I needed a 1D barcode reader, and had only a broken one. It had some mechanical issue: it shot the laser beam with strange elliptic shape and could not read any barcode.
I came across recently on ebay some off the shelf CCD based barcode modules with price range 20-25 USD, so I decided to try to mount one in the Symbol's body.
The module received it performs with acceptable results, so I did some hookup wire based experiments.
I have decided to design some replacement PCBs for hosting the bottom RJ50 connector, the beeper, the fire button and the module connector.