Fresh install on MBP can't find newly install hard drive.

WRXface

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I just bought a new 250GB Hard drive, prepping it for sale due to the last hard drive crashing. i installed it correctly, popped in the snow leopard cd and it can not find a disk to install it on.
 

WRXface

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That's very helpful, but the thing is that it does't recognize it at all.

EDIT: It's a Western Digital Scorpio Blue 250GB 5400RPM
 
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That's very helpful, but the thing is that it does't recognize it at all.

EDIT: It's a Western Digital Scorpio Blue 250GB 5400RPM
It is not recognised in Disk Utility?
What exact MBP do you have?

And do you have an external enclosure/dock for 2.5" S-ATA HDDs, where you could put the new HDD into to see, if it works from there, to eliminate the HDD as problem?
 

WRXface

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Mid 2009 13" macbook pro

I have been looking for my enclosure but I seem to have lost it
 

Ccrew

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simsaladimbamba is right, boot to the install DVD then go to Disc Utility. If you don't see the drive there as available to be formatted you have a larger issue.

OSX won't offer to install until it sees a properly formatted drive available, and that's not going to happen until you get into disc utility and do it.
 

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