hard drive not present in disk utility?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by excalibur313, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. excalibur313 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2003
    Cambridge, MA
    I have an old powerbook g4 running 10.3. Recently on boot up i got the question mark folder icon. I booted off a leopard install cd and went to disk utility and it doesn't even see that a drive is there. Does this mean that I am out of luck or what should my next step be?

    PS- I actually got it to boot up and the disk utility says the smart status is failing, so i think it might be time to jump ship...
  2. isleofjib macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2007
    i just had the same thing happen and it was the hard drive that failed. back up and replace would be my advice.

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