Replacing MacBook SATA drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chadhuston, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. chadhuston macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2007
    I've tried to search around for an answer to this question but I've been unable to find anything.

    I want to replace my MacBook SATA drive. So I bought a SATA drive and brought it home and replaced it. But I noticed that the right side of the replacement SATA drive is missing. On my current SATA drive (came with my MacBook) there are 4 prongs on the right side which what I think is the power source. So when I put in the replacement drive and booted it up it didn't become recognized in the OSX installation menu. Does anyone know if there are SATA drives that come without a power source attached?

    Also I live in Japan so that might make a difference.

    Any help would be appreciated.

  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Did you manage to connect any sort of power to it? Have you formatted the drive in Disk Utility? :)

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