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I have a Amconn KVM914RM (keyboard, video, Mouse switch) but with the older serial extension cords. Is there a USB version of the extension cables?

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If you are asking if their is a KVM switch which work off of the USB ports , then yes. Newegg.com had a least a dozen of them for sale. 

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Network
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Audio
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Headphone
one front miniature connector for line-out
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2350/specs.htm#1107078

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