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Problems with 2 Port KVM Switch with Built-In KVM Cables

I just purchased this item and I have connected it to both CPU's which need to be functional for my daily use. My primary CPU is functional, however, when I try to toggle back and forth between the 2 CPU's, I receive a this pop-up on a black screen: "Message: No Signal". I have checked all the wires between the 2 CPU's and they all appear to be intact and correct. Both CPU's are receiving power. Help!

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  • S0nshine Jun 12, 2008

    Have the same problem. I can get a temporary fix by powering off the monitor and repowering it up. Also make sure both computers are set up for the same resolution and refresh rates. I think IOGear has a firmwear problem which they have not yet acknowledged.

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The monitor is not detecting the video signal from your computer. Assuming both of your computer video cards have been tested and really work I would try the following: Try switching the cable sets that connect the PCs to the switch. If the problem follows the cable set then it?s likely the cause. If not then try switching the cables that plug into the switch so that PC#1 is now connected to the port where PC#2 originally was and vice versa. Again if the problem stays at the same position then I would suspect a defective switchbox. If it doesn?t then you probably have an issue with one of your PCs video cards. I know this is two months late but perhaps but hope this helps you or someone else researching a similar problem.

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If you have two separate computers for different purposes, such as personal and work use, you may find it convenient and necessary to connect both to a single monitor. Many monitors have dual inputs, making such a connection simple. However, you might need a keyboard, video and monitor switch to accomplish this task if the monitor lacks a second input. Dual Inputs
Step 1 Examine the back of your monitor for the presence of dual video inputs, such as a single VGA and DVI or HDMI output.
Step 2 Connect the VGA cable to one computer. Plug the other end of the cable to the matching input on the monitor. Rotate the retaining screws until tight at both ends of the cable.
Step 3 Plug the DVI or HDMI cable into the back of the second computer. Insert the other end into the monitor's digital video input. Screw down the retaining screws if you're using DVI.
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Step 1 Ensure both computers are turned off. Place the KVM switch on your desk where it is within convenient reach.
Step 2 Locate the video output port on the back of the KVM switch. Plug a VGA cable into this port. Plug the other end of the VGA cable into the monitor.
Step 3 Plug the VGA monitor outputs from each computer into the inputs on the back of the KVM switch. Tighten the retaining screws down for each connected VGA cable on the computers and the KVM switch.
Step 4 Plug the keyboard and mouse cables into their respective outputs on the KVM switch. Plug each set of keyboard and mouse cables from their ports on each computer into the matching inputs on the KVM switch. Plug each cable in sequentially to avoid mixing them up between machines.
Step 5 Double-check that the mouse, keyboard and monitor cables leading from each computer all correspond to the right machine. Plug the KVM switch's power cord into a nearby AC outlet or power strip.
Step 6 Turn the computers and monitor on to verify the connections are correct.

Required Items

  • VGA cable
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  • KVM switch
  • Power strip (optional)


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