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User Manual
KVM for Mac mini
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01
Congratulations and thank you for purchasing KVM for Mac mini from Belkin. KVM lets you
share one monitor, keyboard, and mouse between your Mac mini and another PC or Mac
computer. Designed to organize and save your desk space, KVM stacks neatly under your Mac
mini and features built-in cables to reduce desktop clutter. It saves you money on additional
peripherals while providing great convenience with easy-to-use, advanced features.
Package Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .01
KVM Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .02
Display Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .04
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .05
What you Need to Get Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06
For details about KVM’s installation and operation, please consult this User Manual. Our Quick
Installation Guide, also enclosed with this purchase, offers quick and easy setup directions.
Please review these materials carefully to ensure that you get the most from your new KVM.
Equipment Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06
How to Install your KVM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .07
Connecting your Console to KVM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .07
Connecting your Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .08
Installing Switching Software (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
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Package Contents
KVM for Mac mini
5V DC, 2.6A Power Adapter
CD with optional Switching Software
User Manual
Quick Installation Guide
Switching Between Computers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Changing Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Ejecting Disks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
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Introduction
Introduction
KVM Features
High Video Resolution
Stackable Design
KVM is able to support video resolutions of up to 2048x1536@65Hz so you can use the latest
in video display technology for both your computers.
KVM is designed to stack directly below or on top of your Mac mini, to help you save
valuable desktop space.
LED Indicators
Audio Support
KVM allows you to share one set of speakers between your two computers so you won’t
need to unplug and reconnect your speakers every time you switch access from one
computer to the next.
KVM features two white LEDs on the front panel to let you know which computer is currently
being accessed, and one red LED to indicate when the mute button has been activated.
Multi-Platform Support
KVM is fully compatible with any USB-based Mac or PC desktop or notebook computer.
Touch-Sensitive Buttons
KVM has five touch-sensitive buttons on its front panel, which allow you to conveniently
switch access to the next computer, control volume, and eject disks from your Mac mini.
Optional Switching Software
In addition to using the front-panel buttons on KVM, you can also switch computers by using
a hot-key sequence on your keyboard or by clicking an icon displayed on your monitor.
Optional USB Device Port
KVM has two USB ports for you to connect your USB keyboard and mouse. The mouse port
can also be used for a USB peripheral device, such as a printer, so you can share the device
between both computers. KVM features Hi-Speed USB 2.0 technology.
Optional Audio Switching
KVM allows you to switch your audio from one computer to the next without switching
computers, so you can listen to music files on your Mac mini while you work on your
other computer.
Built-In Cables
KVM includes two sets of built-in cables for connecting your two computers to simplify
installation and reduce desktop clutter.
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Introduction
Introduction
Display Diagrams
Specifications
KVM for Mac mini
Front
Volume Down
Disk Eject
Volume Mute
Volume Up
Switch Computers
Back
Power Jack
VGA Monitor Port
Built-In Cables
USB Keyboard Port
USB Mouse/
Device Port
Speaker Jack
Part No.:
Computers Supported:
Monitors Supported:
Max. Resolution Support:
Monitor Connection:
Keyboard Input:
Mouse Input:
Stereo Audio Input:
Capacitive Buttons:
LED Indicators:
Built-In Cables:
Cable Length:
Enclosure:
Power Adapter:
Dimensions:
Weight:
Operating Temp:
Storage Temp:
Humidity:
Warranty:
F1DM102U
2
CRT and LCD (with VGA connector or adapter)
Up to 2048x1536@65Hz
VGA (HDDB15)
USB Type A
USB Type A
3.5mm jack
5
2 (white), 1 (red)
2; VGA and USB connectors
2 ft., 6 ft. (0.6m, 1.8m)
Plastic
5V DC, 2.6A power adapter
6.5 in. x 6.5 in. x 1.0 in.
(165.1mm x 165.1mm x 25.4mm)
1.25 lbs. (0.57kg.)
32° to 104° F (0~40° C)
-4° to 140° F (-20~60° C)
0-80% RH, non-condensing
3 years
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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What you Need to Get Started
How to Install your KVM
Equipment Requirements
Note: Before installing your KVM, verify that your USB keyboard and mouse work properly
with your Mac mini and the other computer you will be connecting.
