harddrive help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dmitch03, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. dmitch03 macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2006
    I recently installed a bigger harddrive in my ibook g4 12" the harddrive I bought was a seagate 100gb that is mac compatable but its not reading the hdd when i try to install 10.4. anyone know any possible problems???
  2. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

    Aug 27, 2003
    Have you tried formatting it with Disk Utility? (look in the top menu when you reach the part where it won't read.)
  3. dmitch03 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2006
    Ya I tried that, It wont even show it exists, all it shows is the cd drive
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    As much as this sucks, I'd head back into the machine and check the connections. Disk Utility on the OSX discs should at least be able to see the drive, even if it's unformatted. :)

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