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I'm currently having to manually switch between my PC and Mac. When I unplug the Dynex Model DX-WKBD keyboard and mouse (both wired) and service cable from the Mac and plus them into the PC, the Number, Caps, and Scroll lights all three blink at me, and the keyboard doesn't work. The mouse does. Is there something I can do to either prevent that or stop it without cold booting the PC, which is the only way I've been able to correct it to date? Thanks for your help!

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Rather the switching them, you need a KVM (Keyboard/Video/Mouse).
This will allow you to connect the 2 computers to 1 keyboard an mouse. These can be found at any office supply chain that has computer hardware (Like Staples or Office Depot) or online.

To connect it, power off both computers, connect the KVM to each, and then plug your Monitor, keyboard and mouse into the KVM. Power on the systems (one at a time).


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