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KVMs do not register on my Samsung 22" monitor

I fished out my old IOGEAR KVM from storage and it did'nt register on my monitor. The roaming NO SIGNAL message goes away when I attach it but just a black screen. Thinking it was old and broken I bought a new Trendnet KVM and the very same thing. The monitor know something is hooked up to it but no picture display. Chances both KVMs are toast is highly unlikely. Monitor fine when I connect directly to my PC. Please...am I missing something obvious? Same PC I have always had and the only difference is the flat panal.

OS: XP home edition 32bit
Montitor: Smasung 22w Samsung
MotherBoard: Abit AW9D-MAX (Intel i975-ICH7)

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Is this monitor intended as a 2nd monitor, or as the primary monitor between two computers?

Usually KVMs are used to connect two computers to one monitor, but you only mentioned one OS, XP.

Does the monitor work on the computer, (or computers), if it is wired directly?

Mark

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Is this monitor intended as a 2nd monitor, or as the primary monitor between two computers?

Primary monitor

Usually KVMs are used to connect two computers to one monitor, but you only mentioned one OS, XP.

Yes I know.
I bought the KVM cause sometimes I need to work with a friend PC and I have just the one Samsung monitor.


Does the monitor work on the computer, (or computers), if it is wired directly?

As I mention......yes it does work perfectly when directly connected to my or anyone one other PC just not through a KVM.

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