15" Mid-2009 MacBook Pro not booting with new HDD!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MrCheeto, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    I just mirrored the internal hard drive of this MBP to another SATA drive. I booted it successfully via USB. Now when I put it inside and plug it to the SATA port, nothing! I get NO bootable devices!

    It's a Seagate Momentus (9rt14g-500) in a MacBookPro5,4

    Oddly, this drive has jumper pins but NO jumpers included! I had a similar problem where a drive wouldn't boot because it had no jumpers...but that was a PATA drive!

    What gives!! Help please!
     
  2. MrCheeto thread starter macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    Tried putting a jumper on. Seagate says the only use is as a throughput limiter. I set it to that setting, no different. What's going on?

    Does this have anything to do with the noise I keep hearing about 15" and 17" MacBook Pros' SATA ports.
     

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