Swapping a Hard Drive with a Macmini

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by daschulz, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. daschulz macrumors newbie

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    Is there any reason a 60GB SATA Hard Drive from an Intel Core Duo MacMini (partitioned with boot camp for a 40/20 OSX Leopard/WindowsXP split) wouldn't work in a MacBook 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo?

    I can't get the Macbook to even recognize that the drive is installed. I've started using the DVD, Disk Utility wont acknowledge it. I used every key combo I can find to force it to look for the OS, tried starting in Target mode and connecting to another Mac. If its plugged into the Macbook nothing can see it. And "Yes" it is fully seated, I've done this several times now.

    When I use an external 2.5" enclosure it comes up just fine on my other Macs. My other macs are G5 so I don't expect them to recognize it as a Startup disk, but I can access both partitions and see my system files.

    Thanks,
    Dave
     
  2. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

    waterskier2007

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    why would u put that drive in a macbook, jw
     
  3. daschulz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Compatibility.

    I'm trying to determine the drives and softwares compatibility. I'm trying to sell it.
     
  4. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

    waterskier2007

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    oh, gotcha, well sorry im not much help i dont fool around with drive swapping
     

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