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usb 5lb digital scale from stamps.com Answered

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5 lb scale model 510

hello might be the wrong place to ask this question but ... i have picked up a stamps.com usb digital scale from a garage sale ..... anyone have a instructable of what to do with it as far as software to use with it instead of the stamps.com software or dose anyone have any ideas what to do with it beside using it with the stamps.com software / thanks mike m?

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ceholland2 (author)2018-02-15

Feb 2018 and the links still good. Lovely!!

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liaw (author)2010-05-22

I found a stand-alone driver for the Stamps.com 5lb USB Scale (Model 510) via a google search about a year ago. I tried finding the driver online again but couldn't, so I've uploaded the original zip file to a skydrive account. Scan for viruses and use at your pleasure.

http://cid-ba058dfef48076fb.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Public/USB-Scale/USBScales.zip

Cheers!
Paul

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kf0 (author)liaw2016-12-02

Unfortunately, I don't see a way to use g instead of oz. Am I missing something or is this not possible with this download?

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Firstaccount (author)liaw2015-11-24

Paul, you continue to save the day! Thanks!

(this installs a tiny utility that is simple and straight forward.

Thanks again!

-Simcha

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CherokeeN (author)liaw2015-09-03

Google Chrome is blocking the zip download and notified me that it is malicious!? Not sure what has happened to the file but I'm not sure about it now. This is my goto site what do I do now? ARGH!

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yogibear9939 (author)liaw2014-12-04

HEY PAUL, STILL WORKS 4 YEARS LATER WINDOWS 7 WORKS PERFECT THANK YOU! MEL

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ChristinaA (author)liaw2014-09-24

Thank you sooo muchhhh!!! it was the best easiest/fast way to do it by far. i was going crazy. i was trying everything till i tried your method and wahhlaaaaa !! lol thanks you rock!!

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EdisonCarter (author)liaw2013-05-16

Thanks! Almost 3 years later and it still works. Picked up the scale at a DAV store, and was pleased to find the driver for it. Works fine for me on Windows 7 (64bit).

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paperglyphs (author)liaw2013-02-14

This doesn't work in my windows 7 or 8. Anyone else find an answer for these versions? I even paid someone for drivers they guaranteed would work - to no avail. It just doesn't seem like it should be that hard...man has walked on the moon :)

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liaw (author)paperglyphs2013-02-14

Hey there,
Not sure why they're not working on your system. I've installed it on Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) without problem, as have many of the others who have posted here. As far as I know Windows 8 will run practically all Windows 7 programs. Is there an error message it gives when you try to install?

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paperglyphs (author)liaw2013-02-14

I have tried it on 2 computers, both when they were running windows 7 and 8??? I was an idiot too, I paid for the same program that was offered in the free link mentioned in this series. The only error is not even an error, the PC program says that the scale is not connected. When I do connect the scale it is never recognized by windows. Annoying right?

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John T. McF. Mood (author)liaw2012-11-24

Thanks a lot!

Now I'm glad I didn't toss the scale when I rejected the ridiculous monthly fees...

You're a real mensch! (Yiddish for a very good person!)

Shalom,

John

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vjaramillo1 (author)liaw2012-11-21

That was soo easy!!! Thank you, thank you!

Have Golden Day,
VJaramillo

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edeleon1 (author)liaw2012-11-17

Works Great Awesome!! Thanks!!

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badnanuk (author)liaw2012-11-08

thanks so much it works great with windows 7 64bit

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TBates57 (author)liaw2012-10-08

So glad I didn't trash the scale after cancelling stamps.com.
Thanks for sharing the link - works perfectly.
Tom

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LAURAM9291 (author)liaw2012-09-20

excellent. works well and fast. I just found the exe file and made a shortcut.

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tedsudol (author)liaw2012-09-16

Thanks Paul - it works great.

All the best,
Ted

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coastdownhills (author)liaw2012-08-10

Thanks. It works great. Now I can uninstall Stamps.com and eliminate the risk I might accidentally log back in and reactivate my account. I have gotten addicted to having the digital scale at the ready atop my computer case.

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cbennett11 (author)liaw2012-04-11

Thank you! Now I can cancel stamps.com! :) :) :)

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cddowden (author)liaw2012-04-10

Downloaded driver today and it works great. Thanks!

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dfuller1 (author)liaw2012-03-24

Thank you, Paul! worked great for me; I've had my scale sitting around useless for years, but not anymore!

Dave

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StephenPerelson (author)liaw2011-10-16

I have a Mac. I downloaded the file, opened it and nada.
Does this file run on a Mac?
When I had the trial program with Stamps.com the scale worked.

Any ideas?

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liaw (author)StephenPerelson2011-10-16

Hi Stephen,
I'm pretty positive these usb drivers are Windows only.
You could just keep the stamps.com software installed and use it in offline mode to weigh things. Not as ideal or as simple as this, but you may be hard pressed to find any standalone mac drivers for this scale.

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StephenPerelson (author)liaw2011-10-17

Thank you. I did find a program that enables me to use the scale to weight things and then I use the USPS website to calculate the postage. All good.

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cougs36 (author)StephenPerelson2012-02-09

Were you able to use the stamps.com scale with USPS? As is open up the usps software and have the stamps.com scale automatically weigh the letters/packages?

