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We are unable to assemble our server comp for recording studio for lack of a mysterious pair of thermal isolator plates nobdy seems to know much about let alone provide. HELP!! Stuck

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Dell 1735 freezing

1) If you are trying to play too intensive a game for it, the laptop will freeze up.

2) Most of the time, the fault can be attributed to the laptop is dirty inside. Also the Thermal Paste on the Processor may have dried up.


The Dell Studio 1735 Notebook PC, is just like a LOT of laptops.
Draws the air in to cool the hardware components, from the Bottom.

The Fan Assembly draws air in from the air intake duct, on the bottom of the laptop.
Now take a look at how close the bottom is, in relation to the hard flat surface it is sitting on.
Pretty close.

This allows all kinds of \'Gunk\' to be \'inhaled\'.
Dirt, dust, hair, lint, food crumbs, carpet deodorizer, name it.

The \'Gunk\' then coats the cooling components for the laptop.
The cooling components are;

1) Cooling Tube:
Copper tube sealed on both ends, and filled with Nitrogen.
Has metal plates on it that sit on the Processor, and graphics chipset.

2) Heatsink:
Rectangular finned object. One thin strip of metal, usually, and has Tall, Thin fins protruding from it.

3) Fan Assembly:
Small multi-bladed fan in a D-shaped shroud.

The metal plates on the Processor, and graphics chipset; absorb heat from the two aforementioned two hardware components.
Heat is then absorbed by the Cooling Tube.

The Cooling Tube absorbs the heat, then transfers it up to the finned Heatsink.
The fins of the Heatsink radiate the heat away.
The Fan Assembly blo-ws air through the fins of the Heatsink, and helps carry heat away.

If the fan\'s blades, center hub, and surrounding cage (Shroud), are coated with just a light \'film\' of Gunk, the cooling capacity drops Tremendously.

Same with the fins of the Heatsink.
Coating around the fins, and in-between the fins.
Here is a look at an average dirty laptop, (Inside),

When the Processor overheats it turns off. (BIOS turns it off)
This is a fail safe feature that is built-in. Keeps the Processor from burning up. (Sometimes Literally!)

Processor overheats, and laptop starts freezing up.

The Fan Assembly could be bad also.
The fan has to run at a certain RPM. (Revolutions per Minute)
It cannot run intermittently either.
Spin, slow down, then spin back up; or spin, stop, spin.

If so replace.

To clean the laptop yourself;

A) Recommend a ESD wrist strap, and connect it to a good ground source. (Electro Static Discharge)
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components, inside a laptop.

Wearing an ESD wrist strap, and having it\'s alligator clip attached to a good ground source; will alleviate Static electricity.

Here is an average example,

I connect to an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of an open, empty desktop computer.
You can set a large metal serving tray, on the table you\'re working on, and connect to it. (Unpainted)
Or a large metal knickknack. (Unpainted)

B) Use a multi-compartment container, for the various screws you will remove. Label each compartment for the area the screw/s come out of.
SOME screws look VERY similar to other screws.
Advise DO NOT mix them up!

C) Philips screwdriver, No.2, and set of cheap Jeweler\'s screwdrivers will help also.
A Spudger Tool, or a thick guitar pick.

D) Use a can, or two of compressed air for computers.
(I say two because while you are using the first one, it will freeze up.
Set it down, allow it to warm up, then use can 2)

Also suggest Q-tips, and a small fine soft brush, (Makeup brush?)
Use to \'stir\' the thick gunk a little, so it will be easier for the air to remove.
(Good for where the fan\'s blades meet the Center Hub, and other tight places where heavy Gunk will accumulate)

FORTUNATELY for this model (Studo 1735), the Base Cover comes off. Cooling assembly is right there.

(Most laptops have to be disassembled from the top down, i.e., Switch Cover, Keyboard; remove Display Assembly, then Top Cover, (Palm Rest Cover), Harddrive, optical drive, Wireless antenna wires, then Motherboard.
The Processor, and cooling assembly is on the Bottom of the motherboard)

Here is the Service Manual,

There are two styles of Cooling Tube/Heatsink assemblies; for the Studio 1735 Notebook PC;
One is for Integrated Graphics, and the other is for models that were ordered with Dedicated Graphics.

The Dedicated Graphics Cooling Tube/Heatsink assembly; is shown above. This is what the Integrated Graphics Cooling Tube/Heatsink, looks like,

(Suggest click on the image. Don\'t wait for the small image to \'clear up\')

May be two different Fan Assembly\'s also. Wanted you to be aware in case you have to replace the Fan Assembly.

