New drive in Macbook - does not appear in Disk Utility on DVD or FW

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sean Dempsey, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. Sean Dempsey macrumors 68000

    Sean Dempsey

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    I put a new hard drive into my macbook, installed it properly as far as I know, but it does not appear in Disk Utility, either from booting from the FireWire copy of the OS, or from the DVD disk utility.

    What could be wrong here? It's a SATA drive so there are no jumpers, and I assume it is formatted for windows from the store (its a WD).

    All I can think of is that it's not installed right... but I was able to replace the L panel under the battery and put the batter back in properly.

    what could be wrong here?
     
  2. Sean Dempsey thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sean Dempsey

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    UPDATE: Nevermind. Apparently it is QUITE possible to put the drive/tray assembly upside down into the macbook and still be able to close up the cover and battery.

    It's working now, I'm an idiot.
     
  3. panzer06 macrumors 68030

    panzer06

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    Glad you got it working. That sort of thing always makes my stomach drop and then it turns out to be something simple.

    Cheers,
     

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