PB Internal HD disappeared, help?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by someguy, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. someguy macrumors 68020

    someguy

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    So a friend of mine got the old "?" Folder upon booting his 17" PowerBook G4 and asked for my help.

    Upon booting to his OS X Installation Disk, I can see that the hard drive does not appear in Disk Utility, Startup Disk, or the Installer itself.

    I tried zapping the PRAM, booting to Safe Mode, etc. No help there.


    Now, I've done a few searches (here and on Google) and it seems like his hard disk may have crapped out, but I don't want to tell him the bad news if there is a chance that may not be the case.

    So my question is what else can I try to verify that this is the case? I would hate to have him spend his money on something like this if he doesn't need it.

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. someguy thread starter macrumors 68020

    someguy

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    Is that your way of saying that there's nothing more I can do in terms of resurrecting this hard drive?
     
  3. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    No its my way of saying i dont know about disc failure (IF thats what it is) but theres
    people who do
     

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