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Newly installed, Seagate drive suddenly unrecognizable

Hi, On June 24th I purchased a 750 GB 7200 RPM Seagate SATA Hard Drive (kit) for my 2007 Macbook. I backed up my entire old drive (160 GB) onto my Time Machine, formatted the new drive, and installed it into my Macbook. Up until July 3rd things were running smoothly. I powered on my Macbook only to get a dark gray folder icon with a question mark inside of it. After much frustration I took my computer to the Apple Store to see what was going on and they said that my computer is not able to recognize my new drive. What can I do, need to do, or should I do?

I've also removed the new drive place it inside of an enclosure, plugged it into my iMac and it's still not showing up on my desktop.

Please help.

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That machine supports SATA I - drives. There are a wide variety of 750 GB HD (kit). You don't specify where you bought the drive, its SATA version, or the exact version of the laptop (4) possible.

I believe you had a read/write crash because many new drives do not work well on old systems. We have had many people here with freezes and crashes because drives that were promised to work with their laptop in fact did not.

I would contact your vender, and Seagate (those drives do have a warranty).

Good Luck,

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Thanks machead3, I bought the drive from And I only bought it after watching one of their repair videos on how to install a new drive in a Macbook that had the same exact specs as mine.


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