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1019 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2008 2:18 AM by Mesaprs86
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2008 2:03 PM (in response to Mesaprs86)It sounds like one of two things. Either the new hard drive is not connected correctly, or the drive itself has failed. I am presuming that the computer's original hard drive worked fine, is that right?
Try reinstalling the new drive, making sure everything gets reconnected. If this does not work, reinstall the original drive to make sure it works. If it does, take the new drive back where it was purchased and exchange it.
Hope this helps you.PM G5, PB G4 17", iMac G5 20", iPod 5G 30GB, iPod Nano, iPhone, Mac OS X (10.5.5), AirPort Extreme (802.11n) WDS with AirPort Express
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2008 3:42 PM (in response to laundry bleach)Could it be that the new drive needs to be formatted before I can use it as a boot disk. The drive works fine in an external casing, and Yes my old drive works fine for I am using it right now.MacBook Pro 5,1 (2.4GHz), iPhone 3G (16GB), Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2008 4:48 PM (in response to Mesaprs86)I've run into this problem when trying to use a mac hard drive to install windows on a pc. There are two different partition tables. MBR master boot record and GUID. Its possible it has the wrong partition table. Whaat Ive ahd to do in the past is put the hard drive into a windows machine and run diskpart on it
Start: Run: cmd
(select the disk you want to change) select disk 2
that will clean off the partition table and maybe after that you will be able to initialize it and format it.
Hope that helps.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5), 2nd gen
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2008 5:42 PM (in response to Mesaprs86)Did you partition the drive with the disk utility (found on your OSX install disk)?
Before you can format or install on the drive you need to partition it.
After booting up on your install disc and after you get through the license information.
Click on the tools menu and then disk utility
Select the new disk, partition and name it.
If you don't see it in the list then its either not hooked up properly or its defective.MacBook Pro 2.53GHzG4 Cube, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2008 4:12 PM (in response to Mesaprs86)Mesaprs86, Any luck with that drive? I just got the same HD and the new MBP. I also bought an enclosure. I'm completely new to OSX. I have not even turned on the computer yet. Do I install the new drive into the computer and then install the software from the cd? Or do I have to copy the original HD to the new one in an enclosure? I've looked at the videos online, but they all seem to be aimed at people who are replacing a drive that already has been used for awhile. What is the best way to do a completely clean, new install. What did you end up doing Mesaprs86?MBP 2.53, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2008 2:18 AM (in response to raw321)The issue was resolved by simply formatting the new drive through disk utility app. Put the drive in an external casing, open Disk Utility app, reformat, and you should be good to go. After formatting and reinstalling my drive, I ran the install disk and there it was.
You can also try what Michael Flynn suggested in the previous post. I didn't install mine that way because I reformatted before I read his post. Im sure it works and its probably easier.
Hope this helps!
Message was edited by: Mesaprs86MacBook Pro 5,1 (2.4GHz), iPhone 3G (16GB), Mac OS X (10.5.2)