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Thread: Two Computers Connected To One Monitor

  1. #1
    Hi guys,

    I've got a little question. I own two computers, but last night the monitor of one of them broke down. I have to bring it to the store to get it repaired, but it probably will take a few weeks before I will get it back. What I would like to know is if it is possible to connect two computers to one monitor, so I can have them runnig at the same time and switch between them as I seem fit.

    If this is possible how can I do this and is it also possible to do the same with the keyboard and mouse, however the keyboard and the mouse are not that important. The most inportant thing I want to know is how to connect two computers to one monitor.

    Greetz, D!mensio_x.

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  3. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    sure just get a switch.

  4. Software & Hardware   -   #3
    Livy's Avatar Simpleton
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    Mar 2003
    wha you would need as shadow master said is a switch, they are called kvm switches, (keyboard, video, mouse) but dont get a mechnaical type, with turn know as it may damage your pc, ( heard that somewhere) linksys make a smart one, it quite small and comes with cables etc. there a little expensive, but if u lan on keeping useing it later down the line it may be worth it.

  5. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    OK, thanks for your suggestion. I will look into that.

    Greetz, D!mensio_x

  6. Software & Hardware   -   #5
    bigdawgfoxx's Avatar Big Dawg
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    or u could not be lazy and just switch the blue plug hahaha just playin...get a sitch lol
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  7. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    The whole reason why I asked this question is to avoid crawling behind my pc's and having to switch that darn cable every 5 minutes or so.

    But your suggestion is not that stupid in all. Maybe, to save some money ('cos I understand buying those switches can be quite expensive), I will only buy two extension cables which I can lay out across my desk and keep switching the monitorcable while I'm sitting in my chair.

    Saves me some money and the need to crawl below my desk every 5 mins.... lol

    Greetz, D!mensio_x.


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