My Macbook Pro has no hard drive showing up

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Kevin83165, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. Kevin83165 macrumors regular

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    I ordered a refurbed 15" glossy macbook Pro and been anxiously waiting for a week. Well it arrived today. I used my 6 pin firewire cable to transfer my date off an older drive and that went well.

    After I rebooted later on all I get is a folder with a ? mark in the middle. I put in the restore disk and go to disk utility and theres nothing there.

    I know I can send this back to Apple but arrrrrrgh I waited so long. Does anyone think this could be a simple fix?
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Do you have another Mac? If so, have you tried to boot into Target disk mode and seeing if the hard drive shows up that way? (Boot the Mac holding T and then connect it via Firewire to the other Mac.)
     
  3. Kevin83165 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Exactly how do I do this with my iMac? Thanks
     
  4. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Did you keep the hard drive connected vai firewire? it could be trying to boot off of that..
     
  5. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    First you shut down the MacBook Pro and then start it, after you hear the chime, hold down the "T" button. It should go into target disk mode, then connect a FireWire cable to the MacBook Pro and to the iMac, the MacBook Pro's hard drive should show up as a FireWire external hard drive.
     
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    You didn't attempt to clone the iMac to the MacBook Pro, did you? That won't work, and would cause your MBP to fail to boot - especially if the iMac is a PowerPC machine.
     

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