Disk Utility Does Not Recognize My iFixit Replaced 160GB Hard Drive
My G4 suddenly decided its hard drive was unrecogizable. I figured it had died the death, went to ifixit for a new one and got busy. Today was replacement day and I thought everything had gone well. But neither the computer nor the Disk Utility on my MacOSX install disk can locate the replacement for formatting, or any other, purposes. One "answer" is that new replacement hard drive from ifixit is also dead, but that is something I admit is a bit hard to get my head around. If I connect my storage hard drive to the computer and select one of my backup hard drives the G4 computer does not seem to know the difference; i.e. if runs well. It just does not seem interested in any of the hard drives INSTALLED in it. Any thoughts?
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All three of these responses sure seem reasonable to me. After I've verified that the ata controller is working I'll attempt to remove and replace the cable that everyone seems to think COULD be at the bottom of the problem. Awesome input from an awesome iFixit forum! And I do intend to leave a comment if I've been able to successfully resolve this problem. Thank you all!
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Let's see, after my laptop stopped acknowledging that it HAD a hard drive, so far I have replaced a working hard drive, replaced the laptop's hard drive cable connecting it to the logic board and still I am no closer to having a laptop that works the way it should. Actually, it was a used unit and always did have a "life" of its own. The fact that, using an external hard drive as the Startup Disk, allows it to function more or less "normally" in probably as good as this laptop will ever have it. At this point I'm considering permanently removing the laptop's hard drive and HD cable, just ending the charade for now and seeing what, if any, options exist in the future. Gotta know when to hold 'em, and when to fold 'em.
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