Hard Drive not seen by MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Cowboy59, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Cowboy59 macrumors newbie

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    My HD recently crashed and I purchased a new Hitachi 1TB drive. I installed the unit in the MacBook and it would not read. I subsequently installed in another MacBook I have and was able to successfully load the drive and perform a Time Machine recovery.

    I have now taken the drive out and re-installed it in the original MacBook wish suffered the hard drive crash. It still will not recognize that the drive is installed.

    What might be the problem and what should I attempt to diagnose. Note: the pins on the drive connector do not appear to be damaged in any way.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance.

    Tim
     
  2. Service Droid macrumors newbie

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    13" aluminium unibody?

    If so most likely the hard drive cable connecting to the logic board.
     
  3. Cowboy59 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is a 2007 model that has a black poly-carbonite case. There do not appear to be any connectors that are unattached. I am wondering if the board has gone bad? If so is the unit worth repairing?
     

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