How can I get my system to recognize my stock internal HD?
Recently, my iMac stopped recognizing my internal hard drive (the stock one, never replaced). I'm able to boot from an external hard drive, but not from the internal hard drive, which I can't see in Disk Utility either. There are no errors or anything, it's just not there. I can see the SATA controller in System Profiler, but it's not recognizing any devices. How can I fix this?
When searching around, I saw similar scenarios, but with MacBook Pros, where the solution was usually to replace the SATA cable. Is SATA cable failure also probable for iMacs? Even if it is, is there anything else I can try first, software-wise? Also, if the hard drive was damaged, would it give some kind of error or could it also disappear silently? Thanks in advance.
Is this a good question?