Hard Drive Failure; New SSD Not Recognized

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bathtime, May 25, 2011.

  1. bathtime macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2011
    While I was using my 2010 13" Macbook Pro it shut down. When I restarted I got the question mark within the folder. When I restarted booting to the OSX disc, disk utility didn't recognize a hard drive.

    I assumed there was a hard drive failure. My Macbook fell a couple feet off my bed on to carpet a couple days prior - perhaps this was related to the failure.

    I bought an Intel 320 SSD 120GB and installed it. Alas, disk utility is still not recognizing a hard drive. Does this mean I have a bigger problem than a hard drive failure?

    Thanks in advance for any help! I've been doing a lot of research online on a fix, but am stuck at this point. My Applecare expired last month and I didn't extend it.
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    Do you have another computer that you could check the SSD on?
  3. bathtime thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2011
    Thanks. My girlfriend has a 2010 white Macbook, I can try installing it on that.

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