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DELL 180AS KVM Switch Trouble Shooting - No Status LED

Posted on 2011-04-26
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I have a DELL 180AS KVM switch that I cannot get any response out of.  I have tried searching for solutions on DELL's websites, forums and manuals

Does anyone know of a way to manually reset this kvm?  I mean actually opening the cover and pulling a jumper or something similar.

I have checked the power and it is gettign 120VAC tothe transfomer and the transformer is putting 5VDC into the board (which is what is stated on the transformer).

Any ideas?
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by:D_Vante
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isn't there a reset button right next to the power switch, one that will require you to use a paper clip
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by:Dennis_Atkins
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Nope.  Just a small port with a green LED.
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Found out that the power supply is actually bad.  It appears that two caps on it are bad.  I have ordered replacement caps and will try and replace the bad ones.  It's worth it.  This KVM is $$$$
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Just I'm grading myself, why not select excellent!
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Just an update - the replacement caps worked!  I was able to replace the bad ones in the power supply and presto.

Now if I can just update the firmware.
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