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Having trouble with new HDD in macbook!!!
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aspect02
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Sep 2, 2007, 06:56 PM
 
Hey everyone,

I'm new to the scene here so bare with me, please! I just installed a new Seagate hard drive in my Macbook! For some reason when I do a start up with the OS disk given to me with the Macbook, it won't detect the drive to install the OS on the new hdd!? I can plug in my external hard drive and it sees the drive fine! But for some reason not the new internal HDD! There is nothing shown in disk utility either? How do I get this new drive working to install the OS!? I highly appreciate anyones help and or advice!
     
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Sep 2, 2007, 06:58 PM
 
If Disk Utility doesn't see it, chances are good it's not installed properly. One of the cables could be loose. Or else the drive is bad, but that's much less likely.

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aspect02  (op)
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Sep 2, 2007, 07:06 PM
 
I would hope that the drive isn't bad, its brand new! Just grabbed it off the shelf today! This is weird and about to give up here!
     
aspect02  (op)
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Sep 2, 2007, 07:41 PM
 
well I finally got it working! thanks for the reply! very much appreciate the help!
     
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Sep 2, 2007, 08:44 PM
 
What was the problem?
     
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Sep 2, 2007, 09:13 PM
 
Yeah dude, don't run off. Share your knowledge!
     
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Sep 15, 2007, 01:34 AM
 
I'm going to say it'll go something like... "Ooop! I forgot to plug it in!" lol
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chipchen
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Sep 19, 2007, 12:01 PM
 
I'll bet $5 he forgot to go into disk utility to format the drive first.
     
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Sep 19, 2007, 12:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by chipchen View Post
I'll bet $5 he forgot to go into disk utility to format the drive first.
That's what I was thinking.
     
   
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