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IBM Keyboard haywire w/ Belkin KVM switch

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January 31, 2014 10:51:47 AM

I've been using IBM space saver keyboards for years

http://tinyurl.com/IMB-Space-Saver

I just bought a Belkin SOHO four port KVM Switch from a neighborhood PC recycling shop. I wanted to use it to replace my old two port KVM switch.

But when I hooked it up my IBM keyboard didn't work right. Many of the keys were dead, and some of them produced weird results (e.g. the "u" key acted like a backspace key).

I dug out an old KeyTronic keyboard that was given to me years ago, hooked it up and it works fine. I'm typing this message on it right now.

http://tinyurl.com/KT800P2NP

So, I'm wondering if there's anyone reading this who understands why my favortie old IBM keyboard doesn't work with this new KVM switch. And if there's a way to correct the incompatibility.

Will in Seattle
a.k.a. "Clueless"
February 4, 2014 8:12:51 AM

Yesterday (2/3/14) I received an email from this forum saying:

"We've noticed that the question you asked at Tom's Hardware received a reply, but a Best Answer hasn't been selected yet. Was your issue resolved?"

But I can't find any replies. I tried yesterday to post a message to that effect, but can't find it here either.

I'm an old guy disabled by chronic illnesses that affect my cognition, so I can become easily confused, especially when sitting up at my PC. So I'd be grateful for help finding that reply.

Will in Seattle
a.k.a. "Clueless"
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February 18, 2014 9:45:17 AM

I don't see any reply to this and you only have these 2 posts.

There is no fix for the issue between the keyboard and the new KVM. You can try a different model KVM switch or go back to using your old one that did work. You can also try a different port on the new KVM switch.
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