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bruceleeroy
Aug 6, 2011, 11:02 PM
Hey guys my 2008 A1237 Macbook Air's HD died and I sprung for the 120gb on IfixIT. No matter what I have tried though on boot-up disk utility doesn't recognize the Hard Drive. I have tried plugging it in over and over and I get nothing. Any tips on what I am missing or could try?



macbookpro45
Aug 7, 2011, 12:07 AM
what was the outgoing hdd and what is the incoming hdd? give model #'s & brand

bruceleeroy
Aug 7, 2011, 01:24 AM
Original HDD was a:
661-4493 Hard drive, 80GB, PATA, 4200 - Macbook Air 1.6-1.8GHz A1237

Replacement HDD was:

MacBook Air (Original) 120 GB Hard Drive
Samsung / 1.8" form factor / 5mm thick / 120 GB Unformatted / 4200 RPM (http://www.ifixit.com/Apple-Parts/MacBook-Air-Original-120-GB-Hard-Drive/IF107-073)

bruceleeroy
Aug 8, 2011, 12:54 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

No ideas huh :(

Cynicalone
Aug 8, 2011, 12:58 PM
So if you boot from a DVD or Snow Leopard disk it doesn't show up in Disk Utility?

bruceleeroy
Aug 10, 2011, 02:11 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

Nope I get nothing. The only thing that makes sense is that the hard drive was DOA.