5" keys simultaneously.

  3. 3

    Press and release "PWR" while still holding the "4" and "5" keys.

  4. 4

    Release the "4" and "5" keys after letting go of "PWR."

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