New Hard Drive - No Startup Chime

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

  1. vashnar macrumors newbie

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    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 6502a

    cyclingplatypus

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    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

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    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.

    Thanks
     

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