powerbook doesn't see the HDD

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by dakmary, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. dakmary macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2008
    I just replaced the HDD for my powerbook G4 12", by my self. I restarted the computer using the CD that came with the machine when I first bought it, and when I reach stage number 3, when the system ask where do I want to install the OS, I get no choice. there is no hard drive appears so I can choose it.. :confused:
    I disassembled and assembled the machine several time to make sure that I didn't miss up any thing, but I kept getting the same problem..!!! Apple said they will fix it for $300 :(

    any thoughts plzzzzz..
  2. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    Have you formatted the HDD using Disk Utility on the OS X install disc?
  3. dakmary thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2008
    I just did..
    the problem solved


    now I can wait for the new MBP:apple:

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