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Thermal paste Hi, I openned my labtop vostro 3500 as dell manuel suggest. After, I closed and I tried to turn on. But my laptop didnt turn on. What can be the problem and how can I fix it ? Thank you

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What were you opening the laptop for? Depending on how much of it you had to disassemble, I would venture to say you probably left something unplugged. I would crack the case open again and check all connections, make sure the hard drive is fully locked into place, etc.

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Try going back to the previous version of the BIOS to see whether the problem continues. You can download older versions from the Dell website and install them over the existing version.

If this does resolve the issue, I would report the problem to Dell and as a precaution inspect the fan and the ventilation screens and ducts for debris and clean as required.
If you're good with a screw driver and the laptop is no longer under warranty, you might even consider taking the laptop apart to clean out any dust build-up from the ventilation ducts.
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1) Remove ALL power. Remove the AC adapter, (Charger), and Battery.

2) Click on the Blue -
Dell Vostro 3500 Service Manual (8530KB)

[This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on the file name it may take up to 30 seconds, before the first page comes up ]

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Zero Insertion Force.
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Use your thumbnails, or fingernails, to EASE open the Locking Bar. (Unlocked)
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There are Three types of Locking Bars used, to my knowledge.
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Slide Lock Bar,
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Flip Up Lock bar,
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