Upgrading the hard drive on a Powerbook 1.67 - Problems

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by milfredo, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2008
    I'm trying to install a 250Gig IDE drive into my Powerbook 1.67 but when I try to install OSX the disk can't be seen. When I put the old disk back in it works fine so it looks as though the new HD is not compatible. The disk is a Western Digital WD2500BEVE does anyone know why this might not work and what I should be looking for when buying a new drive?

  2. macrumors 68040


    Aug 7, 2005
    Up the irons
    Put your OS X DVD in the optical drive and restart holding the C key or option key. Go to disk utility and format the new hard drive to journaled hfs+
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2008
    Bugger, forgot about this! I shall try again tomorrow. Thanks very much.
  4. macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    The disk works, I paid a 3rd party apple authorized center to install it for me this last week, and it's extremely quiet compared with my old toshiba HD.

    Good luck with your replacement.

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