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I see that you are having a check input error on the Monitor/LCD that your are connecting to your Dell tower, please see steps below.
On your HP 2310E make sure that your HP is set to the input/source that you are using and make sure that you only use one type of video cable for the issue.
I see that you mentioned that you have a VGA cable and a DVI cable, you can only use one type of cable for a video connection.
VGA would be the Blue tipped cable connecting to the tower and going to the LCD monitor.
DVI this is a black cable connecting to a white port much bigger than a VGA port and is rectangular in shape unlike the VGA
and on your LCD monitor check the input type to see video from the tower.
everything seems to be OK you just need to change the input of your LCD monitor for the video to show up on the screen.
also if you are using HDMI for the video u will need to change the setting of your Audio and set HDMI as the Default to have Audio come out from the HDMI connection together with video, the HDMI viedo will automatically be detected as long as the LCD monitor's input is set to HDMI.
I hope that this will able to help resolve your concern.
Have you changed your resolution recently? Have you installed any programs recently? Have you made any hardware changes lately? Make sure the monitor is firmly connected to the tower and to the back of the monitor. Is the monitor plugged into the wall outlet? If you have two video ports on the back of the tower make sure you are plugged into the correct one, you may also try switching to the other port. Try another monitor if you are able to or try the monitor on another tower to see if you can isolate the problem to the monitor. Do you get anything appearing on the monitor when you first start the computer up? Have you been using a video card or onboard graphics?
is there an extra cable, aside from the Power Cord, and the VGA Cable? if not, look on the back of the monitor, there should be a similar plug in like a USB printer would have, its kinda square. If there is, you just need a USB printer cable to make it work.
It does sound like your ports on the front might be bad. They usually connect to a seperate port on the motherboard than the rear ones, and I have seen devices short out the front ports, such as a USB music player.
You can remove the ports on the device manager, and they should come back ok, without worry. However, I doubt that is going to help the front ones. I think you have a hardware problem.
If that is the case, the easiest solution is to get a USB hub, and run a USB cable from the rear, to the front of the computer.
The monitor connected to the system is set to receive video signals from the DVI port on the video card and it is not getting a signal.
Monitor is connected via VGA (Blue Connector). Fix by using the input select button to select DVI input)
The video cable is not connected to the correct port on the system (Or not connected at all)
The monitor is on, but the tower is not powering on or failing to complete the Power On Self-Test (POST). It the power LED on the tower is NOT on, or solid or flashing Amber then the tower is not posting. Flashing amber is normally a bad power supply, solid amber is the motherboard.
You should have a modem installed in the tower portion of the system. It will have phone jacks. One is marked LINE the other is usually Phone. The Line or Wall jack plugs into the phone jack on the wall. if there is a phone plugged already, unplug it and plug it into the modem jack marked phone. Cord lengths are chosen to suit need. Radio Shack or the like have long cords if needed
I am sure it came with USB ports, most design nowadays expect you to buy USB enabled printers.
So I advise you buy a USB - CENTRONICS or USB - SERIAL cable depending on the type of printer you have.
You will connect the USB end to your computer and the other end to your printer.
If your printer is fairly recent, you might even have a USB port on it, so check.