MBP not recognizing new HDD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kirbdog, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. Kirbdog macrumors regular


    Feb 3, 2005
    Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
    I recently purchased a refurbished 15" MBP 2.4 santa rosa from the Apple Store. As it only came with a 160GB HDD I picked up a 500GB for it. After installing and rebooting from the install disc the machine cannot find the new drive. Thus making it impossible to re-install the OS.
    Has anyone else had this problem? Any advice would be appreciated.

    I re-checked to make sure I have a compatible drive as wellas all the connections. I reinstalled the original drive as I need it for a business trip in a few days.
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    Did you initialize the drive? You know, right after the language selection of the Installer DVD, where you launch Disk Utility from the menu bar?

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