In this example, the small metal plate that has the Tri setup for screw mounting; sits on the Processor.

Even though this model, is for Studio 1735\'s that do NOT have dedicated graphics, it is MHO that the smaller square metal plate at the end of the Cooling Tube; sits on a graphics chipset.

On top of the Processor is Thermal Paste.
On top of the graphics chipset, is a small Thermal Pad.
The Thermal Pad is material that is impregnated with Thermal Paste.

The Processor MAY also use a Thermal Pad, and not paste.
The Thermal Paste is scraped off the best you can, with a plastic scraper. (DO NOT use metal)
I use an old credit card.

[ You CANNOT reuse a Thermal Pad.
The Processor, and Cooling Tube metal plate, have made an impression in it. Won\'t contact the same if you reuse.
Also the Thermal Paste that is impregnated in it, can dry up.
DO NOT reuse a Thermal Pad ]

A Thermal Pad is carefully peeled off. Then credit card scraper.
Then use Q-tips dipped in Isopropyl Alcohol. (Rubbing alcohol)
Don\'t worry about dripping, as the alcohol will evaporate.

91 percent is best, but 70 percent will do. 50 percent = No IMHO, because it is 50 percent Water, and 50 percent Alcohol.
It will take a LOT of alcohol dipped Q-tips, and is usually a gooey mess. (Not that bad though)

Isopropyl Alcohol is EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE!
Use in a WELL ventilated area with NO sparks or flames present.

Clean the Top of the Processor, and top of the graphics chipset.
Clean also the Bottom of the two metal plates of the Cooling Tube; which sit on them.

Apply Thermal Paste P-R-O-P-E-R-L-Y,

Don\'t know if you are familiar with Thermal compounds that use real Silver.
VERY good thermal conductivity properties, BUT can be hazardous to the computer!

Silver is not only an excellent conductor of heat, but also of Electricity.
Using too much will cause it to ooze off the top of the Processor, and down onto the Processor\'s contact pins, and any exposed solder joints on the motherboard; once the Processor reaches operating temperature.

Result is Short Circuit, and bye-bye motherboard, processor, and more.

Thermal Pad material? Make SURE you get the correct thickness.

Cut to fit.

I haven\'t read any Service Bulletins, nor have seen info about problems with the cooling, for the graphics chipset.

Awaiting questions, post in a Comment.


Dec 27, 2012 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Watch movie online, I hear the sound of exclusion mous.Mous usb does not work, watch a movie to the end and turn out the comp. Another day comp will not work. Turn it on the button, turn the power on...


First thing to check is if the laptop is dirty inside. From your brief diagnostic statement this is what I suspect.

Second thing is to replace the Thermal Paste, and Thermal Pad.
Thermal Paste dries up over time, and repeated heating.
(A Thermal Pad is impregnated with Thermal Paste)


1) Laptops are cooled by air inside. The cooling assembly for the laptop, cools the hardware components inside the laptop.

Main article,

Specific area,

Here you see the cooling assembly.

The small multi-bladed Black fan, sitting in the aluminum d-shaped shroud; is the Fan Assembly.
The curved copper tube is the Cooling Tube.
To the right of the D-shaped fan shroud, and copper Cooling Tube; is a rectangular finned Heatsink.

At the bottom of the Cooling Tube is the small metal plate, that sits on the Processor. It's mounting screws are circled in Red.

The Cooling Tube is a slightly flat copper tube, that is sealed on both ends; and filled with Nitrogen.
Heat from the Processor is absorbed by this small metal plate, and then absorbed by the Cooling Tube.

The Cooling Tube transfers the heat up to the finned Heatsink.
The Tall, Thin fins of the Heatsink absorb the heat, then radiate it away.
Air flow from the Fan Assembly, helps carry heat away from the fins of the Heatsink.

Dust, dirt, lint, hair, food crumbs, name it, is drawn from underneath by the Fan Assembly.
This clogs the fan blades, and fan shroud; and fins of the Heatsink.
The cooling capacity drops tremendously.

One example using a Dell XPS laptop,

See that thick 'dust bunnie' he removed from the finned Heatsink?
You wouldn't believe the amount of 'Gunk' I have found in laptops!
That video pales in compare!

(Tobacco smoke is a good one. Sticky gummy residue. So is carpet deodorizer. EVEN spider webs!)

The Processor, and graphics chipset; are the two hardware components that give out the most heat.
Desktop or laptop.

