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pb 100 won't recognize itself

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Gail Zlatnik Calculating status...
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Jan 11, 2013 1:50 PM

Well, all, I'm back again. Can't find my original discussion, so I'm starting at the latest blockade: I got new backup batteries for my PB 100 and hoped for some change in its behavior. It still doesn't seem to know it has a hard disk, although I can hear it spinning. When I boot it with the Disk Aid disk, there's no option for Hard Disk (Switch Disks is dimmed), and when I use Installer 1, it just pops out.

 

I was hoping that new batteries might make it more self-conscious, but no luck. One of you--AMM?--warned me that it was ominous that it didn't seem to recognize its hard disk.

 

The local Mac guy is ready to take over, but I surely wish I had more control over this machine! Any ideas now?

 

Many, many thanks!

 

Gail

PowerBook, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier
  • JustSomeGuy Level 2 Level 2 (480 points)
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    Jan 11, 2013 5:09 PM (in response to Gail Zlatnik)

    Gail Zlatnik wrote:

     

    Well, all, I'm back again. Can't find my original discussion,

    Really?  It's the next one on the list:

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/20833573#20833573

    I was hoping that new batteries might make it more self-conscious, but no luck. One of you--AMM?--warned me that it was ominous that it didn't seem to recognize its hard disk.

    That was me - "troubling."  Yep, it's bad news that the drive doesn't show up even under the installer.  It may be toast.

    The local Mac guy is ready to take over, but I surely wish I had more control over this machine! Any ideas now?

    Nope, I think it's time to call in the cavalry!

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