KVM comes with all the tools you need to share one monitor, keyboard, and mouse between
your Mac mini and another computer. No additional cables or software are required.
1. Connecting your Console to KVM
Monitor
KVM supports any LCD or CRT monitor with a VGA connection
(HDDB15). You can also use your DVI monitor with KVM by
connecting a VGA adapter to the DVI connector. KVM does not
support direct DVI connections from monitors.
1.1
Connect the video cable attached to your monitor
and connect it to the VGA port on the back of
your KVM.
VGA Connector
Note: If you are using a DVI monitor, you will
need to attach a VGA adapter to your monitor
cable before connecting it to KVM.
Keyboard
KVM fully supports all USB Apple® keyboards or PC keyboards, including all function keys. If
you have a keyboard with a built-in mouse hub, you may connect your mouse to the hub and
just connect the keyboard to KVM.
1.2
Mouse
Connect your keyboard and mouse cables to the
two USB ports on the back of your KVM.
KVM supports any USB-based mouse.
System Requirements
KVM can be used with any USB-based Mac or PC desktop or notebook computer that runs on
one of these platforms:
•
Windows® 2000, XP
•
Mac OS® X v10.3 and above
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Note: If your mouse plugs into your keyboard, you
only need to connect your keyboard cable to KVM.
You can connect a USB peripheral device to the
mouse port instead.
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How to Install your KVM
How to Install your KVM
1.3
Connect your speaker cable to the speaker jack on
the back of your KVM (optional).
2.3 Stack your KVM below or on top of your Mac mini.
1.4
Connect the power adapter cable to the back
of your KVM and plug in the adapter.
2.4 Using your KVM’s built-in two-foot (0.6m) cable,
connect the VGA connector to the VGA adapter on
your Mac mini. Connect the USB connector to an
available USB port and the speaker connector to
the speaker jack.
2. Connecting your Computers
2.1
Make sure your Mac mini and second computer are
both powered on.
2.2 Connect the VGA adapter that shipped with your
Mac mini to the DVI monitor port on the back of
your Mac mini.
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2.5 Using your KVM’s built-in six-foot (1.8m) cable,
connect the VGA connector to the VGA port
on your second computer. Connect the USB
connector to an available USB port and the
speaker connector to the speaker jack.
To install the KVM software on computers using Windows 2000 or XP:
1.
Insert the KVM CD into your CD-ROM drive.
2.
Wait for the CD to auto-load. If it does not auto-load, access your CD-ROM drive and
locate the “Setup.exe” file on the CD. Double-click on the “setup” icon.
3.
Select “Install” and follow the instructions.
4.
Once the software is successfully installed, the
lower-right corner of your screen.
icon will appear in the taskbar in the
You are now ready to use your KVM.
Installing Switching Software (optional)
In addition to using the front-panel buttons on KVM, you can also install software onto your
computers that will allow you to use your keyboard or a desktop icon to switch computers.
To install the KVM software on your Mac mini and other computers using Mac OS X v10.3
and above:
1.
Insert the KVM CD into your CD-ROM drive.
2.
Wait for the “
KVM” window to appear on your desktop
and then double-click on “start.osx”.
3.
Select “Install” and follow the instructions.
4.
Once the software is successfully installed, the
the upper-right corner of your screen.
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icon will appear in the menu bar in
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Switching Between Computers
To switch computers, click once on the
icon (for Mac OS computers) or right-click on the
icon (for Windows-based computers). You will have three switching options to choose from.
To switch all your connected peripherals to the next computer, select “Switch Host”. To switch
only your speakers to the next computer, select “Switch Audio”. This feature allows you to
listen to your music files on one computer while you work on the other computer. To switch
only your monitor, keyboard, and mouse to the next computer, select “Switch Control”.
(See chart below.)
After you install your KVM and power-on your computers, the first computer desktop to
appear on your monitor will be your Mac mini. The number “1” on the front of KVM will be lit.
You can now use your Mac mini as if it were directly connected to your monitor, keyboard,
and mouse.
