Why is my replaced hard drive not showing in OS X installer
My powerbook's hard drive died a few years back and I just got around to replacing it with a "SEAGATE MOMENTUS 5400.3 - HARD DRIVE - 80GB - INTERNAL - 2.5IN - ULTRA ATA/" (I have a link to pictures where I purchased if needed) I read in the comments that others had used this drive for their powerbooks and I'm hoping it is indeed compatible.
I followed the steps to replace the drive and double checked the ribbon cables but when trying to install OS X, the hard drive does not come up. Also, the keyboard and trackpad were not working. I was able to get around this by using a USB mouse.
The second thing I tried was running the Disk Utility to check if there were hardware problems. I ran the extended test and everything was recognized and tested correct.
I read on another answer to check the jumpers, but I do not believe this HD has jumpers..
I intend to go back at it tonight and re-open the laptop to make sure any cables weren't pulled loose.
Any ideas? Let me know if I can explain anything more clearly. Thanks for your help!
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