Why doesn't my iMac recognize my new hard drive?
I recently came into possession of a EMC 2308 iMac with a failing hard drive (the computer could be booted in recovery mode, but its S.M.A.R.T. status was failing). As I had nothing I needed to recover from the old hard drive, I bought a new one to replace it.
After replacing the drive, I started up the computer with a USB bootable copy of OSX connected. I was met with a blank white screen. This was the case no matter which keyboard shortcuts I used to start the computer.
I opened the computer back up and removed the hard drive completely, and the computer was able to boot in recovery mode from the USB drive. However, when I go to startup disk, the USB drive is not listed there. Reinstalling the hard drive still causes the computer to boot to a blank white screen.
Does anybody have any idea where the issue could lie? I have exhausted most of the potential solutions that are available online, and I want to make sure I am not missing something before I declare the new hard drive DOA.
Is this a good question?