Help my acer aspire 5535 broken wont turn on blank screen

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    I have an Acer Aspire 5535 that has recently stopped booting; the power light comes on but no drive lights show or wifi lights. The fan starts and runs for a few seconds then stops but the power light remains on. Nothing is displayed on the screen at all; its just a black screen! I cannot hear any activity from the drive at all. I can't access the BIOS config as it doesn't appear to even be running the initial BIOS commands. I have tried taking the battery out for a bit, booting with or without charger attached, I've tried taking out the RAM sticks one at a time to try and eliminate any errors there etc. i have even tried different ram and hdd but still nothing please help thanks
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    Hello fma965 and welcome to the PCHF..

    I am going to open your thread for more input on your issue..
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    thanks
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    Re: ACER ASPIRE 5535 Won't Boot

    sorry but what is a shim? can u maybe show me some pictures - i am training to be computer technician at college - can you please give me a step by step guide? thanks
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    *wel try take out all power sources and then hold power button in for 30 seconds and release then put power back in and see if it boots
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    tried that allready no luck - some 1 sed something about a coper shim and replaceing thermal paste i am gonna try this soon
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    Re: ACER ASPIRE 5535 Won't Boot

    omg i fixed it well sortoff - i put a 2p coin (uk not us) between the gpu and heatsink and it worked well turned on but got really hot so now i no this will work am gonna go buy the kit on ebay for £17 includes paste cleaner, paste , copper shims and more.

    thanks man
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    Re: ACER ASPIRE 5535 Won't Boot

    Shut the box down immediately, let it go cold and remove the 2p coin now.

    Do not turn the machine back on until you have obtained and applied the kit from EBay.

    I must have misread your "Experience" fma965.

    If you don't remove the coin contact www.we-love-scrap-metal.com
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    this post isnt usefull any more as post been merged
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    I have merged your threads from the one you posted in FMA.
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    i have removed it i removed it instantly it was literaly a test for a bout 10seconds it went to bios password screen then i turned off and removed it i am experienced but not really with laptop mainly desktops

    edit: i know it was a bit of a stupid thing to do but i have a replacement at moment and i had nothing to loose so i tried it (it my laptop not a client or anything) and like i said i will now buy this kit tommorow

    edit again: also i checked the heat and the fan started spinning faster and the cpu and gpu were getting colder (i did put some thermal paste on aswell) so i thought ok well now i fix it properly
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    Good man.

    I kid you not mate but someone on this forum at one time applied toothpaste as a heatsink/cpu paste.
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    lol really? wow stupid

    did he also apply thermal grease/paste to his teeth?

    thanks and i also changed my experience now - to Fixed many desktop computers but not so good with laptops
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    Lol probably.

    Let us know how you go on when you get the kit.
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    ok will do. one question. should i put 1 copper shim on gpu and 1 on cpu or both on gpu?
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