New Hard Drive - No Startup Chime

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by vashnar, May 20, 2008.

  1. vashnar macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2008
    I just installed a 120GB Hitachi Travelstar ATA drive in my wife's 1.2Ghz G4 iBook and when reassembled, there's nothing... no startup chime even. This is the second time this has happened - returned the first drive and got a new one and it's happening again. Last time, I put the old drive back in and no problems.

    Can anyone help with what I might be doing wrong?
  2. cyclingplatypus macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2007
    This may seem obvious but did you format it correctly and choose the right Map Scheme in Disk Utilities?
  3. vashnar thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2008
    Maybe I'm Dumb

    I assumed I'd be able to startup from my Leopard disk to install on the new drive.

    Keep in mind, NOTHING happens when the power button is pushed.


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