2009 imac & samsung 840 ssd not seen ..

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  1. sascha h-k, Feb 6, 2013
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    sascha h-k macrumors 6502

    sascha h-k

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    :D, now

    hi all,

    my late 2009 27" got yesterday a samsung 840 500gb ssd but this does'nt appear on desktop, also not seen by diskutility / terminal, .. nothing.

    so useless as i cannot format the drive.

    thanks for any input and help !
     
  2. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    You may want to format it before putting it in the system. I recall having this issue when I put an SSD into my late 2009 27" iMac (OCZ Vertex SSD). I know it's a pain, but if it's not seen by Disk Utility, you'll need to pull the drive out, put it in an enclosure, and format it. Then you should be able to put it back in the iMac and reformat it HFS etc and be on your way.
     
  3. sascha h-k thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. sascha h-k thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i opened the imac putted the ssd in an external enclosure, connected to my mbp and the ssd was immediately recognized, formated guid/hfs+ .. and mounted it back ...

    NO success, no ssd "visible" at all !

    zap pram and all other was done.
     
  6. Mike in Kansas macrumors 6502a

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    If you put your old drive you took out of your iMac back in does it work? Maybe a connector got damaged or something...
     
  7. sascha h-k thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i will see next days as an apple-tech has changed the serial hdd to ssd and he will pick the imac up again tomorrow ...
     
  8. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    Hmmm... very odd!
     
  9. sascha h-k, Feb 8, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2013

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    today all went well ..

    the apple-tech took the imac apart to reach the sata & power-connectors at the motherboard, just reseated them and all was done.

    thank you all for help !
     

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