Computer wont recognize HDD or boot off CD
Received a used powerbook g4, HDD was dead. I had received a replacement HDD wich i was told was formatted with windows and that once installed i would have to reformat to apple OS of course. I installed the new HDD and its not being recognized. Ive tried booting from disc, doesnt work i just get the Apple logo on the screen but wont go past it. Also ive tried a few other button combos that i read up on in other threads and even on this site. The disc im using is OS Panther 10.3. I contacted a friend and he said that maybe the HDD requires a jumper in order to boot properly. Wondering if i should just purchase a new unformatted HDD or try to salvage the one i have. Will update with the model and other info for HDD after i take the beast apart for the 10th time!. Any questions are welcomed as well as advice. THanks!
HDD is a seagate 5400.2 ......its connected with the cable same as the stock one was... 4 pins at the end still exposed...not sure if it should be left how it is ( wich isnt working) or if i should put it on Cable select or what have you, seeing as i know nothing about this part ..
When i try booting by holding down C the apple logo apears but it will sit on the same screen for hours on end.... wont go past it... Also when i try to boot holding command S it will not bring up the black screen with txt....when it boots normally it tries to boot the CD but a circle with a line through it pops up... :-( no clue what is going on
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