Hard drive not mounting in G4 quicksilver

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jcgray, May 13, 2009.

  1. jcgray macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2009
    My hard drive from my G4 733mhz wont mount at all. The ? in a blue folder just appears. I have tried to start up from an external mountable drive and the ? again appears. When I disconnect the internal hard drive completely and boot from my external drive it boots up.

    Prior to this problem I took the hard drive from my G4 733Mhz and put it in my G4 867Mhz computer to load a new disk image. I did this as I didn't have access to an external mountable drive then. After doing this the hard drive doesn't mount in either computer and when connected all other mountable drives wont mount. I have the internal drive set to master.

    Any suggestions would be great!

  2. Dave H macrumors 6502

    Dave H

    Mar 2, 2008
  3. davidlv macrumors 65816

    Apr 5, 2009
    Kyoto, Japan
    If you have Disk Warrior, boot up from the DW CD and then, does the disk show up in the list of disks?
    Also check your cables (fully connected?), and make sure there are no bent pins on the drive. Does the drive spin up (power cable connected correctly?)?
    Sounds like a dead drive to me but I can't be sure with the info available....:confused:

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