I bought a bunch of these to run projectors in classrooms at a small school. This solution was so much cheaper and easier than trying to run long VGA cables in the ceiling, and for this job the extenders work perfectly. I bought ten of these, and so far, all have functioned well. The only problem I have run into is with one teacher's laptop. Their VGA out port is covered, so this extender did not fit. I trimmed down the outer edge of the extender with a knife, and that allowed it to just barely fit. Take a good look at the picture of the extender and you can see the ridge around the plug. If this won't work for you, you can always get a cheap VGA Male-to-Female adapter, or even a Female-to-Female adapter and add a regular VGA cable to it. That's what I'm doing for this teacher.
I can't begin to thank Overstock.com enough for helping me with this item. I had excellent customer service and they made sure that my transaction was handled in a very professional manner. This KVM switch works great once the learning curve is learned (for me). My problem was solved with something I found that may help the next customer who is trying to get it to locate the monitors that are being used with it. I am using Windows 7 and have a computer monitor and a TV monitor connected to the KVM switch. It found the computer monitor without any problems, but the TV monitor screen was blank. I went to "device manager" (it can be found by using the "search" feature in Windows 7). Scroll down alphabetically and select "Monitors" (highlight it or click the "+" in front of "Monitors"). Then go back to the top of the screen and LEFT click on "Action" and from the drop-down menu select "Scan for hardware changes." This found my missing 2nd monitor (for my TV). If that doesn't work, keep repeating it and sometimes it will finally find it. Also, make sure that your program for monitors shows "duplicate desktop" in what you are wanting to do with the 2nd monitor. I wish I could have found this information before my hours and hours of searching for a solution, but I'm hoping it will help anyone else who this might be their solution. I really enjoy the features of switching between computers and having only one mouse and one keyboard to handle all of it. (Chase)
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