Hard Drive not being read

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  1. Shockley macrumors newbie

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    I just got a new 640 Gb Western Digital scropio blue hard drive and installed it in my mac. After doing this, I booted up the laptop and inserted my snow leopard installation disk to install the OS. When I go to choose a drive to install it to I have zero options on where to install. Even if I go to disk utility, it only reads the snow leopard installation disk and not my hard drive. Any ideas?
     
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  3. Shockley thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's not even showing up on the disk utility menu.
     
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    Sorry, my comprehension abilities are sometimes zero.

    Have you made sure the new HDD is properly connected and seated and do you hear it spinning?

    Do you have an enclosure for 2.5" HDDs where you could put the HDD in?
     
  5. Shockley thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah it's properly connected and seated, and no I do not have an enclosure for it.
     
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    Can you still connect your old HDD and see if that shows up and is still bootable (if Mac OS X still resides on it)?

    An external USB enclosure for 2.5" S-ATA HDDs might only cost 10€ where you live, so maybe that is some kind of investment to make, if you want to use the old HDD as storage/backup.

    Maybe the new HDD is faulty.
     
  7. Shockley thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My old HD does the same thing when I plug it in.
     
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    What MacBook Pro model do you have? When did you buy it? Is there still warranty left? Might it be possible, that you damaged some connector on the MBP during the HDD exchange?

    Have you taken a look at the www.ifixit.com guides?
     
  9. Shockley thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, it must be some connector. I can plug my external hard drive in through the USB, and the macbook will recognize that. I guess I'm gonna have to go to the mac store. :(
     

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