MBP Optibay HD won't mount. Please help.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by yespi, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. yespi macrumors member

    May 28, 2007
    I recently installed a second HD in my MBP everything worked fine but today the computer wasn't responding so I pushed in the power button till it turned off.

    Now the computer won't mount the HD from the Optibay, I tried repairing it but it won't mount. I get a message " the disk ---- could not be mounted"

    Can anyone please help me.

  2. yespi thread starter macrumors member

    May 28, 2007
    I made a scan with Drive Genius 3 on the hard drive it was working for over 12 hours and found over 600 bad blocks and it wasn't even at 10%.

    Can this be fixed or should I return it since its still in the 30 days I bought it.

  3. shootist macrumors regular

    Dec 8, 2011
    Did you buy it from Mectech with the hard drive in the caddy?

    If so yes return it.

    But first you could try Re-Seating the drive cable on both the caddy and the motherboard. A bad cable and/or it not making good contact can cause all kinds of hard drive problems.

    Even if re-seating the cable works you made have to re-partition and format or Erase and format the drive. The data may have gotten corrupted with the cable not connected correctly.

    Good Luck.
  4. Sirolway macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2009
    Good advice (reseat cable & wipe the disk)

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