Hard drive in Internal enclosure not recognized - drive is okay if connected via USB

itengineer

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Original poster
Sep 24, 2014
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Hi all,

On a macbook pro laptop - mid 2012/2013, I pressed the power button for 5 seconds while the system was running and it obviously shut down
but then I when I tried to restart, it fails to recognize the hard disk

I pulled out the Hard disk and connected to a USB enclosure and rebooted the system (with no internal drive, drive connected to USB port), it rebooted just fine.

I am at a loss as to how to fix it.:confused:
 

Weaselboy

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Staff member
Jan 23, 2005
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Sounds like the drive cable is bad. Not as common as drive failures, but it does happen. iFixit sells them for a few bucks.
 
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