There are three methods you can use to switch between your connected computers:
•
Touch-sensitive button
•
Desktop icon
•
Keyboard hot keys
Desktop Icon Switching Options
Touch-Sensitive Button:
To switch access to your other computer, simply push the
button on the front of your
KVM. After about three seconds, your other computer’s desktop will appear on your monitor.
The number “2” on the front of your KVM will be lit. You are now ready to use your other
computer as if it were directly connected to your monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
To switch back to your Mac mini, simply push the
Selection
Function
Switch All
Switches your monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers
Switch Audio
Switches your speakers only
Switch Video
Switches your monitor, keyboard, and mouse only
button again on your KVM.
Desktop Icon:
You can also switch from one computer to the next by using the
icon on your
computer’s desktop. For Mac OS computers, this icon will be available in the menu bar in the
upper-right corner of your screen once you successfully install the switching software (see
“Installing Switching Software”). For Windows-based computers, the icon will appear in the
taskbar in the lower-right corner of your screen.
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Keyboard Hot Keys:
Changing Volume
You can also switch between computers by pressing the “Ctrl” button on your keyboard twice
in rapid succession. This is called a “hot-key sequence.” To enable hot-key switching, click or
right-click on the
icon, select “Options”, and then select “Enable Hotkey Switching”. You
can also change to a different hot-key sequence in the “Options” screen. If you want to use
the same hot-key sequence for both computers, you will need to repeat these steps for each
computer. You can choose from among the following four sequences:
To change the volume on the computer you are currently accessing, push the
or
button on the front of KVM. To mute the volume, push the button on the front of KVM.
Once you successfully install the switching software, a red LED will light up on KVM when the
volume is muted on your computer. (If you are using a Mac keyboard, you can still perform
these same functions on your keyboard.) The volume control buttons on KVM can be used for
Mac and PC computers.
•
Ctrl, Ctrl
Ejecting Disks
•
NumLock/Clear, NumLock/Clear
•
Scroll Lock, Scroll Lock
•
Ctrl, Ctrl, Shift
Your Mac mini does not feature a disk eject button; however, you can eject a CD or DVD
from your Mac mini by pushing the
button on the front of KVM. (If you are using a Mac
keyboard, you can still perform this function on your keyboard.) The disk eject button on
KVM can only be used for Mac computers.
(For each hot-key sequence, the buttons must be pressed in rapid succession.)
Hot-Key Sequence Options
KVM Button
Function
Ejects CD from CD-ROM drive
Decreases audio volume
Increases audio volume
Mutes audio on/off
Switches between computers
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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What operating systems does KVM support?
Q: Do I have to use a Mac mini with KVM?
A: KVM supports Windows 2000 and XP, and Mac OS X v10.3 or higher.
A: No, KVM may be used with any USB-capable computer. However, one of the computers
you connect must be placed within two feet of KVM (the length of the shorter cable).
Q: What type of mice does KVM support?
A: KVM will support USB mice from many manufacturers including Belkin, Microsoft®,
Logitech®, and Kensington®.
Q: What is the maximum video resolution that KVM supports?
A: The advanced video circuit in KVM supports a maximum resolution of 2048x1536@65Hz.
Q: Can I use my DVI monitor with KVM?
A: Yes, you can use any DVI monitor with KVM by attaching a VGA adapter to the monitor’s
DVI connector.
Q: Does KVM allow me to transfer files from my Mac mini to another computer?
A: No, KVM allows you to share peripherals between computers (monitor, keyboard, mouse,
speakers, and other USB device). To share or transfer files between computers, you will
need a networking switch.
Q: Does KVM require an AC adapter?
A: Yes, a 5-volt, 2.6-Amp power adapter is included and is required for KVM to
function properly.
Q: Can I use KVM to switch video signals only?
Q: Do I have to install any software to use KVM?
A: Yes, you can just connect the built-in cables to the VGA ports on your computers and use
the front-panel buttons on KVM to switch between video signals.
A: No, KVM does not require any software to be installed in your computers. An optional
switching software CD is included with your KVM, but is not required in order to use KVM.
