Question about APC Cables - KVM Products, Data Switches, Video Splitters 2ft Pro KVM Switch Masterview Cable Kit - PS2 and Audio (42088-2)

2 Answers

Reverse KVM problems

I have a Belkin OmniView 2-port Reverse KVM Switch. This has worked fine for 18 months until I have re arranged the position of computers, UPS, wire less video camera and monitors. The left monitor flikers off and on and sometimes stays off for long periods. Probem is always the left monitor even if cabling and monitors are swapped around from the kvm switch outputs. Sometimes switching on an appliance with a low power motor will cause the screen to fail even though the motor is five feet from the monitor. I have tried re arranging the monitor cables to keep them away from other equipment. Swithching off and disconnecting the video camera makes no difference, I still have a blank screen, but sometimes switching the video camera on causes the problem. I think this may be a shielding problem.

Posted by on

  • Nicholas Taylor Jan 01, 2007

    Switch is a reverse KVM - 1 computer 2 monitors. When I have exchanged the monitors (flat screns) I have also kept the power supplies with their own monitors. Thanks for quick reply.

×

Ad

2 Answers

Problem sorted. Signal would always be lost in shortest cable. Used 2 cables of identical length.

Posted on Jan 08, 2007

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 624 Answers

If you are sure the left monitor?s power is not the source of the problem it does sound like a shielding or excessive signal loss in a device/cable. If it?s always the left monitor I would try unplugging the video cable that goes from the left monitor and plug it into the right monitor; do the same with the other monitor. If the problem moves to the right monitor then that eliminates the monitors and we move on. If the problem goes away then probably one monitor had more signal degradation than the other. If the problem stays then the monitor is the source of the problem. If the problem followed the cable then I would exchange the cables that run from the switch to the monitors; if nothing changes exchange the cables that run from the switch to the PCs. If exchanging any of these cables results in the problem moving then you have a damaged cable or a bad connection. If the problem is still on the left monitor unplug the cables from the left PC that run from it to the switch and plug them into the right PC; do the same to the right PC. If the problem moves then you might have a damaged switch OR perhaps the video card output on one of the PCs is weaker than the other. All cables and devices weaken the video signal to some degree but the amounts can differ wildly. Over the years I?ve had this problem caused by cables, switchboxes, video cards, radio transmitters, bent connector pins, poor connections, excessive cable lengths, monitors and accumulative signal loss from several devices. The last is the hardest to diagnose. Good luck and let us know what happens.

Posted on Jan 01, 2007

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

USB mouse doesn't work.


Some USB devises are not compatible with USB hubs. They usually specify that they must be plugged into a main USB. This may be the case with your mice.

Nov 06, 2009 | Belkin OmniView PRO2 4-port KVM Switch

4 Answers

Belkin (F1DK102P) 2-port KVM Switch freezes


We have the same model and the same problem. The scroll lock combo did not work for us. You need to press Ctrl, Ctrl then up or down arrow.

The manual was a load of old Tom *** as it did not mention this.

Chard101.

Dec 14, 2007 | Belkin F1DK102P 2-port KVM Switch

1 Answer

KVM functionality


This happens on KVMs, some more than others. I have a couple of Avocents that work great with Dell and HP servers, a Belkin OmniView that works great with two Dells and OK with a home built. Bottom line is some switches work better than others just like some PCs seem to behave better than others. If you?re looking for suggestions I would stay away from the cheaper $50 and under switches unless you find a good, used, guaranteed one somewhere. I like the Belkin OmniView and Advocent (really expensive, meant for servers and other medium sized sites). I would stay away from LinkSys, they make good wireless equipment but haven?t heard much good about their KVM switches. The original post was a few months ago so this is really intended to help anyone in the future who is researching a similar problem and winds up here.

Apr 26, 2007 | Linksys ProConnect Compact KVM Switch...

1 Answer

Problem with Belkin OmniView KVM F1DS102P


Is the LED for position 1 and 2 always on? If the switch doesn't detect power on the PS2 keyboard connector it won't let you switch to to that position. If you are using a USB mouse with an adaptor or a wireless mouse try a conventional PS2. I have a MS wireless mouse one of my switches does not like and have to resort to that sometimes. Another issue could be excessive cable length or PS2 extension cables. Let us know if you have any more questions on this topic and please don?t forget to rate the post.

Aug 31, 2006 | Belkin OmniView¿ SOHO Series 2-Port...

1 Answer

Direct Access Buttons


the hotkeys are funcion becouse the ps/2 manual operation, but you have to claim the waranty fortunatily the omniview have 5 years in both parts and services claim it...good luck

Aug 10, 2006 | Belkin OmniView PRO2 8-port KVM Switch

1 Answer

Direct Access buttons


the hotkeys are funcion becouse the ps/2 manual operation, but you have to claim the waranty fortunatily the omniview have 5 years in both parts and services claim it...good luck

Aug 10, 2006 | Belkin OmniView PRO2 8-port KVM Switch

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

121 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top APC Computers & Internet Experts

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

5521 Answers

Jax Planet
Jax Planet

Level 2 Expert

922 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you an APC Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...