Inside Dell G3 15 3500 – disassembly and upgrade options
Ultimately, this is a mild refresh over the Dell G3 15 3590 – same cooling, same battery, and pretty much the same upgrade options.
1. Remove the bottom plate
There are 10 Phillips-head screws holding the bottom panel in place. Note that the back four of them remain attached, and act as a lever that lifts the plate after you unscrew them. Naturally, you want to start the prying process from there.
Next, there is the battery, which on our model has a capacity of 51Wh. However, there are units that are sold with a 68Wh pack.
3. Memory and storage
Although Dell’s official specs sheet shows, that the maximum memory supported is 16GB of DDR4 in dual-channel, we are pretty confident you can equip it with up to 32GB. As of the storage, our unit comes with a 2.5-inch SATA drive bay, as well as an M.2 2230/2280 PCIe x4 slot.
4. Cooling system
Looking at the cooling, we see that everything here comes in pairs. There is a pair of fans, a pair of heat sinks, and a pair of heat pipes. Both of them are used to cool down the CPU and the GPU, and there are further heat spreaders for the VRMs and the graphics memory.