Installing the optional switching software gives users the ability to switch computers by
clicking an icon on their screen or by using a hot-key sequence on their keyboard.
Q: What type of USB peripheral devices can I connect to KVM?
Q: Can I connect my notebook computer to KVM?
A: Yes, KVM will support any USB-capable desktop or notebook computer.
A: You can connect any USB-based peripheral device to the USB mouse port on KVM. This will
allow you to share the peripheral device between both computers. KVM features Hi-Speed
USB 2.0 technology.
Q: How long is the warranty for KVM?
A: KVM comes with a Belkin Three-Year Limited Warranty.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
My computer does not boot up when connected to KVM, but works fine when I connect
the keyboard, video, and mouse directly to it.
Keyboard
•
Make sure that the keyboard and mouse cables are connected tightly between KVM and
the computer.
•
Check that the USB cables are not crossed, i.e., make sure the connectors are plugged into
the correct ports.
Video
I am getting ghosting, shadowing, or fuzzy images on my monitor.
•
Check that all video cables are inserted properly.
•
Check that the monitor you are using supports the resolution and refresh-rate setting on
your computer.
•
Check that the graphics card you are using supports the resolution and refresh-rate
setting on your computer.
•
Connect the monitor directly into the computer you are having trouble with to see if the
problem still appears.
I am getting a black screen on my monitor.
•
Check that all video cables are inserted properly.
•
Connect your monitor directly to the computer to verify that your monitor is
functioning properly.
•
Take your computer off standby mode.
•
Check that the power supply is properly connected.
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My computer does not detect my keyboard and I get a keyboard error reported at
boot up.
•
Check that your keyboard cable is connected properly to KVM. Tighten any
loose connections.
•
Enable USB support on your BIOS.
•
Connect the KVM USB cable directly to a USB port on your computer.
•
Make sure that the drivers for your keyboard are installed on your computers.
•
Uninstall all other keyboard drivers from your computers.
•
Try swapping your keyboard with a different one.
Mouse
My mouse is lost when I switch to a different computer.
•
Check that your mouse cable is connected properly to KVM.
Tighten any loose connections.
•
Attach the mouse directly to the computer with which you are experiencing
mouse problems.
•
Allow up to one minute after your computer wakes up from standby mode
for mouse function to return.
•
Deactivate power management schemes on the computer with which you are
experiencing problems.
•
Try swapping the mouse with a different one.
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Troubleshooting
Information
My computer boots up fine, but the mouse does not work.
FCC Statement
•
Make sure that the drivers for your mouse are installed on your computers.
•
Make sure the mouse works when directly plugged into the computer.
(Rebooting may be necessary when trying this.)
•
Try a different mouse.
When I switch from one computer to another, mouse movement is completely erratic.
•
Make sure you do not have more than one mouse driver installed.
•
Avoid moving the mouse or pressing the mouse button when
switching ports on your KVM.
•
You can reset the mouse and resume proper mouse movement simply by unplugging
the mouse from your KVM and waiting 2–3 seconds before plugging it in again.
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY WITH FCC RULES FOR
ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY
We, Belkin Corporation, of 501 West Walnut Street, Compton, CA 90220, declare under our
sole responsibility that the product:
F1DM102U
to which this declaration relates:
Complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
CE Declaration of Conformity
We, Belkin Corporation, declare under our sole responsibility that the F1DM102U, to which this declaration relates, is in conformity
with Generic Emissions Standard EN55022 and with Immunity Standard EN55024, LVP EN61000-3-2, and EN61000-3-3.
ICES
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme á la norme
NMB-003 du Canada.
Belkin Corporation Limited Three-Year Product Warranty
Belkin Corporation warrants this product against defects in materials and workmanship for its warranty period. If a defect is
discovered, Belkin will, at its option, repair or replace the product at no charge provided it is returned during the warranty period,
with transportation charges prepaid, to the authorized Belkin dealer from whom you purchased the product. Proof of purchase
may be required.
This warranty does not apply if the product has been damaged by accident, abuse, misuse, or misapplication; if the product has
been modified without the written permission of Belkin; or if any Belkin serial number has been removed or defaced.
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so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
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