[Resolved] cMP not detecting HDD in slots.

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  1. 128keaton, Jan 20, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2015

    128keaton macrumors 68020

    128keaton

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    Hey guys, I have a cMP1,1 that isn't detecting a HDD at all. The HDD is detected fine in my external dock, and another HDD works fine in the same port. Suggestions?
     
  2. Loa macrumors 65816

    Loa

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    Hello,

    1) Have you tried looking for it with Disk Utility?

    2) Boot from the recovery partition and see if Disk Utility sees it from there. (It will eliminate a whole of of variables from your regular login.)

    Loa
     
  3. Rachelkruse macrumors newbie

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    Try with other machine if problem is same then go with disk utility.
     
  4. 128keaton thread starter macrumors 68020

    128keaton

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    I tried with my dock, I don't have another machine that can use this HDD that is easily accessible.

    1. Yes, not detected, (even tried diskutil list).
    2. Booted to the installer, also not detected.

    The port works, I put my main, bootable HDD in there and it worked fine.

    I've reset the PRAM twice and the SMC twice.
     
  5. Loa macrumors 65816

    Loa

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    Hello,

    Just to make sure: did you try to boot using the recovery partition, *not* to try and reinstall, just to access the disk utility from a "neutral" and safe boot volume.

    Last thing, do you have an old Apple DVD you could boot with, using an older OS?

    Loa
     
  6. 128keaton thread starter macrumors 68020

    128keaton

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    I do not have a recovery partition, long story, but I have a bootable copy of the OS X installer with Disk Utility on a USB pen drive.

    I have a copy of Leopard, but no DVD/CD drive.
     
  7. 128keaton thread starter macrumors 68020

    128keaton

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    Ended up being a physical issue. Some odd coating on the DATA pins of the drive. A screwdriver and some alcohol wipes fixed that!
     
  8. Loa macrumors 65816

    Loa

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    Lucky! :) Enjoy your drive!

    Loa
     
  9. flowrider macrumors 601

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    Glad you figured it out!

    Lou
     

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