Mac cannot find new internal HDD I have installed
I have seen this question asked before, but always for different computers or with fixes that have not worked for me. I feel as if there is something very simple I am missing, so here goes:
I have just replaced my HDD with a Seagate 500 gb HDD. I originally replaced it it with a WD 1 TB HDD and got the same problem of the blinking folder with a ? mark on startup, and when inquiring their help line i was told that my computer couldn't support 1 TB, but 500 should be fine because my mac already had an HDD with 750 GB.
I was using OSX Lion, but do not have my install disk anymore, so I installed a patch to use recovery mode, however when I try to reinstall OSX via internet recovery with my new internal HD installed, it does not detect any drive present. The Install OSX section is just blank. I do not think any hardware was damaged during the swap, because when i use my old HD the computer still boots up normally.
i'm unfamiliar with lots of tech language, but maybe the problem has to do with my computer not handling 6 gb SATA? i am currently downloading any software updates i have not already in the hopes that it will detect my hard drive, but any help would be greatly appreciated. thankyou!!!
Is this a good question?