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Windows 7: can any one recommend a DVI KVM switch please (UK)

04 Oct 2013   #1

win seven 32, win seven 64
can any one recommend a DVI KVM switch please (UK)

Hello folks, I am looking for a replacement KVM to work on two Windows 7 PC's. I had an Aten which worked just fine for three years, and then suddenly failed, and the replacement we had bought for my husband, which he kindly gave me, only worked for about four months before it also failed. We then bought a StarTech and got all excited, but that wouldn't even see the keyboard, and after a session with the techy on their chat-line, and lots of swapping of cables and trying this and that, it was mutually agreed that the thing was broken and we needed a replacement. That came yesterday, and overall seemed to be working as it ought, and I turned off last night feeling I had at last got things back the way I want them. Turned on this AM, saw the Start Windows screen - then the lights on the monitor went out, and on restart the monitor worked again, but only to tell us there was a keyboard failure. PPSSSSHHAWW I said. Disconnected the KVM and just using one machine without any KVM, everything is as it should be. So, that one is going back to StarTech, and request for refund with it. That leaves me without a KVM switch, which I need to run two computers in our small computer room, and looking at what is out there, I don't see anything to go for. I hope to get a replacement from Aten as the second switch was still in warranty, but would like to have another brand to try. Can you recommend a reliable mid-range switch for DVI please?

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06 Oct 2013   #2
A Guy

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06 Oct 2013   #3

win seven 32, win seven 64

thank you A Guy, I shall make a note of that and see if it is available over here. It looks identical to the Petite Aten I was using. perhaps it is the same but re-named.
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