Can't see HDD from
bought 4 PB G4 15's @ surplus auction, one a 1.67 with no power ; thanks to university requirement, none had hdd's.
Starting a teardown to see if a cannibalized DC board was the answer, discovered the keyboard/power switch cable disconnected...while here, new hdd time, but the only one available is an XP drive from a Dell...no prob, sez I, I'll let the OS 10.4 Disk Utility re partition and format. Of course, not to be, as the DU doesn't see the hdd, nor does the Installer.
If this was a PC, I could always run a Kill Disk as a last resort should quicker methods fail.
So I ask, is there a method I could employ that will save having to open this up, pull the drive and use a PC to bring this drive into a recognizable state to load 10.4?
Is this a good question?