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Old Jan 31st, 2007, 03:06 PM   #1
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Macbook hard drive

Hi, I just swapped the 60GB toshiba that came with my macbook for a 120Gb Western digital. The drive seems to fit ok but disk utility wont recognize it! The western digital is SATA. It has kind of a flap over the connectors that the toshiba didnt have... http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...285&cid=HD.517 This is the drive (I know it looks like an IDE drive in the picture but I assure you it is SATA) If anyone has any insight or hints I would really appreciate it!
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Old Jan 31st, 2007, 03:40 PM   #2
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Ok so I looked inside the macbook the SATA Connecter is twisted and turned around inside...does anyone have any idea where I go from here?
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I have no idea what you mean by " ... twisted and turned around inside. ..." The MacBook SATA drive slides out, and you slide the replacement drive in; the connector mates with the end of the drive you insert first. It takes all of 5 minutes to do. You don't need to touch or deal with the connector at all.

Did you follow Apple's instructions to replace the drive (pdf file)?

Can you post a photo or a better description of what the problem seems to be?
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Ok figured it out a peice of rubber that acts as I guess an insulator and sort of a guide rail, got dragged about inside. After completely taking apart the macbook I've gotten it back in place and everything is working perfectly...so far so good.
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After completely taking apart the macbook
I like it when people say things like that...
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Old Jan 31st, 2007, 08:41 PM   #6
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I like it when people say things like that...
It was defintly a learning experience! and the peice of rubber that feel out was glued in... so I've put it back in place and the hard drive rack is holding it firmly in there.
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how did you open the Macbook case?

I have the same problem. When Apple removed the bad hard drive, I noticed the rubber piece was not tight to the side of the case. Now when I try to insert a new hard drive, the rubber bunches up and I cannot fully seat the hard drive. How did you open the case to reseat ther rubber piece?
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