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Hi. I have a Macbook 10.5.7 Leopard and a WD 320 gb hard drive. When I plug in the hard drive to my Macbook, it no longer recognizes, meaning the computer doesnt even recognize there is something plugged into it.

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Some things coming to my mind are
1) the hard drive doesnt have mac partitions
2)the hard drive is not correctly formatted
3)the rom chip on the pcb lost information
4) the drive corrupted one of its firm ware modules usually the ata module.
if you cant solve this problem pm me.

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Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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