Installed new hard drive, cannot see it in Disk Utilities?
After using an overheating fix (see MBP A1226 Logic Board last resort fix for nVidia video chip) for a logic board problem, my hard drive stopped working properly. After research I worked out it was from overheating it. Whatever, a new hard drive is cheaper than a logic board. So I bought a new 160Gb WD Black scorpio SATA and installed it. I can't see it when trying to boot with CD, and not in Disk Utilities either.
Could it be that the hard drive is faulty or the connectors have been messed around with too much? Some of the cables do look a bit tired.
I have been able to connect my old hard drive with external casing and am at the stage of re-loading the OSX.
I haven't had a look under the hood while I have it running to listen if the new hard drive is whirring or not - is this even possible?
Following on from my initial question - I'm not sure how the old hard drive re-loading of OSX went as the screen is not working again (which is what I intentionally overheated it for). I can overheat it again and then try what you have suggested.
Is this a good question?