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    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

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    If you're booting off the CD, have you gone to Disk Utility and formatted the drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iSteve View Post
    If you're booting off the CD, have you gone to Disk Utility and formatted the drive?
    The drive is not visible in Disk Utility

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    Was the other drive not present in disk utility as well?

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    its a macbook i have to remove the old drive to install this one

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    I meant before you exchanged them...

    If netiher drive could be seen, it might not be the HDD at fault, but the controller

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    ah sorry err ill try that one now thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by pscott View Post
    I meant before you exchanged them...

    If netiher drive could be seen, it might not be the HDD at fault, but the controller
    The Hitachi disk diagnostic program told us that the drive was goosed when we tried it in anotehr machine.

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