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wurbinar (author)StephenPerelson2011-12-14

Hey Stephen! I would also like to get the program/driver you found for MAC.
Thanks in advance!!

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Hey Stephen! Can you share the program/driver you found for MAC. I can't find anything, and as you know the above is only good for windows.

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debbiesama (author)liaw2011-12-25

Thank you thank you thank you. Happy Holidays

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milliesmama (author)liaw2011-11-25

Paul, I was just able to get my Stamps.Com account cancelled..long story, had to get my Visa folks involved. Anyway, I had this nice scale I got "free" with $9 shipping. THANKS TO YOU, I now have use of that scale. No problem with opening and running the link you gave. What did I ever do without the internet.

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gradeacollect (author)liaw2011-11-22

Paul,
I just tried the link but it wasn't working. Do you still have this file up?

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mtaylor27 (author)liaw2011-09-24

Thanks yet again, another "free" scale has been liberated

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acutshall (author)liaw2011-09-09

Does just what I need. Thanks so much!!

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gkopishke (author)liaw2011-09-07
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kbrad (author)liaw2011-07-21

This is exactly what I needed. Thank you so much. I was afraid this "free digital scale" offer had strings attached after how difficult they made it for me to cancel my account. I love how they don't provide you with software to use their scale unless you pay them a monthly fee. Thanks again!

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Funky_55_Monkey (author)liaw2011-06-07

Thank You so VERY, VERY MUCH!!!
I have been looking for a non - stamps.com 5lb scale program. The one listed in your skydrive account works wonderful! Kudos to your kindness and generousity! I am so appreciative!
Cheers right back at ya!
Brett

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ekset22 (author)liaw2010-07-28

i want to make clear that in my last sentance i meant to say i bought off of craigslist for $10.but i will also like to add that i was going to try this link www.claytoninvestments.com/stamps/ for $1.49 but i got kinda nervous cause it was asking for my email password and my paypal password.i dont know if anyone has actually used it, but regardless i think if you just use this link that Liaw gives for free download you will be happy and virus free. http://cid-ba058dfef48076fb.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Public/USB-Scale/USBScales.zip

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ekset22 (author)liaw2010-07-28

thank you very much for this link liaw. i can assure everyone that this link is totally virus free and you will not have any problems. i just bought a new stamp.com scale a didnt want to suscribe to their program but since i surfed the web to find out how to use the scale and i found liaw link. now i can use the scale for just what i wanted and that is to find out weight for items i am selling on ebay.this saves me time from going to the post office and having them weigh item.now i can weigh at home and print my postage through paypal or usps.com. i cant stress many thanks again liaw because i thought i was stuck with this unusable scale that i just bought off of ebay.

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uutwit (author)2015-12-02

Another free Stamps.com scale software option here:
http://www.vadimtabakman.com/stampscom-scale-tool-1.aspx

I like like this one because it's light and clean. I have tried them all and the others are sort of clunky or buggy.

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Allenduby (author)2015-11-05

To communicate with my USB postal scale we use the software Bill Redirect that can send the weight to any existing application in format I want (lbs, kg, oz, g)... This software can send the weight when it is stable, continuoussly or on demand when the user do a Hot-key or click on the screen ... Compatible with Excel, MS-ACCESS ...

This is a very good solution if you are looking for software with many possibilities (no limit)

The solution:

http://www.billproduction.com/Bill_Redirect_scale_USB.pdf

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Baracalao (author)2015-10-12

I found that this one works for me. http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-Digital-Postage-Scale-by-Stamps-com-Software-for-Model-510-/281810434126?hash=item419d35f84e

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MichaelD129 (author)2015-09-25

I've been playing around with a stamps.com 550 USB scale. No one seemed to know how to reset (zero out) the scale programmatically. Just modify the source code to send a 4 and a 0 to the scale.

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CherokeeN (author)2015-09-03

Thank you SourceForge and Zeta_Mark

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zeta_mark (author)2015-07-10

Read about this from an Amazon review recently:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/rawscale/

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froggymamma (author)2015-04-14

This app from endicia lets you use the scale from stamps.com its for pc or mac and its free

http://www.endicia.com/tools-resources/free-utility-tools/instarate

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AstralanTX (author)2015-02-14

Been looking for this. Thanks so much!

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gea.may.7 (author)2014-12-31

first link still works....windows 8 thanks a bunch!!!

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Bad Maxx (author)2014-09-14

Hello and THANK YOU!

Windows 7

IE 9

For some reason when it found my scale, it showed a weight of 488lbs 9 oz. right away, then following the instructions I added a small amount of weight, my coffee cup. It added the weight to 488lb 9 oz. making it 489lb 5oz. I turned off the scale, turned it back on, but the software and scale do not communicate without searching for the scale (it still has to be searched for every time I use it) it found it, still 488lbs 9 oz. turned the scale of and upside down and gave it a hell of a shake. 0lbs 0oz. after I turned it back on. put my coffee cup on it, 5 oz. and back to 0lbs and 0 oz when I take it off! Works every time after doing a search for scales after starting the software and turning on the scale.

Thank You for sharing this with us!

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