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Color problem with nvidia 8300

I'm having problems with the KVM3122 and a desktop with a nvidia 8300 video card. For some reason when the monitor (a 17 inch viewsonic) is running through the KVM the color is way off. It appears as though one of the color channels is not coming through and the image is washed out in blue and red. When I connect the computer directly through to the monitor this problem goes away. Any ideas?

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    Never mind, problem was a bad switch

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Check the KVM switch and make sure that the cords are not frayed or the device did not overheat. Also make sure that the cords are all securely fastened into the approptiate plugs. (Sometimes - however inconvenient - it is useful to tape the plugs in securely as well as ***** in the monitor plugs with the small knobs on either side of the plug. If the cord is defective you may need to buy a new one. Some of the pins from the cord may be missing and they may be the ones responsible for the missing color (green). I also suggest, checking the monitor and KVM color settings (if presant) before doing anything else. Sometimes devices auto calibrate and mess themselves up instead of doing any good. I may have more solutions later, if these don't work. There may just be a problem with the kvm switch because according to what you wrote, it seems that nothing like this happened to yor monitor before, did it?

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