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I need to know how to setup the motherboard (n15235) ive done it how i know but the hard drive or the dvd drive dont boot up and monitor doesnt come on. and i dont know what side and pide is. ive only seen ide1 and ide2. both fans come on but thats bout it so help would be great thanks alot

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  • gragsy81 Sep 18, 2008

    no hard drive is on master and dvd is on slave

  • gragsy81 Sep 18, 2008

    no bios shows because monitor wont come on on this mother board it says side and pide which one acts as ide1 and ide2 and everything seems to be plugged in properly

  • gragsy81 Sep 18, 2008

    ive just removed both drives and still nottin monitor just goes on stand by. just looked at power and it has got a four pin and a 24 pin if that makes any sense

  • gragsy81 Sep 18, 2008

    ive just removed both drives and still nottin monitor just goes on stand by. just looked at power and it has got a four pin and a 24 pin if that makes any sense.

  • gragsy81 Sep 18, 2008

    they are both plugged in yes. and ive tried 2 monitors and they are both fine. the lad who i got it off unplugged everything to clean it belive it or not

  • gragsy81 Sep 18, 2008

    ye ive already done that and there fine. i tried that before i started goin mad lol. nevermind thanks for you help much appreciated

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Check to see if the hardrive and dvd rom are both set as master on the back, if they are on the same ide ribbon and set as master none will show up in your bios

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  • mark hudson Sep 18, 2008

    do any show up in the bios?

  • mark hudson Sep 18, 2008

    can you check to see if you have the ide lead pluged in right aswell, sounds daft but happens. theres a red line that runs down 1 side of the lead, that should be next to the power connection

  • mark hudson Sep 18, 2008

    even if you have side and pide as ide + ide 2 you should get something on your screen, you dont need any drives plugged in to get to the bios, try unplugging them to see if you get something on the screen

  • mark hudson Sep 18, 2008

    on your motherboard is there 2 power conections? some have the 20 pin and a 4 pin connection aswell

  • mark hudson Sep 18, 2008

    are both power connections plugged in, this is looking more like a dead motherboard at the moment, check your moniter lead

  • mark hudson Sep 18, 2008

    its looking like the motherboard, as long as theres ram + cpu in the mother board you will always be able to get something on your screen, is there anyway you can check your ram or cpu in another machine, pain in the *** i know but will eliminate them. take me back to when i used to test parts lol

  • mark hudson Sep 18, 2008

    np, do you have another motherboard to test to save you buying a new one, if not youll just have to buy one :(

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