FAQ# 2120: How do I open a serial cash drawer with command prompt?


How do I open a serial cash drawer with command prompt?


Using a command prompt to open a serial cash drawer is straightforward, please try the following steps:

  1. Check to see which COM port your cash drawer is attached to. To do this, open the Windows Device Manager (My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager). In the device manager, there should be a listing of individual ports.
  2. Go to the MS-DOS prompt. (Start > Type cmd and press Enter)
  3. If your drawer is connected to COM1, then type: copy con com1:
  4. Then press CTRL-G and hit the enter key
  5. Then press CTRL-Z and hit the enter key. Your drawer should pop open.

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