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BCD536HP model scanners can become unresponsive to computer commands, and cease to communicate with the PC via the data cable / COM port. To restore normal operations, it may be necessary to unplug the power cord from the scanner for about 15 seconds, then try again after the scanner has rebooted.
The solution on this page provides a workaround for a failure mode of the 536 model of scanner. It is not known why this model of scanner can fail in this way.
1) Unplug the power cord to the scanner
2) Wait 15 seconds
3) Reconnect power to the scanner
4) Wait for the scanner to boot (start normal operations)
After this is complete, the scanner can be used normally with Rangecast.
This page only applies to one model of scanner, the Uniden 536.