ok yea, careful of static electricity...that's what she said. so it's not on the same bus. i checked the system profiler and it's showing up but doesn't eject on option eject or show up in the apple menu eject button thing. i was considering reinstalling the old drive and seeing if the problem disappears but would rather not have to open this thing up again.
Ok, i started up again using the old HD and the drive works fine and then started up using the new HD and the drive doesn't work. Is it possible the drive self installed some info onto the old drive? I have no clue what's up.
Loc: Florida, USA
Might have a bad MBR or a bad sector. Pop in the OSx install disc and go into the drive setup and make it write zeros on the drive. Then make a partition. Or pop the HD into a PC and try out some harddrive tool program that can check for errors and such. Seagate has a program and I think WesternDigital also has a program that does it and boots off of a CD or Floppy. After that see if you can update the firmware on the drive and if that doesn't help then it's 100% a dead drive.
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