When it comes to carrying out all manner of inventory-related tasks in retail, warehousing, and similar environments, you would be hard-pressed to find a better mobile computer for accomplishing such crucial work than the Zebra MC3200.
This device is also sometimes referred to as the Motorola or Symbol MC3200. But whatever brand name it carries, there’s no doubt that this mobile computer offers impressive levels of functionality, reliability, and ruggedness.
The formidable specification sheet of the MC3200 includes support for multiple operating systems, a dual-core 1 GHz processor, advanced barcode scanning technology, fast wireless connectivity, and much more. But even if your organisation uses this model of mobile computer, are you confident that you are actually getting the most out of it?
If you aren’t sure whether you are, we have – below – set out five ways to gain greater benefit from any Zebra, Motorola, or Symbol MC3200 your business is using.
Know The Various Ways to Save Battery Life
As the user guide to the MC3200 makes clear, there are a number of things that a user of this device can do to help keep the battery going for longer.
These include such steps as setting the screen to turn off after a short period of non-use, reducing the screen brightness, and turning off automatic syncing for Email, Calendar, Contacts, and other applications. You can also help save battery by leaving the MC3200 connected to AC power when you aren’t using it.
Get The Range and Angle Right When Scanning
You might imagine that using your MC3200 to scan a barcode would be as straightforward and instant a process as such processes come – and indeed, that is consistently the case. However, by taking into account such factors as range and angles, you can help ensure your MC3200 really does provide the best possible scanning performance, every time.
For instance, you should ensure you don’t scan too closely to the barcode or too far away, as this can prevent decodes. Also, bear in mind that laser beams reflecting directly back into the scanner from the barcode can cause the scanner to be “blinded”, so you should take care to always scan a barcode from an angle that won’t cause the beam to bounce directly back.
Invest In Any Accessories You Might Need
As is also set out by the official user guide for the MC3200, many different accessories exist for this mobile computer, which can help make day-to-day use of the device quicker and easier.
Those accessories include seemingly everything from single-slot and four-slot cradles, spare battery chargers, and charge cables, to magnetic stripe readers for the reading of magnetic stripe cards, replacement styluses and tethers, fabric holsters, shoulder straps, and much more.
Taking Care of The MC3200 In General
If you and your team treat your organisation’s MC3200 mobile computers poorly – such as by constantly dropping them on hard surfaces, leaving them in places that are dusty and wet, or failing to apply screen protectors to the devices – you can’t expect them to last as long as they otherwise would.
So, good tips here include to use the supplied stylus or plastic-tipped pens to help prevent the screen of the MC3200 from getting scratched, as well as making sure you protect the device from environmental extremes. You should certainly not, for example, leave the device on a car dashboard on a hot day, or close to any other heat sources.
Seek Out Trustworthy Repair Specialists If Troubleshooting Doesn’t Work
The official MC3200 user guide provides helpful troubleshooting advice and guidance for a range of situations – such as the device failing to turn on, turning itself off, or struggling to find any Bluetooth devices nearby. However, you sadly can’t depend on simple troubleshooting measures always solving any problem you might have with this mobile computer.
Yes, you probably sense what we’re referring to; sometimes, a device can malfunction or just outright fail, even if it has been well looked after. In that case, you might need to seek out a Zebra, Symbol, or Motorola MC3200 repair service that has a good reputation, such as the one we provide here at Mobile Computer Repair.
Even if your MC3200 is working just fine right now, it can be well worth keeping our details to hand! And if your mobile computer is indeed not working at the moment, you are very welcome to reach out to us to request an assessment and repair.
We take great pride in our swift and excellent-value repair services. We would be pleased to take one more source of stress off your mind, by having your MC3200 back functioning again sooner than you might expect – thereby delivering real value for your company once more.