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USB-C KVM Switch for 2 Computers with HDMI and DisplayPort (201085) – Firmware Update to Fix Issues when Switching Between Hosts

Article ID: 162
Last updated: 22 Sep, 2022

Cable Matters released two firmware updates for its USB-C Switch with HDMI and DisplayPort. These updates resolve several compatibility and performance issues. Follow the instructions below to update the device firmware.

                       For optimal performance of the KVM switch, please also install the firmware update found here.

Applies to

This firmware update applies to the following Cable Matters products:

Resolved Issues

This firmware update resolves the following issues:

  • No display after switching between hosts issue. This firmware resolves an issue where no display may be on the two connected monitors after switching between a Windows OS and macOS host multiple times. 

Firmware Update Instructions

1) Connect two USB-C cables to the KVM Switch, and switch to host 1. The cable connected to port 1 should be the cable that is connected to the laptop performing the update. The cable connected to port 2 can be connected either to a USB c power adapter, or a USB C host, as long as it is providing power to the switch. This way, both port 1 and port 2 will be updated simultaneously. 

2) Click here to download the firmware update tool.

3) Unzip the firmware update tool and launch the “TypeCDump” application. If a prompt asks to run the program as an Administrator, click yes.

4) Choose the following settings in the TypeCDump application:

5) For steps 4 and 5, choose the same firmware file which is included in the firmware update tool download above. 

6) Click OK, and then restart the KVM with the power switch on the side. 

Firmware Update Troubleshooting

  • Please ensure that both USB C ports are connected. Port 1 should be connected to the host which is performing the update. 
Article ID: 162
Last updated: 22 Sep, 2022
Revision: 4
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