After applying thermal paste to CPU and GPU laptop won't boot

Pokemonhan

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Oct 7, 2014
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Hey guys,

I have a Dell XPS 15 L502X.

Specs:

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20 GHz
6 GB RAM
GeForce GT 525M
Samsung EVO 240 GB SSD (installed awhile back, was working perfectly fine)
Windows 8.1


Background: My screen was flashing on and off, switching between black screen and turning back on, each time saying the graphics card recovered. Looked at a few posts, nothing seemed to work. Tried looking at the cable, switching resolution, switching refresh rates but to no avail.

I then stumbled across a reply saying that it could potentially be due to the thermal paste on my CPU/GPU
http://www.tomsguide.com/answers/id-2016149/dell-xps-l502x-crash-issue.html

However, after reapplying and putting everything back together i get the following:

This product is covered by one or more of the following patents:
US5,307,459, US5,434,872 US5,732,094 US6,570,884 US6,115,776 US6,327,625
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller Series v2.37 (10/28/10)
PXE-E61 media test failure check cable

PXE-M0F Exiting PXE Rom

In addition to the above, whenever I turn my laptop on, the fan is spinning like crazy.

I don't quite understand what this means and any help would be appreciated!

Thank you
 

Pokemonhan

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Oct 7, 2014
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Went in, changed it to hard drive first, but it still returns the same thing unfortunately.
 

anti-duck

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Feb 18, 2014
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And have you tried your hard drive in other ports or in another computer if you have one? Are your SATA ports detecting your optical drive(s) if any?
 

Pokemonhan

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Oct 7, 2014
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Just ran both hard drives on my computer and are working perfectly fine. I changed my optical drive and replaced it with a hard drive caddy, but it's unable to detect it.

 
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