80 gb hard drive from apple pro book does not work
We replaced our 15 " book with a new one ,but took the hard drive out of the old one to use as an external hard drive .It was in stalled in a enclosure Power and firewire are connected.the light on the hard drive flashes.we dont see any sign of live on the desk top.What can be wrong.
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Re: 80 gb hard drive from apple pro book does not work
Try using Disk Utility to mount the drive. This can be found in the Utilities folder within the main applications folder. Launch Disk utility and see if the drive comes up in the list of drives down the left hand side. I presume that the hard drive in the enclosure is spinning. You can normally hear it, and feel a constant light vibration.
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Check Other World Computing. It's a great company. You can use the 'OWC Upgrade Center' to figure out what drive to get. You plug in your 'books details and it shows you only the drives that will work in your model. It can depend on if its a Unibody etc.
You can install a 1 terabyte in some models. Again, depending on how old and which mode you have.
They also have videos showing how to install drives, iPod batteries and all sorts of usefull stuff... I've bought a few drives from them. I ordered the wrong one the first time and they took it back and sent me the correct one, no problem.
OWC's address is www.macsales.com
You can also go to powerbookmedic.com for an HD and help on how to install it. They also sell kits to install a HD in the optical drive space.
try replacing all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ? good luck
This is one of those questions that's virtually impossible to answer, it could be anything.
Your best option is to take to a mac specialist (the dealer where you bought it) or to an Apple Store if you have one near by.
It may not need a new hard drive, it may just be corrupted and need sorting out. On the other hand it could have failed mechanically and will need to be replaced - check your warranty. There have been a number of reports of HDs failing in some models and Apple have replaced them free of charge as there was a manufacturing fault at the HD factory that didn't come to light until the drives had been running for about a year.
You have been using Time Machine to back up your work haven't you?
when it restarts, does it immidiately restart again? like a cycle? that happened to my old compputer, the hard drive was shot. mabe that's what happened to you. a new hard drive for apple classic 80 gb ipod i found was around $150-$170 ouch. take it to apple, ask them to run diagnostics, tell them you think your hard drive is worn out or something.