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IBM Keyboard haywire w/ Belkin KVM switch

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Last response: in Computer Peripherals
January 31, 2014 10:51:47 AM

I've been using IBM space saver keyboards for years

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.

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"

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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.