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KVM Switch Not Working!?

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March 28, 2013 9:02:21 AM

Hello. I bought a KVM switch a few weeks ago to switch between my two computers. It worked fine and loved it. I moved my computers around and when I plugged everything back in...It no longer is working. My keyboard and mouse work fine, but when I go to hit scroll lock twice...nothing happens. Both computers are on.

Can anyone help!?!?!?!?

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March 28, 2013 9:25:16 AM

Hi,

Isn't it scroll lock twice + 1 or 2.

Does anything show up on the screen ?
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March 28, 2013 9:28:43 AM

What about connecting the computers directly to the screen / keyboard first to see if the are running?
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March 28, 2013 9:47:15 AM

How about some more info such as make / model and configuration? For example I currently have a TrendNET TK803R 8 port KVM using USB KVM cables. This KVM requires usage of the wall wart transformer. This replaced an old Belkin OmniView 4 port PS/2 KVM that used PS/2 KVM cables and ps/2 to usb adapters and did not require power from a transformer.

Some things to check...

#1. If it's PS2. Did you verify you got the keyboard to keyboard ends right on the cables, PCs, and KVM? A flipped keyboard / mouse cable assignment on PS2 will stop everything cold.
#2. If the KVM requires separate power instead of being powered through the device cable (typically leeching off of the monitor), do you have power?
#3. Have you tested the monitor, keyboard, and mouse against the computers to verify they all work?
#4. How many ports / cables do you have? Have you reduced this to a minimum and moved cables around to verify you don't have dead cables?

If everything else checks out, suspect a dead KVM. It happens. If it's new, RMA that sucker and get a new one.
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March 28, 2013 9:53:38 AM

Dextermat, for me it worked with just scroll lock twice. dbhosttexas, It is an iogear that i bought just a few weeks ago, don't know the exact model. noidea_77, The computer that I turn on first works. the keyboard works. mouse works. and speakers. but when I click to switch, nothing happens.
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March 28, 2013 9:55:46 AM

Is this the little 2 port job? And is it PS2? If so, double check your cables, then check them again!
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March 28, 2013 9:57:08 AM

Yes. It has 2 usb ports for keybard and mouse. then a VGA for monitor. NOT PS/2
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March 28, 2013 11:44:30 AM

Okay, so which usb goes where doesn't really matter...
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