Mac Thread, Unable to detect new HDD in Technical; After a Macbook (which wasn't dropped... hmm) came in with un readable HDD we have purchased a new Hdd and ...
12th December 2008, 02:30 PM #1
Unable to detect new HDD
After a Macbook (which wasn't dropped... hmm) came in with un readable HDD we have purchased a new Hdd and installed it in to the laptop. anyway when booting the mac with OS installer in it fails to find HDD,
help im not mac savvy
12th December 2008, 02:32 PM #2
If you're booting off the CD, have you gone to Disk Utility and formatted the drive?
12th December 2008, 02:59 PM #3
The drive is not visible in Disk Utility
Originally Posted by iSteve
12th December 2008, 03:01 PM #4
Was the other drive not present in disk utility as well?
12th December 2008, 03:24 PM #5
its a macbook i have to remove the old drive to install this one
12th December 2008, 03:29 PM #6
I meant before you exchanged them...
If netiher drive could be seen, it might not be the HDD at fault, but the controller
12th December 2008, 03:35 PM #7
ah sorry err ill try that one now thx
12th December 2008, 03:42 PM #8
The Hitachi disk diagnostic program told us that the drive was goosed when we tried it in anotehr machine.
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