When a Processor overheats it turns off. (BIOS turns if off)
This is a fail safe feature built-in. Keeps the Processor from burning up.

2) The top of a Processor, and the top of a graphics chipset, (GPU), are not perfectly smooth. Neither is the bottom of the metal plates, that sit on them.

A magnified view would detail, "Hills, Valleys, and Pitholes'.
When the two components are placed together (Processor/Cooling Tube plate; Graphics chipset/Cooling Tube plate), there are air pockets that are created.

Air is an Insulator, not a Conductor.
Thermal Paste fills these imperfections, and is an Excellent conductor of heat.

Thermal paste dries up over time, and repeated heating. Looses it's thermal conductivity properties. (Thermal Pad is impregnated with Thermal Paste)

This is why is is conducive to THOROUGHLY clean the old Thermal Paste off, (and peel the Thermal Pad off), and replace the Thermal Paste. (And Thermal Pad on graphics chipset)

As in the previous solution, USE an ESD wrist strap, and have it's alligator clip attached to a good ground source.
Do NOT use one, and prepare to use the laptop for an expensive doorstop.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Dec 12, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S2276 Notebook

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Dell Studio 1535 is not booting

Suggest the laptop is dirty inside, and has been for quite some time.
The cooling system is clogged with 'Gunk'.

The cooling system consists of a finned Heatsink, Cooling Tube, and Fan Assembly.
Their job is to keep the Processor, and graphics chipset, at decent operating temperature

This is done mostly with the aid of air flow.
With a large 'Gunk' build-up, the cooling capacity of the cooling system, is dropped tremendously.

This allows the Processor to overheat.

When a Processor overheats it turns off. (BIOS turns it off)
This is a fail-safe feature built in. Keeps the Processor from burning up.

No Processor operating, No computer.

Laptop needs to be taken to the nearest computer repair shop, partially disassembled, and THOROUGHLY cleaned.

Thermal Paste on Processor and graphics chipset should also be replaced.
If a Thermal Pad is used it should be removed, and flown at the cat.
They are Junk, and can't be reused anyway.

(Top of Processor, and top of graphics chipset, MUST be Thoroughly cleaned. Also the bottom of the two plates on the Cooling Tube, which sit on the Processor, and graphics chipset )


1) ALL power is removed. Remove the AC adapter (Charger) and Battery.

2) Use an ESD wrist strap. Connect it's alligator clip to a good ground source. { Electro Static Discharge }

Average cost is around $3 to $6. You DO NOT want to Static shock the delicate hardware components inside a computer.
(Static shock = fry out, or Short Circuit )

[ I connect to an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of an open, empty desktop computer case ]

3) Use a can or two of compressed air for computers, along with a small soft brush, (Makeup brush?), plus Q-tips.

You may also want to dip the Q-tips in Isopropyl Alcohol, (Rubbing Alcohol), for those stubborn areas. The alcohol will evaporate away off of the computer hardware components.

(The top of the Processor, and graphics chipset, is two areas to use Q-tips dipped in alcohol. After scraping, the old thermal paste may turn into a gooey mess, with the first few Q-tips dipped in alcohol.

Keep using Q-tips dipped in alcohol, and dry Q-tips. Takes a bunch )

I recommend 90 percent, but 70 percent will do.
50 percent = 50 percent water. This = No.

Isopropyl Alcohol is EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE!
Use in a Well ventilated area with NO sparks or flames present!

The main areas you want to clean are;
1) The Fan's blades, center hub, and surrounding cage. (Shroud)

2) The fins of the Heatsink. In-between, and all around.

3) The top of the Processor, and top of the graphics chipset.
Also the bottom, of the two small metal plates which sit on them.

Looking at the illustration, you are seeing most of the cooling system assembly.

The Black fans blades, and center hub, to the left. Silvery fan shroud around it.
In front, not shown, is the finned Heatsink. It is right behind the vertical slots.

The Cooling Tube is the curved slightly flattened copper tube.
At the end away from you, and along the Cooling Tube, are the two small metal plates.

The metal plate closest to you that is X shaped, sits on top of the Processor.
Note there are four screws which hold it down.
One in each corner, or 'ear'.

The small metal plate furthest away on the Cooling Tube, that it's top resembles a meat tenderizer head, sits on top of the graphics chipset.

There are no screws which hold it down. Just the Cooling Tube, and Processor small metal plate.

The top of the Processor, is scraped clean with an old plastic credit card. Same for the top of the graphics chipset.

