New HDD not Recognized

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Rellikard, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Rellikard macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2010
    So, I have a 2007 white MacBook. At some point, I started getting the flashing folder icon so I replaced the hard drive, installed the OS, etc. After about 5hr, I got the flashing icon again. I removed the HDD, re-installed it, same problem. Removed the HDD, put it inside of an enclosure and booted from USB, the OS works perfectly fine but doesn't work when inside the computer. Thoughts?
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    Bad hard drive cable. Your original HD may have been fine.
  3. session101 macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    yeah check logicboard connection and you might just need to clean the connectors

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