Powerbook G4 won't read any internal hard drive

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by doguhan, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, the other day when I booted up my G4 the question mark folder icon popped up. I followed some online fixes to try to solve the problem which did not work as well. I tried reinstalling the OS and when I get to the part where it asks to select the drive to install the OS on, nothing shows up. So I swapped the internal hard drive with a known working 80 gb notebook harddrive and the same issue still comes up. Same thing happens when I go to disk utility, it only recognizes the OS DVD and doesn't recognize any hard drive (for both the hard drives that I tried out).

    Has anyone had this happen before or know what to do? Any advice will be helpful.
     
  2. macrumors Core

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    #2
    You did reformat the 2nd HD with Disk Utility first didn't you?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    No I have not because disk utility does not see any of the drives either. Is that something I need to do on another Mac then install the drive and try installing the OS on that?
     

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