( If a Thermal Pad, remove as much as you can by peeling it off.
The remnants, and residue, is soaked with Isopropyl Alcohol Q-tips, and then scraped with the credit card.

The top of the Processor, top of the graphics chipset, and bottom of their respective two small metal plates, MUST be clean enough to eat off of. No exaggeration )

Scrape the bottom of the two small metal plates. Use alcohol Q-tips to final clean.

One small pea sized drop of thermal paste, is applied to the Center/Top of the Processor.
Same with the graphics chipset.

Decent Thermal Paste is around $6. Enough for several applications.
(Do Not get Thermal Gel, or Thermal Cement )

Then the cooling system assembly is carefully set into place. Screws dropped in, and lightly snugged down, in a criss-cross pattern.

(4 screws for Processor small metal plate, and two screws for the Fan Assembly )

Screws for Processor metal plate, are tightened in a criss-cross pattern.
Lightly tighten one corner, or 'ear', then go to the opposite corner.
Criss-cross over, lightly tighten that screw. Then off to the opposite corner.

The processor small metal plate MUST be tightened in a sequential pattern, (Screw 1 to 4, then 2 to 3 ), and evenly tightened at the same time. (Same as above, more detailed)
Do NOT over-tighten!

Same with the 2 Fan Assembly screws. Do Not over-tighten.

Dell Studio 1535 Service Manual main page,

I would remove all power, then, then lay the laptop upside down on a soft static free cloth, on a table.
(Helps to prevent scratching the table, and the laptop)

Remove the Base Cover,

Off you go!
One of the easiest laptops to work on, concerning this problem.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


Apr 14, 2012 | Dell Studio 1535 Notebook

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The sound dosen't match the video when I use my dazzle.

You can try also this steps to isolate the case,

a. Antivirus, antispam, antispyware constantly scan your harddrives and can slow down the processor a lot during render or burning.Disabling these improves the system speed and efficiency radically.

b. Firewalls constantly turned on when internet is active can slow Studio because it uses MySQL server file in windows and is an important file for Studio 11. If both programs are running at the same time, they rob one another of valuable resources thus depriving each of successful operation.

c.When internet is active, Windows is constantly updating itself via automatic updates. And as we all know, downloading can slow system performance whereas automatic updates not only downloads but also installs components in the background. Thus seriously slowing system performance very much.

3. Update firmware for your DVD burner. Now this may sound ridiculous when you just bought it but it is common knowledge that when hardware is manufactured, they come with drivers that are almost relative to the manufacturing date, and these components are usually assembled into computer workstations months after or even longer.

4.Uninstall the following : Nero, Roxio or Sonic. Though Pinnacle has nothing against the companies or softwares mentioned, they do have conflicts when installed on the same computer. All the mentioned softwares have almost the exact programming language that Studio's burning engine has and if you have all of them installed, conflicts arise due to the fact that the computer gets confused as to which program is which, in turn the computer recognizes the command as coming from only one software and thus limits it's capabilities and processes.

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I have installed sql-server management studio at Win-XP professional.. but it is while run this it is looking for LOCAL SERVER... but it is unable to find any local server at my system.... pls solve my...

First of all you need to be sure that when you installed sql server you also checked Database server. I assume you have.

Then you need to check if SQL is running.

You have to go to start and type services.msc in the search field.

then you have a list of services. go down to sql server and check if its running.

Now go to sql management studio and connect to your local server.

You also might have a instance name. like local server\sql express or an other name.

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ok, you installed the management studio but did you install SQL server?

That is not part of the management product.

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Would a SCSI disk and a IDE disk work together?

This solution works on WIN98 and I don?t see a reason why it wont work on you If there is something that you were missing you might want to check with anther expert. This solution is a little complex so I hope ill be able to explain it well enough: 1. Make a boot disk so u can format and install windows. 2. Define the new HD as MASTER and hook it up to "primary IDE" 3. Disconnect the SCSI and pull the board out. 4. Reset the comp from the boot disk u made (HD is connected) 5. Get in "bios settings" and make sure that the new HD is defined as "primary drive" In the 1st IDE 6. Now, perform a FDisk on the new HD, define partitions, do a reset and format the HD Install the operating system you wish to have, make sure it works well. 7. install the SCSI board and its HD make anther reset. 8. now the comp is supposed to make boot and recognize the SCSI, it is possible that you will need to define your system configurations but for that, regretfully, I cannot guide you Although this is not necessarily have to happen. Good luck

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