MacBook won´t detect internal hdd

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by knutkk, May 30, 2009.

  1. knutkk macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2009

    I was surfing the web, and suddenly the wheel started spinning and my MacBook locked up. I tried rebooting, only to see a folder with a question mark on it. So I tried to boot from the DVD and use Disk Utility to repair my HDD. But Disk Utility didn´t detect my hdd. So I assumed that the drive was dead and bought another one and istalled it.
    The new hdd was not recongized by my machine either. Then I took the old hdd and installed it in a external case which connects to the computer with USB and I managed to boot OS X from it.

    Anyone knows how I can make my MacBook detect my internal SATA drive?

    All help is appreciated :)
  2. u49aa2 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2008
    Between Heaven and Hell
    somebody i remember had similar problem to you. He/she renamed the HD to the original name (e.g. back to macintosh HD or whatever the name of your hard drive). i know it seem stupid and doesn't make sense, however it worked. Just try it.
  3. knutkk thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2009
    Tried it

    I tried what you suggested, it didn´t work..:mad:

    Any other ideas?:confused:

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