macbook won't see new ssd

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zigge, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. zigge macrumors newbie

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    hello guys,

    my mac recently crashed and when we tried to start it back up it couldn't find any os, and wouldn't see my hdd via internet recovery.
    so i bought a new ssd to replace the old harddrive. after installing everything and starting up trough internet recovery i went to disk utility, wanting to format my ssd
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    now here comes my problem.
    in disk utility it won't show/see the new ssd.

    what do i do?
    is there another problem with my mac?
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    Which MacBook do you have?
    What brand drive do you have?
    What are you booting from to be able to "get to" the screen posted above?
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Bad drive cable. Fairly common issue and likely the problem all along.
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    What version of OS X
    What size MBP
    What year MBP.

    Without that information nobody can help you.
     
  5. zigge thread starter macrumors newbie

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    macbook pro medio 2012, 13 inch and the new ssd is a sandisk ultra II 240 gb
     
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    The 13's are notorious for having finicky hard drive cables.

    If I was a betting man, I'd put my money on that being the problem.
     
  7. chabig macrumors 68040

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    It could be the cable, but more likely is that you didn't get the connectors mated quite right. I would reseat the cables before doing anything else.
     
  8. zigge thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i reseated and air cleaned all the connectors and it still didn't work so i went online and placed an order for a new drive cable
     
  9. hallux macrumors 68020

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    In all likelihood this will fix the problem. Your original drive may actually be just fine and the cable was the problem all along (as noted by someone else). Now you get to decide, return the SSD and just fix the issue or take the opportunity to upgrade the system and keep the SSD.
     
  10. PolygonWRLD macrumors newbie

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    You could try and put the SSD into an disk enclosure and attempt to format to show whether it is an issue with the drive or with the drive cable.
     
  11. zawark8 macrumors member

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