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Keybrd quits working on laptop after ctl-alt_del to reach login

Switching between PC and IBM Laptop PC works fine. When I switch over to usb on IBM Laptop the video and mouse work fine but the keyboard quits working after ctl-atl-del to reach login prompt. On board laptop keyborad is onresponsive as well.

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    I have same problem, but have found if I leave the external keyboard disconnected and login using the keyboard on the laptop I can login ok. However what I noticed is that if I then plug in the external keyboard and hit a key what ever was typed keeps printing over and over again and I hqave to unplug the xternal keyboard to get it to stop.

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Repeating keys? This is a common problem for KVM switches if you go beyond the devices' capability. As you can see, GCS62 is a PS/2 KVM switch and it was designed to work only using a regular PS/2 keyboard.

This KVM switch does not support PS/2 to USB adapter. It might work but it's not guaranteed to work correctly. This does not work properly if you have a docking station for the laptop. It might work for couple of months then it would stop.

You smay isolate the problem by following the steps below:

1. Connect the keyboard directly to the computer to see if you will get the same problem.

2. Power cycle the KVM switch by disconnecting it from the computers and leave it unplugged for a minute or two.

3. Avoid using hybrid connection (PS/2 converted to USB) only for testing purposes.

4. If that work, then you know the answer is that this KVM only designed an work correctly with native PS/2 connection.

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