Currently Being ModeratedApr 6, 2012 3:54 PM (in response to xunil_64)
I plugged in another SATA HDD and it didnt recognize that either. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Reboot with TimeMachine with the other SATA HD connected, does Disk Utiltiy see ti now?
If it does and it still doesn't see the internal, it's likey dead.
Glad you have a backup?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 6, 2012 5:11 PM (in response to ds store)
Time-machine is a great thing; to think I just started it about a month ago! Anyhow I restored Lion to another USB Drive I have and am currently working off of that. The Macbook wont recognize the original HDD or the other SATA HDD I stick in there. At first I thought my orginal HDD had gone bad, but if it dosen't recognize the other HDD maybe its something else? It basically only sees the Superdrive and USB attached storage. I'm thinking of sending it into Apple, because running a USB hard drive attached MacBook Pro aint cutting it. Again, any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 6, 2012 10:03 PM (in response to xunil_64)
I plugged in another SATA HDD and it didnt recognize that either.
If you mean to say that you replaced the internal drive with another, and the new one was still not seen, then the SATA cable is defective. Not an uncommon problem in laptops. Replace the SATA cable. If it's still under warranty, let Apple do that, otherwise you'll void your warranty.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 5:40 AM (in response to fane_j)
Thanks fane_j ! This was indeed the problem. I took it to the Apple Store were they diagnosed and fixed it over the weekend. Turns out the SATA cable was bad. According to the work order they replaced the entire assembly (IR sensor/cable/HDD bracket) minus the HDD. Dealing with Apple over the phone and in the store was the best customer service interaction I've ever experienced. Thanks to all for the opinions and advice.